Young secondary continues to gel, says Shanahan
The Redskins expect the “majority” of their rehabbing players to be on the field for the start of training camp, Coach Mike Shanahan said Tuesday.
“I think everybody looks pretty good,” Shanahan said. “There might be one or two guys – I’m not going to go into detail – that I have a little bit of question about. But a majority of the guys, I’d say about 90-percent of them, will be ready to go.”
Shanahan did not go through the entire list of recovering players, but he did provide updates on a few. Here’s a rundown:
- Robert Griffin III said he is “pretty confident” he’ll be ready for the start of training camp on July 25. The quarterback also said he’s begun “explosive sprinting” and will introduce cutting next week. “Well, like I said, we listen to the doctors,” Shanahan said. “The doctors will be able to tell you more about that than me. …When the doctors do clear him, then we’ll practice me." Shanahan said the next major milestone in Griffin’s rehab will be his pre-camp physical exam. “He’ll get a physical and see where he’s at,” the coach said.
- Safety Brandon Meriweather, who is recovering from a torn ACL, also remains on target to participate in training camp. “According to the doctors, he’s ready to go in July," Shanahan said. "They don’t think there’s any question about it. He’s full speed ready to go.”
- Safety Jordan Pugh has missed a significant portion of OTAs because of an inner ear infection and was not on the field Tuesday. “He’s got a balance issue, so the doctors didn’t want him practicing today or tomorrow.”
- Catching passes from Griffin off to the side were the usual players – Fred Davis (Achilles’ tendon surgery), Jordan Reed (knee/thigh), Chris Thompson (ACL surgery) and Pierre Garçon (shoulder surgery/foot).
- Here are the other key players who were on the field but not participating in team drills: OL Josh LeRibeus (hamstring), S Jordan Bernstine (knee surgery), CB Josh Wilson (shoulder surgery), and LB Keenan Robinson (pectoral surgery).
- Adam Carriker (torn quad tendon) was not on the field in any capacity.