September 20, 2019

Washington Redskins: 2015 Training Camp Day 2 Observations- Galette signed, Breeland suspended/hurt, and more

Although today was the second day of training camp, the headlines came from the Redskins signing ex-Saint Junior Galette to a one year deal as well as the suspension and later injury of/to Baushad Breeland all within hours.

Galette’s agent Alvin Keels has said that the deal will be for the league minimum and that the ex-Saint is looking to show he is grateful for the second chance without worrying about the money. At such a low price for a talent that would be tied for the team high in sacks over the past two years (22 with his new bookend Ryan Kerrigan), the deal was hard to pass up after he passed his physical which showed a healthy pectoral muscle that he previously injured. Galette could still could be suspended for his domestic violence allegations. Ian Rapoport reports that the Redskins believe strongly in their already established character on the defensive unit that they can bring in a player with some red flags and still make things work. If this comes to fruition, the Redskins should have no difficulties causing havoc on opposing quarterbacks throughout next season. Galette came out to a side field and did some casual running and cutting.

Another story on the defense stems back to when nearly a year ago, Baushad Breeland was cited for marijuana possession on the campus of VCU. Now the NFL has decided to spite the Redskins and Breeland with a one game suspension handed down to last year’s breakout rookie. Although Breeland will miss the season opener against the Dolphins in a bit over a month, the Redskins should a competent starting duo of DeAngelo Hall and Chris Culliver at corner back.

Things went from bad to worse for Breeland later in the day in practice when he lined up against speedster DeSean Jackson. After both players sprinted down field to start the route, Jackson cut quickly back towards the line of scrimmage where Breeland lost his footing and fell with his right leg folding up under neath him. The dreaded cart was used to escort the corner off the field, which had fans fearing for the worse. CSN’s Tarik El-Bashir has reported that Hall and David Amerson have been told that the injury might not be as bad as it looked. Hall also added that it’s not an ACL tear according to initial reports but nothing is conclusive yet. You can see full footage of the injury courtesy of NBC4. UPDATE: According to ESPN’s John Keim, Breeland will miss 4-6 weeks with an MCL injury in his knee which could put him in jeopardy for playing Week 2 vs. St. Louis Rams.

In a press conference with the media after the morning walk through, Terrance “Pot Roast” Knighton was quite complimentary of the defensive line unit the group calls “Capital Punishment”. Knighton said, “what I think makes us unique is everyone brings something different to the group.” Knighton will likely see playing time along side Stephen Paea, Ricky Jean Francois, Jason Hatcher, Chris Baker, and others. Knighton commented that his style of play includes “taking on blocks, shedding blocks, and being disruptive in my own way”. The former Bronco also stated that the offensive line unit has a “good group”. Let’s not get out of hand on predicting playoffs, but it is safe to say that the team is greatly upgraded the talent on their team.

Practice Notes and Evaluations

  • Kickoff Duties: Niles Paul, Jamison Crowder, Andre Roberts, and Chris Thompson are the notables with others not expected to make the roster sprinkled in. It could be a toss up with the incumbent Roberts possibly being pushed by 4th rounder Crowder or possibly third string running back Thompson.
  • Players are still running laps or doing push ups after committing a false start or dropping interceptions. Yesterday Brandon Scherff faced the penalty while today rookie T out of Duke Takoby Cofield completed the punishment.
  • Griffin is still using his mobility to scramble out of the pocket. Today he has had completions to Jackson and Crowder on otherwise potentially negative plays.
  • Kirk Cousins had a relatively poor game yesterday but responded with better play today.

For more updates about Redskins training camp come back and visit District Sports Page.

Important Dates:

  • Training camps is officially ongoing and will last until Sunday, August 16th. See a full schedule of the Redskins training camp practices here.
  • Travel to Cleveland for first preseason matchup against the Browns on Thursday, August 13 in 13 days.
  • Season and home opener against Miami Dolphins on Sunday, September 13 in 44 days.
About Neil Dalal

Neil Dalal is a Staff Writer for District Sports Page covering the Redskins, Wizards, and Maryland Terrapins. Neil grew up in Silver Spring, MD and attends the University of Maryland. Neil has loved everything related to the Redskins, Wizards, Capitals, and Terrapins since he was eight years old. However, he favors the Orioles, as he started watching baseball before the Expos moved to DC. You can follow Neil on Twitter @NeilDalal96.

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