Redskins LB Brian Orakpo didn’t participate fully on Saturday because of a sprained ankle, but isn’t concerned about any lingering effects.
The Redskins offensive line is working to learn their new scheme and overcome the bad reviews they earned last season.
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan hasn’t spoken to DT Albert Haynesworth about his absence and said he chooses to “concentrate on the people who work here every day, for obvious reasons.”
QB Donovan McNabb has reached out to Haynesworth and many other new teammates as he eases into the role as leader of the Redskins.
Defensive linemen Maake Kemoeatu and Jeremy Jarmon aren’t participating in Redskins minicamp as they continue rehabbing injuries from last season.
RB Ryan Torain and WR Bobby Wade were among several players vying for a shot as Redskins punt returner.
Kareem Moore played safety with the first-team defense but nothing is settled on the starting Redskins defense.
Redskins rookies had an early bird practice to give them a chance to showcase their skills with fewer players on the field demanding attention.