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Daily Slop: Trent Murphy Excited for First Redskins Start; Can the Redskins Slow DeMarco Murray?

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Trent Murphy excited for first Redskins start - Washington Times
A second-round pick out of Stanford, Murphy will fill in for outside linebacker Brian Orakpo, who underwent surgery Wednesday morning to repair a torn right pectoral muscle.

McCoy gets first snaps as starter in practice; Griffin continues to audition - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Washington Redskins XTRA

ASHBURN — Washington’s starting receivers caught their first passes from Colt McCoy in a practice setting on Wednesday, working to prepare themselves for McCoy’s debut as the starter for the Redskins.

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Santana Moss remains firmly behind Kirk Cousins - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN

"I feel we’re in a tough situation as a team," Moss said. "People are tired of what we’re going through so changes had to be made. … I understand turnovers are big and I don’t feel giving Colt [McCoy] a chance is wrong. But when you have a guy you’ve been trusting the last few years with this role and he’s coming up big for us, you just can’t turn on him because of a couple miscues.

Colt McCoy readies for return to Texas - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN

Colt McCoy is slated to take first-team reps in practice and start a game since the 2011 season.

Redskins wake-up call - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN

The Redskins practice at 1 p.m. Thursday, after an open locker room session. Here are three areas of interest: The quarterback update. Really, ther

Need to Know: Redskins Park notes and quotes–McCoy wouldn’t trade his past experiences | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, October 23, four days before the Washington Redskins travel to Dallas to play the Cowboys on Monday night football.

Washington Redskins notes: Keenan Robinson wins award - ESPN

Linebacker Keenan Robinson was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week after his 14-tackle performance against Tennessee.

Can the Redskins slow DeMarco Murray? | Comcast SportsNet Washington
So how will Jim Haslett's defense respond to Murray? Coming into Dallas Week, the 'Skins have done a reasonable job slowing opposing runners. They rank 12th in the NFL at stopping the run, and on average are only giving up 3.8 yards per carry. Murray is averaging nearly five yards per carry. One key factor for the Skins against Dallas: No Brian Orakpo. 'Rak hasn't put up much in the way of sack totals, but he was a strong cog in stopping the run. His replacement, rookie Trent Murphy, will be tested.

Kerrigan says he has to step up with Orakpo out | Comcast SportsNet Washington

I’ve just got to step my game up," he said. "I’ve got to be more consistent and get to the quarterback more. It’s not going to change anything schematically for what I’m going to do but it’s just puts more of an emphasis on me making plays."

Jackson Jeffcoat gets first taste of Redskins-Cowboys rivalry, with dad in his corner - Washington Times

Jim Jeffcoat won a pair of Super Bowls during his 12-year career with the Cowboys, but there's no doubt where his loyalties will lie Monday night when his son suits up against Dallas for the Redskins.

Source: Goodell Told to Testify in Rice Appeal " CBS DC

A person familiar with the case has told The Associated Press that an arbiter has ruled that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension.