**NOTE: Redskins players have Sunday off. NO PRACTICE on Sunday.
Fan Appreciation Day may still be a week away, but the Redskins faithful packed the sidelines at Redskins Park today for the biggest crowd of Redskins Training Camp 2012.
Those in attendance were treated to the first padded practice of the preseason, and players responded with a more aggressive play style than they've shown in the first two days.
It was a good practice to observe position battles, as some of the reserve players made the most of their increased opportunities.
On offense, receiver
On defense, rookie linebacker
The rookie-on-rookie crime continued two plays later, as rookie defensive back
Coaches seem to have thrown down the gauntlet for rookie quarterback
Another facet of the playbook was opened today, as Griffin III ran four option plays during full-team drills. Twice, Griffin III kept the ball, racing to the numbers and cutting upfield through the defense. Twice, Griffin III pitched to the running back, once fumbling to Roy Helu Jr., before completing the pitch to
Players said after practice that suiting up in pads was a good way to end the week, and the players' day off tomorrow was well-received.
Practice will resume on Monday afternoon, with the fourth training camp practice open to the public.