RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) – The rain coats and umbrellas were all over the sidelines on the first day of Washington Redskins training camp. The steady showers to start the day only slightly affected the players with soggy field conditions and wet footballs. The afternoon storms, however, intensified, forced the team indoors and the football-hungry fans back home.
With lightning, nearby tornado warnings and even heavier rains in the Richmond area, the team canceled the outdoor afternoon session and instead held it at a nearby convention center. That session was closed to the public.
The first portion may have been wet, but it was at least enough to give fans a chance to see the likes of quarterback Robert Griffin III, running back Alfred Morris, wide receiver DeSean Jackson, linebacker Brian Orakpo and many other redskins favorites for the first time in 2014.
A number of Redskin-faithful showed up, a few from as far away as Dallas. They cheered, hollered, and shouted as new head coach Jay Gruden got his first look at the team trying to rebound from a 3-13 season in 2013.