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Daily Slop: Chris Thompson Looking To Carve Out Niche; With Jackson, Roberts on board, Garcon Won’t Face Such Tight Coverage

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Could joint practices, such as Redskins vs. Patriots, supplant a preseason game?
In short, could a joint practice take the place of a preseason game — limiting the contact players are exposed to, yet giving coaches an alternate way of evaluating the players jockeying for roster spots? Asked about such a scenario, first-year Redskins Coach Jay Gruden said it was "far out of my decision-making capabilities." But he clearly didn’t think it would suffice. "When we’re going against New England, we’re going to have very few periods that are live — maybe one or two possibly," Gruden said of the upcoming joint practices. "Obviously, the preseason games are live, and there is tackling and all that, so I don’t envision that happening anytime soon."

Washington Redskins wake-up call - ESPN
RICHMOND, Va. -- The Redskins return to practice with two sessions on Monday: 8:35 a.m. and a walk-through at 4:10 p.m. The forecast calls for tempera

Washington Redskins' projected roster - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN

Chris Thompson Looking To Carve Out Niche
After having his rookie season cut short by injury, second-year running back Chris Thompson said he's feeling really good and believes he can fill a role on both offense and special teams.

Redskins sign DE Jeremy Towns

The Redskins have signed defensive lineman Jeremy Towns to fill the roster spot that became vacant when Washington waived injured wide receiver Jerry Rice Jr., according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

With Jackson, Roberts on board, Redskins’ Garcon won’t face such tight coverage - The Washington Post

Last season, defenses crowded Redskins’ best receiver with a certain coverage. This year, they can’t.

Rookie wide receiver Jerry Rice Jr. waived by Redskins | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Jarvis Jenkins rising to the challenge | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Patriots, Redskins ready for battle — on practice field - Washington Times

After nine days of pitting their offense against their defense, the Redskins will hold the first of four of practices with New England, leading up to the preseason game against the Patriots at FedEx Field on Thursday night.

Redskins eager to line up against new faces as Patriots visit Richmond training camp - The Washington Post

"When you bring a different color jersey in, the intensity level automatically steps up a little bit," said Foerster, an enthusiastic proponent of the joint practices that will be held Monday through Wednesday at the Redskins’ Richmond training camp.

When it comes to practice, Griffin refuses to throw the ball away

"We have guys out there and a coach emphasizing that those plays are big," Griffin said. "A lot of the quarterbacks making big plays in this league, a lot of them are broken plays."

Previewing New England Patriots-Washington Redskins joint practices - ESPN Boston

RICHMOND – The New England Patriots and Washington Redskins will hold three days of joint practices, with Monday’s session kicking off at

RG III report: Learning from Tom Brady - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN

RICHMOND, Va. -- Robert Griffin III already has played against elite quarterbacks, ones with Super Bowls in their past and Hall of Fame speeches in th

Rookie wide receiver Ryan Grant plays beyond his years

"Every rookie handles [their first training camp] differently," Gruden said Saturday. "Some rookies are basket cases, some are cool, calm and collected. Ryan Grant looks like he’s been here for ten years. He’s handled it perfectly."

Meet the Redskins fans who arrived for Fan Appreciation Day at 2 a.m. - The Washington Post
More than 20,000 fans watched the Redskins practice in Richmond on Saturday.

#SkinsCamp Day 9: Notes & Highlights
With an off day scheduled for Sunday, the Redskins took advantage of the chance to wear full pads for Saturday’s practice in front of a large crowd in Richmond.

How much improvement will the Redskins defense see this season? | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog

Woody: Redskins' new offense should extend Griffin's career - Roanoke Times: Redskins
While the scheme in his first two years was custom-built for RGIII, it also led to injury issues.

Gruden: "Trying to Keep D. Jackson Fresh"
Washington Redskins Head Coach Jay Gruden spoke with reporters following practice on Fan Appreciation Day and talked about holding WR DeSean Jackson out because of soreness in his legs.

NFL football is back, and there were a few noticeable changes to it | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: The Hall of Fame Game marks the official kickoff of the 2014 NFL season, and with it came some interesting changes. The Buffalo Bills and New York Giants had some interesting moments, and the Giants ended up winning 17-13.

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Things to Watch in Redskins' Preseason Opener -