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Redskins' rookies expected to report for their first minicamp

Rookies were expected to report Thursday to Redskins Park for the team's three-day minicamp, which begins today and runs through Sunday. The minicamp is mandatory for rookies, and this marks the first time coaches will get to work with them up-close.

It'll be a packed locker room at the facility. Though the camp is technically voluntary, the Redskins could have 110 players in camp, as they've invited more than two dozen to town for tryouts.

"It's probably the most I've seen since I've been here," center Casey Rabach said of the overflowing locker room, which is packed with temporary locker stalls. "It's going to be full and busy."

During his radio appearance on ESPN 980 Thursday, General Manager Bruce Allen explained that roster additions are becoming more difficult to make and the team will have to be more judicious. Because the roster is already near capacity, for every player they add, Allen and Mike Shanahan will have to choose another player who will receive
a pink slip.

That means this weekend's non-roster invitees will have to work especially hard to impress coaches; and those already on the roster will have to remind coaches why they belong on the roster.

The minicamp is closed to the public. Media has access to Saturday's practice, so hopefully we'll have some updates from Shanahan, McNabb, Trent Williams and more at that time.

There may be 100-plus players in attendance but the team can only carry 80 on its roster. Currently, only 75 players are under contract for this season. Cornerback Carlos Rogers and linebacker Rocky McIntosh are restricted free agents and have yet to sign their tender offers. If either appears at today's camp, it's because he's signed a waiver. It wasn't clear Thursday night if McIntosh would report, though Rogers was likely.

The newly drafted rookies likely won't sign contracts until summer. That group includes Oklahoma's Williams, Louisiana State linebacker Perry Riley, Louisiana Tech tight end-fullback Dennis Moore, UCLA wide receiver Terrence Austin, New Mexico guard Erik Cook and West Virginia tackle Selvish Capers.

The remaining players -- undrafted rookies, more than two dozen in all -- are all here for tryouts. The team hasn't released the names of this group, but it's expected to include Arizona State linebacker Mike Nixon, UTEP cornerback Melvin Stephenson II, Penn State quarterback Daryll Clark, Troy running back Maurice Greer, Eastern Arizona defensive tackle Marques Slocum, Murray State wide receiver Derrick Townsel, Massachusetts running back Tony Nelson, Stanford safety Bo McNally, Wisconsin linebacker Jaevery McFadden and Colorado State safety Klint Kubiak.

By Rick Maese  |  May 7, 2010; 6:00 AM ET
Categories:  Minicamp  
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Comments

I'm excited to see how FIRST round pick Trent Williams does at LT...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 7, 2010 6:12 AM | Report abuse

I wish big fat a$$ Albert will be there so Big Trent can go against him.

Posted by: raffe002 | May 7, 2010 6:14 AM | Report abuse

I wish big fat a$$ Albert will be there so Big Trent can go against him.

Posted by: raffe002 | May 7, 2010 6:14 AM


I doubt that happens even if AH is there...he's likely playing the interior D-line and Trent is playing LT. Unless I missed the post saying TW is moving to center, there's no way they'd be playing each other.

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 7, 2010 6:28 AM | Report abuse

I wish big fat a$$ Albert will be there so Big Trent can go against him.

Posted by: raffe002 | May 7, 2010 6:14 AM

No, what you would like to see is Trent Williams against Orakpo, Andre Carter. But I do admire the cleverness of "big fat a$$ Albert." Did you make that up yourself? Keep posting!

And, FIRST to say that it's too bad that Marko Mitchell won't be lining up at WR in minicamp.

Posted by: beep-beep | May 7, 2010 6:59 AM | Report abuse

The new Redskins start today!!!Let the battles begain.Good luck and good health to all.

Posted by: gregblanchsucks | May 7, 2010 7:43 AM | Report abuse

Wow this place is dead...is today a holiday?

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 7, 2010 7:43 AM | Report abuse

I'm excited to see how FIRST round pick Trent Williams does at LT...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 7, 2010 6:12 AM

Put that on the list of Top 5 keys to a successful season. Oh and remember that AL would be spending some time playing DE in a 3-4 and would have a chance at lining up in front of the rook. But I guess that won't happen...yet.

It's also too bad that Marko won't be there to school our secondary and get them ready to go up against an ELITE WR.

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 7, 2010 7:43 AM | Report abuse

I doubt that happens even if AH is there...he's likely playing the interior D-line and Trent is playing LT. Unless I missed the post saying TW is moving to center, there's no way they'd be playing each other.
Posted by: brownwood26 | May 7, 2010 6:28 AM

don't y'all wanna see a one on one drill with Big Trent and Fat A$$ Albert?
D-line coach mention it that "Big Fat A$$ Hey Hey Albert" will line up at end too!

