Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, July 30, 34 days before the Washington Redskins cut their roster to 53 on September 2.
The Redskins last played a game 210 days ago; they will open the 2017 season against the Eagles at FedEx Field in 42 days.
Today’s schedule: Off day
—Preseason opener @ Ravens (8/10) 11
—Preseason vs. Packers at FedEx Field (8/19) 20
—Sunday night Raiders @ Redskins (9/24) 56
Stock up/stock down after first three days of training camp
RICHMOND—Yes, it’s early in training camp but early impressions are important. Here are some players whose stock has gone up so far and some who are headed in the wrong direction.
Stock up—WR Josh Doctson spent time with the second and third teams in OTAs and while he didn’t do much wrong, he didn’t do much that stood out, either. That changed on the first day of practice when he got open deep twice and caught one deep ball for a touchdown. He went deep again yesterday and he shook off Josh Norman and scored the TD. Expectations for him are high and at this early stage, he is on the right track towards meeting them.
Stock down—QB Nate Sudfeld has had his moments. He hit Ryan Grant with a nice pass as he split two defenders deep down the middle. But he also has tossed up some passes that just have no chance of being completed. He often takes an extra stutter step while delivering a pass indicating hesitation and giving the defender a chance to close in on the ball. Sudfeld should be showing more progress between his first and second seasons.
Stock up—OLB Junior Galette hasn’t played since 2014 due to two torn Achilles and nobody is counting on him to contribute this year. But he is looking explosive after dropping some weight and his determination and positive attitude seem to be contagious.
Stock down—NT Phil Taylor, another player who hasn’t taken an NFL snap since 2014, seemed to have a clear path to the starting nose tackle job. But the former first-round pick isn’t taking advantage of the opportunity. He is stuck behind Joey Mbu and all of his reps have been with the second and third teams. Taylor is the one true nose tackle on the roster but if he doesn’t step up he might not be on it much longer.
Stock up—CB Kendall Fuller was less than fully healthy last year and his learning curve perhaps was steeper than many expected. He looks like a different player in camp so far, moving more smoothly and comfortably than he did at any time last year. Fuller got another interception on Saturday
Stock down—WR Brian Quick was largely invisible during offseason practices, a difficult feat for a 6-3 wide receiver. He needs to have a good camp to make it but he has done nothing to stand out. There is plenty of time for him to recover but he may need a big showing in some preseason games to have a shot.
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