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Need to Know: Redskins camp news and notes, Day 5--Last live drills of the year?

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Need to Know: Redskins camp news and notes, Day 5--Last live drills of the year?

RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, July 29, nine days before the Redskins open the preseason against the Patriots.

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News, notes, and quotes from Day 5 of Redskins training camp.

—I get asked on a regular basis how Morgan Moses is doing and if they intend to keep him on the left side. Here is your answer from the coach. "He's doing good. He's playing a lot of left tackle right now,” said Jay Gruden. “We'll start to switch him over to the right side here shortly. You know, we're just trying to get him a good feel for the offense and his position strength right now as left tackle, because that's what he's played the last two years at Virginia. Next week, we'll start him on the right side and see how he does and go from there, but I like the way he's developing.” After a rough day of one-on-one blocking on Sunday he was much better yesterday.

—If you missed yesterday’s practice you might have to wait until next year to see another one like it. "We might see them in full pads again, but I doubt we'll do any live drills,” said Gruden. “I don't mind going full pads, getting used to the full pads, but as far as going live and bringing people to the ground with the physical mentality, we probably won't do that very often."

—The Redskins signed former Cowboys Everette Brown before yesterday’s practice. “He’s going to be another pass rusher on the edge and play outside backer,” said Gruden. “He’s played 4-3 defensive end and he’s played a little outside backer so we’re going to give him a look at outside backer and see how he does.” He takes the roster spot vacated by the departure of Brandon Jenkins.

—Pierre Garçon had a slight hamstring injury and sat out the latter stages of practice. Gruden called it “a little soreness”. Garçon could be back after Tuesday’s off day but he wouldn’t commit to any specific timetable for a return. “I’ll be good,” he said. “No need to really rush it, or trying put everything to the wall right now. It is the first week of training camp.”

—Bruce Allen is usually very good at not saying anything or at least not saying the wrong thing. But on ESPN 950 in Richmond on Monday, he was asked about the Week 1 return of Robert Griffin III last year. “What you saw last year was almost a little disrespectful to the game of football,” said Allen. “It’s impossible to ask a player to perform well during the regular season if you haven’t practiced.” I have no idea why he would stir up that hornet’s nest just when the focus is turning to 2014.

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Timeline

—Redskins long snapper Nick Sundberg was born on this date in 1987.

Today’s schedule: Off day for players

—It’s been 212 days since the Redskins played a game; in 40 days they play the Texans in their 2014 season opener.

Days until: Preseason opener vs. Patriots 9; Final cuts 32; Redskins @ Eagles 54

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RGIII reportedly earns tryout with Los Angeles Chargers

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RGIII reportedly earns tryout with Los Angeles Chargers

Robert Griffin III's career resurgence in Cleveland ended following a lackluster 2016 season in which injuries sidelined him for all buy five games.

The Former 2012 Rookie of the Year finished the season 87-of-147 for 886 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions before being released by the team in March.

But the Redskins' former No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft is not giving up on his goal.

RGIII will reportedly work out for the Los Angeles Chargers, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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Griffin III has spent the offseason working out with former Browns coordinator Pep Hamilton. According to Ian Rapoport, who spoke with Hamilton, RGIII is in very good health and is throwing the ball very well.

The Chargers' quarterback situation is as clear as any on the NFL. Phillip Rivers is the starting quarterback. He has been the Chargers' starting quarterback since 2006, and will be the team's starting quarterback until he retires or is traded. And despite Rivers starting every regular-season game for each of the last 11 seasons, the Chargers have no real plan at backup. There's career backup Kellen Clemens and rookies Mike Bercovici (Arizona State) and Eli Jenkins (Jacksonville State). That's it. 

Even if he remains injury riddled, RGIII does that have the tools to bat out backups Clemens, Bercovici and Jenkins.

But for now, it's a step in the right direction for the polarizing former Redskins quarterback.

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Unlucky Day: Cowboys release WR Lucky Whitehead following arrest warrant

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Unlucky Day: Cowboys release WR Lucky Whitehead following arrest warrant

Monday was an unlucky day for Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead.

What started with a warrant for his arrest ended with him being released by the Cowboys.

Back on June 22, Whitehead was arrested on charges of petit larceny in Woodbridge The former Osbourn High School (Va.) and Florida Atlantic wide receiver was popped for shoplifting under $200 of merchandise at a local Wawa convenience store.

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An arraignment was scheduled for July 6. Court records indicate that Whitehead did not show up to court, and on Monday, July 24, a warrant for his arrest was issued, the Prince William County police Department confirmed. On Monday afternoon, Whitehead was informed that he was being released, according to Ian Rapoport.

Whitehead told the Dallas Morning News on Monday that he wasn't even aware that he was wanted in court. 

Whitehead's agent also claimed that the wide receiver wasn't in Virginia at the time of the arrest.

This all comes less than a week after Whitehead's pet dog was kidnapped and held for ransom. Whitehead got the dog back 24 hours later.

The Bealton, Va. native appeared in 15 games last season, hauling in three catches for 48 yards. He also carried the ball 10 times for 82 yards. Whitehead's biggest contribution came in the return game, where he returned 25 punts for 195 yards and 17 kickoffs for 394 yards.

Whitehead signed a 3-year, $1.5 million deal with the Cowboys in 2015 after going undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft.