RICHMOND, Va. - Pad Thai? Nope. Pad time.
Day three marks the first time this offseason the Redskins will put on their full pads and play "real football" in the words of several players.
After two days of two hour morning practices, the team will convene for a 9:45a.m. practice, with a 4:40p.m. walkthrough.
D.J. Swearinger said he's excited to put the pads on Saturday, while Alex Smith said it will help with gelling as a team.
Although there are plenty of new faces, Jay Gruden feels comfortable in the way camp has gone.
"I do sense, you know, a bit of a confidence level in these guys and feel good about where they are physically and mentally, but haven’t played it down yet so we will wait and see," Gruden said.
News 3, Hampton Roads' home of the Redskins and Union Bank & Trust have LIVE reports from the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center each day the team is practicing during camp (July 26 - August 14).
UPDATE: First round draft pick Daron Payne will miss two to three weeks after suffering an ankle injury Friday at training camp. Head coach Jay Gruden says the rookie defensive lineman is currently in a walking boot.