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Saturday Slop: Chris Cooley Says Everyone Loves RGIII; Ryan Kerrigan Wants to Make Strides in Second Season

Saturday Slop: RG3, 'Skins Receivers Hold Passing Camp in Waco, Texas; Hankerson Will Excel With RG3 and Redskins

Saturday Slop: Chris Cooley Says Everyone Loves RGIII

Redskins Practice Report: July 27 |
1. Redskins right tackle Jammal Brown will undergo an MRI Tuesday in New York. He wanted to wait until he could be seen by his doctor and this was the earliest it could happen. 2. The Redskins claimed receiver Dezmon Briscoe off waivers from Tampa Bay. The Bucs released him in part because he failed their conditioning test.


RG3 Report |
On a bootleg to the left side, Robert Griffin III tucked the ball and started running. He dashed out of bounds before linebacker Lorenzo Alexander would have hit him (had it been a real game). Alexander’s pursuit on the play was solid: he took the proper angle, leaving Griffin no place to go but out of bounds.


Redskins RB Royster getting noticed |
Evan Royster is one of three runners competing for the starting job, along with Tim Hightower and Roy Helu. With Hightower practicing but coming back from a torn ACL, Royster took snaps with the first team ahead of the others.


Washington Redskins Training Camp Day 2 Afternoon: Shanahan, Garçon, Helu, Alexander And Moss ” CBS DC
The coach said Brown wants to see his own doctor and will get an MRI on Tuesday, then they’ll know more.  With Brown unable to practice, Tyler Polumbus has been taking the first team reps at right tackle. Listen here to what Mike Shanahan, Pierre Garcon, Roy Helu, Lorenzo Alexander & Santana Moss had to say following practice today.


Chris Cooley says everyone loves RGIII – DC Sports Bog – The Washington Post
“Everyone’s relationship with Griff has been great,” Cooley said. “He has an ability to be a leader. It’s just such an intangible ability. Some guys are born with it, and he has that characteristic. I’m not that kind of person. For me to do what he’s doing would be so forced, but for me to watch him has been a lot of fun.


RGIII’s HTTR cleats – DC Sports Bog – The Washington Post
Redskins quarterback started training camp with the initials for ‘Hail to the Redskins’ on his kicks.


The Redskins Blog | Rookie Spotlight: Kirk Cousins
“It went well,” Cousins said Friday after the team’s morning walk-through session in the Redskins’ Indoor Training Facility. “Definitely a lot of learning taking place, mistakes being made as a rookie which is to be expected, but a dream come true to be a part of an NFL training camp, a very exciting opportunity — just gotta get used to that heat going forward.”


Backup Kirk Cousins has starter’s mentality – The Insider – The Washington Post
Fourth-round draft pick in competition with Rex Grossman to back up Robert Griffin III


Pierre Garcon, Tim Hightower aim to spark team offensively – The Insider – The Washington Post
Newcomer and RB who was injured last season want to make an impact in 2012.


Ryan Kerrigan wants to make strides in second season – The Insider – The Washington Post
Kerrigan wants to make strides


Shanahan: Running Back Competition Open
Going into 2012, Shanahan added rookie Alfred Morris to the mix and declared an open competition for the starting spot. “Sometimes you get a running back that can carry the load by himself,” Shanahan said.  “Most of the time you kind of have two or three guys, but we’ll just have to wait and see as the preseason goes on who wins the playing time.”


Williams, Teammates Have Griffin III’s Back
Given the cost of acquiring Griffin III, the Redskins must protect their investment.  Redskins 2010 first-round pick, left tackle Trent Williams will be entrusted with protecting Griffin III’s blindside. For what it’s worth, Williams is prepared to protect the dynamic athlete lining up under center. “I like him,” Williams said, matter-of-factly.  “I think he’s everything he’s hyped up to be.”


Redskins camp report: RG3’s development will determine how fast this team rises – NFL – News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy
Besides the Griffin trade, the Redskins made a splash by jumping on receivers Pierre Garcon and Josh Morgan right away in free agency, and made some middling moves, bringing back injured RB Tim Hightower, taking chances onTanard Jackson and Brandon Meriweather at safety. The roster remains riddled with questions at some key spots.


Meriweather a big Redskins question mark – NFC East Blog – ESPN
When Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan was considering signing safety Brandon Meriweather this spring, he called Patriots coach Bill Belichick to ask if he thought it was a good idea. Belichick cut Meriweather just before the start of the 2011 season, and Meriweather wasn’t productive last year with the Bears, so Shanahan wanted to know if something was up — and more importantly, whether the guy could still play. Belichick told Shanahan he thought Meriweather could still play and would fit well as the strong safety in the kind of defense Shanahan likes to run.

