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Washington Redskins (1-0) at St. Louis Rams (0-1)
I had the Rams as one of my underrated teams coming into the season. They improved 6 games in 2010, but, as could have been predictable, regressed 5 games last year. Teams that have a large improvement in win total typically regress the following season and vice versa. They should bounce back this year. Teams that regress 5 games win an average of 1.6 more the following season. The Rams were destroyed by injuries last year and should have better health in the secondary and on the offensive line, where they also added key free agents. A healthier offensive line should lead to a healthier and better Sam Bradford under center, while, on the defensive side of the ball, they have one of the league’s best defensive lines and should be able to win some games with strong defense, running the football, and decent quarterback play.
The idea with picking underrated and overrated teams before the season was to bet on them (or against them for ov...
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Chris Cooley is seemingly a pretty good dude. For a few years there he was the ultimate Redskin that was the unofficial face of a franchise that struggled with quarterback issues, the death of safety Sean Taylor and a revolving door of coaches.
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According to Adam Keim if the Washington Examiner, tight end Chris Cooley met with the Redskins on Thursday and it doesn’t look like he’ll be on way back to D.C. any time soon.
“It was a good conversation,” Shanahan said. “Chris is such a big part of this organization. He’s looked at his options. We talked about things that could happen throughout the year.”
In a minor move this morning, the Rams have agreed to terms with quarterback Kellen Clemens on a non-guaranteed contract, upgrading their depth at the position and pushing rookie Austin Davis back to the third string spot.
Clemens previously held the primary backup spot behind starter Sam Bradford, but with his previous deal calling for a $700,000 salary, St. Louis elected to release...
The St. Louis Rams have re-signed quarterback Kellen Clemens, released in the final round of cuts before the opener.
Defensive tackle Darell Scott was released Thursday to make room for Clemens, who understood he'd be the backup behind Sam Bradford on Sunday against the Washington Redskins in the home opener. Rookie Austin Davis was the backup for the opener.
According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Rams have ruled out defensive tackle Michael Brockers from this week’s game against the Redskins.
As expected, Rams DT Brockers (ankle), DT Conrath (knee), and LG Watkins (ankle) all ruled out for Washington.
— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) September 14, 2012
Robert Griffin III stole the headlines following Washington's Week 1 victory over New Orleans, but Pierre Garcon helped the quarterback a great deal. Fortunately, Garcon's solid effort hasn't gone unnoticed. The wide receiver was given the first ever WWE 4th & Pain Championship Belt for helping to lead the Redskins to a win on Sunday. Garcon, who racked up 109 yards...
Washington Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon remains hobbled with a sore right foot and will be a game-time decision Sunday against the St. Louis Rams.
Garcon was limited in practice again Friday and is listed as questionable. He was hurt in last week's win over the New Orleans Saints, when he also had an 88-yard reception for Robert Griffin III's first career touchdown pass...
It isn't easy playing backfield buddy to Robert Griffin III. The ball placed on your numbers for a handoff can suddenly disappear. Take the wrong angle, and suddenly you're playing bumper cars behind the line of scrimmage.
The other rookie in the Washington Redskins starting lineup is sixth-round draft pick Alfred Morris, who overcame a misstep or two to have an NFL debut...
Pierre Garcon got off to a hell of a start to his season, catching 4 passes on Robert Griffin’s first 5 attempts, for 104 yards and a touchdown, looking like Kendall Wright tearing up the Big 12 with Robert Griffin last season. However, he got hurt after that and left the game with a foot injury. He did some very limited work in practice this week and he’s expected to be a game...
According to Jason La Canfora, the Redskins don't expect to have wide receiver Pierre Garcon (foot) Sunday.Fantasy Spin:Garcon was unable to fully participate in practice this week due to his foot issue. Hopefully this doesn't linger all season because Garcon has a realistic shot to be this year's breakout receiver with Robert Griffin III throwing him the ball.
Sit em, Start Em – Week Two
Alfred Morris – Alfred Morris should run all over the Rams run defense in week two. I expect the Redskins to be protecting a lead in this one and feeding Morris consistently in the second half. The Rams just aren’t good enough to compete and will regret not giving up on Bradford for RGIII if they don’t already. Morris is in line for 25...
1. Only the Desperate should Invest in Morris as a Starter
Redskins running back Alfred Morris seems to be generating as much discussion in the fantasy football world as anyone. As a (for now) starting running back for Mike Shanahan coming off a 28-carry, two-touchdown game in Week 1, it's easy to understand why heads are turning.
Morris doesn't have much speed at all...