> Right tackle Jammal Brown, who missed all of last week with a sore hip, went through his second straight day of practice and said that he felt pretty good afterwards. “The hip’s a little sore, but like my doctor said, It’s going to be like that a little while until the muscle gets used to doing what it does,” said Brown, who missed all of 2009 after having season-ending labrum surgery. “But that’s football. I can handle it.” Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said if the two-time Pro Bowl selection will get some playing time on Saturday if he has no set-backs in practice this week.
> Andre Carter continued to work with the first team at the left outside linebacker position. The plan had been for Lorenzo Alexander, who is competing with Carter for the starting job, to work with the first team this week after spending last week with the second unit. But Alexander was sidelined with a sore ankle this morning, and isn’t expected to return for another day or so.
> Albert Haynesworth got some snaps with the first-team defense in passing situations. Haynesworth lined up at right defensive end in the Nickel packages. But Shanahan refused to declare Haynesworth -- who spent his first full week of practice as a backup -- a starter. “We have different types of Nickel. Sometimes we have fast nickel and sometimes we have regular Nickel,” Shanahan said. “Right now we haven’t set our depth chart for this game.”
> Battling backup quarterbacks Richard Bartel and John Beck both appeared to struggle today, throwing two interceptions apiece, and Bartel would’ve had a third had safety Anderson Russell not collided with cornerback Justin Tryon to knock the ball free. But coach Mike Shanahan said that the miscues have to be taken with a grain of salt because most of the interceptions came when Bartel and Beck were taking turns directing the scout team, running plays and making reads that they are unfamiliar with while the receivers did the same.
> Rookie running back Keiland Williams, who scored two touchdowns in Washington’s 42-17 victory over Buffalo, joked that he briefly suffered from sore thumbs the day after the game. “When I got back to my phone, I had 62 text messages. I got tired trying to reply to all of them. I was just texting, ’Thank you,’ ’Thanks,’ ’Thank you.’ It was crazy.”
> Long snappers Nick Sundberg and new addition James Dearth took turns working with the field goal unit today. Dearth took the first five snaps and looked pretty good. Gano made four of the five attempts. Then Sundberg took over for another four snaps, also looking decent. Gano made three of the four kicks. Dearth is a ninth-year veteran while Sundberg, who has struggled in camp, spent last year on the Ravens’ practice squad. But Dearth said experience counts for little. “You’ve just got to perform,” said Dearth, who was added to the roster on Sunday. “It doesn’t matter what you did in the past, it’s about right now. You’ve just got to be consistent doing your job.”
> Larry Johnson, who will start Saturday against Baltimore, got the majority of the first-team carries today while rotating primarily with Ryan Torain. Clinton Portis saw limited action, and Willie Parker and Keiland Williams rotated on second and third team snaps.
> Rookie left tackle Trent Williams continues to progress, and drew praise from Mike Shanahan for his performance against Buffalo. “He played exceptionally well for a rookie, and he went against a very good pass rusher throughout the game,” Shanahan said. “Like all rookies, he’s going to have some growing pains and he’s going to have a couple mistakes here and there, but I like his effort and the way he played. He’ll keep growing.”
> Shanahan canceled this afternoon’s practice and instead took the Redskins for a bowling outing as a reward for their hard work. “I have always picked this day, the Monday before the next week to instead of going two-a-days, because we are going two-a-days on Tuesday and Wednesday, and we break camp on Thursday, and then we have a life skill seminar that afternoon, and then we go Friday again. Friday morning we have the Welcome Home Luncheon. So, they have a very full week, still a couple of two-a-days left so it’s kind of a reward for having a good camp, and kind of seeing the light and the end of the tunnel with the end of camp coming up pretty soon.”