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More Redskins Who Got in Shape

Find me a Redskin, and I'll find you a Redskin in the best shape of his life. Or, at least, one who's dropped some weight.

* The owner is in shape. From Adam Schefter's Twitter feed: "After spending some time with Dan Snyder, the one thing I can report is: the man is in top shape. He's ready for camp."

* The offensive line is in shape. Rick Maese reported that four men combined to lose 156 pounds this offseason.

* Clinton Portis is in shape. He said today that he took and passed his conditioning test this morning.

"Sometimes I really wanted to leave after the season and not come back 'til today," he said, "but I can't do things my way, so having the opportunity to be here last year, come out and pass the conditioning test this morning and go to practice just shows you what the offseason did."

* Fred Davis is in shape. The second-year tight end told me that he did less weight work and more running in the offseason.

"That's why I came in a little bit thinner," he said. "I feel like I'm quicker coming out."

He said he's dropped from 258 pounds as a rookie to about 252 pounds this week.

* And, most extensively, Malcolm Kelly is in shape. He said he worked on his diet, cutting out Taco Bell and Pizza Hut (which he used to eat simultaneously) and dropped nearly 14 pounds since OTAs, when he weighed 231 and a half.

"I do Subway now," he said. "I do a lot of stuff on the George Foreman Grill, bagged salads, things like that. Like I said man, this is your life."

He was asked if his cooking is good.

"It's not as good as mama,'s you know what I'm saying?" he said. "I just knew, if I took that weight off man, I'd move a lot easier--which I was moving a lot better today--and just take a lot of pressure off my legs....I came out with the same attitude, I came out that I want to get in the starting rotation. That's got to be the attitude. But this year I've done more things off the field to help my body, from dieting to strengthening programs and things like that. This time around I'm more serious off the field in getting my body right to play. Because you can go out there and play, but if your body's not right it doesn't matter how good you are, so you've got to get out there and do it."

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 30, 2009; 3:44 PM ET
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