The Redskins’ scintillating run to the NFC East title last season overshadowed memories of their 3-6 start. Were they really as good as the final record, or did a depleted team just get hot with the help of a few breaks?
The limited shelf life of top-flight running backs was worth remembering as minicamp wrapped up Wednesday afternoon. This job wears out bodies. At 24 years old, Morris is rapidly approaching middle age for an NFL running back.
Fresh off a workout Tuesday with the Redskins during their minicamp, Stallworth showed a discolored spot on his arm, a burn scar from the same hot-air balloon accident in March that left his posterior in flames. The other scar, he assures his small audience, is something no one wants to see.
With longtime special teams coach Danny Smith and captain Lorenzo Alexander gone, it's up to new coach Keith Burns to rearrange the remaining pieces for the Redskins.
The Redskins wrapped up three weeks of organized team activities Thursday at Redskins Park and will hold a minicamp next week before dispersing until camp opens in Richmond late next month.
No uniform, khaki or burgundy, completely holds the 26-year-old Kettani. He spent three years on active duty, deployed aboard the frigate U.S.S. Klakring with 20-hour days and enough stress to make high-pressure situations seem normal.
The Redskins' Alfred Morris is out here perfecting the nuances that escaped him during his historic rookie year, and that means he's getting better.
While Robert Griffin III succeeded in narrowing the scope of conversation Thursday, the larger question surrounding his contentment about how he was used by Mike Shanahan and Redskins last season hasn't disappeared.
Forget even about the start of the season. Meriweather hopes to be doing drills with his teammates by the start of training camp. If he is, the veteran will be the centerpiece of a secondary that could include a few rookies and a much different look than last year.