Redskins Park Update -Thursday

Quarterback Patrick Ramsey will play against the Ravens on Saturday, after returning to practice this morning. Ramsey looked good passing the ball, unloading one bullet after another, with one of his best throws an intermediate post route to receiver Rod Gardner.

Gardner obviously is now expected to play after missing Tuesday's practice with a strained groin.

But right guard Randy Thomas (ankle) is out for the Ravens' game. Rookie Derrick Dockery will take his place.

Ramsey likely will only play a little more than a quarter.

. . . Special teams play will play a factor in the final cuts. If that's the case, then players such as corner Ade Jimoh and running back Sultan McCullough must improve in that area. Jimoh boasts of running a 4.2 something in the 40, but he's not physical on teams. Thing is, Jimoh has played well at corner.

. . . One guy special teams coach Mike Stock does not want to lose: Kenny Watson. Does a lot for him in coverage. When Stock was the Chiefs' special teams coach, he remembered one reason why the Broncos were so good: special teams. And the Broncos kept four running backs to bolster those units. Will Washington do the same?

. . . The Redskins worked a lot on special teams again this morning, with more emphasis on kick and punt coverage. They also worked on covering punts inside the 20. As they did that, center/guard Lennie Friedman worked on his shotgun snaps on the side.

. . . Receiver Scott Cloman's nickname in camp has been T.O., as in Terrell Owens. Cloman was on the 49ers practice squad and worked out with Owens this past offseason in Atlanta. Cloman said his game was a mix of Andre Rison and Owens, hence the nickname. But he wasn't being cocky: Cloman is one of the nicest guys on the team.

. . . The coaches appear tired, finally, of the false starts. During one drill, receivers Laveranues Coles and Rod Gardner jumped on the hard count, prompting offensive coordinator Hue Jackson to shout, ''That's bullcrap! Get me two other receivers!''

. . . Newly-acquired defensive tackle Martin Chase practiced today, but he did not do anything other than individual drills. He'll probably play Saturday.


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