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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Jay Gruden said the release of Orlando Scandrick was related to the emergence of young corners.

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2hJohn Keim

Redskins release free-agent addition Scandrick

Cornerback Orlando Scandrick, who signed with the Redskins as a free agent in March and had worked as a starter in training camp, was released by the team Tuesday.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins have released veteran corner Orlando Scandrick, a source confirmed. The NFL Network first reported the news. Scandrick was signed in the offseason and had worked as a starting corner opposite Josh Norman. The move signals two things: They have confidence in second year Fabian Moreau to cover in the slot and in Quinton Dunbar to start opposite Norman. Also, they've been pleased with rookies Greg Stroman and Danny Johnson.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie report, part 2: Daron Payne rushed from left end on occasion in a nickel package. His strength can help in a few ways even if he's not getting to the quarterback. On one rush, the Jets' tackle and guard blocked him. As they did so, the running back ran at him as well. Whether or not he wanted to chip a defender already blocked by two was uncertain. But Payne, already engaged somewhat with two, stepped out and impeded his path. In essence, he was taking up three players; it also prevented the back from getting out on his route.

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19hRich Cimini

Jets' Pryor says he's recovering from ankle break

Jets wide receiver Terrelle Pryor will miss this week's preseason game against his old team, the Redskins, as he continues to recover from offseason surgery to repair a fractured ankle.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie report: Undrafted free agent corner Danny Johnson continues to impress. The question is, will it be enough? Johnson made plays vs. the Patriots and did so again today vs. the Jets. On one play he appeared slightly beaten at the line but did not give up more ground, stayed on the receiver's front hip as he ran down the seam and then broke up a pass. The Redskins do like fellow rookie corner Greg Stroman, a seventh-round pick. Johnson might have more ground to make up in the next three games but he's off to a good start.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The big plays to Vernon Davis should serve as a reminder of what he can still do, especially if Jordan Reed is on the field. When Reed went down last year, Davis' yards per catch suffered. He averaged 19.47 yards per catch in the first seven weeks and 12.71 thereafter, according to ESPN Stats & Information. But with Reed on the field Davis commands different matchups -- and it could result in some of the plays Alex Smith threw to Travis Kelce last year in Kansas City.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

One thing that sometimes pops up with Smith: His height. At 6-foot-4, he can often see over the line so that can buy him a little extra time in the pocket; he doesn't have to always move far to create vision. On the pass to Vernon Davis that required an over-the-shoulder catch, Smith was able to throw from the pocket despite pressure in his face. His vision wasn't obscured.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Quarterback Alex Smith had a stronger day throwing the deep ball today, connecting on a deep post with Darvin Kidsy vs. Trumaine Johnson. Smith also hit tight end Vernon Davis on two deep throws: one that required an over-the-shoulder catch and another down the right sidelines in stride.


John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he would consider fining or suspending players for fighting if necessary. He doesn't want a situation like Sunday to occur in a game. He called the incident "unfortunate".

Are joint practices a bad idea? (1:04)
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2dJohn Keim

Melee mars Redskins-Jets joint practice session

Upset by what he considered a cheap shot on a teammate during a joint practice Sunday, Washington's Trent Williams shoved a Jets player and a melee ensued. "We reacted how we reacted," Williams said.

Reed blames Jets' late hit as reason for brawl (1:01)
Fight breaks out between Jets and Redskins (0:23)
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3dJohn Keim

Redskins WR Davis needs surgery, out for 2018

More bad news strikes the Redskins. Sources told ESPN that wide receiver Robert Davis has broken his tibia and suffered multiple ligament damage in his knee, ending his 2018 season.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Receiver Robert Davis suffered multiple ligament damage to the outside of his knee and will be placed on injured reserve, multiple sources said. Davis hurt his knee in practice Saturday. He was fighting for one of the backup receiver spots.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Thompson teared up while talking about Derrius Guice. Here's what Thompson had to say about the injured running back: “It was just a tough situation, man. He came into the facility with his brother yesterday and his brother was crying…. Man has been through a lot to just see him go down before the season even got started, before he can even get a taste he's already down. It's just tough. ...This is my first time ever shedding tears for a player. Our group has become so close to each other in a short period of time, just to see one of the guys going down. I feel like that's my little brother; that's my dude. To see him go down was a terrible feeling.”


John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Shorter family talks about what it meant to them that LB Martrell Spaight befriend their son Isaiah last December as he went through cancer treatments. Spaight has maintained contact with the family. The story of their mutually beneficial friendship will appear Sunday.

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2018 Draft Picks

1(13)Da'Ron PayneDTAlabama
2(27)Derrius GuiceRBLSU
3(10)Geron ChristianOTLouisville
4(9)Troy ApkeSPenn State
5(26)Tim SettleDTVirginia Tech
6(23)Shaun Dion HamiltonILBAlabama
7(23)Greg StromanCBVirginia Tech
7(38)Trey QuinnWRSMU