Five quick notes from today's OTA session at Redskins Park:
- DeSean Jackson was absent for the voluntary practice after having participated the last two days. Jay Gruden had no comment but he is confident that Jackson will be ready to go for training camp.
- Jordan Reed and Trent Williams also were out. Gruden said that Williams was ill and that Reed was just being given a day off. Reed has been going at it hard during the no-pads practices and perhaps they just want him to dial it down a bit.
- Josh Doctson also was sidelined. He said his Achilles was still sore and that rest was the best medicine.
- Kirk Cousins was very sharp, during one red zone drill in particular. He showed good touch on a TD pass that Jamison Crowder hauled down in corner and he fired another to Pierre Garcon, who made a diving catch on the sideline.
- Kendall Full continues to be a full participant in practice. Concerns over his injured knee are starting to fade away.
You'd think that comparing an offensive line to The Hogs — that famous unit who played a major role in the Redskins' best days in the 1980s and '90s — would come across as a compliment.
But one Dallas sportscaster didn't take it as such when a CSN reporter tried to do so.
On Wednesday's edition of Countdown to Training Camp, Newy Scruggs joined Chris Miller and Doc Walker to talk about the Cowboys. During that discussion, Miller asked Scruggs if the team's revered offensive line could end up as the second coming of The Hogs.
Scruggs responded by calling that thought disrespectful. Not disrespectful to The Hogs, however.
"We've already had a great wall in Dallas that won three Super Bowls, OK?" Scruggs said with a tone that was a mix of annoyed and incredulous. "Why can't they be that next version? Let's not compare them to something that's over in Washington."
To see Scruggs' full answer to Miller's question and his entire explanation for why he didn't like it, watch the video above. And for any Redskins fans who don't like the way he spoke about The Hogs, here's the man's Twitter. Now, tweet away.
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Here's a list of things you can depend on Ryan Kerrigan doing: having bigger biceps than you, being a part of the world's cutest engagement photos and showing up on Sundays to harrass opposing quarterbacks.
The Redskins' 2011 first-round pick has never missed an NFL game and has averaged 9.75 sacks over the course of his six-year career. But CSN analyst and former Redskin Doc Walker thinks the 28-year-old can be even better than the production he's posted for Washington.
"He can get that waking up," Walker said, referring to the 11 sacks Kerrigan notched last season. "I need 16, big fella."
But in Walker's opinion, there are two things that are holding the Pro Bowler back from reaching the next level. For his full analysis of what's missing, watch the video above.
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