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Daily Slop: Shanahan Hopes to Have Cooley Back; Bills Matchup Previews


What we know: Scouting the Bills | John Keim | NFL
Buffalo is working on its third left tackle this season with starter Demetrius Bell still sidelined; Through six games Buffalo has recorded just four sacks.

Redskins at Bills: Getting to Fitzpatrick Won’t Be Easy " CBS Washington
No NFL team has more sacks than the Washington Redskins.....but the Bills have allowed seven sacks — the lowest total in the NFL.

Childhood rivals John Beck, Ryan Fitzpatrick reunite Sunday - The Insider 
Said Beck: "We’ve known each other since we were 7 years old, 8 years old. So he’s a guy whose story I do know because we played all sports against each other, so I’ve followed Ryan."

Young Redskins receiving some lessons | John Keim 
"Everyone's a backup sometime," Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said. "All these guys get their chance to show what they can do, and some guys take advantage of it. That's what you look for."

John Beck says another week of practice will make a big difference - Insider
"And I feel like, for only having a week of practice, this unit, I feel like it’s a big difference now than when we step into this week of practice, because last week was so new. You’re trying to get comfortable with each other, but it’s not going to happen overnight."

Thom Loverro: In Buffalo, clearly not a clean Bill of health | Thom Loverro
Buffalo -- the home of the Bills, the Washington Redskins' opponents Sunday -- is the punch line for comedians who joke about places to live, when they are not making sitcoms about Scranton, Pa.

Evan Royster continues working, waiting - The Insider
Redskins’ rookie running back has yet to receive a promotion from the practice squad to the 53-man roster, but the Penn State product said he will continue to prepare as if the nod is coming.

Quick Hits: Trent Williams, London Fletcher miss practice - The Insider
Shanahan said newly signed tight end Dominique Byrd was "the best catching tight end out there." The coach likes center/guard Jonathan Compas’s versatility.

Santana Moss could return in three to six weeks - The Insider - The Washington Post

Redskins injury report: Hall, three others held out of practice - The Insider - The Washington Post
The banged up Washington Redskins were without three starters in Wednesday’s practice, according to the team’s injury report.

Chris Cooley will rest knee; Mike Shanahan hopes TE rebounds next season - The Insider 
"Hopefully all the guys we have on IR can be productive, hoping to have them back, and hoping to have them playing at a high level."

The Redskins Blog | Redskins Headed For "Hogtown"
Evidently, Toronto is nicknamed "Hogtown" because of its roots as a world-class pork producing and processing capital in the early 20th century.

The Redskins Blog | In Loss, Redskins Add All-Division Honors
ESPN gives a lot of Redskins love...including Will Montgomery.

The Redskins Blog | Fewer Returns, Same Intensity For Lorenzo
On two losses: "You have to stay even-keel, no matter if you win or lose," he said.  "You are never as bad as people say you are and you are never as good as people say you are, so you have to keep an even-keel."

The Redskins Blog | Beck, Fitzpatrick, And A Very Old Rivalry
The last time that Beck and Fitzpatrick squared off on the same playing field, both were backup quarterbacks for the Dolphins and Bengals, respectively.  The time before that, may have been in high school football in Pheonix, Ariz.  Or perhaps in community league swim team.

Bickel’s Blog: Shut Up And Win " CBS Washington
Randy Edsall has made a lot of questionable changes and said a few rude remarks recently. Along with the losing, he's irritating me a lot.

Terrell Owens gets contract offer from WR-needy Chicago team - Yahoo! SportsReport: Bucs coordinator doesn’t trust Freeman to throw deep - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports

Brady revels in the fact that folks are making fun of Gronkowski - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
SFW Picture of Gronkowski with porn star has gone viral.

Eagles' offensive line plan coming together | Philadelphia Daily News