DeAngelo Hall said that the Redskins defense has a secondary full of misfits when speaking to the media yesterday. He said it with a smile but there was more truth in his statement than he or anyone else might care to admit. Here is the background of some players who should be major contributors to in the secondary this year:Brandon MeriweatherHes with his third team in the past 12 months. Meriweather has had a few brushes with the law including a recent 180-day suspended jail sentence in connection with a DUI charge.Tanard JacksonAfter coming off of a one-year suspension for violating the leagues substance abuse policy, Jackson signed a contract extension with the Bucs last October. They cut him in April.Madieu WilliamsHe played sparingly in San Francisco last year after they signed him as a free agent.DeJon GomesA fifth-round draft pickReed DoughtyAny time he is in the lineup, Redskins fans point the finger at him anytime the opposition makes a big play. Sometimes its warranted, sometimes its not.Cedric GriffinHe tore the ACL in his left knee playing in the NFC title game for the Vikings in January of 2010. He rehabbed and was back later that calendar year for Minnesotas Week 5 game. Then, in Week 5, he tore the ACL on his right knee.Josh WilsonWhen he signed as a free agent last year, the Redskins were his third team in three years. After the 2009 season Seattle traded him to Baltimore and the Ravens let him go as a free agent at the end of 2010.Raheem MorrisThe secondary coach was one of the youngest head coaches in NFL history at the age of 32 when the Bucs promoted from position coach straight to head coach after firing Jon Gruden. He probably was one of the youngest head coaches ever fired after Tampa Bay lost its last 10 games of last seasonAlthough Hall has been a staple in the Redskins secondary for a while, he fits the misfit mold as well. He complained his way out of Atlanta after the 2007 season. The Raiders gave up a second-round pick to get him and gave him seven-year, 70 million contract. They cut him halfway into the first year of the deal.The misfits label may or may not stick, but the shoe certainly does fit.
It did not take long for Dwayne Haskins to win approval from the media and the Redskins coaching staff in a short amount of time at OTAs.
That excitement from the Redskins OTAs has reverberated across the country and made him the feature of NBC Sports' Chris Simms QB School series. There, the current NFL analyst and former NFL quarterback made big comparisons to the No. 15 overall pick Haskins to Super Bowl champion Ben Roethlisberger.
Simms was enthralled with the skillset that Haskins possesses and his potential. Citing his arm talent and the small mechanics of the 22-year-old, Simms thinks he has all the tools to be a top-tier NFL QB.
"He reminds me a lot of a big Ben Roethlisberger with his style of football play. [Haskins] arm is special, there's no doubt about that," Simms said.
Comparing a rookie QB to a two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback that has made six All-Pro teams is not too shabby. Roethlisberger has thrown for over 54,000 yards in his career with 363 touchdowns across his NFL career. They both wear No. 7, both played their college ball in Ohio, and both are known for their ability to hurl a football down the field.
Some of the strong qualities of Haskins that Simms highlighted were his tight and quick arm motion, his controlled body rotation, and the accuracy down the field. At the same time, he pointed out that Haskins has a tendency to drop his elbow on passes, forcing his passes to sail high.
"[Haskins] has Big Ben Roethlisberger-type talent and I know he's already wowed some people down there in Washington in his first few practices."
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Before you blink Redskins training camp will be here, which means preseason football is not far off and the 2019 NFL regular season will come with it.
On Friday afternoon, the Washington Redskins released its 2019 training camp schedule, set to begin July 25. Training camp will take place at Bon Secours Training Center in Richmond, Va. for the seventh straight year.
This year is set to be the most intriguing training camp since Robert Griffin III was drafted by the team in 2012. Playing in his first NFL training camp first-round draft pick Dwayne Haskins will be the center of attention with the team's quarterback position still up in the air. There will be competition from trade acquisition Case Keenum and Redskins mainstay Colt McCoy.
More to watch:
-Derrius Guice will be in the backfield practicing with Adrian Peterson for the first time.
-The return of the Alabama Wall in Darron Payne and Jonathan Allen.
-Which wide receiver(s) will step up into holes in the offense.
Here is everything you need to know about the 2019 Redskins training camp.
When is the Redskins 2019 training camp?
The Redskins 2019 training camp begins on Thursday, July 25 at 9:45 a.m. ET and runs to the team's final practice on Saturday, August 11.
What time does the Redskins training camp start?
Most days of the Redskins training camp schedule starts with a practice at 9:45 a.m. ET with a late afternoon walkthrough at 4:40 p.m. ET.
Where is the Redskins training camp located?
The Redskins 2019 training camp is located at the Bon Secours Training Center at 2401 W. Leigh St., Richmond, Va. 23220.
How much does it cost to attend the Redskins training camp?
The Redskins training camp is free and open to the public. For more information on logistics, head to the Redskins’ official training camp page.
Redskins training camp schedule
Date — Camp Opens — Practice — Walkthrough — Camp Closes
Thurs. 7/25 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA
Fri. 7/26 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA
Sat. 7/27 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA
Sun. 7/28 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA
Tues. 7/30 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA
Wed. 7/31 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA
Thurs. 8/1 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA
Fan Appreciation Day:
Sat. 8/3 — TBA — 1:00 p.m. — No Walkthrough — TBA
Sun. 8/4 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA
Mon. 8/5 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA
Tues. 8/6 — TBA — 1:35 p.m. — No Walkthrough — TBA
Thurs. 8/8 — PRESEASON WEEK 1 AT CLEVELAND BROWNS 7:30 P.M.
Sat. 8/10 — TBA — 1:35 p.m. — No Walkthrough — TBA
Sun. 8/11 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — No Walkthrough— TBA
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