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Daily Slop: Jay Gruden struggles in Week 1, but Alex Smith excels; Redskins’ roster churn is down from 2017

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Redskins have built a less glitzy roster, leaving fans without a thing to wear - The Washington Post
FedEx Field sees plenty of former players’ jerseys, but the current team is not nearly as well-represented.

2018 Bill Barnwell NFL preview - How all 32 teams can get to Super Bowl LIII
People might be sleeping on Washington, which posted the league's highest pressure rate (34.1 percent) on defense in 2017 and only saw its season fall apart once its offensive line was ravaged by injuries.

Riggo The Diesel: Episode 2 - Labor Day Recap And Preparing For Week 1
In this week's episode of Riggo The Diesel, the guys discuss their Labor Day weekend, what the Redskins need to do to win Sunday and another edition of #DearRiggo.

Redskins’ Alex Smith isn’t NFL’s best at anything, but ‘he’s pretty damn good’ at everything - The Washington Post
In searching for a replacement for Kirk Cousins, Washington found exactly what it wanted in Smith.

John Riggins provided Redskins blueprint for Adrian Peterson - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
There is precedent for a Redskins running back to have a renaissance in his mid-30s, but the running styles of Riggins and Peterson are different.

On the eve of the 2018 NFL season, the Redskins don’t look like a playoff team - The Washington Post
Washington will likely need to stay healthy and get some lucky breaks to contend.

Need to Know: Redskins’ roster churn is down from 2017 | NBC Sports Washington
Need to Know: Roster turnover in the NFL is inevitable, but it’s slowing down in Washington.

Jay Gruden struggles in Week 1, but Alex Smith excels; What matters more? | NBC Sports Washington
For Redskins fans searching for optimism going into Week 1, consider this: Alex Smith hasn't lost a season opener since 2014. And he doesn't turn the ball over.

First look at Redskins vs. Cardinals Week 1 matchup | NBC Sports Washington
The Cardinals are, in their words, reloading this year but they have plenty of holdover talent for the Redskins to deal with including stars at running back, cornerback, and edge rusher.