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The #Washington Redskins are knee-deep into their second week of training camp and will travel to Baltimore on Thursday to take on the Ravens in their first preseason game of the year. After eleven days of practice, these guys are ready to hit someone who is not wearing burgundy and gold.

Four players ruled out

Redskins #Head Coach Jay Gruden ruled out four players Monday during his press conference when asked about injuries. The fourth-year head coach announced that wide receiver's Jamison Crowder and Josh Doctson, cornerback Fabian Moreau and safety/linebacker Montae Nicholson would all miss Thursday preseason open at Baltimore.

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Star tight end Jordan Reed and Kendal Thompson are still on the physically unable to perform list (PUP), so naturally, they won't participate either. Rookie Moreau and Nicholson are still recovering from injuries they sustained during their last year in college while Crowder and Doctson both have hamstring issues.

When asked about the two injured rookies Gruden seemed optimistic, "We’re going to let them see the doctor after the first preseason game," said Gruden. "The goal is to get them started next week in some team and some one-on-ones." The Redskins defensive staff has high hopes for Moreau, as his size and physicality fit their scheme almost perfectly.

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Drafting Nicholson was a bit of a head-scratcher for some as he is a bit of tweener without a natural position. He was a high-character guy in school and a team player/leader. It should be interesting to see what the youngster can do in a crowded field at his position.

Three players have normal rest days as Dale Earnhardt Jr visits camp

The Redskins were able to give three players normal rest days as the grind of training camp inches towards the end of week two. Washington rested cornerback Josh Norman, linebacker Ryan Kerrigan, and wide receiver Terrelle Pryor while left tackle Trent Williams returned to practice after his routine rest day on Monday. While Jay Gruden is not sure how many plays his starters will see versus the Ravens on Thursday, he's instructed them to just get ready. "I told everybody yesterday just get ready to play the game, and then I’ll decide on the substitution pattern," Gruden told the press Monday.

The Redskins hosted NASCAR driver #Dale Earnhardt Jr at camp Monday.

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The life-long Redskins fan hung out with quarterback Kirk Cousins and Josh Norman, among others, after a group of Redskins players first met Earnhardt over at Richmond International Raceway earlier in the day. Check out the video footage of the team's visit with Dale below.