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Daily Slop: RG3 Building Trust with Offensive Line; Santana Moss Continues to Remake Himself


Redskins Practice Report: Aug. 2 |
There’s a way that Brandon Banks can help at receiver. He’s tough to jam at the line and that was evident on his long catch from Rex Grossman (off a bootleg, throwing back to a post). Banks avoided Kevin Barnes at the line. As Barnes settled into a zone, Banks sped past safety Tanard Jackson for the grab. There’s the quickness and speed; that’s good.

Redskins training camp: Observations from Aug. 2 - The Insider - The Washington Post
This wasn’t the sharpest practice of camp, particularly for Robert Griffin III and the offense. Griffin definitely had some good throws. As I’ve said before, when he rolls out, or throws on the run, his accuracy is impressive. I can see him developing some good chemistry with his receivers. You can see indications that Leonard Hankerson can become a go-to guy on those out-routes, and that he’ll move the chains for the Redskins. Santana Moss continues to look good in the slot, and Pierre Garçon has made plays on a variety of routes.

Redskins training camp: Chris Baker is aiming for a spot in defensive line rotation - The Insider - The Washington Post
The Redskins’ entire front seven returns for a second consecutive season, but players are battling for spots in the defensive line rotation. Making a strong case for himself is third-year nose tackle Chris Baker.

Thursday practice report: Cooley makes a play - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Brandon Meriweather is very active from the strong safety position. He pressed the line, only to watch RG3 blow past him on an option play. —Brian Orakpo jumped way offside on one play but Roy Helu Jr. didn’t hear a whistle so he kept the play going, taking a handoff and going against the grin through the line for a nice gain. —Evan Royster runs a little better than Helu inside; he just seems to be able to find the hole more quickly. But Helu isn’t that far behind Royster when it comes to the inside zone game and he’s well superior to Royster running to the outside. Every day that goes by with Tim Hightower watching the bulk of practice from the sideline makes it more and more likely that the battle for the starting job will come down to those two.

The Redskins Blog | Inside The Park: Rookie Skits A Hit
I feel like I’m making strides in my pass coverage. It’s something that’s just going to take a lot of practice to perfect. With the amount of great pass catchers there are in the league, it’s important that I keep progressing in my coverage ability. One receiver that stood out to me was Wes Welker. Being matched up with a guy like that is a great challenge, but that’s how you get better.

Redskins training camp: Santana Moss continues to remake himself - The Washington Post
The elder statesman of the Redskins’ offense, wise receiver Santana Moss is 15 pounds lighter and looking to bounce back from a subpar 2011.

RGIII Report: Aug. 2 |
Robert Griffin III holds the ball too long. That’s the one big negative on Griffin’s game through one week of training camp. You have to give him credit for one thing: he’s not just looking to take off and run.

Redskins notes |
Left tackle Trent Williams has been the most impressive player in training camp, winning the great majority if his one-on-one battles with linebacker Brian Orakpo. No one else has come close to beating Williams in these drills. "Just a competitor, man," Williams said. "One on one, mano a mano, all eyes on you and it’s just you and him. You don’t worry about nothing else but that particular snap and rep. I compete and I hate losing."

Washington Redskins: Rex Grossman And RGIII Have A "Great Relationship" " CBS DC
Like the countless coaches, players and analysts, Rex Grossman believes Robert Griffin III has the natural ability to play the game.

Elfin: With Jammal Brown Down Again, Who Will Protect Robert Griffin III? " CBS DC
It's no surprise the Redskins current offensive line is not The Hogs of a fading generation, but with Jammal Brown still on the PUP list and Kory Lichtensteiger having gone under the knife just 6 full weeks away from the team's opener against the Saints, rookie QB Robert Griffin is left wondering if he'll even have offensive starters in front of him.

