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Daily Slop: Cousins Will Start Redskins’ Preseason Finale; Shanahan Pleased With Roster Outlook


Let’s take a crack at the final 53 Redskins - The Insider - The Washington Post
OPENING KICK | You’ve already started posting your projections for the final 53-man roster, so no point in holding back ours.

Report: Redskins sign kicker Cundiff, release Gano - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
It appears that it was premature for Graham Gano to celebrate winning the Redskins kicking job. The Redskins have signed former Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff, according to a report by Adam Schefter of ESPN. And according to ESPN 980, Gano has been released to make room for Cundiff. The radio station cites a text sent to a reporter by Gano. The 32-year-old Cundiff also has kicked for the Cowboys, Saints, and Browns. With Baltimore last year he was good on...

Kory Lichtensteiger ready to go at full speed - The Insider - The Washington Post
Left guard still on track to start in Sept. 9 season opener against New Orleans

Thoughts from Redskins 3rd Preseason Game Barely Mentioning RG3 | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
I was very excited to see Saturday's game versus the Colts. Andrew Luck is quickly proving his is the real deal for Indy. If they can keep him upright this team went from another two win season to possibly winning 6-7 games. But I do like that the Redskins were able to pressure Luck regularly without Brian Orakpo. I really like what I saw with Chris Wilson in the game, he actually looked like Orakpo out there.

Need to Know: Barnes trade good news for Thompson - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, August 28, three days before the Redskins cut their roster down to 53 players. Barnes trade good news for Thompson When the news that Kevin Barnes had been traded to the Lions came out, many said that it was good news for rookie cornerback Richard Crawford. The departure of Barnes apparently clinches a roster spot for the rookie out of SMU. But it says here that the trade was even...

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Josh LeRibeus booed off stage during Redskins’ rookie skit - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
Perhaps 300-pound linemen should keep their clothes on.

Redskins midday report |
Running back Evan Royster said he’ll play Wednesday after missing Saturday’s game because of a sore knee. Royster woke up with a sore right knee Wednesday, but an MRI was negative. He thought he could play Saturday, but the coaches rested him instead. "I’m back to normal," Royster said.

Kirk Cousins will start Redskins’ preseason finale [this post has been updated] - The Insider - The Washington Post
Rookie backup says it’s "a different feeling when you’re heading to the stadium knowing that you’ll take the first snap."

Shanahan Pleased With Roster Outlook
"It's always a tough cut, especially when people are working their hearts out to make the football team," he said. "Everybody wants to make the football team, and when they don't, dreams are shattered.

Redskins continue secondary overhaul - NFC East Blog - ESPN
A year ago, Kevin Barnes was the Redskins' nickel cornerback. Today, he is no longer a Redskin. As part of their effort to reduce their roster to 75 p

20 questions in 20 days: #13 Can Orakpo post 15 sacks? - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
By Rich Tandler and Tarik El-Bashir As we count down to the first game of the Redskins’ season, Tarik El-Bashir and Rich Tandler are going to be looking at some of the big questions facing the team and attempting to look into their crystal balls and answer them. Question 13: Can Brian Orakpo post 15 sacks? The background: In 2009, linebacker Brian Orakpo had one of the best rookie seasons in Redskins history as he posted 11 sacks and...

Alfred Morris: Bringing the Running Back to DC
As the 2012 NFL draft was winding down on April 28th, 13 running backs had already been drafted by NFL teams. Super stars such as Trent Richardson, David Wilson, and LaMichael James had already had their moments in the spotlight as they were selected in the earlier rounds. As many of you know, ESPN and NFL Network, along with everyone else who thinks they are experts on football, put out ratings on every position eligible for the draft. With the lowest rating of any running back in the draft, Florida Atlantic running back Alfred Morris sat waiting as the 6th round began.

RG3 bides his time until Redskins’ opener - Washington Times
"Whether it’s goal line, backed up, everything he has put us through has come up in some form or fashion in the [preseason] games," Griffin said after Monday’s practice. "I think that he’s done a great job of that, just getting us all ready — not just myself but everybody ready for those situations."

For Robert Griffin III, Redskins preseason win goes in the confidence column - Hard Hits - The Washington Post
It won’t count among regular season wins and losses, but Saturday’s preseason victory helps Robert Griffin III and the rest of the team