Daily Slop: Chase Minnifield Wants to Contribute; Robert Griffin III Accepts Responsibility for his Part in Knee Injury

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Why not take RG3 at his word? - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Can we now lay off the talk that Robert Griffin III is under too much pressure to start Week 1 of the upcoming NFL season and that he will rush his rehab and return as a result? Mike Shanahan has said repeatedly that while he is impressed with the work Griffin has done to try to get ready for the season, he has "no idea" if Griffin will be ready for the start of the season.

Minnifield wants to contribute | CSN Washington
"I feel great, actually," Minnifield said in a telephone interview. "I’ve been running full speed for almost three months, cutting and everything. There’s basically nothing I can’t do right now."

Washington Redskins #MockFour Results | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
Here are the results from the #MockFour Twitter draft for the Washington Redskins. To follow along with the entire draft go here. 2nd Round pick 51st: CB Jamar

Robert Griffin III accepts responsibility for his part in knee injury
"My knee is getting better every day. The doctors say I’m ahead of schedule. My goal is to return healthy in week one but if I’m not ready then i will wait until i am, however long that is. My first NFL season and my injury that ended it showed me a lot about the league, my team and myself. I know where my responsibility is within the dilemma that led to me having surgery to repair my knee and all parties involved know their responsibilities as well. I’m looking forward to playing the game we all love so much again and not behind at the negative. Thanks for the overwhelming level of support that I’ve received, sic ’em Bears and hail to the Redskins!!"

Fred Davis: Washington Redskins Are 'Cheating On Me' | Football News Now
The New York Jets have joined the Washington Redskins and Buffalo Bills in the race to sign Fred Davis. The tight end, who was given a lucrative one-year franchise tag by Washington last season, is testing the free agency waters for the first time in his career.

The Drama Never Leaves the DMV
What does this all mean? It means that a drama that was already going to be intense under the scorching late summer skies in Richmond and Ashburn, is going to be more about the characters and less about the finished product.

The Redskins Blog | Rich Tandler on RG3, Free Agency, & Draft

The Redskins Blog | Redskins Lone NFC East Team in Top-10

"Debunking the Myth that is the Honey Badger" -Why Tyrann Mathieu Won't Work for the Redskins
The purpose of this article is to take his off-field issues out of the equation altogether and provide an unbiased, unassuming look at the strengths and weaknesses of Mathieu’s play and whether he could fill a need on the Redskins roster.

Cowboys to sign Steelers safety Will Allen once they clear up more cap space – Blogging the bEast

A look at NFC East quarterback costs - NFC East Blog - ESPN
26. Washington Redskins ($5.4 million). This is yet another reason why those $18 million in salary cap penalties really sting the Redskins this year. They have their franchise quarterback (and his second-year backup) under contract for an incredibly low number, considering how much they like them both. Under normal circumstances, this would have helped the Redskins sign a bunch of helpful free agents at other positions. But the penalty deprived them of the opportunity to do that this year. Next year, assuming it's Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins again, this number only goes up to about $6.5 million, so that should help them then, at least.

Doctor for N.F.L. Says Study Overstates Effects of C.T.E. - NYTimes.com

The doctor, who was not named in the internal memo, said references to C.T.E. should be removed because it was "not fully understood" and because it was not listed on the death certificates of the retired players in the study and thus lacked "epidemiological validity." He suggested that traumatic brain injury, or T.B.I., be used instead because it "may accomplish what you want to say in more established medical terms."

Ranking the Redskins Tight End Options- Fanspeak.com

Taking a look at the Redskins Tight End depth chart for the upcoming season, including unsigned veterans Fred Davis and Chris Cooley.

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