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Daily Slop: Redskins Battered Backup Running Backs Fighting for Spots; Coaches Start to Weigh Risk-Reward on Roster Cuts

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Washington Redskins wake-up call - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
RICHMOND, Va. – The Washington Redskins will practice one final time here Tuesday morning and then sign autographs for the volunteer workers. Th

Gruden and staff start to weight risk-reward on roster cuts | Comcast SportsNet Washington
"A lot of teams, when teams make their final cuts, a lot of teams are in the same boat," said Gruden. "They’re in the same predicament. You know, when you poach somebody, you’ve got to put them right on your active roster, then you’re playing a regular season game and sometimes it’s not always easy to do."

Breaking down the Redskins Running back Position Battle |

A look at how the running back position battle is shaping up after the first preseason game.

Big swaggy showing Seastrunk how to dance | Comcast SportsNet Washington

How Many Runningbacks Will Make the Redskins Final 53?

Breaking down the Redskins RB Battle | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog

Jay Gruden: RGIII has keys to Redskins franchise -
Some members of the Patriots believe Kirk Cousins is the best quarterback on the Redskins' roster. Washington coach Jay Gruden said Monday that Robert Griffin III holds "the keys to the franchise." "There's been a lot of good. There's been some bad, as most QBs go through training camp," Gruden added. "Overall, I think he's making progress at a good rate."

Silence the Stupidity: The Redskins Name Controversy (VIDEO) -

Players Who Leave NFL Find It Hard to Return -
Professional football is not a career that encourages sabbaticals. Hundreds of fresh rookies arrive every summer ready to grab a roster spot from any veteran who wanted to take a season off.

Washington Redskins' Thompson, Thomas must prove durability - ESPN
"It's unfortunate for him because he was progressing very well and he needs the reps to do what we're going to ask him to do on game day," Gruden said, "and if he's not available to get these reps, it's going to hurt his progress. Injuries happen, unfortunately to him it seems like more often than not. He's got to figure out a way to stay healthy. ...He's got to get back on the field, there's no question about it." Thompson understands the situation.

Washington Redskins Camp Report: Day 19 - NFC East Blog - ESPN

RICHMOND, Va. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Washington Redskins training camp:

Robert Griffin III report: 'Greater things are coming' - ESPN

"It’s tough," Griffin said of having to be patient. "I expect a lot out of myself. Jay [Gruden] expects a lot out of me. Sean [McVay] expects a lot out of me. The organization expects a lot out of me, my team expects a lot out of me. That’s something I’ll always have to deal with. It’s not patience, it’s about knowing greater things are coming. I’m excited about what the future holds."

Washington Redskins' projected roster - NFC East Blog - ESPN

Biggest Questions facing each NFC East team after week 1 of the preseason |

Redskins' battered backup running backs fighting for spots - Washington Times

There are six running backs with the Redskins this summer who are vying for what may be as few as three spots on the initial 53-man roster. And only anointed starter Alfred Morris and Evan Royster are not coping with some type of injury.

Dallas Cowboys defense takes another hit with Scandrick four-game suspension | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Cowboys' defense took yet another personnel hit when cornerback Orlando Scandrick was suspended four games for testing positive for what the NFL deemed to be a performance-enhancing drug.

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