Daily Slop: Brandon Meriweather Will Play Thursday; Mike Shanahan’s List of Candidates for Redskins Punt Returner is Lengthy

Patrick Smith

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Redskins’ Cousins: ‘No Doubt’ for Week 1 " CBS DC
Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins says there's "no doubt at all" he'll be healthy for Week 1 of the regular season.

Need to Know: Crawford’s return to Redskins is likely | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, August 27, two days before the Redskins finish up their preseason at the Bucs. Nickel coverage Five notes from Redskins Park: 1. There seems to be no question that Barry Cofield will be in the lineup on Sept. 9.

Open thread: Who will return punts for the Redskins? | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Richard Crawford Injury could have Domino Effect | Fanspeak.com

A look at what Crawford's injury means for the corner back position, punt returning duties and even the roster construction.

Brandon Meriweather will play Thursday | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Royster hopes to play Thursday | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Did Clay Matthews call RGIII ‘What’s his name’?
Matthews: It’s real good preparation. We start out the season with the 49ers. I mean, we got…uh…what’s his name.

Mike Shanahan’s list of candidates for Redskins punt returner is lengthy
Shanahan also mentioned cornerback DeAngelo Hall and wide receivers Aldrick Robinson and Skye Dawson among the possibilities. He acknowledged that his preference would be to give the job to a player who would make the season-opening 53-man roster even without being the team’s top punt returner.

Bacarri Rambo encouraged after showing improvement vs. Buffalo
"It felt real good, but I’ve got things I need to improve on," Rambo said Monday. "I still have areas I need to get better at."

Thoughts on the Redskins first round of cuts | Fanspeak.com

A look at the Redskins first 10 announced moves and what impact or surprises they will have.

Stallworth says he ‘wasn’t too surprised’ about being released by Redskins

Redskins place Thomas, Robinson on IR; announce initial roster cuts
The Redskins officially announced they have cut wide receiver Donte Stallworth as well as linebackers Ricky Elmore and Quan Sturdivant, fullback Eric Kettani, place kicker John Potter and wide receiver Chip Reeves. The Redskins also have released backup tackle Jeremy Trueblood, and are believed to have cut linebacker Roddrick Muckelroy while pursuing an injury settlement with guard Jacolby Ashworth. But the team has yet to officially announce those moves.

Redskins roster battles: running back - NFC East Blog - ESPN
With issues elsewhere, I thought the Redskins would only keep four running backs, including a fullback. But I can see them keeping five; it would mean keeping only eight offensive linemen or five receivers (you could not keep five running backs, nine linemen and six receivers and also keep four tight ends and three quarterbacks).

Evan Royster expects to play in Redskins’ final preseason game
Running back Evan Royster said he expects to play in the Washington Redskins’ preseason finale Thursday night at Tampa as he vies for a roster spot behind starting tailback Alfred Morris. "I think so," Royster said. "I sure hope so."

Ryan Kerrigan’s increasing impact for the Redskins is no fluke - The Washington Post
"Oh, man, where you guys been?" Orakpo asked recently, in a playful tone. "It’s like a lot of you guys [are] finally opening up your eyes. This is who he is, man. Ryan gets it done — and he’s getting better."

Washington Redskins’ are building continuity, a key in building a champion - The Washington Post
"I was impressed with our football team. We did a bunch of positive things. I was impressed with our [offensive] line and backs," Coach Mike Shanahan said after Saturday’s game, using the word "impressed" five times in different contexts.

Alfred Morris, now the Redskins’ star running back, hasn’t forgotten where he was a year ago - The Washington Post
"That’s something I would be worried about, except that I know him," Redskins fullback Darrel Young said Monday. "He’s one of the most humble people I think I’ve ever met. So you don’t worry about that with him. You still have that conversation with him, just because that’s something you say to young guys who have success like that. You tell them not to let it go to their head. He says, ‘That’s not going to happen. That’s not me.’ In his case, you know it’s not going to happen."

The Redskins Blog | Jordan Reed On Other End Of Passes?

The Redskins Blog | Adam Carriker: ‘It’s Been A Brutal Year’

London Fletcher personifies NFL players' concussion balancing act - Washington Times
You would think London Fletcher, of all people, wouldn't be swept up in the hypermacho, tough-guy world where playing through injury is almost as exalted as producing in games. But much of football's good and bad is wrapped up in his meticulously maintained 5-foot-10, 245-pound frame.

Top 10 Games of the 2013 NFL Season | Fanspeak.com

A look at the best storylines to watch this season in the NFL. See what Redskins game(s) made the cut!

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