RICHMOND, Va. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Washington Redskins training camp:
Tight end Jordan Reed returned to practice, but did not do much more than catch a few passes off to the side. Reed missed the past three days with a stomach virus that he said might have stemmed from something he ate. Reed said he hasn't been able to eat for "two or three days" but said he'll return to practice Thursday. "I thought it would be over in one or two days but it kept on going," Reed said.
Three veterans received the day off: center Kory Lichtensteiger, linebacker Ryan Kerrigan and receiver Santana Moss. For what it's worth, Lichtensteiger finished with a strong camp -- his first at center. It's a much better fit for him than guard because of his quickness and because his lack of girth does not hurt him as much in the middle.
During Redskins coach Jay Gruden three seasons in Cincinnati, the Bengals only carried two quarterbacks on the active roster. But there's a good chance the Redskins will opt for three, with Colt McCoy serving behind starter Robert Griffin III and backup Kirk Cousins. "I'm very happy with Colt's progress," Gruden said.
The Redskins don't play Cleveland in the second preseason game until Monday night, but it's already a topic of discussion, at least in some post-practice questions -- yes because of quarterback Johnny Manziel and the hype machine. Even Gruden referred to him as "Johnny Football" and called him exciting to watch, as did defensive coordinator Jim Haslett the day before. Corner DeAngelo Hall had the best line, though it wasn't really about Manziel. It was a comment on social media. "If social media had taken off around the time when I was in Atlanta and Michael Vick was going on and the south was just taking off, I probably would be president right now," Hall said. "Definitely would have more than 30,000 followers on Twitter."
For what it's worth, Gruden said they'll prepare a little for Cleveland starting Friday. He wants the players to get used to how they're going to game plan and go through the process. The game will be televised on ESPN with Gruden's brother, Jon, serving as the analyst. "It'll be an exciting event," Gruden said. "Of course my brother is coming so that will be fun, and Johnny Football. But I want to make it more about our guys, how we perform under the lights and the excitement and show them what we can do."
The Redskins ended camp in Richmond with one more practice session closed to the public, then the players signed autographs for the assembled volunteer workers. Rain threatened to unload on the field, but there were only a couple of moments where an umbrella even was needed.