The Washington Redskins will have their first official training camp practice of the 2016-17 season tomorrow at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center.
Still Jay Gruden held a press conference today updating the media on everything from the swarming, hot temperatures to Kirk Cousins’ contract status.
The loss of linebacker Junior Galette for the second straight year is a big blow to the Redskins defense before camp even starts, but Gruden knows injuries are a part of the game and now it’s the next man up mentality for the Skins defense.
“Watching him work, the attitude he had coming into camp, it’s sad to see his season cut short…but injuries are a part of the game,” Gruden said.
While Gruden believes the heat won’t have much of a factor on practices, he’s willing to make some changes to the practice schedule if need be.
“We’ll see how it goes. It’s important to keep our players hydrated and just take it day by day,” Gruden said.
The hot topic around Redskins Park all off-season was Kirk Cousins’ contract. Since the two sides couldn’t come to an agreement on an extension, Cousins will be playing under the franchise tag this season, but from here on out, Cousins’ contract will not be discussed.
“No talk about contracts,” Gruden said, when asked about Cousins’ contract status.
Tomorrow starts off for the team with a 10:35 a.m. walkthrough. Then the team will have a non-contact practice at 3 p.m.