Daily Slop: Robert Griffin III Leads List of Early-Impact NFL Rookies; Rackers Bests Gano in Kicking Drill Monday

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Redskins practice report: Aug. 13 | WashingtonExaminer.com
Left tackle Trent Williams was limited in practice Monday after suffering a bone bruise in his left foot vs. Buffalo. Williams participated in individual drills, but did not take part in full-team work. Williams said he did some light running – and cutting – as well. "I’ll wait to see how it feels in the morning," he said. "If everything feels all right I’ll do a little tomorrow…I’m taking it day by day. I feel a lot better."

Monday practice report: Meriweather gets in ball catching work - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Some observations from Monday’s Redskins practice session: —In the early going, Brandon Meriweather was working catching some balls being fired at him by the JUGS machine. He needed the work. Against Buffalo, he dropped an interception that was right in his hands. He dropped and did about a dozen pushups on the stadium turf as penance but catching a couple of dozen balls is probably a more useful way of making up for the drop. —Anthony Armstrong is still in...

Redskins practice report (8/13) - Washington Times
Thoughts and observations from Monday's practice

Redskins Training Camp Day 13 Afternoon: Shanahan, Griffin III, T. Williams, Lichtensteiger " CBS DC
The Redskins held their second to last open practice today as they prepare for their second preseason game Saturday against the Chicago Bears.

RGIII Wraps Up Impressive 1st Camp With Washington Redskins " CBS DC
As Griffin wraps up his first NFL camp this week, the No. 2 overall draft pick from Baylor has shown that he's talented and has lots to learn.

Why I like the idea of Madieu Williams as the starting safety: | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
The top of the Redskins safety depth chart is murky at best, as returning DeJon Gomes, will compete with newcomers Brandon Meriweather and Tanard Jackson for the two starting safety spots. While those three are the obvious favorites, I think the Redskins might have a sleeper in the competition, that few are giving much credit to and that is Madieu Williams

HomerMcFanboy " 2012 redskins power rankings: week 2
Since training camp started, Garcon has consistently been the top performer on the field for the Redskins. While it’s easy to write off stellar showings when a player is competing against his own teammates in shorts and shells, there’s no denying that Garcon was the best player on the field for either team when Washington traveled to Buffalo.

First Impressions: The Top Ten Rookies | ProFootballFocus.com
Well the first week of preseason is in the books and it’s time to take a look back and reflect on the first impressions. Ten players have as much pressure and expectation on them as any, the first 10 selected in New York during April’s NFL Draft. In spite of past history suggesting it isn’t a sure thing these players are expected to turn around their franchise’s fortunes and lead them to the top, sooner rather than later.

The Redskins Blog | No, Mr. Harbaugh: DC Is For The Redskins
"I’d like to see all the fans in Washington , southern Maryland, northern Virginia, let us be your AFC team, and [the Redskins] can be our NFC team," Harbaugh said. "Except I am always going to kind of be with the Eagles myself. But we can be fans of more than one team. It’s a great sports area, and the Ravens are a big part of that."

The Redskins Blog | Newest Redskins OL Sheds The Pounds
He hails from Eastern Illinois University, where another current member of the Redskins spent his college days: head coach Mike Shanahan. Campbell said he first met Shanahan two seasons ago after the Packers won the Super Bowl and had "a little bonding" moment. "And then when I came down here (Saturday), he just came in smiling from ear to ear, just happy to see another Panther," Campbell said of Shanahan. "He was just able to give me a chance to welcome me to the team." Shanahan, according to Campbell, is simply known as an icon at Eastern Illinois.

RG3 Report: Aug. 13 | WashingtonExaminer.com
The oft-repeated line is that a tight end is a young quarterback’s best friend. Well, maybe. But the reality is that when it comes to Robert Griffin III, Fred Davis hasn’t been a favored target throughout training camp. It’s Pierre Garcon. And it makes sense.

The offensive line must keep Robert Griffin III’s jersey clean - Hard Hits - The Washington Post
His special talent won’t develop if the Redskins’ offensive line breaks down.

