Some 40 players attend Redskins’ lockout workout

The Washington Redskins are holding their second players’-own

minicamp to try to keep themselves sharp during the lockout.

About 40 players attended the first day of the three-day

minicamp Tuesday at a Virginia high school. The turnout included 10

of the team’s 12 rookie draft picks.

Also in attendance was NFL Players Association executive

director DeMaurice Smith, who took questions from players for about

15 minutes after the practice ended.

The practices also offer a chance to renew the big on-field

question for the Redskins: Who will be the starting quarterback

this fall?

Both Rex Grossman and John Beck were present. Grossman is a free

agent who hopes to re-sign with the Redskins, while Beck has

received strong praise from coach Mike Shanahan.