Camp Report Summary - Day 5

Redskins linebacker LaVar Arrington liked to see the mini-scuffle that broke out during the morning practice between center Pat Downey and linebacker Antonio Pierce, who was swinging at Downey. Arrington just didn't like that he wasn't involved. Instead, he was sidelined with his mini-concussion. (The Redskins aren't sure if he'll practice Saturday).

. . . Redskins linebacker LaVar Arrington liked to see the mini-scuffle that broke out during the morning practice between center Pat Downey and linebacker Antonio Pierce, who was swinging at Downey. Arrington just didn't like that he wasn't involved. Instead, he was sidelined with his mini-concussion. (The Redskins aren't sure if he'll practice Saturday). ''I was disturbed when I saw the fight,'' Arrington said. ''I was like, 'What are these guys doing? I'm not on the field.' I'm not speaking on [coach Steve] Spurrier's behalf. He says, 'It doesn't help you in my eyes and it doesn't help you in the other coaches eyes. Go back to the huddle.' But I like it. That always picks up the intensity of the practice.'' Arrington hurt himself in a collision with fullback Bryan Johnson during a short-yardage drill. Johnson's helmet hit Arrington in his temple.

''I wanted to go this morning, but they told me to scale down,'' Arrington said. ''I said, 'That's not in my vocabulary.' I told them I have a chip on my shoulder that will last until I retire.''

. . . Running back Ladell Betts (elbow) likely will be out until Monday. Running back Kenny Watson banged his knee and sat out the afternoon practice. He should be fine for tomorrow.

. . . One of the gifts given to longtime trainer Bubba Tyer on his last day: a picture of him taping corner Darrell Green's ankle before the Dallas game this past season. Fittingly, it was the last ankle Tyer ever taped.

. . . Steve Spurrier's wife, Jerri, made a cake for Tyer as well. Some type of blueberry cake with a cream cheese based filling. Awesome.

. . . 14 players were sidelined with various injuries this afternoon. None are serious, but that's a lot of players after one week to sit out.

. . . Quarterback Patrick Ramsey threw a touchdown pass to receiver Richmond Flowers on one play called 60 wheelie, prompting a fan to shout out, ''I like 60 wheelie!''

. . . Linebacker Lemar Marshall intercepted two passes this afternoon. The Redskins practiced in helmets, jerseys and shorts.

. . . Reason No. 110 why I like Ramsey. Here's what he had to say after a poor practice this morning, ''I never expect [Spurrier] to tell me it was a good day after today and I never get upset if he tells me it was a bad day because it was. Those are the facts. I'm more anxious to watch the film having a bad practice than the last three days having good practices.''

. . . Defensive end Renaldo Wynn says it's hard to pick up running back Chad Morton on certain plays. ''It is, it is and that's an asset he has,'' Wynn says of the generously-listed 5-foot-8 Morton. ''And he knows it. There was a draw play where he was darting back and forth behind the linemen, like he was playing hide and seek. I'm looking one way and he goes that way and I look the other way and he darts out the other way. He's a scatback, a guy who can make people miss. It's tough against that kind of explosive back.''


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