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Redskins Watch Archive: August 2013

  • Kyle Shanahan: RG3 must get 'the rust off'

    The Redskins' offensive coordinator is not interested in serving as an intermediary between star quarterback Robert Griffin III and head coach Mike Shanahan, Kyle's father. Published August 15 2013

  • Redskins injury updates - Wed., Aug. 14

    Cornerback Richard Crawford (right knee) sat out practice but is expected to practice Thursday, coach Mike Shanahan said. Published August 14 2013

  • RG3's comeback advances with return to team drills

    Robert Griffin III completed 7 of 10 passes on 16 snaps with the first-string offense against an 11-man scout team defense during Washington Redskins practice Wednesday afternoon. It was the first time Griffin faced a full defense since he aggravated his right knee injury in the Redskins’ playoff loss last Jan. 6. Published August 14 2013

  • RG3: There is no conflict with Redskins coach Mike Shanahan

    All is well. So says Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III a day after he talked candidly about the team and coach Mike Shanahan's plan for his return from offseason knee surgery. Published August 13 2013

  • Redskins injury updates - Mon., Aug. 12

    Redskins safety Phillip Thomas is scheduled to visit foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte on Tuesday Published August 12 2013

  • Thunderstorm provides extra rest for banged up Redskins

    Coach Mike Shanahan didn't mind canceling Saturday's practice after a severe thunderstorm drenched the team's training center shortly before the scheduled 2 p.m. start. The Redskins collectively are banged up after Thursday night's 22-21 preseason win over Tennessee. Published August 10 2013

  • Initial Thoughts & Observations: Redskins 22, Titans 21

    QB Robert Griffin III made a statement Thursday by wearing full pads and uniform to sit out a preseason game. QB Kirk Cousins did nothing to hasten Griffin’s return. The three rookie defensive backs played like rookies. Published August 9 2013

  • Fred Davis explains his illegal TD celebration

    Davis followed his 3-yard touchdown catch with an illegal celebration. Published August 9 2013

  • RG3 to be featured in ESPN/NFL Films documentary

    The majority of the film documents Griffin’s offseason, both his rehabilitation and more personal off-the-field moments, according to ESPN. Published August 8 2013

  • Three rookie defensive backs expected to start Redskins preseason opener

    Sixth-round free safety Bacarri Rambo has been practicing with the first string. Second-round cornerback David Amerson and fourth round strong safety Phillip Thomas are injury replacements for DeAngelo Hall and Brandon Meriweather, respectively. Published August 6 2013

  • Roy Helu Jr. pass blocking his way to third-down RB role

    Helu has pass blocked well this summer as he tries to win the third-down back role. Not only does he catch the ball well overall, he blocked particularly well during team drills on Tuesday. Published August 6 2013

  • Redskins training camp observations - Mon., Aug. 5

    Quarterback Robert Griffin III threw the ball as well during 7-on-7 drills as I can remember since he got hurt last December. Quarterback Kirk Cousins expected his rhythm to improve by last weekend, and it has. Receiver Leonard Hankerson dropped two passes. Published August 6 2013

  • Redskins injury updates - Mon., Aug. 5

    Cornerback DeAngelo Hall and safety Brandon Meriweather returned to team drills after a long absence. Published August 5 2013

  • RG3's patience tested by Mike Shanahan's plan for slow return

    Griffin declared his right knee pain-free and himself ready to participate in team drills. He suggested that media and fan scrutiny are affecting the timetable at which Shanahan is dictating his return. Published August 5 2013

  • AUDIO: Redskins director of player personnel Scott Campbell talks draft class impressions, RG3 and more.

    Campbell, the Redskins' top college scout, was particularly impressed by Georgia safety Bacarri Rambo's knowledge of defensive concepts and responsibilities during the pre-draft process. The Redskins drafted Rambo in the sixth round, and he has been practicing with the starting defense during camp. Published August 5 2013

  • Redskins training camp observations - Sat., Aug. 2

    The energetic session included players wearing game pants and the newly-required thigh and knee pads. Rookie cornerback David Amerson earned coaches’ praise during one-on-one drills. Cornerback Chase Minnifield appears healthy, and he’s competing at a high level. The kicking competition featured seven field-goal attempts by each kicker. Published August 4 2013

  • Redskins injury updates - Sat., Aug. 3

    Strong safety Brandon Meriweather said he hopes to "get a couple plays" in team drills Monday following a week-long absence from them. Coach Mike Shanahan did not commit to allowing that. Published August 3 2013

  • RG3 suffers no knee setbacks in first full week of practice; next stage of return awaits

    During the Redskins’ three-day break from training camp for Thursday’s preseason opener against the Tennessee Titans, coach Mike Shanahan will help determine during the whether to advance quarterback Robert Griffin III to the next stage of their plan to ease him back into full participation. Published August 3 2013

  • Redskins training camp observations - Fri., Aug. 2

    Alfred Morris’ ability to set up blocks distinguishes him from other running backs. Outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan is consistently winning blocks against anyone he faces. Nose tackle Barry Cofield jumped offside twice in a span of a few snaps during goal-line work. Published August 2 2013

  • Protecting RG3 a topic of conversation between Redskins, NFL game officials

    Coach Mike Shanahan has said quarterback Robert Griffin III must protect himself this season by sliding or running out of bounds to avoid contact. The zone-read option also exposes Griffin to contact, but Griffin can minimize that, NFL referee Gene Steratore said. Published August 2 2013