Redskins notes: Aug. 13 | WashingtonExaminer.com
Defensive end Jarvis Jenkins hasn’t generated as much buzz this summer as he did a year ago, before hurting his ACL. And he admitted that some of the issues he needed to work on last year are still present, such as staying low. "I think I can do a lot better," Jenkins said. "Last year I was coming in real full speed. The difference now is I know a lot more and studied a lot more. I’m coming out now and being more physical. That’s the main thing. "I could have pressured a little more [Thursday]. My technique was good, but I have to work on staying low. I’m not yet [back to 2011 form] but I have a few more games to get back to last year."

Neil Rackers bests Graham Gano in kicking drill Monday - The Insider - The Washington Post
He goes nine-for-nine in practice while incumbent Graham Gano misses four of nine.

Robert Griffin III and Sean Taylor--rookies in name only, says Chris Cooley - The Insider - The Washington Post
Tight end Chris Cooley says they are the only two players he has ever seen arrive with the demeanor of veterans

Brandon Banks is frustrated by his performance Thursday - The Insider - The Washington Post
He was targeted nine times Thursday against the Bills but came away with just two catches for 10 yards.

Chris Cooley wants to be more than a fullback - The Insider - The Washington Post
Tight end has no problem subbing for injured Darrel Young but wants to be judged on his play at tight end too.

Redskins-Bears: Five things to watch - The Insider - The Washington Post
With one preseason game under their belt, here are five things to watch as the Redskins prepare to face the Bears.

Baker Making Better Second Impression
The Redskins were plagued by a long list of injuries last season, which challenged head coach Mike Shanahan to field a healthy and competitive roster. Defensive lineman Chris Baker added his name to that list with a quadriceps tear that ended his season only two practice plays after being signed to the active roster.

Redskins' Helu banged up again - NFC East Blog - ESPN
I feel compelled to write about any issue that ever comes up with Washington Redskins running backs. I feel the fantasy community demands it. Not to mention by Redskins readers. Helu The news today is that Roy Helu Jr. has Achilles tendonitis. No timetable for a return, but Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said he's had it before and didn't sound overly concerned.

Does the RG3 Excitement Trump What We Saw a Few Years Back? | Ball Hogs Radio

Every morning I'm quickly reminded of the excitement surrounding RG3 when I turn on my iPad and he's gracing the front wallpaper. I then hop o...

Robert Griffin III leads list of early-impact NFL rookies - NFL.com

It's early, but we've already seen a handful of newbies showing significant promise. Here are six rookies, including Robert Griffin III, who appear ready to help their respective teams right away.

Need to Know: Keep an eye on the weather - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

Here is what you need to start off your Tuesday, the last day that training camp will be open to the public. Keep an eye on the weather At least, today’s practice is scheduled to be open to fans. There is a pretty good chance of rain off and on today and if the rain is on during practice the session could be moved to the bubble. There’s no room for fans in there so we may already have seen...

Another 'RG3 gets it' moment
Perhaps the most important play in Thursday's preseason game came on a short run by Evan Royster. RG3 had called his own number in the huddle but the Bills defense lined up to stop him.

Chester, Williams back to partial work

Two injured starting linemen got back to work today, although they haven't fully recovered.

Redskins’ Griffin, Garcon develop a bond - Washington Times

Robert Griffin III and Pierre Garcon were done playing in last Thursday’s preseason game, but their work day was not finished. While their Washington Redskins teammates competed against the Buffalo Bills on the scoreboard and against each other for roster spots, Griffin and Garcon reviewed the 14 plays the first-string offense ran.

Rex Grossman, Kirk Cousins wait in the wings for Redskins - Washington Times

This is the training camp and Washington Redskins season of Robert Griffin III. The hype, the "RG3" chants and automatic starting nod are there for him.

Griffin growing comfortable with Redskins' audibles - Washington Times

Griffin audibled from a pass play to a run play against Buffalo based on what the defense showed at the line of scrimmage.

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