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Redskins’ Jammal Brown suffers setback with hip
Even more so starting less than full-speed after tearing the ACL in his left knee last season. Hightower said he felt “a lot better” than even a few months ago, but Royster took carries with the first unit.
“I told Tim, he’s such a competitor, I said anytime you have an ACL, especially as a running back, your tendency is, ‘Hey I feel good.’ I said, ‘Just don’t overdo it. Just take a few reps here and there, go through your drill work,’” Shanahan said. “Tim’s one of those guys that he doesn’t want to give up a rep. But he’s smart enough to know that he’s got to be ready by that first regular-season game, not by the first preseason game.”
In training camps in the past, the Redskins practiced full-go in the mornings and used the hotter afternoons for walk-throughs. That’s flipped this year, with the full practice open to fans in the afternoon.
Despite the heat Thursday, players voiced support for the new schedule, which allows them to lift and go through meetings early and then implement new plays in the afternoon.
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