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Need to Know: The five best players at Redskins training camp

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Need to Know: The five best players at Redskins training camp

Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, August 14, four days before the Redskins host the Browns on preseason Monday night football.

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The Redskins have packed up and left Richmond. Here are the five players I thought had the best training camps:

Keenan Robinson—He hasn’t started a game at inside linebacker in the NFL but he sure looked the part. Robinson was impressive in pass coverage and seemed to be confident calling out the defensive signals. What we don’t know is if he can step up into a hole and drop LeSean McCoy one on one but so far, so good.

Alfred Morris—I am not normally impressed with running backs during training camp simply because it is hard to judge them when playing with either limited contact or no contact at all being permitted. But I’ll make an exception here because Morris has looked very sharp. He seems to have mastered the one-cut style of running. It would not shock me if he has a better year than he did in 2012.

Jordan Reed—If I racked my brain and asked around to the others who were there for every practice I might be able to remember Reed dropping a pass or an instance where he wasn’t exactly where he was supposed to be. It’s no accident that he rarely makes mistakes; he’s usually the first one on the practice field and the last one off every day.

Ryan Grant—He had the best single moment of training camp during a red zone drill during the first practice with the Patriots. He put on a double move that left a New England cornerback stunned and left Grant wide open in the end zone. As with Jordan, his next big blunder will be his first.

Chris Baker—The same caveat about no full contact applies here as well but Baker gets around so well for a guy his size that he should make big plays on Sundays the way he made them almost every day in training camp.

If you have any questions about what's going on at training camp, hit me up in the comments. I'll answer all questions as soon as I can get to them. And I'm always on Twitter @Rich_TandlerCSN.

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Timeline

Today’s schedule: Practice 8:35 a.m., players available and Jay Gruden news conference after practice.

—It’s been 228 days since the Redskins played a game; in 24 days they play the Texans in their 2014 season opener.

Days until: Redskins at Ravens 9; Final cuts 16; Home opener vs. Jaguars 31

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NFL Draft 2017: Going 22 deep on possible Redskins first round picks

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A lot has changed since the end of the college football season, and that's obvious when you consider all of the names the Redskins might look at with the 17th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft on Thursday night. 

Some players have surged up draft boards on the strength of strong combine or pro day efforts. Other have dropped, due to unfortunate incidents, injuries or poor measurements.

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Think about players like Teez Tabor or Zach Cunningham. Those guys play in the SEC and seemed like first-round locks two months ago. Now the 'Skins might be able to value shop for those players in the second round.

The flip side: A plyer like Haason Reddick. A star at the Senior Bowl who really busted out at the Combine, the Redskins might love to have him but he could be a Top 10 selection.

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All sorts of legal trouble and diluted urine samples will also impact draft night. Injuries too, or even the thought of possible injuries.

Few sporting events are as wild as the first round of the NFL Draft. Stay tuned with CSN for all your Redskins coverage. Chick Hernandez and Rich Tandler will be in Ashburn with the team, JP Finlay will be live in Philadelphia as the chaos unfolds. 

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Robert Kelley, Su'a Cravens, Colt McCoy among Redskins who'll have new numbers in 2017

Robert Kelley, Su'a Cravens, Colt McCoy among Redskins who'll have new numbers in 2017

The next time Robert Kelley plows over a helpless linebacker, he'll do it with a new number on his uniform.

The second-year running back is switching from No. 32 to No. 20, according to Redskins.com. And he's not the only returning player who'll take the field in 2017 with a new pair of digits.

Su'a Cravens will no longer be No. 36 for Washington. Instead, he'll change to No. 30. DJ Swearinger will be taking over No. 36 after coming over from the Cardinals, a number that he reportedly purchased from Cravens for $75,000

Then there's Colt McCoy. McCoy has donned No. 16 for the past three seasons, but he's throwing it back to his college days and will now rock No. 12.

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Finally, second-year corner Kendall Fuller only spent one year with No. 38. As he hopes to improve in his sophomore campaign, he'll be doing so with No. 29.

As for the free agents, Terrelle Pryor will be replacing DeSean Jackson in more ways than one when kickoff rolls around. Not only will the ex-Brown have to shine as a top receiver for Kirk Cousins like Jackson did, but he'll also be sporting Jackson's No. 11.

New linebacker Zach Brown, meanwhile, is now No. 56, linemen Stacy McGee and Terrell McClain are Nos. 92 and 97 respectively and Brian Quick will keep No. 83 from his Rams days.

For a complete list of all the changes, click here.

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