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Redskins Practice report, Day 6: Some minor injury woes hit

Jul 30, 2014, 1:24 PM EDT


RICHMOND—After an off day on Tuesday, the Redskins got back to work on a day with low, almost cool temperatures and sunny skies.

—Pierre Garçon is on the field but it looks like he will be just a partial participant after suffering a slight hamstring strain. It seems to be one of those things where he would practice and play if this was the week of a regular season game but since it’s early July he’s resting it.

—There is a lot going on during special teams periods. Over here, they’re working on tackling form. Over there, they are looking at pursuit angles. In the middle, soe other guys are fielding punts. Nobody is standing around.

—Morgan Moses was with the second team, still at left tackle. This may be why he didn’t make the possible switch that Jay Gruden discussed earlier this week.

—Wes Phillips, the new tight ends coach, has the players doing some unusual drille, like this one designed to get the players in the habit of staying low.

—Adrian Robinson and Phillip Thomas were working with the injured players. Thomas said he had a slight hamstring pull; no word on Robinson.

—In 11 on 11 play, Kirk Cousins zipped a couple of passes to Ryan Grant, who frequently finds his way open. On the second one the defense had 10 men on the line but they pulled back.

—Robert Griffin III still has some work to do to get used to the speed of DeSean Jackson. The receiver was wide open but Griffin underthrew him. It was still complete but not the easy TD it should have been.

—They are doing one on one pass blocking drills just about every day after the first session of 11 on 11. The blockers looked pretty good except on one snap where Chris Baker blew by Kory Lichtensteiger.

—Play of the day was a designed Griffin run. He rolled left and took off down the field. He may or may not have scored had the defense been able to hit him but it would have been a 50-yard gain at least. I don’t think Jay Gruden wants Griffin running a whole lot but it’s safer running up the sideline than it is to bolt up the middle of the field, where the big guys roam.

—The JUGS machine is busy after practice. Here’s Chase Minnifield working on his hands.

  1. kenlinkins - Jul 30, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    Rich, Since the Redskins signed coach Gruden, about once a week I see or read something he has done and my reaction is “He gets it, this coach gets it”! While I understand it is way to early to try and place tags on this new head coach, are you having the same reaction? (or am I just having an anti-Shanahan reaction). By the way, I am really enjoying your reporting to date this year, is there anything we should be looking for in the first few preseason games?

  2. kkingrich - Jul 31, 2014 at 12:06 PM

    When you don’t work on live tackling in practice you don’t tackle in live games very well. The defense has to help this young qb along with this veteran o line. After having a week with the new England patriots in practice will put a few things into perspective.

  3. pat - Jul 31, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    Rich, also enjoying the reporting and video clips. Any updates on Hatcher or Hankerson? Haven’t seen much about their injury progress since camp opened.

    • Rich Tandler - Jul 31, 2014 at 12:54 PM

      Hatcher will probably be back next week, maybe after the Patriots game. No timetable on Hank, would not be surprising to see him start the season on PUP. Archives

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