Redskins training camp: Day 6 observations


WR Brandon Banks makes a spectacular catch in training camp Tuesday. (John McDonnell/THE WASHINGTON POST)

Fullback Darrel Young (hamstring) and receiver Josh Morgan (hamstring) sat out practice a day after pulling up lame.

Kickers Graham Gano and Neil Rackers went head-to-head for the second time in camp. They kicked from distances of 20, 37, 39, 46, 51, 53 and 55 yards. Both went 6-for-7, with Gano’s miss coming from 39 yards out and Rackers’s coming from 53. In live kicking, Gano is 11-for13 and Rackers is 10-for-13.

Redskins wideouts picked on cornerback Cedric Griffin during one-on-one drills. Pierre Garcon torched him and had a 5-yard cushion as he streaked toward the end zone, but Robert Griffin III overthrew Garcon. Then Brandon Banks put a move on Griffin and beat him up the sideline for a touchdown pass from the first-string QB.

Anthony Armstrong turned Josh Wilson around with a double move and got open for a touchdown reception.

DeAngelo Hall was guilty of holding twice during one-on-one drills, but during the full-team scrimmage, he ran step-for-step with his assignments and broke up the first two passes that came his way, nearly picking off the second.

A day he made a catch near the goal line but fumbled the ball, tight end Chris Cooley had another fumble after making a sideline catch. The tight end came away from the play shaking his hand.

Rookie running back Alfred Morris did a good job of displaying his running style today. He ran hard and with purpose. No dancing around-- one cut, and up the field.

With Young sidelined, Cooley took some snaps at fullback. Dorson Boyce saw time there as well, but struggled, particularly during blitz pickup drills.

Kevin Barnes, competing for the third cornerback job, intercepted a Rex Grossman pass for an easy pick-six.

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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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