The Achilles heel of the Washington Redskins appears to be on the mend. So just how far has the defense come early into training camp?

We will do our best not to revisit the Washington Redskins’ defensive woes from recent seasons. What we do know is that there seems to be a lot of positives coming out of training camp. Jay Gruden’s club is busy preparing for Thursday night’s preseason opener against the Baltimore Ravens.

Nora Princiotti of the Washington Times recently recapped a day at camp. If you have been waiting for the defense to make its presence, there have been some positive signs.

After getting a little overaggressive with new teammate Terrelle Pryor, cornerback Bashaud Breeland was sent to the sidelines for a spell. This was during Monday’s morning walkthrough. “I think he’s a very competitive individual and he wants to be great,” said Gruden to Princiotti prior to practice. “I have no problem with that. Sometimes (Breeland) does get a little heated from time to time, as do a lot of other guys, as do I. So we just have got to channel our emotions and take it out on the other team, not on our own players.”

Meanwhile, Princiotti alluded to one of the main attractions of camp. It has been the battle between outside linebacker Junior Galette and five-time Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams. The defensive force, who has yet to see the field for Gruden’s club, is a wild card when it comes to this unit.

It appears it’s getting a little feisty at Washington Redskins’ training camp these days. It will be interesting to see how much of that “anger” they take out on some way on the Ravens this week.

Russell S. Baxter is the Washington Redskins lead writer for Pro Football Spot. You can follow him on Twitter at @baxfootballguru. Looking for more Redskins news and features? Like our Facebook page HERE and also follow @spot_redskins on Twitter.