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Daily Slop: Brian Orakpo Expecting Emotional Return On Monday; Redskins Punt Returner Chris Thompson Ready to Shine

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Need to Know: Both teams in good health | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Friday, September 6, three days before the Redskins open up their season against the Eagles at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage 1. The Eagles’ Cary Williams and Riley Cooper got into a scuffle in practice yesterday.

Thompson doing extra work to get comfortable as punt returner
"It’s all about just getting reps and the more reps you get, the more comfortable you feel," Thompson said Thursday at Redskin Park. "And that’s how it’s working out for me right now."

Updated Redskins Target Predictions for 2013 |

A breakdown of how the Redskins passing targets could break down in 2013.

Brandon Meriweather participates in Redskins’ practice on limited basis
"Hopefully he’s full speed tomorrow," Shanahan said. Meriweather has been plagued this week by a groin injury that he suffered Monday, according to Shanahan.

2013 Washington Redskins Special Teams Report |

A breakdown on the outlook for the Washington Redskins special teams unit's this year.

Fletcher stands alone as NFL’s active leader in consecutive games
"I can’t get caught up in that," Fletcher said. "I can’t focus on that. You’ve really just got to just focus one game at a time. Right now we’ve got the Eagles. I’ve got enough on my plate to worry about, trying to figure out how to stop their offense."

NFL satisfied with condition of field at FedEx Field and Redskins’ plan to maintain it
"Regular checks of all fields will occur," Anderson wrote in an electronic message in which he also expressed satisfaction with the current condition of the field at FedEx Field.

Redskins Music: Holy Hail by Black Boo (Week 1) - HTTR4LIFE
Local DC artist "Black Boo" of Mambo Sauce brings us his Redskins song for week one. It's titled "Holy Hail"

2013 Free Washington Redskins Guide |

A detailed look at the Washington Redskins Outlook for the 2013 season, including schedule predictions, feature articles and play breakdowns.

Redskins vs Eagles Breakdown httr247

Darrell Green Became Washington Redskins Icon 31 Years Ago Today " CBS DC
30 years ago today, Washington Redskins rookie Darrell Green showed a national television audience on 'Monday Night Football' against the archrival Dallas Cowboys.

Adam Carriker remains determined through up-and-down recovery
"The key thing is, I’ve got to be able to pop out of bed at 2 a.m. and be able to get there on my own, and that’s what we’re working for," Carriker said

why your team won't win the super bowl in 2013 | Damn it feels good to be a homer.

Redskins punt returner Chris Thompson ready to shine - Washington Times
"Once it was clear that I would be doing this those doubts went away," Thompson said of his early hesitation about jumping into that role. "But before I was still thinking about it a lot because it was kind of new to me. Even as I missed practice for a while that week after training camp [started]. Now I feel real comfortable back there."

'NFL Fantasy Live': Washington Redskins offense excites wide receiver Pierre Garcon - NFL Videos
Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon is anxious for the return of QB Robert Griffin III and explains why touchdowns he scores Monday night are even more meaningful than normal.

Redskins notes: Return duties unsettled - NFC East Blog - ESPN
The Redskins still aren’t sure who will return punts Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles. Rookie Chris Thompson has fielded more punts in practice than the other candidates, Santana Moss and Josh Morgan, but only because he’s by far the least experienced in this area.

Redskins' defense faces unique test in Kelly, Eagles - ESPN
Jim Haslett started watching film this summer and pored through two dozen Oregon films and every Philadelphia Eagles game this preseason. Just to figure out what Chip Kelly might run Monday night in the season opener. And Haslett figures he’s done all the studying he can do. "If they can do anything else, God bless ‘em," Haslett, the Washington Redskins' defensive coordinator, said.

5 Most Charitable NFL Players |

See what current Redskins player made this list.

Robert Griffin III report: Protect thyself - ESPN
"He can’t run as much," running back Alfred Morris said. "He has to be a smarter runner. A lot of times on options I’m like, 'Give me the ball.' Not because I want the stats, but give me the ball to let me take the hit. I can take this hit. I’m built for this. So just not as many hits and being smarter sliding instead of making something big happen."

Reed Doughty Proud To Be Named First Special Teams Captain | Redskins Journal

Brian Orakpo Expecting Emotional Return On Monday | Redskins Journal

The Redskins Blog | Ryan Kerrigan, Chip Kelly Meet Again

The Redskins Blog | Darryl Tapp ‘Quickly Jumped’ At Redskins
"I jumped on it fast. I didn’t even second guess it," Tapp said before practice on Thursday. "For them to even call me and want me to come in was truly an honor, because I’ve always been a 4-3 defensive end and they wanted me to switch to outside linebacker [due] to the 3-4.

Redskins-Eagles: 4 Keys To The Game's Brian Tinsman breaks down the key players and matchups to keep an eye on during Monday Night's Redskins-Eagles regular season opener in prime time at FedExField.

Video: Riley Cooper, Cary Williams scrap in Philadelphia Eagles practice - Yahoo! Sports
From Yahoo! Sports: It has mostly been positive vibes coming out of Philadelphia Eagles camp under Chip Kelly, save for that one unfortunate incident of Riley Cooper uttering a racial slur and threatening to divide the locker room. Not much has happened in …

Defensive coordinator Bill Davis also curious about Eagles defense - ESPN
"Yeah, I'm very anxious for the Redskins to show us who we are and where we are," the Eagles defensive coordinator said. "I don't know what's coming. The truth will be, at the end of that game, we will know defensively how far along we are. … No matter what I wish for or what I want -- doesn't matter. The game will show us who we are."

Peyton Manning of Denver Broncos ties NFL record with seven touchdown passes against Baltimore Ravens - ESPN
Peyton Manning tied an NFL record with seven touchdown passes against the Super Bowl-champion Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night.