After four-consecutive practices with full upper-body pads, coaches dialed back the physical intensity today and went with practice shells on the fields at Redskins Park.
Despite facing the 22nd day in a row of temperatures north of 90 degrees in Washington, the Redskins had another strong turnout of fans, who chanted "R-G-3!" at his first appearance.
Also in attendance today was a team of NFL officials, brought in for preseason training and to help keep the Redskins' practice honest.
With only one week of work under their belts, the Redskins were surprisingly clean throughout practice, only drawing three flags. The officials were particularly useful for determining catch or no-catch on sideline passes and out-routes.
This team of officials will continue to monitor the Redskins through Saturday's Fan Appreciation Day practice, gearing the team up for the first preseason game in Buffalo a week from today.
Much of the Redskins' practice today was devoted to full-team drills and situational drives down the field.
In good injury news, safety
While he said he does feel like he has catch up to the rest of the group, Jackson feels confident with so much of the preseason left to go.
The Redskins found a pair of quarterbacks with mobility this April, as Cousins showed his ability to tuck the ball and run when the pocket collapses. Linebacker
He hit fullback
Defense was the name of the game late in practice, as both
Shanahan reported that he has not heard from defensive lineman
While it is presumed that Balmer has quit the team, Shanahan classifed him as "absent without leave," and said he hopes Balmer is okay.