- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Washington Redskins underwent conditioning and physical exams on Wednesday, though the results were not yet available. Coach Jay Gruden said the majority “looked pretty good, but might hold a couple back a few days.”

The most notable is left guard Shawn Lauvao, who is still recovering from a total of five surgeries on his feet and legs he underwent in the offseason. The battle for the starting left guard position is expected to be one of the best in training camp. Lauvao was placed on injured reserve after sustaining a lateral sprain in his left ankle in Week 3 and Spencer Long was a strong replacement for the remainder of the season. Long also took snaps at center during OTAs.

“Just talking to him I think he feels pretty good,” Gruden said. “I imagine he’ll be a couple days still, but I think he’ll be ready to roll shortly.”

First-round pick Josh Doctson was also held out of organized team activities because of a left Achilles strain and the Redskins hope the rookie wide receiver will be ready to participate in camp as soon as possible. Tight end Jordan Reed was held out of mandatory in minicamp in June as a precaution after rolling his ankle and running back Keith Marshall was limited because of a hamstring strain.

Inside linebacker Perry Riley, who broke a bone in his right foot in December, also did not participate in OTAs. 

Running back Chris Thompson had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder during the offseason and is expected to be ready for training camp. 

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