Jul 29, 2013, 7:25 PM EDT
RICHMOND—It’s getting hotter here every day but that’s the way it’s supposed to be. Here is your practice report for Monday afternoon.
—Jarvis Jenkins is in limbo. He’s the starter at left defensive end but he won’t be on the roster for the first four games. So he is spending some time with the second team, yielding first-team reps to Kedric Golston and Chris Baker so that they can get ready to play in the opener.
—Robert Griffin III is working on his hard count. Early in practice when the offense was going against air, the hard count worked so well that the entire right side of the offensive line jumped.
—Josh Wilson was a full participant in practice today for the first time. In one on one action he let Josh Morgan get a little behind him on a deep pass. But Wilson showed some good makeup speed and got to Morgan just in time to bat the ball away.
—There was a scary moment later in the one on one drill. DeAngelo Hall was covering Skye Dawson. The receiver took a few steps forward then planted and cut back to the QB. While Hall was slamming on the brakes to stay with him, he went down. At first it looked like he had seriously injured his right leg and he was helped off the field. He sat on a cooler as trainers took a look at the leg. After they taped up his ankle he tested it out a little bit and then went back into the lineup. He was in for one play, a deep pass, and then he exited. Hall watched the rest of practice from the sideline. Look here for an update.
—Lance Lewis is starting to flash some ability. Later in the one on ones he outmaneuvered Wilson for a deep pass and haled it in.
—Aldrick Robinson also had a good day. On one long pass from Kirk Cousins, Robinson had gotten past the defense. The pass was a touch underthrown and that gave safety Reed Doughty a chance to jump and almost knock the pass away. But Doughty didn’t quite get there and Robinson maintained his focus and hauled in the pass.
—Griffin was 8 for 10 in the seven on seven drills. That’s a few more snaps than he’s been getting there. The incompletions were one pass that was a little high a wide for Fred Davis and one that Pierre Garçon had in his hands until Chase Meriweather knocked it out. One of his passes was a nice intermediate dart to Aldrick Robinson. That’s the kind of pattern that Robinson needs to master is he’s going to get more playing time.
—Baker jumped offside on one play and then slapped himself on his facemask with both hands to punish himself.
—No, I wouldn’t want Rex Grossman running the read option very often—or ever, for that matter. But you’d have to admit it would fool the heck out of the defense. That’s just what happened today when Rex took a Pistol snap, pulled the ball out of the back’s belly and took off around right end. He had wide open spaces out there.
–Adam Gettis was out of practice with a hamstring strain, the same ailment that still has Donte Stallworth sidelined.
—Today’s camp attendance was 8.738 (2,255 for the AM walkthrough, 6,123 for the PM practice). The total for four days is 43, 260.
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