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Jay Gruden Redskins Presser: "Daron Payne out 2-3 weeks with ankle injury"

Injuries are piling up already

NFL: Washington Redskins-Training Camp Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Jay Gruden stepped behind the microphone again before the 3rd day of Redskins training camp practices began. The theme of the presser was the injuries the team is already dealing with after only two days on the field. The big one is 1st round pick Daron Payne in a boot for an ankle injury that could keep him out 2-3 weeks. Not ideal...

Daron Payne:

Josh Harvey-Clemons getting reps:

"Well I think it has been good for him, last year we pretty much only had him playing some and now trying to get him acclimated to some base role linebacker. He’s learning the defense and improving. You know, [Martrell] Spaight is still there; [Zach] Vigil is still there, Shaun Dion [Hamilton] - we will try and get him up to speed. So in Zach’s [Brown] absence, we have some guys that have some quality reps who need it.”

Ryan Anderson:

Rob Kelley:


Tim Settle:

Zach Brown:

Jonathan Allen:

Josh Doctson:

Jordan Reed:

Quinton Dunbar:

"Feel good about him, Quinton’s done a good job man, he’s got a lot of confidence for a guy who’s only played corner for a few years of his life - you know I tell you what - I like Quinton. I think mentally I like where he is at, I think when he first starting playing corner all he wanted to do was play press and bump-and-run, man-to-man and he can do that because he’s long and can run. Now I think he’s started to expand his game a little bit. He’s playing more off coverage and better in zone coverages and better in the running game and know where to fit. The big thing with him is just to continue to get better but he’s got all the intangibles you want for a corner, long, fast and the cornerback depth you know Fabian [Moreau] over there, and obviously [Orlando] Scandrick and Josh [Norman] and now Adonis [Alexander] we added, Danny [Johnson] is one of the undrafted free agents so we really like, he’s done a great job so we have a number of guys over there that are doing pretty good.”

Importance of a backup QB:

"It’s an important of a position as there is on your roster, really, even though they may not play one down in the regular season there’s a chance he could play 16 games, 15 games, whatever it might be. You have to have a good one for a number of reasons, one, he’s got to support the starter, two, he’s got to be ready at all times and three, he’s got to be good for your football team and handle scout team and all that stuff for the defense. So, Colt [McCoy] is magnificent at all that so, we feel good about having Colt here and it’s a very important position as the [Philadelphia] Eagles found out and a number of other Super Bowl teams have found out. I think the [New England] Patriots found out with [Tom] Brady, I believe.”