DeSean Jackson missing practice:
DeSean Jackson had a personal matter to attend to today and will be back tomorrow, Gruden said.— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) June 9, 2015
Jamison Crowder's domestic abuse allegations:
Gruden wouldn't comment further on WR Jamison Crowder and his off-field situation. NFL still investigating circumstances. Crowder was at OTA— Brian McNally (@bmcnally14) June 9, 2015
Gruden says LB Ryan Kerrigan (knee), TE Jordan Reed (knee) and LT Trent Williams (ankle) continue to rehab from injuries.— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) June 9, 2015
Gruden says Amerson is working hard, wants to get better, hasn't hung his head.— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) June 9, 2015
Joint Texans Practices/Hard Knocks:
Gruden says Allen reached out to Texans after hearing Saints dropped out.— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) June 9, 2015
Gruden on training camp practices with #Texans and Hard Knocks: "I'm sure they'll sneak a camera shot in on us..."— Brian McNally (@bmcnally14) June 9, 2015
Gruden: road trip for 1st preseason game this year/deal w Richmond made it tricky for joint practice but Texans were willing to travel.— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) June 9, 2015
Gruden said he isn't worried about Hard Knocks cameras out there.— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) June 9, 2015
"Everybody understands in pro football, man, there's going to be somebody behind you, somebody next to you you're going to have to compete with every day," Gruden said. "In order to keep your job, you've got to maintain a high level of excellence.""If you're a starter right now, you've got to maintain it," he said. "Otherwise, somebody is going to be right on your heels. That's the way it should be. We have great competition at every position. It's exciting to watch these guys play."
Offensive Line Versatility:
Tom Compton practiced at left tackle and right guard this week.
"You have to be able to play right guard, left guard and center. You have to move around. You have to practice it," Gruden said. "That's why these guys are moving around so much. So on game day it's, ‘OK, get at left guard... but I've never taken a snap,' you know what I mean? So it's very important to get their reps."
Gruden praised the team's offensive line and coach Bill Callahan for "working very well together" this offseason.
"Their communication is excellent and they're all learning and they're all getting better," Gruden said, "and that's kind of the theme around here."
Play calling with Sean McVay:
Gruden says b/c he and Sean McVay think game the same, how they split play calling this year isn't a major issue.— Brian McNally (@bmcnally14) June 9, 2015
Offensive coordinator Sean McVay called some of the plays during the two-minute drill. Jay Gruden said either coach can handle the duties.— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) June 9, 2015
New Strength Coach:
#Redskins have a hand placement expert, Master Joe Kim, that has been added to strength staff to help with all position groups.— Chris Russell (@Russellmania980) June 9, 2015
Best #Redskins quote of 2015, Jay Gruden on Tress Way: "Directionals – whatever, man. He boots the crap out of it, that’s all I know."— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayCSN) June 11, 2015