Coach Jay Gruden listed a number of players who, mostly because of injury, won't play vs. the Browns: linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (precautionary as he returns from knee surgery), receiver DeSean Jackson (shoulder), tight end Logan Paulsen (toe), corner Bashaud Breeland (knee), receiver Jamison Crowder (hamstring), linebacker Will Compton (groin) and corner David Amerson (shoulder).
Had a chance to watch Junior Galette work during individual drills and it's clear he plays with more explosion than most players on the Redskins. I posted a video of him on my Facebook account, but during individual drills, Galette crouches lower than anyone else and springs off the snap. It'll certainly add a different look once he can play.
Tight end Logan Paulsen. He went to see Dr. Robert Anderson in North Carolina on Tuesday to determine the severity of his toe injury. Paulsen has been one of the Redskins top three tight ends, though he's more of a blocker. He, too, has bulked up this offseason to better handle the blocking duties. With Paulsen out, it's a good opportunity for players such as Chase Dixon, Je'Ron Hamm and Devin Mahina. The first two have jumped out more this summer.
Robert Griffin III was about as sharp as he has been all summer, completing seven of seven passes in 11 on 11 work. It should be noted that since they were not wearing pads they were not going at full speed. Still, the Redskins have run practices at similar speeds during this camp and Griffin has not been as sharp.
Perhaps Griffin will play more in the preseason at the behest of Cavanaugh. Last year he was the QB coach of the Bears and Jay Cutler, an established quarterback, threw 42 passes in the preseason. The previous year Cutler threw 34 preseason passes. 35 43 48 37 Cavanaugh was the quarterbacks coach of the Jets from 2009-2012. Mark Sanchez threw an average of 41 passes during the preseason. It appears that Cavanaugh is a believer in getting his quarterbacks at least a game's worth of pass attempts in during the preseason.