Camp Report: Day 4 P.M. Session

Jason Campbell continues to gain momentum in camp and one rookie returned this afternoon, perhaps getting the message from his coach. But the buzz of camp involved left tackle Chris Samuels.

Sign here: As of 8:15 p.m., rookie safety LaRon Landry still had not signed his contract. But he was in town and it is supposed to be signed tonight or early in the morning. Apparently, his plane from Louisiana was delayed. But he is expected to practice Tuesday.

He'll challenge Pierson Prioleau for the starting strong safety job. From what we've heard, the coaches have been excited about Landry's potential to start almost immediately. They'll never give him the job, but look for him to make a quicker impact than either Sean Taylor or Carlos Rogers.

Waiting: Left tackle Chris Samuels said he didn't think his sprained MCL was serious, but he nonetheless got an MRI tonight. We're still awaiting the results. Samuels exited with a brace on his right knee and told the assembled media that when it first happened (he was shoved into a teammate on this play-action pass), he thought, ''my season is over. But the good Lord blessed me and I know that I'm fine.''

Jason Fabini has started 114 games in the NFL, most at left tackle, and provides insurance if the injury is serious. The Redskins said a team prayer for Samuels at the end of practice.

Return: Linebacker H.B. Blades returned to practice this afternoon. Maybe it wasn't a coincidence, but this morning Gregg Williams made a loud declaration as he walked off the field about how the players that couldn't practice were being passed. Hmmmm. But Dallas Sartz, who has a hamstring injury, remained sidelined.

Ouch: Fullback Pete Schmitt suffered a shoulder stinger and left practice early. No word yet on when he'll return. And receiver Mike Espy did not practice because of a bruised knee and is day to day.

Who's hot: Quarterback Jason Campbell continues to find his rhythm, especially on the deep ball. This afternoon, he unloaded a beauty down the right side for Antwaan Randle El. As Randle El turned back, the ball dropped into his hands. Alas, it then dropped to the ground. But that wasn't Campbell's fault. Later, Campbell threw a nice out to tight end Todd Yoder, with Sean Taylor and Khary Campbell smothering him. Alas, Yoder, too, dropped it as he hit the ground.

One to watch: There's something about running back Marcus Mason. The rookie from Youngstown State runs hard and could be the kind of guy who becomes a fan favorite in the summertime. The practice squad is the best he could hope for at this point, but that's not a bad gig. He runs very hard.

Roster move: The Redskins cut kicker Tyler Frederickson and signed tight end Jake Nordin. That means they expect rookie tight end Tyler Ecker to miss more time with his groin injury. He has not practiced since Saturday.

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