Spring practices organized team activities if you prefer are not mandatory in the NFL, but attendance is preferred. Actually, in the case of Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan showing up or at the minimum being accountable is expected. Through two weeks of OTAs, so far, so good.Weve had some good work, guys are working hard, we got some competition thats what you look for in these OTA days, Shanahan said following Thursdays outdoor practice at Redskins Park. Weve got 100 attendance. If a guy has missed, its been an excused absence.On this day nose tackle Barry Cofield and safety Tanard Jackson were the only Redskins not in attendance and Shanahan said the pair was excused. Others on hand but not fully practicing included Leonard Hankerson (hip), Brian Orakpo (pectoral), Kory Lichtensteiger (knee), Adam Carriker (foot blisters), Steven Bowen (knee), Jonathan Goff (knee) and running back Tim Hightower, still recovering from Novembers knee surgery. Otherwise, it was an all hands on deck situation.If people want to improve themselves, then you have to practice, and we have nine weeks to get that in, he explained. Its normally three or four days a week. You dont always have it. Some guys dont come for one reason or another, but youre hoping people do come because youre all after the same goal, and I think weve talked about what that goal is.Shanahan expects Hightower, still recovering from Novembers knee surgery, back for training camp. Its pretty much on me, Hightower said.Things feel good, things feel strong. Its just a matter of me getting back in football shape and me getting comfortable with everything.Hankerson did drillwork on the side, though Shanahan said the second-year receivers hip is healed and the team is simply taking the cautious route before training camp. A similar protective tale was told by Orakpo, who sat out 11-on-11 drills. His left pectoral muscle, the one injured late last season, was wrapped but the Redskins top pass rusher downplayed the issue and expects to return to action soon. Were just taking it easy right now, taking a precautionary step, Orakpo said.Guard Kory Lichtensteiger (knee) participated in individual and positional work, but expects to be ready for the start of training camp. Same long range forecast for defensive end Stephen Bowen, who sat out practice on Thursday. Shanahan said Goff, recovering from an ACL injury,had his knee drained and continues have some fluid in the knees, but hopes he will return to practice in a couple of weeks. Speaking of excused absences, cornerback DeAngelo Hall, told reporters he missed last weeks OTAs because of a family matter.
Redskins training camp is almost here, which means preseason football is not far off, with the 2018 NFL regular season coming into view.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Washington Redskins released its 2018 training camp schedule, set to begin July 26. Once again the activities will take place at Bon Secours Training Center in Richmond, Va., the Redskins training camp venue since 2013.
The Redskins' 2018 training camp is sure to be an intriguing one. The Redskins have a new quarterback in Alex Smith, a new running back in Derrius Guice, and a litany of players returning from injury.
Here is everything you need to know about the 2018 Redskins training camp, from location to times, dates, ticket prices and more.
Who: The Washington Redskins
What: Redskins 2018 NFL Training Camp
Where: Bon Secours Training Center in Richmond, Va.
When: July 26 until Aug. 14
When is Redskins training camp?
The Redskins training camp begins on Thursday, July 26, 2018.
What time does Redskins training camp start?
The typical schedule opens with a morning practice from 9:45-11:45 a.m. and an evening walkthrough from 4:40-5:40 p.m. Exceptions are noted below.
Where is the Redskins training camp 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. (https://www.redskins.com/schedule/training-camp/)
Redskins training camp schedule
Date — Camp Opens — Practice — Walkthrough — Camp Closes
Thurs. 7/26 — 8:30 a.m. — 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. — 4:40 to 5:40 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Fri. 7/27 — 8:30 a.m. — 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. — 4:40 to 5:40 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Sat. 7/28 — 8:30 a.m. — 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. — 4:40 to 5:40 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Sun. 7/29 — 8:30 a.m. — 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. — 4:40 to 5:40 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Tues. 7/31 — 8:30 a.m. — 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. — 4:40 to 5:40 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Wed. 8/1 — 8:30 a.m. — 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. — 4:40 to 5:40 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Thurs. 8/2 — 8:30 a.m. — 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. — 4:40 to 5:40 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Sat. 8/4 — 11:30 a.m. — 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. — N/A — 3:30 p.m.
Sun. 8/5 — 8:30 a.m. — 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. — 4:40 to 5:40 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Mon. 8/6 — 8:30 a.m. — 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. — 4:40 to 5:40 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Tues. 8/7 — 12:30 p.m. — 1:35 to 3:35 p.m. — N/A — 3:35 p.m.
Thurs. 8/9 — PRESEASON WEEK 1 AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 7:30 P.M.
Sat. 8/11 — 12:30 p.m. — 1:35 to 3:35 p.m. — N/A — 3:35 p.m.
*Sun. 8/12 — 12:30 p.m. — 1:35 to 3:35 p.m. — N/A — 3:35 p.m.
*Mon. 8/13 — 8:30 a.m. — 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. — 10:35 to 11:35 a.m. — 3:35 p.m.
*Tues. 8/14 — 12:30 p.m. — 1:35 to 3:35 p.m. — N/A — 3:35 p.m.
*The last three training camp dates will be a joint practice with the New York Jets
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Jay Gruden is many things, including honest, witty, one of the greatest Arena League quarterbacks in the history of the universe and, as of June 18, the longest-tenured head coach of a major D.C. sports team.
With the Capitals and Barry Trotz parting ways, Gruden is now officially the area's most experienced boss (while Gruden was actually hired a few months before Trotz back in 2014, they both have led their teams through four seasons up to this point, which is the number that matters here).
Scott Brooks, meanwhile, has overseen the Wizards for two campaigns, while Nats manager Dave Martinez is in the middle of his first year at the helm.
This designation will pair nicely with the fact that Gruden will also be the first 'Skins headman to hold his job into a fifth season in the Dan Snyder era. You don't need to make plans to visit his statue yet, of course, but this is some uncharted territory the 51-year-old is currently hanging out in.
Now, his overall record of 28-35-1 certainly needs work, or else he'll be in danger of handing the longest-tenured distinction over to Brooks. However, Gruden does deserve credit for bringing an amount of stability to the Burgundy and Gold, a franchise that is usually as stable as Metro's Wi-Fi connection.
So, with all due respect to DC United's Ben Olsen, the Kastles' Murphy Jensen and whatever legend is in charge of your kid's dynastic flag football team, when you think of the man who's been roaming the sidelines longer than anyone else in D.C., be sure to think of this man and only this man:
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