Because of Helu Jr’s injury, the Redskins signed veteran running back Ryan Grant and Grant is excited for the opportunity. "I just like what they’re doing," Grant said. "I think it’s a great opportunity for me to help them win."
HomerMcFanboy " offensive line struggling in protection
Anyone who watched the Bengals game this past weekend has to be concerned with the number of times the opposition was able to dish out punishing hits on RGIII. Unofficially, Cincinnati hit Griffin a stunning 28 times during Washington’s 74 offensive snaps. In other words, 37 percent of the time the Redskins ran a play, the opposition hit their starting quarterback.
Pierre Garçon Unsure If He’ll Be Able To Face Buccaneers " CBS DC
"It’s very frustrating but it’s part of football," Garçon said. "You have to deal with problems as they come. Football is a game of injuries. You’ve got to deal with it and come back and play."
The Redskins Blog | Vote Morris For Rookie Of The Week
Through three weeks this season, Morris leads all NFL rookies with 263 yards rushing and is tied with Griffin III for the NFL rookie lead with three rushing touchdowns. His 4.3-yards-per-carry average is also best among NFL rookie running backs with 22 or more carries.
Sept. 23, 1962: Bobby Mitchell Redskins New Superstar | Redskin Historian
On Sept. 23, 1962, newly acquired Redskin Bobby Mitchell showed his old buddies from the Cleveland Browns what they were missing. With less than a minute to play, quarterback Norm Snead connected around midfield with his speedy offensive weapon, who cut to the sidelines, faked out two defenders with a breathtaking stop-and-go move, and raced to the end zone.
With Roy Helu on injured reserve and Evan Royster banged up, the Redskins needed another player at this position. Enter Grant, who rushed for 4,016 yards in five seasons with Green Bay. But he’s been out of work since training camp opened.
The Redskins announced today that they have signed free agent cornerback David Jones and waived/injured cornerback Crezdon Butler. The Redskins also signed defensive lineman Chigbo Anunoby (ch-BOO Ann-u-noby) to their practice squad and released defensive lineman Delvin Johnson from their practice squad.
"It was my understanding that Tim was going to go in for a little scope," he said. "He re-injured it in his rehab and it was a little bit sore. He’s the first guy that we talked to but obviously that was not going to work out."
Breaking Down the Redskins versus the Buccaneers: | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
It won't be easy if OT Trent Williams and WR Pierre Garcon aren't healthy, but this is a game where the Redskins should be able to find success through the air. After picking apart the New Orleans Saints defense, Robert Griffin III and the passing game has regressed some the past two weeks.
Find out about the drop in Aldrick Robinson's snaps in this week's analysis.
Washington Redskins fans aren’t the only ones who show concern when Robert Griffin III takes a hit and stays on the ground. Sunday after a play in which the rookie quarterback dived toward the end zone, trainers were worried enough to see if Griffin suffered a concussion.
"Every Monday we come in here and I’m looking at him out of the corner of my eye, making sure he’s okay," left guard Kory Lichtensteiger said. "But he’s a tough guy, and he’s not going to complain about it. You don’t like seeing your quarterback, especially a guy that’s carrying the load that he is, taking those kinds of hits."
Anyway, while the Nationals were ripped in many quarters for being too careful with their ace right-hander, the Redskins now face the opposite dilemma. They’re being criticized for not being careful enough with their own ace right-hander, Robert Griffin III. Too little, too much. Too much, too little. It can be such a delicate balance to strike.
The team was without their best offensive lineman for much of last Sunday’s game against Cincinnati, and quarterback Robert Griffin III was sacked six times. Fortunately for the Redskins, the injury Williams suffered on the second play of the game was classified as a bone bruise and nothing more serious.
Hard Hits | Robert Griffin III is young, strong and super athletic; he will be fine.
As it turned out, the NFL's nightmare scenario -- a team losing a game it should have won -- was all it took for the league and the NFL Referees' Association to get back to the bargaining table and wrap up a new deal.