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Redskins Watch Archive: August 2013


  • Redskins final cuts: Pat White makes team as 4th quarterback

    The Washington Redskins trimmed their roster to the NFL-mandated 53 players on Saturday, cutting 19 players. The team decided to keep four quarterbacks on the roster, including former West Virginia star Pat White. Published August 31 2013

  • Thank you and farewell

    Rich Campbell, The Washington Times' Redskins beat writer since May 2011, is leaving the paper and ESPN980 to cover the Bears for the Chicago Tribune. Published August 30 2013

  • Dr. Andrews: Reported concerns about RG3's use 'not true'

    The drama continues between the Washington Redskins and quarterback Robert Griffin III. One day after being cleared to play by his surgeon, Dr. James Andrews, but not yet named the opening night starter by his coach, Mike Shanahan, ESPN reported that Andrews’ “concerns” are about how the team plans to use its star player this season. Published August 30 2013

  • RG3 cleared to start against Eagles, now waits on Shanahan

    The Washington Redskins have announced that quarterback Robert Griffin III has been cleared to start the team’s season-opener on Sept. 9 against the Philadelphia Eagles, but coach Mike Shanahan stopped short of saying that he would do so. Published August 30 2013

  • RG3 to start season opener for Redskins: report

    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will start the team's season-opener on Sept. 9 against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to an ESPN report. Published August 28 2013

  • RG3 tells radio station his surgically repaired knee is '100 percent'

    Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III pronounced his surgically repaired right knee "100 percent" in an interview with radio station ESPN 980 on Tuesday. Published August 27 2013

  • Redskins reach roster limit by deadline, more cuts loom by Saturday

    The Redskins completed their first round of cuts on Tuesday by releasing four players and adding another to the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list. That left the roster at 75 players by the 4 p.m. NFL deadline. Published August 27 2013

  • Redskins' regular starters will be observers in preseason finale vs. Tampa

    The Redskins know who won't be playing on Thursday night in their preseason finale against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: pretty much any expected starter. Published August 27 2013

  • Pierre Garcon fits local high school teams with new uniforms

    Garcon paired with Russell Athletic to provide new uniforms for football teams at Thomas Jefferson High in Alexandria, Theodore Roosevelt High in the District and Springbrook High in Silver Spring. On Tuesday, he handed out uniforms, visited with kids and posed for pictures. Published August 26 2013

  • Initial Thoughts & Observations: Redskins 30, Bills 7

    The Redskins' defense took advantage of Buffalo's need to play undrafted rookie quarterback Jeff Tuel for more than three quarters. Quarterback Rex Grossman threw with typical bravado, as the offense showcased its depth and running back and in the passing game. Published August 24 2013

  • Redskins remain unbeaten in preseason with 30-7 win over Buffalo

    Touchdowns by Garcon, White and Williams complement a dominant defensive effort in easy win over the Bills. Published August 24 2013

  • Redskins injury updates - Wed., Aug. 21

    Nose tackle Barry Cofield (broken right hand) could have played this week if it were the regular season, coach Mike Shanahan said. Strong safety Brandon Meriweather (right knee) might play Saturday against Buffalo. Published August 21 2013

  • RG3, coaches focused on his lower body mechanics in push toward final clearance

    Griffin wants to make the decision to clear him for game action an easy one. That involves consistently throwing with sound lower-body mechanics. Coaches are focusing on his leg drive and weight transfer, especially because his plant leg was the one operated on. Published August 21 2013

  • Kirk Cousins optimistic about right foot sprain but resigned to missing preseason

    The Redskins' backup quarterback on Wednesday morning walked without the aid of crutches or a walking boot on his sprained right foot. He considers himself day-to-day. Published August 21 2013

  • MRI on Kirk Cousins' right foot showed no serious damage, source says

    Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins did not suffer a serious right foot injury Monday, the results of an MRI exam showed Tuesday. Cousins is expected to be healthy by the regular season opener on Sept. 9, according to a source with knowledge of the situation who requested anonymity because the team did not disclose the results of Tuesday's MRI exam. Published August 20 2013

  • Initial Thoughts & Observations: Redskins 24, Steelers 13

    Dr. James Andrews’ visit to FedEx Field was well-timed, given recent intensified speculation about QB Robert Griffin III’s status in his comeback from right knee ligament surgery. It wasn't a good night for two running backs on the roster bubble. Published August 20 2013

  • Q&A: Mike Shanahan updates RG3 status after meeting with Dr. James Andrews

    Redskins coach Mike Shanahan updated reporters on quarterback Robert Griffin III's status following Washington's 24-13 win over Pittsburgh on Monday night. Griffin's surgeon, Dr. James Andrews, who also is a Redskins team doctor, evaluated Griffin before Monday's game and met with top Redskins officials. Published August 20 2013

  • Redskins limp through preseason victory over Pittsburgh

    Quarterback Kirk Cousins, nose tackle Barry Cofield and receivers Aldrick Robinson and Leonard Hankerson left the game with injuries. Published August 19 2013

  • Redskins injury updates - Fri., Aug. 16

    Outside linebacker Brian Orakpo will be available to play Monday night's preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers despite bruising his right quadriceps Thursday. Safety Brandon Meriweather (right knee) does not expect to play Monday. Published August 16 2013

  • Redskins GM Bruce Allen: No controversy between RG3 & Mike Shanahan

    Griffin explained on Monday he does not understand why Shanahan’s plan includes a predetermined timetable that does not account for any personal progress that enables him to return faster. That commanded attention from national and local media regarding whether Griffin is getting along with the head coach. Published August 16 2013