Posted by: raffe002 | May 7, 2010 7:44 AM | Report abuse

My fervent hope is that Albert turns up for training camp having lost a lot of weight in an attempt to prevent the team from using him at nose tackle.

If he works hard to get down to around 300lbs, his athleticism would make him an outstanding 5-technique, 3-4 end.

If I were Shanahan I might have tried to use the "threat" of fitting Albert in at nose tackle because of his size as a way to motivate Haynesworth to step up his conditioning work.

"Albert, you're a little too heavy for what we are looking for at DE. We think you'd fit better at NT, where your struggle with conditioning would be an advantage."

I am not sure Haynesworth could have been motivated to do it for the team, but maybe if he thinks he is sticking it to an authority figure he will go all out to leaner and lighter.

Optimism, I thought I'd give it a go.

It strikes me that Haynesworth's reaction to Shanahan is almost a rebellion against authority. Haynesworth has been told that it is mandatory to attend voluntary workouts, so he is resolutely refusing to attend anything other than those practices that are mandatory according to league rules. If that is true, the way to handle Haynesworth is to insure that he thinks the best way to exert control is for him to excel at a position he thinks the management don't want to use him in.

Posted by: WeNeedLinemen | May 7, 2010 8:08 AM | Report abuse

"Because the roster is already near capacity, for every player they add, Allen and Mike Shanahan will have to choose another player who will receive a pink slip... There may be 100-plus players in attendance but the team can only carry 80 on its roster. Currently, only 75 players are under contract for this season."

and of course, there is also the 53 player limit for the regular season roster... more pink slips coming in the next few months.

two questions, though.

do they get this one?

http://www.textually.org/textually/archives/images/set3/cover600span.jpg

or this one?

http://bostonist.com/attachments/austinist_kerry/pink-slip.jpg

let the best man win!

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 7, 2010 8:12 AM | Report abuse

DUCK FALLAS!

Posted by: Marley-Nowell_311 | May 7, 2010 8:15 AM | Report abuse

Good stuff, hoping for no injuries....

you know its a good sports night in Boston, when Sox vs Yanks is 3rd on the list of sporting events to watch tonight...celts should go up 2-1 tonight, and the bruins will close out the flyers...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 7, 2010 8:18 AM | Report abuse

Put that on the list of Top 5 keys to a successful season. Oh and remember that AL would be spending some time playing DE in a 3-4 and would have a chance at lining up in front of the rook. But I guess that won't happen...yet.

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 7, 2010 7:43 AM


I'm pretty sure even if AH lines up at DE, in a 3-4 he'd be lined up closer to the LG than the LT. Seems to me the LT gets more action against the ROLB, at least at the snap.

At least from what I've seen...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 7, 2010 8:19 AM | Report abuse

I wish big fat a$$ Albert will be there so Big Trent can go against him.

Posted by: raffe002 | May 7, 2010 6:14 AM | Report abuse


Do you really want to see Al's fat lazy out-of-shape kiester completely steam-roll our vaunted rookie??

It will only reinforce the notion that Al can sit out all offseason and still be effective.

Folks need to understand that Fat Al is the "Randy Moss" of DTs - genetics and raw talent have conspired with a mediocre work ethic to create one of those pro-athlete conundrums - an uber-talented football cyborg who doesn't have to work as hard as everyone else to be better them.

Posted by: p1funk | May 7, 2010 8:30 AM | Report abuse

I want Brian Orakpo rushing on Trent Williams side all offseason. I think that will better prepare the "Silverback" for DeMarcus Ware week 1. I think Brian Orakpo will be a better player than DeMarcus, wich in practice will help Trent.

Posted by: roccoskins | May 7, 2010 8:30 AM | Report abuse

It's also too bad that Marko won't be there to school our secondary and get them ready to go up against an ELITE WR.

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 7, 2010 7:43 AM | Report abuse

Or to just remind Carlos Rogers how mediocre he is since he can't even cover a 7th-rounder who is still learning how to be a WR in the NFL.

Posted by: p1funk | May 7, 2010 8:34 AM | Report abuse

If he works hard to get down to around 300lbs, his athleticism would make him an outstanding 5-technique, 3-4 end.


Posted by: WeNeedLinemen | May 7, 2010 8:08 AM | Report abuse

We don't want him at 300lbs. That only would make it easier for Olinemen to handle him.

He's still quick, strong and athletic at like 330, and that bit of extra beef is what wears down the Olinemen through the course of a game and forces double-teams.

