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Jay Gruden Redskins Presser: Saints RB Alvin Kamara is dangerous in all phases

Jay Gruden speaks to the media after today's practice

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Jay Gruden spoke briefly to the media after today's practice. There won't be any injury updates until they are required tomorrow due to the long week for Monday Night Football.

No injury updates:

Alex Smith underappreciated?:

"Yeah, probably, you know, statistically, he’s probably not where those guys are, but production-wise as far as wins and losses, he’s got to be up there close. I know we’re happy to have our guy and I know they’re happy to have their guy. Drew’s a great player. Aaron was a great player last week. You can see the fear that he puts in defenses eyes sometimes when he moves around. The same thing with Drew with almost [71,000 plus] yards I guess so, productive players for a long time. It shows they’ve got consistency and obviously great people and great players.”

Drew Brees:

Alvin Kamara:

"Yeah, no obviously he’s dangerous in all phases. In the running game, I think he’s undervalued probably. Everybody thinks about him as a pass catcher but he’s very good in the running game. Obviously, when he gets outside or coming out of the backfield, he’s very dangerous on screens and option routes. Compare him to Chris Thompson very similarly. Before Chris got hurt last year, their numbers were comparable. They do a great job of utilizing him on all spots on the field, in the slot, outside, in the backfield, in the I [Formation]. He’s a guy that is very dangerous.”

Josh Doctson's season:

"I think statistically it’s not where he wants to be but I think he’s getting better. We are 2-1, that’s the bottom line. We’ve been pretty productive on offense. Sometimes he’ll be asked to do more, make some plays, hopefully it will be this week but I think he’ll make plenty of plays for us by the time the season is over.”

Doctson in the red zone:

"Yeah we tried a couple. We tried to fade it to him against Indy and we overthrew him out of the back of the end zone. Then we had one where they held him I think last week against Green Bay, where he got the P.I. [pass interference], which is good. He got us first and goal at the one and Adrian [Peterson] took it in. I think the more attempts we get, the more opportunities he will see.”

Mack Brown:

Taysom Hill:

Saints defense: