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Thomas Not Participating; McIntosh Returns (Updated)

As the second day of the three-day minicamp began today at Redskins Park, wide receiver Devin Thomas was not taking part in the morning session. We'll get an update from Coach Jim Zorn after the first practice. Last year, a hamstring problem caused Thomas to miss much of training camp and he was behind all season.

Rocky McIntosh, who was excused from the first day of minicamp in order to attend a funeral, was back on the field and working out with the linebackers.

Wide receiver Santana Moss remains out with a hamstring injury and James Thrash is out until June with a neck problem. In other wide receiver news, Malcolm Kelly, who said yesterday that he'd had offseason microfracture knee surgery, is working with trainers. He hopes to participate in the team's early June organized team activities.

By Jason La Canfora  |  May 2, 2009; 10:40 AM ET
 
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Comments

First! Wow, now that I've done that, it's not that much fun.

Let me be the first to rip Jlc since I'm sure someone will rip him needlessly.

Posted by: SnyderMustGo1 | May 2, 2009 10:55 AM | Report abuse

wait, are you ripping Jasno and the Danny in the same post? Or are you simply positing that Danny must go #1, much like the rest of us? Or does Danny need to go #1 right now, so I'd better pull the car over and let him go in the grass?

Posted by: daggar | May 2, 2009 10:59 AM | Report abuse

First! Wow, now that I've done that, it's not that much fun.

Let me be the first to rip Jlc since I'm sure someone will rip him needlessly.

Posted by: SnyderMustGo1 | May 2, 2009 10:55 AM |

Whaddaya mean needlessly? Read the post above. There's like 105 players on the field and Jasno starts off with "Thomas not participating." How much more negative can you get than that? Guy just gets paid when he writes bad things about the 'Skins.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | May 2, 2009 11:00 AM | Report abuse

There we go. What should he report? Should he name the 103 players that did participate???

That guy can't win.

The national news doesn't report the 2500 planes that landed safely. They report the one that crashed.

Posted by: SnyderMustGo1 | May 2, 2009 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Shocker! At club redskin park the leaders of the team (Portis & Moss) show a disdain for practice, OTA's, & mini camps and it rubs off on the younger guys. It's not enough for portis to do it on the the field, he's gotta set the example. Hamstring injuries this early in camp are an example of poor offseason conditioning. As for Kelly, just go ahead and put him on the IR, they should have done that last yr and he would be ready now.

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 2, 2009 11:05 AM | Report abuse

JLC needs to ripped. He can't simply say Devin Thomas missed the morning session. No. He has to make a snotty remark about his hamstring and being behind all last season. Just do the reporting and spare us your little side shows. You must be a very unhappy little man.

Posted by: wagman1 | May 2, 2009 11:05 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, you guys are so right, it's totally cool for Devin Thomas to be missing time practicing with his teammates. He's proven everything he needs to prove to us as fans.

There's literally no reason to be concerned about Devin Thomas! The messenger who delivers any message contrary to that must be summarily shot!

For shame, Mr. La Canfora! For shame!

Posted by: NateinthePDX | May 2, 2009 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Is it possible the DT has a good reason to miss the morning session? From what I have read (other than from the WaPo) DT has been working out all offseason at Redskin Park and is working hard to put himself in position to succeed.

Before a negative twist is put into his not participating in the morning session, maybe effort could be put into finding out if he has been excused or did he just not set his alarm clock?

Posted by: Curzon417 | May 2, 2009 11:22 AM | Report abuse

Oh lordy, Curzon, I hadn't even thought of that. What if it were an alarm clock issue? Would we thereafter always define and refer to Devin Thomas in terms of oversleeping, as we have his draft class comrade Sleepy Davis? Would Thomas overtake Davis as sleepiest player? Hmm...

A little ado about nothing, we can surely hope. It's May. We got playoff hockey to watch...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | May 2, 2009 11:26 AM | Report abuse

DT, the same guy last yr who couldn't get on the field because he didn't know the formations and couldn't even run a 9 Route (wr streak). How come him missing practice for whatever reason makes perfect sense. Hopefully Hackett or Washington can push EL for that coveted #2 wr.

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 2, 2009 11:30 AM | Report abuse

I agree, at least make an effort to make sure you've got your facts straight before posting something Mr. LaCanfora. You have no idea what Thomas' reason is for not participating in the morning pracitce, just as you apparently have no idea what the true reason Moss is not participating is, even though it was widely reported yesterday AND comfirmed by coach Zorn during his interview that Moss was not working due to shine splints from running on concrete, NOT a hamstring problem. Get your facts straight before you start post. Or maybe you got your info from your mysterious "sources" again. That would account for the gross inaccuracy.

