Thursday afternoon marked the first full-team practice of Training Camp 2012 at Redskins Park.
Thousands of fans and media turned out for the first chance to see
According to new receiver
On the defensive side of the ball, everyone got a first look at new linebacker
Per NFL rules, players placed on PUP during training camp may be removed from the list at any time up to Week 1. Once the regular season begins, players must remain on the PUP for six weeks.
While there were good plays on both sides of the ball, the defense had a strong showing today, with several near-misses standing out during full-team drills.
The first occurred when cornerback
The other near miss was on a pass from Griffin III to a running back in the flats. With a move reminiscent of last year's season opener against the New York Giants, outside linebacker
There wasn't a particular play on offense that stood out, but Griffin III and Co. did find a rhythm, completing four sideline routes in a row at one point. Griffin III has a strong delivery, allowing him to work the sidelines and out routes with ease.
It was also noteworthy that Griffin III worked under center and out of the shotgun, rolling both to his left and right and throwing on the run.
On special teams, the kicking competition will have to wait for another day, but the punt return candidates got a chance on the JUGGS machine. Incumbent returner
Following practice, Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said that he felt "very comfortable" with the state of the team after Day 1. More on that, to follow.