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Medical Check-up

Sorry for the late post - I have endured massive laptop problems and the thing just finally booted up 5 minutes ago - but had a chance to chat with director of sports medicine, Bubba Tyer, for a few minutes this afternoon.

He says everyone is ready to go for Friday and they expect every player to be able to participate fully in all drills when the whistle blows Friday afternoon. Clinton has been around the facility and Bubba said he ran 16 100-yard dashes the other day at his normal time, which was a great indication that his knee tendonitis is behind him.

Brunell is good to go. Wynn and Daniels will have their health restrictions lifted for the first time all offseason and Randy Thomas is back from his knee scope. Guys who are coming off long-term injuries - like Clinton, Springs, Marcus, Santana - will be watched closely and, like in years past, when there are two-a-days veterans coming off injuries may be held out of a session or two as a preventative measure, Bubba said, but when they do practice they will do so without restriction.

As for Bubba, one of my favorite characters in this game, he says he drove up to Buffalo for a wedding this offseason, then down the coast all the way to deep in Louisiana, where he checked in on the Manning's passing camp for high school kids, then down into Texas, back to his home. This is the calm before the storm for the trainers, because, by Friday night undoubtedly the training room will be filled with guys with scrapes, bumps and injuries. That's football, folks.

By Jason La Canfora  |  July 24, 2007; 12:07 PM ET
 
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Posted by: STayor2136 | July 24, 2007 12:18 PM | Report abuse

BooYa

Posted by: stuart scott | July 24, 2007 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Go, go, Jason! :)

Just wake me when the regular season starts will yas? :)

- Ray

Posted by: Ray | July 24, 2007 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Jason,

How is Saleve'a looking? He's one of the guys I'm hoping can return to '04/'05 form as long as those calf muscles have healed up.

Posted by: HockeyGoalie29 | July 24, 2007 12:26 PM | Report abuse

The season going to look very good if all those guys are really healthy. A little luck and fewer injuries than last year, and right back into the playoffs!

Posted by: VTMatt | July 24, 2007 12:33 PM | Report abuse

You should get a Mac. My life got infinitely easier once I finally ditched Windows.

Bubba has to have some good stories from back in the day...that guy should write a book.

Posted by: P Diddy | July 24, 2007 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Comments from the previous thread:

Any rumors on trading Brunell to Atlanta? I don't see it happening, would Gibbs really start any other backup? Jasno?

Keenan McCardell sez he's still up for grabs.
I like the player coach angle and hope it still happens. Sign him for 07 as a player and extend his contract as a coach.

Posted by: Stumped | July 24, 2007 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Can we get clarifaction on McCardell's Status?

Posted by: 4th | July 24, 2007 12:48 PM | Report abuse

I'd like to hear about Wade once camp gets started. Seems like the LG spot is the biggest question mark on offense.

Posted by: Joe in Raleigh | July 24, 2007 12:55 PM | Report abuse

I want to know how the Reaper is doing and if contract talks with L2 has heated up.

Posted by: jm220 | July 24, 2007 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Anyone have any insight as to what sort of conditioning Boofer did in the offseason?

Posted by: Mile High | July 24, 2007 12:58 PM | Report abuse

JM -

No one asks how the Reaper is doing - they wait for Sean to talk.

The L2 contract talks began to heat up after his groin cooled off.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 24, 2007 1:09 PM | Report abuse

I heard Boofer had both of his wrists scoped in the off season to relieve the carpal tunnel syndrome he developed from a number of, let's say, 'hobbies'...
one hobby was his 24-7 trolling here in the RI blog (it's hard on the wrist to type in all CAPS), and the other hobby that caused injury can't be described here because this is a family blog.

Posted by: Diesel | July 24, 2007 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Boofer's conditioning program - more of his Mom's homemade chocolate chip cookies; working out to his new Mavis Beacon CD.

http://www.download.com/Mavis-Beacon-Teaches-Typing-17-Deluxe/3000-2051_4-10441796.html

Posted by: Anonymous | July 24, 2007 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Jason,

The way i see it, d-line is by far our biggest weakness. Esp if Griffen and Salevaa cant stay healthy, which they dont appear to be able to, hopefully Goldston or Montgomery will step up, but what is the report on the health of Griffen and Big Joe? Are they the day 1 starters?

