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Redskins OTAs LIVE Blog: Updates, analysis, photos and more from Ashburn

Redskins OTAs LIVE Blog: Updates, analysis, photos and more from Ashburn

The Redskins will host the media during their final week of OTAs on Wednesday, and the CSN Redskins crew will bring you live updates from the action in Ashburn.

JP Finlay, Rich Tandler and Pete Hailey will be on scene, providing plenty of live looks at the practice session via social media. 

Wednesday OTAs begin at 11:00 a.m. ET at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va. The day's activities will wrap up around 2:00 p.m. ET with player availability and Jay Gruden press conference.

You can watch the live stream of  Jay Gruden's Wednesday press conference on CSN Mid-Atlantic by heading over to our Live Stream page at 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday Redskins OTAs Live Updates

1:00 PM Offensive tackle Kevin Bowen appears to have been injured in practice, causing the team to cut the session short. The injury risks at OTAs have drawn significant attention since Ravens CB Tavon Young and TE Dennis Pitta suffered major injuries in the sessions. 

12:50 PM: Jay Gruden has not hid his love for WR Ryan Grant. STL's Rob Carlin and Brian Mitchell have talked a lot about Grant recently. He's a solid player who does everything well and takes instruction very well. But he doesn't exactly have a huge ceiling. He's a good safety blanket to have now, as the Redskins continue to bring Josh Doctson along slowly.

12:35 PM: Offseason free agent signing Zach Brown continues to get his named called a lot.

12:15 PM: Sometimes, you can take what you can get.

12:10 PM: Fear not, Redskins fans. Josh Doctson is healthy and on the field, and doing well too.

12:00 PM: First-round pick Jonathan Allen in action. He's going to be fun to watch.

11:55 AM: In case you're wondering who is in and who is out at OTAs on Wednesday. Trent Williams, Jordan Reed and Matt Jones are not on the field. 

11:50 AM: The running back position battle is going to be an interesting one to watch. Matt Jones is yet again not participating in drills. Here are the others in action.

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11:45 AM: Jay Gruden's strut is already in midseason form.

11:40 AM: Ty Nsekhe, the Redskins' resident jumbo jet, is back on the practice turf. But one notable offensive lineman not of the field so far? Trent Williams.

11:15 AM: With nasty weather on the horizon, Wednesday's OTAs are headed inside the bubble at Redskins Park.

11:00 AM: Our entire CSN Redskins team is on-site today. be sure to follow CSN Insiders JP Finlay and Rich Tandler, CSN Redskins digital producer Pete Hailey and CSN photographer/local celebrity Mitch Tischler.

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NFL players react to news that Andrew Luck is retiring

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NFL players react to news that Andrew Luck is retiring

NFL players took to Twitter on Saturday to send well-wishes to Andrew Luck after news broke that he is retiring from the NFL. 

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Luck was 'mentally worn out' after years of battling injuries. Luck confirmed the news in an emotional press conference on Saturday night.

"Andrew luck I understand you 100% brotha," wrote Dez Bryant. "... take your time ... I wish you the best."

Redskins rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins reacted to the news with emojis.

Former player turned ESPN analyst Emmanuel Acho posted video of Colts fans booing Luck as he walked into the locker room. "Coach always said, 'the pats on the back eventually turn into stabs,'" he wrote.  

"That's bad to boo that man," added former Redskins player Chris Baker.

Former Ravens and current Carolina player Torrey Smith tweeted that anyone in the sport understands.

Jaguars long snapper Matt Overton wrote he was "shook."



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Falcons safety Keanu Neal says no 'ill intent' for big hit on Jordan Reed

Falcons safety Keanu Neal says no 'ill intent' for big hit on Jordan Reed

Jordan Reed took a major blow to the head in the Redskins third preseason game in Atlanta, and the blow eventually landed Washington's stud tight end in the NFL's concussion protocol. 

Falcons safety Keanu Neal delivered the hit, and while it was clearly illegal and resulted in a penalty on the field, he took to Twitter to defend his play. 

It's hard to judge intent under the incredible speed that plays happen during pro football. When a player goes in for a tackle, ball carriers can also move, and plays that look dirty in slow motion can look reasonable in full speed. Still, it's undeniable that Reed took a major shot in the helmet from Neal, and it definitely seemed unnecessary. And it's not a secret that Reed has dealt with serious head injuries throughout his NFL career. 

There has been no update on Reed's condition beyond that he's in the NFL concussion protocol. Reed also stayed in the game after the big hit from Neal before his concussion symptoms showed up at halftime. 

Neal is a fifth-year safety out of the University of Florida. He missed most of the 2018 season with an ACL injury. Reed also attended the University of Florida.