But we don't want him at 350-360 sucking wind like last season.

Posted by: p1funk | May 7, 2010 8:37 AM | Report abuse

Wow pfunk...isn't it a bit early to start beating the AH drum?

I guess now that JReid is back, there'll be plenty of opportunities for you to have to defend him...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 7, 2010 8:41 AM | Report abuse

Wow...JReid scooped by PFT again. Maybe we should get Florio as our beat reporter:

As Chris Draft joins Redskins, Rocky McIntosh shows up for offseason workouts
Posted by Mike Florio on May 7, 2010 8:33 AM ET
Linebacker Rocky McIntosh is a restricted free agent. The Redskins applied to him a second-round tender, which makes him eligible for a one-year contract worth $1.759 million.

And McIntosh doesn't like it. So he hasn't signed it. And he has stayed away from offseason workouts.

But on the same day the Redskins announced the arrival of veteran linebacker Chris Draft, McIntosh has decided to report for "work."

We're told (and Adam Schefter of ESPN also has reported) that McIntosh has signed an injury protection letter and will join the offseason program. Per a league source, the move is being made solely for the purposes of kick-starting talks aimed at working out a long-term deal.

We're also told that McIntosh won't be signing his tender offer "any time soon." As of June 15, however, the Redskins can reduce his offer from $1.759 million to $588,000, which equates to 110 percent of his 2009 salary.

So with nearly $1.2 million hanging in the balance, it's safe to say that McIntosh will put pen to paper at some point before the middle of June.

If, in the interim, he suffers a season-ending injury during offseason workouts, he'll be guaranteed to receive his $1.759 million salary for 2010.

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 7, 2010 8:47 AM | Report abuse

Wow pfunk...isn't it a bit early to start beating the AH drum?

I guess now that JReid is back, there'll be plenty of opportunities for you to have to defend him...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 7, 2010 8:41 AM | Report abuse


Just calling it like it is.

I'm certainly not defending his conditioning or his work ethic.

But just because the dude doesn't work very hard doesn't mean he's not a beast on the field. Anyone critical of his on-field production is just ignorant of the facts.

Same could be said for Randy Moss, same could be said for Allen Iverson.

Randy's the kind of guy who doesn't need to train hard to run a 4.3. Ivey doesn't need to take practice seriously to drop 40 points. Al's the kind of dude who doesn't need to work out to bench press 400 lbs.

It is what it is...it's good and bad at the same time...

Posted by: p1funk | May 7, 2010 8:47 AM | Report abuse

oh brother, so a mini-camp starts today and we're talking about who's NOT here and things that are not happening. well, to that end....would i rather have AH at camp? of course i would. but p1funk is right. AH is a freak. and he's put all kinds of pressure on himself to perform this year. when regular training camp comes, he had darned-well better show up ready to ball. if he wasn't gonna come to regular training camp ready to play before, he is now. i, like WeNeedLinemen above, am being optimistic that this "controversy" will motivate him in an "i'll show you" kind of way - because man he's a beast. (fingers crossed)

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | May 7, 2010 8:54 AM | Report abuse

Yellow pants!

Posted by: Original_etrod | May 7, 2010 8:56 AM | Report abuse

brown, thanks for posting, saw last night that the pukes were gonna send bobby carpenter to the rams for alex barron...WHAT??? Are the rams now just giving players away?? Carpenter sux...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 7, 2010 8:56 AM | Report abuse

JReid - I think its Dennis Morris, not Dennis Moore.

Posted by: Rypien11 | May 7, 2010 8:58 AM | Report abuse

The new Redskins start today!!!Let the battles begain.Good luck and good health to all.

Posted by: gregblanchsucks

so does greg blache

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | May 7, 2010 8:59 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 7, 2010 8:47 AM

thanks brownwood, was going to ask a dumb cow question about the mini-camp waiver in reference to Rocky and Carlos... but the PFT blurb explained it pretty well.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 7, 2010 8:59 AM | Report abuse

Greg, I don't follow Rams even a little bit, but hasn't Barron been a disappointment for them? Seems to me they don't trade him straight up for an underachieving LB that may or may not fit their system if he's a real baller.

O_e's Tourette's moment above reminded me of the post last night saying we might be going to gold pants...simply brilliant. I can't even tell you how happy I'll be if we can rock those spear helmet/gold pants unis a couple times this year. Love those threads...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 7, 2010 9:02 AM | Report abuse

Randy's the kind of guy who doesn't need to train hard to run a 4.3. Ivey doesn't need to take practice seriously to drop 40 points. Al's the kind of dude who doesn't need to work out to bench press 400 lbs.

