- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 2, 2007

SEEN AND HEARD

Right tackle Jon Jansen was in the middle of everything after yesterday morning’s practice. As usual, he and center Casey Rabach commandeered an equipment cart with the keys in the ignition and drove up the hill to Redskin Park, avoiding a sometimes taxing walk.

Later, Jansen was wheeling a cart through the complex’s lower level, handing out 36 milkshakes he had shipped from Whitey’s, a favorite eatery in his home state of Michigan.

THE BUZZ

CLINTON PORTIS (down)

The franchise running back missed a second consecutive day of practice with knee soreness/tendinitis. Not a great thing to happen so early in training camp to a player who missed most of 2006 with shoulder and hand problems.

SHORT PRACTICE (up)

After an intense workout in intense heat the previous afternoon in full pads, the Redskins were given a small break yesterday morning — a 69-minute practice. The morning practices usually have lasted 90 minutes to two hours.

KICKING COMPETITION (down)

For the first time since Joe Gibbs returned to the team, there isn’t an open competition at kicker or punter. Shaun Suisham and Derrick Frost are the only ones on the roster, meaning they really would have to stink to get cut.

LONG SHOT OF THE DAY

Ryan Hoag

Age: 27

Position: WR

Ht/Wt: 6-2/200

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