Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, May 18, nine days before the start of OTAs.
Five notes and quotes from yesterday’s rookie minicamp:
CB Bashaud Breeland is confident, perhaps bordering on cocky. You like that in a corner. What is his game like? I asked him and he had his elevator speech prepared. “I’m a versatile, physical corner. I get in on tackles we well as am receivers at the line. And I can play multiple positions. I can line up at safety, I can line up at nickel, I can line up at the corner position. So I feel like that’s the biggest asset to my game.?
There are concerns about OLB Trent Murphy’s athletic ability but there can’t be any about his intelligence. He has already graduated from Stanford. He did have a redshirt year to help get it done but he barely needed it. Murphy needed to take just one class last fall to finish his requirements. His major was in business management.
Speaking of graduating, OT Morgan Moses is going to walk on The Lawn at Virginia today. He will get his degree in anthropology. After that, his thoughts will turn to adjusting back to playing right tackle after having been Virginia’s left tackle. “''It's been a while since I've been there. ... Just getting that feeling back,'' Moses said. ''One thing about me, I'm ambidextrous, so being able to adapt to both sides is something I've been able to do throughout my college career.''
G Spencer Long can play all three interior line positions but he’d prefer to just go hit somebody to having to deal with getting the snap to the quarterback. ““I like guard a little better; I’d rather just not have a ball in my hand,” he told me. “But I like the mental game of center, making the calls, that’s pretty fun.”
Most of you know by now that RB Lache Seastrunk didn’t catch any passes despite being Baylor’s starting running back last year. This was more due to the design of the Bears’ offense than any major issues with his hands. He doesn’t feel like he’s under any particular pressure to prove that he can catch passes. “They know I can catch,” he said. “My head coach knows I can catch, my running backs coach knows I can catcher, very well. I keep my eye on the ball and look it in, every time.”
—It’s been 140 days since the Redskins played a game; it will be 112 days until they play the Texans in the 2014 season opener.
—Days until: OTAs 9; Training camp starts 66; Preseason opener Patriots @ Redskins 81
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