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Mike Shanahan has yet to decide on who the Washington Redskins’ starting running back will be heading into the 2012 season, but that is not a bad problem to have.
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Tim Hightower, Roy Helu Jr. and Evan Royster are three outstanding, young backs each with their own talent to boast.
Hightower is clearly the most experienced back at the Redskins’ disposal, but his injury history must be a concern. His performance in 2011 was nothing to gloat about either, cooling down dramatically after a hot start to the season.
Helu had some good moments for the Redskins as well late in the season, including three consecutive 100-yard games against the Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets and New England Patriots. He finished as the team’s leading rusher with 640 yards on 151 carries with just two touchdowns.
Helu will certainly have a case to start after an impressive rookie campaign, but his biggest competition may be fellow second-year back and former Penn State star Evan Royst...
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Redskins’ tight end Fred Davis might want to think about explaining himself, it just makes people laugh. In an interview with 106.7, The Fan in Washington D.C., Davis explained his continual failed drug tests that cost him four games in 2011 according to Profootballtalk.com. Davis stated:
“So, it’s one of those situations where you guys are all like, ‘Oh, you failed it...
According to Rich Campbell of The Washington Times, Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III has taken quite a few “sacks” during camp because he’s simply holding onto the ball too long.
“Quarterback Robert Griffin III during the first five training camp practices has taken more than a few sacks because he didn’t get rid of the ball quickly enough....
On an improved defense last season, the Washington Redskins' safety play was still a weak link.
Strong side starter LaRon Landry never truly recovered from the Achilles injury that ended his 2010 season prematurely, and newcomer Oshiomogho Atogwe was often ailing and wasn't the playmaker he had been during his best years with the St. Louis Rams.
Exit Landry and Atgowe....
Like many other NFL teams this season, the Washington Redskins have loaded the team's playbooks onto iPads for the players to use. Equipped with security where if you mistype the password 5 times the entire iPad is erased, the iPads also have another feature, anonymous messaging. Created so the players could talk about a given play, instead the Redskins have been using the feature...
According to Vic Tafur of SFGate.com, during an interview on ESPN 980 in Washington D.C., Redskins general manager Bruce Allen slipped up and mentioned that he was on the phone with the Oakland Raiders discussing a trade.
Tafur mentioned Redskins tight end Chris Cooley as someone who could be on the move.
It would make sense for the Skins to deal Cooley after the knee...
Athlon Sports is counting down its 2012 NFL preseason Power Rankings with in-depth team previews, schedule analysis and more as the start of the...