It is what it is...it's good and bad at the same time...

Posted by: p1funk

problem is when you play a team game, you prefer team players, not those who think they are above the rest of the team.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | May 7, 2010 9:03 AM | Report abuse

b, saw something on pft yesterday regarding the carpenter/barron trade.....

I don't know much about Barron, he's a former high first round draft pick, and he held the cat from Minny sackless going head to head, so he's got skills....

more so than carpenter that is...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 7, 2010 9:09 AM | Report abuse

But on the same day the Redskins announced the arrival of veteran linebacker Chris Draft, McIntosh has decided to report for "work."


RMc is like a poor man's AH when it comes to playing the "I'm skipping offseason workouts with the team". What has Rocky done in this league anyway. I hope he gets screwed in his contract.

Thanks for the post brownwood

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | May 7, 2010 9:11 AM | Report abuse

Burgundy Jersey/White Pants is the devil.

Posted by: Original_etrod | May 7, 2010 9:16 AM | Report abuse

What I don't get is why they're talking extension with Rocky in the first place...dude doesn't fit the 3-4. Keep him for a year in the hopes you can trade him between now and the trade deadline or let him walk in 2011. I don't see the point of going out of our way to jam a square peg into a round hole.

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 7, 2010 9:16 AM | Report abuse

Randy's the kind of guy who doesn't need to train hard to run a 4.3. Ivey doesn't need to take practice seriously to drop 40 points. Al's the kind of dude who doesn't need to work out to bench press 400 lbs.

It is what it is...it's good and bad at the same time...

Posted by: p1funk

problem is when you play a team game, you prefer team players, not those who think they are above the rest of the team.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | May 7, 2010 9:03 AM | Report abuse

Sure.

And that's part of the "bad".

I totally disagree with the notion that he's a lockerroom "cancer" a-la Terrell Owens, but from what I hear he's got a little "Barry Bonds" in him.

Kind of aloof, separate, knows he's getting paid big bucks and everyone else is not.

Posted by: p1funk | May 7, 2010 9:16 AM | Report abuse

"Burgundy Jersey/White Pants is the devil."


Well, we've seen 'white on white' unis.

What about 'burgandy on burgandy'?

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 7, 2010 9:23 AM | Report abuse

What about 'burgandy on burgandy'?

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 7, 2010 9:23 AM


Now THAT is the devil. Worst possible Redskins uniform ever. We look (and usually play) like the Bengals in those hideous things...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 7, 2010 9:27 AM | Report abuse

Why do I keep hearing Washington would be a great fit for Jamarcus Russell...tell me this will not happen

Posted by: gixxer998 | May 7, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

Why do I keep hearing Washington would be a great fit for Jamarcus Russell...tell me this will not happen

Posted by: gixxer998 | May 7, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

This will not happen.

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | May 7, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse

Why do I keep hearing Washington would be a great fit for Jamarcus Russell...tell me this will not happen

Posted by: gixxer998 | May 7, 2010 9:29 AM

This will not happen. Unless, of course, BeantownGreg1 posts something from PFT saying that it will happen. Then, it's a sure thing.

Posted by: beep-beep | May 7, 2010 9:33 AM | Report abuse

gix, you still listening to those voices in your head....go take your meds, and they'll go away....

Who, as you claim, is saying he'd be a good fit here?

Fat, lazy, and dumb, not exactly what you look for in a qb....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 7, 2010 9:33 AM | Report abuse

White on white = Tolerable

Burgandy on Burgandy = Kind of cool but they always seem to lay an egg on national TV when wearing it so F it.

Posted by: Original_etrod | May 7, 2010 9:36 AM | Report abuse

mmm....burgundy...is it happy hour yet?

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | May 7, 2010 9:39 AM | Report abuse

Wow...if the goal is getting LT off for inadequate legal representation, then mission accomplished. Check out this exchange from the Today Show:

Matt Lauer: "Did Lawrence Taylor have sex with this young lady, a 16-year-old, in his hotel room?"

Aidala: "No."

Matt Lauer: "Did he have consensual sex with her?"

Aidala: "No."

Matt Lauer: "Did she go to his hotel room?"

Aidala: "I'm not gonna get into those facts. Those facts will be litigated in the courtroom when she's on the stand and she's cross examined by me at a trial."


It's like Jim Zorn as a lawyer...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 7, 2010 9:41 AM | Report abuse

Mike Sando put out a list of possible landing spots for Jamarcus. Washington always gets the obligatory mention on any list involving a big name.

Posted by: Original_etrod | May 7, 2010 9:41 AM | Report abuse

mmm....burgundy...is it happy hour yet?

