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Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis and left tackle Trent Williams are set to play for the first time since Dec. 4 in Thursday's preseason opener after they were suspended for the final four games of 2011 for failing multiple drug tests.
Asked if he's eager to face the Buffalo Bills, Williams chuckled and said, ''More than you know, man. I get tired of blocking the same people every day.''
Davis and Williams get tested two or three times a week and meet weekly with a counselor. If either tests positive this season, he'll be suspended for a year.
''They both know if they slip up, not only are they killing themselves, they're really hurting our football team,'' coach Mike Shanahan said. ''They made a commitment to work out extremely hard (during the offseason) and I'm really proud of the way they've handled themselves.''
Davis was having a career year with 59 catches and 796 yards before being suspended. ...
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According to Mark Maske of The Washington Post, Redskins wide receiver Leonard Hankerson has had a good camp so far and may get some significant playing time this season.
“It has been a solid training camp for Washington Redskins receiver Leonard Hankerson, a second-year pro who has been one of the team’s more consistent pass-catchers in practices.
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In an effort to protect his separated right shoulder, and not miss any practice time, Redskins receiver Anthony Armstrong on Monday wore a yellow non-contact jersey, similarly used by quarterbacks. No big deal, right?
He decided to take it a step further — and really shout “stay away!” — by slapping an upside-down question mark on the front, and a regular...
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According to Grant Paulsen of 106.7 The Fan in Washington D.C., Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan has indicated that running back Evan Royster will get the start for Thursday’s game against the Bills.
This doesn’t come as a surprise, since Royster has been getting the first team reps throughout training camp so far.
The organized team meetings, non sanctioned team meetings, and the summer training camp have come and gone for the Washington Redskins. This coming week the 2012 NFL season will come full swing as the first preseason games of the year will commence. This preseason will be very big for the Redskins as they pull the bubble [...]
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Looking forward to making his preseason debut, Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III revealed he has one apprehension.
Griffin joked he would prefer not getting hit on Thursday, when the Redskins travel to play the Buffalo Bills.
Good luck with that, because the Bills high-priced, retooled Mario Williams-led defensive line has a much different intention in making...
The Redskins are expected to take the field for Thursday's preseason opener at Buffalo minus three starters along the offensive line, but offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said he's not concerned about those injuries at this point in training camp. "It's part of camp. Yeah, we have three starters who aren't practicing right now. I'm hoping we'll get...
TE Fred Davis
Players aren’t franchised two years in a row very often and Davis was franchised this offseason, but he does make sense as an exception. The tight end franchise tag value is still relatively cheap, the cheapest of any non-special teamer (5.4 million in 2012). The Redskins could franchise him for the 2nd time in 2013 at the rate of just 6.48 million, which is much...