"I picked up the basics of the offense last year," Whitley said. "Now I'm feeling completely comfortable in the offense, not just my position, but what everybody's doing. Starting with [spring practices], I've played every spot on the line. I'm just going to keep doing what they ask, keep trying to get better and hopefully they'll have a spot for me. The competition is pretty intense. There are going to be some good guys on the streets at the end of camp."
"My grandfather and I were very close," said Whitley, who went to Texas A&M, just like his grandfather. "I've got all kinds of Redskins memorabilia, a ball autographed by the team and all his football cards. I've seen his first contract. It was for $1,200. This organization means a lot to me and my family. So it's important for me to make a good impression."