CARLISLE, PA., JULY 29 -- The Redskins came out of Saturday's 28-24 scrimmage victory over the New England Patriots with only one injury. That's tight end Ron Middleton, who suffered a bruised shoulder while catching a 12-yard touchdown pass.

Middleton had only partial movement of the area today and was expected to be held out of contact drills for at least a few days.

Trainers have told him he has no serious damage, but that the soreness could linger for as long as a week. That injury ended what had been a good first week in which he has shown that blocking is not his only talent.

"It's sore right now," he said. "I think it was a late hit. I'd caught the ball and the guy got me squarely. This is not the time to be missing practice, but this is part of the game." Passing Test

Coach Joe Gibbs called only 10 running plays in Saturday's 50-play scrimmage and said that was no accident. "I did that and there were certain reasons for it," he said.

The reasons are no small secrets. The Redskins may face a tough roster decision between veteran Jeff Rutledge and rookie Cary Conklin and they want to see both of them in as many live situations as possible. Conklin completed seven of 13 passes for 91 yards and two touchdowns. Rutledge completed eight of 10 for 97 yards and one touchdown.

"It's open competition, like any other spot," Gibbs said. "I prefer they decide it on the field. Scrimmages are more important for a quarterback because they can only be measured by what they do when things are full {speed} and live." . . .

Running back Kelvin Bryant, who missed Wednesday's scrimmage with a sore hamstring, is expected back for Monday's practice. Hogs On Hold

Veteran Hog Joe Jacoby watched the first week of training camp in shorts while continuing rehabilitation on his left knee. His return to practice is ultimately up to him, but doctors say there is a chance he could put on pads and take some hits as early as next week.

"Joe will dictate that," Gibbs said. "We know he wants to be out there and when he feels he can take it, he will."

Mark May also has spent camp in shorts and is expected to be at least a couple of weeks behind Jacoby. Crowded on the Ends

Texas A&M free agent wide receiver Percy Waddle has had an impressive camp. He has caught passes in both scrimmages and, in practices, has shown a knack for getting open and catching absolutely everything thrown in his vicinity.

But what difference does it make? He's competing at a position where the Redskins have The Posse (Art Monk, Gary Clark and Ricky Sanders) in addition to Joe Howard, Stephen Hobbs and Plan B signee Walter Stanley (two touchdown catches on Saturday).

"I knew the numbers when I came here," Waddle said, "but to tell you the truth, I didn't have a lot of other offers. I don't think I have no chance and I feel like I've had a pretty good first week. The thing about a situation like this is you have to make the most of every chance."

He said The Posse's arrival on Monday "means there'll be more to learn. You have a chance to see some of the best receivers in the game up close, so I'm going to pick up as much as I can. I figure if I don't make the Redskins, I may open a few eyes around the league. But I'm not giving up yet."