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Daily Slop:Haslett Taking Advantage of Improved Pass-Rusher Depth; Meriweather Excited For Preseason Debut

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Washington Redskins Great Art Monk Joins College Football Hall of Fame " CBS DC
Legendary Redskins wide receiver Art Monk was among 24 former players and coaches enshrined into the College Football Hall of Fame on Wednesday night.

What will you look for during Redskins-Bucs? | Comcast SportsNet Washington

RG3 hits the cover of Sports Illustrated | Comcast SportsNet Washington

5 Position Battles that could be decided tonight |

A look at five position battles that will be taking place tonight and predicting what will happen with each of them.

Redskins will test Plan B at fullback vs. Bucs | Comcast SportsNet Washington
"It's the same as tight end . . . It's not different at all. There's different plays but if you know the playbook, and as a tight end you're supposed to know the whole playbook, it's not that bad." Kyle Shanahan confirmed that Paul will play some fullback against the Bucs.

Breaking down the Redskins Punt Returner Battle |

An indepth look on why or why not each contender should get the Redskins punt returner job.

RGIII’s Facebook Q&A didn’t have many actual questions

What to watch: Rookies 4th preseason game |

A look at what too look for with the rookies tonight and what they should be looking to accomplish in their final game before the regular season.

Mike Shanahan, the Super Bowl and PTI
He’s saying that past teams and players have set the standard — not the "expectation" — that anything short of a Super Bowl is a failure, because of past successes. Not that crazy.

Nick Barnett expected to see significant action in preseason finale

Crawford, Kimbrough, Mouton clear waivers, placed on Injured Reserve
Second-year cornerback Richard Crawford cleared waivers on Tuesday and has been placed on the Redskins’ injured reserve list, according to NFL records. The same goes for cornerback Ryan Mouton, and linebacker Jeremy Kimbrough.

Jarvis Jenkins, Rob Jackson about to start serving suspensions
"I’ve already talked to them about the message," Shanahan said Tuesday. "I think the message is very obvious. After Saturday evening, we cannot talk to them until they come back. We want them to stay in great shape and when they do come back, hopefully they help our football team win. And the only way they are going to do that is if they do the little things over the next four weeks."

Haslett taking advantage of improved pass-rusher depth
Rather than the alignment of two defensive linemen and two outside linebackers and two inside linebackers as he often has in his nickel packages, Haslett had linebacker Ryan Kerrigan and Darryl Tapp lined up in three-point stances, almost as defensive tackles, and had Brian Orakpo and Brandon Jenkins at their outside linebacker positions, and London Fletcher and Perry Riley as inside linebackers as always.

Helu has secured roster spot behind Morris at tailback
"The only thing that’s been settled is Alf and Helu," Shanahan said. "Everything else is up for grabs. We’ve got a good problem to have because I think there’s a bunch of guys there that can play in this league and that can help us. They’re gonna make us have to make a tough decision next week. And really, every play is gonna count for them."

are the washington redskins a lock to win the division? | Damn it feels good to be a homer.

RG3 tells radio station his surgically repaired knee is '100 percent' - Washington Times
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III pronounced his surgically repaired right knee "100 percent" in an interview with radio station ESPN 980 on Tuesday.

Washington Redskins roster battle: Offensive line - ESPN
This is a little like the NCAA basketball tournament projections, except that you can't see me moving names around on my whiteboard. Considering I don't own a whiteboard, you're not missing much. As of now, I'm projecting eight players make the cut here.

Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris better than 2012 - ESPN
"I think Alfred just looks better, and that’s tough to say because Alfred did as good last year as I’ve ever had someone do for me," Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said. "But, Alf, as you guys know, Alf’s as humble as there is. He always has that. He never feels like he’s arrived, and even after his rookie year he still has that same mentality."

Predicting the Redskins 8 man practice squad |

Washington Redskins season prediction: 10-6 - ESPN
The Redskins should enter the season as the NFC East favorites, having won the division with a seven-game winning streak last season. They have one o

Brandon Meriweather Excited For Preseason Debut | Redskins Journal
"I’m not allowed to go out [early] in Tampa, man," Meriweather said, smiling. "I’m not allowed to warm up. I won’t be out there this time."

The Redskins Blog | Read-Option Mixed Bag For Ryan Kerrigan

Thursday Night A Last Chance For Some
When the final horn blows on the fourth preseason game, it will be the last football that some Redskins will play. This breeds the need for some players to tally a signature moment.

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