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Daily Slop: Robert Griffin III Will go 30-35 Plays vs Bears; Richard Crawford Looks to Build on his Opener


Elfin: RGIII-Cutler Matchup Could be Emotional for Shanahan " CBS DC
Coach Shanahan's two favorite quarterbacks he's worked with, not named Steve Young and John Elway, are scheduled to meet for the first time this Saturday when the Redskins play the Bears.

Redskins email report: Moss talks fade route |
The Redskins work on the route every day, with Robert Griffin III having a mixed record of success. And it’s a route the Redskins haven’t always run, especially in the red zone. But Santana Moss said he’s optimistic that the Redskins will use the fade route a little more this season.

Evan Royster is not taking likelihood of a Redskins roster spot for granted - The Insider - The Washington Post
Though the second-year running back appears to be a favorite to make the opening roster, he says he has "no idea."

Redskins Quick-Hitters: Williams Expects To Play, Morris Will Carry The Load " CBS DC
The Redskins continued to prepare for their second preseason game on Saturday. Here's some nuggets from Redskins Park.

HomerMcFanboy " lorenzo alexander isn’t very good at math
How much of an adjustment was it to fill in for London Fletcher as the quarterback of the defense? "Obviously it’s a huge adjustment because I’ve got to know all of the plays and know how to call it depending on how the offense comes out," he said. "But it’s good. I just wanted to make sure I could hear everything they were saying to me and get used to hearing that. Especially with the crowd noise and everything, it’s a little bit harder because I’m not used to it. So I just wanted to make sure I got the call clearly so I could relay it to everyone so no one is panicking."

Rick Snider: Redskins' RG3 needs some more target practice |
Saturday's game against the Chicago Bears will be more about finding a comfort zone than the end zone for Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.

Redskins Sign Marlon Favorite, Chris Nield And Darius Hanks To IR " CBS DC
The Washington Redskins signed Marlon Favorite to fill the roster spot left vacant following a season-ending injury to Chris Neild.

Redskins employing Baylor spread offense for RG3 -
They are even going so far as to put in parts of the offense Griffin excelled in at the University of Baylor. "It’s been an interesting training camp for us because we are implementing some of the things that Robert did very well at Baylor," Redskins tight end Chris Cooley told "NFL AM" Thursday morning. "We’ve been utilizing a bit of the option thinking if we want to go this way, if we don’t." The Redskins may be practicing the Baylor offense a lot at training camp, but Cooley explains that is just to get the rest of the team up to speed on how certain plays are run.

Redskins notes: Aug. 16 |
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan is optimistic that left tackle Trent Williams and left guard Maurice Hurt will play vs. Chicago on Saturday. But Shanahan expressed pessimism about right guard Chris Chester. "He looked better, but to say he could go right now would be premature," Shanahan said. "I have a good feeling about Maurice and my gut is Trent will be able to go, but I can’t say that 100 percent right now."

Redskins 2nd Preseason Game: What I'll Be Watching | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
Again it’s not surprising that the most important part of the game I will be looking at is the play of Robert Griffin. I was impressed with his first career action versus Buffalo last week and look for him to continue against a solid Bears starting defense even without Brian Urlacher.

Redskins QB Cousins patient with role |
The other rookie quarterback on the Redskins’ roster isn’t worried about the starting job. Rather, Kirk Cousins’ job, for now, is to worry about getting better. So while Robert Griffin III must worry about fulfilling expectations while learning the NFL game, Cousins is worried about his own development.

Redskins rookie Richard Crawford looks to build on his opener - The Insider - The Washington Post

Richard Crawford, a 22-year-old cornerback and punt returner, had an impressive debut in the Redskins’ preseason opener and wants to show more Saturday.

WRs Terrence Austin, Aldrick Robinson battling for roster spots - The Insider - The Washington Post

Entering the Redskins’ second preseason game Saturday at Chicago, both players believe their current predicaments will help them endure the coming weeks and earn a spot on the team’s 53-man roster. Austin and Robinson are competing with Brandon Banks, Anthony Armstrong and Dezmon Briscoe for the final few receiver slots.

LB Markus White suffers a fractured rib and bruised kidney - The Insider - The Washington Post

Linebacker suffered a fractured rib and bruised kidney in practice Wednesday

Skins player Brandon Thompson joins the Sports Fix.

D-Line Reserves Ready To Fill The Void
With Tuesday’s news that the Redskins have lost nose tackle Chris Neild for the season, the defense will need to find another player to step up and fill his void in the front-seven. Neild was listed as the primary backup to Barry Cofield at nose tackle on the coaches’ preseason depth chart. Filling his spot moving forward, the team will be counting on Chris Baker, who was a training camp sensation, and a pupil of Cofield last season.

Redskins Legacy: Baugh Beats The Bears
Slingin’ Sammy’s breakout game was in the NFL championship against the Bears at Chicago’s Wrigley Field on Dec. 12, 1937. Playing in the single-wing formation, he completed 17-of-34 passes for 352 yards and three touchdowns – unfathomable numbers at the time – and almost single-handedly carried the Redskins to a 28-21 win in their inaugural season in D.C.

Redskins RB Alfred Morris used to O-line issues - ESPN
You know I don't like to go a day without a post on Washington Redskins running backs, and I found this John Keim note on rookie Alfred Morris interes

Need to Know: RG3 will go 30-35 plays - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Friday, two weeks before the final cut to 53. Game chat starts tomorrow at 7 I will not be in Chicago on Saturday night but I just got a new 55-inch LED TV so I’ll have a good view of Comcast SportsNet’s exclusive HD telecast of the game. The chat will get going at about 7 p.m. Kickoff is at 8:00 and we’ll roll until the game is over. RG3 and...

The locks: 37 Redskins sure to make the roster
There are some players like Pierre Garcon who can start looking for long-term living arrangements in Ashburn. Here are the players who don't have to worry about the dreaded Turk.

Redskins’ Alfred Morris eager to show running skills - Washington Times

Washington Redskins rookie running back Alfred Morris will have an extended chance to showcase his ability Saturday night against Chicago after a strong preseason debut last week.

Chris Baker shedding pounds as role with Redskins grows - Washington Times

Chris Baker had plenty of incentive.

Kickers hoping for opportunities against Chicago - Washington Times

No field goal attempts in the Redskins' first preseason game could mean more pressure on kickers Graham Gano and Neil Rackers on Saturday at the Chicago Bears and beyond. Or it might not.

Closing thought: Niles Paul's transition to tight end - Washington Times

There's a lot involved with the transition, and it won't happen so easily.

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