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Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins stays focused on role as a backup - Washington Times
Amid trade speculation and media attention, the third-year Redskins quarterback is concentrating only on improving before Washington's preseason finale in Tampa Bay.

Preseason Game versus Ravens Shows the Offense Still Has a Ways to Go | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog

Brandon Meriweather of Redskins suspended 2 games by NFL for illegal hit - Washington Times
Meriweather hit Torrey Smith on a play that began with 12:16 remaining in the second quarter. He said after the game that he did not know if he would be disciplined by the league; in the statement, it was noted that the violation is Meriweather's sixth as he enters his eighth season.

Predicting the Redskins final 53 man roster after 3rd Preseason Game | Fanspeak.com

Jay Gruden fairly certain starters will not play Thursday vs. Tampa Bay - Washington Times
After a less-than-enthralling performance by his first-team offense in a preseason loss to Baltimore on Saturday, Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he feels "pretty confident" that the majority of starters will not play in the final preseason game Thursday at Tampa Bay.

Oft-injured Phillip Thomas to undergo additional exam on left foot - Washington Times
Thomas, who missed his entire rookie season because of a Lisfranc sprain in his left foot, will need to undergo further examination after experiencing inflammation following the Redskins' preseason game at Baltimore on Saturday, coach Jay Gruden said.

Redskins' DeSean Jackson reacts to Meriweather suspension | Comcast SportsNet Washington
DeSean Jackson called Brandon Meriweather’s two-game suspension handed down Monday by the NFL "an unfortunate situation" and a "big-time loss" for the Redskins. "That’s bothering," Jackson said. "He’s a great player and that play, I don’t think that was intentional. That’s going to be a big time loss for us."

RG3: 'We can’t worry about what outsiders think' | Comcast SportsNet Washington
"We just take it and move forward," Griffin said Monday at Redskins Park. "We can’t worry about what outsiders think or what they say. We have to keep moving forward here. We know what we have to do to be successful and that’s what we’re going to do."

No surprise on suspension of Washington Redskins' Brandon Meriweather - ESPN
And the real problem for Washington is that its safety position is precarious. Meriweather was playing well this summer, having returned to strong safety. He had a big hit earlier against Baltimore running back Bernard Pierce off a well-timed blitz. Meriweather was playing fast. But for the Redskins, he's a cross-your-fingers guy because of his reputation. Playing 16 games was going to be difficult for that reason. That's a hard way to live for a team.

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Redskins Quarterback Kirk Cousins Knows His Role " CBS DC

"I have aspirations to someday be a starter and I can’t do that until I do my job as a backup," Cousins said. "I can’t look down the road too far, I need to be ready as a backup, which means…when called upon coming off the bench in the fourth quarter in December in a blizzard, I’ve got to be ready. And if I’m not, I’ll never be a starter. So one thing at a time and the next step is Thursday night."

Which NFL quarterbacks might be replaced this season, and when? | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

Another starter who is locked in, pending health, is Griffin, despite what Joe Theismann might have to say about it. We expect Jay Gruden to give RG3 every opportunity to take the job and run with it, despite an inconsistent preseason. Cousins has looked good at times, but not everyone in the organization is as enamored with him as some fans and media seem to be. Like Romo, this is most likely an injury situation. Although we hate to project when a guy might get hurt, there is that chance, with the Redskins offensive line undergoing some changes and Griffin still not showing he’s fond of sliding, throwing it away or running out of bounds on scrambles. When Griffin might be replaced: Week 11 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, right after Week 10 bye

Santana Moss has more to achieve in 14th season - Roanoke Times: Redskins

"I told myself I’m not going to count myself out," he said. "I’m going to go as long as I can go. I didn’t have this dream as a kid to be in the NFL just to say one day I’m going to pack it up. I’m going to go until I can’t go no more."

Redskins-Buccaneers: 4 Keys To The Game

Redskins.com's Andrew Walker breaks down the key players and matchups to keep an eye on during Thursday's Redskins-Buccaneers preseason showdown in Tampa.

Kirk Cousins on the Backup QB Role

Quarterback Kirk Cousins talks about his support for Robert Griffin III as he continues to learn in the backup role

CSN: Gruden: 'I feel the pass rush from our team'

Kicking Competition Entering Final Stage

Kickers Kai Forbath and Zach Hocker have one more in-game opportunity to make their cases for the Redskins' regular-season kicker job.