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Redskins' First Mini-Camp Practice Is Rained Out


The first day of Redskins mini-camp ended before it began.

A thunderstorm that included a steady downpour soaked the Redskins Park practice fields on Wednesday morning, so head coach Mike Shanahan decided to cancel practice.

Shanahan said he did not want to risk a player getting injured due to a wet field.

Instead, Shanahan had players run through a series of sprints and then head into the weight room for a workout.

Asked if the team would reschedule the rained-out practice, Shanahan said no.

"We've had a lot of practices and they have gone very well," he said. "Guys have been into it and a lot of guys have been doing extra football drills on the side…Guys have been here and done what they need to do catch up on offense and defense. I have been pleased."

The Redskins are scheduled to host a practice on Thursday, the second day of mini-camp.

The team has opted to cancel the final day of mini-camp on Friday and let players depart for the remainder of the offseason.

"I feel very good about our football team in general," Shanahan said. "We're making strides every day. We've made a lot of improvements."

Training camp is scheduled to begin on July 29.

Meantime, safety LaRon Landry is sitting out mini-camp due to a toe injury.

"His toe is a little bit sore," Shanahan said. "Right now, we are not going to practice him [on Thursday]. Hopefully there is no setback and he's ready to go by training camp."

Linebacker Jeremy Jarmon is also sidelined for mini-camp as he continues to rehab from knee ligament injury.

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