Redskins Head Coach Jim Zorn
On having safety LaRon Landry back:
"It is [good], but he still does not have the
burst and full speed quite yet. We still need to be careful, but it
is good to have him back. We are just trying to work him in and keep
him going. He is going to play in preseason. If it is this game or
next game, it just depends on how works in this week. This is a work
week, reps, especially individuals, to see how well he can push off
and change directions with his hamstring. Today it just wasn’t
perfect. We are just going to keep watching."
On defensive end Erasmus James practicing
"He is getting to take off, start to work back
into drills and really feel like he is a team member. That is going
to be very exciting for him. If we get him in at all this week it
will be because he did very well in all the drill work. Really, I
would like to see him the following week more than anything."
On tight end Todd Yoder and defensive tackle
Lorenzo Alexander missing practice:
"Yoder is with his family in Indiana. He had a
death in the family, so he is at a memorial for his grandmother.
Lorenzo has a celebration in that his wife is having a baby."
On cornerback Shawn Springs not practicing:
"We are just taking care of his calf. He got a
few plays in, it tightened up, so I just don’t want to take a chance
On wide receiver Devin Thomas:
"Today he did everything. We tried to pull him
out and he kept himself in. He plopped on the ground one time to make
a catch and bounced right up. I thought he accelerated very well. He
seemed to be working right in. As he progresses this week, we could
see him this weekend. If everything goes well, we could put him in.
Now, he has to get assignments, route running, understanding what is
going on. Hopefully he has had a chance to study and listen so that
we don’t lose a step as he enters back in the groove."
On if he has had a chance to talk to the guys
who are trying to make the roster:
"I have done both this morning, as a group and
each day I am trying to encourage a couple guys each day one-on-one.
In the group I addressed that this morning because it is getting down
to the time where we are going to make some decisions. None of the
young players have the opportunity to take a breath and relax. They
have to actually intensify breath in and have much more awareness
because time is falling short for them to perform each week. As we
watch the game video this afternoon it will be a great opportunity for
them to learn. We have a special teams practice today and it is a
great way for those young guys who are maybe not going to be the
starter on offense or defense but have a chance to be a key special
teams player. This is their time."
Redskins Wide Receiver Antwaan Randle
On how wrist feels today:
"Today it feels fine. It didn’t bother me at
all. I just had to ice it up and it is doing good."
On if his wrist will hamper his playing:
"No, it is literally a bruise. It is a deep
bruise, but it is fine. Like I said, I was out here practicing today
and didn’t have any pain in it. It doesn’t look like it is going to
slow me down at all."
Redskins Defensive End Demetric Evans
On how much of a battle for playing time is
this training camp:
"The day Phillip (Daniels) went down, Jason
(Taylor) was here the next day. This is training camp and that is
what it is all about. It is about competing. It is about guys
earning spots and nothing has changed this year."
On what the defensive ends switching sides
during the game does for the offense:
"It creates mismatches because most right tackles
are used to going against more powerful guys. Then you have a guy who
is used to speed rushing. It messes up the set. It messes up his
footwork, so it is a mismatch."
Redskins Defensive End Erasmus James
On whether it has felt like an eternity since
he last put on a helmet:
"I was definitely excited to put on a helmet
today, and will be excited to put on pads tomorrow."
On how hard it was not to be able to practice
with the team:
"It definitely felt like I was part of the team,
but it’s not fun when you are not out there with the guys, talking
with them on the field."
On whether he was frustrated with his injury
"It hasn’t been frustrating. I have been excited
with the way the Redskins have handled it. They have been patient
with me, and that is something that didn’t happen in Minnesota. I am
very happy and fortunate that it happened here this way. The athletic
trainers have done a phenomenal job of getting back, and now I am
ready and feeling great."
On whether he feels like he has been put at a
disadvantage by not having practiced for so long:
"No, not at all because I feel like everything
that I have been doing has been getting me prepared for when I get in
On whether he has any internal timetable for
playing in his first game:
"My thoughts are getting some work done this week
and possibly getting a few snaps during the game this Saturday. I am
just itching to get out there, so even if I only play one series, I
will be happy with that."
On how he felt after practice today:
"It felt great. I have been feeling good for the
past few weeks. It has been a matter of holding to the schedule they
have prepared for me."
On how he feels he fits in at the defensive
line position alongside Andre Carter and Jason Taylor:
"I feel like I can play the run and pass rush.
Wherever they want to use me will be great. I love the competition
between all of the guys."