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Temperature and tempers rise at Redskins Park

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Temperature and tempers rise at Redskins Park

The mercury soared, the crowd swelled and tempers boiled over twice at Redskins Park.First, linebacker London Fletcher and center Will Montgomery tangled during 11 on 11 drills. Then, moments later, tight end Niles Paul threw two punches at linebacker Markus White.A spectator in the announced crowd of 24,650 it was fan appreciation in Ashburn screamed, Save it for Dallas!Coach Mike Shanahan wasnt laughing, though. After the second skirmish, he called his players close.You love to see guys who are competitive, Shanahan said later when asked what he said in the huddle. But you cant have guys lose their poise, because that will cost you the football game. I tried to share that with the guys. Its a good learning lesson.Paul said he was defending himself from a player who was attempted to de-cleat him. He also described White as a good friend.I definitely went too far, Paul said. I should have been the bigger man and let that go. But its hot out here not making any excuses but I just kind of snapped. Im expected to keep my poise better. Shanahan said you cant do that in a game. You cant afford that penalty. You could be done for a couple of games.Some other notes from Saturdays practice:Owner Dan Snyder, who rarely addresses the media, spoke to reporters for about 90 seconds. Its a big deal and were just thrilled with him, as a person and what he stands as a Redskin, he said of rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III. Its exciting for the whole Redskins Nation. Everything takes time, as you guys know, were just excited to have him, and with Coach Shanahan, everything were building right now, we feel good about the future. WR Antony Armstrong (shoulder), FB Darrel Young (hamstring), WR Josh Morgan (hamstring), WR Lance Lewis (groin), T James Lee (knee) and LB Ryan Kerrigan (ill) also sat out practice. Kerrigan, who has missed practice twice this week, said both absences were due to heat related illness that caused him dizziness. They just wanted to be cautious with it, especially with today being so hot, Kerrigan said.The Redskins are off Sunday.

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Dominant run game leads Redskins to rainsoaked victory in preseason finale

Dominant run game leads Redskins to rainsoaked victory in preseason finale

TAMPA—The Redskins—or two-thirds of them anyway—came into Raymond James Stadium in a driving rainstorm and played a respectable game.

They rushed for 246 yards, played some stout defense, and outscored the Bucs 20-13.

Washington had a two-headed rushing attack with Mack Brown rushing for 149 yards, including a nice 60-yard touchdown run, and Robert Kelley picking up 99 on 16 pounding carries.

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Nate Sudfeld went wire to wire at quarterback. His numbers weren’t pretty, 8 for 18 for 72 yards, but he was victimized by a few drops. The rookie’s best play came on a 13-yard touchdown pass to Rashad Ross as he showed nice touch and dropped it into the receiver’s hands.

Defensively the Redskins played well. Newly acquired defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins got a sack, Duke Ihenacho picked off a pass, and the secondary did a good job making plays on receivers.

The game was moved up a day due to an approaching tropical storm. The Redskins kept 26 starters and front-line players back in Ashburn and brought only the ones they expected to play. The ones here made it worth the trip.

Injury Updates:

No injuries reported for the Redskins

Scoring drives:

First quarter

FG Hopkins 47

Drive: 10 plays, 46 yards, 5:36

Drive summary: This drive took place almost all on the ground. It was mostly Robert Kelley, who carries five times for 30 yards. But Mack Brown also kicked in two for 13 yards. It added up them getting close enough for Hopkins to split the uprights.

Redskins 3, Bucs 0      

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Second quarter

Brown 60 run (Hopkins kick)

Drive: 2 plays, 57 yards, 0:58

Drive summary: This was Mack Brown’s show. He lost three yards on first down but on the next play he took the handoff, went off of left guard, broke a few tackles, and outran the defense to the end zone.

Redskins 10, Bucs 0    

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Grant 38 pass from Cousins (Hopkins kick)

Drive: 6 plays, 18 yards, 2:22

Drive summary: The Redskins got a short field to work with when Deshazor Everett tipped a pass and Duke Ihenacho picked it off, returning it to the Bucs 18. Robert Kelly ran for six, six, and six yards but after two incomplete passes Hopkins came in for the short field goal.

Redskins 13, Bucs 0    

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Third quarter

FG Aguayo 50

Drive: 12 plays, 43 yards, 4:37

Drive summary: A pass from Ryan Griffin to Jonathan Krause for 17 yards into Redskins territory. A few plays later the Bucs faced fourth and two at the 36 and Griffin threw to Bernard Reedy for five yards and the first. The drive stalled there and Aguayo came in and got his kick just over the crossbar.

