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Fletcher thinks RG3 is a natural leader


Fletcher thinks RG3 is a natural leader

In the locker room at Redskins Park, rookie quarterback Robert Griffin IIIs stall has been strategically placed next London Fletchers.Fletcher said he did not request the arrangement, but its rather obvious that the coaching staff wanted the franchises next leader to learn the ropes from the teams current one.The thing about him is he already has great leadership quality, Fletcher said. Hes already emerged as one of the leaders on the football team, and not because of the position he plays. His aura, his personality, is one of his great leadership qualities.Just some of the things he does that rookies dont generally do, the emotional linebacker continued, like getting the guys together in Waco.Fletcher said he doesnt consider himself Griffins mentor, but he also seemed to grasp that its his responsibility to help cultivate those qualities in the young signal caller.Being around this game for a number of years now, you can tell when you meet guys who have it, Fletcher said. Just the way he carries himself, no sense of entitlement, he just wants to work hard.Interestingly, Fletcher was the second Redskins veteran on Thursday to point out that Griffin possesses the intangibles all leaders seem to have.Theres no faade, Chris Cooley said. He just has it. Its there already.Fletcher said he doesnt initiate conversations about leadership with Griffin.Their chats just kind of happen.Its just natural conversation, Fletcher said. You dont talk about leadership. You just have your natural conversations, and definitely in that conversation, you can see where a guy understands what it takes to get to the next level, on and off the field.Asked if their conversations focus on football or life, Fletcher said its a little of both.As much as Fletcher gushed about Griffins personality and rare talent, the 37-year-old said he has not intentions of calling the 22-year-old quarterback by his Hollywood-like nickname.I call him Robert, Fletcher said with a smile. Im not calling him RG3. Hes just Robert, Rob. Some guys call him RG3, but hes just who he is.

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Redskins inactives vs. Lions: Despite shoulder injury, DeSean Jackson will play

Redskins inactives vs. Lions: Despite shoulder injury, DeSean Jackson will play

DETROIT—Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson, who was listed as questionable for today’s game with a shoulder injury, will be active against the Lions.

As expected, Jordan Reed, who is recovering from a concussion, is inactive for the second straight game. The star tight end remains in the NFL concussion protocol.

However, rookie linebacker Su’a Cravens is active after missing two straight games with a concussion. Cravens was able to practice in full on Thursday and Friday and he was not listed on the injury report for the game.


In addition to Reed, the Redskins’ inactives are:

  • QB Nate Sudfeld
  • OL Vinston Painter
  • WR Rashad Ross
  • DL Anthony Lanier
  • CB Dashaun Phillips
  • S Josh Evans


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Redskins vs. Lions Live Updates: Scores, stats, analysis, highlights

Redskins vs. Lions Live Updates: Scores, stats, analysis, highlights

The Redskins are in Detroit in hopes of extending their win streak to five games as they take on the Lions in Week 7.

The Redskins (4-2) bounced back from an 0-2 start to win four consecutive games, and face a Lions (3-3) team that has won two straight, behind strong performances from quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receivers Marvin Jones and Golden Tate.

The Week 7 game between the Lions and Redfskins kicks off at 1:00 p.m. ET from Ford Field in Detroit, Mich.

Before the game begins, tune into "Redskins Kickoff" at noon, only on CSN. (Channel Finder)

CSN Mid-Atlantic is providing live updates of the game, with stats, highlights and analysis.

As always, this page will serve as your gamethread. Wanna comment on the game? Mad at the game plan/ Leave a comment below and itneract.

Week 7 Redskins vs. Lions Live Updates:




2:17 pm. - And the Redskins tie it up 3-3 with a Dustin Hopkins field goal to end the half. 

2:00 p.m. - Oof. Dustin Hopkins doinked a field goal attempt off the top of the left cross bar, and it's still 3-0 Lions in the second quarter. 

1:56 p.m. - Brandon Scherff has left the game with an apparent shoulder injury. According to our JP Finlay, he's questionable to return. 

1:42 p.m. - Lions strike first on a 43-yard field goal to make it 3-0 early in the second quarter. 

1:40 p.m. - A tough stat for Jones. 


1:35 p.m. - So far there's been a missed field goal by the Lions, followed by a fumble recovered for a touchback by Matt Jones. Will the Redskins change running backs? 

1:25 p.m. - Well, this game is off to an interesting start. Matt Stafford found Golden Tate on a third and long, but did so in, uh, unique fashion. 


12:39 p.m. — Michigan State fans apparently wanted to get a glimpse of their favorite son. The school ran a promotion for students, faculty and alumni to get discounted tickets to see Kirk Cousins's homecoming. 

12:27 p.m. - In his first NFL start in his home state of Michigan, Kirk Cousins was sure to see more than a few familiar faces. And sure enough, it seems the entire Cousins clan has come out in full force to support the Redskins' quarterback. 

12:21 p.m. - Well, well, a familiar face in the DMV is in the house at Ford Field.  Former Maryland head coach Randy Edsall, now apart of the Lions coaching staff, looked on during pregame warmup before his team faced the Redskins. Edsall's official title with Detroit is "Director of Football Research-Special Projects."

12:10 p.m. - "Gotta support the team."

11:55 a.m - Do you know who is starting at RB for the Lions? I ask because even I'm not sure.

/looks on Google/

Dwayne Washington. Never heard of him. 

11:45 a.m. - What you need to know: The Lions and Redskins both love to chuck the pigskin. But the game could be decided by the run game. Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick are out for the Lions. Matt Jones and Robert Kelley are healthy and need to make a difference when calle dupon for the Redskins. The two teams may not run it a lot, but when they do, the backs need to capitalize

11:35 a.m. - The Redskins inactive list is in: Jordan Reed is OUT, but DeSean Jackson and Su'a Cravens are ACTIVE. That is good news.

11: 25 a.m. - It's a homecoming of sorts for Kirk Cousins. The Michigan native is back in town, and a host of Cousins' family is at Fordf Field to watch him play.

That photo was taken by CSNMA videographer Mitch Tischler. You can follow Mitch on Twitter if you want. Entirely up to you. 

11:15 a.m. - Welcome to CSN Mid-Atlantic's live coverage of the Week 7 tilt between the Redskins and Lions. You can follow me on Twitter, @TroyMachir.  Be sure to follow Redskins Insiders JP FInlay and Rich Tandler, who are in Detroit, Mich. for the game. Be sure to follow our CSN Redskins account for vines, .GIFs and in-game analysis.