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Daily Slop: Bashaud Breeland Cited for Marijuana Possession; For Redskins Special Teams, Change is Good

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In NFL, pressure to return quickly from injury is intense - Washington Times
Phillip Thomas was a fourth-round pick out of Fresno State in 2013 and expected to evolve into a starter. But he lost his rookie season because of a Lisfranc injury that needed surgery. He made it through OTAs this year before injuring his hamstring. "As a coaching staff, we're frustrated because we just don't know if he's reliable and accountable enough yet from an injury standpoint," defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said.

Rookie cornerback Bashaud Breeland cited for marijuana possession

Breaking down the Redskins Tight End Position Battle |

For Redskins special teams, change is good - The Washington Post
"You feel it in the air," tight end Niles Paul said. "It’s a whole different atmosphere out there. You’ve got 11 guys who want to be out there, who want to make plays, who want to make tackles and who want to be a part of the special teams unit."

Washington Redskins wake-up call - ESPN
The Washington Redskins return to practice at 9 a.m. ET Thursday, closed to the public but not the media. Here are three areas I'll monitor:

Need to Know: The five best players at Redskins training camp | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, August 14, four days before the Redskins host the Browns on preseason Monday night football. Nickel coverage The Redskins have packed up and left Richmond.

Redskins’ new outside linebackers coach Brian Baker is a teacher and a perfectionist - The Washington Post
Washington’s new outside linebackers coach is both a teacher and perfectionist.

Redskins Training Camp: The 5 Standouts " CBS DC
We gave you the Redskins training camp disappointments. Now here were their biggest standouts heading back to Ashburn.

What are the Redskins’ options for creating more cap space? | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
The Redskins don’t have any breathing room under the NFL salary cap and Bruce Allen said that the team needs to create some. Allen confirmed that the team has around $2 million in cap space remaining and that’s not enough.

Chris Cooley says Colt McCoy will spend the rest of his career as RGIII’s backup - The Washington Post
Washington radio analyst says the Redskins signed Colt McCoy to be a loyal and long-term No. 2 quarterback who won't create waves.

Why the Redskins need to keep 3 QB's on their roster | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog

Jim Haslett sees improvement in Redskins’ tackling
"I think I had 58 plays, 51 snaps and there were [additional] guys in the picture," Haslett said. "So if you’re going to miss and you’re going to be aggressive and other guys are following you up, then that’s okay because that’s what you want. You want guys to take a shot while knowing somebody has their back."

Washington Redskins' Aldrick Robinson: 'I feel different' - ESPN
"He’s caught the ball well, and that’s something he didn’t do in 2012," said receivers coach Ike Hilliard, who coached Robinson two years ago before spending last season in Buffalo. "He’s always been a smart kid. Everyone knows his biggest asset is his speed. He’s playing more under control." "He’s becoming a more complete receiver," offensive coordinator Sean McVay said. "He’s showing more route versatility." "I feel different," Robinson said.

Chris Baker: 'Each Year They Gave Me More'

After starting his Redskins career on the practice squad, Chris Baker has continued to work his way up the depth chart, and this year should be a major contributor once again.