RICHMOND—Redskins’ defensive end Jason Hatcher participated in his first practice of training camp on Saturday as he was removed from the PUP list after having spent all of camp there.
However, his participation was very limited. Jay Gruden said that the plan was to bring him along slowly with the goal of having him ready to participate by the third or possibly the fourth preseason games.
The Redskins’ third preseason game is two weeks from today in Baltimore.
Hatcher participated some in individual and position drills but watched during the team portion of practice.
Tight end Jordan Reed was not on the field for practice. Gruden said that he had a 24-hour virus and he hoped that he would be ready to play tomorrow.
Two players who were injured during the Redskins’ preseason game against the Patriots on Thursday did not participate. Running backs Chris Thompson (ankle) and Roy Helu (knee) did some work on the side but were not in team or individual drills. Gruden said that both injuries were minor and that he expected both players to return soon.