The muddle and mystery of Redskins RBs – NFC East Blog – ESPN

I get a lot of questions about the Washington Redskins’ running back situation — who’s the starter, how much of a role will Roy Helu have, could Evan Royster handle the load, etc. I know most of them are fantasy-related, but that’s okay. I don’t judge. I’m a fantasy sports junkie myself.

Don’t Forget To Use Protection! – Hogs Haven

We look at some common pass protection schemes in the west coast offense; the 2 Jet, 3 Jet and Fox 2. All will be used by the Redskins this season to help block for Robert Griffin the third and keep him standing upright.


Redskins training camp: Robert Griffin III ushers in new era –
Trouble? Discord? These things no longer define Washington Redskins training camp. Jeff Darlington says it’s a new day with fresh-faced quarterback Robert Griffin III at the helm.


Return of the Hogs Haven Podcast! – Hogs Haven

The Hogs Haven podcast makes its triumphant return to the airwaves after a month off. With the Redskins starting training camp this week, we discuss all the battles and story lines to come from camp.


Moss wants to tap the brakes on RG3-mania
Santana Moss understands all of the RG3 hype, but he doesn’t really want to participate in it.



Five Non-Starters To Watch In Preseason – Hogs Haven
Hogs Haven takes a look at five veterans non-starters for the Redskins to keep an eye on at this week’s training camp.


A trio of punt returner candidates
Three different players tried their hands at fielding punts at Thursday’s practice.


Brown’s ‘little’ injury could be a big problem for the Redskins – Rich Tandler’s Real Redskins
Even though Jammal Brown looked healthy during OTA’s and minicamp, it was not shocking when Mike Shanahan announced that he would be on the physically unable to perform list to start training camp. Shanahan said that the team’s starting right tackle’s hip “felt a little bit tight” after running some conditioning sprints on Wednesday and that the hip was “a little bit sore” on Thursday morning.


New practice schedule favors early risers – Rich Tandler’s Real Redskins
By Tarik El-Bashir In his first two seasons as the Redskins’ coach, Mike Shanahan held training camp practices in the morning and walkthroughs in the afternoon. This summer, however, Shanahan has flipped that familiar schedule. “I haven’t worked it this way before,” he said this week. “But with the new rules [in the collective bargaining agreement], we are getting a good lift in the morning from 7:30 to and 8 to 8:30 with the rookies and the vets.


Redskins’ Evan Royster expecting more from himself in second season – Washington Times
When Evan Royster looks at film of his second professional start, the Washington Redskins running back doesn’t see the 28 yards he gained on a toss to the left against the Philadelphia Eagles last January.

Ex-Redskins lineman Bostic sues NFL over concussions – Washington Times

Jeff Bostic, former Washington Redskins center and original member of the famed “Hogs” offensive line, has joined the concussion lawsuits against the NFL, according to court documents reviewed by The Washington Times.

DALY: Veteran Santana Moss playing with a rookie’s zeal – Washington Times

It was just one play, a single snap in a Washington Redskins camp full of them, but for Santana Moss it was oh so symbolic. On a throw to the left flat Thursday morning, just a few minutes into the first workout, Robert Griffin III led Moss a bit too far, and Santana was forced to make a tumbling catch, an effort that sent his visor flying.

Redskins Hopeful With RGIII After Lean Years –

Rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III generated excitement among the veterans at the opening of Redskins camp on Thursday.

Washington Redskins Training Camp Day 2: Hankerson, Lichtensteiger, Royster And Cousins Speak ” CBS DC

Listen here to what Leonard Hankerson, Evan Royster, Kirk Cousins & Kory Lichtensteiger had to say following the walk-through this morning.

Hogs Haven Round Table – Training Camp Position Battles – Hogs Haven

So with training camp beginning this week, we thought it was a good idea to kick off the first round table of the year with opinions on player position battles. Which position battles do you guys think will be the most competitive and the best to keep on eye on this year? Who do you see winning those battles?


Point-Counterpoint: Debating the Redskins Pass Catchers | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
Training camp starts this week and we have already looked at both the offensive and defensive lines.  Now it is time to look at a more exciting position, the receivers.  Recent seasons have seen solid play for the tight end position, but not as much from the wideouts. Shanahan and Allen saw a need in the off season at wide receiver and added both Pierre Garcon (still need to figure out how to get that squiggly thing) and Josh Morgan.  The last time the Skins spent big money on the position was when Gibbs and Cerrato brought in Antwan Randle-El and Brandon Lloyd.  All must hope this situation has a better ending, but will it?

Orakpo diversifying his pass-rushing repertoire – Washington Times
ROLB Brian Orakpo is looking to add some inside pass rushing moves to his arsenal.

Holden & Danny: Brian Westbrook Says Mike Vick Was The Root Of The Eagles Issues ” CBS DC
Former Philadelphia Eagles running back Brian Westbrook joined Holden & Danny to give his thoughts on various story lines from around the league, including why he thinks his former team struggled last season.

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