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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.
During lunchtime Tuesday in the Washington Redskins locker room, a computer tablet lay on the floor, plugged into a nearby socket to get charged. It bore the team's logo and the No. 31, the jersey that belongs to safety Brandon Meriweather.
With the season-opener 17 days away, against Tapp's previous team, it is fair to say the transition is going well. Tapp has found being an outside linebacker in a 3-4 is very similar to being an end in a 4-3.
For the defense to make another step forward, Amerson and Rambo are going to have to play big parts. Maybe not Griffin/Morris-level parts, but not far from that.
When the Redskins beat Dallas on Dec. 30 to win the NFC East, many players dressed and filed out of the locker room as if it were any old victory. Not Orakpo. He shouted and cheered a title he was not on the field to help win.
The Redskins’ scintillating run to the NFC East title last season overshadowed memories of their 3-6 start. Were they really as good as the final record, or did a depleted team just get hot with the help of a few breaks?
The Redskins drafted NC State cornerback David Amerson in the second round of the draft Friday night, 51st overall, and Florida pass-catching tight end Jordan Reed in the third, 85th overall. The selections demonstrated coach Mike Shanahan’s affinity for athletes with exceptional physical measureables.
With the No. 2 overall pick, you expect an immediate impact player. With No. 51? Who knows what you'll get? That's kind of what makes the draft fun.
Staring at a potent one-two running punch of quarterback Russell Wilson and running back Marshawn Lynch, the Washington Redskins knew they were in for a tough time against the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC wild-card round. They made it the game plan to stop them.