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Daily Slop: All Redskins Full go in Practice on Thursday; Meriweather Says his String of Injuries has Been Very Frustrating

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Need to Know: Cofield wants to see ‘turbo’ Meriweather | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Friday, September 13, two days before the Redskins play the Packers at Lambeau Field. Nickel coverage 1. Yesterday I looked at how some quarterbacks who suffered late-season ACL injuries fared early in their comebacks.

NFL fines DeAngelo Hall $20,000 for tackle | Comcast SportsNet Washington
Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall has been fined $20,000 by the NFL for his horse-collar tackle on Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson, a league source said Thursday.

How do the Redskins Match-up with the Packers |

A position by position breakdown on which team will have the advantage on Sunday.

All Redskins full go in practice on Thursday | Comcast SportsNet Washington
According to Mike Shanahan, all 53 players on the roster were full participants in practice for the first time this year.

Brian Orakpo focused on stopping run game | Comcast SportsNet Washington
Brian Orakpo made his name by sacking quarterbacks, but this week it appears the fifth-year linebacker wants to focus on stopping the run.

Washington Redskins vs. Green Bay Packers Preview / Win Adam Carriker’s Autograph | 4th & Pain
Adam Carriker and Chuck Carroll give the 4 keys to a Washington Redskins victory this weekend against the Green Bay Packers. Also, win an Adam Carriker autograph!

Correctable mistake for Kai Forbath | Comcast SportsNet Washington
"I just kind of swung across my body instead of swinging up to the target," the Redskins’ second-year kicker said. "Very similar to a golf shot, you’re going to slice it if you come down across it."

Poor start altered Kyle Shanahan’s game plan vs. Eagles
"We never got to do our game plan, to tell you the truth," Shanahan said. "We had some stuff in there early, but it wasn’t just that that we didn’t get to do. We didn’t get to do 90 percent of our game plan. It turned into two-minute drill pretty fast. First half we wanted to set some things up, which is what we kind of always do in our offense. But we weren’t able to set anything up, and you don’t want to just run it to run it."

Haslett bristles at questions about Monday’s defensive performance
Haslett told one reporter during the approximately seven-minute news conference: "No, you’re not going to second-guess us. I’ll tell you, we played the same defense in the second half that we played in the first half. But we played it much better, okay?"

Cofield says his broken hand didn’t hinder his play too much
"It felt good, pretty much pain-free, still giving the bone an opportunity to heal, which is obviously still important at this point," Cofield said Thursday. "It takes six to eight weeks for a break really to heal like that. I felt like I was able to help the team. [There’s] no substitute for two good hands. But at the same time, I was happy and practice went well for me [Wednesday]. So I don’t expect any changes."

Meriweather says his string of injuries has been ‘very frustrating’
"It’s been very frustrating," Meriweather said in the locker room at Redskins Park. "I told you all last year the worst thing is sitting there watching your team go through something and you’re just sitting there watching. It’s frustrating to sit on the sideline and watch the people that you went through camp with and you’ve grown to love."

Redskins hope familiarity with 3-4 defense helps against Packers
"It helps us a lot," tight end Fred Davis said. "We’ve run against our 3-4 ever since training camp, so I feel like we’ll be able to run a lot of the plays that we ran in training camp, which means we’ve practiced them a lot, and it’ll definitely be a lot smoother, because we’re used to it."

Kedric Golston says Redskins’ tackling must improve

Meriweather and Kerrigan Both Practice, Will Play Against Green Bay

E.J. Biggers on move from corner to safety - Washington Times
E.J. Biggers last played safety when he was a senior in high school. But with starting strong safety Brandon Meriweather out on Monday night with a groin injury, the Redskins coaching staff decided to go with him at that spot ahead of veteran Reed Doughty.

Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall: 'I've never experienced an offense go at that tempo" - NFL Videos
Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall joins "NFL Total Access" to talk about his Week 1 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles and his expectations for Week 2.

Marshall Faulk: RGIII shouldn't be playing for Redskins yet -
Should Robert Griffin III be playing quarterback right now for the Washington Redskins? Marshall Faulk doesn't believe so, and the Hall of Fame running back said as much on NFL Network.

Redskins' offense welcomes more rush - NFC East Blog - ESPN
"It’s going to happen," Griffin said. "We did get blitzed last year; the biggest thing was we weren’t getting blitzed on third down very often. ... [Philadelphia] had some gaping holes to come through and get me. You just go with whatever you see and if teams are going to blitz, you’re ready for that."

Chris Thompson learns tough lessons - NFC East Blog - ESPN
"The hard part is realizing if you’re stepping back or just staying lateral," he said of the fair catch. "That was really the thing. I was running laterally, but I didn’t know I was losing yards at the same time."

Pierre Garcon: FedEx louder than Lambeau - ESPN
"It’s another stadium," said Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon, whose only appearance at Lambeau came in 2008. "FedEx Field is louder. But the crowd noise won’t be an issue for us. They’ll be excited and pumped because it’s their home opener. Lambeau has history, but they don’t have the weather advantage. It’s going to be an even playing field, to tell you the truth."

Slow Start For Run Game Not A Concern | Redskins Journal

The Redskins Blog | Players Weigh In On Famed Lambeau Field

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