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Redskins rock pink in October

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Redskins rock pink in October

The burgundy and gold's signal caller, Robert Griffin III, is breaking in some Pepto pink cleats this week in support of the NFL's Breast Cancer Awareness campaign.

Although the rookie QB has not been personally affected by the disease, it doesn't diminish the importance of the cause for Griffin.

Its just paying tribute to all those who have had to fight breast cancer. Me personally, I dont know if anyone in my family has ever been affected by it. I know it means something to a lot of different people. Sometimes, its not necessarily what youre doing for yourself that can make a difference in this world. Its what youre doing to try to bring awareness to other peoples struggles.

When asked if he will wear a pick sleeve, Griffin simply stated, "There will be a pink sleeve.

Robert isn't the only member of Redskins Nation recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness month. Along with the American Cancer Society, the Skins hosted their 5th annual All-Star Survivors Celebration on Tuesday.

Twenty breast cancer survivors, also know as "All-Stars," received new denim jeans from Gap, wigs, scarves and makeup - topped off with a custom-made pink and burgundy Redskins jersey.

The pampering didn't end there. The women also enjoyed pink adorned appetizers while receiving a makeup session with a licensed cosmetologist, plus an exclusive tour of Redskins Park with a player.

Tanya Snyder - a breast cancer survivor, NFL Breast Cancer Awareness Spokesperson and wife of Redskins owner Daniel M. Snyder - joined Chris Cooley and the Redskins for the event.

Snyder enjoyed the transformations just as much as the women did.

"It really lifts their spirits and puts that lump in my throat too."

Former Redskins' tight end, Chris Cooley, emotionally discussed how this disease affected him personally as his mother successfully won the fight against cancer.

"The Redskins do a phenomenal job of them All-Star Survivors. They all get jerseys, they all get tickets to the game, they get pom-poms to go with the cheerleaders to cheer the guys on...they really have a fun time. Watching them enjoy it, watching them smile as the day goes on is what really makes me happy."

October usually signals yellows, oranges and reds for the changing of the fall foliage guard or orange and black for holiday that had both tricks as well as treats. However, on October 7th as the Redskins host the Falcons, FedEx Field will be a sea of pink.

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Cowboys fans biggest fear - Major injury strikes Tony Romo in preseason

Cowboys fans biggest fear - Major injury strikes Tony Romo in preseason

Dallas Cowboys fans had high expectations for their team this season - as long as quarterback Tony Romo could avoid injury. Three weeks into the preseason, looks like that idea is shot.

Getting the start Thursday night against the Seahawks, Romo was slammed to the turf awkwardly and looked to injure his back. Immediate reports showed that Romo felt okay, but clearly the issues persisted.

Last season, Romo broke his collarbone twice and played just four games as the Cowboys limped to a 4-12 record. The season prior Romo led the Cowboys to a 12-4 record and an NFC East title. In 2013, Romo dealt with herniated discs in his back and had a cyst removed.

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Without Romo, Dallas will likely turn to rookie Dak Prescott out of Mississippi State. Prescott has looked impressive in the preseason, though it will be tough to step into the spotlight that accompanies the Cowboys quarterback.

Dallas travels to Washington in Week 2 of the regular season, so the Redskins defense can start preparing for Prescott, not Romo. 

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Former Redskins safety Dashon Goldson to work out with Falcons

Former Redskins safety Dashon Goldson to work out with Falcons

Still looking for a new team, former Redskin Dashon Goldson will work out with the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday, according to Ian Rapoport.

A knee injury to safety Keanu Neal exposed the Falcons' thin depth at the position. With Neal expected to miss three to four weeks, Atlanta has to explore other options.

Goldson, 31, became a free agent in March when he was cut by the Redskins.

A former Pro Bowler, Goldson was traded from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the Redskins in April of 2015. In his lone season in Washington, Goldson started in 15 games recording 69 tackles. He also caught one interception which he returned for a touchdown.

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Ryan Kerrigan's early exit vs Bills shows Redskins lack of depth at edge rusher

Ryan Kerrigan's early exit vs Bills shows Redskins lack of depth at edge rusher

Ryan Kerrigan exited Friday night's preseason game against the Bills in the first quarter with a groin injury. Word Friday night was that Kerrigan's injury was minor, though the Redskins outside linebacker is slated for an MRI exam Saturday on the groin.

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Even if the MRI reveals what Redskins fans hope - little to no damage and no prospect of missed regular season action - Kerrigan's exit from the Bills game reveals just how thin Washington is at outside linebacker.

Two months ago, OLB was considered a position of strength for Scot McCloughan's team. Junior Galette's Achilles injury changed that.

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Now, the Redskins have two very capable pass rushers in Kerrigan and Preston Smith. In five seasons, Kerrigan has averaged nearly 10 sacks per season, and anybody that watched Smith's rookie year and his excellent 2016 training camp and preseason must be excited about the second-year man from Mississippi State. Smith oozes the kind of All-Pro potential that scouts dream about going through the draft process.

But after those two, things change quickly.

Washington converted Trent Murphy back to OLB after an offseason experiment at defensive end. Murphy's move came following the Galette injury, and was done more for depth rather than the team expecting Murphy to suddenly become a sackmaster. But at least Murphy has experience and is capable of playing the edge in the 'Skins defense.

Behind Murphy, the Redskins can look to some combination of Houston Bates*, Willie Jefferson and Lynden Trail. Bates played some in 2015, and while a useful player on special teams, lacks the top end athleticism needed to consistenly get to opposing QBs. Jefferon (6-foot-5) and Trail (6-foot-7) possess great length and speed, but it's hard to think either could be counted on immediately for help. Jefferson experienced some success in the CFL last year, and Trail has shown flashes in Richmond, but both players are quite raw.

In addition to Trail, two more undrafted rookies have given the Redskins good snaps this preseason in Ejiro Ederaine and Mike Wakefield. That said, both Ederaine and Wakefield look like long shots to survive both round of cuts, let alone see the field this fall. 

While many fans focus on running back depth, outside linebacker remains a position that the Redskins scouting staff could be considering options outside of the organization. Should an edge rusher with talent emerge over the next two weeks as NFL rosters get trimmed, Washington will be watching. 

* Random note on Houston Bates - In the Redskins newly remodeled locker room, ping pong, foosball and shuffleboard tables have been installed. Multiple players have confirmed that Bates is the best shuffleboard player in the locker room, though plenty of guys are pushing for the title.