By Jakob Vaughan
The Redskins will be in Richmond for training camp in less than two weeks.
The camp starts July 26th and ends August 14th in Richmond at the Bon Secours training center.
Former Redskins wide receiver Terrelle Pryor wants to forget the 2017 season, but Jay Gruden will not allow that to happen when he comes to Richmond with the Jets for joint practice. Before training camp starts, the Redskins 5th annual River City Golf Classic will be hosted by front office personnel and coaches at Magnolia Green Golf Club, Tuesday July 24th. Local Redskins fans will have the chance to golf with Head Coach Jay Gruden, President Bruce Allen and Super Bowl Champion Quarterback Doug Williams.
The offseason keeps getting better for the Redskins and the summer of rookie running back Derrius Guice. Derrius has continued to build his brand and again this week he made good headlines on social media. The rookie fulfilled his promise to his mother, Beulah, and bought her a brand new Jaguar SUV. He parked the SUV outside of her house in Baton Rouge with a bow on the hood and she could barely contain her emotions when she walked outside.
Last week Derrius Guice made a donation to an LSU student to help her finish her degree and now this. Guice is easily becoming a fan favorite and representing the Washington Redskins organization to the fullest. The video of Derrius Guice surprising his mother can be found here.
CBS Sports says that the Redskins will be a team for everyone to watch. The Redskins are ranked in the top 5 teams that could make the leap into the playoffs in 2018. Two veterans on the Redskins roster have really connected this offseason, Jamison Crowder and quarterback Alex Smith, could form a productive duo in 2018.
The NFL Supplemental Draft was held earlier this week. The supplemental draft is a draft for players who did not submit their name into the regular NFL draft, but want to submit their name to play in the NFL right away and forgo their next season in college. In this year’s supplemental draft there was 5 players who submitted their name:
Oregon State LB Bright Ugwoegbu
Grand Valley State RB Martayveus Carter
Mississippi State S Brandon Bryant
Western Michigan CB Sam Beal
Virginia Tech CB Adonis Alexander
Looking at the list of supplemental draft prospects and knowing that the Washington Redskins did select one of them, you can probably guess who the Redskins drafted. If you guessed the cornerback from Virginia Tech, you guessed right. Yes, the team stuck to their ways with drafting Virginia Tech players when they drafted Adonis Alexander in the supplemental draft. Adonis Alexander’s fit on the Redskins roster is unclear and in question, but he has all the right tools to prove he belongs in the secondary. The ball hawking cornerback was selected in the 6th round of the supplemental draft, while he was playing Fortnite with his former Hokies teammate Tim Settle, who was selected in the 5th round of the 2018 NFL draft by the Redskins. After the selection of Adonis Alexander, the team had to make room and waived Punter Sam Irwin-Hill. The 6’3” 193 pound rookie cornerback from Virginia Tech will have his hands full juggling the NFL life, but he will be a story to look out for this offseason if he makes the final 53 man roster to start the season.