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Notes from Monday’s practice: Kick-off, and more

Well, I’m sweating and out of breath from running around the wild post-practice media scene. It was one of those times when I wish I could have been in three places at once. I look around at the other media outlets with multiple reporters out here and hope they know how good they have it.

Anyway, Shaun Suisham was 6-of-7 during the kick-off and Dave Rayner was 5-of-7. So there’s that. 

Suisham wasn’t eager to talk about the results or the kicking competition in general. I don’t really blame him. It’s pretty much his fault that he’s in this to begin with.

"It’s practice," he said. I’m trying to get ready for the season. I’m disappointed I missed the [52-yarder] in the game, obviously, but it hasn’t shaken me."


Zorn was asked whether he’s disappointed that Colt Brennan didn’t compete better for the No. 2 QB spot.

"I think early it was because I thought it was going to happen back in minicamp and OTAs. But I’m not disappointed in where I see him right now. I just want him to continue to rise up and improve.

"I’m trying to figure out whether it was Todd, and he just put the stops on everything and said: ‘Uh-uh, this is my position.’ Or if it was Colt not rising up."


Zorn doubted that RB Anthony Alridge would get a bigger share of reps on Thursday. Alridge missed the first two preseason games with a Lisfranc injury in his left foot.


Will Montgomery is going to be the Redskins’ backup center, Zorn said. Offensive coordinator Sherman Smith also told me that Montgomery is lineman No. 6 on the team, meaning he’s the top reserve.


Albert Haynesworth missed practice with a stomach illness.

Jim Zorn said he’s a "little nervous" about playing Carlos Rogers (left calf) in Thursday’s preseason finale against Jacksonville. He also said he’s "very concerned" about Rogers’s calf going forward.

Randy Thomas’s calf "flared up" on him, so he sat out, Zorn said. 

Kareem Moore’s ailing hamstring kept him out. Zorn is being cautious with that.

Jeremy Bridges arrived late to practice after tending to a personal matter, Zorn said.