Quick Hits: Observations from Thursday’s Redskins practice


Quarterbacks Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins pass during Thursday’s organized team activities at Redskins Park. (Carioti/The Washington Post)

- Defensive end Stephen Bowen (knee) worked on the side during practices the last two weeks, but went through positional drills Thursday.

- Defensive end Adam Carriker was an observer again, nursing blisters on his heels. Running backs Roy Helu and Evan Royster and linebacker Perry Riley did work on the side with trainers off and on, and didn’t go through team drills.

- Guard Kory Lichtensteiger and running back Tim Hightower have yet to be cleared to practice as they recover from ACL surgeries.

- Niles Paul bulked up to play tight end, but still has his speed. He fired off the line and was picked up by cornerback Richard Crawford, but beat the defensive back up the sideline for a catch from Rex Grossman.

- Kickers Graham Gano and Neil Rackers both went 8-for-8 on field goal attempts.

- Cornerback Josh Wilson was the lone player not in attendance for Thursday’s workout, which was voluntary.

- Robert Griffin III and London Fletcher have lockers next to one another, and Griffin has taken the occasional playful jab at the linebacker during media sessions. On Thursday, Fletcher got to Griffin and tagged him just before the quarterback ran out of bounds on a roll-out keeper. Cornerback DeAngelo Hall let out a loud cheer, clapped and said, “Show him that 4.3 speed, Fletch! Show him that 4.3 speed!”

- Griffin closed out practice by completing four of six passes while running the one-minute drill. He completed the first four, then had the fifth broken up in the end zone. On the sixth, with seven seconds left, Griffin backpedaled around the 35-yard line to avoid linebacker Ryan Kerrigan and was intercepted. Darrel Young batted the pass into the air, and Pierre Garcon tried tipping it up while falling out of bounds. Hall intercepted it.

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Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
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