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Injuries mounting for offensive line, receivers

After sitting out practice Wednesday, starting right tackle Jammal Brown (hip) was limited Thursday during the morning session at Redskins Park.

Brown, sidelined the entire 2009 season because of a hip injury and a sports hernia, did not move well in team drills and appeared fatigued in one-on-one matchups. The Redskins said MRI results of Brown's hip revealed no structural damage.

"He's just a little banged up," Coach Mike Shanahan said. "You know, anytime you have surgery like he did, and you get back after it and work pretty hard like he's been working, there's always a little setback. But after the MRI came back and it was negative, there's just a little soreness there and he's just working through it."

The Redskins exercised caution with Brown, who hopes to play a key role along the Redskins' revamped offensive line. "We didn't push it," Shanahan said. "He should be back tomorrow or the next day."

Stephon Heyer has filled in at first-string right tackle in Brown's absence.

Meanwhile, the Redskins receiving corps continued to work at less than full strength. Wideout Malcolm Kelly (hamstring) sat out his sixth consecutive day of practice. The Redskins envision Kelly, who will have to earn a spot on the opening day 53-man roster, resuming full practice early next week.

"He's getting closer, but you can see through his rehab work he's still not there," Shanahan said. "He's been working extremely hard. You can just see that he's not 100 percent yet and we don't want to set him back and throw him out there too early.

"There's plenty of time with four preseason games," he added.

Shanahan also revealed that wideout Mike Furrey has missed practice recently because of a concussion. "You don't know with those concussions," Shanahan said. "He's had one before, so we'll just have to wait and see."

For first time in camp, NFL officials were present during practice. In addition to working on the field, the officials will educate the players and staff on rule changes, Shanahan said.

"Every year we get the officials in for three or four days," he said. "They'll come in tonight, address the team, talk about new rule changes, differences in the umpire this year, where he's located, just the basic rules. It's nice to have them out there for a few days. Players can ask questions, have 'em in their meetings. And it's three days. It's worthwhile for us."

By Jason Reid  |  August 5, 2010; 1:21 PM ET
 
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kelly, nursing his way out of town

Posted by: fnkyniedls | August 5, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

kelly, nursing his way out of town

Posted by: fnkyniedls | August 5, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't say injuries are mounting here. This is normal camp wear and tear. Look aroung the league for "mounting" injuries. Denver, Baltimore, they have mounting injuries.

Another weak attempt for RI.

Posted by: Devo2 | August 5, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Malcolm Kelly aka Mr. Glass

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | August 5, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

"Shanahan also revealed that wideout Mike Furrey has missed practice recently because of a concussion."


I hope he recovers quickly. I get pretty excited when I think about seeing Furrey in the slot!

Posted by: Alan4 | August 5, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

These arent really that big of a deal. Hopefully J Brown gets better with time. MK is always injured and w Furry being the only other injury so far I say were doing pretty darn good. Previous years we would have half a dozen guys out with hammys right now.
And if you do think this is bad go look out in Denver or Bmore and find out what real injuries look like.

Posted by: Stu27 | August 5, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Jamal Brown has to make you somewhat nervous....MK12, well I already have him off the 53....Furrey, well didnt expect much although there seems room for WR on this squad and he did ball for the lions 3 seasons ago with like 85+ catches.

Posted by: chrislarry | August 5, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

"Mounting"?

Damn, to Reid tell it they've got people getting hauled off on stretchers everyday.

The thing with Brown is SOP after returning from an injury as serious as his, Bro Malcolm is SNAFU, and Furrey is the 4th receiver at best.

Chill out with the dramatics, Reid.

Posted by: RedDMV | August 5, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

I read the headline and it scared me. Jammal will be fine, you don't want to risk injury to the bookend RT.

Malcolm Kelly we knew about, and Furrey, well...I don't think he will make the team so it's all good.

Put some ice on that thing Jammal, get in there this season and maul people.

Posted by: iH8dallas | August 5, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

These arent really that big of a deal. Hopefully J Brown gets better with time. MK is always injured and w Furry being the only other injury so far I say were doing pretty darn good. Previous years we would have half a dozen guys out with hammys right now.
And if you do think this is bad go look out in Denver or Bmore and find out what real injuries look like.

Posted by: Stu27 | August 5, 2010 1:34 PM

Yeah wtf...was kinda scared to read the story...summary of previous posts...stupid.

Posted by: PlayAction | August 5, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

I hope he recovers quickly. I get pretty excited when I think about seeing Furrey in the slot!

Posted by: Alan4 | August 5, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Why? Expecting him to have another season like 06?

Other than that year, he's an older/less productive version of ARE.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | August 5, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

hope he recovers quickly. I get pretty excited when I think about seeing Furrey in the slot!

Posted by: Alan4 | August 5, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Why? Expecting him to have another season like 06?

Other than that year, he's an older/less productive version of ARE.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | August 5, 2010 1:48 PM

I think it has more to do with seeing someone named "Furrey" in something referred to as the "Slot."

Posted by: scampbell1975 | August 5, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

I toast to Romo breaking a leg in the Hall of Fame game!

Posted by: iH8dallas | August 5, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Chill out with the dramatics, Reid.

Posted by: RedDMV | August 5, 2010 1:41 PM
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sHE can't help himherself..that b!tch JReid is a drama queen... always making sh!t more than it is....

Posted by: jcnjcnj | August 5, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

I toast to Romo breaking a leg in the Hall of Fame game!

Posted by: iH8dallas | August 5, 2010 1:53 PM

Hear Hear!!

or is it Here Here!!

Screw it...that sounds good to me!!

Posted by: PlayAction | August 5, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

The injuries are definitely not 'mounting'. Jamaal Brown is coming off a major injury last year and needs to get used to playing.

Kelly better get back on the field soon or he will be cut. Furrey will also be cut or barely make the roster.
You're killin' me JR!!!

Posted by: kickass10101 | August 5, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

9:52 am
The Redskins have used zone blocking in the past so that's nothing new for them. But there's been a strong emphasis on outside runs in training camp. That's a big departure from the past.

10:21 am
The other Redskins not practicing: DL Jeremy Jarmon, TE Chris Cooley, RB Willie Parker, FB Mike Sellers, NT Howard Green and WR Mike Furrey. Furrey has been sick.

10:50 am
The Redskins want CB Carlos Rogers inside in nickel situations because he's physical and they hope it leads to more turnovers. Rogers has intercepted two passes in camp, including one today

12:02 pm
One big thing for the rookie offensive linemen is not tipping off plays. OT Trent Williams learned that early in camp and has improved. But fellow rookie OT Selvish Capers is giving away where he's going when he looks before the snap.

12:51 pm
Coach Mike Shanahan said the reason Washington ordered the MRI today for DL Albert Haynesworth's knee is because, "In the past, every third or fourth day it would be sore, but now it's been consistently sore for a couple of days."

12:57 pm
One complaint some teammates had of DL Albert Haynesworth last season was that he would not practice with certain injuries while other players were practicing with injuries that were just as bad or worse than his.

Posted by: 4thFloor | August 5, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Much like how I think T Austin and B Banks might be in competition against each other I could see a similar thing between Bobby Wade and Mike Furrey. Both are very similar MF 6'0 190 BW 5'10 195 both are 8 year vets with near identical reception totals, 244 for 2858 for BW and 221 for 2298 for MF. Both have returned kiks and punts but arent overwhelming and both are decent all around special teams guys. Only one of em makes the roster if either, i got my dollar on B wade but could see it either way.

Posted by: Stu27 | August 5, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

9:52 am
The Redskins have used zone blocking in the past so that's nothing new for them. But there's been a strong emphasis on outside runs in training camp. That's a big departure from the past.

10:21 am
The other Redskins not practicing: DL Jeremy Jarmon, TE Chris Cooley, RB Willie Parker, FB Mike Sellers, NT Howard Green and WR Mike Furrey. Furrey has been sick.

10:50 am
The Redskins want CB Carlos Rogers inside in nickel situations because he's physical and they hope it leads to more turnovers. Rogers has intercepted two passes in camp, including one today

12:02 pm
One big thing for the rookie offensive linemen is not tipping off plays. OT Trent Williams learned that early in camp and has improved. But fellow rookie OT Selvish Capers is giving away where he's going when he looks before the snap.

12:51 pm
Coach Mike Shanahan said the reason Washington ordered the MRI today for DL Albert Haynesworth's knee is because, "In the past, every third or fourth day it would be sore, but now it's been consistently sore for a couple of days."

