- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 31, 2008

THE BUZZ

CARLOS ROGERS UP

Cornerback’s knee showed no ill effects from Tuesday’s return to team drills

CHRIS WILSON DOWN

Second-year defensive end missing lots of time with a strained calf

MALCOLM KELLY UP

Rookie receiver made limited return to team drills after missing four days

LARON LANDRY DOWN

Ace safety won’t play Sunday because of hamstring he “tweaked” a week ago.

SEEN AND HEARD

Strongside linebacker Marcus Washington is the only player on the defense who has represented the Redskins in a Pro Bowl, but you wouldn’t know it from watching practice. The rookies might not have the Redskins’ emblem on their helmets, but Washington doesn’t have the name on the back of his jersey. Washington gave his jersey to a fan the other day, and equipment manager Brad Berlin wasn’t too happy about it. As a result, he isn’t rushing to get No. 53 a proper replacement. Washington joked that he’s changing his name to 53.

QUOTABLE

“My receivers coach [Stan Hixon] asked me to go out there and see what I could do. I did a little more than I thought I would be able to. It felt pretty good.”

— Second-round draft choice Malcolm Kelly on his limited return to team drills after injuring his hamstring

LONG SHOT OF THE DAY

DT BABATUNDE OSHINOWO 6-1, 324 Stanford

The third defensive lineman to wear No. 75 in less than a week, the Redskins signed Oshinowo on Tuesday to replace Zarnell Fitch, who succeeded the injured J.T. Mapu. Unlike his predecessors, Oshinowo has NFL experience, having spent most of the past two seasons on the practice squads in Cleveland and Chicago and having played in a game for each of those teams. An Academic All-Pac 10 choice at Stanford, Oshinowo faces an uphill battle to win a job given that Andre Carter, Demetric Evans and Chris Wilson have played well in the system, Jason Taylor is a star, Erasmus James starred for line coach John Palermo at Wisconsin and Rob Jackson is a draft pick. Oshinowo and Jackson could fight it out for a practice squad spot.

— David Elfin

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