Redskins receivers head to Phoenix to work with McNabb

Hell Week kicks off this morning in Phoenix as Donovan McNabb will begin a week of training with some of his wide receivers for the Washington Redskins.

Wide receivers Malcolm Kelly, Santana Moss and Devin Thomas are expected to attend, according to Rick Maese of the Washington Post. It’s called Hell Week because the temperature in the desert is going to be sweltering and what’s planned is a week of hard-core workouts at Fischer Sports, the facility McNabb trains at during the offseason, and football drills. As much as it prepares McNabb and his receivers a little for training camp, it serves as a good bonding experience and that’s going to be important for the offense to click early in Washington.

“I think it's important for the specialists on the offense to have that chemistry, to have that bond," McNabb told Mase, "where they can trust me and I can trust them.

“It's a different mind-set. I prepare guys the way I prepare.”

The Redskins report to training camp on July 29 and the hope is it will do some good for a group that is in need of a boost. Kelly and Thomas are former second-round draft picks that have yet to step forward and there are questions whether or not the team has enough talent at receiver for McNabb.

“Can't nothing but good come out of the situation when you go out and work out with your quarterback before the season starts," Thomas told Maese. "It's a great time to build that chemistry without the coaches being there. You just get a little of that extra bonding time to lead into training camp.”

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