The Washington Times - August 17, 2009, 01:57PM

The Redskins were able to sleep in this morning — even the coaches didn’t have to be at work until 8:30 a.m. The only practice starts at 3 p.m. They return to double sessions on Tuesday.

Some news and leftovers.


* TwitterGate continues to pick up steam. The issue is a big deal only because it cuts off access to the fans as well. The media — we’re used to having our hands tied — but the Redskins as usual come off as petty with their edict banning reporters from posting updates on their accounts. I did a quick interview with Ch. 9 about it a few minutes ago. Don’t know when that will be airing.

(editor’s note: you can follow Ryan on Twitter here)

* Rookie S Lendy Holmes was a teammate of Malcolm Kelly at Oklahoma. Holmes was a receiver when he arrived in Norman before moving to defense.

Of Kelly, Holmes said: “He was a 6-4 guy when he came in as a true freshman and we looked at him and said, ‘He’s going to be a great player.’ When we started seeing him play, we all knew he would be a good receiver if he kept developing. … Coming out of high school, you always think you’re prepared for anything. With Malcolm, he caught on pretty quickly and was ready to go by midseason.”

* Offensive assistant Chris Meidt, who handles the quarterback meetings, said Chase Daniel was originally scheduled to get some work against Baltimore but the game’s circumstances dictated Colt Brennan staying in.

“Colt was in the flow of the game and he was running for his life and we thought to put Chase in that situation probably wouldn’t be a great evaluation chance,” Meidt said.

* CB Carlos Rogers on his left calf injury that caused him to miss a week of practice and the Baltimore game: “I’m alright now. I’m going to play [Saturday].”

* One thing I didn’t get in the Kelly story in today’s paper is his ability to freestyle rap after big wins. He said he doesn’t plan the lyrics.

“See that’s the thing about the freestyle, you don’t thinkabout it,” he said. “You don’t go home and write something down and say, ‘This is what I’ll say after the game.’ Whatever happens in the game – if I score, Devin scores, Jason throws a nice pass, DeAngelo knocks down a ball, London hits sometbody – that’s what I’m going to say and make it rhyme some way.”

- Ryan O’Halloran