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Daily Slop: Redskins Offense Faces Questions Heading Into Opening Of Training Camp; Will RG3 Help the RB's?


Redskins’ training camp guide - The Washington Post

Directions,schedule and tips for Redskins’ training camp

Critical questions awaiting answers for Redskins entering training camp - Washington Times
Quarterback Robert Griffin III will usher in the new era of Washington Redskins football Thursday morning when the team holds its first full-squad practice of training camp. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner, with his athleticism, arm strength and charisma, provides reasons for optimism and hope following four straight last-place seasons.

Redskins waive Chase Minnifield, hope to retain him on injured reserve list - Washington Times
Chase Minnifield's attempt to make the Washington Redskins' final roster as an undrafted free agent is over before training camp even begins.

Revisiting the Cornerback Position | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
Yesterday’s news that the Redskins released UDFA CB Chase Minnifield was a bit of a surprise to many in Redskins Nation. Minnifield, despite his undrafted status was considered by many Redskins fans, and pundits as a potential steal for the team. He was a guy who before the extent of his knee injury was revealed was thought to be a top 75 pick. With the Redskins getting him at no risk after the draft, their return on their investment was potentially extremely high.

Joe Jacoby joins concussion lawsuit against NFL - Washington Times
Former Washington Redskins lineman Joe Jacoby is among 220 ex-players, spread over seven lawsuits, to sue the NFL over concussions in recent days.

Redskins feature orderly Shanahan, free-form RGIII " CBS DC
Think about it: The Heisman Trophy winner from Baylor comes across as gregarious and free-form, wearing his upbeat, smile-a-minute personality on his sleeve while possessing the talent to do just about anything he wants on the field.

Elfin: Redskins Offense Faces Questions Heading Into Opening Of Training Camp " CBS DC
Much about the Redskins’ offense is the same as it was during the dreary 2011 season. The coaches on that side of the ball and the entire line that began the season before injuries hit return intact. So do the top three rushers and three of the four leaders in catches.

Redskins detail Robert Griffin III’s media schedule - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
Rookie quarterback’s media availability is already mapped out through the end of August.

Five questions heading into Ashburn: Defense edition – Blogging the bEast
Orakpo should be right around that point in a young impact player’s career where they hit their prime. I don’t think we think of players like Orakpo as guys that can have a "breakout season," since Orakpo already has 2 Pro Bowls to his credit. But I think he’s a guy that can be a lot better than how he played last season. It’ll be interesting to see if he can ever make that leap from "best player on the defense" to "one of the best defenders in the league."

Training Camp Preview - HTTR 24-7
It's that time of year...again. Probably one of the more anticipated training camps in recent memory with the arrival of Robert Griffin III. Every year fans flock to Ashburn itching for some football, anxious to see the newest free agent signings/draft picks....

Can RGIII Lead The Redskins To The Playoffs In His Rookie Season? | Fatpickled
For me, the biggest question the Redskins have heading into training camp is listed above. Can The Redskins make the playoffs this season with Robert

The Redskins Blog | Tour: Redskins Have Fun In Silver Spring
Current Redskins players DeJon Gomes and Nick Sundberg were joined by former defensive greats Dexter Manley and Charles Mann at the event, which featured the children being broken up into groups and rotating through several active stations.

Redskins positional review: Linebackers |
Projected starters: OLB Ryan Kerrigan, ILB Perry Riley, ILB London Fletcher, OLB Brian Orakpo Key reserves: OLB/ILB Lorenzo Alexander, OLB Rob Jackson, OLB Markus White, ILB Jonathon Goff, ILB Keenan Robinson, OLB Chris Wilson, ILB Bryan Kehl.

Redskins training camp: Key questions on special teams - The Insider - The Washington Post
There were more ups than downs in 2011, but struggles in the kicking game proved most frustrating for Mike Shanahan & Co.

Camp preview: Safety in numbers?
Our camp preview wraps up with a look at the defensive backs, where the Redskins hope that quantity can overcome a lack of quality.

Redskins training camp: Questions facing the running backs - The Insider - The Washington Post
The team’s backfield presents both promise and uncertainty.

Portis: Sean Taylor Was One-Of-A-Kind
During a recent visit to Redskins Park, former Redskins running back Clinton Portis took some time to reflect on the playing style and athleticism to his friend and former teammate Sean Taylor.

Training Camp Preview: Tight Ends
For his career, Cooley started 101 of the 108 contests he appeared in, not missing a healthy start since his rookie season. However, Davis started five games alongside Cooley last year and another seven in his place after Cooley was lost to injury. If both players stay healthy, two tight end sets could be the base offense in 2012.

Camp preview: LB's are the team's strength
Our camp preview continues with a look at the defensive front seven, one of the Redskins' areas of strength.

Redskins Camp Watch - NFC East Blog - ESPN
One thing of which I'm certain: Competition. The Redskins have their quarterback in Robert Griffin III, but they still need to build an offense around him. And they're addressing potential weaknesses by bringing in a lot of people to compete for certain spots and hoping that competition breeds quality starters. At wide receiver, veteran Santana Moss will compete with Leonard Hankerson and Josh Morgan for snaps opposite Pierre Garcon. At running back, Tim Hightower's 2011 knee injury opens up competition between him, Roy Helu and Evan Royster. There's competition at tight end, where Fred Davis is the No. 1, but converted wide receiver Niles Paul threatens the playing time (and maybe the roster spot) of mainstay Chris Cooley.

Redskins training camp: Choice of safeties a critical issue - The Washington Post

With LaRon Landry and Oshiomogho Atogwe gone, the Redskins and defensive coordinator Jim Haslett must fill key positions in the secondary.

Will RG3 help the RB's?

A former Mike Shanahan assistant thinks that that RG3's speed will help open up lanes for the Redskins' running backs.

Quick hits: RG3 takes the podium today as veterans report - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Some quick items to get your Wednesday morning going: Shanahan vs. ?? on Sept. 9 The Redskins open the season in New Orleans in 46 days and the Saints still don’t know who will be their head coach for that game, or for any of the first six games on their schedule. Interim head coach Joe Vitt, who is filling in for the suspended Sean Payton, will start a six-game suspension himself starting a week before their game against the...

Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III on my training camp radar - Peter King -

6. Robert Griffin III. Luckily, I'll see his first live game (at Buffalo), and a full practice three days earlier in Ashburn, Va. It'll be interesting to see how the man under the second-most pressure in the District of Columbia responds to every eye being on him.

2011 Pressure Plays, Defense
With training camps about to start, the 2012 season is just around the corner, so it's time to finish up our series of posts detailing noteworthy charting stats from 2011. This week's topic: pass pressure. We'll start with defenses

Pressure is on Tony Romo and Dallas Cowboys -
Is there more pressure on Tony Romo or the Dallas Cowboys defense in 2012? It is a simple exercise. Pick one, take a stance and explain yourself.