The Washington Redskins, minus any coaches or team employees, got together today for the first of an unofficial two-day minicamp.
The encouraging sign was about 30 players showed up for the conditioning and refresher course with the playbook, including quarterback Rex Grossman, whose contract expired after this past season. Not present was fellow quarterback Donovan McNabb, who most expect will be traded after the labor impasse is resolved.
According to Mike Jones of the Washington Post, the workout was held in Northern Virginia, and no media attended. The sessions were organized by Pro Bowl linebacker London Fletcher.
“It was pretty good,” linebacker Lorenzo Alexander told Jones. “Had more offensive guys than defensive guys. Good to see the guys, talk to them, get back to football a little bit and re-boot, and just get back to football in its truest form. Guys were happy to be out there. It was raining, but people wanted to get a couple extra throws in, get some plays.”
Quarterback John Beck also attended and he and Grossman split reps during 7-on-7 drills. The Redskins will get together again Wednesday. We highly doubt defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth will be in attendance.
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