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Need to Know: Redskins settling into regular-season mode - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know going into this Thursday, 98 days before the Redskins play the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day. Regular season mode Now that training camp is over, the Redskins are shifting into regular season mode. They had their major practices in preparation for Saturday’s game on Tuesday and Wednesday, which would be the equivalent of the Wednesday and Thursday practices prior to a Sunday regular-season game. There will be a light practice today that is open...

Redskins notes: Aug. 15 | WashingtonExaminer.com
Shanahan isn’t certain on the status for left tackle Trent Williams (bruised left foot), left guard Maurice Hurt (knee) and right guard Chris Chester (sprained left ankle). All three practiced for most of the full-team work. "Today it took a little more time before it started bothering me," Williams said. "That’s a good sign."

Redskins thoughts: Three things I learned | WashingtonExaminer.com
Center/guard Josh LeRibeus learned a valuable lesson against Buffalo. You can’t be overaggressive at the line. It worked one time when he stoned his man, taking steps at him. However, it also got him in trouble on other plays in which he ended up trying to be aggressive, but instead lunging in vain. "I just have to work on the timing," LeRibeus said. "Sometimes you’ll see a guy and think, ‘I’m gonna blow this guy up.’ And then he does a little move and he’s around you. You have to be patient and make sure you time the punch up."

Skins Practice: Questions Remain on the Offensive Line " CBS DC
The questions about the offensive line remain the same for Saturday as Trent Williams, Chris Chester and Maurice Hurt all practiced, but didn't go the entire practice.

RG3 showing leadership with his timing of audibles - Washington Times
Quarterback Robert Griffin III felt good about what he saw when he re-watched the video of his 14 plays in Thursday's preseason victory over Buffalo. In addition to throwing the ball well, he's getting comfortable with the audibles he has at his disposal at the line of scrimmage.

Revisiting the Receiver Position Battle: | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
As we head towards the 2nd preseason game I thought it would be a good time to take a deeper look at where the wide receiver position battle stand. Though there will obviously be an order for this group, the focus is on who is making the roster. That means I won't be focusing on Pierre Garcon, Santana Moss, Leonard Hankerson and Josh Morgan, since they have their roster spots locked up. Also, I'm not going to really address any of the "camp bodies" at the position. Instead I'm focused on the guys who I think have a real chance to make it, and first up is the wide receiver battle.

HomerMcFanboy " stephen bowen wants to be crazy
Even after setting a career high in sacks last season, Bowen believes there’s still plenty of room for improvement in his game and isn’t shy about sharing his lofty expectations for the upcoming season. "I just want to elevate my play and become one of the most dominant 3-4 defensive ends in the league," he said. "I just want to do my job to the fullest capability."

The Redskins Blog | Video Montage From Wednesday’s Practice
With training camp now behind them, the Washington Redskins on Wednesday officially got into more of a regular-season practice schedule. The team had a 45-minute walk-through practice outside at their Ashburn, Va. facility Wednesday before practicing for a solid couple hours.

Mike Shanahan Has ‘Gut Feeling’ Roy Helu Won’t Face Chicago Bears " CBS DC
Mike Shanahan has a gut feeling Roy Helu won't play Saturday against the Chicago Bears. The second-year Washington Redskins running back has been slowed by Achilles tendonitis of late.

Joe Gibbs is ‘fired up’ for RGIII - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
Redskins legend tells ESPN that, with a quarterback in the fold, the Redskins now have a chance.

Robert Griffin III Tries His Hand at Tour Guiding, Confuses Memorials | NBC4 Washington
Don't quit your day job, Bob.

The Impact of Jammal Brown's injury to the Skins | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
Unfortunately for the Redskins the answer to that question is not much. The latest update from the Washington Post on the Brown injury report is not promising. Brown received a second cortisone injection, in hopes of avoiding another surgery. Despite more than two weeks of rehab and the two shots, the hip hasn't seemed to respond well at all, increasing the likelihood that Brown has played his last snaps with the Redskins.