Redskins 13, Bucs 3    

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Ross 13 pass from Sudfeld (Hopkins kick)

Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 4:39

Drive summary: The drive got jump-started when on third and four at the 31 when Sudfeld tossed one to T.J. Thorpe who got away from an attempted tackled and scampered down the sideline for 41 yards to the Bucs 28. Then Kelly powered for 11 yards to the 17. On third and six at the 13, Sudfeld showed some good touch on a pass to Rashad Ross in the corner of the end zone. He made the grab for the touchdown.

Redskins 20, Bucs 3    

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Fourth quarter

FG Aguayo 22

Drive: 17 plays, 81 yards, 6:43

Drive summary: Ryan Griffin finally developed some passing rhythm, completing passes to Freddie Martino and Austin Seferian-Jenkins to get into Washington territory. Rookie Peyton Barber pitched in on the ground with some good running. They worked their way down to a first down at the 11. On third and three at the four Griffin’s pass was incomplete and Aguayo kicked the field goal.

Redskins 20, Bucs 6    

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Fourth quarter

Reedy 9 pass from Griffin (Aguayo kick)

Drive: 9 plays, 76 yards, 2:14

Drive summary: Two Ryan Griffin passes to Freddie Martino got the Bucs into Redskins territory at the 43. On third and two at the 25 Griffin went back to Martino for five yards and a first down. A few plays later it was Griffin to Bernard Reedy for the touchdown.  

Redskins 20, Bucs 13 

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Redskins react to Mack Brown's big night on Twitter

Redskins react to Mack Brown's big night on Twitter

Preseason or not, Mack Brown had himself a game Wednesday night. 

Just how good was he? He finished with 149 rushing yards and a touchdown, whereas the Buccaneers as a team had 46 yards on the ground total and zero rushing scores. 

His performance certainly gained the attention of his teammates, including those who did not travel with the team and watched comfortably on their sofas. 

Among those at home was linebacker Mason Foster, who thought Brown was making it look a little too easy out there. 

Defensive lineman Chris Baker was certainly pumped up too. 

Perhaps most impressive of Brown’s night was his 60-yard touchdown run, especially considering the sloppy conditions from the tropical storm weather. 

Guard Spencer Long and safety David Bruton Jr. also chimed in on the performance: 

And last but certainly not least, wide receiver DeSean Jackson and fellow running back Chris Thompson also gave the youngster some props. 

A total of 26 Redskins did not travel to Tampa Bay for the team’s final preseason game, which meant more than usual members of the burgundy and gold taking in the game watching at home on TV.

Brown certainly put on a show for them, and his performance helped the Redskins put down the Bucs, 20-13, in the final tune up before Week 1. 

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Redskins announce list of 26 players who did not travel for Buccaneers game

Redskins announce list of 26 players who did not travel for Buccaneers game

TAMPA — The Redskins did not bring the entire team to Tampa for their preseason game tonight.

A total of 26 players, most of the team’s starters and top reserves, stayed back in Washington.

They were not going to play in the game, which was rescheduled from tomorrow to tonight.

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Here are the players who did not make the trip:

  • 8 QB Kirk Cousins
  • 11 WR DeSean Jackson
  • 20 CB Greg Toler
  • 23 S DeAngelo Hall
  • 24 CB Josh Norman
  • 25 RB Chris Thompson
  • 26 CB Bashaud Breeland
  • 30 S David Bruton Jr.
  • 31 RB Matt Jones
  • 51 LB Will Compton
  • 54 LB Mason Foster
  • 61 G Spencer Long
  • 64 NT Kedric Golston
  • 71 T Trent Williams
  • 73 DE Ziggy Hood
  • 75 G Brandon Scherff
  • 76 T Morgan Moses
  • 77 G Shawn Lauvao
  • 78 C Kory Lichtensteiger
  • 80 WR Jamison Crowder
  • 85 TE Vernon Davis
  • 86 TE Jordan Reed
  • 88 WR Pierre Garรงon
  • 91 LB Ryan Kerrigan
  • 92 DE Chris Baker
  • 94 LB Preston Smith

 

None of the names on the list is particularly surprising with the possible exception of Hood.

He has likely earned a roster spot but his inclusion in the group getting the night off was not expected. We will keep an eye on his situation as we move towards Week 1.