The Washington Redskins gathered for a second day of group workouts with 41 players in attendance once again, though there were some subtractions and additions.
On offense, tight end Fred Davis and running back Ryan Torain weren’t on hand for Day 2. Kicker Graham Gano attended for the first time. The defense was without linebacker Perry Riley and safety Macho Harris, but linebacker Rob Jackson, defensive end Jeremy Jarmon and safety Kareem Moore were there for the first time.
> Notable absences for a second straight day were linebacker Brian Orakpo, safety LaRon Landry and left tackle Trent Williams. Williams and offseason addition at safety, O.J. Atogwe, didn’t attend the first round of workouts and weren’t in attendance this week, either.
> Rookie nosetackle Chris Neild continued to work with defensive lineman Kedric Golston while learning the schemes. In 11-on-11 drills, Neild -- the only nose tackle in attendance -- got extensive work in the base defense, lining up between ends Golston and Jarmon.
Golston was slow to get up after a play and a teammate called out
"All right Haynesworth, get up,"--a reference to Haynesworth’s infamous nap play against the Eagles last season. Golston, like the rest of his teammates, had a good chuckle and then got up.
> Rookies Aldrick Robinson (WR, SMU) and Jarvis Jenkins (DE, Clemson) were absent for a second day.
> Selvish Capers and Clint Oldenberg got all the work at left and right tackle with last year’s starters, Williams and Jammal Brown, missing.
> Terrence Austin looked impressive catching passes for a second straight day.
> Rex Grossman looked sharp with a pair of back-to-back red zone touchdown passes, one to Austin and one to Anthony Armstrong.
> The offensive linemen got worked up when John Beck checked down and connected with guard Kory Lichtensteiger, who had lined up as an extra tight end, for a touchdown pass from five yards out. Lichtensteiger’s fellow linemen gave a loud cheer as the left guard made a juggling catch.
> Rookie RB Roy Helu was impressive, stretching for a high pass over the middle, then turning upfield with a burst of speed.
> Lorenzo Alexander worked mostly at outside linebacker, but on several occasions slid to inside linebacker next to London Fletcher, making way for Ryan Kerrigan at OLB.