ASHBURN, VA—A groin injury suffered by John Beck has left Rex Grossman firmly ingrained as the Washington Redskins top quarterback for now. Grossman was listed as ahead of Beck on the team's depth chart, but Mike Shanahan isn't ready to declare a victor any time soon.
Meanwhile, Chris Cooley is among the other Redskins battling injuries heading into the preseason opener on Friday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Rookie Ryan Kerrigan is looking forward to earning his NFL stripes and admits he's bound to have jitters over the next 48 hours. He's also grateful the veterans haven't given him a proper NFL welcome yet, but there's a long way to go.
All of that and more as we explore the Washington Redskins Training Camp experience for August 10.
John Beck was limited again in Wednesday's practice with a groin injury. His status for Friday's preseason opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers remains uncertain.
Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan on whether Beck will play:
"There's a chance. We haven't decided yet. Today he got to go a little more than he has the past few days. A little better today, but he's definitely not fully recovered yet."
Beck suffered the injury last week in practice and has been limited ever since. He pushed it a little more on Wednesday to see how the groin was progressing.
John Beck on how the injury felt during practice:
"It felt better when I came out and started running through things. And coach and I have talked...But I don't know what's going to happen because I know coach is going to make the final decision."
The Washington Redskins are getting everything they hoped for out of Tim Hightower.
Kyle Shanahan on what he's seen in Hightower thus far:
"I've been real excited about him. He's the exact type of runner we look for. I mean, he presses the hole, and when he puts that foot down, it's violent and he gets downhill and someone's in his way, and he's trying to run him over."
Washington Redskins rookie Ryan Kerrigan has been getting a first-class education from Bryan Orakpo.
Kerrigan on his relationship with Orakpo:
"He's a great guy to learn from especially making the same transition the he had to make coming from Texas to here. So he's been a good guy to lean on, and he's really helped me out in the position change."
Speaking of Ryan Kerrigan, the Washington Redskins first-round pick is feeling healthy following a slight setback with his knee.
Kerrigan on his health:
"I feel great. My knee hasn't been a problem the last couple of days, and hopefully, it won't be in the next couple."
One of the best parts of training camp is the veteran "welcome committee." Each year around the league, rookies get inducted into the NFL by their teammates in a special way whether it be a haircut or tied up on the goal post.
All is quiet on that front with the Washington Redskins thus far, but Ryan Kerrigan knows it's still early.
Kerrigan on whether he's been subjected to veteran shenanigans:
"Not yet, but we're only two weeks in so we'll see."
Chris Cooley has been battling a knee injury throughout training camp.
Mike Shanahan ruled out the veteran tight end for the Washington Redskins' preseason opener.
Shanahan regarding Cooley's injury:
"There is concern. The knee is sore. He's getting treatment. Hopefully, he keeps getting better."
The Washington Redskins brought in Shayne Graham to compete with Graham Gano during training camp.
Gano was 7-for-8 kicking Wednesday while Graham was unofficially just 3-for-7.
Mike Shanahan on juggling kickers in the preseason:
"Usually, you have one guy that you have a lot of confidence in. This is a little bit different since we have two guys competing as a kicker. We're just going to alternate."