Daily Slop: London Fletcher Hopes to Play Saturday; Will Cooley Make the Team?

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Redskins notes: Aug. 21 | WashingtonExaminer.com
Receiver Brandon Banks wasn’t all that impressed with his 91-yard punt return for a touchdown. He knows he must do more to make the roster this season. "I’m worried about making a play on offense," he said. "Of course I want to make a play anytime I touch the ball, but right now I’m focusing on offense."

Redskins-Colts: Facing previous team is no big deal to Pierre Garcon - The Insider - The Washington Post
WR says he had hoped to stay in Indianapolis, but rejected team’s offer for a more lucrative deal with the Redskins

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"I’ve got a lot of things to work on," he said when asked how he’s fared through his first two games. "As a rookie, you’ve got everything to work on — fundamentals, you can work on seeing things quicker — I’ve just got a lot to work on. But getting those reps out there, you see the game is starting to slow down for me a little bit more. You know, the more you play the easier it gets."

20 questions in 20 days: #19 Will Cooley make the team?
20 questions in 20 days: Chris Cooley has long been a Redskins mainstay but age and injury have put his job in jeopardy.

Former Redskin Clinton Portis Will Officially Retire Thursday " CBS DC

Clinton Portis is announcing his retirement, nearly two years after he played his last NFL game.

Kirk Cousins wants to make Mike Shanahan look very smart - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
"I think the goal is to hopefully, in the long haul, make Coach Shanahan look like a very smart man," Cousins told WJLA’s Alex Parker, in an interview that aired on NewsChannel 8’s SportsTalk. "And I’m trying to do that each and every day. And hopefully we’ll be looking back 15 years from now, [and] people are gonna be saying to Coach Shanahan, What a smart pick, what a visionary, you saw a lot there in the long run. I’m hoping to make him look like a smart man."

Darrel Young out Saturday against Indianapolis, Brian Orakpo drills in practice - The Insider - The Washington Post
Fullback had hoped to play Saturday against Colts. Linebacker isn’t ready, Shanahan says

Redskins vs Bears: Skill positions Part 3 | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
Running backs, Receivers and Tight end report:

London Fletcher hopes to play in Saturday’s Redskins-Colts game - The Insider - The Washington Post
Team captain was back at practice MondWill Cooley make the team?ay after missing game against the Bears

Shanahan: Griffin, Cousins have QB sixth sense - The Insider - The Washington Post
Shanahan said that Griffin and fellow rookie Kirk Cousins have juggled the tricky task of seeing downfield and sensing pressure well in their first two preseason games. "Both guys did a great job of focusing downfield," Shanahan said. "Both of them are natural, coming out of college and not looking at the rush and looking downfield."

Doughty A Reliable Secondary Option
With Brandon Meriweather unlikely to play for the rest of the preseason with a swollen knee, veteran safety Reed Doughty could be in line to get the start at safety vs. the Colts. This is a familiar situation for Doughty, who led the secondary in starts at safety last season (11), despite never leading on the depth chart. He was also second on the team in special teams tackles, trailing only ace Lorenzo Alexander.

Gano patiently waiting for his turn
Graham Gano is trying to keep his job as the team's kicker but he has zero field goal attempts in two games. But he knows his chance will come.

A QB controversy that never was for Redskins - Washington Times
It's bad enough that sports journalists around the country are shredding the Washington Nationals for the Shutdown Stephen Strasburg project. Most local media, however, seem to agree with the decision, probably due to our proximity and our inherent interest in the team's long-term planning.

Thoughts on Nick Foles and Kirk Cousins - NFC East Blog - ESPN
Back in June, I was at Washington Redskins minicamp and was speaking with Mike Shanahan in his office about the state of the team......

Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid did the same thing when he picked quarterback Nick Foles in the third round. In Foles,....

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