Robert Griffin III wont be the only rookie in the Redskins backfield when they take their first offensive snap at 1:00 in New Orleans.According toDan Hellie of NBC4, the Redskins will start sixth-round draft pick Alfred Morris at running back.Morris, out of Florida-Atlantic, led the team in rushing during the preseason with 195 yards and he apparently clinched the starting job with a strong performance against the Colts in the third preseason game. Playing a little over a half against mostly starters, Morris displayed speed and power as he picked up 107 yards on 14 carries.When the team reported to training camp in late July it looked like Morris faced long odds against even making the team. The Redskins returned Roy Helu Jr., their 2011 leading rusher, Evan Royster, who finished off the year strong with 100-yard performances in each of the last two games, and Tim Hightower, the lead back last year until he injured his knee in October.But Morris played too well for the team to try to sneak him onto the practice squad. Hightower ended up being released and it looks like Morris will get the starts.
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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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