Defense looks good on Day 2 in Richmond
by George Wallace
RICHMOND -- The Redskins were on the field Friday morning for just about two hours as they went through day two of practice. As is normal this time of year, the defense seems ahead of the offense on the field. It will take the offense longer to gel and get up to speed, especially with a new starting quarterback. Some of the other observations from day two:
- Safety D.J. Swearinger intercepted Alex Smith during the 11-11 drills and let everyone know about it. The vocal Swearinger has returned to Richmond and the crowd loves it.
- Trent Williams and Morgan Moses participated in some of the team part of practice. That is a change from yesterday and Jay Gruden has made it clear that he will easing these guys back in slowly, but being on the field for the second practice is a welcome sight.
- Tight end Jordan Reed was still only participating in 1-1 drills as he works his way back from the offseason toe surgery.
- Rookie running back Derrius Guice stayed on the field and signed every autograph after practice. He has really done a great job of endearing himself to Redskins Nation.
- Linebacker Zach Brown was limited, but was back on the field after straining his quad yesterday.
- The crowd on Friday looked to be a bit bigger than on day one. The team doesn't give out attendance numbers, but I'm going to give my official estimate at around 1,000.
- Running back Rob Kelley is day-to-day with heat related symptoms
- Linebacker Ryan Anderson is day-to-day with back spasms
Saturday brings day three, and with it the team will be in pads for the first time.