31 Players In Attendance For Another Round Of Redskins Player-Organized Workouts

Redskins players gathered yet again at a local Northern Virginia high school this week for another round of player-organized workouts.  After impressive attendance numbers last month, 31 players are reported to have shown up today.  The usual guys (and organizers) like London Fletcher, John Beck, Lorenzo Alexander are present, and there has been a pleasant surprise with the addition of Brian Orakpo and Malcolm Kelly.

Kelly, who missed the entire 2010 season on Injured Reserve, will be looking to shed his “bust” label and have a productive year.  It remains to be seen if he can stay healthy.  His size and hands could sure benefit the less-than-flashy Redskins offense, especially in the red zone.

Notable absences from today’s workouts  include Laron Landry, rookies Maurice Hurt and DeJon Gomes, and Trent Williams.

Also, some additional good news, the word on the street  is owners and player-reps are meeting in Chicago over the next few days and have been told to clear their schedules.  It sounds like they’re going to hit the debate table pretty hard.

Here’s hoping…

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  • Redskin Fan

    How is it going to affect the Redskins now that they don’t have as much of a preseason? Are these player led practices that beneficial or are they just for show?

    • kelso.carpenter

      Well it hasn’t been determined yet whether or not there will be a normal training camp and/or preseason. NFL owners and player reps are currently meeting. Most “experts” say they have until early to mid July to get a deal done if they want the 2011 pre and regular season to go on as scheduled.

      In the mean time, I do think these practices are very beneficial, especially for the rookies. The Redskins drafted 12 players in April’s draft. That’s 12 guys who need to get used to the way things are done in the NFL. John Beck has given them all playbooks and I’m told that these practices have presented a lot of opportunities for on-the-field instruction.