Daily Slop: Redskins to Lean on Defensive-Line Depth; Helu Uncertain Whether he’ll Play Saturday

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Redskins practice report: Aug. 14 | WashingtonExaminer.com
It was wise that left tackle Trent Williams removed himself a little earlier than planned from Tuesday’s practice. Williams clearly wasn’t 100 percent; why hurt yourself worse right now? On a stretch zone to the right, Williams moved down the line, trying to keep end Stephen Bowen even with the line of scrimmage. Bowen got inside him a little bit as Williams struggled to move at full speed; you could see a little bit of a limp, too.

Washington Redskins Break Camp: Shanahan, T. Williams, Armstrong " CBS DC
Chris Chester (ankle) said earlier he would take part in the practice, but didn’t. Shanahan said Chester just couldn’t make it through team drills. Shanahan said it was a good sign though. Roy Helu (Achilles tendonitis) missed practice again today. Anthony Armstrong wore a yellow (no contact) jersey today, but says "most definitely" that he’ll play on Saturday.

Redskins training camp concludes; Observations from Aug. 14 practice - The Insider - The Washington Post
Brandon Meriweather remains the starting strong safety, while Williams continues to hold the free safety spot. But on Tuesday, Tanard Jackson, who has been competing with Williams, replaced Meriweather on some of the nickel packages. Previously in his career, Meriweather hasn’t been considered to be particularly strong in downfield pass coverage. Jackson could be the answer on some of those situations.

Tuesday practice report: RG3 goes deep - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
The headline is that Griffin launched a couple of long passes during 11 on 11 drills, something he has not done very often during training camp. Neither pass was completed. Both passes were overthrown, the first one intended for Leonard Hankerson, the second for Pierre Garçon. He was having one of his better days in terms of completion percentage before missing on three of his last four passes, including the two deep balls. One the day, Griffin completed 8 of 14 passes, a respectable .571 completion percentage.

Redskins notes: Neild out for season | WashingtonExaminer.com
Nose tackle Chris Neild, a backup to Barry Cofield last season, tore the ACL in his left knee in practice Monday and will miss the season. The 2011 seventh-round pick out of West Virginia received limited playing time as a rookie. Neild would have had a tough time making it this season with the emergence of Chris Baker, who was among the early training camp standouts. Baker can play end or nose; Neild was strictly a run-stopping nose tackle.

Redskins practice report: Aug. 14 | WashingtonExaminer.com
It was wise that left tackle Trent Williams removed himself a little earlier than planned from Tuesday’s practice. Williams clearly wasn’t 100 percent; why hurt yourself worse right now? On a stretch zone to the right, Williams moved down the line, trying to keep end Stephen Bowen even with the line of scrimmage. Bowen got inside him a little bit as Williams struggled to move at full speed; you could see a little bit of a limp, too.

D.C. athletes take in Redskins practice | WashingtonExaminer.com
The last chance to catch an open Redskins practice before things close up for the remainder of training camp and the season brought a selection of current and former Washington-area athlete to Redskins Park on Tuesday.

Robert Griffin III’s Locker: Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man And Motivation " CBS DC

Can't get enough of Robert Griffin III? Check out all those action figures in his locker.

Redskins Open Locker Room Audio: Cofield, Chester, Young, Rackers, Alexander " CBS DC

Ashburn, VA-The Redskins held their first open locker room of the season right before they hold their final open practice of the year.

Elfin: Hall Needs A Big Game Against The Bears, But A Bigger Season Against The League " CBS DC

The last time the Redskins visited Soldier Field DeAngelo Hall had a field day, tying the NFL single-game interception record with 4 picks off of Jay Cutler. If he wants to be a dominant cornerback again, his performance this week against the Bears will have to mirror something closer to that, rather than his performance all of last season.

HomerMcFanboy " bills game was surreal for alfred morris

"You can see he’s got good running skills and he’s got that forward lean," Shanahan said. "He’s got good instincts. It’s going to be fun to see him over the next few days, if he still plays at a hard level. I anticipate he will." Although Morris was just a sixth-round pick, he did finished his college career as Florida Atlantic’s all-time leading rusher with 3,529 yards on 705 attempts (4.425 avg.) and 31 total touchdowns. If he can continue to show he’s a capable performer at the NFL level, Morris can absolutely become the next Mike Shanahan coached running back to drive fantasy football fans crazy.

Leonard Hankerson, Josh Morgan felled by heat, Tim Hightower improving - The Insider - The Washington Post

But running back Tim Hightower is making progress, coach Mike Shanahan says

Kirk Cousins says he had a good outing Thursday - The Insider - The Washington Post

Rookie quarterback Kirk Cousins said Tuesday he was relatively pleased with his performance in his NFL preseason debut last week in Buffalo. "I thought it was a good outing," Cousins said Tuesday. "I thought that there were some things I did well, some things I want to improve upon. But that’s to be expected in the first game."

Jordan Black is getting bigger, and he says, better - The Insider - The Washington Post

Lineman says he is gaining weight and experience.

Fletcher Excited For Move To Richmond
Before coming to Washington in 2007, London Fletcher was accustomed to traveling away for training camp during his time in Buffalo and St. Louis. Count Fletcher among those excited for the Redskins training camp move to Richmond in 2013. "I find that move to be highly beneficial," he said after the final training camp practice at Redskins Park. "I think the decision was great."

Redskins’ preseason: Roy Helu uncertain whether he’ll play Saturday - The Insider - The Washington Post

Suffering from Achilles tendinitis, running back was in line to start Saturday night

Paulsen Shedding Labels At Tight End
Logan Paulsen says there’s nothing wrong with being known as a "run-blocking" tight end. But with today’s complex passing schemes in the NFL, the tight end has evolved into a major force with the ball in his hands. It’s an aspect of his game that Paulsen, the third-year Redskins tight end, works on daily. "I think with the way the league’s going right now, a lot of guys say, ‘I want to be a playmaker in the offense. I want to have the opportunity to catch a football, score touchdowns,’" Paulsen said. "But I think there’s still a role – or I hope there’s still a role – for guys who want to do both."

Kory Lichtensteiger says he’ll be back for season opener - The Insider - The Washington Post

Left guard Kory Lichtensteiger says he’s confident he will return to the Washington Redskins’ lineup in time for the Sept. 9 regular season opener at New Orleans. "I don’t know for sure, but definitely by [the] regular season," Lichtensteiger said Monday. "They’re just going to see how I feel and go by that. That’s what I’m trying to do. It feels good right now."

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