Aug 14, 2014, 4:49 AM EST
Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, August 14, four days before the Redskins host the Browns on preseason Monday night football.
The Redskins have packed up and left Richmond. Here are the five players I thought had the best training camps:
Keenan Robinson—He hasn’t started a game at inside linebacker in the NFL but he sure looked the part. Robinson was impressive in pass coverage and seemed to be confident calling out the defensive signals. What we don’t know is if he can step up into a hole and drop LeSean McCoy one on one but so far, so good.
Alfred Morris—I am not normally impressed with running backs during training camp simply because it is hard to judge them when playing with either limited contact or no contact at all being permitted. But I’ll make an exception here because Morris has looked very sharp. He seems to have mastered the one-cut style of running. It would not shock me if he has a better year than he did in 2012.
Jordan Reed—If I racked my brain and asked around to the others who were there for every practice I might be able to remember Reed dropping a pass or an instance where he wasn’t exactly where he was supposed to be. It’s no accident that he rarely makes mistakes; he’s usually the first one on the practice field and the last one off every day.
Ryan Grant—He had the best single moment of training camp during a red zone drill during the first practice with the Patriots. He put on a double move that left a New England cornerback stunned and left Grant wide open in the end zone. As with Jordan, his next big blunder will be his first.
Chris Baker—The same caveat about no full contact applies here as well but Baker gets around so well for a guy his size that he should make big plays on Sundays the way he made them almost every day in training camp.
If you have any questions about what’s going on at training camp, hit me up in the comments. I’ll answer all questions as soon as I can get to them. And I’m always on Twitter @Rich_TandlerCSN.
—Today’s schedule: Practice 8:35 a.m., players available and Jay Gruden news conference after practice.
—It’s been 228 days since the Redskins played a game; in 24 days they play the Texans in their 2014 season opener.
—Days until: Redskins at Ravens 9; Final cuts 16; Home opener vs. Jaguars 31
Tandler breaking in the new Redskins Nation set and talking camp impressions
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