Washington now turns their attention to the Eagles, who have had an interesting offseason themselves by hiring new head coach Chip Kelly. He will attempt to bring his speed-of-sound-paced offense to the NFL with veteran QB Michael Vick under center and human blur DeSean Jackson anchoring the receiving corps. Their run defense gave up 126.3 yards a game, and does not appear to have improved much at all thus far in 2013, so Skins RBs Alfred Morris and Roy Helu Jr. should put up big numbers on September 9th. The Skins are banking on rookie defensive backs Bacarri Rambo and David Amerson giving an immediate boost to a porous secondary. If they dont, the team could see plenty of shootouts once again. Hopefully, the return of sack machine Brian Orakpo to the front seven will force opposing gunslingers to make regrettable passes. Washingtons LBs are some of the best in the entire league, with Ryan Kerrigan seemingly wreaking havoc weekly and Perry Riley quietly becoming a steady force over the middle with great tacking technique.
Redskins final cuts: Pat White makes team as 4th quarterback
This group is strong, and only age catching up with Fletcher and Riley not taking the next step can hinder them. Grade: B Rookie Bacarri Rambo needs to make an instant impact at a thin safety position. Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports Starters: Bacarri Rambo, Brandon Meriweather Depth: Reed Doughty, Jose Gumbs, Jordan Pugh The safety position has been revamped but still looks barely stronger than last season’s threadbare bunch. For things to improve, sixth-round pick Bacarri Rambo will need to perform above expectations. The former Georgia ball hawk appears ticketed for one starting position, after starting most of the preseason. Coaches will hope his poor tackling, especially in run support, doesn’t become a major issue.
It’s also about Ryan Kerrigan ‘s development and ability to rush from multiple spots. The Redskins can be creative with their fronts yet still only need to rush four defenders. With issues in the secondary, that would be a huge bonus. 5. History is against them: Washington hasn’t made the postseason in consecutive seasons since 1991-92. Since then, the Redskins have not posted strong follow-ups to playoff runs. They also own one playoff win since 1999, but none in their past three trips. They’ve won eight, five and eight games after their most recent three playoff seasons — and once lost a coach when Joe Gibbs resigned. There’s a reason Redskins fans are always nervous: the good times haven’t lasted long.
Redskins make roster cuts, keeping Pat White as fourth quarterback
Hell be sharp. Hell be ready. I dont know that had he played in a [preseason] game that it would make a lot of difference, especially after hes already got a year under his belt. The Redskins had three starters at quarterback during the preseason Cousins, Grossman and White and none of them was Griffin. Even so, Garcon said the offense didnt find that overly disruptive. Its not disruptive, Garcon said. Its just part of football. Guys get injured.
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Louis Rams safety Rodney McLeod (23) and safety T.J. McDonald (25) during the first half at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Chris Humphreys, USA TODAY Sports Tennessee Titans cornerback Coty Sensabaugh (24) breaks up a pass in the end zone intended for Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas (83) during the first half at LP Field. Don McPeak, USA TODAY Sports Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew (32) finds a hole in the Philadelphia Eagles defense during the first quarter of their game at EverBank Field. Phil Sears, USA TODAY Sports New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) scrambles in his own end zone out of bounds against the New York Giants during the second quarter of a preseason game at MetLife Stadium. Brad Penner, USA TODAY Sports New York Giants tackle David Diehl (in hat) celebrates with running back David Wilson (22) after a touchdown in the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. 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Thompsons inclusion on the 53-man roster might signal he will be the teams punt returner. More Redskins coverage Mike Jones The Redskins are releasing players to meet the league-mandated roster limit of 53 players by 6 p.m. No concerns for Andrews on RGIII Mike Jones Coach Mike Shanahans statements contradicting James Andrews may be a strategic ploy, some with the Redskins believe. The Insider Insight on the Redskins and all the latest news from Post reporters Mike Jones and Mark Maske. The group of players released by the Redskins included veteran tackle Tony Pashos, cornerback Chase Minnifield and former starting safety DeJon Gomes.
Pat White completes NFL comeback, makes Redskins roster
Thats an unusual move, but White did enough to impress during training camp after a three-year absence from the NFL. He was a 2009 draft pick by the Miami Dolphins following a brilliant college career. Corner back Chase Minnifield was cut and corner Jerome Murphy was kept. Running back Keiland Williams was cut, too, and received an injury settlement. The Redskins decided to go with Evan Royster and rookie Chris Thompson at that spot.
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MMQB isn’t in the belly of the beast, it IS the beast, part of the media machine that keeps the NFL atop the sports news cycle every minute of every hour of every day. If a site with the imprimatur of King, one of the most established voices in the NFL, can make this change, it sends a definitive signal to the team, the league and to fans: it’s time to take a hard look at this name. [Watch: Does knee affect RG3’s fantasy value? ] Regardless of what team owner Daniel Snyder and a vocal group of pro-Redskins-name fans hope, wish or believe, the name issue’s coming to a head. Somebody sometime soon is going to ask Robert Griffin III, point-blank, if he supports the use of the name “Redskins.” And the way he answers will determine the shape of this story for the immediate future. If he thinks the name should go, it’ll eventually go.
Robert Griffin III expected to be ready for Redskins’ season opener despite limited preseason work
Washington, tied with Josh Cribbs…… So much for perfect harmony. Even on a night when the news is good, Robert Griffin III and Mike Shanahan can’t sing the same song. …… Washington171030–30Tampa Bay0633–12First Quarter Was_Royster 1 run (Forbath kick), 13:11. Was_FG Forbath…… Robert Griffin III wants to have it both ways. He doesn’t hesitate to remind everyone that Washington Redskins coach Mike……