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Practice report: First scuffle of camp

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Practice report: First scuffle of camp

RICHMOND--Here is today's practice report via the tweets of @Rich_TandlerCSN and TarikCSN:
Stallworth a spectator again. Very involved, but still a spectator. #RedskinsTalk

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 13, 2013
haz yelling "get the ball out" when Morris ploughs into the line. This D needs takeaways. #RedskinsTalk

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 13, 2013
Moss with a nice fingertip grab of a Cousins pass. #RedskinsTalk

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 13, 2013
Nice pass breakup by Doughty. He kept up with the speedy Aldrick. #RedskinsTalk

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 13, 2013
Big drop by Aldrick. Had a step on Hall, nice, deep pass by KC. #RedskinsTalk

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 13, 2013
#RG3 5-5 in first 7on 7 set. Mostly short, one nice intermediate pass to Paul #RedskinsTalk

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 13, 2013
First tussle of camp. Chase vs Aldrick. Gumbs tried to be peacemaker. #RedskinsTalk

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 13, 2013
Minnifield and Robinson just got into a spirited scrum. No punches, tho. #RedskinsTalk

— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) August 13, 2013
Shanahan just pulled team together at the 50. #RedskinsTalk

— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) August 13, 2013
Robinson was fired up. Gumbs jumped in and prevented an escalation. #RedskinsTalk

— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) August 13, 2013
RG3 quickly jumped in to calm down Robinson. Everything back to normal now. #RedskinsTalk

— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) August 13, 2013
#RG3 2-5 in that set. Both completions short. Nice play by Pugh to break up a bullet to 88. #RedskinsTalk

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 13, 2013
#RG3 12-15 in 7 on 7. 2 of the incompletions were clear drops. #RedskinsTalk

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 13, 2013
Returning punts are Crawvford, Thompson, Dawson, N.Williams #RedskinsTalk

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 13, 2013
Raheem and Rambo in front of me talking about some details and techniques. #RedskinsTalk

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 13, 2013
Pugh with a pick of a Rex pass. Something of a gift but pugh jumped in front and made the play. #RedskinsTalk

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 13, 2013
Nice grab by Lewis right in front of us. Great touch pass by, yes, Rex. #RedskinsTalk

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 13, 2013
Logan Paulsen with a couple of grabs using his height and long arms to reach up and grab a high pass. #RedskinsTalk

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 13, 2013

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Redskins plan to 'spy' Cardinals' David Johnson with rookie Su'a Cravens, per source

Redskins plan to 'spy' Cardinals' David Johnson with rookie Su'a Cravens, per source

Facing one of the NFL's best running backs in Arizona's David Johnson, the Redskins plan to use rookie linebacker Su'a Cravens as a spy in nickel coverage to slow down the Cardinals' threat, per a source close to the team.

Johnson ranks third in the NFL with 921 rushing yards, but it's the variety of ways the Arizona offense uses their second-year running back that makes him so difficult to handle for opposing defenses. Johnson also has 55 catches for 613 yards, and that's just through 11 games.

Cravens comes into the game with momentum as perhaps the Redskins most dynamic defensive threat. With size to play linebacker and enough speed to play coverage, the 6-foot-1, 220 lbs. rookie out of USC will be put in a tough position covering Johnson. The reality of his assignment is to try and contain Johnson as the Cardinals offense is so reliant on the runner that he will get a number of chances.

In their last two games, Johnson has gone for more than 150 total yards in each contest and scored multiple touchdowns. For his part, Cravens has proved a playmaker in his rookie season. To go with 29 tackles in nine games, his stat sheet has sacks and an interception listed.

Getting to Carson Palmer is the best path for the Redskins defense - especially considering the Cardinals' offensive line woes - but using Cravens to try and limit Johnson is a smart course of action for the 'Skins.

One member of the Washington defense explained that Johnson is "going to make plays" but that the key is to limit the damage. If the running back catches a ball out of the backfield, Joe Barry's defense will be focused on making a stop after a five-yard gain, instead of a 20-yard gain.

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Redskins vs. Cardinals inactives: Reed out as expected

Redskins vs. Cardinals inactives: Reed out as expected

GLENDALE, AZ—As expected, the Redskins will be without star tight end Jordan Reed today against the Cardinals.

He is inactive due to a third-degree AC joint sprain in his left shoulder.

Reed gutted it out and played the second half on Thanksgiving Day in Dallas after being injured in the first but during the week he didn’t practice at all couldn’t regain the range of motion needed to play today.

Coach Jay Gruden said on Friday that the team is planning on having Reed play next week against the Eagles.

For this week, Vernon Davis will step into the starting role.

Also inactive is reserve defensive lineman Anthony Lanier, who was kicked in the lower leg in Dallas. Gruden said that the swelling was still too severe for him to be able to play.

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The Redskins’ other inactive players today:

  • QB Nate Sudfeld
  • DL AJ Francis
  • RB Matt Jones
  • WR Rashad Ross
  • DB Dashaun Phillips