The defense had a strong showing, starting with Breeland’s pass break-up against wide receiver DeSean Jackson. Rookie Su’a Cravens also showed his athleticism with a leaping interception.
Norman is pleased to be working against speedy new teammate DeSean Jackson in training camp. He’s also trying not to pay attention to what New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. says outside of it.
Crowder caught 59 passes as a rookie and was a key option for Kirk Cousins and the Redskins’ offense. Still, the game felt fast at times for Crowder, who feels like he’s catching up in his second season.
The matchup between Jackson and Norman has been one of the most anticipated entering training camp. The two went back and forth on Thursday as the Redskins held their first practice.
This season’s semifinals are still set for Saturday, Dec. 31. Next season’s playoff is scheduled to be back on Jan. 1. After 2018, the games initially scheduled to be played on New Year’s Eve, will now be played Saturday, Dec. 29.
With Robert Griffin III gone, Cousins is the undisputed starter at training camp for the first time in his NFL career.
The Redskins know who their starting quarterback will be, but that does not mean there aren’t other issues around the position thanks to the lack of a long-term deal for Cousins.
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman has reportedly been served with papers in a paternity lawsuit filed by a Swedish model.
The Redskins will evaluate players on the roster, such as Houston Bates and Lynden Trail, to replace Galette at outside linebacker, before seeking outside help. Galette tore his right Achilles tendon last Sunday.
Doctson, the Redskins’ first-round draft pick, will miss the start of camp because of a left Achilles tendon strain sustained in organized team activities. Left guard Shawn Lauvao is “close” to returning.
Lauvao had a total of five surgeries on his feet and legs in the offseason. The left guard spent most of last season on injured reserve and will be held out of training camp “a few days,” according to coach Jay Gruden.
After spirited sessions of organized team activities in the spring, the Redskins return to training camp on Thursday in Richmond. Players completed conditioning tests on Wednesday.