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Redskins Hit the Practice Field (Updated)

Fan Appreciation Day means the end of training camp's public practices. The team, though, sticks with its schedule. They'll be practicing at 8:30 a.m. at Redskins Park; as @Keloi16 puts it: The tease is over so now back to our regularly scheduled programming! Breakfast with full pads, lunch with shells and a movie then dinner.

Actually, Eloi wasn't quite right. The morning practice is in shells. As it gets underway with stretcing, Rick Maese reports that Devin Thomas is in a helmet and may be practicing.

He also reports that Stephon Heyer, Mike Williams and Carlos Rogers are present with helmets. Jeremy Bridges does not have a helmet with him. Rogers, however, appears to be watcing from the end zone as the rest of the team goes to the sideline. There's a report from Rich Campbell that Randy Thomas is on the field.

Maese reports that, after sitting out the scrimmage Saturday, Santana Moss is on the field, doing side work.

Maese tweets: Looking as rested, healthy this AM as they've looked since first couple days of camp: Skolnitsky and RThomas back. No Alridge with RBs, tho.

Latest report, at 9:19, is that Alridge is in the trainers' room. Not sure yet if it's the foot thing he had Saturday.

Just before 10, Maese reports that, after starting practice with D-linemen, it looks like Brian Orakpo has joined LB corps.
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For your Sunday morning reading, there's Tracee Hamilton's column on progress of the offense; Dan Steinberg's Bog on Jim Zorn's fan address; and Rick Maese wraps up the scrimmage.

By Cindy Boren  |  August 9, 2009; 8:26 AM ET
 
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Comments

First read the coverage of the scrimmage by the Times. Then compare it to what Maese put out.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | August 9, 2009 8:39 AM | Report abuse

2st

Posted by: isnadd | August 9, 2009 9:22 AM | Report abuse

"First read the coverage of the scrimmage by the Times. Then compare it to what Maese put out."


To me, they but support the same thing: a no scoring offense will be supported by a killer defense all season.

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 9, 2009 9:24 AM | Report abuse

Reading about the scrimmage I figure Aldridge won't make it because of the fumbles.
Also, the offense sounded like they were moving the ball against the 2nd string D, but stalled again. The Eagles, Giants, and much hated Cowboys probably won't stall. I am very excited about the D, but unless the Offense scores some points (17 per game) or at least has a few long drives, all the high-priced talent in the world on D will tire. Just like last year a wasted top-notch D! UFB!

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | August 9, 2009 9:42 AM | Report abuse

To me, they but support the same thing: a no scoring offense will be supported by a killer defense all season.

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 9, 2009 9:24 AM

Washington Post quotes one Redskin -- 3 sentences. Washington Times quotes two coaches, two players -- 20 sentences. That's how you end up with so much unbalanced spin in the Post -- they don't talk to the players and coaches and put up their side of the story. Just crap like "last year they were worst in the league except for three other teams..." That's not news, it's history.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | August 9, 2009 10:04 AM | Report abuse

"Washington Post quotes one Redskin -- 3 sentences. Washington Times quotes two coaches, two players -- 20 sentences. That's how you end up with so much unbalanced spin in the Post -- they don't talk to the players and coaches and put up their side of the story. Just crap like "last year they were worst in the league except for three other teams..." That's not news, it's history.Posted by: talent_evaluator"

Doubt you can judge accuracy of coverage by volume of sentences. The real problem is (I'm guessing) that we're forced to rely on somebody else's editorializing -- and in the newspaper biz, if it bleeds, it leads.

Posted by: Samson151 | August 9, 2009 10:19 AM | Report abuse

The fact that Dan Snyder & his front office made a big story out of a record 29,000 fans who showed up for the Redskins’ intra-squad scrimmage Saturday gives more evidence about The Dan & his true motives. All he is concerned with is putting fannies in seats, which puts money in his pocket. In this day when football is as much entertainment as athletic competition, The Dan believes that hiring entertainers is more important than molding a team to compete for championships. Because Redskins fans are so loyal that they will support their team even in lean years (as evidenced in the ‘60s), Snyder knows he can make money from merchandising big names even if Washington continues to suffer through losing seasons. Shame on The Dan for taking advantage of fans other owners would love to have.

Posted by: MrMerkin | August 9, 2009 10:30 AM | Report abuse

maybe this year the offense will find game time easier than practice

Posted by: noonefromtampa | August 9, 2009 10:35 AM | Report abuse

Iggles having injury issues. I see the TE they drafted out for the year too. and Jackson hyper-extended his knee too.

Just popped in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly DVD (got a great Eastwood 4-pack of spaghetti westerns).

Dad and I never missed one of these when they came out back in the day.

Posted by: noonefromtampa | August 9, 2009 10:49 AM | Report abuse

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