Saturday Beastlines: Special Skins edition
- Shanahan wasn't interested in discussing Albert Haynesworth's "absence," but he was happy to see Rocky McIntosh return to the fold.
"He's a quality guy," Shanahan said of McIntosh. "I've talked to Rocky on a number of occasions. I'm glad he decided to come to our minicamp. I expect him here all through our OTAs and getting ready for the season."
- Several players and coaches sounded off on first-round draft pick Trent Williams of Oklahoma. Here's what offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan had to say:
"It's early; not enough time to give you a great evaluation," said Shanahan. "But you don't have to look long to realize how talented of a player we have. He's extremely talented. We're just throwing him in the fire right now, throwing a lot at him, seeing what sticks. We're throwing a lot at him, so he's gradually slowing down because he's thinking and not reacting. ... We know he'll get worse before he gets better. It's a work in progress."
- Jason Reid of the Post has been talking to folks close to Albert Haynesworth about the defensive tackle's approach to the offseason. Doesn't sound like much has changed.
- So there's some debate over who was starting at free safety during the minicamp, according to Redskins Blog founder Matt Terl.
- Terl took a lot of pictures during minicamp. Scroll down and look at how big Larry Johnson looks standing between Willie Parker and Clinton Portis.
- In case you missed it, here's the column I wrote Thursday about London Fletcher attempting to play in a 3-4 scheme.