Observations from Friday’s practice at Redskins training camp

August 16, 2013

Rookies Baccari Rambo and David Amerson limber up on the final day of training camp. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

RICHMOND – Redskins training camp is officially in the books. The team on Friday held their final practice in Richmond before changing and heading back to Northern Virginia.

Some final observations from the Bon Secours Redskins Training Facility:

● Robert Griffin III took all 12 of the first-team snaps in 11-on-11 action, completing six of eight passes and handing the ball off another four times. He connected with Pierre Garcon on a 15-yard pass over the middle, and went on to complete two passes to Santana Moss, and one each to Leonard Hankerson, Jordan Reed and Logan Paulsen.

Griffin took another five snaps in six-on-eight drills with completions to Davis, Reed and Aldrick Robinson.

Griffin for the first time this week ran an 11-on-11 two-minute drill at the end of practice. It wasn’t exactly full-speed. Brisk walk-through is a better way to describe the pace.

● Griffin took his first designed run play of 11-on-11 action. Lined up in the pistol formation, Griffin faked a zone-read handoff to Alfred Morris and then took off around the right end. He made two defenders miss on the edge and then took an exaggerated flop onto the ground and then laid on his back to show that he knows how to protect himself.

● It wasn’t a great day for Pat White, nor Rex Grossman, who both threw multiple interceptions apiece. White threw four interceptions: His first came on a screen pass intended for Jawan Jamison. Linebacker Ricky Elmore stepped in front of the pass, however. White threw another interception to London Fletcher, who wrestled the ball away from wide receiver Nick Williams on a throw over the middle, one to DeAngelo Hall, who cut in front of Skye Dawson and plucked the ball from the air, and finally to a wide-open DeJon Gomes downfield. Hard to say which receiver White intended to throw to. No one was in the area. Grossman threw one interception to Fletcher on what looked like a weird, no-look lob. Grossman shortly after threw an interception in the end zone to Bacarri Rambo.

● Hall’s interception off of White came one play after he broke up a pass intended for Dawson, knocking it free from behind. The wide receiver ran a similar route the very next play, and Hall jumped the route and came up with the grab.

● Leonard Hankerson still has to work on becoming a more consistent player. He has had some good days in camp, but also has had some others where he is hit-or-miss with his catches. Today, he dropped an easy toss from Kirk Cousins at the goal line. Then the next play, he aggressively snatched the ball out the air on a slant route into the end zone.

● Brian Orakpo missed today’s practice with the thigh bruise, but said he isn’t concerned about it. Darryl Tapp saw a lot of first-team action at right outside linebacker. Rob Jackson received some snaps with the first team as well.

● Brandon Meriweather and Josh Wilson worked with the scout team defense once again, and don’t seem likely to play on Monday. Meriweather has now practiced four consecutive days, which represents his most extensive stretch of camp without a break, which would seems to bode well for the safety. DeJon Gomes continued to work as first-team strong safety.

● Cornerback Ryan Mouton, guard Jacolby Ashworth, wide receiver Donte Stallworth and linebacker Roddrick Muckelroy all missed practice again. Mike Shanahan said they are all unlikely to play Monday.

Related: Observations from each day of practice during training camp

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What’s ahead:

● Washington hosts the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday at 8 p.m. in their first game of the preseason at FedEx Field.

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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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