Countdown to Kickoff

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Countdown to Kickoff


Days until the Redskins play the Vikings in the Monday night season opener at FedEx Field.

Camp Closes

Practices are now closed to the public.

Next Up

Preseason Game

vs. New York Jets

8 p.m. Saturday

at FedEx Field

SUMMER STORY LINES {vbar}The 2005 Draft Class

With the exception of Carlos Rogers and Jason Campbell, none of the five remaining 2005 draft picks is guaranteed a spot on this year's roster. Fullbacks Manuel White (fourth round) and Nehemiah Broughton (seventh round) are battling starter Mike Sellers. Linebacker Robert McCune (fifth round) spent most of his rookie season on the practice squad, but played in seven games, including both playoff games.

During the last preseason game in 2005, White fractured his left fibula and tore ligaments in his ankle and was unable to play the entire season.

"I got a chance to sit back and learn the game from the meeting room," White said. "Now I'm out here learning on the field. Obviously, I wish I was out here last year, but you have to take the positive out of it."

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