The Redskins signed receiver Justin Skaggs, tackle Reggie Coleman, running back Robert Gillespie, defensive lineman Bernard Jackson and defensive back Ricot Joseph to the practice squad.
Also, David Loverne worked as the starting left guard alongside left
tackle Chris Samuels, who returned to practice. But Loverne hasn't
officially been named the starter. Steve Spurrier said there's a good
chance it will be a guard-by-committee, with Ross Tucker and Kipp
Vickers also seeing time during the game.
Special teams coach Mike Stock said Jacquez Green will handle the punt
return duties, pointing to his quick decision making ability. Champ
Bailey might return an occasional punt, Stock said.
Derrius Thompson will start at receiver with Rod Gardner.
''He has the tools to be a star in this league,'' Redskins quarterback
Shane Matthews said of Thompson.
And Redskins coach Steve Spurrier opened up his press conference with a
message for Redskins fans: ''I appreciate the fans being patient with us
int he first two preseason games. We did not perform well offensively or
defensively in the first half of the two home games. I realize in pro
ball it's common to boo, but our fans have been patient and hopefully
we'll give you something to yell about in the first half. We want the
fans to be really involved, yelling and screaming. We have to do our
part to give you something to yell about.''
Skins settle on practice squad
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