Among the more famous Redskins fans around is NASCAR drive Dale Earnhardt Jr. Fans monitoring his radio communications during Sunday afternoon races in the fall can often hear him get updates on Redskins games in progress as he speeds around the racetrack.The news hasnt been too good lately, for Junior or for the Redskins. Washington hasnt played in a playoff game since January of 2008. Earnhardt hasnt won a race since June of the same year, a span 138 consecutive races.But NASCARs most popular driver sees hope in the new, most popular Redskin, Robert Griffin III. "I hope it's a good deal and hope the 'Skins are successful, I hope that Robert's successful," Earnhardt said in Richmond last week."He seems like a good guy. It'll be fun to be a Redskins fan and see how that plays out this year and see how well he does. I know all the Redskins fans are excited and expecting big things, and so am I."It will be interesting to see if RG3 can end the Redskins playoff drought before Earnhardt can finally win a race.
FEDEX FIELD — The hits keep coming for the Redskins in their third preseason game. After losing linebacker Ryan Kerrigan and running back Keith Marshall earlier in the contest, the team's PR announced right tackle Morgan Moses will miss the remainder of the game with a left ankle injury.
Moses seemed to be struggling while he was in the game, getting beat off the line of scrimmage by former Redskins and current Bills LB Lorenzo Alexander.
When Moses left the game, Ty Nsekhe replaced him at right tackle. The last two weeks Nsekhe played left tackle with Trent Williams on the shelf.
Moses, a third-year tackle out of Virginia, started all 16 games last season as the right bookend.
FEDEX FIELD -- Losing ground in the battle for the second-string running back spot with fellow rookie Robert Kelley, 7th-round draft pick Keith Marshall exited the Redskins preseason game Friday against the Bills with what the team is calling a left elbow injury.
The team said he will undergo x-rays on the elbow. He returned to the field later in the first quarter with his elbow wrapped.
Marshall went to the ground awkwardly on a run play, and he looked to be in a lot of pain. Trainers came out quickly to tend to the runner, and he was escorted to the bench with his left arm held gingerly.
In the first two preseason games, Marshall played 29 snaps. Against the Falcons in the first preseason game, he had five carries for -1 rushing yards. In the second preseason tilt against the Jets, Marshall had 10 carries for 26 yards.
Kelley ran the ball well early for the Redskins, already distancing himself in the race to backup injured starter Matt Jones.
UPDATE 26 AUGUST 2016, 8:19 P.M.
Marshall is out with an elbow sprain.
FEDEX FIELD - Ryan Kerrigan played just one series for the Redskins defense against the Bills before leaving the game with an apparent groin injury, Redskins PR announced.
Throughout training camp, Kerrigan looked to be in great shape, a sharp contrast from the 2015 offseason when he was working back from knee surgery and held out of preseason action. The outside linebacker further suffered last season when he broke a bone in his hand.
It's hard to tell if the Kerrigan injury is serious, or simply a precaution to pull the edge rusher since the game is only a preseason affair. In his very limited action, Kerrigan had a good rush on Bills QB Tyrod Taylor, narrowly missing a sack.
Last season Kerrigan logged 9.5 sacks in 16 games, and in a five-season career with Washington the former Purdue star has totaled 47.5 sacks. Kerrigan made the Pro Bowl in 2012.