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Daily Slop: Orakpo Needs Cast; Shawn Lauvao Downgraded; Redskins Finding Ways to get Ball to Playmakers Garcon, Jackson, Roberts

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Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins clear on role: 'RG III's team' - ESPN
"Robert was drafted high for a reason," he said. "He's had success here, he's done a lot of good things and he's done nothing to have that be any different. So this is his team and it's my job as a backup on this team to hopefully, when he comes back, to give him a team with a good record and put him in a good spot to have success down the stretch. By no means that does that say I can't go in there as a backup and get the job done."

Washington Redskins film review: Kirk Cousins - ESPN
Cousins avoided taking a sack and only threw one interception in 48 pass attempts. But he also misfired on a handful of passes in the second half, often because he looked hurried in the face of a rush. "I thought the pocket was excellent," Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. "He hurried some throws on his own thinking that the pocket was collapsing -- it wasn’t, and that’s just going to come with experience."

Redskins finding ways to get ball to playmakers Garcon, Jackson, Roberts - Washington Times

The overall philosophy of Jay Gruden's passing attack is simple: the coach wants the quarterback to get the ball in his playmakers' hands as quickly as possible. Kirk Cousins showed Sunday that a combination of trust, a quick release and a good sense of timing can make that West Coast derivation successful.

Giants workouts: Ex-Redskin Bacarri Rambo among large group of safeties in for Tuesday tryout |

Among the players, four of the six which were defensive backs were former Redskins safety Baccari Rambo and Jawanza Starling, an ex-Texans safety who had a brief stint on the Giants practice squad last year. Rambo was a sixth-round pick out of Georgia in 2013. He was waived last week, in part because of his struggles tackling. He was the Redskins' starting free safety at the start of training camp last year.

Gruden again doesn't rule out Cousins remaining starter | Comcast SportsNet Washington

"We’ll cross that bridge when that comes," he said.

Kirk Cousins To Lean On Experience In Crunch Time

Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins said he was frustrated he couldn’t help move the ball on the team’s final drive of the game Sunday, and has learned from the experience.

Brian Orakpo needs cast; Shawn Lauvao downgraded - ESPN

Injury news from Tuesday: Linebacker Brian Orakpo will play with a cast on his left finger. He saw a hand specialist this week and learned that he

Garcon Talks The Play Of QB Kirk Cousins

Today following practice, Redskins WR Pierre Garcon spoke with the press regarding the performance of QB Kirk Cousins.

Redskins-Giants: 4 Keys To The Game's Andrew Walker breaks down the key players and matchups to keep an eye on during Thursday’s Redskins-Giants showdown, presented by Papa John's.

Need to Know: Tuesday Redskins Park notes and quotes–Gruden disinterested in stats | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, September 24, one day before the Washington Redskins host the Giants on Thursday night football. Tuesday notes and quotes from Redskins Park —Yeah, it’s a cliché.

David Amerson: 'I’m Definitely Ready To Step Up'

With DeAngelo Hall out for the remainder of the season, second-year corner David Amerson will have to take a step up against the game's top receivers. He's ready for the challenge.

Kerrigan ready to switch sides if needed | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Redskins Cornerback Tracy Porter Could Play Thursday vs. Giants " CBS DC

With DeAngelo Hall out for the year, the Redskins may get help at corner from Tracy Porter, who could play Thursday against the Giants.

Despite torn ligament in finger, Brian Orakpo expecting to play Thursday - Washington Times

Orakpo, the Redskins' starting right outside linebacker, tore a ligament in the middle finger of his left hand but believes the injury will not be a problem Thursday when the Redskins host the New York Giants.

Bashuad Breeland: 'I Was Just Waiting For My Chance'

Redskins rookie cornerback Bashaud Breeland said he's ready to step into a larger role and waiting for a chance to further prove his talents.

Redskins Sign Tevita Stevens To Practice Squad

The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed free agent offensive lineman Tevita Stevens to the team’s practice squad.

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Josh LeRibeus Ready For Possible First NFL Start

With Shawn Lauvao battling a knee injury, third-year offensive lineman Josh LeRibeus could make his first-career start vs. New York after extended action last week.

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