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Daily Slop: Jordan Reed ramping up to full speed after toe surgery; Which Redskins are locks to make the 53-man roster?

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Which Redskins are locks to make the 53-man roster? | NBC Sports Washington
As the Redskins start up their preseason against the Patriots thursday you will hear a lot about competition for roster spots. How much of it is already locked in?

With Alex Smith, Washington Redskins are taking it all in stride - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
Redskins receivers rave about the ball placement on Smith's throws, which gives them opportunities to run after catches and avoid big hits.

2Spoonz | DJ Swearinger mini documentary | NBC Sports Washington
All Access offseason workouts with Redskins' safety DJ Swearinger.

An honest guide to what Jay Gruden wants in Redskins first preseason game | NBC Sports Washington
Coaches say lots of things headed into the preseason. They want to see young players develop and position battles play out. One thing stands out at the absolute top of the list.

Need to Know: Who will play for the Redskins vs. the Patriots and for how long? | NBC Sports Washington
Need to Know: Since Jay Gruden won't tell us much about who will play tonight against the Patriots and for how long, we take out the crystal ball to try to figure it out.

Need to Know: Redskins' TE Reed is ramping up to full speed after toe surgery | NBC Sports Washington
Need to Know: As they are with Trent Williams, the Redskins are going slowly with working Jordan Reed into a full-time role in their offense.

Watch these three players in the Redskins' preseason opener vs. the Pats | NBC Sports Washington
Rich Tandler will be keeping his eyes on these three players when the Redskins face off with the Patriots in the 2018 exhibition opener.

Redskins ready to finally face a new opponent in preseason opener vs. Patriots - The Washington Post
While many starters — including possibly quarterback Alex Smith — will be sitting out, the coaching staff has several position battles to keep an eye on.

For those fighting for a roster spot, Thursday's Redskins-Patriots clash is a prime opportunity - The Washington Post
With starters expected to see little action, Thursday's preseason opener against the Patriots will give many Redskins fighting for a roster spot a prime opportunity.

Get In The Game | Washington Redskins -
Washington Redskins Get In The Game: where fans can enter for an exclusive opportunity to become an official Redskins team member for opening day vs. the Colts

What to expect from Alex Smith and the Redskins passing attack this season |

Given the coaching, and a healthy offensive line and skill group, it is easy to see how Smith can remain one of the top 10 QBs in the league and keep the Redskins competitive throughout the year.

What to watch for in the Redskins first preseason game |

3rd rd OT Geron Christian- With Trent Williams and Morgan Moses both expected to not play tonight, Christian should find himself with plenty of playing time. Other tackles like Ty Nsekhe and T.J. Clemmings might even see some work at guard, so Christian could end up playing most of this game.