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 CSNWashington.com.
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.