...Receiver David Patten remains hospitalized with viral meningitis. He'll likely remain there until Thursday and then probably miss a couple more days while he regains his strength. Fortunately, it's not bacterial meningitis, which is much, much worse.
...Yes, it was hot today. Hard to imagine it's like that
considering this is
...One guy who keeps popping up: running back Jesse Lumsden. The kid does a decent job getting around the corner and, if nothing else, could be practice squad material.
...I like Andre Carter's quickness; he completely destroyed Jim Molinaro with his speed on one rush. But his play against the run could be suspect: tight end Chris Cooley drove him back with ease on one running play.
...Of course, that could say something about Cooley. Actually, he continues to progress as a blocker and has looked good in that role during camp. Cooley turned Marcus Washington inside on another play.
...Cooley is also a bit, um, nutty. He now wants to grow a mullet. Honestly. He seems to be growing into a Jeremy Shockey, without the edge.
...Safety Adam Archuleta seems well-prepared, which explains why he's rarely out of position against the run.
...Gregg Williams said rookie linebacker Rocky McIntosh does
as good a job as any of his linebackers of shedding blockers. That's something
LaVar Arrington never mastered in
...At one point, Al Saunders shouted out, ''45 and 30 are playing Redskins football today!'' That would be Mike Sellers and Nehemiah Broughton. Sellers, by the way, ran over Khary Campbell on an inside running drill.
...Defensive tackle Anthony Montgomery has easily whipped offensive lineman Ndukwe Ikechuku in one-on-one drills.
...Joe Bugel to his linemen before a morning nine-on-nine session: ''No [bleeping] patty caking in us. Let's go!'' Gotta love the Buges.
...Andre Carter once figured he'd be playing basketball when he was older. He didn't even start playing football until he was 15 -- his dad, ex-Redskins coach Rubin Carter, did not want him to risk injury before then, or get burned out.