Quarterback encouraged after first five practices of training camp.
Based on the tempo and energy of today’s practice, Washington’s players certainly seemed to have earned their break.
The wide receiver left practice early on Monday because of a sore right hamstring, but neither he, nor coach Jay Gruden, seemed overly concerned.
After waiving Brandon Jenkins, Washington signs a pass rusher who played with Dallas last season, and had worked previously with assistant coach Brian Baker.
Center Kory Lichtensteiger and coach Jay Gruden both expressed encouragement over the progress that the sixth-year pro has made while transitioning to his new role along the offensive line.
Washington cut its fifth-round pick from last year because two other young outside linebackers have looked good in training camp on defense and special teams.
The Redskins announced that they have waived outside linebacker Brandon Jenkins a year after drafting him in the fifth round out of Florida State.
New Redskins coach believes in practicing hard and delegating responsibility to his assistants.
Sunday’s practice represented another waterlogged day for the Redskins. At one point, the morning session was in danger of being moved inside as lightning was spotted roughly 45 minutes before practice.
Nose tackle Barry Cofield has practiced without limitation, and three days into training camp said that he feels great following his real football action since last season.
Jay Gruden explains his philosophy on practicing in pads so early in training camp.
Soon after the Redskins introduced Jay Gruden as head coach of the Washington Redskins, fullback Darrel Young did his research to find out how the coach used fullbacks during his time as offensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals.
It didn’t take long for Barry Cofield to come up with a list of differences when asked to compare training camp under new coach Jay Gruden and Washington’s training camp last year under Mike Shanahan.
Saturday was Day 3 of training camp for the Redskins, and the first practice in pads. Mike Jones shares what he saw during a spirited, physical practice.
Wide receiver Leonard Hankerson has received clearance to run, but he is not yet ready to return from knee surgery.
Defensive end Jason Hatcher said he remains unsure when the team will activate him from the physically unable to perform list and clear him for practice. Hatcher called patience the key to a full and effective recovery.
Linebacker Brian Orakpo would’ve preferred for the Redskins to have signed him to a long-term deal rather than play this season out on the one-year franchise player tag.
The Redskins veteran says he’s comfortable in a leadership role and expects the defense to improve.
With the camp-opening kinks worked out on Thursday, the Redskins had an improved practice Friday and expressed encouragement over the progress made.
The introduction to the offense that Roberts received during the offseason — when he, Garcon and Jackson shared the field and lined up in a number of different positions — helped set his mind at ease.
Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. A native of Warrenton, Va., he got his start in journalism covering sports for his hometown paper, The Fauquier Citizen, in 1999 and eventually became sports editor. Jones went on to cover the Washington Wizards for the Washington Times and CSNWashington.com from 2007 to 2010 before covering the Redskins for TBD.com for the 2010 season. He joined The Post’s staff in February, 2011. He lives on the Eastern Shore with his wife, Katie, and four children, Siera, Timothy, Malakai and Silas. 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.