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Redskins Pass Test In Scrimmage


The 1st Round Pick
Jul 16, 2009
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Inside the locker room at Redskins Park on Saturday morning, there was a level of intensity not felt since the 2008 season.

After nine days of training camp, it was time for the Redskins to prove their mettle in the team’s intra-squad scrimmage.

There was Mike Sellers barreling into Byron Westbrook after a reception.

There was Marko Mitchell getting dragged down to the surface by DeAngelo Hall.

There was Reed Doughty busting through the line to take down Marcus Mason.

It was the first real hitting and tackling of the year.

The scrimmage was part of the Redskins’ Fan Appreciation Day. More than 29,000 fans were in attendance. Some of them were stationed around the edges of the practice fields, getting an up-close look at the action.

A host of starters and veterans did not play in the scrimmage: Albert Haynesworth, Clinton Portis, Santana Moss, Devin Thomas, Malcolm Kelly, Randy Thomas, Cornelius Griffin, Carlos Rogers, Phillip Daniels and Mike Williams.

On the field, players on both sides of the ball raised their level of play, as Jim Zorn encouraged them to in the days leading up to the scrimmage.

The Redskins’ first-team offense competed against the second-team defense in two series, and the second-team offense competed against the first-team defense in two series. Jason Campbell, Todd Collins, Colt Brennan and Chase Daniel each had opportunities under center.


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