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RG3 remains uncertain for Sunday; notes | WashingtonExaminer.com
Quarterback Robert Griffin III did not play in Sunday’s 38-21 win over Cleveland. He did work out before the game as doctors continue to monitor his Grade 1 lateral collateral ligament sprain. "He looks good, as I think a lot of people who saw before the game," Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said. "Hopefully it’s not too long before doctors OK him and he’s ready to practice at full speed."
not your same old redskins anymore | Damn it feels good to be a homer.
These aren’t exactly the glory days again, but they’re much improved over what’s passed for football over the last two decades. So do yourself a favor and enjoy this. It’s been a long and painful journey, but for the first time in a long time, the future is looking pretty bright in Washington.
Jerseys of Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins quarterback, breaks record for most sales in single season - ESPN
Robert Griffin III's No. 10 jersey has sold more than any other player's in a single season since the NFL started keeping track six years ago, league spokeswoman Joanna Hunter told ESPN.com.
Redskins linemen speak out for Jordan Black
Left tackle Trent Williams tweeted: "I really hate to c Jordan labeled as doper/cheater when that’s def not the case. After the last decade he spent contributing to this league. … And to see Jordan get screwed over is really disheartening SMDH total disgrace"
Washington Redskins: Thoughts and Observations Heading into Week 16 | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
When Brian Orakpo went down in week two it looked awful for the foreseeable future at the outside linebacker opposite Ryan Kerrigan. But no player has stepped up in recent weeks like Rob Jackson. Jackson continues to make big plays when big plays are needed like yesterdays interception. Obviously I want Orakpo back in his normal position but Jackson and also Lorenzo Alexander have made the loss of Orakpo less of a major hit.
Kirk Cousins, Robert Griffin III join rare company
With Kirk Cousins posting a victory in his first NFL start, and Robert Griffin III’s victory in his NFL debut in New Orleans, the Redskins became the first team since 1983 to have two different rookie quarterbacks win their first career starts in the same season.
Giants, Skins could clinch spots this week - NFC East Blog - ESPN
The Redskins clinch a playoff spot this week if they win and the Giants, Vikings and Bears all lose. That's because, even if they lost to the Cowboys in Week 17 and failed to win the division, they'd win wild-card tiebreakers over any combination of the Seahawks, Giants, Vikings and Bears.
Like I told you the first couple of years, I understood we were going to struggle the first couple of years. We didn’t have a football team. It was getting the right guys on the football team where we felt like we could make a run. [That is] one of the reasons why I told our football team at the beginning of the year that, ‘You guys don’t know it, but you guys are a lot better than you think you are.’ They’ve obviously been proving that now.
Jackson has sacks in each of his past three games, as he grows more comfortable with his expanded role and understanding what opposing offenses want to do. "He really makes everyone around him, especially me, want to raise my game to play at his level," fellow outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan said. "He’s on fire right now."
London Fletcher criticized Cleveland Browns Stadium security for escalating an incident Sunday involving members of his family, which tainted the Washington Redskins linebacker's first NFL game in his hometown.
"I’m actually rooting for him," Portis told Holden Kushner and Danny Rouhier on 106.7 The Fan. "In my eyes, records are kind of meant to be broken. And just to even have the luxury of having it [was meaningful]. I think Alfred Morris is a class act, a young guy who came in and handled things properly and did it the right way. You never really hear him boast and brag about his accomplishments. And I think a lot of it is overshadowed by the great play of RGIII, but I think what they’re doing as complimentary players to one another is great for the city."
It can no longer be argued that the Washington Redskins are overachievers who were prospering only because of a multidimensional rookie quarterback who stubbornly refuses to give up. They look legitimately like a first-place team - which they now are - having won five straight to put themselves in control of their playoff fate.