RICHMOND — After receiving Sunday off, the Redskins return to the practice fields on Monday with a practice walkthrough at 10:35 a.m. and a walkthrough practice at 3 p.m. Monday marks the start of a three-day window in which the Redskins will make final preparations for their preseason opener.

Washington opens on the road against the Cleveland Browns on Thursday at 8 p.m. Leading to the game, there is some tinkering still to do.

On offense, the development of quarterback Robert Griffin III naturally garners the most attention. Griffin has made improvements to his game, but during high-pressure moments in last week’s joint practices with the Texans, his fundamentals deteriorated, to a degree. While under duress, Griffin didn’t always turn and step into his throws, which diminished his accuracy. He’s doing a better job of getting the ball out of his hands more quickly. But there are still moments of hesitation that lead to missed opportunities.

And on Thursday, Griffin won’t have his yellow non-contact jersey on. The Browns will come after him. He must show he can continue to improve and remain cool under pressure.

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The offense also must find greater consistency in the run game. The results were mixed last week. But during practices, where full-on tackling is scaled back, it’s tough to truly evaluate running backs. Would Alfred Morris and Matt Jones have fought through tackles and picked up additional yards after contact, or would defenders have stopped them? A productive run game will serve as Griffin’s best friend because it’ll put the quarterback in more manageable situations.

And, you can’t have success in the run or passing department without quality play up front. The offensive line experimentation also will continue this week. Will Morgan Moses remain at right tackle, and Brandon Scherff at right guard? Coaches wanted to see more of this tandem on Saturday against the Texans; the brawl between the teams foiled those plans. We’ll see if offensive line coach Bill Callahan continues with this paring this week in practice, and if he does, those two will make their debut together in Cleveland.

Defensively, the top priority is regaining health. The secondary likely will remain mismatched this week. DeAngelo Hall could miss additional time as he continues to heal from a groin injury. David Amerson will try to return to action following the AC joint sprain in his left shoulder, however. Fellow cornerback Chris Culliver had a groin injury, and safety Jeron Johnson a hamstring strain. It could be another week or two before Joe Barry’s projected top unit returns to full force.

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However, the front seven do remain in good health, and they will continue to build their chemistry in this final stretch of practices leading up to Cleveland.

What’s ahead:
Practices resume on Monday at 10:35 a.m. and 3 p.m., and Tuesday at 1:35. The full training camp schedule is here, and all blog posts from Richmond are here.

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