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Daily Slop: NFL Says Griffin Didn't Have to Cover Brace; Alfred Morris Shocked by Start

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Need to Know: A heavy workload for Perry Riley | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, September 11, four days before the Redskins play the Packers at Lambeau Field. Nickel coverage 1. Starting inside linebacker Perry Riley played 81 of the team’s 83 snaps on defense and then 16 more on special teams.

Washington Redskins Ryan Kerrigan Passes Concussion Tests, Will Practice " CBS DC
Ryan Kerrigan passed all concussion-related tests administered Tuesday and will resume practicing ahead of this weekend's contest against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.

NFL says Griffin didn't have to cover brace | Comcast SportsNet Washington
Apparently the NFL didn’t understand it either. According to a league spokesman, Griffin being told to cover up the knee brace was a "miscommunication". The spokesman clarified the policy, saying that players have the option of wearing knee braces either inside or outside of the uniform pants.

Mike Shanahan Deserves Blame for Safety Situation |

A look at how the Redskins safety situation got so bad Monday night and who is to blame.

Redskins grades: Defense misses the mark | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Redskins grades: Offense arrived too late | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Sunday Night Football Producer: No Need To "Glorify" Big Hits Anymore
The producer of the NFL's flagship broadcast, NBC's Sunday Night Football, said he's getting super-cautious about showing repeated replays of rough hits, especially those of the helmet-to-helmet variety.

Washington Redskins Silver Lining and Reality Check Week 1 | 4th & Pain
It was a disappointing return for Robert Griffin III, but all is not lost for the Washington Redskins. Adam Carriker gives some of the positives, while Chuck Carroll provides a reality check.

Shanahan relatively forgiving of Thompson’s punt-returning mistakes
"We don’t work very often on catching the ball on the 3-yard line," Shanahan said. "But as a young guy, sometimes you line up on the 10 and you don’t realize you drift back there. I was pleased, though, he had the guts to go back there and at least catch it with a lot of people around him. So even though that’s a negative, it’s a positive that his concentration level is there. And we’re just gonna have to put him through more reps so he doesn’t catch the ball inside the 10-yard line."

Week 2 Waiver Wire Pick-ups |

A look at the top 5 pick-ups in fantasy football this week.

Meriweather’s absence again an issue for struggling secondary
"They had a lot of opportunities to be on the field," Shanahan said. "I’m not sure how many plays they had in the first half but it had to be a lot because we weren’t out there very much. And they did a good job executing. We didn’t do a great job tackling. We gave up a couple big plays. We’ll go back to the drawing board and get better."

RGIII slowly getting rhythm - NFL Videos
Kurt Warner and LaDainian Tomlinson break down the performance of Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and explain why the young signal-caller struggled early.

Alfred Morris shocked by start - NFC East Blog - ESPN
"I was shocked to start like that," Morris said. "It was not the way I envisioned the first game going or the first quarter going. It was a rough start. Most people get in the tank. I didn’t get in the tank. It helped having coaches and teammates rally around me. That’s huge. That’s characteristic of the type of team we have. It definitely helps you from going into the tank. Yeah it was frustrating but I shook it off."

Power Rankings: No. 19 Washington Redskins - ESPN
A weekly examination of the Redskins’ Power Ranking: Preseason: 11 | Last Week: 10 | Power Ranking since 2002 One bad game,

Notes & Observations: Eagles 33, Redskins 27 | Redskins Journal

Robert Griffin III looked shaky to analysts, but silver lining is that he played through it - The Washington Post
Rich Gannon, Warren Moon and Joe Theismann saw an unsteady Robert Griffin III on Monday, but they see improvement ahead.

ESPN had ‘RGIII injury camera’ ready if the Redskins quarterback went down - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: ESPN’s camera crew was apparently ready for anything that could happen to Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III during his return after knee surgery on Monday Night Football. And if Griffin went down in pain, ESPN was prepared for that … Continue reading →

'What running game?' Mike Shanahan, Redskins lament rushing woes - Washington Times
The Redskins had 28 rushing yards in the first half on nine attempts and fumbled twice. The offense was better in the second half, but mostly through the air as Washington tried desperately to erase a 33-7 deficit early in the third quarter.

Michael Vick's 'not gonna last' for Eagles, Charley Casserly says -
The Philadelphia Eagles' attack was highly effective in Monday night's win. But Charley Casserly doesn't believe 33-year-old quarterback Michael Vick will be able to last at the frenetic pace.

Giants Turn Again to Running Back Jacobs -
Brandon Jacobs, who helped the team win two Super Bowls, will most likely be the choice when the Giants need 1 or 2 yards on third and fourth down

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