Posted by: SeanTay | July 24, 2007 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Hi Diesel -

Enquiring Minds want to know - are you also "Old School"?

Thanks!

Posted by: Enquiring Minds | July 24, 2007 1:16 PM | Report abuse

"BIG HIT 2
Feb. 10, Honolulu

Athletically speaking, Brian Moorman lies somewhere between the guy on the couch watching NFL Sunday Ticket and the freakish physical outliers who populate NFL rosters. He is 6 feet, 172 pounds, and one of the best punters in the league. He's also a former small-town, eight-man high school quarterback from Sedgwick, Kans., and a onetime Division II national champion in the 400-meter hurdles at Pittsburg (Kans.) State. Moorman, a six-year veteran of the Buffalo Bills, is neither slouch nor stud and thus perfectly suited to the task of evaluating the effect on an average person of a thunderous NFL hit like the one he received from Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor in February's Pro Bowl.

On fourth-and-seven from his 48, Moorman took a long snap and ran right on a called fake punt. As he neared the right sideline, AFC teammate John Lynch shoved NFC linebacker Derrick Brooks out-of-bounds, and Moorman made a halting cutback that brought him almost to a dead stop. "You cut back on football instinct," says Moorman. "It turned out to be not such a good idea."

The 6' 2", 232-pound Taylor had been sprinting upfield for more than 20 yards, and just as Moorman started running again, Taylor buried his right shoulder and right side of his helmet into Moorman's chest, instantly sending the punter's body parallel to the ground and three yards backward. "It happened so fast, and I never saw it coming," says Moorman. "It was totally shocking. Taylor is a really solid guy. I'm not solid, and I'm not used to taking hits like that. It was like hitting a brick wall, but the brick wall was running full speed at me."

Moorman leaped to his feet and ran off the field, but his right shoulder was sore for days afterward. There remains on his white Pro Bowl jersey a patch of yellow paint from Taylor's face mask. "It was a clean hit," says Moorman, "but I consider myself really lucky I didn't get hurt. And if I'd have gotten hit in the head? I'd still be lying there."

3 of 12

Taylor takes no credit. Running from the Redskins' practice field after a June workout, he declined to discuss the play -- or his reputation as one of the fiercest hitters in the league. "Nah, not me," said Taylor. "I'm no big hitter."

"

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/tim_layden/07/24/big.hits0730/index.html

Posted by: 4th via SI.com | July 24, 2007 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Sorry forgot, im with Joe from Raliegh, how is Wade looking? Is he still being pushed by Whittiker?

Posted by: SeanTay | July 24, 2007 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Salave'a will be lucky if he even makes the team this year. He's definitely a backup at this point.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 24, 2007 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Gotta hear about Big Joe, what's his health status? Any chance he can return to form?

Posted by: Big B | July 24, 2007 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Jason,

McCardell still considering options
A story that the Texans reached an agreement with wide receiver Keenan McCardell wasn't right, ESPN.com's John Clayton reports. While McCardell is talking to the Texans, he's also in conversations with the Dolphins and Redskins. The Texans would be a good fit, and it's not out of the question he'll sign there sometime during camp.

What's up with this?

Posted by: Uncle Spence | July 24, 2007 1:42 PM | Report abuse

The L2 contract talks began to heat up after his groin cooled off.

Posted by: | July 24, 2007 01:09 PM

A little too much information. OK it made me laugh a little.

JLC if Cooley shows up with those shorts that Lisa likes. Slap the hell out of him. SJK

Posted by: jm220 | July 24, 2007 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Wow! You guys are blogging your guts out! The blog count is all the way up to 66,530! At this rate, the 100K goal should be topped by 2009! WTG Bloggers!

