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Talking Points: Redskins rookie minicamp

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Talking Points: Redskins rookie minicamp

Here is what were looking for as we visit Redskins Park for the final day of the Redskins three-day rookie minicamp:--On the practice field will be a few dozen draft picks, undrafted free agents, first-year players, and others hoping to land an NFL contract.--Well get a look at a two-hour session with some individual drills and some team drills. Team is in imaginary air quotes because these guys have been together since Friday and there isnt much cohesiveness there. Some players are not in their primary positions due to the nature of how the group of the field was put together. Guard Josh LeRibeus, for example, has been lining up at center.--One predictionRobert Griffin III will look good. He will be throwing passes and he wont have DeMarcus Ware breathing down his neck and his intended receiver wont be blanketed by Nnamdi Asomugha.--With no contact allowed, it will be difficult to glean much knowledge about the three offensive linemen the team drafted last week. Well get a look at how well LeRibeus, Adam Gettis, and Tom Compton can move in shorts and helmets but for the most part they will remain a mystery.--Linebacker Keenan Robinson should provide a few highlights with his ability to fly all over the field. He wont be able to finish off with tackles but he should be fun to watch.--When the come off of the field we will get Griffin at the podium to get his thoughts on the weekend and what is ahead. His immediate future is a week off, where CBA rules say he cant enter the team facility, followed by participation in the second phase of the offseason program starting May 14.--Mike Shanahan also will speak to the media with impressions of RG3, the other draft picks, and the undrafted players.For ongoing updates on the practice via Twitter, follow @Rich_Tandler. We will get some pictures up on both the CSN Washington and Real Redskins Facebook pages and then look for posts and updates right here during the afternoon. Quotes and transcripts will be available on Real Redskins.

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Redskins Preseason Schedule: Week 4 vs. Buccaneers, Date, Time, TV Channel, Live Stream

Redskins Preseason Schedule: Week 4 vs. Buccaneers, Date, Time, TV Channel, Live Stream

The Redskins' final 2016 NFL preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has been moved a day earlier and will be held on Wednesday, August 31.

Impending incliment weather in the greater Tampa Bay area forced the NFL and the teams to schedule the game a day earlier.

Here is everything you need to know about the Redskins' Week 4 preseason game against the Buccaneers.

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Who: Washington Redskins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

What: Week 4 of the 2016 NFL Preseason

Where: Raymond James Stadium. Tampa, Fla.

When: 8:00 p.m. ET. Wednesday, August 31

TV Channel: CSN Mid-Atlantic (Channel Finder)

Live Stream: NFL.com Game Pass

Radio: Redskins Radio Network (Frequency Finder)

 

Washington Redskins 2016 Preseason Schedule: 

Week 1 (Thurs., 8/11): at Atlanta Falcons (25 - 19 L)

Week 2 (Fri., 8.19): vs. New York Jets (22 - 18 W)

Week 3 (Fri., 8/26): vs. Buffalo Bills  (21 - 16 W)

Week 4 (Thurs., 9/1): at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Redskins Kickoff pregame show begins at 6:00 p.m. ET only on CSN Mid-Atlantic‚Äč.

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Forced to make decision on rookie, Redskins move Keith Marshall to injured reserve

Forced to make decision on rookie, Redskins move Keith Marshall to injured reserve

The Redskins liked rookie running back Keith Marshall, and the team gave the former Georgia Bulldog every chance to make the roster.

Ultimately he did not get that chance, as an elbow injury will land Marshall on the injured reserve.

Marshall sustained the injury in the team's third preseason game against the Bills. Even before the elbow injury, Marshall failed to capitalize on the opportunity to backup Matt Jones.

In games against the Jets and the Falcons, Marshall struggled to gain much ground and eventually he slid behind Robert Kelley on the team's depth chart.

For now, it appears Kelley is a lock for the Redskins 53-man roster and Marshall heads to the IR. 

Scot McCloughan and the 'Skins also made two other roster moves to get the squad to the 75-man limit following this morning's release of veterans Perry Riley and Stephen Paea. Tight end Derek Carrier was moved to the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list and rookie WR Reggie Diggs was waived with an injured designation.

Carrier's move to the PUP list was expected, and Diggs had little chance to make the roster as an undrafted receiver even before an injury limited his training camp.

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After Tony Romo injury, a new odds favorite emerges in NFC East

After Tony Romo injury, a new odds favorite emerges in NFC East

The Redskins won nine games and the NFC East title last season, but that hardly matters to the sports books.. 

Since odds came out in May, Bovada.lv gave the Dallas Cowboys the best chance to win the division, but given recent events, things shifted.

Last week in a preseason loss to the Seattle Seahawks, Cowboys starting quarterback Tony Romo fell awkwardly and stayed on the ground in apparent pain. 

Initial reports suggested Romo might have handled the hit unscathed, but news came out last weekend that Romo cracked vertebrae in his back and will miss extended action. 

The Cowboys now turn to rookie Dak Prescott at QB - and in turn - Vegas turned elsewhere for their NFC East favorite.

Still, it's not the defending champion Redakins.

With odds of 7/4 Bovada likes the New York Giants to win the NFC East. The Redskins are now tied with the Cowboys at 12/5 while the Eagles come in at 6/1.

In late May Bovada put the odds of winning the NFC East as:

  1. Cowboys 7/4
  2. Giants 9/4
  3. (TIE) Redskins 15/4, Eagles 15/4

Curiously, the oddsmakers have moved up the Giants odds despite New York's struggles in the preseason. 

Regardless, it's obvious that the wise guys still don't have high expectations for Washington.

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