Friday, June 16, 2017

Redskins complete mini camp, next step Richmond

Gruden happy how camp went     Moe Murphy/CCS
ASHBURN, Va.- The month of June was a busy one at Inova Sports Performance Center at Redskins Park. Rookie mini camp, OTA's, and the mandatory mini camp have now all been put into the books. The next phase will be summer training camp in Richmond that starts on July 27. (Redskins 2017 Training Camp Schedule).

"I feel like it was a good offseason program, I was happy about it, so we ended it today," Coach Jay Gruden said. "The number one goal, in my opinion, is for them to get stronger, work on their running and weightlifting and all of that stuff. I think they accomplished that, they got stronger. After practice we have a meeting at 2:00 and then they’ll be on their way until training camp starts. They’re professional football players, their job is to keep their bodies in shape. They have to hit training camp with a full tank of gas. They can’t come in here and expect to get in shape in training camp. They have to be in shape when they arrive.

The arrival of TE Jordan Reed and OL Trent Williams was a welcome sight for fans, players and coaches. Reed and Williams were both absent from the voluntary OTA's but obviously had been training on their own as they both looked to be in good shape, and were impressive to coaches in the Mini Camp session. Matt Jones who earlier left Redskins park returned for the mini camp and worked hard as well.

Junior Galette and Doug Williams leave field     Moe Murphy / CCS
Former Redskins Superbowl quarterback Doug Williams was promoted to Senior VP of Player Personnel on Tuesday and spoke with the team at mid field at the end of Tuesday's practice. (Doug Williams Promotion Press Release).

The team should have one of the most competitive training camps in recent years, with a multitude of talent competing for various roster spots.

Tight end, linebacker, defensive backfield, and offensive line are among the positions that will be the most competitive.

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Trent Williams has been working hard in Texas and returned looking in fine form.   Moe Murphy / CCS
Jordan Reed was a welcome sight at Redskins Park. The team has high hopes for another great season.     Moe Murphy / CCS
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