Solid day for Redskins in Richmond
The Redskins appeared to suffer another setback at defensive end when Chris Baker got carted off the field late in Saturday’s practice.
But as it turned out, Baker was simply suffering from a case of cramps, according to Coach Mike Shanahan. Baker is a candidate to start the season as the first string left end because of Jarvis Jenkins’ four-game suspension and Adam Carriker’s leg surgery.
“He had an I.V.,” Shanahan said of Baker. “He should be okay.”
Meantime, wide receivers Donte’ Stallworth and Pierre Garçon as well as linebacker London Fletcher did not participate in Saturday’s practice – the first padded session of training camp. Cornerback Josh Wilson, who is coming off shoulder surgery, did not participate in team drills, while safety Brandon Meriweather, who is coming off knee surgery, took some first team reps off.
Stallworth has a slight hamstring pull that he suffered in Friday’s practice, while Garçon and Fletcher are being eased back into things after offseason surgeries, Shanahan said.
“Pierre, we decided to keep him out,” Shanahan said. “He went through three days of good workouts. Sometimes guys that don’t participate in our OTAs, I don’t want to overwork them. You know, give them a little break. Same thing with London Fletcher; we kept him out.”
Shanahan added: “I’ve got to kind of slow them down when they haven’t practiced for a while. That’s a problem you want.”