Posted by: guitarman050 | May 2, 2009 11:34 AM | Report abuse

May the month to be Medium on the Redskins...plenty of time to panic later.

Hockey? Today is for the first leg of the triple crown and a chance to bet some of my hard earned money.

Posted by: Curzon417 | May 2, 2009 11:34 AM | Report abuse

The thing with Thomas may well be nothing. The nature of the blog is to report instantly; we'll update with Zorn as soon as practice is over. We did this with McIntosh yesterday, too.

Posted by: CindyBoren | May 2, 2009 11:37 AM | Report abuse

"If signing a guy like [Williams] isn't a sign of desperation, I don't know what is. I'm not sure what they're doing on the offensive line."

Again: How does the redskins'front office say the draft lacked quality linemen, and then turn around and give shots to guys other teams cut loose to make make selections from the alleged 'weak draft'?

Something about that is abit odd, ain't it?

And how Jason Campbells is supposed to excel this season behind an offensive line composed of a couple of 'diamonds in the rough'?

"Diamonds in the rough...?" sounds like lumps of coal.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 2, 2009 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Hackett is the last person I would pin my hopes on. He is more injury prone than Kelly.

Posted by: Curzon417 | May 2, 2009 11:38 AM | Report abuse

"Again: How does the redskins'front office say the draft lacked quality linemen, and then turn around and give shots to guys other teams cut loose to make make selections from the alleged 'weak draft'?"

Many of these recent signed OL (and other players as well) are just training camp bodies and have no chance to make the team.

My guess is that the young players already on the roster (prior to the draft) have more potential to the coaches than many of the OL left after the second rd.

Posted by: Curzon417 | May 2, 2009 11:42 AM | Report abuse

Memo to Snyder. There is a team from Wash that is in the 2nd rd of the playoffs. You see Ted tried it your way (ignore the draft, high priced free agents, fantasy owner, etc) and saw marginal success. But here is where his fortunes changes...He actually learned from his failures and hired Mcphee and built a team through the draft and mixed in some glue guys (pretty sure he dosent develop a man crush on a player each yr) and what do you know. You see they have a game plan for the draft and free agents, they identify weaknesses and address them. Yes Belt buckle boy, you too could be a winner, just get rid of Vinny and hire a GM and take a step back and enjoy being an owner.

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 2, 2009 11:43 AM | Report abuse

It's funny reading grown men getting their pantie's and bra's all in a bunch because of a post by La Canfora and how "negative" they deem said post to be.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | May 2, 2009 11:49 AM | Report abuse

My guess is that the young players already on the roster (prior to the draft) have more potential to the coaches than many of the OL left after the second rd.

Posted by: Curzon417 | May 2, 2009 11:42 AM | ============================================
If this is true, we need smarter coaches.

Jonathan Luigs was selected in the 4th round by Cincinnati. He'll replace former starter Eric Ghiaciuc, who just signed with the Chiefs.

Sure we have Casey Rabach. He'll be 32 on September 24, and he was pushed around by the better defensive lines we faced last year.
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | May 2, 2009 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Ya I dont get why everybody rips that guy. He can win around here. You guys have problems. If you dont like his posts then go away!

Posted by: crzyvgs | May 2, 2009 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Didn't he say yesterday that Moss was out for shin splints? I don't mind JLC reporting the injuries, I actually want to know about them, I just want the correct injuries reported.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 2, 2009 12:14 PM | Report abuse

I saw a couple of posters mention they had high hopes for Marko Mitchell--they should read the reports from the East-West Shrine game.

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/archive/1130614

Posted by: djorl | May 2, 2009 12:20 PM | Report abuse

thunder, you are talking about replacing a starter, while I was talking about having bodies around to avoid or keep injuries to the players that the coaches are going to keep on the 53 man roster to a minimum.

Posted by: Curzon417 | May 2, 2009 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Actually it was coach Zorn reported that Moss had shin splints during his press conference. I gather JLC missed that one and didn't watch it on redskins.com...

Posted by: siris | May 2, 2009 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Curzon, my example is an offensive lineman who was picked in the 4th round who is good enough to replace a current starter who is good enough to get another job, as a starter.

Our O.L. was are major weakness last year.

The argument that there was a lack of quality O.L. in the draft (or in the later rounds) and that is why we didn't pick ANY is weak.
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | May 2, 2009 12:38 PM | Report abuse

are, our, and such as.

Maps!
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | May 2, 2009 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Fat, stupid, snarky...and wait for it...INACCURATE, which is THE CRIME in journalism. He does it all the time.

Santana is out with shin splints, not a hammy.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | May 2, 2009 2:45 PM | Report abuse

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