The Redskins held their annual fan appreciation day in front of a packed crowd at Redskins Park today. It was probably 5 to 6 times more people than at any open practice this season and there was a 30 plus minute traffic jam right outside the park.
The Redskins did a normal full practice and wore shoulder pads for the first time during training camp this season. Malcolm Kelly, Brandon Banks, Chris Cooley, Ryan Kerrigan & Clint Oldenburg didn’t participate in the 11 on 11 drills. Kerrigan was the only one out of that group to participate in individual drills. Banks did only stretching and Cooley, Kelly & Oldenburg did nothing.
Cooley said his knee was drained and is being held out of practice as a precaution. He probably will be back Monday with an off day tomorrow. There is no update on Kelly or Banks. Oldenburg is sick and missed yesterday’s practice as well. Right tackle Jammal Brown missed practice to attend a funeral. Newly signed Redskin Sean Locklear took over for him on first team right tackle during 11 on 11.
Quarterback John Beck left practice during 11 on 11 play because he felt something in his groin. He said it was just a precaution and he doesn’t think it’s serious. Ryan Kerrigan is still day to day with a bone bruise and they are just being precautions with him, also he changed his number from 53 to 91. The Redskins released Robert Henson & Kyle O’Donnell.
Listen here to what Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan had to say about practice today, the health of his players, decision to wear shoulder pads, quarterback situation, getting ready for the first preseason game next Friday, on the fans today at fan appreciation day and much more.
Mike Shanahan Press Conference
Also check out what Chris Cooley, Ryan Kerrigan, John Beck, Sav Rocca, Jabar Gaffney & Donte Stallworth had to say following practice today on their camps, health, picking up the system and for Rocca just getting to the United States. Listen to it all right here.
Chris Cooley Practice Audio
Ryan Kerrigan Practice Audio
John Beck Practice Audio
Sav Rocca Practice Audio
Jabar Gaffney Practice Audio
Donte Stallworth Practice Audio