Rookie Mini-Camp: Day 3

Here is John Keim's take on Day 3 of the Redskins' Rookie Camp.

...The Redskins would like to sign running back Derrick Blaylock, a six-year vet who attended camp this weekend. It's now up to him.

''He's a very competitive guy and a very reliable player,'' said associated head coach/offense Al Saunders said. ''Hopefully he will sign with us and show us what he can do.'' If Blaylock signs, it would likely spell the end for Nehemiah Broughton, entering his third season.

...Sixth round draft choice, quarterback Jordan Palmer, threw two nice touchdown passes this afternoon.

...Byron Westbrook, the brother of Eagles running back Brian Westbrook, made an impression this weekend. Though he's only around 5-foot-8 and played at Division III Salisbury, he opened some eyes with his play. Westbrook made a nice interception today.

This does not mean he'll earn an invite to camp, but he certainly didn't hurt himself.

''Byron has toughness,'' assistant head coach/defense Gregg Williams said. ''He has game instinct, and hopefully we will see how he does one more day. Hopefully, he can play inside on the nickel or the safety position because he has a good frame."

...The coaches were pleased that they didn't have to send any players home early, something they've always done in previous rookie minicamps.

''I told the group that I really appreciated their attitude and work ethic,'' coach Joe Gibbs said. ''It is the best group I have been around during rookie camp. ... Hopefully we found some guys to bring into camp.''

... Saunders on quarterback Jason Campbell, ''He has been like my son. Every time I look over my shoulder he is here in the offseason. He is making progress. He is a wonderful kid to work with he is extremely bright and he has worked extremely hard on his techniques and fundamentals, which is the only two things you can do in the offseason like this is a lot of film work and a lot of board work a lot of understanding of what we are doing from a schematic stand point and then getting back on the field and working on the fundamentals and techniques."

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