Thursday, July 26, 2012

Redskins Training Camp Notes

Rex Grossman, left, and Robert Griffin III, right, doing quarterback drills. (Photo:

As the Washington Redskins kicked off Training Camp yesterday, there were a few story lines that emerged.

The first being the absence of offensive tackle Jammal Brown. Brown saw significant playing time by the end of last season and is expected to compete for a starting role this season. Brown suffered a setback with his surgically repaired hip while running gassers on Wednesday.

Now, usually when a player suffers a "set-back" while running gassers during the pre-camp conditioning test, that can mean one of two things: either he really did re-injure his hip or he's out of shape. It's not quite clear which it is. Either way, Brown is in serious danger of losing his spot and any hopes of making the starting front five fast diminishing. Maurice Hurt and Tyler Polumbus will split his Browns reps while he is on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list.

We received an update as to what exactly happened to Chase Minnifield that caused him to be waived by the team three days ago. Head Coach Mike Shanahan said yesterday that Minnifield tore his ACL on the final day of minicamp this past June. Last we heard, the Redskins surprisingly put him on the waiver wire three days ago. Minnifield cleared waivers and has been added to the Redskins IR where he will stay for the 2012 season.

The circus that is going to be the Redskins backfield got underway yesterday, as well. Evan Royster took the first team reps and Roy Helu Jr ran with the second teamers. Tim Hightower mixed in for a few reps, but his time was limited since he is coming off of injury. It will be interesting to see how the Redskins plan on intermixing all three throughout the first couple weeks of camp.
Redskins Training Camp is in full force and this season has no shortage of story lines. Whether its players on the PUP list, on/off the field drama, or just my own evaluation, stay tuned to The Skinny On Sports for Redskins Training Camp news and analysis.

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Source: CSN Washington, Washington Times, Rotoworld