The Washington Redskins’ minicamp, scheduled for this coming
weekend, is a more significant event for some than it is for others. Even if
Mark Brunell didn’t have a broken finger that will keep him out of the
three-day event it would be of only minimal importance to him. If it’s hot,
look for Clinton Portis to be a spectator more than a participant. Marcus Washington could take the same tack but, knowing him, he’ll be out there
hustling on every snap.
For many others, however, June 16-18 has been circled on the
calendar for quite some time. The sessions will have an immediate impact on
their short-term and/or long-term NFL futures:
Derrick Frost—There will be a lot of punting going on
as special teams are a big part of the camp. Frost has an opportunity to dismiss
the challenge that David Lonie, the rookie free agent punter from Australia by
way of Cal, is expected to pose. A booming performance by Frost will send the
coaching staff into the six weeks before camp starts with a positive
impression; something less than that, coupled with a good showing by Lonie,
will sow seeds of doubt that will linger into camp.