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Ron Rivera Presser: We’d like to see Dwayne Haskins Jr. start fast, and be consistent from that point

Ron Rivera speaks to the media after today's practice

Ron Rivera talked about two Arizona Cardinals players that are going to get a lot of attention from Washington on Sunday. Chandler Jones is coming off a 19 sack season, and already got his first one of the year against the 49ers last week. Rivera said he wrecks things which is concerning with the amount of pressure the offensive line allowed last week. He also talked about Kyler Murray again. Rivera said he isn’t looking to run first, Murray wants to extend the play and run as a last option. He emphasized again how important it will be to contain the mobile QB on Sunday.

Washington’s injury list has been pretty small compared to previous seasons, and Rivera at first credited the NFL with ramping up the offseason as they worked into the shortened timeframe. He also said the teams uptempo practices helped prepare the team for the rigors of gameday. Head Trainer Ryan Vermillion and Rivera determined that practices over 2 hours and 15 minutes could lead to more injuries, so he limits the amount of time his teams practice to limit injuries.

Rivera said the Offensive Coordinator Scott Turner and QB Coach Ken Zampese both have experience with developing young QBs, and they have a plan in place for Dwayne Haskins Jr. Rivera would like to see Haskins start faster, and then be more consistent throughout the game. Haskins, like the rest of the team, started slowly vs the Eagles last week, but finished strong.

Injury Updates:

Kendall Fuller:

Chandler Jones:

Kyler Murray:

Artificial noise at FedEx Field:

Preventing injuries:

Developing young QBs:

Dwayne Haskins Jr.: