RICHMOND—Day 12 of training camp is underway on a soggy Monday here at the Bon Secours training center. The morning walkthough is over and the players are scheduled to return to the field at 3 p.m. for their first practice since Saturday’s fight-filled session with the Texans.
Here’s what I’ll be looking forward to seeing/hearing the rest of the day:
*The injuries are mounting for the Redskins. They key guys to keep an eye on today are cornerbacks David Amerson (shoulder) and DeAngelo Hall (hip flexor/groin), running back Matt Jones (knee), safety Jeron Johnson (hamstring), wide receiver Jamison Crowder (hamstring) and linebacker Preston Smith (groin). Will any of them return to the field and practice fully? Keep in mind, there are just three days until the preseason opener in Cleveland.
*Hall said he expects to practice for the first time since going down in a heap last Thursday. The 31-year-old, who is in the process of returning from two Achilles tears, also said he’d be disappointed if he didn’t play against the Browns.
“I feel pretty good,” Hall said after the walkthrough. “I was able to run yesterday and run the day before that. Opened up pretty good. A little nervous about the wet conditions. Hopefully I’ll just warm up properly and I’ll be alright.”
*Speaking of injuries and the weather, will the rain hold off? A steady rain affected Saturday’s practice and field conditions and it’s been drizzling on-and-off all morning here, leaving the surface a bit slick. Will that cause Coach Jay Gruden to hold back some players coming off leg injuries?
*Gruden will meet with reporters prior to practice and, we hope, will provide some details about his plan for Thursday’s opener. How much will the starters play? Has anyone been ruled out due to injury? Anything that he’s looking for in particular?
*I’ve mentioned this before, but it’s worth mentioning again: kicker Kai Forbath needs to pick it up and start showing some consistency. As my colleague Rich Tandler wrote a couple of days ago, it’s been a “rocky” camp thus far for Forbath.
*If you're among those that puts some stock in the unofficial depth chart that was released yesterday, then there are a handful of players that, based on the chart, could use a strong second half of camp. In particular, I’m thinking about Tom Compton (third string right tackle), Silas Redd (fourth string running back) and Colt McCoy (third string quarterback).
Check back later for Rich Tandler's post-practice report.