Ten players watched the Redskins' afternoon session without wearing pads
Rich Campbell covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Times.
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Redskins cornerbacks twice tried to jam receiver Leonard Hankerson during one-on-one drills Tuesday afternoon, and both times they ended up chasing him down the field.
Kerrigan learned during film study that he tends to rely on outside and bull rushes. He wants to add inside moves to his repertoire.
Kirk Cousins had his best day throwing the ball so far. Brian Orakpo's matchups with Trent Williams weren't as one-sided as they were Saturday. Santana Moss' one-handed catch was the highlight of the session.
Left tackle Trent Williams is day-to-day after aggravating his sprained left wrist during the final session of Tuesday’s practice. Cornerback DeAngelo Hall expects to miss between a “couple days” to “a couple weeks” with a sprained right ankle. X-rays showed no fracture.
Washington is seeking to fortify the position because backup Keenan Robinson might miss the season after tearing his left pectoral muscle last Thursday.
Orakpo has yet to intercept a pass in 47 games since the Redskins switched to a 3-4. In contrast, Rob Jackson, who replaced Orakpo last season after Orakpo tore his left pectoral muscle in Week 2, had four last year.
X-rays on his right ankle were inconclusive, according to a CSN report.
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.