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Daily Slop: Darrel Young Tweaks Hamstring, Status Unclear; Turnover Woes Have Plagued Redskins

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Kevin C. Cox


Report refutes allegations concerning RG3, father | Comcast SportsNet Washington
Coles article also said that Griffin Jr. was a "stage dad" when the player was at Baylor, coming into the locker room before games to stretch his son. This prompted David Smoak, a radio host in Waco, Texas who covers Baylor, to chime in via Twitter. He said he asked Baylor coach Art Briles about the report and Briles’ response was, "That's so ridiculous it doesn't warrant a response." Jones was down the middle in his report on the Post website but he was more candid on Twitter. Noting that Smoak and other reporters got denials from multiple sources, the said that the Cole article was a "pretty obvious smear job".

Redskins' Young tweaks hamstring, status unclear | Comcast SportsNet Washington
"We sat him down for two and a half, three weeks," Coach Mike Shanahan said Monday at Redskins Park. "Usually that’s plenty of time to get a hamstring back [healthy]. …He set himself back a little" against the Falcons.

Shanahan says Redskins are tuning out distractions | Comcast SportsNet Washington
"I think we’ve got our players really playing right now, very hard, despite some of the distractions," Shanahan said. "I think they’re handling it very good. I can’t do anything about those reports. I can guess where they come from. I know there’s a lot of people in my past or maybe Coach [Jim] Haslett’s past … not everybody’s happy, and when you do have three wins, it can be a little bit tough."

Baylor teammates defend the Griffins

Fred Davis makes a contribution with Jordan Reed sidelined
"It was just fun to get out there, something I know I should have [had] an opportunity to do all year," Davis said Sunday. "But it still was fun."

Turnover woes have plagued Redskins
"It’s one of the reasons why we’ve had the record we’ve had," Coach Mike Shanahan said Monday. "The one stat that we look at all the time is turnover ratio and things you work on in practice … having the defenders try to separate the ball all the time regardless if it’s a running play or a passing play. … When you don’t do those things, you lose. And that’s what happened Sunday."

Despite performance by Kirk Cousins, Robert Griffin III still the QB - Washington Times
Griffin will remain the Redskins' starting quarterback, coach Mike Shanahan emphasized Monday, despite Cousins' performance in a road loss to the Falcons a day before.

Schottenheimer: No NFL coach better than Shanahan -
Mike Shanahan might soon reach the end of his run with the Washington Redskins, but former Redskins coach Marty Schottenheimer doesn't think he'll be out of work for long.

Redskins film review: Kirk Cousins - NFC East Blog - ESPN
1. Yes, the Redskins looked a little different with Kirk Cousins at quarterback than with Robert Griffin III. But to suggest they unveiled a whole new

Morris Claiborne says he will miss Cowboys' game against the Redskins - ESPN
Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne said he will miss Sunday's game at the Washington Redskins because of a hamstring injury. Claiborne has mi

Positives the Redskins have to build on for next year |

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Fred Davis Focused On Final Two Games
Washington Redskins Fred Davis got the Redskins going on Sunday, catching a 23-yard touchdown, his first score since Week 12, 2011 at Seattle.

Chris Cooley Analyzes Two-Point Conversion
Former Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley supports the decision to go for two at the end of Sunday's game, breaks down the X's and O's of the failed attempt.

FENNO: Let's not get so carried away with Cousins-mania and forget RG3 remains the future - Washington Times
Kirk Cousins' outing against one of the NFL's worst pass defenses can't obscure the fact that, for better or worse, Robert Griffin III is the franchise's future.

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