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While Blache and coach Jim Zorn said that they hadn’t heard from the missing defensive backs, teammates said that they had heard from them and that each had missed his flight.

“They had the opportunity to be here and chose not to,” Zorn said.

Running back Clinton Portis was back on the field after missing time last month with a hip flexor, as was quarterback Jason Campbell, who tweaked a hamstring in the last practice of the first organized team activities May 7.

However, receiver Antwaan Randle El remained out after having a knee scoped May 5 and said he won’t rush to get back before the end of OTAs on June 12. Backup safety Vernon Fox was also a spectator after having his left knee scoped May 20. Cornerback Carlos Rogers (knee), rookie safety Kareem Moore (knee) and tight end Tyler Ecker (groin) remained sidelined.

Rookie quarterback Colt Brennan (knee) took part in individual drills.

Receiver Santana Moss reported in the morning but was sent home because of illness.

Rocky McIntosh is getting close to returning to full-time duty at weakside linebacker as he recovers from the ACL he tore against Chicago on Dec. 2.

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David Elfin

David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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