Because you were living life, it's quite possible you missed some or most of the action from the Washington Redskins training camp on August 8. Each morning we'll have a recap of the all the news, notes, features, interviews, videos and any other coverage from Breaking Burgundy's team on the ground in Richmond.
First, a reminder: the Redskins will have only an afternoon practice Tuesday at 1:35 p.m. Check out the full training camp schedule here.
* The Redskins coaching staff planned to decide how much the starters will play on Thursday in the preseason opener, but Jay Gruden has already ruled out Jamison Crowder, Josh Doctson, Derek Carrier, and "probably" Trent Williams.
* Speaking of Crowder, he spoke with Breaking Burgundy about the severity of hamstring injury.
* With the Redskins releasing their first unofficial depth chart, Gruden confirmed that Trent Murphy is back working with the outside linebackers but is confident that the Stanford product is versatile enough to play defensive end if asked upon.
* Additional nuances of Washington's depth chart shows Spencer Long as the starting left guard and backup center, Maurice Harris as the backup WR1 in a three receiver lineup, Willie Jefferson ahead of Houston Bates at outside linebacker, and Su'a Cravens third on the depth chart at inside linebacker.
* Training camp observations -- When it rains, it pours and the Redskins defense capitalized.
* Quote of the day
"I don’t know, but I know as a coach if the field wasn’t up to par, I wouldn’t want my players out there either. That’s just the way it is. These preseason games are important to look at the young guys, but it’s also important to keep your guys healthy. If there is any thought of it putting your players at risk, then you can’t play. It’s unfortunate because a lot of people were looking forward to that game, but I think they made the right decision looking out for the players’ safety first." -- Jay Gruden on cancelling the Hall of Fame game.
* Camp life
* Tweet of the day:
* Neil's Nugget: The conversion of Murphy back to outside linebacker is a no brainer. Washington initially made the move when they thought Ryan Kerrigan, Preston Smith, and Junior Galette would be rotating around to fill the outside linebacker needs. Now with Galette out for the year, the Redskins depth behind their starters is limited with little experience. Despite Murphy's shortcomings at the position in the past, he is a better option than Jefferson or Bates. Additionally, Washington has a backlog of average defensive ends behind Chris Baker: Ricky Jean Francois, Stephen Paea, and Kendall Reyes.
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