RICHMOND, Va. -- Washington Redskins first-round pick Brandon Scherff left practice early after tweaking his right ankle, but he was able to do post-practice drills and said he was OK. Tight end Niles Paul, however, did not leave the field with the same positive news.
Paul injured his left shoulder in full-team work, yanked his helmet off and walked away with trainers. He appeared to be OK after consulting with them for a minute, but after practice he headed to the facility accompanied by the trainers. The usually affable Paul declined comment and a team spokesman said later that he was being evaluated. It's too early to wonder about the severity of the injury.
Paul has been having a good camp, earning the distinction of the No. 1 tight end. He's their best combination of pass-catcher and blocker after putting on 20 pounds this offseason.
Meanwhile, corner DeAngelo Hall practiced and took some reps in full-team work after missing the past two practices with a strained groin. Linebacker Keenan Robinson (head) left for precautionary reasons but said afterward that he was fine. Receiver Jamison Crowder (hamstring) did not practice, but is not expected to be out long. Linebacker Will Compton (groin) also sat out. Corner David Amerson (shoulder) said he's still trying to get his full range of motion back.
Linebacker Junior Galette, in pads for the first time, participated in drills but did not take part in full-team work. He did drills afterward and spoke to the media with sweat dripping down his face.
He won't play vs. Cleveland Thursday, but said he hopes to add contact work next week. Galette suffered a torn pectoral muscle in early June.
"You have to be patient," Galette said. "Just being real cautious. Just happy to have a good group of guys embrace me; happy to be here. ... Every day there's progress... [but] I can't afford to have any setbacks right now."