On the third day of training camp, the Washington Redskins took part in their first fully-padded practice, with some new drills that weren’t on display the first two days.
Football is back and the Washington Redskins kicked off their 2015 season in Richmond, Va. for their their third summer at Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center.
The team switched up their routine this year with walkthroughs in the morning and practices in the afternoon.
Enjoy some sights from today’s p.m. practice.
By Jake Russell
The Redskins are expected to have 16 players with free agent designations when the new league year begins on March 10. The open negotiation period between free agents and other teams opens on Saturday but deals can’t be signed until Tuesday at 4 p.m. The team will need to make several big decisions.
Assuming restricted free agents Kai Forbath, Trenton Robinson and Justin Rogers, and exclusive rights free agents Chris Thompson and Rishaw Johnson all return, the team will be left with 11 unrestricted free agents, meaning they are free to sign anywhere after March 10.
Safety Ryan Clark was set to become an unrestricted free agent after signing a one-year deal last year. The 13-year veteran instead opted to retire after a lackluster 2014 season.
The team re-signed tackle Tom Compton on February 27, who was slated to become a restricted free agent. Compton played in all 16 games in 2014 and started the final nine games in place of soon-to-be unrestricted free agent Tyler Polumbus.
Exclusive rights free agent safety Duke Ihenacho was re-signed on March 4. As an ERFA, the fourth-year veteran would have had to either re-sign with the team or retire.
Below is a list of the team’s 11 unrestricted free agents.
OLB Brian Orakpo
By Jake Russell
A changing of the guard occurred during the Washington Redskins’ 19-17 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday when third string quarterback Colt McCoy took over for Kirk Cousins after halftime.
Cousins isn’t progressing the way the team would like and head coach Jay Gruden announced on Monday that McCoy will be the team’s starter heading into next Monday night’s showdown against the 6-1 Dallas Cowboys unless Robert Griffin III is 100 percent healthy and ready to go.(more…)
The Washington Redskins experienced the ultimate highs and lows Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
From injuries to quarterback Robert Griffin III and wide receiver DeSean Jackson to displaying total domination on offense, defense and special teams for the first time in recent memory, Sunday had it all.
Washington racked up 449 yards on offense and the defense held the Jaguars to just 148 yards in a 41-10 victory, evening their record to 1-1 on the season and snapping their streak of nine straight losses dating back to 2013.(more…)
Day two of 2014 Redskins training camp went on with perfect weather and attendance from head coach Jay Gruden’s brother Jon and father Jim as well as Joe Theismann.
Check out some great photos from Day 2 of training camp.
The Redskins kicked off their second year of training camp in Richmond on Thursday morning during what started out as very a rainy practice.
Enjoy some photos of the first training camp practice of 2014.
Photos by Terri Russell.
By Jake Russell
For the second year in a row, the Washington Redskins’ first selection in the NFL Draft will not come until the second round, this time at 34th overall. (more…)