Richmond, Va. – As the team moves past the focus on RG3’s comment on Coach Mike Shanahan, injuries and scuffles both made an appearance.
First Real Scuffle Aldrick Robinson and Chase Minnefield had a minor confrontation during a 7-on-7 drill Tuesday.
For a little bit, the two went at it. Mike Shanahan was not a fan and stopped practice to bring the team together at midfield.
“When you have confrontations like that, you have 15 yard penalties,” Shanahan said. He knows these situations happen, but wanted the team to make sure that they can make a difference in a lot of things. “In a game you can’t have that happen,” says Shanahan. “There’s nobody that’s worth that 15-yard penalty you have to keep your composure. It’s the difference in winning and losing, and if they don’t do it here, they won’t do it obviously in a game.” He did make the two players run after practice.
Tough Injury News
Rookie safety Phillip Thomas has a lisfranc ligament that will require a 4 to 5-month recovery. He will be placed on injured reserve. This is a big blow to the Redskins secondary, a position that was thin already coming into this season. Brandon Merrieweather did get more work with the first team in 11-on-11 work on Tuesday. He’s still trying to come back from the knee injury as well so is not 100 percent yet. The team knows it can count on Reed Douhgty, just has its done year after year.
Dante Stallworth still out resting his hamstring.
Linebacker Roddrick Mudkleroy sat out with a sore shoulder.
Wide Receiver Devery Henderson has been attending a funeral and is expected back on Wednesday.
Griffin On the Field Update Robert Griffin III went 12 -15 during the 7-on-7 sessions Tuesday. All eyes now turn to Wednesday to see whether or not he takes the field with the team for the first time this summer.
Practice Moving Forward Tuesday was the final day of 2-a-day sessions. Beginning on Wednesday there will be one practice a day and it will be open to the public. Practice begins at 12:40 p.m.