Redskins and Patriots Hold Joint Practice

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Bill Belichick says the Washington Redskins were almost his "second home" during his first NFL season as a low-level assistant with the Baltimore Colts. It seems Ted Marchibroda didn't change a thing after going from Redskins offensive coordinator to Colts head coach in 1975, so Belichick was put in a charge of whiting-out `Washington Redskins' and typing in `Baltimore Colts' on every page of the playbook. Belichick gets a look at the modern-day Redskins this week. His New England Patriots joined Washington on Monday for the start of three days of joint practices ahead of their preseason game Thursday. Belichick says there are things he can learn from how the Redskins practice, even though they have a rookie head coach.


Jerry Rice Jr. has been placed on injured reserve after tearing the labrum in his left shoulder at Washington Redskins training camp.

The Redskins initially designated Rice as "waived-injured." He was moved to IR on Monday after clearing waivers.

The Redskins replaced Rice on the roster by signing defensive lineman Jeremy Towns, an undrafted rookie from Samford.

Rice was hurt last week when he fell on his shoulder while trying to catch a pass in the end zone.

Rice was undrafted out of UNLV. His father played 20 NFL seasons and is in the Hall of Fame.