- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 11, 2009

MONDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS

* During goal-line drills, the offense scored touchdowns on four consecutive plays. Three were scored while Jason Campbell was under center, then running back Dominique Dorsey reached the end zone on a handoff from Todd Collins. The streak was broken when Collins threw too high for tight end Fred Davis.

* The offensive line/defensive line drill had a new observer during the morning practice: coach Jim Zorn. He said it was the first time this training camp he has left the quarterbacks to see how the offensive line holds up against the likes of reserves Rob Jackson, Lorenzo Alexander and Jeremy Jarmon. Zorn said he wanted to get a better feel for what’s being said during the drill — which he doesn’t get when he watches video.

Rachel Orland

FOUR DOWNS

WITH DE J.D. SKOLNITSKY

1. On coming back from a hamstring injury: “I feel much better. They say it’s like having fresh legs, but it’s not exactly the same. You really are one step behind, and you have to try hard and keep with it. It’s definitely feeling a whole lot better than it was before, though.”

2.On growing up in Fairfax and playing for the Redskins: “It’s tremendous. … A lot of these players I’ve actually seen on TV since high school — maybe even some from middle school — and now just getting the chance to play with them is just a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

3.On the differences between college and pro football: “It’s a lot more in-depth when it comes to technique and footwork. That is one of the things I need to catch up on in trying to make it to the next level. In college, you could get away with a bad step, but here you can’t really get away with anything.”

4. On his relationship with the veterans on the defensive line: “I’m still a rookie to them. They give me all the pads to take up, but that’s just the way of the league, I think. You have to just pay your dues.”

TODAY’S SCHEDULE

8:30 a.m.: Full squad| 3 p.m.: Full squad(both closed to public)

NUMBER OF THE DAY

98 Degrees for the heat index during Monday’s morning practice.

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