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Daily Slop: Gruden Seeks Improved Performance From Special Teams Unit; Redskins Forced to Shuffle Their Secondary

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Need to Know: First thoughts on Redskins vs. Rams | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, September 16, four days before the Washington Redskins host the St. Louis Rams. Five early thoughts on Redskins vs. Rams —I’m not about to break out the "must win" label here but this is an important game for the Redskins.

Theismann Says Redskins Must Stick with Cousins " CBS DC
Approaching the 30th anniversary of his career-ending injury, Joe Theismann says the Redskins must "see what they have" in Kirk Cousins.

Gruden on DeSean: "No Substitute For Him"
Washington Redskins Head Coach Jay Gruden speaks with the media on Monday following the matchup against Miami.

Redskins Film Review: Sacks From Week One
Redskins Film Review breaks down all the sacks from the week one matchup between the Redskins and Dolphins.......

Robert Griffin III To Larry Hogan: 'I Know You Are Going To Beat This Thing'
The Washington Redskins quarterback approached the Maryland Governor on Sunday and told him he'd been thinking about him and is confident he'll beat cancer.

2015 Q&A: Terrance 'Pot Roast' Knighton
Redskins nose tackle Terrance Knighton joined the team this offseason after two year with the Broncos. He recently sat down with the Washington Times to talk about his career.

Redskins Add Will Blackmon To Secondary
A nine-year veteran with Super Bowl experience, Will Blackmon has appeared in 66 career games with the Packers, Giants and Jaguars.

Need to Know: Grading Kirk Cousins | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, September 15, five days before the Washington Redskins host the St. Louis Rams. One last look at Redskins vs. Dolphins —Grading Kirk Cousins seemed to be a popular meme on the web and talk radio. I’ll go with a C+ for him.

Washington Redskins add cornerback Will Blackmon - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
The Redskins added cornerback Will Blackmon and place Duke Ihenacho on injured reserve.

Redskins coach Jay Gruden seeks improved performance from special teams unit - Washington Times
After a punt was returned for the go-ahead touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins, the Redskins know they need to improve the play of the entire special teams unit. That plan includes building Rashad Ross into kickoff returns.

Bashaud Breeland's return helpful as Redskins weather Chris Culliver's ban - Washington Times

Breeland will return from a one-game suspension just as Culliver begins serving his one-game ban, and the team hopes the second-year cornerback will be able to handle his responsibilities on Sunday.

Kirk Cousins, offense must improve to offset DeSean Jackson's loss - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN

After watching Kirk Cousins' performance again, it was clear he did some things well. He wasn't great, though, and absolutely can play better.

Stephen Paea, Shawn Lauvao Named To Watch List For Polynesian Pro Football Player of the Year Award

As announced Tuesday morning, Stephen Paea and Shawn Lauvao were named to the watch list to win Polynesian Player of the Year.

Redskins forced to shuffle their secondary | CSN Mid-Atlantic

One game into the season, the Redskins have to deal with some shortages in the secondary, both long term and short term. Among the issues is the absence this Sunday of the best player in the secondary.

Preston Smith Records Strip Sack, Recovery In Debut

Washington Redskins linebacker Preston Smith picked up a strip sack and fumble recovery on Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill in his first regular season game.