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Quick hits: Shanahan not worried about Beck injury

Coach Mike Shanahan said he isn’t overly concerned about John Beck, who injured a groin in practice today. The coach said he expects Beck to be fine after a day of rest.

Right tackle Jammal Brown missed practice today because of a funeral.

Shanahan said he expects the team’s new addition at right tackle, Sean Locklear, to add depth to the offensive line. The coach praised Locklear’s experience, toughness and knowledge of the game.

Locklear worked with the first-team offense with Brown absent. The newly-signed right tackle appeared pretty strong and explosive.

Shanahan said the Redskins are “very fortunate” to have Sav Rocca back today. The punter couldn’t obtain his visa until he had signed a contract.

Shanahan expects both Chris Cooley and Brandon Banks to be back on the practice field Monday. Sunday is an off day for players.

Shanahan hasn’t yet decided how he will divide playing time in next week’s preseason opener against Pittsburgh.

In addition to releasing linebacker Robert Henson, the Redskins cut Liberty University linebacker Kyle O’Donnell.

Jarvis Jenkins continues to work at left end with the second team defense, but when the Redskins are in the nickel package, he lines up with the first unit alongside Barry Cofield as the only two linemen.

Defensive lineman Joe Joseph was cut Saturday.

Tim Hightower has now fumbled in two of his first three practices - once on Thursday and twice on Saturday.

The team drew a boisterous crowd that “Ooooo’ed” “Ahhh’ed” and “boooo’ed” plays throughout the day. Some fans even scolded quarterbacks for bad throws and receivers for drops - as if the miscues really mattered.

Anthony Armstrong appears to have gotten his groove back. Plagued early in camp by butterfingers, the second-year wideout made some impressive catches in one-on-one and 11-on-11 team drills.

Among the crowd were 1,100 youth football players from D.C., Prince George’s, Montgomery and Loudoun counties who were guests of the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation. The team booked 17 charter buses to bring in players from five Pop Warner leagues, including the D.C. league champs, the Watkins Hornets.

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.



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