Here are some Redskins who helped and some who hurt themselves on Saturday night in Chicago.Stock upQB Kirk CousinsHes not going to challenge RG3 for the starting job and he hasnt yet pushed Rex Grossman off of the roster. But he could well be Griffins top backup sooner rather than later.CB Richard CrawfordIt will be tough to keep him off of the roster after he broke up a pass (possibly should have had in interceptions) and hit the quarterback a couple of times on blitzes.WR Aldrick RobinsonIts unusual for a receiver to get 100 receiving yards in a game because they usually dont play long enough. But Robinson made his case for a roster spot with 6 receptions for 104 yards including a 49-yard TD catch. On the TD catch he made a nice adjustment on a tipped Cousins pass and then outran the Bears reserves to the end zone.Stock downRB Antwan BaileyThe D. C. native had three carries and lost a fumble on one of them. His long shot chances of making it became even longer with that.CB Richard JonesHe was beated short and long. The only times Jones was really close to his man, he committed pass interference on what probably was an uncatchable ball.Adam GettisHe played pretty well last week but not so much against the Bears. He gave up a sack, the defense got push through him on a few occasions and he committed a hold right out in the open on the Redskins third offensive play.
RICHMOND—A year ago Morgan Moses came to training camp here with many questions about his future. He had missed the entire offseason program after suffering a Lisfranc injury the previous season. The team had just drafted Brandon Scherff with the fifth overall pick and he was put in at right tackle. Trent Williams had the left side locked down. It looked like he might wait a while for his turn.
But things have a way of changing quickly in the NFL. A week into camp the Redskins switched things up, moving Scherff to right guard and inserting Moses into the starting job in Scherff’s former job. Moses started all 17 games and earned high marks for his performance.
This year he comes to camp atop the depth chart and with all of the first-team reps during OTAs and minicamp under his belt. That is helping him feel more comfortable in his role.
“Being able to get the OTAs in that I didn't get the year before just helped me transition,” Moses said today. “I'm still learning, I'm still a young player but you can only take one day at a time.”
Although Moses doesn’t appear to have any serious challengers for his starting job he said that he is taking nothing for granted.
“You can never get complacent,” he said. “That's the thing about the NFL. You see faces one day and they're gone the next day. You still fight for your position.”
Assuming Moses does hold on to his job, the next thing he will be fighting for is a new contract. He will be eligible to get a contract extension after the regular season ends. The Redskins have shown a pattern of locking up their best young players before they hit free agency and Moses certainly will be a candidate if he plays well.
Because of Richmond's weather, the Redskins aren't going to want any additional heat during training camp. More will be coming their way next week, though.
Stephen A. Smith and ESPN's First Take will be filming live from the Bon Secours training center on Thursday, Aug. 4, according to a report from the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Smith and his fiery takes will be joined in Virginia by his co-host Max Kellerman, as well as former Redskins safety Ryan Clark, starting at 10 a.m. and ending at noon.
Smith, of course, has been a fixture on the program, while Kellerman just recently stepped in for Skip Bayless (if both Smith and Bayless were heading to Richmond, the players might have melted as a result of the scalding conversations the two were known to have). Perhaps Kellerman could solicit some advice from Kirk Cousins on how to succeed in a new job, since the 'Skins quarterback did so well when he was promoted in 2015.
For fans wanting to check out the show themselves, gates will be opening that day at 9:30 in the morning.
To watch a group of Redskins kick around a soccer ball — not effortlessly, but definitely decently — watch the video above.
With the U.S. Men's National Team constantly looking for goal scorers, a potentially prolific trio just put their first piece of film together on Thursday: Duke Ihenacho, Logan Paulsen and Josh Norman.
On paper, a burly tight end and a pair of defensive backs don't exactly sound like an ideal fit for the pitch, but the three made it work in Richmond before they took the field for the beginning of Redskins' training camp. Thankfully, CSN's cameras were there to capture the performance.
Of the players, Ihenacho displayed the most enthusiasm but Paulsen, surprisingly, had the cleanest touch. Norman, meanwhile, came in at the end of the sequence and looked quite capable as well. Overall, for guys used to football and not futbol, it was a pretty solid showing.
Your move, Jurgen Klinsmann.