Washington Football Team Practice Report - Saturday Aug. 29

Washington Football Team QB Alex Smith for the first time since his gruesome injury in November of 2018 participated in full team drills
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Saturday's practice for the Washington Football Team was inside the practice bubble and because of that reporters are not allowed to be on site. All information is via a team issued pool report. 

The big news is Alex Smith returning to full team drills (the team was in shells and helmets only) for the first time since November 16, 2018. 

Smith did not participate in full 11-on-11 drills for the entire practice but it's still a significant step in his Project 11 recovery. 

Per the report, Smith's entry to team drills came in the red zone and after Dwayne Haskins but before Kyle Allen. Per the report, "Smith handed the ball off twice and had a 5-yard check down to McKissic." 

He did not participate in the final three team periods, so he's expected to gradually amp up his work this week according to Ron Rivera. 

In the final team period (12), dubbed the "move the ball" part of practice, Dwayne Haskins was 3-for-3 on his first series with 15-yard completions to Terry McLaurin over the middle. 

Adrian Peterson had a rushing touchdown to end that drive against a first team defensive line that featured Chase Young, Daron Payne, Jonathan Allen and Montez Sweat. 

Kyle Allen had a deep pass broken up by Aaron Colvin, who has had a fairly active camp. 

Ruben Foster is getting some reps at second-team linebacker after being worked with the third team for a while as he reacclimated. 

Period 11 – 11-on-11 Team

Same starting offense and defense as previous period

Highlights:

  • Dwayne Haskins Jr. 20-yard completion to Logan Thomas over the middle
  • Haskins Jr. 10-yard completion to Sims Jr. across the middle
  • Haskins Jr. under pressure fires a ball to Inman and Darby has a nice pass break up
  • Second team defense forces three consecutive incompletions

Notes:

  • Kerrigan and Anderson are the first rotations in on defense
  • Kyle Allen runs the second team offense with Isaiah Wright, Trey Quinn, Antonio Gibson and Marcus Baugh
  • Second team offensive line features (LT Lucas, LG Martin, C Ismael, RG Pierschbacher and RT Parris)
  • Deshazor Everett and Sean Davis are the second team safeties
  • Alex Smith and Steven Montez did not see action in this period. 

Period 10 – 11-on-11 Blitz

Same starting offense as previous period except Antonio Gibson subbed in for Peterson as the first team RB

Same starting defense as previous period (Young and Sweat starting edge)

Highlights:

  • Daron Payne had a sack on Haskins Jr.
  • Holcomb had a diving pass break up over the middle on Trey Quinn
  • Steven Montez scramble outside of the pocket for a 15-yard gain
  • Kyle Allen 15-yard completion to Cam Sims on the right sideline
  • Kyle Allen 10-yard completion through two defenders to Trey Quinn

Notes:

  • Kyle Allen was the second quarterback in after Haskins
  • Steven Montez came in after Allen (Montez’s first action of the day in team portions)
  • Alex Smith did not see action in this period

Period 8 – Special Teams

Trey Quinn is the first punt returner

Steven Sims Jr. subs in second

Isaiah Wright subs in third

Period 7 – Team Red Zone

Same starting offense as previous two team drills

Same starting defense as previous two team drills other than two changes:

  • Chase Young in for Kerrigan
  • Jonathan Allen in for Ioannidis

Highlights:

  • Jimmy Moreland with a nice pass break up in the left corner of the end zone on Dontrelle Inman
  • Adrian Peterson had a 15-yard touchdown run with great blocking against the first team defense
  • Smith handed the ball off twice and had a 5-yard check down to McKissic
  • Haskins under pressure, fired a touchdown pass over the middle to Logan Thomas
  • Matt Ioannidis with a sack on Kyle Allen

Notes:

  • Alex Smith played QB for second team
  • Kerrigan and Anderson played edge on second team
  • Sean Davis came in at safety on second team
  • Trey Quinn and Isaiah Wright were second team WRs
  • Foster and Holcomb were second team LBs
  • Haskins came in with the 1’s again after Smith’s work
  • Kyle Allen came in for the snaps following Haskins’ second set of plays

Period 6 – Special Teams Kickoff

Steven Sims Jr. is the primary kickoff returner to start

Antonio Gibson is the next returner in after Sims Jr.

Darvin Kidsy Jr. is the returner in after Gibson

Period 5 – 9 on 9 Pass

Same starting offense and defense as previous period.

Highlights:

  • Dwayne Haskins touchdown pass to Antonio Gibson on screen pass.
  • Ronald Darby with a nice pass break up in the end zone on Terry McLaurin
  • Alex Smith scrambled out and rushed for five yards
  • Smith had a check down to McKissic for 10 yards
  • Kyle Allen red zone touchdown pass to Isaiah Wright in the left corner of the end zone
  • Kyle Allen red zone touchdown pass to Peyton Barber coming out of the back field

Notes:

  • Alex Smith was the second quarterback to rotate in after Haskins
  • Haskins Jr. came back in for Smith
  • Kyle Allen came in after Haskins second appearance
  • Offense scored three touchdowns on 15 total plays.
  • Two pass breakups by the defense in the end zone (Darby on McLaurin & Stroman on Inman)

Period 4 – 9 on 7

Starting offense:

Haskins Jr.

Peterson

McLaurin

Sims

Thomas

Baugh

Moses

Scherff

Ismael

Roullier

Christian Sr

Defense:

Kerrigan

Payne

Ioannidis

Sweat

Pierre-Louis

Dion Hamilton

Bostic

Moreland

Darby

Collins

Apke

Notes:

  • Chase Young and Jonathan Allen were the first rotations in on the defensive line. Ryan Anderson also rotated in on the edge
  • Gibson was the first rotation in at running back
  • Kyle Allen was the first rotation in at quarterback about halfway through the period
  • Majority run plays
  • Fabian Moreau took part in individuals and is now working off to the side

Stretch, Individual Position and Individual Group Periods

Not at practice:

WR #10 Antonio Gandy Golden

CB #24 Ryan Lewis

Working off to the side:

WR #14 Jordan Veasy

LB #45 Donald Payne

DE #54 Nate Orchard

G #69 Mike Liedtke

T #77 Saahdiq Charles

Veteran off day:

CB #29 Kendall Fuller

LB #58 Thomas Davis Sr.

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