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Washington Redskins wide receiver Aldrick Robinson (11) catches a 57 yard touchdown pass over Detroit Lions defensive back Rashean Mathis (31) in the fourth quarter that was reversed and ruled incomplete as the Washington Redskins play the Detroit Lions in NFL football at FedExField, Landover, Md., Monday, September 9, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Redskins slip to 0-3 as key calls don't go their way

For a moment the Washington Redskins thought they had the lead. For a moment they thought they would avoid a disastrous 0-3 start. Instead, a touchdown was overturned, a celebration halted and the Redskins' last, best hope extinguished in a 27-20 loss to the Lions. Published September 22, 2013

Green Bay Packers' Randall Cobb (18) gets past Washington Redskins' Brandon Meriweather after a catch during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

Redskins need to wrap arms around tackling problems

"You can't really practice [tackling] a lot," Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said. "You're only allowed to have pads on one day a week. And normally you don't take people to the ground But what you do, is you do have the sense of urgency to have your gap responsibility." Published September 16, 2013

Green Bay Packers' Randall Cobb breaks away from Washington Redskins' David Amerson (39) for a 35-heard touchdown reception during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

No illusions for Redskins as Aaron Rodgers, Packers dominate

The Redskins went to Lambeau Field holding fast to the image of the team they were at the end of last season, when they rallied to win the NFC East and reach the playoffs. That notion was shredded by the Green Bay Packers in a humbling 38-20 loss on Sunday afternoon. Published September 15, 2013

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

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

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

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