- Dan Graziano, ESPN Staff Writer
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ASHBURN, Va. -- Heading over to Redskins camp for one more day of coverage. Will have some Redskins posts today on the stuff I picked up Tuesday. Didn't want to spill it all last night, because I know the Internet was invented because people like to goof off at work, and I figured you guys would rather I save it to help you in those efforts. I'm looking out for you guys. Always. Links.
Newly signed wide receiver Josh Morgan still isn't practicing fully as he recovers from a broken leg. But he says he's getting very close to 100 percent and looking forward to training camp. It sounds as though, even once he's cleared to practice, it could take Morgan some time to get back to what he considers full speed.
Santana Moss also looked good in team drills, though DeAngelo Hall falling down while trying to cover him helped. Leonard Hankerson is doing positional drills but not team drills as he recovers from his hip injury. And Pierre Garcon made a brilliant catch in the end zone, showing the athleticism that led the Redskins to make him their first free-agent signing.
And speaking of receivers, the guy opening Todd Archer's eyes at Cowboys minicamp was Dez Bryant, who appears to have had a lively and active day. You know how I feel about Bryant. Kid can be as good as anyone, and as soon as this year. No surprise to hear rave reviews.
Uh-oh on disgruntled cornerback Mike Jenkins, who appears to be behind in his shoulder rehab and unable to practice. Remember, Jenkins had been staying away from the voluntary portion of the offseason in protest of his contract and reduced role on the defense, so this is the first chance the Cowboys have had to assess him physically. That depth-at-cornerback plan takes a hit if Jenkins can't get on the field.
New York Giants
Osi Umenyiora is no longer disgruntled. He's gruntled. But he's not practicing. Kieran Darcy has that and more observations from the first day of Giants minicamp, including Marvin Austin seeing time with the first-team defensive linemen. Guy to watch, that Marvin Austin. Guy to watch.
Will Beatty's back is hurting him, which means he's taking it easy for this portion of the offseason program and James Brewer is getting some reps in his place. Brewer. Another guy to watch. Giants don't exactly have sure things at those starting tackle spots, right? Guy to watch. I'm getting an idea for a recurring feature here...
Hey, Howard Mudd's back in town for Eagles minicamp, and he's talking up Demetress Bell. Mudd likes Bell. I think, if I remember right, he's the one who talked him into using his apparently real name instead of Demetrius? Gotta look that one up. Anyway, money quote: "Will some of the things be less spectacular? Probably. But I'm going to say it again... we're going to win games with Demetress Bell."
Michael Vick isn't as mad about his ranking in the NFL Network's top 100 as it sounded the other day. Honestly, the thing isn't worth getting worked up over, and I'm sure Vick isn't thinking about it except when asked. Or else he has a checklist of every player ranked ahead of him taped inside his locker and plans to cross off each one after he beats them this year. It's one or the other, I'm sure.