The Redskins Blog | Griffin III, Fletcher Enjoying Chess Matches
They’re locker buddies in the Washington Redskins locker room, but on the practice field, veteran linebacker London Fletcher and rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III are all business when lined up against each other. In fact, oftentimes when Griffin III gets to the line of scrimmage and sees something in the defense that he doesn’t like, he’ll shout out an audible to change things up for the offense. Fletcher, a crafty veteran entering his 15th NFL season, will respond by barking out something to his defense to throw Griffin III off.

Redskins TE Paul learns another lesson | WashingtonExaminer.com
Niles Paul learned another lesson about tight end in his first preseason game. He can add it to the list. But this one was a mild surprise because it wasn’t an issue in training camp practices.

Redskins Baker more mature, ready to help | WashingtonExaminer.com

Nose tackle Chris Baker didn’t want to win a job this way. Nor is he assuming he already has one just because Chris Neild is done for the season.

Redskins evaluating several sites in Richmond for 2013 training camp - The Insider - The Washington Post

Redskins general manager Bruce Allen was in Richmond last week evaluating those sites, but no decision has been made on any of them, Shanahan said.. "I think they’ve looked at -- I can’t tell you for sure -- but in talking to Bruce, they’ve got three or four potential sites and he feels very confident that we’ll get something done, and get it done the right way," Shanahan said.

Josh Morgan says he’s feeling like himself again after surgery for broken leg - The Insider - The Washington Post

Wideout acquired in free agency hopes to regain ability he had before breaking his leg last year.

Bryan Kehl aiming to ‘re-boot’ his mindset at ILB - The Insider - The Washington Post

In retrospect, inside linebacker Bryan Kehl would take back only a few plays from the Redskins’ preseason opener at Buffalo last week, and, strange as it sounds, those plays involved him being "too fast and too quick," he said Wednesday.

Jammal Brown receives a second cortisone shot in the hope of avoiding surgery - The Insider - The Washington Post

Surgery could be last resort for oft-injured right tackle

Leonard Hankerson back after becoming dehydrated Tuesday - The Insider - The Washington Post

Hankerson staying hydrated after he was carted off the field with dehydration Tuesday

Niles Paul and the making of a tight end - NFC East Blog - ESPN

This idea the Washington Redskins had to take second-year receiver Niles Paul and turn him into a tight end is an interesting one. It's inspired, Mike

Fred Davis reportedly having quiet Redskins camp - NFL.com

It's a big year for Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis. The player who earned the team's franchise tag this offseason is playing for a contract next year. He's out to prove that last season's breakout campaign wasn't a fluke. Thus far, Davis is reportedly off to a rough start.

Point Counterpoint: RG3 versus Luck

RG3 had a solid debut, but was Luck more impressive in his?

Report: Neild has been waived-injured

According to a report, the Redskins have waived-injured nose tackle Chris Neild. He will revert to the team's injured reserve list if he goes unclaimed.

With iPads, playbooks a new game for Redskins - Washington Times

It was the morning after the Washington Redskins' preseason opener at the Buffalo Bills, and linebacker Lorenzo Alexander didn't have to go to the team's practice facility to review his game performance. He could do that in his basement, or over a bowl of cereal.

Sav Rocca "toying" with new type of punt - Washington Times
The sideways-end-over-end punt comes with some risk because the drop is awkward.

Brian Orakpo is working to truly reach elite status - The Washington Post
Brian Orakpo, the Redskins’ fearsome pass-rusher, says he wants to improve much more than his sack total.

Redskins’ second-year class enjoys its first normal preseason - The Washington Post
Feeling a bit lost and overwhelmed is part of the routine for an NFL rookie. For linebacker Ryan Kerrigan, running back Evan Royster, tight end Niles Paul and other members of the Washington Redskins’ class of second-year pros, that feeling was worse than usual a year ago, after the NFL shut down for 41 / 2 months during a labor dispute. The lockout robbed those rookies of the offseason practices and tutoring by coaches that can help make a player’s acclimation to pro football a little smoother.

" Film Sessions: Alex Gibbs Teaches The Stretch Scheme
During his off time from coaching(2009-2010) it has been well publicized that Mike Shanahan traveled to New England,Pittsburgh,Oregon, and Florida to study other philosophies.

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