Off-field news has dominated headlines in the nation’s capital all offseason, with the team facing increasing scrutiny over its name. On the field, the Redskins will look to rebound from a disappointing 2013 campaign in which they won only three games, finished in last place in the NFC East and endured an eight-game losing stretch to close the season. Washington fired four-year coach Mike Shanahan and hired former Cincinnati Bengals coordinator Jay Gruden to replace him.
Gruden will have some new weapons to work with, as the Redskins signed receivers DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts. The Redskins also added defensive end Jason Hatcher, who recorded 11 sacks last season for division rival Dallas.
The Redskins gave up their first-round pick in this year’s draft in the 2012 trade for quarterback Robert Griffin III. However, the team plucked several players with the potential to earn major playing time as early as this season, including Stanford defensive end Trent Murphy and Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk.
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Redskins' training camp information:
Site: Bon Secours Training Center
Location: Richmond, Va.
Rookie report date: July 23
Veteran report date: July 23
Training camp dates: July 24 – Aug. 11
- Chris Johnson