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Redskins camp recap: August 9 headlines include the linebacker situation and prepping for Atlanta

Inside and out of the Redskins linebacker situation, weakened offense in Atlanta, and more from Richmond.

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 are on their way to Atlanta Wednesday for Thursday's preseason opener. They will be back in Richmond on Saturday for a 1:35 p.m. Fan Appreciation Day practice. Check out the full training camp schedule here.

* The key to pass rush development -- Last year Washington added a quarterback coach, this year they go for a sequel.

* How to play the game following injury -- That and more from Martrell Spaight in his one-on-one interview with Breaking Burgundy.

* Precautionary tales continue -- Washington without their biggest weapon in Atlanta?

* Coach speak before the first live game of the year -- Matt Jones' biggest improvement, another defensive lineman in the mix, and more from Jay Gruden.

* Quote of the day

"I just like to see them – pregame warmups, see how they look, the look in their eyes, see how excited they get and see how they play. With all the information we’ve given them through OTAs and training camp up to now, to get ready for the first game, I want to see how they process it and then see how they’ll perform. At the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about. When the lights cut on, who is going to show up and play in a big way, protect the football, play assignment-sound football, fundamentally sound football and make plays? At the end of the day, it's about making plays and hopefully those guys will step up and do that." -- Jay Gruden on what he is looking for from the team's rookies.

* Camp life

* Tweet of the day:

https://twitter.com/breakburgundy/status/763082692787179520

* Neil's Nugget: While it is exciting for the first football game of the 2016 season, an honor the Redskins hold following the Hall of Fame game cancellation, do not expect to see much from the starters. If Trent Williams does not suit up to protect Kirk Cousins' blind side, I would only expect eight plays from the majority of Redskins starters. The preseason opener outcome means no more than how many toppings you can get at Papa John's the following Monday but it means a lot for undrafted free agents trying to survive the first wave of roster cuts.

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