RICHMOND—This morning we took a look at the Redskins’ week that was. Now here’s a quick look at the week ahead:
Today: Walkthrough 10:35, practice 3:05—The focus today will be on the possible returns of some injured players, especially some who need to be able to participate in Thursday’s preseason game. In particular, David Amerson (shoulder) and Preston Smith (groin) need to get on the field today or, at the latest, tomorrow if they are going to play in Cleveland. Jay Gruden will talk before the afternoon session and he will update us on injuries and on now long the starters will play.
Tomorrow: A single practice at 1:35. This will be a final tuneup for the preseason game, although the starters won’t play for long and there is no real game planning per say, just a list of plays they want to work on.
Wednesday: A final practice/walkthrough before boarding the flight to Cleveland.
Thursday: The game is scheduled to kick off at 8:00 p.m. The big competitions are between Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy for the backup quarterback job and Duke Ihenacho vs. Jeron Johnson at strong safety. The play of the quarterbacks will be particularly important since Gruden said that preseason play will be the determining factor in who is the No. 2 QB.
Friday: Off day
Saturday-Monday: The Redskins wrap up the Richmond portion of their season preparation with one practice on Saturday, two on Sunday, and one on Monday.
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