Washington Football Coach Ron Rivera praises the growth of players who have improved dramatically over the summer.


When NFL franchises like the Washington Football Team meet for mini-camps, OTAs, and training camps, they do so with one thing in mind. Improve. As an individual player, coaching staff and team. The goal is to improve every day.

Then they take to the field during pre-season games to assess their growth and plan any adjustments to be made.

Every year there are guys who stand out for good and bad reasons, but it’s the good ones that potentially help shape the future success of a team like this.

So who are the guys who stood out this year? Head coach Ron Rivera was asked that question when he spoke to the media on Sunday.

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“I mean, if you go through all the positions, you could probably single out one or two guys who really stood out,” Rivera said. “I mean the offensive line Saahdiq (Charles) has done some really good things…Cam Sims has really upped his game in terms of who he is and who he’s becoming as a football player…now you look at most of these guys each take another step. The growth potential is really good.

Offensive lineman Wes Martin, tight end Logan Thomas and even defensive linemen Chase Young and Montez Sweat also received praise from Rivera. To show that there is no one in the team who could not benefit from good old fashioned football training and development.

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As the team prepares to approach the cutback deadline and form its first official roster of 53 players, the improvements seen this summer will help make some decisions for them.

However, we know the growth is just beginning, and as this new Washington football team takes the field in a few weeks against the Los Angeles Chargers, the unit we see then will be very different from the one we see. in January of 2022.


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