eceiver Terry Metcalf, who has been withheld from contact work while recovering from an offseason concussion, has resumed practicing with his Redskins teammates.

"I feel good; my legs and feet are responding like they should," said Metcalf, who was having difficulty with his quickness when he first reported to training camp. "A lot of this has been mental, but now that's no problem. I just have to get my timing back and I have to be patient about that."

Coach Joe Gibbs said Metcalf would travel with the team to Tampa Bay Saturday for a preseason game, but probably won't play.

"We haven't decided yet if we will use him," Gibbs said, "although it seems like we might not. We want to work him in gradually. We told Terry there is no rush, that he should take on only what he feels comfortable with."

Metcalf, who has yet to have contact work, had been going through a strenuous rehabilitation program supervised by trainer Keoki Kamau. He suffered the concussion in a fall during an offseason basketball game.

The Redskins said the $100 fines imposed on their players for shaking hands with the Miami Dolphins last week will be rescinded . . . Player representative Mark Murphy said the players have voted to shake hands with Tampa Bay players . . . The Redskins cut their roster to 78 players today by releasing receiver Antonio Howard, defensive back Ken Daniels and running back Bobby Batton. They have to reduce to 70 by Tuesday . . . Linebacker Mel Kaufman is having an outstanding camp and is bidding for additional playing time.