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The Redskins held two days of workouts last month at a high school field in Virginia, drawing 26 players the first day, 30 the next. Linebacker London Fletcher, a 13-year veteran, organized non-contact drills that lasted less than 90 minutes.

Dolphins players are not being charged for their sessions at Nova University, which is close to the team’s headquarters. Tackle Jake Long and QB Chad Henne have handled the arrangements and run the workouts.

“We contacted the athletic department and the AD over there and they were willing to work with us and gave us an hour in the weight room four days a week,” Pro Bowl long snapper John Denney said.”And we have access to the soccer field as well. After we lift, we go out and do some drills.”

Not everyone can get to these organized workouts. Jets offensive lineman Rob Turner is working with his personnel trainer, Matt Gierenger, in Austin, even as many skill position teammates are on the West Coast with Sanchez.

For now, Turner doesn’t see that as a problem.

“I can do a lot of these mental gymnastics on my own, I have the playsheets from last season,” he said. “I can keep my brain fresh. The actual physical playing of it is about 10 percent of the overall game. The game is so mental, understanding where you have to be, getting to the right place at the right time, and then let the technique carry you on.

“But as this thing prolongs, just like in any training regimen, the intensity picks up and the intensity of what you focus on picks up. You will cut away the stuff you don’t need. As we get later in the month or into June, I’ll be looking for other linemen … to do other work with.”

If the work stoppage lasts that long, Turner certainly won’t be alone in looking for company.


AP Sports Writers Tom Canavan in Hoboken, N.J., Larry Lage in Detroit, Tom Withers in Cleveland, Steven Wine in Miami, Mike Cranston in Charlotte, Chris Duncan in Houston, and Joseph White in Washington contributed to this story.