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Daily Slop: Shanahan Confident in Offensive Line Depth Despite Inexperience; Fred Davis Wants to Make Teams pay

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Washington Redskins Castoff Jeremy Trueblood Joins Atlanta Falcons " CBS DC
The Atlanta Falcons have signed Washington Redskins castoff offensive tackle Jeremy Trueblood.

Mike Vick’s Fast-Paced Offense Will Wear Down Redskins " CBS DC
The transition from a 4-3 to a 3-4 is a tough one, and it typically takes a team three seasons before they can become a serviceable unit. The Eagles defense will be the reason why on Monday, the franchise will record its very first "L" of the 2013 season.

Expectations Coming Back From Injuries |

What can the Redskins expect from a number of their key players who are coming back from injuries this season?

Need to Know: RG3 conversation will shift to games | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Meanwhile, amidst all of the noise surrounding the quarterback position and the speculation over who the backup running backs will be, Alfred Morris is, well, being Alfred. We didn’t have a chance to hear much from him in training camp because he was out on the field signing autographs for kids long after the media had to go to attend press conferences. He’s been available in the locker room, just one of the guys, praising RG3’s rehab and the offensive line and the coaches and everybody but himself. He hasn’t been on the top of fans’ consciousness this offseason and that suits him just fine. Everyone will be reminded what a big part of this team he is when Monday night rolls around.

Film Breakdown: Overview of the Stretch Run |

A breakdown on Mike Shanahan's staple running play and why it works so well in this offense.

Three possible reasons why the Redskins are carrying four QB’s | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
On Monday we asked Mike Shanahan why the Redskins kept Pat White on the 53-man roster and his answer seemed, well, incomplete. "Like I said all along, we’re trying to keep the top 53 players and I thought Pat was one of the top 53 players," he said.

Is O-line depth a concern for the Redskins? | Comcast SportsNet Washington
Robert Griffin III is back. So is Brian Orakpo. In all, the Redskins retained 21 of the 22 starters who led them to the NFC East title in 2012. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t any potential pitfalls as the new season approaches – because there are.

Thompson: 'I was trying not to be nervous' | Comcast SportsNet Washington
"Once I went down [to the locker room] and looked at the depth chart and saw my name my name on there, it was just…" Thompson said. "I was trying not to be nervous, but I was the whole day. I kind of took my nervousness out on [video game] Call of Duty. I played Call of Duty from about 8 o’clock in the morning to 12. That took my mind off everything."

RGIII Cleared, Adam Carriker Rehab Update, Curtains for Tim Tebow, Pumping Iron Tip | 4th & Pain
Back to Football special! RGIII has been cleared and defensive end Adam Carriker and Chuck Carroll break it down. Plus, Carriker gives an update on his injury status and a pumping iron tip!

Need to Know: Special teams clinch roster spot for Murphy | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, September 3, six days before the Redskins open up their season against the Eagles at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage 1. I posted yesterday on Barry Cofield’s contract restructure.

RGIII responds to couple’s Marine Corps Ball invitation

RGIII: Debate on rehab turned something great into something terrible
"Everyone came out – Mike, Robert, Dr. Andrews – and said what they had to say," Cooley continued. "They tried to be as politically correct as they could be. There might have been something going on three weeks ago between Mike and Robert, in terms of do I really believe that he’s going to let me play. Robert has gotten better. Robert’s healthier. I talked to him today, and he said ‘They’ve just taken something great and turned it into something terrible.’

Five areas to monitor as the Redskins prepare for the Eagles

Shanahan confident in offensive line depth despite inexperience
All five starters from last season – left tackle Trent Williams, left guard Kory Lichtensteiger, center Will Montgomery, right guard Chris Chester and right tackle Tyler Polumbus – return and bring much-needed stability. But the quality of Washington’s depth remains a mystery.

Pierre Garcon says injured toe has completely healed

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Griffin, four others elected Redskins’ captains by teammates
According to Coach Mike Shanahan, Redskins players elected Griffin and left tackle Trent Williams the team’s offensive captains. Linebacker London Fletcher and nose tackle Barry Cofield were elected the defensive captains and Reed Doughty was elected the special teams captain, Shanahan said Monday.

Did the Washington Redskins handle QB Robert Griffin III's rehab right? - NFL Videos
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III has been cleared to start Week 1, but did the Redskins handle his situation in the best possible manner? Bob Papa, Jamie Dukes and Brian Billick give their take on "Around the League."

Fred Davis wants to make teams pay - NFC East Blog - ESPN
"I feel like the underdog," Davis said. "The third time is the charm. This is going to be a good year for me. I’m physically and mentally ready and it’s my fourth year in this offense, so I’m ready."

Planning for unknown in Washington - NFC East Blog - ESPN
"We are different," Kelly said, "but I would do the same thing. It's either watch Oregon tape or watch nothing. It's going to be a combination of [Oregon tape and] our preseason games. It's no different than when we have to prepare for the Chargers. You have to kind of look at what the history is. … That's commonplace, I think."

Two Training Camp Players Sign Elsewhere | Redskins Journal

Making The Roster Just One Step For Pat White | Redskins Journal

Chief Zee’s time as Redskins’ unofficial mascot is nearly over - The Washington Post
"Blood clot went down my leg after surgery in ’06. Had to amputate my left big toe," he says. "You don’t want to lose that toe; that’s the control.

Kirk Cousins says sprained right foot is improving

Moss, Morgan join Thompson as punt returner candidates

The Redskins Blog | Back-to-Back, Jack?

Robert Griffin III Vs. Michael Vick, Finally
The matchup that everyone wanted last year will finally be realized in Week 1 of Year 2. Who takes home the bragging rights from their first matchup? Whichever QB wins.

Gibbs No Fan Of 1991 Super Bowl Pick
The Washington Redskins have a proud tradition of downplaying expectations on championship-caliber teams. Once such instance led to an awkward exchange in 1991.

NFL Rewind |

A look at the biggest stories from around the league in the past week.