Washington Redskins - 2014 Training Camp

Washington Redskins - 2014 Training Camp

The latest news and analysis of the 2014 Redskins Training Camp held at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond, Va.

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  • Washington Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon catches a pass during practice at the team's NFL football training facility, Monday, July 28, 2014 in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Pierre Garcon still day-to-day with hamstring strain

    By Zac Boyer - The Washington Times

    Garçon, one of several players nursing a strained hamstring, was only able to participate in individual drills on Wednesday as the Redskins resumed practice following a day off. Published July 30, 2014

  • Redskins linebacker Gabe Miller lost his helmet, but hangs onto the legs of tight end Ted Bolser during training camp practice on Monday in Richmond. Lined up 20 yards away, Miller's job was to do anything to stop Bolser from crossing the goal line in a physical day of practice. (Associated Press Photographs)

    GETTING PHYSICAL: Putting on the pads sets tone for day of hitting at Redskins practice

    By Zac Boyer - The Washington Times

    The Redskins donned full pads Monday for their fifth day of training camp, and, in contrast to four years under previous coach Mike Shanahan, current coach Jay Gruden permitted them to get particularly frisky. Published July 28, 2014

  • Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson (1) catches a ball on the opening day of Washington Redskins Training Camp at Bon Secours Training Center, Richmond, Va., Thursday, July 24, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    DeSean Jackson working on offensive cohesiveness with Redskins teammates

    By Zac Boyer - The Washington Times

    DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts were discussing their roles in the Washington Redskins' offense one morning last week when they realized that not all of the team's receivers will end up pleased with the number of passes they'll be thrown. Published July 27, 2014

  • Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden speaks during a media availability at the team's NFL football training facility, Friday, July 25, 2014 in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo)

    Keeping Young: Gruden will make room for fullback

    By Associated Press

    Jay Gruden says he'll make room for a fullback in the Washington Redskins offense. Published July 26, 2014

  • Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall (23) waits to speak to members of the media following morning practice on the opening day of Washington Redskins Training Camp at Bon Secours Training Center, Richmond, Va., Thursday, July 24, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    DeAngelo Hall: In picking best NFL corner, 'I'll take myself'

    By Marc Lancaster - The Washington Times

    "As a corner, if you don't feel like you're the best, you've got a problem right there," he said. "I never said I was the best, I would be a fool to think 11 years in I'm the best in the game right now. [But] I definitely think I'm pretty successful at doing what I do." Published July 24, 2014

  • Robert Griffin III has 'fresh mind' in new Redskins regime

    By Zac Boyer - The Washington Times

    What will be most important for Griffin during training camp and the preseason, Jay Gruden said, will be the repetitions he'll receive in practice. Griffin said his greatest mental development during the offseason was his ability to learn the playbook, but it will be up to him to now show that he's been able to handle it. Published July 24, 2014

  • Buffalo Bills Mike Caussin (80) watches the action during their NFL football training camp in Pittsford, N.Y., Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

    Redskins training camp: Mike Caussin thrilled to join hometown team

    By Marc Lancaster - The Washington Times

    Caussin, who signed on Tuesday as a free agent, hasn't played in an NFL game since the 2011 season. He made six appearances and got a pair of starts for the Bills that year, and those games were responsible for his career totals of five receptions for 41 yards. Published July 24, 2014

  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) speaks to members of the media following morning practice on the opening day of Washington Redskins Training Camp at Bon Secours Training Center, Richmond, Va., Thursday, July 24, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Robert Griffin III, Redskins get training camp underway

    By Zac Boyer - The Washington Times

    With a steady rain slightly delaying the scheduled start by a half hour and subsiding only with roughly 30 minutes remaining, Griffin and his Redskins teammates had to slog through less-than-ideal conditions for their first practice since the end of offseason workouts in mid-June. Published July 24, 2014

  • Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, left, and general manager Bruce Allen, center, make their way out to practice at Redskins Park, Ashburn, Va., Wednesday, August 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    LOVERRO: These are Bruce Allen's Redskins now

    By Thom Loverro - The Washington Times

    Allen has become the most powerful person owner Daniel Snyder has ever employed since he purchased the team in 1999. He arrived here in the final weeks of the 2009 debacle, the valet for soon-to-be-hired head coach and executive vice president Mike Shanahan, and now rules over everything Redskins. Published July 24, 2014

  • New Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden meets with reporters on the day prior to the opening of a NFL training camp in Richmond, Va, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Joe Mahoney)

    Jay Gruden 'fired up' on eve of first Redskins training camp

    By Zac Boyer - The Washington Times

    After a 3-13 finish last season, Gruden said he hopes the players enter camp motivated and ready to compete. He, personally, expects to feel nervous and anxious as he takes the field for the first time on Thursday. He has told himself that such a feeling is normal because of his desire to succeed. In a way, he hopes his players feel that way as well. Published July 23, 2014

  • 2014 Redskins training camp: Defensive backs preview

    By Zac Boyer - The Washington Times

    A position that has been in flux for nearly a decade is there again with the Redskins opting to bring back last year's starter, Brandon Meriweather, and Ryan Clark to serve as their stopgap safeties. Published July 22, 2014

  • Washington Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo (98) returns an interception for a touchdown as the Washington Redskins play the Chicago Bears at FedExField, Landover, Md., October 20, 2013. (Dan DeCook/Special to The Washington Times)

    2014 Redskins training camp: Linebackers preview

    By Zac Boyer - The Washington Times

    The retention of Brian Orakpo on a franchise deal — one year, $11.455 million — solved one problem during the offseason, but posed another. Published July 22, 2014

  • Washington Redskins special teams coordinator Ben Kotwica during organized team activities at Redskins Park, Ashburn, Va., Wednesday, June 11, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    2014 Redskins training camp: Special teams preview

    By Zac Boyer - The Washington Times

    An area that was neglected entirely last season, from coaching to players, was one of Jay Gruden's top priorities this offseason. Published July 22, 2014

  • Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and first-year coach Jay Gruden seem perfect for each other at this stage in their careers. But many thought Griffin and former coach Mike Shanahan were in it for the long haul as well. (Associated Press)

    SNYDER: Robert Griffin III, Jay Gruden perfect together — for now

    By Deron Snyder - The Washington Times

    Griffin is fully recovered from the knee injury that severely hampered his performance last season. Gruden is eager, energetic and enthusiastic, raring to start his first training camp as an NFL head coach. Published July 22, 2014

  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III signs autographs for fans after practice at NFL football training camp in Richmond, Va., Thursday, July 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    2014 Redskins training camp schedule

    By The Washington Times

    Redskins fans will have numerous opportunities to watch the team practice during its training camp in Richmond. Published July 22, 2014

  • Washington Redskins quarterbacks Robert Griffin III, left, and Kirk Cousins, work during their NFL football practice Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, in Ashburn, Va. Cousins will start for the Redskins on Sunday, and Griffin III will be the No. 3 quarterback behind Rex Grossman. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    2014 Redskins training camp position-by-position previews

    By Zac Boyer - The Washington Times

    When the Washington Redskins report to training camp in Richmond, there will be plenty to watch at each position. Click here for Zac Boyer's breakdown of the key factors all over the field. Published July 22, 2014

  • The biggest change for running back Alfred Morris will come as the Redskins move from the zone-blocking scheme run under the Shanahans the last four years to incorporating more of a power game this season. (The WASHINGTON TIMES)

    2014 Redskins training camp: Running backs preview

    By Zac Boyer - The Washington Times

    The diminished role of the run game — specifically, the missing threat of Robert Griffin III's legs — had a trickle-down effect on Alfred Morris last season. Published July 22, 2014

  • Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) celebrates after catching a 25 yard touchdown in the first quarter as the Washington Redskins play the Philadelphia Eagles in Monday Night NFL football at FedExField, Landover, Md., Monday, September 9, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    DeSean Jackson, Andre Roberts give Redskins' receiving corps a boost

    By Zac Boyer - The Washington Times

    The Washington Redskins thought they had found a future starting wide receiver in March when they lured Andre Roberts away from the Arizona Cardinals. Published July 22, 2014

  • Fans watch afternoon practice at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center, Richmond, Va., Tuesday, July 30, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Where to eat near Redskins training camp in Richmond

    By Dana Craig - Special to The Washington Times

    Considering the feverish growth of Richmond's restaurant scene in the last five years or so, Virginia's capital city has something for just about any palate. Published July 22, 2014

  • Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo says when it comes to the last year of his contract, "throw all that out the window, man. I'm signed for the 2014 season ... I need to go out there and be a force." (The WASHINGTON TIMES)

    Brian Orakpo vows contract won't be an issue in 2014

    By Brian McNally - The Washington Times

    If Orakpo does put together another productive year, the Redskins could easily lose him. Pass rushers on the open market heading into their age-29 season are rare commodities. They will cash in. Published July 22, 2014

  • Demand from fans in Richmond to see Robert Griffin III and the Redskins at training camp is great enough that the team will hold a lottery for tickets to Fan Appreciation Day. (AndreW HARNIK/The Washington Times)

    Redskins call Richmond their summer home

    By Brian McNally - The Washington Times

    The Redskins are part of the dwindling number of organizations committed to a training camp away from their own headquarters. For the second year in a row, they are headed to Richmond for camp. Published July 22, 2014

  • Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III must prove he can be a top-level quarterback. (The WASHINGTON TIMES)

    2014 Redskins training camp: Quarterbacks preview

    By Zac Boyer - The Washington Times

    In what is shaping up to be an annual tradition, all eyes will again be on Robert Griffin III as he returns to the field after his first full offseason as a professional. Published July 22, 2014

  • Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon (88) hauls in a second-quarter pass and nearly scores at FedExField, Landover, Md., Dec. 22, 2013. (Preston Keres/Special for The Washington Times)

    2014 Redskins training camp: Wide receivers preview

    By Zac Boyer - The Washington Times

    For as much as Pierre Garon relished being the focal point of the passing game last season, when he broke Art Monk's single-season record with 113 receptions, he will find himself with significantly more help this year. Published July 22, 2014

  • The Redskins believe they could have a potential game-changer in tight end Jordan Reed (86), who battled a long list of ailments last year. (ThE WASHINGTON TIMES)

    2014 Redskins training camp: Tight ends preview

    By Zac Boyer - The Washington Times

    The Redskins believe they could have a potential game-changer in Jordan Reed, who became Robert Griffin III's security blanket when was able to get on the field last season. Published July 22, 2014

  • The Redskins signed former Dallas Cowboys defensive end Jason Hatcher to a four-year, $27.5 million contract in March in an effort to increase their pass rush. (Associated Press)

    2014 Redskins training camp: Defensive line preview

    By Zac Boyer - The Washington Times

    The acquisition of Jason Hatcher from the rival Dallas Cowboys will be slightly muted as training camp begins with Hatcher still recovering following arthroscopic surgery last month on his left knee. Hatcher, entering his ninth year, was handed a somewhat onerous four-year, $27.5 million contract by the Redskins in March as they sought to increase their pass rush. Published July 22, 2014

  • Washington Redskins offensive lineman Kory Lichtensteiger lines up in an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    2014 Redskins training camp: Offensive line preview

    By Zac Boyer - The Washington Times

    The first hint that a shake-up was coming on the offensive line was back at the NFL combine in February, when Jay Gruden, addressing the Redskins' needs during the free agency signing period, said that the coaches "can work with what we have." Published July 22, 2014

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