Someone call Nate and wake him up so he can do his roll call again.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 24, 2007 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Re: The blog count...well, 100k maybe out of reach for the season opener...maybe 80k though.

Posted by: Stumped | July 24, 2007 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Stumped | July 24, 2007 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Lindsay Lohan Arrested on DUI Suspicion
The Associated Press
Tuesday, July 24, 2007; 9:24 AM


SANTA MONICA, Calif -- Lindsay Lohan, who just finished a second stint in rehab for substance abuse treatment, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving early Tuesday, authorities said.

Lohan, who is already facing a drunken driving charge in Beverly Hills, was pulled over near the Santa Monica Police Department after authorities spotted her car chasing another, said Sgt. Shane Talbot.

Police found cocaine in one of her pants pockets during a pre-booking search, Talbot said.

Posted by: Bad Newz Media | July 24, 2007 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Police found cocaine in her panties pockets

Posted by: Anonymous | July 24, 2007 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: 4th | July 24, 2007 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Someone should really take her car keys...

Posted by: Billy Martin | July 24, 2007 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Poor Lindsay;

Hooked on the Booger Sugar.

Posted by: Zebra | July 24, 2007 2:23 PM | Report abuse

No someone really needs to get her help. It's really sad how some feed off of others who have problems.

Posted by: jm220 | July 24, 2007 2:23 PM | Report abuse

z,
LMGO

Posted by: Stumped | July 24, 2007 2:25 PM | Report abuse

"No someone really needs to get her help" it should be "No someone really needs to get her some help" If that's not proper than I have the hammer in both hands for anyone that want to say other wise. LMGO

Posted by: jm220 | July 24, 2007 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Hi Enquiring Minds,

No, Diesel is not also 'Old School'

I've gone by '70-chip' on this blog, but usually I go with Diesel.

Posted by: Diesel | July 24, 2007 2:26 PM | Report abuse

jm220 - its "No, someone really needs to get her some help"

im just sayin! (DMGO - ducking my guts out)

Posted by: Zebra | July 24, 2007 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Jason - so great to have you back.
Keep the good news rolling in!
Just want to give a shout out to Cindy and JJM also. Hey guys.
Scott

Posted by: Scott (DC) | July 24, 2007 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Zebra LMGO! Good catch my friends.

Hey little brother (Scott DC) . I will be down in a couple of weeks. We gotta hook up

Posted by: jm220 | July 24, 2007 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Hello all,

I just read a report Brunell may be wanted in Atlanta. If the deal is worked out I will agree to pay closing cost on his new house!!! Can't wait till Friday.

Posted by: DRODG | July 24, 2007 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Hello all,

I just read a report Brunell may be wanted in Atlanta. If the deal is worked out I will agree to pay closing cost on his new house!!! Can't wait till Friday.

Posted by: DRODG | July 24, 2007 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Anyone else hear that the Falcons are looking at Culpepper, and/or trading for Mark Brunell! Just thought I would pass it along, here is the link: http://msn.foxsports.com/rumors/nfl#1

Posted by: RockyTopSkin | July 24, 2007 2:46 PM | Report abuse

We discussed this in last post.

The concensus (including myself) seems to be it is better for our team to keep him than to trade him for anything not of very much value.

What if Campbell gets injured after we traded Brunell? Can we really depend on Collins, LBP, or the MVP of Europea?

But, we can always open that up to discussion.........

Posted by: 4th | July 24, 2007 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Can we really depend on Brunell to get the job done that he hasn't gotten done since he got here?

I think he's a great guy but he is beyond his prime. And I think he's shown in 2 of 3 seasons that he's willing to play hurt even if he can't play while he's hurt (keeping it hidden from everyone -- excepting the coaches). And when he's hurt he is completely ineffective.

If we were only negotiating with us! We'd get a 3rd round pick for him! Which makes me worry that we may be giving up a pick to trade him. Someone watch that front office please!

Posted by: CaroCanesFan | July 24, 2007 3:03 PM | Report abuse

4th you got to listen to what the dirty birds gonna offer you. MB has what maybe one year of playing 2 games.

