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Almost 20 players went to Redskins Park on Tuesday for voluntary conditioning and meetings. Beck threw passes to receivers, and offensive linemen met with coaches as a group. Star linebacker Brian Orakpo reported desperate for a clean slate. He has been to the Pro Bowl in each of his first two seasons, but the Redskins have won only 10 of 32 games during his tenure. Drama and dysfunction in the front office and the locker room have been the norm, overshadowing any on-field accomplishments.
“Last year, man, and in the years previous, we talked too much about individuals that had problems with the organization instead of trying to go out there and perform well,” Orakpo said with obvious passion behind his words. “It just harps on you at times.
“It’s something we need to do this year — forget about all the nonsense and all the negativity and just focus as a team, man. We need to stop talking about being a great team and actually start doing some action out here and preparing as a great team.”
Wednesday is another optional conditioning day. All players must report Thursday, and practice begins Friday.
NOTES: North Carolina running back Shaun Draughn and South Florida tight end Kevin Gidrey announced on Twitter that they have signed undrafted free agent contracts with the Redskins. Indiana quarterback Ben Chappell and East Carolina tackle Willie Smith also agreed to terms, according to various reports. The Redskins would not confirm the signings.
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