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So far, so good for Redskins' ground-based strategy | CSN Mid-Atlantic
The Redskins' emphasis during the offseason was to be able to run the ball better and to be able to stop the run. Although it's only preseason, the plan is working so far.

Cowboys, Redskins, Dolphins top most improved defensive lines - NFL.com
2) Washington Redskins For the Redskins to make a run at the NFC East title in 2015, the defense must find a way to control the trenches in a division loaded with elite offensive lines. To enhance their chances of holding the point, the team added Terrance Knighton in free agency. The 6-foot-3, 331-pounder affectionately known as "Pot Roast" is a dominant run stopper, exhibiting exceptional strength, power and balance controlling the line of scrimmage against double teams. Knighton's presence at the point of attack will allow Redskins linebackers to run and chase without obstruction, which should allow Washington to boast a top-10 run defense.

Jets’ Coach Search Could Have Affected Redskins QB Situation " CBS DC
New York Jets insider Manish Mehta explores how the team's head coaching search this offseason could have changed the Redskins QB situation.

Chris Cooley: Film shows Griffin bears some responsibility for Thursday drubbing | Washington Post

Washington's first-team offense Thursday night was a horror show. Everyone agrees about that. Some have seen this as the fault of the quarterback, while others have defended Robert Griffin III by putting the blame on the offensive line or the coaching staff.

After watching the film, Chris Cooley would argue that neither of those latter options is sufficient explanation for what went wrong. Here are some observations he offered during his Friday afternoon program on ESPN 980, in which he went through all eight pass plays called for Griffin against the Lions.

A look at the Redskins' surprising preseason sack-leader | Washington Post

With a mandate to improve a lackluster pass rush, Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan used his second-round draft pick on Mississippi State's Preston Smith. Then at the outset of training camp, he signed Junior Galette, who registered 22 sacks the last two seasons, just days after the NFL veteran was jettisoned by the New Orleans Saints.

But two games into the preseason, it's an unheralded player who has left the biggest mark on opposing quarterbacks, former Louisiana Tech defensive end Houston Bates, whom McCloughan signed as an undrafted free agent on May 18.

Jackson Jeffcoat Feeling More Comfortable At Linebacker
Jackson Jeffcoat -- a defensive end turned linebacker -- once again flashed his talent Thursday with his second sack in as many games after recording a sack and interception late in 2014.

Rashad Ross Showing Off His Consistency, Versatility

With more than 100 receiving yards in two preseason games, Rashad Ross is standing out and finding consistency in the Redskins' offense.

Griffin's fourth season will begin amid more controversy - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Redskins XTRA

LANDOVER, Md. — The Washington Redskins, a team whose season annually devolves into petty bickering and controversial decisions, are getting an early start in 2015.

Griffin injured in 19.6 percent of his starts - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Redskins XTRA

Including the preseason and postseason, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has started 46 games in his brief NFL career.

The Washington Redskins Need to Circle the Wagons

When the final whistle blew at the end of the Washington Redskins second preseason game against the Detroit Lions, fans of the burgundy and gold and the media that cover them were left shaking their heads in incredulity. Among other problems shown, the rise and fall of fourth year quarterback Robert Griffin, III was a sight to behold. Having gone from 2012 superstar to 2015 question mark, people are questioning whether or not he even belongs in the NFL. Head coach Jay Gruden has been said to be in the hot seat because of things he did last season and how he is handling 2015; and some say the owner is still meddling in the day-to-day operations of the team. There is a lot of negativity surrounding the franchise and if it wants to survive this season, it’s going to have to circle the wagons, continue to watch each other’s backs and ignore the outside world.

Dunbar making switch from WR to corner - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Redskins XTRA

During training camp, one of the Redskins’ coaches would shadow cornerback Quinton Dunbar every time he took the field for drills.

Redskins' defense a bright spot. Wait, what? - Washington - Scout

Completely lost in the horror show that was the Redskins "kind of first-team" offense on Thursday night was that the Redskins revamped defense played pretty well, despite missing some key starters.

8/22: Houston Bates & Je'Ron Hamm Conference Call

Redskins linebacker Houston Bates and tight end Je'Ron Hamm conducted a conference call with local media members Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015.

Tarik's practice checklist for Sunday: What's the latest on RG3? | CSN Mid-Atlantic

After two days of no media access, the Redskins players and coaches will speak Sunday after practice.

Washington Redskins DE Jason Hatcher: 'I look like a different person - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN

Recovering from knee surgery last season slowed Jason Hatcher, but the defensive end is back to effectively pressuring QBs this preseason.

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III needs to help Jay Gruden sta - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN

Coach Jay Gruden has only talked positively this preseason about the play of Robert Griffin III, but the QB needs to show more with his pocket presence

Washington Redskins mailbag: No conspiracy against Robert Griffin III - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN

The notion that coach Jay Gruden is trying to sabotage Robert Griffin III has no basis, but more quick passes and play-action could help the QBs growth

Rookie RB Jones getting to be a ‘problem’ for defenses | CSN Mid-Atlantic

Redskins rookie Matt Jones is panning out to be a good selection thus far in preseason.

TE Carrier brings toughness to the Redskins | CSN Mid-Atlantic

Newly acquired tight end Derek Carrier could be exactly what the Redskins need.

4 reasons Chris Cooley's comeback attempt is over with the Redskins | CSN Mid-Atlantic

It certainly looks like Chris Cooley's comeback attempt with the Washington Redskins is over. Here are four reasons why.

Did Redskins find sack specialist gem in Houston Bates? | CSN Mid-Atlantic

Scot McCloughan made a name for himself finding players that other scouts passed over. Is Houston Bates the next candidate?

Need to Know: RG3 the hot topic in the Redskins’ week that was | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, August 23, six days before the Washington Redskins play the Baltimore Ravens. Read and react: A look at the week that was Griffin says he’s the best, Internet implodes—America took to psychoanalyzing Robert Griffin III after he said he believes...