Jason Babin didn't wind up with the Washington Redskins, awarded to the Jacksonville Jaguars off waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday, but coach Mike Shanahan liked him enough to try to nab him.
Coach Mike Shanahan likes to preach to his players that injuries shouldn't carry with them any drop-off to the next guy in line. As Chris Wilson and Rob Jackson battled this week for Brian Orakpo's starting spot, both assured there would be no noticeable decline.
Five questions to keep in mind when Washington hosts Cincinnati in the home opener.
It wasn't bad enough that the Washington Redskins gave up 810 yards over their first two games. It wasn't bad enough that they surrendered more than 30 points for the sixth time in their past seven games dating to last season.
Chris Baker had plenty of incentive.
After being selected in the second round of the 2011 NFL draft, Jarvis Jenkins had everything laid out in front of him. The former Clemson Tiger was set to have a big impact on the Washington Redskins' defensive line.
The Washington Redskins didn't have a second-round selection in this year's draft, having packaged it in the bounty for the No. 2 overall pick. But you could argue that Washington had a second-round draft pick in the bag - defensive end Jarvis Jenkins.
Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan acknowledged Friday he began watching game film of college quarterbacks at midseason.
The pop still echoes through Jarvis Jenkins' mind. Three months couldn't quiet the sound that seems as fresh as the bright scar that works its way up his right knee. Oh, Jenkins tries to forget the noise that exploded from his knee that August night in Baltimore.