The Washington Redskins concluded their first minicamp of the Mike Shanahan era Sunday. And while nothing earth-shattering occurred during the three-day event, it gave the new regime the perfect opportunity to take a good, hard look at what they have (and what they need) on the roster.
Much was focused on the players who weren’t there – specifically, quarterback Jason Campbell, defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth and linebacker Rocky McIntosh – but Shanahan admitted that his only concern right now is focusing on those players who were at Redskins Park.
Those players who were in attendance, but could not practice fully included: defensive end/linebacker Andre Carter, defensive lineman Maake Kemoeatu, linebacker Jeremy Jarmon, wide out Santana Moss, offensive lineman Chad Rinehart,offensive lineman Clint Oldenburg and wide out Devin Thomas.
We caught up with Carter after the third and final day of minicamp to talk about his progress while rehabilitating his torn bicep injury he suffered against the New York Giants last season and the importance of being at camp, even if you can’t participate 100 percent.
Oh, and we also gave the big man a hard time about a certain infamous play from last season as well. Thankfully, the big man didn’t squash us for messing with him.