Point - Counterpoint: NFC East Match-up Predictions | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
The Washington Redskins finished last in the NFC East in 2011, going 2-4 in the division. The Skins shockingly led by Rex Grossman had both their wins versus the Super Bowl Champion Giants while being swept by the Cowboys and Eagles. Washington easily could have been .500 only if DeAngelo Hall could make a play versus Dez Bryant late in both Dallas gam

Washington Redskins 53-man Roster Projections
As camp is now a week in the books, I figured I would take a moment to preview the 53 man roster as I see it panning out

Bruce Allen on the Redskins nickname, the offensive line and the Cowboys - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
Team’s GM won’t talk about the offensive line, but he has plenty to say about the quarterback.

HomerMcFanboy " is perry riley poised for a breakout season?
With apologies to defensive lineman Jarvis Jenkins or outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan, the defensive player I’m most excited to see take the field this season for the Washington Redskins is middle linebacker Perry Riley.

Tanard Jackson, Jordan Black practice for first time - The Insider - The Washington Post
Safety Tanard Jackson and offensive tackle Jordan Black participate in their first practice of training camp Thursday with the Redskins.

Redskins preseason: Griffin, starters will get 12-20 snaps against Bills Aug. 9 - The Insider - The Washington Post
Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Thursday that he plans to play rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III and the rest of his starters for 12 to 20 snaps when they open the preseason against the Buffalo Bills next Thursday.

Quick hits: Redskins WR Anthony Armstrong will get x-rays - The Insider - The Washington Post
Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said Anthony Armstrong, who injured his right shoulder in practice today will have x-rays on it, but the belief is that he will be fine. Shanahan said that safety DeJon Gomes sat with a shoulder injury, and likely will be out a couple of days. Backup tackle James Lee missed practice with a knee injury, while backup receiver Lance Lewis had a groin injury.

Kentwan Balmer’s whereabouts are a mystery to the Redskins and everyone else | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
Kentwan Balmer, (likely soon to be ex-) defensive end for the Washington Redskins, is missing, at least to the Redskins coaching staff. He hasn't shown up for training camp practices two days in a row. Redskins officials found his hotel room cleared out, save for one Redskins sweatshirt. Teammate Lorenzo Alexander says that Balmer simply "decided to leave."

Camp Confidential: Washington Redskins - NFC East Blog - ESPN
But for the first time in a long time, there is reason for hope. His name is Robert Griffin III, and he is a rookie quarterback on whom everything now rests. The Redskins traded three first-round picks and a second-round pick for the right to draft Griffin, and all he has to do is look around or listen to know what he represents to the Redskins' starving fan base..

RG3 building trust with Washington Redskins' offensive line -
The Washington Redskins already are looking to backups on the offensive line with tackle Jammal Brown and guard Kory Lichtensteiger both sidelined with injuries.

Redskins mess up Roy Helu's name on season tickets -
The Washington Redskins house spell-checker might have taken the night off when the team sent its season tickets to the printing press. Roy Helu Jr. came out on the losing end.

With Fletcher resting, Alexander in charge in the middle
With London Fletcher taking the day off, Lorenzo Alexander took charge of the first team defense and picked of RG3 in the process.

NFL Videos: DeAngelo Hall then and now

Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall joins "Inside Training Camp" to talk about his maturity as a player, and the difference between his former team, the Atlanta Falcons, and his current one.

The 'Misfits' label fits for Redskins secondary - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
DeAngelo Hall said that the Redskins’ defense has "a secondary full of misfits" when speaking to the media yesterday. He said it with a smile but there was more truth in his statement than he or anyone else might care to admit.

DALY: Redskins’ improved O-line still lacks key veterans - Washington Times
Things got pretty rough for the Washington Redskins' offensive line last season. If one more guy had gotten hurt or suspended, the team might have held a seance and tried to contact the spirit of Turk Edwards.

Financial implications of Jammal Brown’s contract are weighed - Washington Times
Now that right tackle Jammal Brown's availability for the 2012 season is in doubt, the bill on the five-year, $27.5 million contract the Redskins gave him in July 2011 seems close to coming due.

Redskins training camp: Long snapper Nick Sundberg has no competition - The Washington Post
Lineman spent all summer improving velocity, accuracy of his snaps