RICHMOND — After missing three days because of a stomach illness, Jordan Reed returned to the facility but did not participate in practice on Tuesday morning.
The Redskins tight end said he believes it could have been related to something he ate, and he wasn't able to keep food down for two or three days afterward. Coach Jay Gruden said Reed was hoping to be able to practice for the first time Monday, but he vomited on his way to the facility.
He's aiming to return to practice on Thursday. The Redskins, after breaking camp on Tuesday, will be off Wednesday.
"I felt bad, man," Reed said. "I never want to miss practice and I never want to miss a day with the guys and the chemistry and all that stuff. I'm just gonna work hard these next couple days and try to get back right."
Strong safety Phillip Thomas is also hoping to return to practice on Thursday. The strong safety strained a hamstring on July 28 and has been not been able to complete a full day since, including missing the preseason opener last week against New England.
On Tuesday, Thomas was put through agility drills to see how he felt.
"We tested it out pretty heavy," Thomas said. "I did the individual part of practice. Got me running, got me seeing how it feels. The past few days have been looking pretty well. I'm good enough to practice. We took today off [from team drills] to give it that extra rest. Wednesday's a day off, and come back 100 percent healthy [on Thursday]."
Running back Chris Thompson (sprained ankle), inside linebacker Darryl Sharpton (high right ankle sprain), outside linebacker Gabe Miller (sprained left ankle) and tight end Mike Caussin (unspecified knee injury) all sat out of Tuesday's practice. Cornerback DeAngelo Hall, who bruised his back in practice on Sunday, was also granted the day off.
Three other veterans — wide receiver Santana Moss, defensive end Jarvis Jenkins and outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan — all are healthy but were given the day off as well.
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