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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) screams to snap the ball as time runs out  on the play clock caussing a delay of game late in the fourth quarter as the Washington Redskins play the Philadelphia Eagles in Monday Night NFL football at FedExField, Landover, Md., Monday, September 9, 2013. (Preston Keres / For The Washington Times)

RG3: 'I passed the hit test' in opener, ready to improve vs. Packers

After uncharacteristic first-half struggles in Monday's 33-27 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, the questions quickly arose: Was Griffin healthy enough to be on the field after an eight-month knee rehabilitation? Were his mechanics and footwork affected by the long layoff? Published September 11, 2013

Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (46) fumbles on the first offensive play of the game as the Washington Redskins play the Philadelphia Eagles in Monday Night NFL football at FedExField, Landover, Md., Monday, September 9, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

'What running game?' Mike Shanahan, Redskins lament rushing woes

The Redskins had 28 rushing yards in the first half on nine attempts and fumbled twice. The offense was better in the second half, but mostly through the air as Washington tried desperately to erase a 33-7 deficit early in the third quarter. Published September 10, 2013

Quarterback Robert Griffin III will wear a brace on his reconstructed knee Monday night as the Washington Redskins open their season against the Philadelphia Eagles. (Associated Press)

RG3 braces himself as Redskins hope for an injury-free season

Robert Griffin III is set to start the opener against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night at FedEx Field. But if he is to remain healthy throughout the 2013 season, it will be thanks in part to a state-of-the-art, custom-fit knee brace known as the Defiance. Published September 8, 2013

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) during warm ups before the Washington Redskins play the Pittsburgh Steelers in NFL preseason football at FedEx Field, Landover, Md., Monday, August 19, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Washington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles: 5 questions

The Redskins quarterback admitted there will be some emotions churning as he prepares to run out onto the field for the first time since Jan. 6. But how will the lack of game action affect him? Published September 8, 2013

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly talks to Michael Vick during a preseason NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

Opener vs. Eagles has an air of mystery for the Redskins

How do you prepare for something you have never seen? That was the conundrum all summer for the Washington Redskins coaching staff. The Philadelphia Eagles, their first opponent, hired University of Oregon coach Chip Kelly to rejuvenate the franchise after it thudded to earth with a 4-12 record last season. Published September 8, 2013

Wide receiver Santana Moss celebrates with Robert Griffin III after Griffin threw a touchdown in the wild-card playoff game against Seattle in January. Though the veteran caught only 41 passes in 2012, eight went for TDs. (andrew harnik/the washington times)

REDSKINS 2013: Santana Moss setting standard for longevity

Entering his ninth year with the organization and 13th in the NFL, Moss' career numbers put him in elite company. He has appeared in 120 games with the Redskins. A healthy 2013 and Moss will have played more games in Washington than franchise legend Sonny Jurgensen (135). Published September 5, 2013

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) leaves the field after the Washington Redskins play the Pittsburgh Steelers in NFL preseason football at FedEx Field, Landover, Md., Monday, August 19, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

RG3 will indeed start for the Redskins in season-opener vs. Philadelphia

Robert Griffin III will start the Washington Redskins' season-opener on Sept. 9 against the Philadelphia Eagles, coach Mike Shanahan said on Monday afternoon. Thus ends a months-long drama about whether the 23-year-old quarterback would be ready for Week 1 after undergoing right knee surgery on Jan. 9 to repair torn anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments. Published September 2, 2013

Washington Redskins quarterback Pat White (5) looks for an open receiver against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

And Pat White makes 4: Redskins' QB room remains crowded

The coaching staff saw improvement in White throughout the summer. He shook off the rust and was a better passer by the end of training camp. That doesn't mean he's ready for a starting job any time soon. Published September 1, 2013

Safety Brandon Meriweather played just over a half of one game before his first season as a Redskin ended with a torn ACL. An injury to his left knee forced him to miss the first nine games. Meriweather, a two-time Pro Bowler, signed a two-year deal as a free agent in the offseason. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Final preseason game isn't a night of rest for Redskins' Brandon Meriweather

The final NFL preseason game is often a time for established players to rest. Why risk injury with the real thing just days away? But one Washington Redskins veteran who will be on the field Thursday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is veteran safety Brandon Meriweather, who sustained a torn ACL in his right knee last Nov. 18. Published August 28, 2013

Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson (35) rushes the ball past Buffalo Bills defenders in the second half of an NFL preseason football game Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Chris Thompson doesn't want to fumble away his chance with the Redskins

Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan was blunt with rookie running back Chris Thompson. "No matter how good you are, if you fumble you can't play," Shanahan said after Thompson's second turnover in two preseason games on Saturday afternoon against the Buffalo Bills. Published August 25, 2013