The first few days of training camp can be the hardest, adjusting to a new routine, away from home, in close quarters with teammates and coaches. Players are limited to seeing their families and relaxing in their own beds. It can be a challenge.
So, how do they manage to make life as normal as possible? How do they keep comfortable in a different city? Here's how some players cope over their three weeks in Richmond, Va.
Safety Su'a Cravens
Camp Essential:Xbox 360 ("I still play it faithfully so that's the one thing I need.")
Camp Snack:Smuckers PB&J's ("Those are clutch late night.")
Camp Tune:Waiting for the Little Uzi [Vert] album to drop
Right tackle Morgan Moses
Camp Essential:Hyperbaric Chamber
Camp Snack:Momma's home-cooked meals
Camp Tune: "Major Bag Alert" by DJ Khaled and Migos* *
Tight end Vernon Davis
Camp Essential: "NormaTec bags, stim units, you name it."
Camp Snack:Jamba Juice
Linebacker Trent Murphy
Camp Essential:Own pillows and sheets ("It literally just changed the color of the bed, but it's the most comfortable thing in the world.")
Camp Snack:Protein shakes and smoothies* *
Camp Tune: "Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)"* *by Looking Glass
Defensive lineman Ziggy Hood
Camp Snack:Black Cherries ("Good for the anti-oxidants.")
Camp Tune:"Mo City Don" by Zero
Cornerback Josh Norman
Camp Essential:Soccer ball
Defensive lineman Stacy McGee
Camp Snack:Raisin Bran Crunch
Camp Tune: "I'm not really a big music guy."
The Washington Redskins conducted their second day of training camp walkthrough practices Thursday, July 28, 2017, at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond, Va.
Linebacker Preston Smith
Camp Essential:Toothpaste ("You sometimes forget it.")
Camp Snack:Baked or grilled food
Camp Tune:"Can't Play Around" by Young Scooter ft. Future
Running back Rob Kelley
Camp Essential:Headphones and a humidifier
Camp Snack:Tuna and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
Camp Tune:"Big B's" by Chance the Rapper and Young Thug
Cornerback Bashaud Breeland
Camp Tune:"Change Me" by Bashaud Breeland ("I didn't release it yet").
Linebacker Will Compton
Camp Snack:Protein powder
Camp Tune:"Cinderella Man" by Eminem
Cornerback Joshua Holsey
Camp Essential:Fidget Spinner
Camp Tune:Erykah Badu ("I don't like to get too hype for practice.")
Wide receiver Terrelle Pryor Sr.
Camp Essential:Cell phone
Camp Tune:Classical music. Violins, instrumentals.
Left tackle Trent Williams