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Daily Slop: Fletcher on Course to Play 253rd Straight Game; Cousins Agrees RGIII Should Keep Playing

A look at the top Redskins stories around the web

Patrick McDermott


Niles Paul Lost 8 Pounds While Battling Virus – Washington Redskins " CBS DC
Returning to work hasn't been easy for Niles Paul who lost eight pounds while battling an illness that kept him away from his Washington Redskins teammates last week.

Need to Know: The top five Redskins free agents | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Friday, December 6, two days before the Washington Redskins host the Kansas City Chiefs. Nickel coverage With the meaningful part of the 2013 season over, it’s time to take a look ahead.

Predicting a Potential Brian Orakpo Extension |

A breakdown of a potential contract and contract structure the Redskins can use to extend Brian Orkapo after the season.

RG3 says he never feared losing job to Cousins | Comcast SportsNet Washington
"Me and Kirk have always been good," Griffin told "That’s not an issue. The way I look at it, hard work, dedication and God’s grace is what helped me come back and play so quick." He added: "Anyone who knows me, knows I’m not that guy. I’m not the guy that these negative articles are trying to paint me to be."K. Shanahan: Relationship with RG3 remains "same" | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Kirk Cousins’s proposal story

Redskins should re-sign Brian Orakpo and Perry Riley, according to London Fletcher
"It’s not ideal to have more than half your defense not under contract," Fletcher said Thursday at Redskins Park. "That’s something that you don’t see most teams do. But it’s kind of it is what it is, for whatever reason, whether it’s [from a salary] cap standpoint or whatever, not being able to get more guys locked up. I think there’s some good young football players the organization needs to continue to lock up when you look at Perry, you look at ‘Rak. Those two guys just come to mind because they’re young guys just coming off their first rookie deals. So those are cornerstones that you need to keep around."

London Fletcher on course to play 253rd straight game

Barry Cofield wonders what next season’s Redskins defense will look like
"It’s something I definitely wonder about," Cofield said after Wednesday’s practice. "Obviously I have zero control over it. I’m interested to see what the front office’s plan is. But obviously you’ve got to stay focused on the now and try to enjoy these last four weeks playing with these guys. Realistically I do wonder how we’re going to look next year."

RGIII, Born 1 Day After Nelson Mandela's Prison Release, Gives Thanks | Football News Now
Robert Griffin III was born on Feb. 12, 1990 — one day after anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela walked out of prison following 27 years of incarceration.

Preview: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Washington Redskins - NFL Videos
NFL Films previews the Week 14 matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Washington Redskins.

Double coverage: Chiefs vs. Redskins - NFC East Blog - ESPN
Fortunes have turned this season for the Washington Redskins and Kansas City Chiefs. The Redskins, who won the NFC East championship last season, are

Why Bill Cowher should be the Redskins next head coach |

Friday Conversation: Chris Cooley - NFC East Blog - ESPN
Former Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley, less than a year removed from his last game, hasn't been shy about expressing his opinions on ESPN9

Kyle Shanahan defends calls for RG III - NFC East Blog - ESPN
ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan defended his play calling from late last season for injured quarterback Robert

Kirk Cousins agrees: RG III should keep playing - ESPN
ASHBURN, Va. -- It’s not a debate, yet it’s a topic that keeps coming up, partly because of the attention focused on Robert Griffin III. I

Washington Redskins’ 2012 offensive line draft picks still have much to prove - The Washington Post
The Redskins used three draft picks on offensive linemen in 2012, and it remains uncertain if they’ll contribute.

The Redskins Blog | Pierre Garçon Chasing Art Monk’s Marks

Alfred Morris sees production decline as opponents key on Redskins back - Washington Times
Though the Redskins surpassed 100 rushing yards Sunday for the 11th consecutive game, 88 of those yards were gained by quarterback Robert Griffin III. Morris managed only 11 carries for 26 yards, and he gained 15 yards on two carries in the second half.

Washington Redskins vs. Kansas City Chiefs: 5 Questions - Washington Times
Five questions Redskins beat writer Zac Boyer has heading into Washington's Sunday afternoon game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

NFC East Week 14 Previews and Predictions |