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9-7, 1st in NFC East

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins will have to piece together their backup outside linebacker situation. None have stood out but each offers something. Houston Bates hasn't won a lot of rushes but probably is better suited to stopping the run. He's worked with the starters with Preston Smith attending a funeral. But the other primary options there are more suited to pass rush specialists such as Willie Jefferson. The Redskins will need to keep an eye on the waiver wire as they try to full Junior Gallete's roster spot.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Corner Bashaud Breeland made another big play this afternoon. Receiver Maurice Harris ran a wheel route from the inside and had maybe a half step on Breeland. But Breeland turned at the last second and intercepted the Kirk Cousins pass. Breeland hasn't been perfect but he continues to stand out.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Receiver DeSean Jackson and Kirk Cousins connected again, this time on a post. As Jackson won to the inside he raised his hand and Cousins spotted him. Good work by both sides as Jackson did not appear to be the primary receiver. Jackson split the defensive backs, including DeAngelo Hall. Hall later talked with secondary coach Perry Fewell for several minutes.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

On the first play in full-team work, end Trent Murphy read the play perfectly. He slowed his rush and jumped and intercepted Kirk Cousins. A pick six. Murphy is transitioning from outside linebacker but those old skills come in handy.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Quarterback Kirk Cousins and DeSean Jackson just connected on a 45-yard deep ball. Jackson for behind corner Josh Norman. Cousins sprinted down the field to greet Jackson.

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Keim interviews Chris Baker in an ice bath (2:44)

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins inside linebackers are working on approaching and tackling ball carriers with the help of a round bag. The coaches will roll the bag and the linebackers must pursue at the proper side, simulating which shoulder to attack.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins rookie receiver Josh Doctson has been doing rehab work off to the side as teammates practice. Doctson is dealing with a sore Achilles, which kept him out of all spring practices and the early part of camp. "It's a sensitive issue for him," Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. "He feels good. He's walking around without a boot. We'll gradually push him to see how he responds. That's the biggest issue we have to deal with. Hopefully the tendinitis doesn't re-occur."

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

There's a reason the Redskins use the tight ends a lot. One biggie is the presence of Jordan Reed. But it also helps having talented wideouts on the outside in Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson. "When you have good options on the outside it opens up things in the middle," Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. "We have good versatility and good weapons and the tight ends can work good matchups. They're usually matched up on a linebacker or safeties and if you're an athletic tight end, who can get in and out of breaks and if they can run it can be a nightmare."

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said the team is still "sick" about their playoff loss to Green Bay. "If you're a competitor and you lose at home in the playoffs it's something you never forget. It's great motivation for us."

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins announced that they have added former general manager Bobby Beathard to their Ring of Fame. Beathard was the architect during the Redskins Super Bowl runs in the 1980s. He later served five years as San Diego's general manager, helping build a team that also reached the Super Bowl. Beathard, on the right,is the 49th member of the Ring of Fame.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The skies in Richmond have darkened and a steady rain is falling. The Redskins practice at 3 p.m. and players have been told they'll have it rain or shine. But a thunderstorm would alter those plans. The Redskins do not practice Sunday so they want to get in this work.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins' defense lacks some pieces, but what they don't have a shortage of is this: smarts. They have a lot of players who understand the game and know how to communicate it, from multiple players in the back end, as starters and reserves, to linebacker and up front. It's hard to say how far it can take them, but it can help them achieve more than another group that lacks similar parts.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

One player who has been fun to watch mature: safety DeAngelo Hall. He's very smart at explaining coverages and schemes and the last few years in particular has revealed more veteran's wisdom. He's lasted long for a reason and they're trusting him at safety for the same reason. Guys like Hall and Will Blackmon can adapt to a new position this late in their career because they are smart.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

One of the best parts of camp is seeing how players implement lessons learned in film study and meeting rooms. You get to see how young players learn and adjust. I saw it Friday with linebacker Su'a Cravens on his pick. He has work to do but that was a good sign. In the past I absolutely saw it with corner Bashaud Breeland. He could tell you as a rookie lessons he'd learned, which lead to positive plays. And one reason the Redskins were excited about Morgan Moses was his ability to learn quickly.

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Jennings to OBJ: 'Stop it, you are better than that' (1:45)

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Linebacker Su'A Cravens made a highlight play Friday with a leaping interception. He said he didn't have to do much. But what he did well: get to the right spot. Cravens did so with a correct read of the back. Quarterback Colt McCoy couldn't get the ball over Cravens' head.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins corner Josh Norman has rubbed off on his teammates. A number of them have said how they see him doing extra work in practice or elsewhere and it prompts them to do the same.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins tight end Jordan Reed stayed after practice to catch more passes off the jugs machine. Reed caught 25 passes off the machine, turning and catching them from about 10 feet away. He takes at least 10 turning to each side. In practice he displayed great hands by reaching back to the middle and securing a pass. It was an athletic catch not many tight ends could make.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins running back Chris Thompson left the field about five minutes early with an athletic trainer. Thompson was walking OK.

Team Stats

Passing Yards255.911th
Rushing Yards97.920th
Points For24.310th
Points Against23.717th

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