June 4, 2009

Quick Hits

Malcolm Kelly is back and looking good according to several publications. Here's the other.

It's vital that someone step up and fill the role of possession receiver. Devin Thomas saw more time last year, but Kelly might have more potential to be a possession receiver and red zone target.

Chris Cooley has shed some 20-odd pounds, but hasn't lost his strength. Expect to see a faster Cooley this year. It will be interesting to see if Fred Davis can make some strides forward and allow Jim Zorn to use some two tight end sets.

OC Sherman Smith praised Ladell Betts of all people. I'll believe it when I see it. To me Betts is injury and fumble prone. I would love to see the 'Skins get rid of his big contract and bring in Marcus Mason.

James Thrash is pondering retirement. The guy has been a class act in both Philly and here in DC. He works hard on offense and special teams. He certainly isn't a household name, but he's a solid player. I'm not sure he would have made the team this year, but he has played well throughout his career.

This is so huge for the Redskins. A punter! Smith brings a lot to the table. Here's my take on him in one of my articles for Bleacher Report.

As for the returning duties on punts, Deangelo Hall, Antwaan Randle El, and Santana Moss are all seeing some reps. Moss might be the best option, but Skins don't want him to get injured returning kicks. Moss is injury prone so expect him to possibly just return the most important punts.

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