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Shawne Merriman of Buffalo Bills put on IR with Achilles injury - ESPN
The lights have been turned off on Buffalo Bills linebacker Shawne Merriman's season.

Mike Shanahan: ‘Bad’ play call led to fourth-and-2 failure - The Insider 
"We just gave a bad play, to be honest with you," the coach said Monday afternoon. "Every once in a while, you’ll do that. They had a good blitz and they caught us a little off balance. We had a missed assignment in there and they got a little bit of penetration. Without the proper call, he didn’t have anybody open, so sometimes that turns into a sack."

Re-Focused: Redskins @ Panthers, Week 7 | ProFootballFocus.com
The weakest link: Slot defender (and occasional safety) Kevin Barnes

Report: Redskins add RB Tristan Davis to practice squad - Real Redskins
Redskins tried out RBs Tristan Davis and Kareem Huggins with Davis earning a practice squad spot. Davis was an UDFA from Auburn in 2009.

Redskins defensive players cite combination of reasons for low turnover total - The Insider
Rak: "We need to take some chances sometimes. Sometimes you get caught in not wanting to miss tackles, because a lot of times if you go for the ball, you miss tackles if you don’t get the ball out. But we need to get back to our old ways, play with a little more swagger and it’ll happen."

Mike Shanahan: Defense needed better preparation - The Insider
"I’ve got to do a better job of getting these guys ready to play."

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FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Week 7 DVOA Ratings

The Redskins Blog | Takeaways Being Taken Away On Defense
"We feel like we’ve been trying to get in the best defense that we can, to win the game," he said.  "But you have to be put in a position to make those plays.  We’ve been facing some guys and some quarterbacks over the last couple of weeks that have hand-cuffed us in that area of the game-plan a little bit, as far as being able to sit in some zones and pick some things off.    We are trying to get turnovers, but at the same time, we can’t sit in our coverages and allow the quarterback to run all over the field."

The Redskins Blog | Pro Bowl Ballots Out, Redskins Featured
You can actually vote for John Beck.

Areas to monitor as the battered Redskins prepare for Bills - The Insider - The Washington Post
After three trying days, the Washington Redskins get back to work to prepare for Sunday’s meeting with the Buffalo Bills in Toronto.

Redskins — Panthers film review: Defense - Washington Times
Josh Wilson struggles mightily and London Fletcher seems off.

Carlos Rogers wants a long-term deal in San Fran | ProFootballTalk

Lil’ Cowboy: Romo says he and newlywed wife are expecting child - Shutdown Corner