Matt Ioannidis is still working back from the reserve list and working on his conditioning. That's why he wasn't in team drills today, Rivera said.— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) August 4, 2021
Rivera time.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) August 4, 2021
Says they are bringing Ioannidis along after his stint on the covid list.
No real update on Sammis Reyes other than he's out with the knee.
Asked Ron Rivera if they're considering bringing another QB for competition while Kyle Allen recovers. He said he doesn't expect Allen to be out much longer.— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) August 4, 2021
Allen is day-to-day after tweaking his left ankle, which he had surgically repaired in the offseason.
Rivera addressing the media. There’s been officials on the field for the last two days. It’s helped the DBs get a better feel for how much contact to give on routes, and he’s already seen improvements.— Zach Selby (@ZachSelbyWFT) August 4, 2021
Ron Rivera says he brings up Luke Kuechly's impact as a rookie when talking to Jamin Davis: "It's OK to be that guy, be that leader."— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) August 4, 2021
Rivera says DL James Smith-Williams is "going to be part of the rotation." Sounds like he could be that third DE behind Young and Sweat.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) August 4, 2021
Rivera said James Smith-Williams is starting to step up more. Added that you want a good rotational guy on the defensive line, and Smith-Williams will make a case to be that guy.— Zach Selby (@ZachSelbyWFT) August 4, 2021
Ron Rivera said they're looking at James Smith-Williams to possibly fill Ryan Kerrigan's role from last year, as that reliable third DE in the rotation.— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) August 4, 2021
Rivera on the progress of vaccines. Team has hit 84% "I like the fact that we're trending up."— George Wallace (@GWallaceWTOP) August 4, 2021
Ron Rivera said that Sam Cosmi does have the potential to be a starter, but that he has to continue to work. He likes that Cosmi doesn’t back down from anyone and he likes who he’s working against daily in practice. #WFT #WashingtonFootballTeam pic.twitter.com/SQtJxLnXNa— Lake Lewis Jr (@LakeLewis) August 4, 2021
Rivera said Cosmi is not backing down from anyone. He has the potential to be a starter, but he has to keep improving.— Zach Selby (@ZachSelbyWFT) August 4, 2021
As Rivera's press conference concludes, he goes over to shake Sam Cosmi's hand: "Nice job today."— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) August 4, 2021
Cosmi speaking with reporters now.
Steven Sims Jr.:
Rivera said he’s looking for that next step from his players after his first year with them. He’s seen that kind of progress from Steven Sims, who had a strong practice today— Zach Selby (@ZachSelbyWFT) August 4, 2021