RICHMOND, Va. -- After two consecutive injury-riddled seasons, the Redskins enter training camp relatively healthy.
At his press conference to kick off training camp Tuesday, head coach Jay Gruden announced that three players have landed on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list and that rookie running back Bryce Love has been placed on the non-football injury (NFI) list.
Physically unable to perform (PUP)
The following players cannot practice with the team but can attend team meetings and continue to receive treatment from the medical staff:
-- Quarterback Alex Smith (leg): After leading the Redskins to six wins through the first nine weeks of the season, Smith's campaign was shortened due to a gruesome leg injury in a November loss to the Houston Texans. As the team begins training camp for the 2019 campaign, Smith will continue working back to full strength.
"His leadership in that quarterbacks room will be beneficial, but the most important thing for me and for this organization is for Alex to get well." Gruden said. "I know he wants to be apart of this and help out anyway he can."
-- Edge defender Jordan Brailford (groin): A seventh-round selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, Brailford showed flashes of his potential in both rookie minicamp and OTAs after finishing second in the Big 12 in sacks at Oklahoma State a year ago.
-- Cornerback Danny Johnson (knee): After signing as an undrafted college free agent in 2018, Johnson made the 53-man roster out of training camp and continued to produce during the 2018 season. He primarily made his mark on special teams as both a returner and a gunner before landing on IR due to a finger and knee injury in Week 14.
Take a look at photos of The Washington Redskins players arriving at Training Camp for the 2019 season.
NFI (Non-Football Injury)
-- Running back Bryce Love (knee): The 2017 Heisman Trophy finalist and Redskins fourth-round pick out of Stanford is still recovering from a torn ACL suffered in December. This designation prevents Love from practicing but gives the Redskins the option to keep him on the team without occupying a spot on the 53-man roster for the first six weeks of the season.