RICHMOND–The expected rain seems to be holding off as the Redskins get underway here. Follow along as I live blog from the sideline. Come back and refresh often.
—A lot of special teams work in the early going. Seventh-round pick Josh Harvey-Clemons is doing a lot and paying attention. He’s a long shot to make the 53 in 2017 but he knows that his future chances hinge on special teams contributions.
—Matt Jones is participating in punt protection drills. That should not be news but I noted when he wasn’t participating in special teams in minicamp so I should note it now when he is.
—Jamison Crowder was split out wide on one offensive snap but he came in motion and was closer to the normal slot position by the time the ball was snapped. It will be interesting to see how many snaps he takes from a true outside position.
—If Nate Sudfeld could get rid of the extra stutter step he frequently takes before delivering some of his passes he might be able to develop. But until he gets rid of that is will be difficult for him to go anywhere.
—Pryor dropped a deep pass in the end zone in a drill without defenders. That’s a matter of focus as much of anything else.
—And new TE E.J. Bibbs just dropped a short one over the middle. It’s not that hot.
—Rob Kelley made a nice, one-handed catch near the sideline with a defender right on him. If he improves pass catching he will become a complete back.
—Matt Hazel made a move at the line and left Josh Norman in the dust on a deep pass that the receiver.
—Now we’re seeing the Pryor we’re supposed to see. He ran an in pattern against Bashaud Breeland and used his size to shield the defender and his catch radius to go up and get the ball.
—Now Zach Pascal gets open deep, leaving Kendall Fuller far behind. He holds on to the pass for the deep completion.
—Matt Ioannidis, Phil Taylor, and A.J. Francis are left to right on the D-line on the first snap of 11 on 11.