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Stock up-down vs. Eagles

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Stock up-down vs. Eagles

Here are the weekly stock up-stock down report from the Redskins’ 31-6 win over the Eagles.

UpRobert Griffin III, no explanation needed.

Down—After starting at strong safety for much of the season in place of the injured Brandon Meriweather,Reed Doughty played just two snaps on defense despite the fact that Meriweather went out with an injury in the third quarter.

Up—Even though he missed almost 30 snaps on defense due to an injury, London Fletcher still led the team in tackles with 12. He also had a hand in DeAngelo Hall’s early interception, which set up an early score and set the tone for the game.

Down—Pierre Garçon caught just three passes for a net of three yards in his return to the lineup after a four-game absence.

Up—Meriweather was all over the field in his Redskins debut, making tackles, separating receivers from the ball, and getting an interception.

Down—However, Meriweather left the game in the third quarter with a sprained knee. He said after the game that he will be ready to play against Dallas but we will see if he can get ready on four days of rest.

Up—As Griffin pointed out, doing a “Moss” by jumping in between two defenders to grab a long pass refers to Randy Moss. But Santana Moss jumped up and took a pass away from a pair of Eagles defenders and then broke Brandon Boykin’s feeble tackle attempt and fell into the end zone. His line on the day, one reception, 69 yards, one TD. Not a long day’s work but a productive one.

Up—We were waiting for Perry Riley to have a breakout game and he came through on Sunday. He had six tackles, all of them solo and three of them for losses, one sack, two quarterback hits, and a pass defensed. He hasn’t exactly been in a slump but it was good to see his playmaking skills on display.

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Usher can't save Su'a Cravens from being booed off stage by Redskins teammates

Usher can't save Su'a Cravens from being booed off stage by Redskins teammates

Redskins safety Su'a Cravens might have thought an interception in Friday's practice would earn him good will for his rookie skit later that night. Boy, was he wrong. 

In a delightful tale relayed by ESPN's John Keim, Cravens was literally pelted with paper balls and booed off the stage as he attempted to perform "Confessions" by Usher. 

“Everyone likes Usher. I’m thinking this is easy money,” Cravens said. 

“The first two acts in front of me, they sung. Everyone let them go. I’m like, ‘OK, it’s going to be a smooth transition.’ Soon as I start it’s like, ‘Booooo!’… I started and I’m getting paper balls, boos and, ‘Stone him!’”

Stone him? What is this, ancient Greece? 

When asked what happened, Cravens pointed the finger at linebacker Will Compton. “Will had it out for me,” he told Keim. “He told everyone to boo me before I even started.”

Defensive end Ricky Jean-Francois didn't deny Compton was behind it. 

“All you see is paper balls flying across from everywhere. [Cravens is] trying to get it off. He wanted to use his music and he had strobe lights," Jean-Francois said. 

"Even people that did get a song off, all you saw is flying paper balls left and right. [Compton] was setting him up for failure. We wanted him to go up there to see how it feels.”

Is this sour grapes by veterans who don't appreciate a rookie showing off at camp?

Or do people genuinely not like Usher anymore? Yeah, nah. Usher is the best. 

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VIDEO: Niles Paul mercilessly beats Chris Baker with pads during CSN interview

VIDEO: Niles Paul mercilessly beats Chris Baker with pads during CSN interview

Chris Baker always seems to be the guy photobombing his teammates. This time, they exacted revenge. 

As Baker sat down with Redskins Insider J.P. Finlay, a parade of Redskins clowned in the background. The best was Niles Paul, who battered Swaggy with what look like foam bats used in ball security drills. 

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Is Tony Romo fat? An investigation

Is Tony Romo fat? An investigation

Is Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo fat? That's the question of the day on the NFL Internet. 

It all started with this photo of the 36-year-old jogging onto the field at the start of training camp. 

At first glance, yes, Romo does look quite porcine. The 6-foot-2 veteran has been listed at 230 pounds, significantly slimmer than this image would suggest. 

Could missing the second half of last season with a fractured collar bone have kept him from staying in shape? Twitter, of course, had jokes. 

Laughs aside, it's hard to determine from a single image whether someone has gained weight. Any number of factors can make a person look fat. Angle, lighting, the way clothes hang, etc. 

In this case, it seems some confluence of those forces created a misleading shot. Here's another from that same moment. 

Yeah, not so fat here. 

Cowboys alum Michael Irvin also insisted that he'd seen Romo recently and he looked "fine."

The verdict of our investigation: unflattering photo, nothing to see here. Let's all go back to picking at Eddie Lacy, shall we?