Redskins conclude day two of player-organized “mini-camps”

The Redskins concluded the second of a three day, player-organized “mini-camp” on Wednesday, in lieu of regular Organized Team Activities (OTA’s) that cannot take place, due to the current NFL lockout.

Here are some notes and tidbits from today’s practice. Special thanks to, Rich Campbell of The Washington Times, Ryan O’Halloran of, John Keim of The Washington Examiner, Grant Paulsen of 106.7 The Fan, and Chris Russell of ESPN-980 AM, for providing updates via Twitter:

– After having 39 players attend the practice session on Day 1, there were 41 players on the field for today’s pracice. The split came down to 23 players on offense, and 18 players on defense.

– Kicker Graham Gano, safety Kareem Moore, linebacker Rob Jackson and defensive end Jeremy Jarmon attended today’s session, while running back Ryan Torain, tight end Fred Davis, linebacker Perry Riley and safety Macho Harris did not attend (they were there yesterday, though). However, Moore did not participate in the activities on the field, as he’s coming off of knee surgery.

– Amongst the rookies from the Redskins 2011 draft class, 2nd round pick Jarvis Jenkins and 6th round pick Aldrick Robinsons did not attend. Robinson has had trouble getting to Washington due to weather issues affecting travel and flights, while Jenkins is staying home on the advice of his agent.

– Other “big name” players who were not able to attend any of the activities to date include left tackle Trent Williams, and newly signed safety OJ Atogwe. Williams is currently training in Houston with several other NFL players, including Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and (soon to be former) Titans quarterback Vince Young. Williams indicated that he’s been spending his time working out during the work stoppage, with an emphasis on improving his mobility, speed, agility, and quickness. London Fletcher told the assembled media that Atogwe was in contact with him, but had a conflict which could not allow him to attend the activities.

– Receiver Anthony Armstrong has been drawing praise for taking on an increased leadership role during the past two days. With Santana Moss being a free agent (and likely working out down in Miami with fellow Hurricane alums), Armstrong has been the “top” guy amongst the assembled receiving corps, and he’s taken on the responsibility with gusto.

– He has not been shy about mentioning how he took the Redskins drafting of three wide receivers in this past draft personally, and will use that as fuel to be the best possible player he can be. Yet, he has not let that affect his relationship with said rookies, as he was seen spending time after practice with receiver Leonard Hankerson, catching extra passes from quarterback John Beck.

– Speaking of Hankerson: he seems to be quickly becoming a favorite amongst the media, with his complete lack of reluctance to provide a quote or two. He comes off as a very confident and self-assured guy, but does not seem carry the “diva” bravado that’s usually associated with the position.

– Here is a complete list of all players in attendance for today, again courtesy of Rich Campbell of The Washington Times:

QB: John Beck, Rex Grossman

RB: Keiland Williams, Andre Brown, Roy Helu Jr., Evan Royster

FB: Mike Sellers, Darrel Young

WR: Anthony Armstrong, Brandon Banks, Terrence Austin, Leonard Hankerson, Niles Paul

TE: Chris Cooley, Logan Paulsen

OL: Casey Rabach, Kory Lichtensteiger, Will Montgomery, Erik Cook, Selvish Capers, Clint Oldenburg, Maurice Hurt*

DL: Kedric Golston, Chris Neild, Jeremy Jarmon

LB: London Fletcher, Rocky McIntosh, Lorenzo Alexander, Chris Wilson, Ryan Kerrigan, Edgar Jones, Markus White, Rob Jackson

CB: DeAngelo Hall, Kevin Barnes, Brandyn Thompson

S: Chris Horton, Anderson Russell, DeJon Gomes, Kareem Moore

K: Graham Gano

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