corners: It'll be a focus for a few weeks as the Redskins try to find one player who can take over for Bashaud Breeland in the season opener (and possibly Week 2). Justin Rogers has the edge and the most experience working here (more on him in another post). Safety Kyshoen Jarrett will get reps here; it'll take him time but I think he's smart enough to handle such a role. Also, rookie Tevin Mitchel played slot in college and has been up-and-down as you would expect. At times I like what I've seen from him; other times he needs to grow. But he played here at Arkansas. We should get an update, too, on Mitchel's sprained shoulder.
Griffin hit receiver Andre Roberts in stride on a slant, though coach Jay Gruden could be heard yelling "hit it!" before Griffin threw. Couldn't tell if that meant he wanted the ball out quicker or not. Regardless, Griffin hit Roberts in stride.
Tight end Niles Paul: "We play cards. Me and [Darrel Young] we're the spades champs on the team. You can write that. If anybody wants to play me and Darrel Young in spades, that's a call out. We usually get in games every other day, and especially on an off day. It's me and DY, we just run whoever comes. It's a call out. If you want to play us, come play us.
Three times they went against one another. Three times Williams won the matchup. If you watch Williams up close, you see how patient he is, how good his base is and how quick he can move. But it starts with his patience. He does not react until he sees the defender make a move, so he can then adjust accordingly. Because of his footwork, he can be that patient.
Terrace Knighton blew through Kory Lichtensteiger on a one-on-one pass protection drill. It should be noted that these drills favor the defense. Even given that, Steiger will need help against big, athletic nose tackles. Fortunately there aren't too many like Knighton out there.
The prognosis that came back, however, was quite optimistic given initial expectations. Jay Gruden said on Saturday that they expect him to be out four to six weeks with a sprained MCL. The Redskins' season opener is six weeks from today. Breeland has been suspended for that game so he is first eligible to play on September 20 in Week 2 against the Rams. Should there be a setback he could miss that game and return the next Thursday night against the Giants or, since that is a short week, possibly on October 4 against the Eagles.
McCloughan likely was referring to a possible suspension of Galette following domestic violence charges against him in January. The charges were dropped but that doesn't men that the NFL will not act on the incident. The matter is under investigation. As we saw with the suspension of Bashaud Breeland coming down almost a year after the marijuana possession arrest that triggered it and the Tom Brady suspension, the league works on its own timetable.