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Daily Slop: RG3 Ready to Accelerate his Return; Expectations On The Rise For Perry Riley

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Redskins training camp observations - Mon., Aug. 5 - Washington Times
Quarterback Robert Griffin III threw the ball as well during 7-on-7 drills as I can remember since he got hurt last December. Quarterback Kirk Cousins expected his rhythm to improve by last weekend, and it has. Receiver Leonard Hankerson dropped two passes.

Redskins: Morning wake-up call By John Keim- NFC East Blog - ESPN
RICHMOND, Va. -- Three areas I’m monitoring Tuesday: 1. How strong safety Brandon Meriweather's right knee held up. Meriweather practiced for t

RGIII Ready To Do More, Washington Redskins To Stick With The Plan " CBS DC
Robert Griffin III says he's 'ready to move on' and take a bigger role in practice as he works his way back from knee surgery.

Need to Know: Extra duty for Cousins | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, August 6, two days before the Redskins open their preseason against the Titans.Cousins will pull extra duty in preseasonKirk Cousins is in an odd spot.

Early Eight Man Practice Squad Roster |

An early look at what 8 players the Redskins would sign to their practice squad based on the early part of training camp.

Redskins TE Jordan Reed hurts foot | Comcast SportsNet Washington
Jordan Reed left Monday's practice with a bruise on the top of his foot, Coach Mike Shanahan said. The extent of the rookie tight end's injury was not immediately known.

On Thursday, a glimpse at what could have been | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
RICHMOND—The Redskins and their fans should get a glimpse of what might have been on Thursday when Jake Locker starts at quarterback for the Titans.

Redskins rookies talk hazing, skits

Why Chris Cooley went to ESPN 980
"I’m on the team flight," Cooley noted during another break. "I get to travel every week with my friends. That was literally the biggest factor in me staying and doing this: I get to hang out with my friends every week."

Even in new role, Rex Grossman not ditching his identity
"I err on the side of going for it. It’s just my personality," Grossman said. "And I think everybody plays football with their personality right on their sleeve."

Observations from Monday’s practice at Redskins training camp
Meriweather looked aggressive and appeared to move better than he has in the last week. As always, he brought the energy, jawing with offensive teammates and barking out calls to his teammates. At one point Meriweather heckled Donte Stallworth at the end of a catch-and-run, warning him that he and Hall could have lit the receiver up had it been a game. Later, Meriweather held up in his pursuit of Robert Griffin III, who scrambled a few yards before sliding to protect himself. Meriweather laughed and patted Griffin on the head, telling him he had done the right thing.

Redskins injury updates - Mon., Aug. 5 - Washington Times
Cornerback DeAngelo Hall and safety Brandon Meriweather returned to team drills after a long absence.

AUDIO: Redskins director of player personnel Scott Campbell talks draft class impressions, RG3 and more. - Washington Times
Campbell, the Redskins' top college scout, was particularly impressed by Georgia safety Bacarri Rambo's knowledge of defensive concepts and responsibilities during the pre-draft process. The Redskins drafted Rambo in the sixth round, and he has been practicing with the starting defense during camp.

Is Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan playing the bad guy? - NFL Videos
Jeff Darlington describes how Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan is walking a fine line when it comes to quarterback Robert Griffin III.

Redskins practice: Notes and observations - NFC East Blog - ESPN
Highlights from Monday's Washington Redskins' practice: It’s hard to imagine anyone but Roy Helu ending up as the third-down back for Washington. He’s done a decent job in pass protection and he remains their best receiving threat out of the backfield. He also had a nice run today, running with excellent pad level through the hole.

Robert Griffin III Report: August 5 - NFC East Blog - ESPN
A look at Robert Griffin III's daily progress: The biggest cheer, as usual, was reserved for Griffin. This time, it was for something Redskins fans

Redskins rookie report: CB David Amerson - NFC East Blog - ESPN
David Amerson, the Washington Redskins' second-round pick, has spent most of training camp working with the starters, but that’s not by design. It’s because starters Josh Wilson (shoulder) and DeAngelo Hall (ankle) have missed time. And it’s clear that Amerson is more talented than E.J. Biggers, which is why he receives the first shot with the starters when Wilson or Hall are out.

Training Camp Notes: Day 10 | Redskins Journal

Robert Griffin III ready to accelerate his return - The Washington Post
Robert Griffin III is a bit antsy, but Coach Mike Shanahan won’t deviate from the comeback plan for the quarterback.

Expectations On The Rise For Perry Riley
Redskins LB Perry Riley was a top-15 tackler last season and expectations are rising for him to have a strong showing in his second full season as a starter.

Camp Diary: Rookie Safety Phillip Thomas
Hey Redskins Nation, this is rookie safety Phillip Thomas. Over the next three weeks, I'll provide you with a behind-the-scenes look at my first Redskins training camp, from my perspective.

HGH deal could result in beefed up penalties for DUIs | ProFootballTalk
With the NFL and NFLPA still haggling over the contours of an HGH testing program more than two years after agreeing that HGH testing will occur, the league and its players continue to operate under the pre-2011 drug, alcohol, and steroids policies.

Team Grades for Fantasy Football: NFC East |

A look at what each team's grade is as a whole based on the value and depth of their fantasy prospects.