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Practice report: Things get a bit feisty

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Practice report: Things get a bit feisty

We're going to try something different today, a look at today's practice through the tweets of Tandler and Tarik, your CSNwashington.com Redskins coverage team.
Not quite Saturday but another solid crowd here in #RVA #RedskinsTalk pic.twitter.com/1KkjuWJePY

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 5, 2013

Chris Thompson also in pads (a good sign for him). #RedskinsTalk pic.twitter.com/vZEc4bjMhn

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 5, 2013

Trent Williams has the club cast on his left wrist/hand again. #RedskinsTalk

— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) August 5, 2013

Some WR's dunked ball over crossbar after catching passes in end zone. Hank wisely shot a layup. #dontgethurt

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 5, 2013

Hall lined up with first team defense. #RedskinsTalk

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 5, 2013

Meriweather getting some snaps with first team. Good sign? #RedskinsTalk

— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) August 5, 2013

Many reminders that zone runs often aren't going to look good in practice. Backside blockers don't cut block due to danger of injury.

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 5, 2013

Chris Thompson (knee) welcomed back to practice with a hard hit from Phillip Thomas. #RedskinsTalk

— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) August 5, 2013

Nice reach back by Moss to grab aCousins pass thrown behind him. Barely slowed down. #RedskinsTalk

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 5, 2013

#RG3 4-5 in first set of 7 on 7. Last one INT by Will Compton. Tippevd ball by Moss. #RedskinsTalk

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 5, 2013

#RG3 4-5 in first set of 7 on 7. Last one INT by Will Compton. Tippevd ball by Moss. #RedskinsTalk

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 5, 2013

RG3 got an ovation from the crowd when he slid -- a little awkwardly -- in 7 on 7s. #RedskinsTalk

— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) August 5, 2013

#RG3 ends up 13-16 in 7 on 7. A few intermedtate passes to Garcon and one to Briscoe rest short. #RedskinsTalk

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 5, 2013

Chris Thompson (knee) also getting some run on special teams. Must be feeling better after not practicing last week. #RedskinsTalk

— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) August 5, 2013

Usual gang returning punts--Crawford, Moss, Nick Williams, Dawson. #RedskinsTalk

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 5, 2013

Not sure what happened to TE Jordan Reed, but Chick says he limped off. Ankle maybe? #RedskinsTalk

— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) August 5, 2013

Forbath went 6 of 7 in FG drills today. #RedskinsTalk

— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) August 5, 2013

I thonk these guys need to pay another team. We've seen a few tackles to the ground in this 11on 11 session. #RedskinsTalk

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 5, 2013

First tussle of camp, very minor. Paulsen vs. Hall a draw that lasted about 5 seconds. #RedskinsTalk

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 5, 2013

Chris Thompsom having a good practice, showing some burst. #RedskinsTalk

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 5, 2013

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New #RedskinsTalk Podcast - A.J. Francis talks Jay Gruden, Greg Manusky and Kirk Cousins

Redskins defensive lineman A.J. Francis opens up to JP Finlay on what it's like to play for Jay Gruden, his pick for defensive coordinator, and the latest on Kirk Cousins' contract.

Listen below, and if you'd like to hear more from Francis, check out his pro wrestling podcast Jobbing Out Show here

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Redskins set to interview new defensive coordinator candidate in Dennis Thurman, per report

Redskins set to interview new defensive coordinator candidate in Dennis Thurman, per report

The Redskins have conducted interviews with a number of candidates at defensive coordinator, but a new name emerged Thursday morning. 

Thurman played cornerback in the NFL for nine years from 1978 to 1986, recording 36 career interceptions in 137 games. The bulk of his playing career was spent with the Dallas Cowboys, but he played his final season with the then St. Louis Rams. 

In coaching since 1988, Thurman's coaching career started working with the secondary for the Cardinals before an eight-year run at his alma mater, Southern Cal. From there, Thurman came back to the pros, joining the Ravens coaching staff in 2002 working under Rex Ryan. In 2008, Thurman moved on with Ryan to the New York Jets, and in 2013, was named Jets defensive coordinator In 2014, he went to Buffalo with Ryan to serve as their defensive coordinator when Ryan was named head coach.

In four seasons as a coordinator, two in New York, two in Buffalo, Thurman's defenses ranked no worse than 19th, per Pro Football Reference.

A football lifer like Thurman likely has connections all over the league, but it's interesting to note he has worked with new Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn since 2009. The two were on staffs both with the Jets and the Bills. Another Redskins coordinator candidate Gus Bradley has often been linked with Lynn, though the two have never been on the same staff.

Meeting with Thurman will satisfy the NFL's guidelines to interview minority candidates for coordinator positions. The Rooney Rule, as it was instituted, requires NFL teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching jobs, but only suggests that teams extend the practice to coordinator positions. Washington had set an interview with Carolina's Steve Wilks, but then he was promoted internally to be the Panthers defensive coordinator and the meeting never took place. 

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