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Jay Gruden Redskins Presser: Trey Quinn has the slot spot pretty much locked up

Jay Gruden answers questions before today's practice

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

Jay Gruden answered questions before the start of Day 4 of training camp practices this morning. The redskins will have off tomorrow. Colt McCoy is on a restricted practice schedule that won't allow him to practice 4 days in a row, which is why he was held out yesterday.

No updates from Gruden on Trent Williams. Nothing on the potential Donald Penn signing except that he has left Richmond. John Keim notes that he was told last night a signing is still possible.

Donald Penn/Trent Williams:

Reuben Foster:

”Yeah he had a successful surgery. That’s all I know. Then he’s wearing something for his foot a little bit, but he’s walking around great – great energy – he’s helping out in drills here and there, sitting in meetings. He’s still a big part of this football team he’s just going to have to rehab and it’s going to be a long road for him, but he’s the type of guy that will put the work in.”

Training camp:


Alex Smith:

Colt McCoy:

Teaching veteran QB Case Keenum:

”Well, he’s got his own style, that’s for sure. There’s not a lot you can do to change a quarterback’s style this late in his career, but there are some fundamental things that we can work on as far as what we try to do with footwork and timing, anticipation, reads – all that stuff. So, we do have some things we have to clean up for what we do, but for the most part, when it’s all said and done and the ball’s snapped, there are parts of his game that he’s comfortable with doing and he probably won’t change, and some of them are very good.”

Geron Christian Sr./Chase Roullier:

Fabian Moreau:

Cole Holcomb:

Scouting LB Cole Holcomb before the draft:

”We all had Cole Holcomb. He probably had a little bit lower grade than I would like to have seen, but the guy can run. His pro day he ran a 4.47 [seconds], and at the end of the day, when you’re trying to get linebackers, we’re trying to improve the speed of our football team. He had over 100 tackle three years in a row at North Carolina and watching him on tape, I thought he ran sideline-to-sideline, he had great instincts, played smart, finished tackles, I thought was a very good player. And he’s proven us right so far, but we still have to get in the game and see him tackle. The same thing I mentioned with [Jimmy] Moreland yesterday, they’re doing great in thud periods and all that stuff. But when it comes down to it, it’s all about tackling for these defensive players. We’ve got to make sure he can tackle. He’s a great kid, very smart, very diligent, he’s up early studying, stays late studying, he’s going to be a good player for us.”

Scouting strategy and how that impacted him watching tape on Holcomb :

”I was watching North Carolina defense. They had a defensive end and outside linebacker, I was watching as well as Holcomb. I ended up watching about and eight or nine games on him and was very impressed with the way he played.”

Linebacker battle between Montez Sweat and Ryan Anderson:

”I think when you’re talking about outside linebacker and defensive line I think the rotation’s going to be big for us; we have to stay fresh. Ryan Anderson is doing a great job. He can set the edge and he’s getting much better in his pass rush, you can see he’s worked on it. He’s picked up a little bit of speed it looks like – lost a few pounds – but he’s done well. And then Montez is a freak. But to keep those guys fresh with [Ryan] Kerrigan and Cassanova McKinzy, they’re doing a good job; he’s doing a good job. And Brailford’s not here but he had a great promising OTA session. Once he get’s back from injury, he’s in the mix as well. As well as [Marcus] Smith [II], he’s doing a good job too. All these outside linebackers – that’s another interesting position battle to watch. Special teams will come down to it, but when you’re talking about game day, it’s going to be important to keep these guys fresh because we’ve got to get after the quarterback and stop the run obviously.”


Live hitting:

Trey Quinn:

Jordan Brailford: