Redskins locker room quick takes

ASHBURN, Va. -- Some highlights from the Washington Redskins' open locker room session Thursday:

  • Not a whole lot of activity in the open locker room period Thursday. Read: Not many players entered the locker room, so there wasn't a whole lot of information gathered. Just the way it was. Fortunately, a lot was gathered Wednesday.

  • Defensive lineman Kedric Golston said he's hoping he can do some running in practice Thursday, testing his injured groin. There does not seem to be a great deal of optimism for his chances Sunday. And he's not going to be swayed by what the Redskins don't have. In other words, he said his decision comes down to this: "If you're healthy, you play." It's not about the fact that Washington already is down a lineman in Barry Cofield. Golston would back up Chris Baker at nose.

  • Linebacker Keenan Robinson said the coaches compare Jacksonville quarterback Chad Henne to Houston quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, a guy who's been around a little bit and can hurt you if given time. "If you let him get comfortable, he can hurt you," Robinson said.

  • Center Kory Lichtensteiger talked about his game Sunday -- one of the best I've seen him play -- and why center suits him. It maximizes his strengths, as in his quickness. But Jacksonville plays a different style up front than Houston -- a 4-3 front vs. a 3-4 -- so it presents a different challenge. More on that later in the week.

  • Returner Andre Roberts talked about making more plays downfield, as well as his mentality in the return game. As for the downfield part, my two cents: They'll have more chances Sunday to make those plays.