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Rich Campbell covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Times.
Griffin wears the DonJoy Defiance, which is designed to support instabilities in all four knee ligaments. The brace alters his stride a bit when he walks, causing him to limp, but he insists he feels comfortable wearing it during strenuous physical activity.
Practice opened with one-on-one pass protection drills between running backs and linebackers, one of the liveliest drills in all of training camp. Rookie running backs Chris Thompson and Jawan Jamison, both of whom are only 5-foot-7, encountered difficulty due to their lack of length. A third-down back must be able to pass protect, and being undersized is a significant detriment.
Cornerback DeAngelo Hall injured his right ankle during one-on-one drills Monday afternoon. He had it taped and briefly returned to practice. He was scheduled for an x-ray Monday evening as a precaution.
Helu proved during spring practices that he can explosively sprint and cut on his left foot. Now he must demonstrate the promise he showed during his rookie season in 2011, when he rushed for at least 100 yards in three consecutive games and had 49 receptions.
It’s clear second-round rookie cornerback David Amerson has the physical tools to be a good cornerback. He’s long, tall and he can turn and run. Mistakes like he made against receiver Aldrick Robinson should only help his learning process this summer.
Robinson’s injury early in the first practice of training camp was particularly disappointing because his rookie season ended last Thanksgiving when he suffered a torn right pec.
The NFL on Friday suspended Redskins first-string defensive end Jarvis Jenkins four games for violating its policy against performance-enhancing drugs. It's a significant blow to a defense that already is depleted at the end position.
The change was necessary because injuries to Adam Carriker and Doug Worthington depleted Washington's depth.
The Redskins project Robinson, a fourth-round pick out of Texas last year, to be a future starter next to inside linebacker Perry Riley. The team still hopes he will eventually replace London Fletcher when Fletcher retires.
On one repetition during position drills, quarterback Robert Griffin III planted hard on his surgically-repaired right leg as he faked a handoff, and then changed direction and rolled right on a bootleg. Inside linebacker Keenan Robinson was injured on what appeared to be an innocuous play over the middle.
Inside linebacker Keenan Robinson underwent an MRI exam Thursday evening after leaving the Redskins’ afternoon practice with an injury. Results were not immediately available. Trainers and a team doctor evaluated his left shoulder area on the field.
Washington lacks a proven true free safety, so Rambo could make a significant impact early in the season.
Redskins offseason injury problems carry over into training camp.
Carriker, who missed 14 games last season after tearing his quad tendon, is expected to begin training camp on the active/physically-unable-to-perform list. He is out indefinitely.
Kickoff returner is the greatest personnel uncertainty. Niles Paul doesn't have game-breaking speed, and he fumbled once late last season after taking over for Brandon Banks. Kai Forbath’s field-goal accuracy last season established more certainty than the Redskins had at kicker last summer.
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