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | May 7, 2010 9:39 AM | Report abuse

Or...

Ron Burgundy: I love scotch. Scotchy, scotch, scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly...

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | May 7, 2010 9:42 AM | Report abuse

lt is a disgusting human being, someone should put a blow torch to his nuts...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 7, 2010 9:45 AM | Report abuse

skinsfanintampa,
i was at a "scotch tasting" event once. the "host", or whatever you'd call him, described one of the offerings thus: "it's a good breakfast scotch...."

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | May 7, 2010 9:50 AM | Report abuse

I want Brian Orakpo rushing on Trent Williams side all offseason. I think that will better prepare the "Silverback" for DeMarcus Ware week 1. I think Brian Orakpo will be a better player than DeMarcus, wich in practice will help Trent.

Posted by: roccoskins | May 7, 2010 8:30 AM | Report abuse

Im not to worried about the silverbacks ability against speed rush guys. Both Williams and Osakpo are familiar with each other having lined up across from each other in a very intense rivalry. I would be a lot more worried about how Trent handles the guys who employ power rushing techniques, bull rushers and the like. TW is very athletic and has proven he has the ability to get out on the edge to negate speed guys off the corner. Throw big Andre at him, or get Philip Daniels healthy. These guys are more likely to provide a challenge to the part of his game he needs solidify.

Posted by: Stu27 | May 7, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

I would welcome Russel here......

Who are our QBs anyway after DMac and Cult of Colt?

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 7, 2010 9:52 AM | Report abuse

Ribs... I had ribs for lunch, that's why I'm doing this.

Posted by: Club320 | May 7, 2010 9:52 AM | Report abuse

Ron Burgundy: I love scotch. Scotchy, scotch, scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly...

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | May 7, 2010 9:42 AM

are you suggesting plaid uniforms?

http://www.footballfanatics.com/Default.aspx/lt/blank/ctl/ImageZoom/productID/3eeabc3b-f465-4fe6-a1f7-b0649e2cb6e7/viewName/0

http://www.footballfanatics.com/Default.aspx/lt/blank/ctl/ImageZoom/productID/54d682b8-13ce-4efb-b511-fb7283cd1f00/viewName/0

or maybe something like this?

http://www.fansedge.com/ProductDisplay.aspx?pfid=51-71749&index=0

now those would definitely be unique.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 7, 2010 9:53 AM | Report abuse

Um - Grossman.

Posted by: DikShuttle | May 7, 2010 9:53 AM | Report abuse

Who, as you claim, is saying he'd be a good fit here?

Fat, lazy, and dumb, not exactly what you look for in a qb....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1

Sirius NFL Radio Bob Poppa and Carl Banks. Also heard it yesterday on Moving the Chains with Tim and Pat.

They said because we now have a good structure in place as far as coaching and front office and we have a QB who is solid and will be the starter.


Posted by: gixxer998 | May 7, 2010 9:54 AM | Report abuse

moodlymoodlymoo,
omg...rotflmao! the skins wearing plaid jammies! hahahahahah.... whew...thanks for that!

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | May 7, 2010 9:58 AM | Report abuse

hey stu, don't know if you caught my short response to your answer the other day... something to the effect that the BCS poll/algorithm makes college football seem a little like figure skating. but you had a lot of good points in there. thanks for taking the time to work through it like that.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 7, 2010 9:59 AM | Report abuse

Who has more upside -- Jamarcus Russell or Colt Brennan?

Posted by: beep-beep | May 7, 2010 9:59 AM | Report abuse

4thfloor

"I would welcome Russell here...."


If by Russell you mean that kid who used to hangout with Fat Albert, yes, I'd welcome him as a backup quarterback.

But if you mean JaMarcus Russell, I'd be upset.

And, BTW, does Russell's getting cut mean J Campbell has looked that good to the raiders?

He is in a situation where he's trying to both earn money and prove the redskins wrong.

Maybe playing with a chip on his shoulder is what Campbell needed.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 7, 2010 10:00 AM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 7, 2010 10:03 AM | Report abuse

The Human Torch was denied a bank loan.

Posted by: Original_etrod | May 7, 2010 10:03 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 7, 2010 9:53 AM | Report abuse

Yes, Plaid and Burgundy!

Veronica Corningstone: Mr. Burgundy, you have a *massive* erection.
Ron Burgundy: Oh, uh, it's the pleats...

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | May 7, 2010 10:04 AM | Report abuse

Beeps.

Posted by: DikShuttle | May 7, 2010 10:06 AM | Report abuse

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