Some Redskins were still shaking off some soreness this morning as the team continues to build up the tempo.
While the team was still doing unit drills, Brian Orakpo was seen on the sidelines getting some extra stretching for his hamstrings. He looked just fine once 11-on-11 started, so no need to worry.
Here’s some morning notes…
The offense didn’t match up yesterday after the increase in tempo, but looked a little better today. There are so many running backs and receivers in camp, it has to be hard to sync up with anyone right now. Beck looked better. Rookie free agent quarterback Marc Verica (UVA) looked to have pretty good touch on his short passes.
There were finally a couple big plays worth mentioning. Running back Evan Royster looks really good and ripped off a couple big runs. Head coach Mike Shanahan has said that this guy doesn’t jump off the paper at you, but he runs hard and he follows his blocks. Not much more that you can ask.
Anthony Armstrong had his drops earlier during drills, but looked good in the 11-on-11 session. At one point, defended by cornerback Kevin Barnes and safety Oshiomogho Atogwe, Armstrong came down with a Beck bomb for about 45 yards.
Fred Davis had the first drop that I’ve seen out of him all camp. It was thrown way over his head, but he put both hands on it and probably could have come down with it. Really good efforts on some other poorly thrown balls, so a good day for him.
Mike Sellers is trying to adjust to the tight end/H-Back position, but it’s not the smoothest of transitions. His speed doesn’t seem to match up with the rest of the quickness on the the offense, and his hands aren’t his biggest strength. Hopefully he’ll develop or they move him back to fullback.
Because you asked:
Malcolm Kelly looked better today. He had one particularly nice catch from Verica on a 15 yard crossing route during 11-on-11. He didn’t stand out as great today, but he didn’t stand out for the opposite reason either. Probably his best day so far.
More to come on defense and special teams…
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