The top story today is Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan confirming the re-signing of veteran conerback Phillip Buchanon but also announced Buchanon will be suspended by the NFL for the first four regular season games of the season. Mike Shanahan would not go into further detail on why he was suspended.
Shanahan also said quarterback Rex Grossman will be here tonight and said there is a “good chance” he’ll re-sign then. Mike Shanahan clarified why newly acquired runningback Tim Hightower hasn’t practiced yet and that’s because he was a restricted free agent who re-signed with the Cardinals right before he was traded, so he is ineligible to practice until August 4th.
On the injury front Shanahan said Ryan Kerrigan is getting better, but they are being cautious and he’ll probably be out for 2 to 3 more days with a bone bruise on his knee. Kerrigan said he’s getting better, ran on a treadmill yesterday and did more stuff today while he’s traded in his compression sleeve for a knee brace. DeAngelo hall hurt his wrist during practice, but soon returned wearing a brace and is fine.
Listen to the whole Mike Shanahan press conference here.
New Redskins wide receiver Jabar Gaffney spoke for the first time in person today since being traded from the Denver Broncos. Gaffney talked about his role with the team and how he is helping out the rookies. Also first round pick Ryan Kerrigan spoke about his injury and when he might return and kick Graham Gano talked about the competition in camp after the Redskins signed veteran kicker Shayne Graham and how he has changed his mechanics. Also DeAngelo Hall and Brandon Banks spoke about how camp is going so far. Listen to them all here.
Jabar Gaffney Practice Audio
Ryan Kerrigan Practice Audio
Graham Gano Practice Audio
DeAngelo Hall Practice Audio
Brandon Banks Practice Audio