Backup quarterbacks were prominent among players cut Friday as teams whittled their rosters to the 53-man maximum.
Here are some thoughts and observations from Friday afternoon's Redskins practice:
Quarterback Robert Griffin III will usher in the new era of Washington Redskins football Thursday morning when the team holds its first full-squad practice of training camp. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner, with his athleticism, arm strength and charisma, provides reasons for optimism and hope following four straight last-place seasons.
Reed Doughty knows a coaching moment when he sees it. It's a bit hard to believe, but this will be the seventh NFL season for the sixth-round pick out of Northern Colorado. That makes him the third-longest-tenured member of the Washington Redskins and, by far, the dean of the Redskins' secondary.
The Redskins on Friday signed free agent free safety Tanard Jackson, adding another competitor for playing time at the overhauled position.
It was a rough weekend for quarterbacks _ and coaches.
It's officially Tebow Time in Denver.
Tampa Bay's improved defense was dealt a blow Wednesday when safety Tanard Jackson was suspended for a minimum of a year without pay for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.
The NFL season just started and with it came heartache and trouble, on and off the field: a player's apparent suicide; drunken-driving charges against another; a drug suspension; Reggie Bush's broken leg; a female reporter's locker room plight; chaos at quarterback.