Redskins NT Chris Neild (ACL surgery) is practicing in full at OTAs.
Neild, a 2011 seventh-round pick, tore his ACL last August and missed the season. He appeared in 16 games as a rookie backup and racked up ten tackles and two sacks. Neild will compete for a roster spot this summer.
Updating a previous item, Pierre Garcon underwent "minor" labrum surgery in January.
Coach Mike Shanahan initially said Garcon underwent "chest" surgery. The labrum is part of the shoulder. Garcon is reportedly healthy right now, but he isn't participating in team drills at OTAs as a "precaution." Entering his age-27 season, Garcon should be all systems go for training camp.
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan revealed that Pierre Garcon recently underwent "chest" surgery.
We're not quite sure what part of the "chest" Garcon had fixed up, but Shanahan says the receiver is "working back quickly" and is at about "90 percent." He's also still dealing with the toe injury that hampered him last season. Garcon recently said that he may not be 100 percent at all in 2013. We're not likely to see him in OTAs, but Garcon will probably take part in training camp.
Redskins RCB Josh Wilson underwent surgery for a torn shoulder labrum "about two months ago," but he should be ready for training camp.
Wilson started all 16 games last season, and he graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 34 corner. Entering the final year of his contract, one in which he took a pay cut to stay, Wilson is expected to start opposite DeAngelo Hall.
Robert Griffin III (ACL, LCL surgery) said he'll start "explosive sprinting" in a few weeks.
Griffin is planting, throwing and running without a problem. The final two steps of his rehab include the all-out sprinting followed by cutting. Griffin confirmed he has had absolutely no setbacks and his goal is to be ready for training camp. At this point, Week 1 seems realistic.
Fred Davis (Achilles') was catching passes and running routes as the Redskins opened OTAs Thursday.
Like Robert Griffin III (knee), Davis was not in uniform and worked off to the side. It's still encouraging to see him pivoting and moving well seven months after blowing out his heel. Beat writer Chris Russell said Davis "looks better than I thought." The pass-catching tight end says he's at 90 percent now and expects to be 100 percent by June's minicamps.
Robert Griffin III (knee) was throwing passes as the Redskins opened OTAs Thursday.
Griffin worked off to the side with other Redskins rehabbing from surgery. He dropped back, planted his leg and didn't appear to have any trouble moving or throwing. For a player not even five months removed from reconstructive surgery, it's impressive. All the whispers that Griffin is ahead of schedule appear to have merit.