Need to Know: Light workload for starters on Saturday | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Friday, August 23, one day before the Redskins take on the Bills at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage Five items from Redskins Park: 1. The dress rehearsal will feature a lot of understudies.
Shannon Sharpe: RGIII Should Be Insecure About Cousins " CBS DC
Shannon Sharpe, a Hall of Fame tight end and current NFL analyst for CBS, told 106.7 The Fan's Chris Lingebach that Robert Griffin III should never feel secure as the starting quarterback of the Washington Redskins.
RGIII Fined $10K for ‘Operation Patience’ Shirt in Pregame Warmups " CBS DC
RGIII was fined $10,000 by the NFL Thursday after the league officials determined his "Operation Patience" shirt worn during pregame warmups Monday was unauthorized apparel.
A look at the five things that the Redskins need to have happen in Saturday's preseason game.
Continuity Is Key To The Redskins Success
The continuity of a franchise is important from the top all the way down. The top layers are able to work with the coaching staff to define an organizational philosophy. This allows for much easier personnel decisions. Allen knows during the draft and free agency periods what types of players fit the schemes and the goals of the offensive and defensive coordinators.
Shanahan says Griffin has had two ‘excellent’ practices against first-team defense
"It has been a full practice for him," Shanahan said Thursday. "We’ve had a chance to go against [the scout team]. We’ve had a chance to go against our defense. So he’s had two excellent days, same thing he would have during the regular season."
Donte Stallworth hopes to play Saturday
"They [the team’s coaches] wanted to rest me last week to let me heal and strengthen the hammy some," Stallworth said. "It’s feeling pretty good lately so I’m looking forward to going this week. I guess as of right now, I’ll be going, in my mind anyway."
Shanahan: Maurice Hurt not yet ready to come off PUP list
"We’re just going to keep on working him," Shanahan said. "He’s got a knee. We’re trying to get him in football shape. I’m afraid if we put him in there too quick, there will be a setback, especially with a short week, so we’re constantly evaluating him, day by day."
Players applaud Redskins Park renovations
"It’s tremendous," quarterback Kirk Cousins said. "I don’ t know how much you all have seen but between the cafeteria and hot and cold tub and underwater treadmill, which I think I’m going to put to use later today, the weight room — it’s spectacular. When you get injured, you start to really appreciate having the improved facilities."
Redskins injury updates - Wed., Aug. 21 - Washington Times
Nose tackle Barry Cofield (broken right hand) could have played this week if it were the regular season, coach Mike Shanahan said. Strong safety Brandon Meriweather (right knee) might play Saturday against Buffalo.
RG3, coaches focused on his lower body mechanics in push toward final clearance - Washington Times
We see progress," coach Mike Shanahan said. "One of the reasons we didn’t throw him right in the fire is because we didn’t think he was ready right away. He was in pretty good shape. I like where he’s at right now, and the key is not to have a setback."
A look at the 10 best match-ups and storylines to watch this season.
Robert Griffin III report: Another good practice - ESPN
"He’s looked healthy to me," Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said. "There is a little more he’s got to react to and stuff, but he’s been fine out there. You obviously don’t see anything wrong with the knee. If you did, if you saw limps and stuff, he wouldn’t be out there. So he looks good. The more reps he gets, the better he gets."
Washington Redskins rookie report: Chris Thompson - ESPN
"Too fast or the [the hole] is closing up or just missing reads here and there," Thompson said of what he’s learning. "I go back and look at film and try to correct it every day."
Redskins Legacy: Preseason Media Darling
It’s hard to build a legacy on preseason accomplishments. But if anyone is, it’s former QB Babe Laufenberg, arguably the most beloved preseason player in Redskins history.
NFL tries to play hardball on HGH, blames NFLPA for ‘delay tactics’ for testing | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
From the blog Shutdown Corner: The NFL has fired a shot across the bow of the players union again on testing for HGH. Right when it appeared the two sides were moving in a positive direction on the matter, agreeing to a population study two …