- The Washington Times - Monday, August 8, 2016

RICHMOND — Most of the Washington Redskins’ practice featured a steady rain, which made for slippery conditions at training camp Monday.

For the most part, the players handled it well. There weren’t too many dropped passes, but at times it was difficult for some to keep their footing.

Tight end Jordan Reed didn’t seem to have any issue. During one play in the full team drill, Reed hauled in a one-handed catch, even though inside linebacker Perry Riley Jr. was tight in coverage. It was a strong throw from Kirk Cousins and an impressive catch from Reed, who was not wearing gloves, and caught the pass with his left hand.

During training camp, Reed has not been using gloves because they get too sweaty in the humidity. Even though it wasn’t as humid on Monday, Reed chose not to wear them.

A few other observations and highlights from Monday’s practice:

** Rookie running back Keith Marshall had one of his better outings of camp. On one of the first plays, Marshall broke loose from the defense and took off for what would have been an 80-yard touchdown run.

** Safety DeAngelo Hall made a strong read on one of Cousins’ attempts during team drills and intercepted the pass intended for tight end Vernon Davis. Since Hall made the switch from cornerback to safety, one of the things the coaches have wanted him to improve is the way he disguises his coverages and he did that particularly well on this play.

** With the rainy conditions, Dustin Hopkins did not kick any field goals on Monday and mostly observed throughout the session.

** When it’s raining, write in pencil. 


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