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Nearly 40 players, including 10 rookies, show up for Redskins workouts

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With no official player workouts on which to report this year (and likely won’t be for a good while longer), we can at least report on the unofficial workouts organized by the players.

In Northern Virginia on Tuesday, nearly 40 Redskins showed up to work out, including a whopping 10 rookies, according to Ryan O’Halloran of

The one-hour, 40-minute session was the first of three days of workouts, with linebacker London Fletcher running the defense and quarterbacks Rex Grossman and John Beck in charge of the offense.

“Definitely not [normal],” rookie receiver Niles Paul told O’Halloran.  “At least it’s something.”

“The younger players are at a real disadvantage because they don’t have time to learn the offense,” tight end Chris Cooley said.  “If we were in a regular season, we would be able to install so they learn the whole terminology of the offense.  Our younger guys are getting a glimpse of what the offense is, how you might run routes, how they hear the play is called.”

First-rounder Ryan Kerrigan also attended, and O’Halloran has posted a full list of everyone who showed up.  The most notable absences were offensive tackle Trent Williams, linebacker Brian Orakpo, and safety LaRon Landry.  And, though it’s no surprise but nevertheless worth mentioning, Donovan McNabb wasn’t there.

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22 Responses to “Nearly 40 players, including 10 rookies, show up for Redskins workouts”
  1. Justin says: May 24, 2011 5:04 PM

    It may be good for building camaraderie but I don’t feel like they will be too effective beyond that. Maybe that is just me though. (Click my name for my blog or google Minnesporta)

  2. meso0rnery says: May 24, 2011 5:28 PM

    I think this is a great thing that the Redskins are doing. (Click my name, and nothing will happen)

  3. duanethomas says: May 24, 2011 5:30 PM

    Once again. 45 Redskins need to show up on Sundays when the season starts to win. That has been hard to come by since Snyder took over.

  4. wickedpickle says: May 24, 2011 5:36 PM

    Watch film.

    Talk terminology.

    Walk it through.

    Haze Rookies.

    It’s team-building. It’s worth it.

  5. dirtydrynn27 says: May 24, 2011 5:38 PM

    I think its great that this amount of Redskins showed up! Im not saying that they will go deep into the playoffs or anything like that but hey! this is a good start!….Beware its only a matter of minutes before someone stupid like Boysroll says something ultra intelligent like “The Redskins Suck”

  6. schlereth says: May 24, 2011 5:56 PM

    It is not worth mentioning that D McNabb was not there. Seriously.

  7. bears0492 says: May 24, 2011 6:16 PM

    anyone else think it’s a little worrisome that the team’s last 3 first round pick’s (before Kerrigan) elected not to show up? Did they specify why they aren’t there?

  8. denverhighrize says: May 24, 2011 6:19 PM

    Doesn’t Cooley have some old photos of the playbook he can show them?

  9. willycents says: May 24, 2011 6:37 PM

    Out of curiosity….anyone know if any other team had more players show up for “freebie” team workouts yet? Cannot find all the numbers anywhere

  10. footballfanman says: May 24, 2011 7:12 PM

    T. Williams didn’t show, Orakpo didn’t show, Landry didn’t show. Doesn’t bother me because i’m sure they already know what they already know what they have to do. At least I hope so. Really, i’m not too sure there’s going to be a season.

  11. palinforpresidentofnorthkorea says: May 24, 2011 8:07 PM

    Albert was training off site at Krispy Creme

  12. baddegg says: May 24, 2011 9:00 PM

    HAHA. Same ole foreskins! Last place in NFC East. LMAO. Shanarat! Snyder! Overprized Free Agents! No team charact…errr. what? They showed up on their own?

    Forget it.

  13. drop703 says: May 24, 2011 10:25 PM

    Badegg – You’re an idiot…that is all.

  14. drop703 says: May 24, 2011 10:25 PM

    Baddegg – You’re an idiot…that is all.

  15. dt325 says: May 24, 2011 10:27 PM

    For the record… Donovan is still in town. Saw him out in downtown DC Saturday night.

  16. bigbear42 says: May 24, 2011 10:37 PM

    I think Grossman is the biggest surprise because I believe he is a free agent

  17. vendictar says: May 24, 2011 10:39 PM


    “Same ole foreskins! Last place in NFC East”

    I think you have your info wrong. I seem to recall there was a team that finished beneath Washington in the East last year.

    Hmm… who could it have been? There’s no way it could have been the Cowboys, as they became the first team ever to play a Superbowl in their own… Oh yeah. Oops.

  18. macker1283 says: May 24, 2011 10:56 PM

    I would assume these “workouts” are non-contact or even “non-doing anything real challenging” because the rookies are not under contract correct? I can’t believe their agents are letting them do this.

  19. melonnhead says: May 25, 2011 1:06 AM

    I think you have your info wrong. I seem to recall there was a team that finished beneath Washington in the East last year.


    You recall wrong. The Cowboys and Redskins were both 6-10, but the Redskins lose the tiebreaker by virtue of division record. Cowboys were 3-3, Redskins were 2-4.

  20. kevinfromphilly says: May 25, 2011 3:57 AM

    Yeah, but 32 of them were there to party.

  21. magicman407 says: May 25, 2011 1:12 PM

    Regardless the placing is flawed IMO. Cowboys picked 9th in the draft as the Redskins picked 10th. My Skins have alot of work to do. On another note the Cowboys are pretty sorry to let Grossman toss for 300+ yards, just sayin.

  22. 1bigtex says: May 25, 2011 7:41 PM


    Dude, what difference does the QB’s yardage make if the team loses?

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