Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said he knew Robert Griffin III was injured as soon as he came to the sideline Sunday.When Robert came off the field and I looked at his eyes, I knew something was wrong, Shanahan said. I said, Hey, go see the doctors. He said Im okay. I said, No, youre not okay.Twenty-four hours later, though, the quarterbacks condition has improved significantly according to Shanahan, speaking during his Monday afternoon press conference.Hes feeling good, the coach said. No dizziness, no vomiting. He feels like hes done well on the tests that hes taken so far.So whats next for Griffin and the Redskins? Several more tests before the rookie's status for Sundays game against the Vikings can be determined.Today is basically rest and testing, Shanahan said. Then tomorrow, if he passes the tests, hell get a chance to get some cardio work, get a little workout in on the treadmill, then if there are no symptoms like headaches, dizziness, nausea, things along those lines, then hell be able to practice on Wednesday as long as theres no contact.But if Griffin suffers a setback in the coming days, its unlikely hell play against Minnesota, Shanahan said. If that happens, the coach hinted that Kirk Cousins, another rookie, would be Griffin's replacement.We should find out in the next few days exactly what happens," Shanahan said. "Right now, it looks good. Not sure if it stays that way.Shanahan, however, is more certain of this: Griffin will likely do more to avoid the punishing blow delivered to him by Atlantas Sean Weatherspoon next time he's in position to slide.Its my experience when that quarterback gets that first hit like he received, they slide a little bit sooner, Shanahan said. They protect themselves a little bit more.Griffin is not permitted to speak to reporters until his has been cleared by doctors. His normal media availability is Wednesday afternoon.
The Redskins and Bengals are headed across the pond for a pivotal Week 8 game in London, England.
The Redskins (4-3), saw their four-game win streak snapped in Week 7 thanks to a heartbreaking 20-17 loss to the Lions. The Bengals (3-4) snapped a two-game losing streak with a 31-17 win over the Browns in Week 7.
With the game taking place in London, the start time is going to be different than your typical Sunday. Much different.
The NFL International Series Game between the Redskins and Bengals takes place at the world-famous Wembley Stadium, the host venue for the FA Cup and English National Soccer Team. The Week 8 game in London will be the Redskins's second regular season international game, having played the Buffalo Bills in Toronto on Oct. 30, 201l.
The Redskins have played overseas twice, both games coming in the preseason. They played at Wembley Stadium during the 1992 preseason and in Osaka Japan during the 2002 preseason.
When does time does the Redskins-Bengals game in London start? How can I watch the Redskins-Bengals game? CSN Mid-Atlantic has those questions (and more) covered.
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Week 8 Redskins vs. Bengals game information:
Who: Washington Redskins vs. Cincinnati Bengals
What: Week 8 of the 2016 NFL Season (NFL International Series Game)
Where: Wembley Stadium. London, England
When: 9:30 a.m. ET on Sunday, October 30
TV Channel: FOX
TV Announcers: Kenny Albert (Play-by-Play), John Lynch (Color), Pam Oliver (Sidelines)
How to Watch: Redskins Kickoff begins at 8:30 a.m. ET on CSN Mid-Atlantic (Channel Finder)
Live Stream: NFL GamePass
Radio: ESPN 980, Redskins Radio Network
Point Spread: Bengals -2.5
WASHINGTON REDSKINS 2016 SCHEDULE:
Week 1 (Mon. 9/12): 16-38 loss, Pittsburgh Steelers (0-1)
Week 2 (Sun. 9/18): 27-23 loss, Dallas Cowboys (0-2)
Week 3 (Sun. 9/25): 29-27 win, New York Giants (1-2)
Week 4 (Sun. 10/2): 31-20 win, Cleveland Browns, (2-2)
Week 5 (Sun. 10/9): 16-10 win, Baltimore Ravens, (3-2)
Week 6 (Sun. 10/16): 27-20 win, Philadelphia Eagles (4-2)
Week 7 (Sun. 10/23): 17-20 loss, Detroit Lions (4-3)
Week 8 (Sun. 10/30): vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 9:30 a.m. ET in London — FOX
Week 9 (Sun. 11/6): BYE WEEK
Week 10 (Sun. 11/13): vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1:00 p.m. — FOX
Week 11 (Sun. 11/20): vs. Green Bay Packers, 8:30 p.m. — NBC
Week 12 (Thurs. 11/24): at Dallas Cowboys, 4:30 p.m. — FOX
Week 13 (Sun. 12/4): at Arizona Cardinals, 4:25 p.m. — FOX
Week 14 (Sun. 12/11): at Philadelphia Eagles, 1:00 p.m. — FOX
Week 15 (Mon. 12/19): vs. Carolina Panthers, 8:30 p.m. — ESPN
Week 16 (Sat. 12/24): at Chicago Bears, 1:00 p.m. — FOX
Week 17 (Sun. 1/1): vs. New York Giants, 1:00 p.m. — FOX
Kicker Josh Brown was released by the New York Giants on Tuesday afternoon, the team announced.
Brown, a 2015 Pro-Bowler, did not make the trip to London for the Giants' 17-10 win over the Rams in Week 7 after new information regarding his domestic abuse history was brought to light.
Brown had admitted in the past to abusing his then-wife Molly Brown.
After new information from the King County (WA) police department was made public, the Giants decided to leave him in the states, eventually putting him on the Commissioner's Exempt List.
Prior to the team's release of him on Tuesday afternoon, Brown issued a public statement in which he stated he had never struck his wife, via ESPN's Adam Schefter.
I am sorry that my past has called into question the character or integrity of The New York Giants, Mr. Mara or any of those who have supported me along the way. I have taken measures to get help so that I may be the voice of change, not a statistic. It is important to share that I never struck my wife, and never would. Abuse takes many forms, and is not a gray area. Through the past several years I have worked to identify and rectify my own behaviors. The road to rehabilitation is a journey and a constant modification of a way of life. My journey will continue forever as a person determined to leave a positive legacy and I embrace the opportunities to show and speak about what has helped me to be that man. In the interim, I am cooperating with the Giants and the NFL. Thank you to everyone that has supported me, I will not let you down.
As Brown correctly points out, domestic violence is not limited to strikes. He had admitted in the past to putting his hands on his wife, an action that he repeated on more than one occasion.
The Giants and the NFL had come under great scrutiny for the way the situation was handled.
In advance of their trip to London, several Giants players offered their support to Brown, and team owner John Mara stated last Thursday that Brown had "certainly admitted" to domestic violence, but "what’s a little unclear is the extent of that.”
With the way the NFL handled Ray Rice's highly publicized domestic violence case, the league and commissioner Roger Goodell were the targets of stern and poignant criticism from fans, the media and former players alike.
Brown's NFL career has spanned 14 seasons, the more recent four with the Giants. He spent the first five years of his career with the Seattle Seahawks, before spending four seasons with the St. Louis Rams.