LIVE: HC Ron Rivera speaks to the media after practice https://t.co/PDASB1EA5Z— Washington Commanders (@Commanders) September 5, 2022
Ron Rivera addressing the media now. He opened up by calling the addition of Ryan Kerrigan to the coaching staff "a no-brainer." He could see how much Kerrigan loved the game, and the players really gravitated towards him— Zach Selby (@ZachSelbyWC) September 5, 2022
Rivera is looking forward to seeing the influence Kerrigan will have on the younger players like James Smith-Williams and Shaka Toney. They have two qualified former players in Kerrigan and Jeff Zgonina who they can learn from— Zach Selby (@ZachSelbyWC) September 5, 2022
Brian Robinson Jr.:
Rivera has given some updates on Brian Robinson Jr's recovery today. He said the running back is close to returning to the facility for rehab on a more consistent basis. He also mentioned Robinson was "pretty sore" on Day 2 after the shooting.— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) September 5, 2022
Ron Rivera said Brian Robinson has progressed "pretty well." He said they'll start having him come in at a consistent time for rehab. Rivera said there will be a "number of steps he'll have to go through to show [trainer Al Bellamy] and the doctors he's ready to play."— John Keim (@john_keim) September 5, 2022
Rivera said the Jaguars are very well coached and knows Doug Pederson's resume very well. He thinks the 2022 Jags team will be better this season than people give them credit for— Zach Selby (@ZachSelbyWC) September 5, 2022
Ron Rivera sees similarities with the Jaguars this season under new coach Doug Pedersen and his time with Washington in that they are trying to move beyond their recent past. Believes the Jags will be much improved.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) September 5, 2022
LIVE: Ryan Kerrigan speaks to the media after practice https://t.co/9DX0j9tcUS— Washington Commanders (@Commanders) September 5, 2022
Pass rush discipline:
New Commanders assistant DL coach Ryan Kerrigan on:— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) September 5, 2022
* Being called "coach"
* Why he decided to go this route
* Pass rush discipline pic.twitter.com/B0xrxluZHu
Ryan Kerrigan is addressing the media. He gave some insight of pass rush discipline, saying the mantra of four players rushing as one is key.— Zach Selby (@ZachSelbyWC) September 5, 2022
Players were also interviewed after practice.
A quick look at Kam Curl’s locker room scrum pic.twitter.com/FGaj7Sy0aP— Zach Selby (@ZachSelbyWC) September 5, 2022
S Kam Curl said he hurt his thumb in the second preseason game against Kansas City and recently had surgery.— Sam Fortier (@Sam4TR) September 5, 2022
He said he could play with a cast and is still hopeful for Week 1.
Kam Curl has a small cast on his right thumb/wrist. Had surgery. He said he’s not sure when the cast will come off. Said the incision needs to heal. Certainly not ruled out for Sunday; said he wants to play every game. Not sure yet if plays if they’d use a padded cast.— John Keim (@john_keim) September 5, 2022
Taylor Heinicke and major EDM star Marshmello are Instagram buddies. Marshmello DMd Taylor after the Tampa playoff game asking for a jersey. Heinicke said OK but requested a Marshmello helmet in return (he got it). Taylor also has a Marshmello doormat thing in front of his locker— Pete Hailey (@PeteHaileyNBCS) September 5, 2022
ODU beats Virginia Tech:
He put ODU shirts inside the lockers belonging to Joey Slye, Logan Thomas and Kendall Fuller, all former Hokies. Fuller quickly threw his on the ground, per Heinicke https://t.co/qhWUPqHkUb— Pete Hailey (@PeteHaileyNBCS) September 5, 2022
Return to games:
TE Logan Thomas said he's still not sure yet if he'll play in the opener. Said he's building to playing "this week or next." Asked about limitations: "Still feel things here and there, but not anything that affects the way I play."— John Keim (@john_keim) September 5, 2022
Ready to go:
TE Cole Turner (hamstring) told me he participated in team drills today without limitations for the first time in a few weeks. He said he ran at a full sprint and felt great. He expects to play Week 1.— Sam Fortier (@Sam4TR) September 5, 2022
"I'm ready to go."
FUNNY STORY: Commanders defensive tackle, Jon Allen, says NEW assistant defensive line coach, Ryan Kerrigan, walked into the PLAYERS locker room instead of the COACH'S locker room during their first preseason game. @wusa9 #HTTC pic.twitter.com/NxHp6DzwjT— Darren M. Haynes (@DarrenMHaynes) September 5, 2022
Washington returned to the practice field as they prepare for their Week 1 opponent, the Jacksonville Jaguars. Today is an “extra” practice and they will have off tomorrow. Kam Curl is dealing with a thumb injury that may have required surgery. He was back at practice today without his sling, but appeared to still have a cast/brace on his hand/wrist. He was in uniform, but went to the side field for team drills. Ron Rivera said he would give an injury update on Wednesday when teams are required to provided injury reports during game week. Curl spoke to the media after practice and said the injury happened in the 2nd preseason game vs the Chiefs, and he did have surgery. He hopes to be able to play in Week 1.
On the good side of injury updates, all 4 of Washington’s tight ends were on the practice field today. This group has been hammered with injuries during training camp and the preseason, but looks to be healing up as the team prepares for the season. Logan Thomas is trying to return in Week 1 after tearing his ACL in early December.
Reported this weekend that Curl suffered a thumb injury.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) September 5, 2022
Today, unlike Thursday, he is not wearing a sling. However he is sporting a cast on his right arm/wrist area. https://t.co/HO4VgvgHtB
Curl is still wearing something on his right hand. Heading over to the side field as practice begins. So, sling is gone but apparently they aren’t ready to fully involve him https://t.co/JWA7pmS41p— Pete Hailey (@PeteHaileyNBCS) September 5, 2022
Kam Curl to the side field. All the TEs working today: Thomas, Bates, Turner and Rogers.— John Keim (@john_keim) September 5, 2022
Logan Thomas, John Bates and Cole Turner working through individual drills this morning pic.twitter.com/I8yvt4Bzaj— Zach Selby (@ZachSelbyWC) September 5, 2022
Denfensive line drills
Jeff Zgonina having his DL work on getting hands up to bat down passes at the line while rushing. New asst DL coach Ryan Kerrigan here as well. pic.twitter.com/HUizuftxAo— John Keim (@john_keim) September 5, 2022