12:57 pm
One complaint some teammates had of DL Albert Haynesworth last season was that he would not practice with certain injuries while other players were practicing with injuries that were just as bad or worse than his.

Posted by: 4thFloor | August 5, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Good stuff 4th- especially the O-line, outside runs and CR22

Posted by: iH8dallas | August 5, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

I'd have to agree...reporting on a known and expected injury on Brown and MK is not "mounting". Since Furrey has missed "practices", eventhough nobody seemed to notice he was missing them, I'm not sure that constitutes "mounting" either. I read the headline and got worried. That headline should reflect the good fortune the Skins have been having wrt injuries, not the opposite.

Posted by: amaranthpa | August 5, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

I've read this blog for a year now and this was the worst headline so far. Mounting? Come on....

Posted by: dcbass | August 5, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

I love this coverage John Keim is doing...

Studs and Duds 8/5/10
By: John Keim
Examiner Staff Writer
08/05/10 1:44 PM EDT


Studs

WR Roydell Williams. He beat Kevin Barnes down the right side in a one-on-one drill and then later beat DeAngelo Hall. On the latter play, the pass was just off his fingertips; but he had Hall by a couple steps.

CB Carlos Rogers. He’s played tight coverage all of camp (of course, aside from Santana Moss, it’s not exactly a dangerous group) and today had his second pick of camp. One reason the Redskins like him covering inside is because he’s physical and perhaps it will give him a better chance to pick off tipped passes, etc. Today, though, he intercepted the pass as he ran to his left. He also seems to be reading receivers better; doesn’t mean he won’t get beat because they all do. But it’s a good start.

WR Terrence Austin. I want to stress that he’s not a budding star. He has limitations and plenty to work on. And all I’ll say at this point is that he’s shown more than Marko Mitchell a year ago. But Austin does well in these situations because he runs good routes and has good hands. He also has a good release off the line and can turn quickly. On one catch he ran across the middle to his left, caught the ball and immediately reversed field. LaRon Landry, who was trailing, was caught off-guard by the move. Also, maybe my favorite move was when he ran down the left seam on a bootleg that way and, rather than cutting outside, he cut back to the middle. It was wide open; alas, Richard Bartel could not get him the ball. It wasn’t even close.

CB Kevin Barnes. OK, in the first one-on-one vs. Williams he looked like he did last year. Which wasn’t good. But he improved thereafter and in the seven-on-sevens he was solid. Showed good recovery speed on a deep out to Brandon Banks (helped by Rex Grossman’s lack of a strong arm) to deflect the pass. He played tight coverage on Bobby Wade and knocked that ball away too. Also covered Joey Galloway another time. He needs to show he can help on special teams and might still be a fifth corner, but he’s improved.

LB Brian Orakpo. Stunted inside and deflected a pass. Then, a couple plays later, Donovan McNabb ran a bootleg to the right. Orakpo blitzed on the play from the backside and hurried to the other side and deflected the pass. Just an athletic play. And on Rogers’ interception, Orakpo caused a hurried throw with an outside rush around Selvish Capers.


Posted by: TWISI | August 5, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

"...But there's been a strong emphasis on outside runs in training camp. That's a big departure from the past."

Scheme talk:

Sounds like an effort to stretch the defense to allow the back to find seams and openings to take advantage of.

Basic Shanny running play, y'all.

The play action move, then, is a lot of bootleg action and backside throws.

The defensive backfield either supports against the run or tight end crossing against the flow of the play underneath.

You can also get a receiver in a one-on-one matchup deep if a safety cheats up to make a play against tight ends or slot receivers breaking underneath.

This is what the basics of the redskin offense will be.

And I like it.

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 5, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

I toast to Romo breaking a leg in the Hall of Fame game!

Posted by: iH8dallas | August 5, 2010 1:53 PM

Saloot!!!

Posted by: stevek20147 | August 5, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Duds

OT Selvish Capers. He wasn’t terrible, but he did show a few things that need correcting. Like giving away where he’s blocking. On many plays, all you had to do was see where his head would turn a moment or two before the snap and you knew his responsibility. He’d look down; he’d block down. He wouldn’t look anywhere; he’d block straight ahead. He’d be in a two-point stance looking forward and then gaze at the linebacker; you knew he’d be blocking the edge (on a straight dropback). It wasn’t hard to detect.

