As he was last month, rookie Chris Neild again is the only nose tackle here as Redskins players gather for group workouts. The West Virginia product counts that as a positive.

It allows him to receive one-on-one training from defensive end Kedric Golston, the only other defensive lineman onhand, and it means Neild gets all the snaps when players run their base plays.

Neild said last month that he was able to soak up the defense more quickly. Obviously having a coach out on the field would help as well. But the seventh-rounder believes this is the next best thing.