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Davis has 155 catches for 1,973 yards and 12 touchdowns in five seasons with the Redskins.
Redskins general manager Bruce Allen last week defiantly called the $36 million penalty a "travesty of fairness." Goodell on Monday said he had no reaction to Allen's characterization of the penalty.
From Drew Storen to RG3, the heartbreak of the last three months is the price for relevance. If these games didn't matter, the way they ended, on the field and in the examination room, wouldn't sting so much.
While coach Mike Shanahan and the Washington Redskins' coaching staff squirm over the status of quarterback Robert Griffin III's right knee, they turn their attention this week to improving the quality of a roster that entered the offseason with the unfamiliar title of NFC East champions.
Remember when Brian Orakpo tore his pectoral muscle in Week 2, and Washington Redskins fans anguished about the impact it would have on the defense? Remember when Fred Davis' Achilles gave way in Week 7, and Redskins Nation worried about the void it would leave in the offense?
Washington Redskins receiver Aldrick Robinson will get more playing time beginning with this Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers, coach Mike Shanahan said this week. Robinson injects some speed into an offense that is without No. 1 'X' receiver Pierre Garcon and athletic tight end Fred Davis because of injuries.
When a team plays like the Washington Redskins did Sunday at the Pittsburgh Steelers, the result is predictable.
Robert Griffin III stood in the pocket in the rain and scrambled on the wet grass at Heinz Field looking for targets. Fred Davis, his most popular one this season, wasn't there.
There is little Robert Griffin III hasn't done in his first two months in the NFL, from compiling the league's top completion percentage to leading quarterbacks in rushing. The rookie spawned a new meme, Griffining, and returned from a concussion to deliver the longest run by a quarterback in 16 years.
It's almost like Chris Cooley has been on the Physically Unable to Perform List for the first seven weeks of the season. Except, of course, that he was willing and able to perform; the Washington Redskins simply preferred other tight ends -- temporarily -- and released him in training camp.
Robert Griffin III's first seven NFL games have been filled with memorable moments. Sunday was no exception, considering his fourth-down scramble to keep a drive alive and his perfect 30-yard throw to Santana Moss that gave the Washington Redskins a late lead.
When Fred Davis took off his gloves on the sideline Sunday, Chris Cooley had a bad feeling that the Washington Redskins' starting tight end was done for the season.
Chris Cooley fought back tears in late August when the Washington Redskins released him. It was the emotional end of a storied chapter for the franchise's longest-tenured player.
Despite doing so many things worth getting excited about, the Redskins still managed to lose to the Giants. A loss like this serves as a reminder that RG3 needs more help if he and the Redskins are going to be all they can be. And how long will it take that help to arrive?
Robert Griffin III trudged off the field alone late Sunday afternoon. All but one of his Washington Redskins teammates had disappeared into the locker room after the New York Giants ripped out their collective heart in the cruelest fashion.
"It was mostly the blocking, getting involved in the run game," he said. "Of course, the chance I had with the deep ball. I didn't come down with that. A lot of things factored into that game, but it's all behind me now. I'm looking forward."
He started taking on some media duties and said he was "definitely OK with not playing football this year."