Redskins vs. Texans joint practice: 6 Things to watch for

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Aug 1, 2015; Richmond, VA, USA; Washington Redskins linebacker Junior Galette (58) talks with nose tackle Chris Baker (92) and defensive tackle Terrance Knighton (98) prior to afternoon practice as part of day three of training camp at Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

6. Other Things to Watch for

Junior Galette

Junior Galette hasn’t done much practicing with the team so far after being signed.  Maybe the Redskins will let him get in there and mix it up some against the Texans offensive linemen, so Redskins fans can see up close the kind of player Galette can be and how he fits in with the defense.

Redskins RB’s and Power Running game

Alfred Morris is reporting to be getting more involved as a receiver out of the backfield, which is a good development.  Rookies Matt Jones and Trey Williams have had some good moments as well but Chris Thompson and Silas Redd are having a good camp too.

It will be interesting to see how the rookie running backs do against the Texans defense and how the Redskins power running game looks in the scrimmages.  The Texans have good talent on their D-line and at linebacker but hopefully the O-line can get a good push against them.

Tight End Blocking

The Houston Texans run a 3-4 defense and that means the Redskins tight ends will have times where they will need to block the Texans outside linebackers.  The Redskins tight ends did not fair too well last season in run blocking and that’s something that needs to improve.

Niles Paul got bigger and stronger over the offseason, so he should be better in run blocking but we’ll need to see for sure.  Jordan Reed is a good receiver at tight end but his blocking has left something to be desired too.  So we’ll see if any progress has been made in this area.

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