RICHMOND—Following another uneventful morning walkthrough, the Redskins are set to hit the field at 3 p.m. for practice.
Here’s what I’ll be looking for:
*It’s still a little early to call it a trend, but Robert Griffin III has been sharp in practice two days in a row. In fact, Griffin went a combined 16 of 18 in 11-on-11 drills on Friday and Saturday. One major emphasis for the fourth-year passer is consistency. And, after an up and down Day 1, he's shown well.
*In the battle for the starting strong safety job, Duke Ihenacho and Jeron Johnson have been rotating days working with the first team. It’s early, but Ihenacho has made more plays in team drills. On Saturday, he knocked away a pass in team drills and made a big hit on Matt Jones that elicited oohs from the crowd. Assuming Johnson runs with the ones today, he could benefit from a good day.
*I plan to watch rookie wide receiver Jamison Crowder more closely today. Just like OTAs and minicamp, he’s getting a ton of reps—and making the most of his opportunities. On Saturday, his acceleration and top end speed was evident on an end-around.
*Special teams coordinator Ben Kotwica appears to be keeping his options open when it comes to returners. We’ve seen Crowder, Andre Roberts, Rashad Ross, Trey Williams and even DeSean Jackson field punts. On kickoffs, Crowder, Chris Thompson, Niles Paul, Williams and Reggie Bell have gotten a look. Can anything be gleaned from today’s practice? Maybe, maybe not. But we’re now four days into camp; reps, rotation order, etc. will soon begin to mean matter.
*Injuries. A day after losing cornerback Bashaud Breeland for four to six weeks, the secondary took another hit Saturday when rookie Tevin Mitchel suffered a right shoulder injury. An update should be forthcoming. DeAngelo Hall, meantime, took a maintenance day Saturday. Does he return to the field?
That it’s for now. Check back for Rich Tandler’s post-practice wrap up this evening.