Take-away’s from Gruden’s last presser before training camp
Washington Redskins’ Head Coach Jay Gruden spoke to the media today at a press conference, presumably his last until training camp begins July 26.
Gruden had quite a bit to say about injuries, missing players, and what he saw and liked during OTA’s.
Injuries – Gruden stated that he expects Geron Christian to be back by training camp after blowing out his knee last year.
In a dose of good news for the Redskins, Gruden also shared that he expects Darrius Guice to be ready for camp after his ACL injury during the preseason last year. He was unsure, however, about Bryce Love.
Missing Players – There has been much discussion around Trent Williams over the last week, after the Pro-Bowl left tackle missed mandatory OTA’s with various outlets reporting on the reasoning.
When asked about Williams, Gruden stated that he expects all of his players to be in camp and that it is too early to talk about “ifs.”
Likes – Gruden was quick to point out that Shaun Dion Hamilton and Fabian Moreau were the two most improved players on the field during OTA’s.
Gruden went on to state that the entire rookie class came to play in great shape, and that he was impressed by all of them.
Gruden was very impressed with Samaje Perine, saying that he has done an excellent job this spring and has been one of the team’s top offensive performers.
Other takeaway’s – Regarding rookie signal caller Dwayne Haskins, Gruden emphasized that Haskins has a long way to go, but he is happy with where the rookie is at this time. They threw a lot at him during the camp to acclimate him to the NFL.
According to Gruden, Haskins is still getting used to NFL verbiage. For his part, Haskins told the media that he intends to be at Redskins park for most of July, studying and preparing for camp.
Lastly, Gruden stated that the Redskins intend to have Erek Flowers play left guard, even though he filled in at tackle this spring.
The Redskins resume training camp July 26 in Richmond, VA.