Daily Slop: Brian Orakpo not Concerned About Thigh Injury; Roy Helu Jr. Looks to Make Impact in Redskins Backfield

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Game preview: Steelers at Redskins | Comcast SportsNet Washington
Kirk Cousins had a strong effort against the Titans but he played only two series. He’s expected to get the entire first half against the Steelers. Veteran running backs Roy Helu Jr. and Evan Royster got their chance last week. It’s expected rookies Chris Thompson and Jawan Jamison will get their shot against Pittsburgh.

RGIII’s ‘Refreshing’ Honesty Only Comparable to NBA’s Ray Allen " CBS DC
Robert Griffin III prompted national headlines earlier this week, simply because he was asked a question and responded honestly. That honesty alone makes him unique to every other quarterback in the league, and doesn't come along often.

DeAngelo Hall Sets Goals for 2013: Pick, Pro Bowl, Playoff Win " CBS DC
Entering his 10th season in the NFL, DeAngelo Hall has three goals he'd like to achieve: Make his 40th career interception, earn a fourth Pro Bowl selection, and help the Redskins win their first playoff game since 2005.

Redskins Players to watch tonight on MNF | Fanspeak.com

A look at what players to watch for tonight against the Steelers and why it is important to watch for them.

Davis fined $7,875 for TD celebration | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
I sure hope Fred Davis enjoyed his touchdown celebration last week. After catching a three-yard touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins in the first quarter of the Redskins’ preseason game in Tennessee, the Redskins tight odd executed an odd celebration that saw him shaking and, eventually, going to t...

Redskins deny report on RG3 timetable | Comcast SportsNet Washington

T’s Three Things: Steelers at Redskins

Position battles: Right tackle | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Position battles: Wide receiver | Comcast SportsNet Washington

The Week That Was: Redskins’ OL continuity rare in today’s NFL | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Sunday August 17, one day before the Redskins take on the Steelers at FedEx Field in preseason game No. 2. That Was the Week That Was —Going into this round of preseason games, 55 NFL players had suffered season ending injuries.

Redskins o-line coach disappointed in Josh LeRibeus’s offseason conditioning
"Josh is working himself, in my opinion, back into shape," Redskins offensive line coach Chris Foerster said last week. "His offseason was not what we wanted it to be. He came back overweight so he had the challenge of losing the weight, getting himself into shape and then he suffered an injury at the end of OTAs which kept him out, probably — who knows — as a result of the issues he had in the offseason. But he just didn’t have the offseason that he needed coming out of his rookie year. So right now he looks a lot more like Josh LeRibeus of a year ago in camp than, say, [fellow Redskins offensive linemen] Tom Compton and Adam Gettis, who have seemed to make that next step. Josh has a lot of work to do. But he’s working hard to get back into that form he was at the end of the season."

Puzzle along the Redskins’ offensive line remains jumbled
"Jeremy and Tony would struggle on the left in my opinion, due to the open side," Foerster said. "But that doesn’t mean they’re not going to, but right now, that’s why Tom Compton is over there working his butt off, and we’ll figure out the next best tackle from that point. But, could they swing? Possibly they could. Never say never. But I would say, right now, it’d be a stretch for them."

Jim Haslett hopeful Redskins’ defense can withstand early-season test of its depth
"Obviously not having Jarvis for the opener and Jackson for the opener, those are setbacks," Haslett said. "That’s kind of [like] guys get hurt and missing four games. So you adjust. We went through it last year. I feel good about Kedric [Golston] playing. Chris Baker has moved to end, playing a lot of end. You know, he played nose [tackle] for us last year. He’s done a nice job. He’s athletic. Phillip Merling has done a nice job for us. So we feel that we’ve got enough depth that if something happens, we’ll be in good shape."

Kirk Cousins, Rex Grossman, Pat White all scheduled to play Monday night at QB

Redskins’ Brian Orakpo not concerned about thigh injury
"I’m good. I’m real good. Just stuff, you get nicked up in camp, so just precaution. You’ve got to be smart," Orakpo said. "I’m not sure what the staff wants, but we’ll figure it out. It’s a day-to-day process with this. I had a knee to the quad, so once it calms down, we’ll see where we’re at."

Redskins injury updates - Fri., Aug. 16 - Washington Times
Outside linebacker Brian Orakpo will be available to play Monday night's preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers despite bruising his right quadriceps Thursday. Safety Brandon Meriweather (right knee) does not expect to play Monday.

Washington Redskins' Robert Griffin III: I have to talk to coach more - ESPN
"The bottom line is I have to talk to coach more," the Redskins quarterback told Hannah Storm. "Coach has a lot of stuff going on on game days, whether it’s offense, defense, substitutions, talking to the refs. Anytime you have a situation like mine you have to talk to the coach directly."

NFC East Top 20: No. 19 Brian Orakpo - NFC East Blog - ESPN
In the final 20 days before the start of the regular season, we are counting down the top 20 players in the NFC East. For a full explanation, see this

Bacarri Rambo Shooting For Starting Spot | Redskins Journal

Secondary Changes Leave E.J. Biggers Without Clear Role | Redskins Journal

Rex Grossman hangs on with the Redskins and hangs on to his self-belief - The Washington Post
The backup quarterback is the ultimate NFL survivor despite not having taken a regular season snap since the end of the 2011 season.

The Redskins Blog | Evan Royster Doubles As Sneakerhead

Valuing Injured Players for Fantasy Football | Fanspeak.com

Healthy again, Roy Helu Jr. looks to make impact in Redskins' backfield - Washington Times
Helu successfully returned to game action on Aug. 8, finishing with 57 yards on 13 carries against the Tennessee Titans. It was an important milestone for a Redskins offense that is counting on Helu to complement featured running back Alfred Morris.

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