Here we go for practice No. 5. It’s overcast but the forecasts say that the rain should stay away this afternoon. The clouds are keeping things cool, in the mid-70’s
—Jay Gruden said that OLB Ryan Anderson should return to practice today after missing a few days with back spasms. He also said that we should see Chris Thompson in some 11 on 11 drills perhaps as soon as today.
—Tress Way is booming some punts today. Like to the stratosphere.
—Jay Gruden said in his press conference that he probably wouldn’t play cornerback today. But he is out there on the right side. A bit slow but the enthusiasm is there.
Jay Gruden vs Trey Quinn. Mismatch. Gotta move your feet better. pic.twitter.com/FqiRQIfKSX— John Keim (@john_keim) July 31, 2018
—With Daron Payne sidelined, Phil Taylor is with the ones at nose tackle at the start of 11 on 11 work. Morgan Moses is in his usual right tackle spot. We were told to expect him to get limited work.
—I don’t get it. They are practicing kickoffs but there isn’t a receiving team on the field. That’s where to major changes to the rule are. It is going to be interesting to see that play when the preseason starts.
—Rob Kelley just caught a short pass in seven on seven and continued to run about 40 yards into the end zone. Coaches love that kind of thing and Kelley is trying to create the best possible impression, just like he did when he was an undrafted rookie.\
—T.J. Clemmings is in at left tackle for the Redskins. He isn’t great but he is better than some of the tackles they had to run out there when the injuries started to pile up.
—I think that the grind of camp is setting in today. There isn’t much noise or enthusiasm. On the plus side, it’s not sloppy. But it’s not very lively either.
—Maurice Harris needs to tighten up his chin strap. For the second time in three days he made a nice catch and lost his helmet when he went to the ground. The helmet rolling on the ground makes the catch more spectacular but the last thing Harris needs is a concussion. Moreau had good coverage on the play but Harris got the ball.
—Quinton Dunbar with an end zone interception of Colt McCoy. Colt tried to call it out of bounds. It was close but maybe Colt should have taken the loss there.
—Practice is close to wrapping up and it’s time to get ready to do player interviews. We’re going to wrap this up and if anything else noteworthy happens we’ll add it in. Thanks for joining in and we’ll see you tomorrow.