Richmond, Va. - Friday, the Redskins returned to the practice field hoping a couple key members of the offense returned to the gridiron with the team.
Thursday, starting running back Matt Jones sat-out the team's afternoon workout citing "heavy legs". Jones told reporters his knee is a bit sore, but the reason for his absence was head coach Jay Gruden's desire to "not burn his legs out" or "bang-up" his knee any further. Jones said he expects to practice Friday and play in the team's preseason opener August 11th at Atlanta.
UPDATE: Jones is back in pads and involved in Friday's practice.
Also missing from Thursday's practice in pads: receiver Josh Doctson and offensive tackle Trent Williams. Doctson, the first round draft pick out of TCU, has yet to practice during camp as he recovers from an Achilles injury. A Redskins spokesman told John Keim Williams was held out Thursday due to knee soreness.
UPDATE: Williams is once again sitting-out of practice. He's in street clothes along with tight end Jordan Reed and receiver Jamison Crowder. "Crowder’s got a slight hamstring [injury], he’ll be OK," head coach Jay Gruden told reporters. "We’ve got tomorrow off so I thought it was smart to give him today and tomorrow off. Hopefully he’ll be back as soon as we come back Sunday. Trent [Williams], same thing. Just one more day of rest – which really means two – so he should be back hopefully Sunday. We’ll check him out then."
The Redskins deviated from their camp pattern Friday, as they were on the field only once - for a 1:00 practice in pads. The majority of training camp, the team has conducted a 10:35am walkthrough and a 3:00pm practice. The 'Skins will be off Saturday.
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