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Meriweather a 'long shot' to play


Meriweather a 'long shot' to play

Although Brandon Meriweather hopes to make his season debut Sunday, Coach Mike Shanahan believes it’s more likely that the safety will return after the bye week.

Meriweather, who is recovering from a knee injury, was limited in practice on Wednesday. Last week, he took Thursday and Friday off after experiencing soreness.

“I would say the chances are after the bye,” Shanahan said. “Is there a chance? Yeah, there’s a chance. But it’s more of a long shot.”

Wide receiver Pierre Garçon, meanwhile, did not practice and is also more likely to suit up after the bye, according to Shanahan. Garçon has missed five games this season because of a plantar plate tear in his right foot that he suffered in the season opener.

Linebacker Perry Riley was limited with the hamstring injury he sustained in Pittsburgh. 

Practicing fully were cornerbacks Josh Wilson (shoulder) and David Jones (Achilles), punter Sav Rocca (knee) and linebacker London Fletcher (hamstring).

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New #RedskinsTalk Podcast - Duke Ihenacho opens up about playing time and Mexican food

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New #RedskinsTalk Podcast - Duke Ihenacho opens up about playing time and Mexican food

On the latest episode of #RedskinsTalk The Podcast, safety Duke Ihenacho opens up about injuries and playing time - and his love of Mexican food. 

Click here for the #RedskinsTalk Podcast on iTunes or press play below.

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Redskins' Josh Norman planning celebration that puts NFL in awkward spot

Redskins' Josh Norman planning celebration that puts NFL in awkward spot

Redskins cornerback Josh Norman is already an All-Pro antagonist, but according to a Thursday report from For The Win, his best work is yet to come. 

Norman was forced to abandon his favorite bow and arrow celebration after getting fined by the NFL. But he has divised a clever replacement that sets the league up to look hypocritical. 

"Since they sell beer on TV while kids are watching it, I’m thinking I might open a keg on the field, and I’m going to drink it on the field," Norman told Charlotte Wilder of FTW after Thursday's practice. "And I don’t see that being on the rule book.”

Of course, his bow and arrow gesture wasn't explicitly banned in the rule book, neither was tight end Vernon Davis' jump shot celebration, but both got penalized anyway. 

Except this time, the outspoken corner thinks he has the NFL, well, cornered. If encouraging people to drink beer in commercial breaks is cool, then pretending to drink beer on the field must be cool too, right?

“I mean, you’re selling ads on TV, so why can’t my celebration be legal? It’s a catch-22, man. These guys are serious.”

There's only one snag in Norman's plan: it's not exactly clear what he's doing in the celebration he demonstated. He pantomimed opening a keg, tapping it and hoisting it above his head to drink from it. 

But what if people don't get it? He'll just explain afterward, he assured Wilder. 

Norman might consider pretending to pop the tab on a can of beer and drink it on the field. Seems more straight forward, but then again, I'm not the master troll here. 

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