Washington Redskins 2017 training camp begins today
By Ian Cummings
Today, July 26th, marks the beginning of Redskins football in 2017. Today, veterans and rookies alike will report to the Washington Redskins Bon Secours Training Facility in Virginia.
The Redskins, along with twelve other NFL teams, are scheduled to begin training camp today. They’ve made a lot of progress this offseason, improving on the disappointing 2016 campaign. Now they’ll officially be able to put that season in the rear view mirror and look ahead to 2017. In the coming weeks, they’ll work to ready themselves for competition, and when preseason hits, we’ll see how ready they are.
Top items on the agenda will be to solve the multiple position battles still churning. The starter at nose tackle remains nameless, and in training camp, Joey Mbu, Phil Taylor, and A.J. Francis will all push to separate themselves. Among other things, the rotation at inside linebacker is not set in stone quite yet, and neither is the depth chart across the defensive line.
The clock is also ticking for players on the roster bubble to prove themselves and earn a spot on the roster. Anthony Lanier, Robert Kelley, and Ziggy Hood were able to do this last year. Who will step up to the occasion in 2017? Training camp and preseason are very big opportunities for every player to do just that. In the coming weeks, we’ll see more and more clarity on the roster.
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There are many developments heading into 2017. And with the arrival of training camp, those developments are one step closer to resolution. Success in 2017 is contingent on a good, productive training camp and a healthy preseason. One can only hope that the Redskins will achieve both of these feats on their journey to the regular season.