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Daily Slop: Redskins Media Links Roundup, Monday, 8/12/2013

Collection of game recaps and Redskins injury updates from around the web.

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Robert Griffin III’s practice activities expected to increase in coming days
One person familiar with the situation said it is expected that Griffin’s first drills against an 11-man defense will take place on Tuesday. It wasn’t clear how significant his workload would be, however.

Kirk Cousins excels for the Redskins in his preseason starting role - The Washington Post
While he is simply keeping the seat warm for Robert Griffin III, backup QB Kirk Cousins has excelled for Washington. Redskins are gonna get a whole lot for Kirk Cousins. Just not soon. My offering for Monday's dead-tree edition.

Redskins Rookie Report |

A breakdown of how the rookies looked in their first action from last Thursday's preseason game.

Redskins On The Mend In Richmond
"We were a little banged up today. I think it worked out for us even though we didn’t practice," Shanahan said on Satuday. "The field being a little wet, I thought it was good for our football team to have an extra day to recover.

Redskins getting back to work for final week in Richmond
The Washington Redskins return to work at their training camp facility Monday for their final week of practices in Richmond before breaking camp.

The Redskins Blog | Coach’s Turn: Mike Shanahan At The Mic
Shanahan's post-game comments.

Training Camp Confidential: NFC East Intel
With Chip Kelly implementing his new up-tempo offense, the Eagles need all the reps they can get with the starting lineup intact. Given the fluidity of that situation, it will be difficult to get into any kind of offensive rhythm for Week 1 when the teams travels to FedExField for Monday Night Football.

RGIII, Redskins attend ‘Lone Survivor’ screening in Richmond
Tim Riggins sighting....Ken Meringolo surely would blush.

Barry Cofield: ‘Orakpo Is Back’
"It’s great to have ‘Rak back, you know, and I think ‘Rak being back makes Ryan [Kerrigan] better, makes [Stephen] Bowen better, makes the secondary better," Cofield explained. "We all work together. His [Orakpo’s] energy, his passion—he’s already ‘that guy. Then you take him out of the game for a year? He’s come back like a hungry wild animal. Orakpo’s going to be back to his Pro Bowl ways."

Redskins Make Progress In Tennessee
Redskins QB Kirk Cousins has a near-perfect start as RB Roy Helu Jr. paces the offense in first half. Defense struggles at times but rallies to allow fourth-quarter comeback.

Phillip Thomas doesn’t have a broken foot, X-rays show, and is day-to-day
"Any time you have a separation of the shoulder, I’ve seen guys come back in a few days, or a couple weeks," Shanahan said. "I think we’ll have a better idea in a few days."

What we learned: Redskins defense - John Keim - NFC East Blog - ESPN
After rewatching the Redskins' 22-21 win over Tennessee, a few opinions were solidified, some shifted a little and a few discoveries were made.

Roy Helu Jr., Evan Royster impress in first cracks at No. 2 running back spot
Each back averaged an effective 4.4 yards per carry against Tennessee. Helu, who got the start, gained 57 yards on 13 carries, while Royster rushed for 62 yards on 14 carries.

Increased snaps paying dividends for Kirk Cousins, Redskins say
"I like what I see," Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said Saturday in Richmond. "I like what I see in practice. It’s carried over to the games. He’s got a good feel of what we’re doing offensively. He’s got a good command of the offense. I thought he did an excellent job in the game going through his progressions. He only played 13 snaps. But he took advantage of every opportunity. And there’s a lot of times when you’re a second-team quarterback, you don’t get the reps in preseason like you want. He’s going to get those reps. So it’s a big plus for him in his development."

The NFL Is Banning Certain Customized Facemasks, For Some Reason
Did you notice Rak wasn't wearing the Bane facemask vs the Titans? Here's why.

Washington Redskins History: Jim Lachey Injury Ends Glory Era 20 Years Ago " CBS DC
It was the end of the most glorious era any Washington sports franchise has ever had. And it happened 20 years ago this past Friday although no one realized its significance at the time....Lachey tore his ACL.

What the 2013 Draft Says About the 2011 Draft -

NFC Over/Under Vegas Win Totals

Film Sessions: Pat White's Good (But Completely and Utterly Overrated) Preseason Game

To here Redskins fans tell it, Pat White is the future. I'm not quite so convinced.

OXNARD, Calif. �: Linebacker Sean Lee's return expected to give boost to Cowboys - Football Wires -
OXNARD, Calif. - Blame for the Dallas Cowboys missing the playoffs last year often centers around quarterback Tony Romo. But perhaps overlooked is the absence of five defensive starters heading into the season finale, which the Cowboys lost to the Redskins in a showdown for the NFC East title.

5 Most Underrated Fantasy Football Players 2013 |

Living the Dream: 2013 Cowboy Camp Update
Former Redskin Anthony Armstrong gives a camp update from Dallas.