We're rolling at a different time today as the Redskins switch up the schedule and go with a single 1:00 practice today. So it's Friday, it's after lunch, you're not going to do much of anything a work anyway. Follow along as the Redskins practice and Tandler follows along live.
--It's cool and cloudy as we get things going here. It's also Friday for the players--they are off tomorrow--so things should be lively.
--Special teams drill had a ball carrier and a tackler with the "returner" making one move to get past the "tackler". It's a big advantage to the returner. One tackler who was not dodged, however, was Su'a Cravens. The returner tried a couple of moves on the rookie but couldn't get past him. Such an ability to read a runner certainly translates to open-field tackling on defense.
--As he promised yesterday, Matt Jones is back to work, wearing pads and taking part in individual drills. We will see how much he participates in team drills.
--Jamison Crowder is not with the wide receivers as they do individual drills. We will get a clarification from Gruden after practice.
--WR Maurice Harris just ran past Jay Gruden, who was playing an immobile defender, cut across the middle and flat dropped a pass right in his hands. No eye in the sky needed to evaluate that one, right in front of the head coach.
--Looks like that 10 percent chance of precipitation is coming through. If you don't hear from me for a while it's because I had to put my iPad away.
--Jones is in there for team work. He went to the ;;'ground after finding the middle clogged on a running play. He appears to be OK.
--Keith Marshall just ran through Quinton Dunbar on a run around right end. Of course, you never know what would have happened of there was live tackling; Dunbar may have let up a bit.
--A forced fumble got the D chanting "defense, defense". They were rewarded on the very next play with a pick by rookie Lloyd Carrington. That brought one large celebration in the middle of the field.
--Valdez Showers was so open on a red zone play that he had time to fall down, get back up, catch McCoy's pass, and run in for the TD before anyone could touch him.
--They are giving the second and third teams a bit of a rest in this team session. The ones have ;yet to make an appearance in this round of reps.
--With the first team resting Chris Baker has plenty of time and energy to cheer on the defense, taunt the offense when they make a mistake, and give suggestions to Jay Gruden.
That's it, folks. Thanks for coming by, see you Sunday at 1.