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Daily Slop: Hightower In, Royster Out For Colts Game; Can Garcon Become a No. 1 Receiver?


Redskins Notes: Tim Hightower In, Evan Royster Out For Colts " CBS DC
Barring any setbacks, Tim Hightower will make his 2012 debut Saturday night against the Indianapolis Colts.

Redskins email report: Bowen on Griffin’s start, Luck |
"I’d love to coach Robert Griffin," Bowen said. "It would be fun and challenging as a coach. He’ll do things that aren’t coachable and you have to live with that stuff. You can’t say I didn’t tell you to do that. So what, the guy made a play?

HomerMcFanboy " pierre garçon compares manning and griffin
Since coming to Washington, Garçon has been asked more than once to compare and contrast the styles of Manning and Griffin. After all, Redskins fans would be thrilled in RGIII is half as successful as Manning has been throughout his career. "Both of them are very smart and communicative with their teammates," he said. "They’re both very good at getting everyone on the same page, which is what you need at the quarterback position. Both have very strong arms and they’re very smart. They’re both able to do a lot of things, but it’s going to take a lot more time for Robert to get to Peyton Manning’s level. It could happen though."

Robert Griffin III And Andrew Luck: Together Forever " CBS DC
As just the fifth set of college passers to be chosen 1-2 since the NFL and AFL went to a common draft in 1967, Indianapolis’ Luck and Washington’s Griffin are a rare tandem.

What to Watch for: Redskins vs Colts | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
Week 2 of the preseason was perhaps a bit of a wake up call to the Redskins and Griffin, that there were going to be some significant growing pains for a rookie QB, especially one who has some talent deficiencies surrounding him. Griffin needs to show that he can fix his mistakes and recognize the limitations around him.

The Redskins Blog | Fans ‘Hang Out’ With Morris, Win Tickets
Rookie running back Alfred Morris on Wednesday became the third Redskins player to participate in a Google+ Hangout, in which he video chats with lucky fans who are able to ask whatever questions are on their mind. You can watch video of the hangout by clicking here. Morris hung out with fans Devon Artis, Shane "ViciousKing" Redman, Jason Thompson and Liam Boyle right before Wednesday’s practice. The exchange also led to the four fans winning tickets to Saturday’s Redskins-Colts preseason game at FedExField.

Redskins RB Royster hurts knee, will miss Saturday |
Add Evan Royster to the list of injured Redskins running backs. And now he, along with Roy Helu, will sit out Saturday’s game. Royster woke up Wednesday morning with a sore knee, saying "I had trouble standing up it hurt so much. I was like, what’s going on? I got in here as quickly as I could."

Lorenzo Alexander encouraged by play at ILB - The Insider - The Washington Post
Seventh-year pro says his transition to inside linebacker continues at an encouraging pace.

‘Pocono Punisher’ Chris Neild undergoes successful ACL surgery - The Insider - The Washington Post
Backup nose tackle hopes to be ready for start of 2013 preseason.

20 questions in 20 days: #17 Can Garcon become a No. 1 receiver?
Our series of 20 questions in 20 days continues with a look at whether or not Pierre Garçon can become a No. 1 receiver.

Shanahan has no Plan B for Davis, Williams situations
Mike Shanahan said that he will not consider the possible suspensions of two of his key offensive players when he puts the 53-man roster.

PUP list is not an option for active players
If a player is not currently on the PUP list, the Redskins can't add him onto it to trim the roster to 53.

NFL Videos: Hall on RG3: 'He's leading by example'
Washington Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall spoke with Scott Hanson on Thursday about the game plan against Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts and what has impressed him about RG3.

Redskins vs. Colts: 5 Questions - Washington Times
Five questions to keep in mind when Washington hosts Indianapolis in the third preseason game.

Rookie CB Richard Crawford studies at DeAngelo Hall's 'Jump School' - Washington Times
"Usually a receiver, if they’re going to run a fade, they’re going to burst off," Crawford said. "He didn’t really burst off. I was like, OK, it’s third-and-5 and he’s not really bursting off. They’re trying to set me up for something. I kind of slipped under him and cut underneath."

Redskins move toward roster cuts with a few starting spots still up for grabs - The Washington Post
The Redskins’ game against the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday is critical for some players with first cuts Monday.