The Washington Redskins received a scare halfway through Sunday’s morning training camp practice after cornerback and captain
Head coach Jay Gruden later told reporters Hall “did a somersault” during individual drills in the red zone when covering wide receiver
Gruden said he doesn’t imagine Hall’s recovery time being very long.
Hall became one of several players who were either out of or limited in Sunday’s practice, including:
- Wide receiver
- Outside linebacker
- Running back
- Running back
Gruden said running back
“It’s important for these guys to play through the nagging injuries,” Gruden said. “Obviously the ones that keep them out, we don’t want to do a lot of damage to. Everybody’s got some kind of bump or bruise right now I would imagine, and if you can play through it, it’s great.”
Gruden said Seastrunk – the team’s sixth-round selection out of Baylor – is still a work in progress when it comes to his pass-catching and pass-protection abilities.
“He’s good out of the backfield, he’s got decent hands, he obviously can run the ball, he’s very fast,” Gruden said. “But as far as just fundamentals of running backs are concerned, he’s a little bit behind the 8-ball as far as his footwork, his blitz pickups, some of his route definition – a little sloppy right now.”
Gruden said Seastrunk wasn’t asked to do a lot of the things he’s doing right now when he was at Baylor, so he’s playing catch up with running backs coach Randy Jordan.
“He’s coming along at a slower pace than I would probably like him to come along, but he’s working very hard at it,” Gruden said. “Hopefully, you know we have three preseason games left that he’ll be able to show us that he can handle some of these blitz pickups in practice and in games.”
The Redskins on Sunday worked extensively on their two-minute offense and defense, and Gruden said he liked the tempo, but the execution by the offense was off at times.
“There’s some good pass rush, our protection might be a little unsound, so to speak. It could be a poor read by the quarterback or a poor route,” Gruden said. “There’s a lot that goes into a two-minute offense.”
“It's just all about everybody knowing what to do, where to be in a matter of seconds,” Griffin III said. “That's why we're doing it every day -- so that we can get those reps, get that consistency that we need from our guys and just the right calls that we need out there.”
Gruden also confirmed Sunday that he’s picked his team captains for the preseason.
Hall (defense), offensive tackle
“Those are the most seasoned guys with the best performances,” Gruden said. “The body of work, I think, has been proven on the field and they're natural leaders.”
Gruden said he’s yet to determine how he’ll choose captains for the regular season.
Standout plays, highlights
The Redskins, wearing full shoulder pads and shorts, had several standout plays in Sunday’s practice, including:
Monday’s two practices will be the final day of sessions that are open to the public at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center this year.
The Redskins are scheduled to have one practice in the morning (8:35 a.m.) and a walkthrough practice in the afternoon (4:10 p.m.) .