Reed is running and, more importantly, cutting as effortlessly as he ever has. It must be noted that Reed is not doing everything he will need to do to when he gets back on the field for games. But it’s so far, so good with him.
But let’s not blow it up into a reason for panic, either. For one thing, an injury that keeps a player out of training camp practice may not be severe enough to keep him out of a regular season game. Had this injury happened during a Sunday game, perhaps Payne would be limited in practice during the week and playing the next Sunday.
- After the practice, Moreau was asked if he likes playing inside as the slot corner. His reply, “I just want to be on the field, I’ll play where ever they put me.”
So, it seems like we can put this issue behind us. This doesn’t mean that an injury can’t happen. But we should assume that a guy who played 16 games last year and who got a clean bill of health just prior to the start of training camp is not any more injury prone than the next guy.
“Well I think Josh, it just depends it’s hard to say statistically. Around here, the way we spread the ball around, it’s going to be hard,” Gruden prefaced. “I think in the red zone is where he’s is going to be most dangerous, that’s where were hoping that he can really dominate in that area of the field and some tight window throws on third down. Just continue to get better and better and when the ball is there for him and he goes out and makes the tough catches.”
On DL Tim Settle:”Yeah. I was really impressed with Tim yesterday because we had two or three guys down. He had to take a lot of reps, and he got stronger actually as practice went on. And this is a great experience for some of these young guys, you know. Unfortunately, we lose a couple of guys to injuries; but fortunately, some guys we really need to look at, we get a good look at. Like Tim is a great example. He had a great day yesterday.”
While the Redskins don’t have any mega receiver contracts, they do have some decent money invested now in Paul Richardson and if Josh Doctson continues to develop they will eventually need to give him a healthy raise. The Redskins also have a decent chunk of money tied into their tight ends Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis. That could change quickly as Reed is probably playing for his contract future this season, and Davis could either retire or be released after this year.