CARLISLE, PA., AUG. 3 -- After missing the morning practice because he had to drive to Redskin Park in Northern Virginia to take a physical, left linebacker Mel Kaufman returned to Dickinson College and practiced in his old position this afternoon.

It was the first time Kaufman had joined Redskins workouts since September, when he ruptured an Achilles' tendon and was lost for the season.

"It looked like he's moving around real well in drill work," Coach Joe Gibbs said.

Cornerback Vernon Dean, whose job is in jeopardy this training camp, missed practice today because he was attending the funeral of his fiancee's father. Gibbs said he expects Dean to be in camp Tuesday.

Defensive tackle Dave Butz and running back Keith Griffin continued their holdouts for a third day.

Defensive end Dexter Manley continued his self-imposed media silence today. Manley has refused interviews since he returned from alcohol rehabilitation in April.

But others are talking about him.

"Dexter is sky-high right now. This is the best he's ever looked on the first day," said assistant head coach/offense Joe Bugel, who has been watching tackle Joe Jacoby go against Manley.

Bugel also said offensive tackle Wally Kleine, the team's second draft choice, has become a candidate for injured reserve. Kleine wears a harness on his right shoulder, injured last season at Notre Dame, and occasionally has a problem with swelling in his knees, Bugel said.

Tight end Chris Dressel bruised his right knee in Saturday's scrimmage and did not practice today . . . The Redskins waived three rookie free agents: cornerback Marvell Burgess of Henderson State, safety Danny Burmeister of Oakton High and North Carolina, and linebacker Carlton Rose of Michigan. The team has 51 rookie and first-year players and 48 veterans in camp.