Here is what you need to start off your Tuesday, the last day that training camp will be open to the public.
Keep an eye on the weather
At least, today’s practice is scheduled to be open to fans. There is a pretty good chance of rain off and on today and if the rain is on during practice the session could be moved to the bubble. There’s no room for fans in there so we may already have seen the last practice open to fans in Ashburn until 2020 since camp is scheduled to move to Richmond for at least seven years starting next summer.
Check back here and via all of the other web and social media outlets for information.
Some Briscoe buzz
It would be an exaggeration to say that Dez Briscoe, the wide receiver who the Redskins claimed on waivers from the Bucs has been the talk of camp. He hasn’t done much that could be considered eye opening. Eleven players were targets of passes last Thursday in Buffalo and Briscoe was not one of them. But many I talk to around camp have been impressed.
At 6-3 he is a legitimate red zone target. On Saturday, he ignored a crowd of defenders in the end zone reached up and snagged a Kirk Cousins pass for a touchdown. He routinely reaches up and makes nice grabs with his long arms and secure hands.
The Redskins aren’t the only team that wanted him when the Bucs cut him loose. The Bengals, Eagles, and Cowboys also put in waiver claims.
Briscoe is not an ideal player. He has had some personal issues that have played out on a public stage and his attention seems to wander sometimes when he’s not actually playing wide receiver.
But when he does play wide receiver, he plays it well, perhaps better than anyone on the roster outside of the top four. At age 22, he is the youngest receiver on the roster despite the fact that he has two years of NFL experience. If he gets some passes thrown his way on Saturday in Chicago, don’t be surprised if he become one of those surprise players.
Here is the TV viewing information I have been able to gather for the Redskins-Bears on Saturday.
If you’re in the Redskins market, the game will be shown in HD exclusively on Comcast SportsNet. If you’re tuning in the game with rabbit ears, or whatever the digital signal equivalent of those are, you can also get the game in standard definition on NBC 4.
The game will be rebroadcast numerous times. The first airing on Comcast SportsNet will be Sunday at 1 p.m. If you’re out of the area, it will be on NFL Network on Sunday at 4 p.m.
In case you missed it
In my view there are 34 Redskins on the bubble. My post on them generated some good discussion; it’s not too late to jump in with your opinion.
Days until: Redskins @ Bears 4; RG3 vs. Luck @ FedEx Field 11; final cuts 17; Redskins @ Saints 26; preseason opener vs. Bengals 40