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Asked if dead arm has arrived, Campbell said: “It’s set in, but it wakes up. It’s all about icing and trying to get it massaged and loose. This evening, it felt loose. This morning, there was some rain and the balls were wet, but excuses don’t get you anywhere.”

Campbell’s best throw of the second practice was an incompletion - a 55-yard on-the-mark bomb that went through the hands of receiver Devin Thomas at the goal line.

Injury report

In the morning, fullback Eddie Williams (hamstring) sat out, cornerback Carlos Rogers (left calf) was limited and defensive end J.D. Skolnitsky (left hamstring) and receiver Roydell Williams (left pinkie finger) were injured during practice. The most serious was Williams, who was off to get X-rays to determine if it was fractured. Zorn said he expects Rogers back in a few days.

“I’m not worried about [Rogers], but I’m concerned when a player loses the opportunity to get a little bit better,” Zorn said. “We need him to get into the flow of practice and the flow of preparation. But we have to deal with the reality of it.”

In the afternoon, Rogers, Skolnitsky, Roydell Williams and Anthony Montgomery (knee) sat out. Eddie Williams, receiver Malcolm Kelly (left knee) and defensive linemen Albert Haynesworth (left knee), Phillip Daniels (left knee) and Cornelius Griffin (right shoulder) did only individuals. Tight end Fred Davis (bruised left shoulder) stayed in practice.

Haynesworth received a Synvisc injection that Zorn called a “normal thing.” The fluid is injected directly into the joint to restore cushioning.

Taking it easy

The Redskins will practice only once Monday - at 3 p.m. The healthy players don’t have to report for weightlifting until 10 a.m., and the practice won’t be in pads.

“I’m going to let the guys sleep,” Zorn said. “But if you’re injured, you get no sleep.”

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