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Jay Gruden Presser: Josh Norman and Trent Williams are leaders

Jay Gruden answers questions from Redskins training camp

NFL: Washington Redskins-OTA Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Roughing the passer rule emphasis:

Starters playing vs Ravens:

Josh Norman:

“Yeah, I think he’s finding his niche as a leader and his work ethic is rubbing off on everybody. I mean we’ve got a lot of guys that work extremely hard, but when you sign a contract like Josh signed, you know, players can take it a couple different ways. But when they see how hard he works and how hard he prepares after practice, before practice – you see him with a soccer ball; that’s not an indication of what he does – but he works extremely hard. He’s a great player for us and he’s a great leader. He’s still finding his way, so to speak, but the intensity that he brings to the defense is excellent.”

Ryan Kerrigan:

Robert Davis hype!:

“Robert has done some good things, not just catching the ball but blocking. I’ve been impressed with him. We’re trying to run the ball. Any time you want to be a physical, running football team, you have to have physical receivers to go in there and block safeties from time to time, sometimes even linebackers. Robert has proven he can do that. He’s not afraid, that’s for sure. He’s pancaked a couple guys already so that’s what caught my eye so far. Then he’s making his mark on special teams; he’s getting better on special teams. The other day he had a nice long touchdown catch from Colt [McCoy] and he’s doing good things in the passing game. Mentally, it’s all got to start to slow down for him but he’s getting there. He’s a big, physical, talented kid that we like.”

Bashaud Breeland:

"He gets so overly competitive, but for the most part I like what he's doing. He's working with a new DB coach, new techniques, new coverages. All the defensive backs are going through change now."

Junior Galette:

Trent Williams:

“They’ve had great chemistry, I think, for a while, and it’s just getting better and better. I think they did that last year at Trent’s place and they did it again this year. They’ve got great camaraderie along that group. All those offensive linemen work together, they have to because they’re together so long. Coach [Bill] Callahan has a breakfast club, then he has morning meetings, then he has practice, he’s out there during special teams period, working with them after practice, then we meet again. So they better like each other, otherwise it’d be a miserable outing. I’ve been really impressed with Trent and his leadership, and his ability to bring all those people together under his wing and teaching them the ropes about how to be a pro, how to practice and how to prepare.”