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Need to Know: Five Redskins under pressure vs the Cardinals

Need to Know: Five Redskins under pressure vs the Cardinals

Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, December 1, three days before the Washington Redskins play the Arizona Cardinals.

Timeline

Today's schedule: Joe Barry news conference 12:40; Practice 1 p.m.; Jay Gruden and Sean McVay news conferences and open locker room after practice approx. 3 p.m.

Days until: Redskins @ Eagles 10; Panthers @ Redskins 18; Redskins @ Bears Christmas Eve 23

Injuries of note:
Did not practice:
TE Jordan Reed
Limited: G Brandon Scherff (ankle), OT Ty Nsekhe (ankle)
Full: LS Nick Sundberg
Wednesday injury report

Five Redskins under pressure against the Cardinals

RB Rob Kelley—After his worst game as the starter against the Cowboys (14 carries, 37 yards) Kelley will need to pick it up against the Cardinals, who have the No. 11 rushing defense in the NFL. He’s not to the point where he should be looking over his shoulder just yet but they are running out of games to let Kelley regain his stride.

G Brandon Scherff—Defensive end Calais Campbell made the Pro Bowl each of the last two seasons and he could be headed for his third straight. Scherff is looking to make his first Pro Bowl and if he can handle the 6-8, 282 lb. Campbell he could take a step in that direction. More importantly, if Scherff can handle the matchup the Redskins' running game will open up and Kirk Cousins will have more time to throw. 

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TE Vernon Davis—My guess right now is that Jordan Reed will be on the field against the Cardinals but he will play only in certain situations and he won’t be asked to block. The “normal” tight end duties will fall on Davis. He did well filling in when Reed was out earlier this year and he will need to keep that up against Arizona.

LB Su’a Cravens—While it won’t be a one-on-one battle the whole day it may be that Cravens will be largely responsible for covering RB David Johnson out of the backfield. The second-year back also lines up in the slot and it wouldn’t be surprising to see Cravens follow him out there. Johnson had 103 yards receiving against the Falcons last week and Cravens will need to come up and make tackles on him.

RELATED: Redskins' TE Reed out of practice, two OL limited

CB Josh Norman—The lone Cardinals receiver who is having a good year is Larry Fitzgerald, who is averaging seven receptions for 71 yards per game. It seems likely that Norman will be assigned to shadowing him and if Norman can shut him down the Cardinals will have a tough time moving the ball through the air.

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Chris Simms: Why Dwayne Haskins has 'Big Ben Roethlisberger-type talent'

Chris Simms: Why Dwayne Haskins has 'Big Ben Roethlisberger-type talent'

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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Redskins 2019 Training Camp Schedule: Dates, times, location, how to attend

Redskins 2019 Training Camp Schedule: Dates, times, location, how to attend

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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