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Daily Slop: Alfred Morris Still Powers the Washington Redskins run Game; Ryan Grant Continues To Impress

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Washington Redskins: Ten Observations - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
LANDOVER, Md. -- Some thoughts and observations after Washington's 24-23 win over Cleveland (also have an RG III report, plus an instant observations

Johnny Manziel struggles, makes obscene gesture in loss to the Redskins - Washington Times
The ballyhooed Browns quarterback struggles with inaccuracy and raises his middle finger toward Washington's bench during the second preseason game for both teams.

Initial Thoughts on the Redskins Preseason Win over the Browns | Fanspeak.com

Brian Orakpo of Washington Redskins calls middle-finger salute 'hilarious' - ESPN

The Washington Redskins wanted to have a little fun with Johnny Football. Then Johnny Manziel flipped them off, and the gesture was caught by the TV cameras and most of the Redskins' sideline. Rather than taking offense, the Redskins found it funny.

Griffin makes promise to Redskins fans | Comcast SportsNet Washington

"On the sideline, I was in a situation where I thought I was going to be able to get out of bounds," Griffin said, referring to a scramble where he stayed in bounds and took a shot instead of ducking out sooner. "The [defender] came back [at me] so I had to protect myself. So that’s why I put my shoulder down."

Redskins emerge from second preseason game without serious injuries

Redskins' receivers still working on timing after second preseason game - Washington Times
The chunk yardage and explosive gains were what the Redskins envisioned when they signed DeSean Jackson in early April. In Washington’s 24-23 preseason victory over Cleveland at FedEx Field on Monday, Jackson was, if only briefly, able to show what he can do.

Need to Know: Notes from Browns vs. Redskins–Power rushing game needs work | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, August 19, four days before the Redskins play their third preseason game against the Ravens. Nickel coverage Five notes from last night’s preseason game against Cleveland: It was a bumpy performance by Robert Griffin III, literally and figur...

Rookie Ryan Grant Continues To Impress
Rookie wide receiver Ryan Grant, a fifth-round selection out of Tulane, caught a 14-yard touchdown -- his first-ever NFL score -- in Monday night's win vs. the Browns.

Jay Gruden says he’ll talk to Robert Griffin III about protecting himself
"It’s something we have to continue to talk to him about, how important he is to this team and this franchise," Gruden said. "When he get out of the pocket, he needs to protect himself. … It’s a 16-game season with great talent across the league. He’s got to pick his shots and learn to get down a little bit better."

Alfred Morris still powers the Washington Redskins' run game - ESPN
ASHBURN, Va. -- Alfred Morris looked strong a year ago, coming off a record-setting rookie season with the Washington Redskins. He was a little quicke

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III working on scrambling and getting down - Washington Times
The preservation of Robert Griffin's body is paramount to the Redskins. After ACL and LCL injuries late in 2012, then a lackluster 2013, Griffin's ability to avoid hits when he can is under scrutiny.

Redskins secondary puts hands up in pregame introductions, referencing protests in Ferguson, Mo.

Safeties Phillip Thomas, Bacarri Rambo aim to catch Redskins coaches’ eyes in preseason - The Washington Post
Redskins safety Phillip Thomas played in first game since getting injured in the 2013 preseason opener

Redskins 24 - Browns 23, Preseason Week 2 - Observations & Press Conferences

Cleveland Browns vs. Washington Redskins preseason highlights - NFL Videos
Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel shows some flashes of brilliance but it's not enough as the Washington Redskins prevail 24-23 on "Monday Night Football." Catch the action.

Jarvis Jenkins motivated to get spot back - ESPN
ASHBURN, Va. -- The old Jarvis Jenkins -- or, better yet, the younger one -- created noise early in his first camp. He lived in the backfield, it seem