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Daily Slop: Mark Rypien's Cousin Found Dead; Tim Hightower Channels Green Lantern

In the Shanahans’ eyes, John Beck is the Redskins starting QB - WaPost
Jason Reid: Mike and Kyle Shanahan believe they see something special in John Beck, left. So barring a disastrous preseason, he’ll be the Redskins’ starting quarterback next month.

Chris Cooley evaluated by Dr. James Andrews - The Insider 
According to a person familiar with the situation, Cooley’s knee is simply aggravated and requires nearly a month of rest.

Rick Rypien found dead in his home -
Mark Rypien's cousin and Vancouver Canuck, Rick Rypien, found dead in his home. He battled drugs.

About the Redskins rookie skits - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
Just because no one else is gonna write about it, here’s probably more than you wanted to know about the rookie skits.

The Redskins Blog | Hightower Calls On Inner Super Hero Green Lantern
"I’ve worried myself, and let a lot of things get in the way.  It’s a reminder to keep my mind on the positives and not let the negatives get in the way."

Redskins' Landry targets Aug. 25 return
"I feel like I need to get out there and start practicing and try to play the following game," he said Monday morning. "I want to play [the Ravens] game because I won’t know how the Achilles’ will react unless I get in live situations."

Wounded Warriors Visit Redskins Camp | NBC Washington
These videos never get old for me.

The Redskins Blog | Redskins Draw Largest Preseason Audience Ever

Between the simulcast on Comcast SportsNet and WRC-TV (NBC 4), the team attracted 16.3 percent of households in the area.

Injuries starting to pile up
Fun at practice: Jarvis Jenkins successfully catching a kick from the Jugs machine "Put me back there," he said. "I’d go to the Pro Bowl."

Former Redskin ruled competent to stand trial for drunk driving - WaPost
Rickie Harris, an NFL defensive back in the ’60s, was found competent to stand trial for drunk driving, although experts said he suffers from dementia. (This is a sad story).

Redskins Hope to Improve Red Zone Scoring in 2011 | NBC Washington
We were all bad," offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said of the offense’s red zone performance. "We struggled down there. We didn’t get enough touchdowns, we didn’t get down there enough."

No time to weight around | John Keim
"I would watch film, but I wouldn't take notes as much," he said. "I wouldn't study other players or watch other guys. Now I see myself watching other tight ends, seeing what they do that I can't do and watching my opponents more, too."

Things get testy at Denver Broncos training camp - ESPN
The Denver Broncos lost two defensive tackles to injury Monday and their rookie safety got into a brief fight with Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Lloyd.

NFL expects female officials sooner than later - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports