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Rich Campbell covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Times.

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III tosses a pass during NFL football training camp in Richmond, Va. Thursday, July 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Redskins training camp observations - Mon., Aug. 5

Quarterback Robert Griffin III threw the ball as well during 7-on-7 drills as I can remember since he got hurt last December. Quarterback Kirk Cousins expected his rhythm to improve by last weekend, and it has. Receiver Leonard Hankerson dropped two passes.

Washington Redskins cornerback David Amerson (39) during afternoon practice at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center, Richmond, Va., Tuesday, July 30, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Redskins training camp observations - Sat., Aug. 2

The energetic session included players wearing game pants and the newly-required thigh and knee pads. Rookie cornerback David Amerson earned coaches’ praise during one-on-one drills. Cornerback Chase Minnifield appears healthy, and he’s competing at a high level. The kicking competition featured seven field-goal attempts by each kicker.

Redskins training camp observations - Fri., Aug. 2

Alfred Morris’ ability to set up blocks distinguishes him from other running backs. Outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan is consistently winning blocks against anyone he faces. Nose tackle Barry Cofield jumped offside twice in a span of a few snaps during goal-line work.

Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan warm to Pro Bowl changes

Starting with the 2014 game, it’s no longer a matchup of teams representing the two conferences. Instead, voting by fans, coaches and players will determine Pro Bowl rosters without regard to conference. The two leading vote getters will serve as captains and pick teams.

Defensive backs coach Raheem Morris works with safety Jose Gumbs, left, during the afternoon practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, July 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Redskins training camp observations - Thu., Aug. 1

Thursday afternoon's padded practice was the most intense, physical and competitive session of camp. It included work on what Mike Shanahan called the “turbo offense” – no huddle, hurry-up situations. Also, players hit all the way to the end. Quarterback Robert Griffin III moved smoothly during agility drills.

Redskins injury updates - Thu., Aug. 1

Safety Brandon Meriweather sat out team drills Thursday for the fourth straight day, an inauspicious trend as he tries to come back from December surgery to reconstruct the ACL in his right knee.

Washington Redskins strong safety Phillip Thomas (41) walks to the field during the second day of the NFL football teams training camp in Richmond, Va. Friday, July 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Redskins training camp observations - Wed., July 31

On a rainy day, Robert Griffin III continued to work on rhythm and understanding with receivers. Strong safeties Phillip Thomas and Reed Doughty broke up deep passes. Backup right tackle Tony Pashos tries to compensate for slow feet with a powerful punch and long reach.