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Redskins training camp practice report, Day 5

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Redskins training camp practice report, Day 5

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.

—Some one on one work. 

—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.

 

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Report: Trent Williams' dogs killed neighbor's dog

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Report: Trent Williams' dogs killed neighbor's dog

Trent Williams is defending his dogs after neighbors of a home registered to him in Missouri City, Texas say the Redskins' lineman's dogs brutally killed their dog.

The neighbor's dog, Sandy, according to reports, died after being mauled and dragged under an iron fence on their own property. 

According to Williams, the attack began after Sandy instigated conflict with one of Williams' smaller pets. Williams felt his dogs did nothing wrong and said the animals were defending the smaller dog, who is fighting for its life after $5,000 in medical bills. 

Williams told FOX 26 Houston that the situation was "dogs doing what dogs do."

In comments to local television stations, Sandy's owner's described how they found their dog.

"I found my dog halfway ripped apart, head and one leg on the other side of the fence, two of those stakes ripped through the body and one leg just dangling," said Jerry Flowers.

"They drug her head through the fence," Linda Flowers said. "Half of her body was through the wrought iron fence."

Animal control and local police are no longer investigating the incident according to ABC 13. Williams was not cited for the incident.

Williams is on the non-football injury list for the Washington Redskins after ending his holdout halfway through the season. 

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Once the Redskins Ironman, Ryan Kerrigan moved to injured reserve

Once the Redskins Ironman, Ryan Kerrigan moved to injured reserve

The Redskins moved outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan to the injured reserve after he injured his calf last week against Green Bay. He will miss the remainder of the season. 

Kerrigan had started every game for Washington since 2011 until just three weeks ago, one of the most impressive streaks in the NFL at 139 straight starts. 

He missed the Panthers game due to a concussion, was able to come back from the Packers game and then hurt his calf. 

After three straight seasons with double-digit sacks, Kerrigan’s numbers were down this year. He will finish the season with just 5.5 sacks after posting 37 over the last few years. 

Dexter Manley holds the Redskins franchise record with 91 sacks. After bringing down Aaron Rodgers last week in Green Bay before his injury, Kerrigan got to 90 sacks. 

If he comes back healthy in 2020, Kerrigan would look prime to break the franchise record. He will be in the last year of his contract, however, and will account for nearly $12 million against the salary cap.

Should Washington release Kerrigan, which was once unthinkable, it would carry no salary cap hit. 

To replace Kerrigan on the active roster the Redskins signed Caleb Wilson from the Cardinals practice squad.

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