Thunder Forces Redskins Practice Inside

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One rookie practice in the books, and the Redskins’ brand new indoor practice facility has already been put to good use.

A little over an hour into this morning’s rookie mini-camp practice, a clap of thunder silenced the workouts on the field.  In years past, this would have signaled the end of practice, forcing players inside to wait out the storm.  This was both a consideration for the players and the video crew, which is elevated on giant lift machines around the field.

In essence, it’s impossible to shake off a little storm.  You can’t see it–it’s electric.

But today yielded the perfect opportunity to workout indoors, and the facility worked perfectly.  Players got to practice on the state-of-the-art turf field, and all Redskins employees were safe to do their jobs.

Larry Michael and the Redskins Nation crew got a sneak peak inside, to see the players doing non-contact workouts for the first time.  Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III looks just as smooth under the lights as under the sun:

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