In the aftermath of the USFL-NFL verdict, Washington Coach Joe Gibbs has been fielding questions about Kelvin Bryant, who would be Redskins property if the USFL were to fold.
Don't expect the Redskins to go to a two-back offense if Bryant joins George Rogers on the team, Gibbs said, because neither is known as a blocking back.
"I'm not so sure Kelvin wants to block for George, or George would want him to block for him," Gibbs said, smiling.
Gibbs said he has never seen Bryant, a former North Carolina standout, in action. "Other than walking by a TV set, no," he said. "I haven't seen any films on him."
Now that running back John Riggins is gone, expect the running game to change a bit with Rogers, the 1980 Heisman Trophy winner from South Carolina, Gibbs said.
The patented Riggins plays -- 40 or 50 Gut -- appeal to Rogers, but he does even better on tosses and outside runs, Gibbs said.
One more thing. Attention offensive line: "George loves to run the trap," Gibbs said.
The quarterbacks played receiver during a passing drill this morning and Jay Schroeder made three impressive catches in a row, including a one-handed grab that he finished with a spike. "I'm changing jobs," he said.
Speaking of receivers, veteran Calvin Muhammad "has had a good camp so far," Gibbs said. The coaches are watching him closely to see if he can do the job as the No. 3 or No. 4 receiver. After Art Monk and Gary Clark, it's a battle among Muhammad, Joe Phillips and several rookies, including 5-foot-8 Eric Yarber, 12th-round draft choice from Idaho . . .
Center Jeff Bostic is expected to miss at least two days of training to be with his mother, who is having eye surgery, Gibbs said. . . . Guard Ken Huff made this evening's scrimmage after missing previous veterans' practices because of family matters. . . . Quarterback Babe Laufenberg (elbow), tackle Dan McQuaid (knee) and tight end Clint Didier (hamstring) did not practice.