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Jay Gruden Redskins Presser: "The most important thing for us right now is getting to Arizona healthy."

Jay Gruden speaks after today's practice

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Jay Gruden spoke to the media following today's practice. He gave some injury updates, talked about roster battles, and evaluating the roster before cut downs. Gruden talked about watching Adrian Peterson's first game with the Redskins, and what else he needs to see from him. He also touched on the playing your starters in the preseason vs keeping them healthy for Week 1 debate.

Morgan Moses:

Staying healthy:

Danny Johnson/Josh Norman:

Evaluating the roster:

Starters not playing together in preseason:

"It is a little bit, just seeing what kind of shape they’re in. Some of the guys like Jordan [Reed] and Jamison [Crowder]; they missed quite a bit of time. Chris [Thompson] has been getting a lot of work running and all that and I don’t feel too worried about him. You are talking about your key weapons not getting a lot of playing time and that’s a little bit concerning, but since it is Jordan and Jamison, both are very quarterback friendly and I think Alex [Smith] will adapt fine.”

Adrian Peterson:

"Well, I wanted to see him run behind our offensive line. I wanted to see him get some quality looks and my goal was to get him 10-11 carries. I think he got 11 -- try to get him some back-to-back runs, see how he looked after the fifth carry, after the sixth carry on the same drive and I thought he looked good. We’re still in the evaluation process, but it was very good to see him run the way he did.”

Reviewing Peterson's game vs Broncos:

"A little bit. I think what you saw on the field is what you get. He’s a big, physical runner, ran well in traffic too, which I was impressed with, and of course, ball security is a big thing for us and he did a nice job of holding onto the ball. [He] showed good vision, good patience and then showed acceleration in bursts. So, those are traits you have to have and then ball security without a doubt is a must. Now we’ve just got to look at him in some other forms, you know, maybe some play actions, get him out in the backfield just a little bit, just to try to branch off and get him some more areas that running backs have to do.”

Rob Kelley:

“He’s one of the running backs in our group. We are still evaluating that group every day. Samaje [Perine] got some work in today a little bit, and Kapri [Bibbs] has done a nice job, Byron [Marshall] has been hurt a little bit, but we’ll get a good look at all these guys.”

Brian Quick vs Cam Sims:

"Yeah, it’s tough, you know, [Brian] Quick the same way. You know, Quick started out really strong in camp and then he had that thigh and Cam [Sims] had that big game and then hurt his thigh, so unfortunately neither one of them have been able to participate. That makes it very tough like you say, especially for a young kid like Cam who’s coming on and you see the progress but then it gets stopped. We just got to hope he gets ready soon so we can get a look at him before.”

”I don’t know. I think I like them both. There’s a lot to like about both those guys and, you know, we could possibly keep them both. We’ll wait and see and hopefully one of them gets better or both of them get better so we can make the right decision.”

Keeping a 3rd QB:

"Yeah, that numbers really. [Kevin] Hogan did a great job, you know, especially when you’re standing on the sideline watching Colt [McCoy] get annihilated play after play after play. If I’m the third quarterback, I’m like ‘I ain’t going in there.’ Hogan jumped in there and stepped up in there and made some key throws, led two touchdown drives, a two-minute drive, so I was impressed with Hogan. He moved around and stood there in the face of some good pass rush.”