Emmanuel Sanders waited six long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning. Now, he has four in less than a week.
Duke Johnson ran for 249 yards and scored two touchdowns and Miami took advantage of Virginia Tech’s fumbles on three straight second-half drives in a 30-6 victory Thursday night.
“That’s all anybody can hope for,” said the Redskins quarterback’s father, Brad. “It’s a chance, it’s an opportunity, and be ready when you get that opportunity. We were excited for him that he did get it — and that he was ready.”
“Colt’s the starter,” Jay Gruden said. “We’re preparing for Colt to be the starter, but we’re trying to get Robert some reps to get it ready.”
The Redskins led the NFL in rushing in 2012 and ranked fifth last year, even in the midst of a 3-13 season. Entering Monday night’s game in Dallas, though, the Redskins rank 21st in rushing yards per game this season and are tied for 16th in yards per carry.
A person familiar with the case has told The Associated Press that an arbiter has ruled that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should testify in Ray Rice’s appeal of his indefinite suspension.
Minneapolis City Council members Blong Yang and Cam Gordon say the name “Redskins” is a racial slur and should be changed immediately, but that the city lacks the authority for such a ban.
A second-round pick out of Stanford, Murphy will fill in for outside linebacker Brian Orakpo, who underwent surgery Wednesday morning to repair a torn right pectoral muscle.
Jim Jeffcoat won a pair of Super Bowls during his 12-year career with the Cowboys, but there’s no doubt where his loyalties will lie Monday night when his son suits up against Dallas for the Redskins.
While Gruden has told Colt McCoy that he will be the starting quarterback on Monday if Griffin is not medically cleared to play, Gruden did say that Griffin is the “wild card” for that game against Dallas.
Griffin needs to take a page from Durant’s book and tape it to the bathroom mirror. “I’m taking my time with this,” the Thunder star said. “I’m blessed that it happened early in the season so I can get past it and hopefully by December I’ll be ready to play.”
George Osborne, the British treasury chief, told the Evening Standard newspaper on Wednesday that the government will do whatever it can “to make this happen.”