Camp Report Summary - Day 16

Here is a small tidbit of what we have in tonight's summmary edition. The agent for Champ Bailey will be in town this weekend and plans to talk to the Redskins on one of those days. Jack Reale will be at Saturday's preseason game against New England and will talk to club officials at some point this weekend. He termed the discussions as ''very preliminary.'' In other words, don't get too excited about his presence just yet.

If the Redskins don't show serious interest in getting a deal done soon, they could get burned. Bailey's side wants to avoid a Jon Jansen situation where nothing gets done until late in the season, causing distractions for the player most of the year. And Bailey is the type of person who could get turned off at some point and opt to wait until free agency.

But the Redskins have said all along that they'll keep Bailey. If they want to do that, then they might as well start serious negotiations soon.

. . . Center Larry Moore will miss two to four weeks with his sprained posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Wilbert Brown will replace Moore as the starter on Saturday. Lennie Friedman also will play center--for only the second time in a game during his career. The first? Against Carolina this past Saturday.

''But he's capable,'' OL coach Kim Helton said. ''He's a very tough guy who gives great effort. Anytime you have a guy like that, he has a chance to get it done.''

Dave Fiore also worked at center this afternoon in practice. He has started one game at center in his career. Brown hasn't started any, though he started nine games at guard a year ago.

But the Redskins expect Moore back for the Sept. 4 season opener. They also expect him to need a breather in that game, making it important that the others get some action at center.

. . . Only 10 offensive linemen practiced this afternoon. Brown sat out with heat stress, but Fiore (shoulder) returned and will practice in full pads Wednesday.

. . . The Redskins ran more 3-4 sets today, but don't get worked up: Saturday's opponent New England plays a 3-4 front.

. . . Special teams coach Mike Stock, batting hip problems, gets around the field on a golf cart. When the special teams drills were about to begin, Chad Morton yelled out, ''Where's the little guy with the motor cart?''

. . . Stock harped on where the players' eyes needed to be on the kick coverage.

''Keep your head and eyes inside until you get to the 30,'' he told them. They also worked on avoiding blockers by going to their right.

. . .And they worked on onside kicks. John Hall tried three of them and two bounced high, giving the kicking team a great chance to recover. The third one never bounced.

. . . QB Patrick Ramsey looked good all day. He threaded a pass to rookie WR Taylor Jacobs, in between CB Rashad Bauman and S Matt Bowen, both playing zone.

. . . It'll be interesting to see who lines up at TE in the opener. Then again, it depends on what the Redskins plan to do. TE Zeron Flemister had one of his better days receiving, but Robert Royal is the blocking tight end. Royal, though, got a little more work with the first unit in seven-on-seven drills.

. . . Our man Rich Tandler was right when he called yesterday afternoon's practice an unusually intense one. Especially in the Steve Spurrier era. Spurrier didn't mind the contact, he just didn't want to see players knocked to the ground, or driven into the ground.

But the Redskins did need such a workout. They weren't as physical today, but they practiced with equal intensity and focus. Which is just as important.

. . . Running backs coach Hue Jackson isn't worried about Bryan Johnson's hands, even though Johnson has dropped a few in practice and then one in the game.

. . . The Redskins practiced for only one hour, 25 minutes this afternoon, cutting practice about 20 minutes short. They have one practice Wednesday and two on Thursday, which is also the last day camp is open to the public.

. . . RB Kenny Watson (knee) will return to practice Wednesday. RB Ladell Betts (elbow) will increase his work during full-pad practices, though he'll still be limited. If he hasn't done much by Thursday, then he won't play Saturday.

. . . Corner Ade Jimoh was treated at a local hospital for a heat-related illness and will be held out of practice Wednesday.


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