The Washington Post

The Washington Redskins got back to work today after receiving Friday off to rest up and recover from Thursday’s preseason opener.

The Washington Redskins’ 23-6 preseason opening victory over the New England Patriots went about as well as they could have hoped.

Since today was just a glorified walkthrough, Mike Jones delivers some thoughts on how the full three days with the Patriots went.

The Redskins completed their second day of practices with the Patriots, and although today’s body of work remained far from perfect, coaches and players insist that they saw improvements.

New England got the better of Washington during the teams' first joint practice today.

The Redskins wrapped up their week with their fan appreciation day, which featured one full-pad practice session in front of a crowd announced at 20,477.

Jay Gruden went with a pad-free practice on Day 9 of training camp, aiming to give players adequate time to heal before next week’s joint practices with the New England Patriots.

Things kicked up another notch at Redskins training camp a day after a low-key practice on Wednesday. Today, the shoulder pads were back on, so that meant more contact, and more of a spirited atmosphere.

After the fireworks from Monday’s full-pad practice, it was hard for the players to recapture that type of intensity. But they all said it felt good to get back to work, and they liked what they got accomplished.

Based on the tempo and energy of today's practice, Washington's players certainly seemed to have earned their break.

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