Posted by: jm220 | July 24, 2007 3:03 PM | Report abuse

On second thought if we trade Brunell and JC gets hurt, we'll probably trade 2 third round picks to the Falcons to get him back. So better not!

Posted by: CaroCanesFan | July 24, 2007 3:08 PM | Report abuse

If the Falcons are willing to give up a couple Warrick Dunn jerseys and a used pair of sneakers, I'd take the deal.

Posted by: Joe in Raleigh | July 24, 2007 3:10 PM | Report abuse

I say get rid of him. If only for the fact Gibbs and Co will have to stick with the kid through the rough patches. If Campbell struggles, the whole city will be holding its breath praying that Gibbs leaves him in.

Posted by: Zebra | July 24, 2007 3:11 PM | Report abuse

4th-

Thanks for the heads up on that SI article.

Posted by: Skin Patrol | July 24, 2007 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Sean Taylor has added to his AKAs:

Brick Wall

Posted by: 4th | July 24, 2007 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Since it is a medical update thread I will volunteer that my elbow was scoped in the offseason and I should be tipping back beers in mid-season form by the opening of camp on Friday. I can't imagine not getting to the playoffs with all of these healthy players and fans.

Posted by: WrongDog | July 24, 2007 3:23 PM | Report abuse

If we're asking for things that we'd like to read about, here's mine:

I want to know exactly what Jason Campbell did every day. I want to hear if he went to Randle-El's house and threw passes to him in the yard. I want to know if he didn't. I want to know every possible fact or non-fact because the key to entire season is on his table right by the front door.

Note to all: I am in my annual 'DC Sports Depression' mode right now. It happens when I watch the Wizards make poor decisions in the offseason and the other teams get better, I look at the skins' roster and schedule and convince myself that there is no way we win more than 6 games. It's an ugly time to be AMTTS. I'll let you know when it's over.

Posted by: ArtMonkToTheSticks | July 24, 2007 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Sorry JM and Company.

Brunell is too important to us now than ever before.

I would ship him for a 3rd, but in reality that will not happen.

The question comes down to, Who do you trust more to take over if anything happens to JC?

Posted by: 4th | July 24, 2007 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Please lay off of Brunell. Not only do we need someone who has actually played in this offense (and with our receivers) if (heaven forbid) Campbell gets hurt but also, he has been a mentor to Campbell and has really helped him out. This fact was mentioned on the Redskins Legacy show last night.

Posted by: Lisa | July 24, 2007 3:35 PM | Report abuse

New post.

Posted by: KK | July 24, 2007 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Collins knows the offense better than anyone. If the receivers run the right routes, Collins will be throwing to the right spots, based on the play call. If Campbell goes down, this is all that is needed out of a backup. Brunell leaving town will be a good thing for Campbell's confidence as well.

Any draft pick for Brunell will be better than getting nothing for him, which is what he will be worth next year. Besides, Gibbs doesn't need the temptation of Brunell on the bench.

Posted by: Jack from Jax | July 24, 2007 3:46 PM | Report abuse

People seem to forget that Brunell can't play. Fortunately, it seems that Atlanta has forgotten that, too. Ship him!

Posted by: Joe in Raleigh | July 24, 2007 3:52 PM | Report abuse

On second thought if we trade Brunell and JC gets hurt, we'll probably trade 2 third round picks to the Falcons to get him back. So better not!

Posted by: CaroCanesFan | July 24, 2007 03:08 PM

----------------------------------------"

I cry because it's true.

Posted by: the don | July 24, 2007 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Collins has NEVER started anywhere and he has been in the NFL for ages. That says it right there!

Posted by: Lisa | July 24, 2007 4:15 PM | Report abuse

It says both our backups are terrible options. Trade either or both.

Posted by: Joe in Raleigh | July 24, 2007 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Have you guys seen this new MOSS video on youtube? It's freakin' sick. Can't wait for the season...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=vrWp4EDZZl0

GO SKINS!!!!

Posted by: bmitch30 | July 24, 2007 5:41 PM | Report abuse

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