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Injuries have given Evan Royster a clear shot to claim the starting running back job for the Washington Redskins.
The second-year player is expected to get the bulk of the first-team work Saturday when the Redskins visit Chicago.
Tim Hightower is recovering from knee surgery, and Roy Helu Jr. has tendinitis in his left Achilles tendon. There's a chance either or both could return for next week's game at Indianapolis, but that leaves Royster and prospects Alfred Morris and Tristan Davis carrying the load for now.
Royster is Penn State's career rushing leader rusher. He was a sixth-round draft pick a year ago and began the season on the practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster midseason and rushed for 100 yards in each of the final two games.
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The Washington Redskins entered training camp with more depth than ever. This was especially true along the defensive line and should remain that way unless they become injury riddled. Yesterday, they suffered their first blow. Chris Neild is done for the season after tearing his ACL in 11-on-11's yesterday.
The news was disappointing to players and fans that've watch Neild...
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Legenday NFL coach Joe Gibbs got very un-pc during an interview with Bram Weinstein and Ryen Russillo of ESPN on Wednesday.
Gibbs and the show hosts were talking about how basketball has now taken all the players who might have starred as NFL tight ends. Gibbs, chiming in about his known love for the position, said "they always said I was queer for tight ends." Watch:
Redskins receiver Leonard Hankerson, who had to be helped off the field on Tuesday due to dehydration (according to the Washington Post), was back at practice on Wednesday.Fantasy Spin:Hankerson caught 13 balls for 163 yards in four games before an injury ended his season, but is expected to be a big part of the Redskins' offense as the No. 3 receiver behind aging Santana Moss...
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New Skins NT Marlon Favorite has an hilarious old highlight. [Hogs Haven]
RGIII should play about half the game vs. the Bears. [Real Redskins]
Five non-starters to watch in that Redskins-Bears game. [Hogs Haven]
Darrell Green’s son having a good camp with Carolina. [Charlotte Observer]
Redskins fan married woman with world’s largest breasts. [Hogs Haven]
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Who’s ready for the Redskins-Colts preseason game coming up next week? The Redskins Store is! Seriously, they’re selling an RGIII-Andrew Luck “QB Showdown Rivalry T-Shirt” for $35 (plus S & H).
It should be noted that the Colts Pro Shop is also selling this shirt, but I think we all know whose idea it was.
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You get the picture.
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