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Daily Slop: Griffin and Gruden Excited to get top Weapons Back; Redskins Return Home To Prepare For Browns

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Griffin and Gruden excited to get top weapons back
"It’s great to have everybody healthy," Griffin said. "We’ve had them out here in practice for a couple days now, and it really wasn’t that way in training camp. One was out, the other was out, both were out. So it’s good to have them both back." Garcon agreed. "It should be fun. We do have a lot of weapons that have been banged up," he said. "But to be out there Monday night, showing everybody our offense, it definitely will be fun and exciting and we look forward to getting out there on the field."

Breaking Down the Redskins Wide Receiver Depth Chart |

Adam Hayward’s signing was no splash, yet he makes waves on Redskins’ special teams - The Washington Post
According to tight end Logan Paulsen, the 6-foot-1, 240-pound Hayward has brought a "wild, special team energy" to a unit that struggled last season. "You couldn’t put your finger on one thing; it was an accumulation of issues," Paulsen said Thursday when asked what undermined the unit last season. "It was an accumulation of issues."

Washington Redskins wake-up call - ESPN
ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Redskins practice at 8:35 a.m. Friday, their last practice open to the media this summer. The NFL mandates that practic

Observations from the Redskins’ first practice back in Ashburn
"The most exciting thing was before we left Richmond, the offense really took it to the defense the last day and I think they remembered that — I know the coaches remembered that — so today they geared it up a notch," Coach Jay Gruden said. "Offensively, we didn’t quite match the intensity level, so it was great to see our defense come out with a chip on their shoulder, rush the quarterback, communicate very well in two-minute, and they had a great day today."

Washington Redskins notes: Phillip Thomas returns - ESPN
ASHBURN, Va. -- Some quick notes from Redskins Park on Thursday: Safety Phillip Thomas returned to practice for the first time since July 31 after

Tight End Matt Veldman: 'I'm An All-Around Player'
Signed by the Redskins on Thursday, Matt Veldman said he's an "all-around player" who can be moved around easily in an offense.

RGIII told Johnny Manziel what he liked and disliked about Kyle Shanahan’s offense - The Washington Post

Two Heisman Trophy winners talked about Kyle Shanahan's offense during a commercial shoot.

Shawn Lauvao, Trent Williams working with O-line guru Bentley | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Redskins Return Home To Prepare For Browns

The Washington Redskins on Thursday had their first preseason practice at Redskins Park after spending the past three weeks at training camp in Richmond, Va.

Redskins coach Jay Gruden’s style echoes predecessors - The Washington Post

Gruden's brisk practices, no-nonsense demeanor, confidence, faith in assistants and game-planning are reminders of other Redskins coaches of the modern era.

Jay Gruden wants game-day improvement - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN

ASHBURN, Va. -- The first preseason game enabled the coaches to learn more about their players. It also enabled Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden t

Redskins' Jarvis Jenkins working to be 'the guy they drafted me to be' | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Jenkins is in the fourth and final year of his rookie contract and it’s time for him to make a statement. And he knows it. "I’ve got to come in and be the guy that they drafted me to be, trust my technique, get the little things down," he said.

Breaking Down the Redskins Tight End Battle After the 1st Preseason Game | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog

Alfred Morris is ‘Steady Eddie’ in Jay Gruden’s eyes

Robert Griffin III downplays game against Kyle Shanahan, Johnny Manziel - Washington Times

Griffin said Thursday that he doesn't have much interest in seeing what the Browns do offensively Monday night under Shanahan, who was the Redskins' offensive coordinator the past four years, or even how Manziel performs.