First it was the socks, then the no pressure, no diamonds slogan. Now Robert Griffin III has a new pop culture thing he can call his own.Griffining, as my friend atBurgundy Blogdubbed it, is sweeping the cyber world, or at least the part of it inhabited by fans who are pumped up over the quarterbacks stunning debut performance in Washingtons 40-32 win in New Orleans on Sunday. Which means, of course, virtually all Redskins fans.Like its predecessors Planking and Tebowing, Griffining involves assuming a pose and having someone take a picture of it, like this:The origin of the pose came on Sunday after Griffin threw his first NFL touchdown pass. Right after he threw the ball that Pierre Garon turned into an 88-yard TD, he was shoved to the ground. As he got up he saw Garon running to the end zone and raised his arms with his index fingers pointing upward. Heres one view of it:The Washington Post photographer caught it from the end zone and that picture (you can see it here) became the shot that inspired dozens if not hundreds of others to assume the same pose and have the same picture taken and tweeted for all to see.Some love it, others hate it. Im not endorsing the meme here, just letting you know about it and you can decide what camp youre in.
C Spencer Long (concussion)—He missed the second half of the Cardinals game and has been in the concussion protocol this week. John Sullivan will start in his place.
S Will Blackmon (concussion)—Blackmon also has been in the concussion protocol and has not practiced all week. Donte Whitner and Duke Ihenacho will handle the safety position.
DE Anthony Lanier (leg)—The reserve lineman missed the Arizona game with a leg contusion. Gruden said he was kicked in the lower leg against the Cowboys and the swelling is still an issue.
G Shawn Lauvao (groin)—It was a surprise to see him watching practice on Wednesday as no injury had been reported for him. But he came in for treatment and did not practice on Wednesday and Thursday. If he can’t go, Arie Kouandjio will start at left guard.
OT Ty Nsekhe (ankle)—Fortunately Trent Williams is back from his suspension; Nsekhe was the starter while he was out. If Nsekhe is out, Vinston Painter will be the swing backup tackle.
TE Jordan Reed (shoulder)—After missing last week’s game with a third-degree separation of the AC join in his left shoulder, Reed was able to practice on a limited basis this week. If range of motion is still an issue he could sit or play very limited snaps. If it’s a matter of pain tolerance he will be a full go.
G Brandon Scherff (ankle)—He has been limited in practice during the week but it seems certain that he will go against the Eagles.
DE Chris Baker (ankle)—Baker missed some practice this week but he should be able to go against the Eagles although his level of effectiveness will bear watching.
Also questionable for the Redskins: DE Ricky Jean Francois (knee), OLB Preston Smith (groin), ILB Will Compton (hip), TE Derek Carrier (knee)
WR Jordan Matthews (ankle) and RB Ryan Matthews (knee) were full in practice all week and it seems likely that the Eagles’ leading receiver and rusher, respectively, will play on Sunday. Up in the air is the status of WR Dorial Green-Beckham (oblique), who missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday.
RT Halapoulivaati Vaitai (knee) will miss his third straight game. He had a rough start in his NFL debut against the Redskins in Week 6 but he remained the starter until getting injured in Week 11. Since then the Eagles have moved LG Alan Barbre to right tackle with Stefen Wisniewski going in at left guard.
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