CARLISLE, PA., AUG. 5 -- General Manager Charley Casserly said he hasn't spoken with his three holdout players or any of their agents since Friday. He spent today in and around his dorm room at Dickinson College and was not at a loss for time to make a call.
Meanwhile, he didn't receive any calls either, and one agent said, "The next move is theirs."
So for the moment, the next move is no move. Defensive linemen Darryl Grant and Markus Koch and linebacker Ravin Caldwell will begin their second week away from training camp on Monday morning, and there's absolutely no indication that they'll be here soon.
Grant and Koch surely know the Redskins are thin on the defensive line -- rookie Kent Wells is starting in Grant's spot -- and apparently will await another offer from Casserly. It appears Grant and the Redskins are about $200,000 a year apart on a three-year contract; Koch and the Redskins are about $100,000 a year apart, also on a three-year deal.
With Caldwell, the numbers are so low as to be silly. He's seeking a base salary of $300,000 this season and the Redskins are offering $225,000. Neither side has budged.
This is the first week of formal game preparations and Coach Joe Gibbs will close his practices to the public. The Redskins will practice all week at Dickinson College, except for Wednesday night when they bus to Carlisle High School for a change-of-pace session.
They're scheduled to fly to Chapel Hill, N.C., on Friday night and play the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday.
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Guard Mark May returned to camp today after having arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. The procedure was a follow-up to the reconstructive surgery he underwent last year and was to smooth out some rough edges.
"It went fine," Redskins trainer Bubba Tyer said. "We'll work the next three or four days to get the swelling out, then we'll see where we are. They had to go in there and clean the scar tissue out and they said the rest of the knee looked good."
If all goes well, May will return in October.
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Meanwhile, another veteran Hog, Joe Jacoby, will step up his rehabilitation this week by putting on gear "and getting pushed and shoved around a little bit," Tyer said. If all goes well, Jacoby may be able to return to practice in another week or so.
A Little Green
Cornerback Darrell Green missed the scrimmage at Buffalo on Saturday to be with his wife, Jewell, who is expecting their third child.