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Redskins Players Excited For The Start Of OTAs


Redskins' players are beyond excited to get OTAs started on Tuesday. Quite a few of them took to social media on Monday to express their feelings about it.

Rookie wide receiver Josh Doctson just got back from the NFLPA Rookie Premiere in Los Angeles and was able to catch up with the team on Monday at the Redskins Charity Golf Classic presented by Coca-Cola, which was held at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Va.

Doctson may be a little jet-lagged, but he's not too worn out to strap on a helmet and get to work with his teammates over the next three days.

"Yeah, it's always a good time to play football again," Doctson said. "[Rookie] minicamp went by so fast. It was basically two days, so I'm looking to have a lot of fun with the vets."

The players aren't the only ones in the organization that are excited. General manager Scot McCloughan is ready to get OTAs going too.

"Oh, beyond [excited]," McCloughan told "It's what I live for. I'm looking forward to it, and so far in the offseason has been great. Not just from the standpoint of what we did as a personnel department and as a coaching staff to get players in here, but the guys working on the field. They're here, they're working hard. There's more speed, there's more quickness, there's toughness there's more competitiveness. I'm excited, very excited."

The Redskins' OTAs will be spread out over a three week span: May 24-26, May 31-June 2 and June 6-9. During these times, 7-on-7, 9-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills are allowed.

Additionally, no live contact is allowed, nor can pads be worn outside of helmets and protective knee and elbow pads.

After OTAs, the Redskins will host a veteran minicamp from June 14-16. It will be the team's final on-field work before training camp starts in July at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond, Va.




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