CB Byron Westbrook. In the one-on-ones, Westbrook got beaten by Brandon Banks. He was playing him inside; Banks gave him a stutter step and took off deep. He was wide open. Later, he played Anthony Armstrong straight up and the wideout got a quick release inside to get free.

QB Donovan McNabb. Just all over with his throws again. Today was the Bad Donovan. Was behind people on bootleg throws and missed on deep passes. I’d love to see film of him to see why he’s up one day and down the next. Sadly, they haven’t invited me in the room yet.

QB Rex Grossman. We saw the guy who was chased out of Chicago today. Grossman did not make good decisions under duress, which is how he threw the pick to Rogers. Eat the ball. Instead, under pressure, he threw off his back foot as he tumbled backwards. Had no chance of being completed. None.

WR Devin Thomas. Needs to take more advantage of matchups and opportunities. Justin Tryon covered him well on one play and Kevin Barnes had him on another in which he prevented Thomas from running a crossing pattern with his positioning. Thomas also had a drop. He clearly has more talent than all but a couple receivers, and maybe surpassed only by Santana Moss, but he’s getting few if any reps with the starters. Bad sign. He needs to win more one-on-one matchups.

Posted by: TWISI | August 5, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: TWISI | August 5, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

I toast to Romo breaking a leg in the Hall of Fame game!

Posted by: iH8dallas


In order to be an uber optimist, you must be also aware of the bad karma when you wish for things like this. In order to be a true optimist you must never allow a negative thought to creep into your mind. And the things you do have disdain for you don't even give them thought.


MESS-AAAAAAAAAAAAAGE!!!!

Posted by: RedDMV | August 5, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

10:50 am
The Redskins want CB Carlos Rogers inside in nickel situations because he's physical and they hope it leads to more turnovers. Rogers has intercepted two passes in camp, including one today

Posted by: 4thFloor | August 5, 2010 1:58 PM |

Either this is a typo or stick-um is allowed at Redskins training camp.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | August 5, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

What are the new rule changes or points of emphasis for this upcoming season?

Posted by: coparker5 | August 5, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

"Rogers has intercepted two passes in camp, including one today"

You mean intercepted as in -- CAUGHT??!! As in -- NOT DROPPED???!!! Forget AH, there's the news story of training camp!

Posted by: rufus_t_firefly | August 5, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Injuries mounting? G damn, we already knew about Brown and Kelly. What the hell is new? Oh, I forgot we gotta find that out from the other guys like Maese, Tenorio, Svurlga, et. al. Not the Redskins Outsider, Reid

Posted by: getitritegov | August 5, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

I get pretty excited when I think about seeing Furrey in the slot!

Posted by: Alan4 | August 5, 2010 1:34 PM


Is that supposed to be some sort of euphemism?

Posted by: baskert | August 5, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Here is the problem that Malcolm Kelly had so far in the NFL this is his 3rd year now during those 2years that he was in with the skins he was not used right, Kelly doesn't have enough tape for shanahan to make a decision to cut him he can't make a decision based on that,or make a decision to cut him with whatever he produces in the preseason games what shanahan needs to do is give Kelly roster spot so he can get a full tape on what kind of player Kelly is all iam saying is that Kelly could be the answer to one of the reciever spot without shanahan knowing because he didn't have much tape on him and someone else could find a gold what's that saying someone trash is someone else's treasue.

Posted by: rmnkevorkian | August 5, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Once again, I going to predict that mk turns into a much improved receiver this year. Good coaching helps athletic potential become reality.

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | August 5, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

injuries mounting? jamal brown, kelley - both of which we knew about

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | August 5, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

J Ried, the stupid headline is causing us to write in and ask what the hell you talking about. One injured offensive lineman is hurt yet we have MOUNTING INJURIES along he line? calm down man. Fox News or WP? Geez, stop making news up man, its like you want the team to have negative events.

Posted by: MajorFacemask | August 5, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

did Sarah Palin's son log in as ih8dallas and write "i hope romo breaks a leg". wow, that is proof positive that WVA residents have taken over here. it is always those that play fantasy football and have never set foot on the field that say stupid #$%^ like that. get a life.

Posted by: doyouktt | August 5, 2010 10:50 PM | Report abuse

Thank you TWISI and 4th floor for giving us some actual camp reports. J. Reid, get that resume updated.

Posted by: unquiltom | August 5, 2010 11:18 PM | Report abuse

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