Daily Slop: Touchbacks Will be the Objective for Redskins; Can Jarvis Jenkins be a Force on Defense?

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Redskins’ roster: leftover thoughts | WashingtonExaminer.com
Alfred Morris was a camp surprise, but knowing how much Mike Shanahan likes developing young backs, it’s not a surprise that he made the roster. Mild surprise? Yeah, sure, considering there appeared to be three guys ahead of him.

Shanahan: Releasing Hightower a tough decision | WashingtonExaminer.com
On the day of final cuts, Mike Shanahan’s toughest calls — or, perhaps, the most notable ones — involved running back Tim Hightower, returner Brandon Banks and the final receiving spot. He also had to deal with Tanard Jackson’s indefinite suspension for another positive drug test.

Redskins add CB Crezdon Butler to round out 53-man roster
The Washington Redskins have filled their final roster spot, claiming cornerback Crezdon Butler off of the waiver wire, bringing their number of players at his position to five.

Need to Know: O-line problems are an NFL epidemic - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
"Everybody says we don’t have a good right tackle," said Shanahan. "I say show me who does?" One interesting reason for offensive line issues cited in the article is the lack of continuity. Only two NFL teams are expected to start the same five players in the same five offensive line positions this year as they did last year.

Mike Shanahan: Redskins need to get Brandon Banks the ball more
After observing the way that third-year pro Brandon Banks responded to the challenge issued to him at the start of training camp, Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said that the team must find ways to get the speedy player the ball more this season.

The Redskins Blog | Loyal Chris Wilson Back On Active Roster
The evolving novel that is Chris Wilson’s football career, began yet another chapter Friday, when the 30-year-old linebacker learned he had made the Washington Redskins’ 53-man roster.

Washington Redskins cut-down analysis - NFC East Blog - ESPN
Armstrong has some experience and the kind of speed that will make other teams take notice. He was beaten out by Aldrick Robinson and Brandon Banks, and it's not as though the Redskins cut him because they didn't like him.

Need to Know: Redskins lose out on two OL waiver claims - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
The Redskins kept a total of nine offensive linemen on their 53-man roster but they apparently wanted to change either the quality or the quantity of the players they kept. According to media reports, the Redskins put in waiver claims on two interior linemen released by other teams.

Touchbacks will be the objective for Redskins
The Redskins plan to forego directional kicking and Billy Cundiff do what he does best.

20 questions in 20 days: #7 Can Jarvis Jenkins be a force on defense?
20 questions in 20 days: #7 It looked like Jarvis Jenkins was going to be a key member of the defensive line a year ago when he got injured. Will he regain that form?

Need to Know: O-line problems are an NFL epidemic - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
"Everybody says we don’t have a good right tackle," said Shanahan. "I say show me who does?" One interesting reason for offensive line issues cited in the article is the lack of continuity. Only two NFL teams are expected to start the same five players in the same five offensive line positions this year as they did last year.

20 questions in 20 days: #8 Will Morgan be worth the investment
20 questions in 20 days: #8 The Redskins gave Josh Morgan a big contract at the expense of upgrading at other positions. Will their investment in Morgan pay off?

Sept. 1, 1991: Redskins Rout Lions to Kick Off Championship Season | Redskin Historian
On Sept. 1, 1991, the Redskins opened the season with a 45-0 rout of the Lions at RFK Stadium. Everything clicked. Quarterback Mark Rypien completed 15 throws for 183 yards and two touchdowns, cornerback Darrell Green intercepted two passes for a defense that held the Lions to 154 yards, and Brian Mitchell returned a punt 69 yards for a score.

DALY: Rebirth of Redskins must start this season - Washington Times
For three years, Mike Shanahan has been telling us, "Trust me. I know what I’m doing." And because he won back-to-back Super Bowls in the Pre-iPhone Era, the inclination has been to go along with him — to a point. That point was reached at the end of last season, when Shanahan followed a 6-10 debut as the Washington Redskins‘ coach with a 5-11 second act.

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan disappointed in Tanard Jackson, but optimistic about team after finalizing roster - The Washington Post

The coach also says he is disappointed in Tanard Jackson’s suspension but that "I just liked what he stood for."

Santana Moss hopes reduced role with Redskins leads to increased impact - The Washington Post

But as the Redskins prepare to kick off the regular season Sunday in New Orleans, Moss has not only survived, he is still expected to be a key figure in the offense.

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