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Redskins-Patriots joint practice report, Day 1: RG3 watches the master

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Redskins-Patriots joint practice report, Day 1: RG3 watches the master

RICHMOND—Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and company showed up here today for their joint practice with the Redskins and they all put on a good show for a packed house at Washington’s training facility. There was a lot going on, with eight or 10 activities going on spread across the two main fields plus the drill field. Here is what I observed during practice:

—They went semi live on kickoff coverage with some pretty hard blocking but no tackling.

—I did not have a camera rolling for this but one of Zach Hocker’s kickoffs cleared the crossbar on the fly. That’s a 75-yard field goal.

—They did a lot of the position drills separately, with the Redskins in five groups on one field plus some of the drill field and the Patriots on the other field with some activity on the drill field.

—Here the Patriots’ running back are putting some pop into a sled.

—And here the Redskins linebackers are doing the same.

—Jason Hatcher is still working on rehab. This doesn’t look too strenuous but you can’t always judge how a player is really doing based on a snapshot of one rehab drill.

—In 11 on 11 work, Kirk Cousins hit Aldrick Robinson in stride with a deep pass down the right side. Robinson did not get off to a good start in camp but he has been coming on the last few practices. Consistency has been Robinson’s biggest problem

—In one on one pass bocking drills, Kory Lichtensteiger did a good job with massive nose tackle Vince Wilfork. The Redskins center used leverage and good placement to steer Wilfork off to the side.

—That was pretty good on the part of the Redskins. The worst all day was Adam Gettis doing the old “ole” act with Patriots lineman Eathyn Manumaleuna. The D-lineman blew right by him.

—Back to 11 on 11 action, Cousins continues his sharp performance on the morning with darts to Ryan Grant and Santana Moss.

—Wow, Tom Brady is good (if that was a tweet, the #analysis hashtag would be necessary). He did the hot knife through butter thing on the Redskins’ starting defense. He looks like he’s playing in Week 6, directing traffic ad barking out audibles. I’m not sure if he changed any plays but he wasn’t acting like it was a scrimmage less than two weeks into training camp.

—Ryan Mallett, Brady’s backup, is petty good, too. He was firing accurate passes short and long. My two-minute scouting report is that he will be an NFL starter somewhere in the next couple of years. His contract with the Patriots is up after this season.

—All eyes were on Brady, including those of a 24-year-old who would like to be like him.
RG3 on the field behind NE offense watching Brady work. #RedskinsTalk

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 4, 2014

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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.