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Call on punter will be made Saturday


Call on punter will be made Saturday

The Redskins will decide Saturday whether Sav Rocca is fit to punt Sunday afternoon against the Giants.

Rocca tweaked his knee while jogging Thursday and has not attempted a punt since, according to Coach Mike Shanahan.

As a precaution, the team has invited three punters to Redskins Park on Friday for an audition.

“We’re going to test him tomorrow and see how he feels,” Shanahan said of Rocca. “Hopefully he’ll feel okay.”

Rocca is also the holder on field goals, which means if he can’t suit up, the Redskins will need a replacement at that position as well. If Rocca doesn’t play, and his replacement does not have any experience holding, the holding duties will fall on backup quarterback Kirk Cousins.

Cousins practiced holding Thursday and Friday, Shanahan said.

Among the punters trying out is Chas Henry, who averaged 48.5 yards per punt in three games with the Eagles this season, Shanahan confirmed.

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Sean Taylor to be inducted into Miami Hurricanes Ring of Honor


Sean Taylor to be inducted into Miami Hurricanes Ring of Honor

The University of Miami announced that five all-time football greats, including the late Redskins safety Sean Taylor, will be inducted into the Miami Football Ring of Honor.

Taylor was a staple in the Hurricanes defense, leading the nation in interceptions in 2003 and setting a school record for three picks returned for touchdowns.

Taylor joins Ed Reed, Warren Sapp, Michael Irvin and Ray Lewis as an inductee in October, headlining one of the most talented groups of all time.

The Redskins drafted Taylor in the first round during the 2004 NFL Draft. Taylor quickly made an impact in the Redskins defense and went on to make two Pro Bowls before his tragic death.

He was inducted into the Redskins Ring of Fame in 2008. 



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Will Doctson and Pryor's style of play resemble Jackson and Garcon?

Will Doctson and Pryor's style of play resemble Jackson and Garcon?

The Redskins have two interesting situations when it comes to wide receivers Terrelle Pryor and Josh Doctson.

Pryor has played throughout his career as both wide receiver and as quarterback. Most of his time has been spent at QB with several NFL teams, before having a breakout season with the Browns in 2016 as a wide receiver.

After being the Redskins' first-round pick in 2016, Doctson only played in two games and was placed on IR with an Achilles injury.

With a lot to prove, which one has been the most impressive throughout training camp and now at practices?


"I think Pryor draws your eye more just because of his physicality and his size," CSN Redskins Insider Finlay told The Sports Junkies on Friday Morning.

"He really truly stands out on the football field. But, Doctson seemed to immediately click with Kirk [Cousins]. I think some of it is just Doctson's a natural wideout. He's really smooth and fluid running routes and just kind of creates separation in all of his breaks. Where as Terrelle Pryor's still learning the position and he and Kirk are still trying to figure out their timing."

Now, if we were to compare Pryor and Doctson to former Redskins receivers DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon, who would each resemble most? 

"It's hard to say because DeSean's game was so unique with the vertical ability, I don't think either of those guys will be the home run hitter DeSean was. A lot of Pierre's stat lines at the end of games would be 6 catches for 65 yards. I don't see that being the case with either Josh or Terrelle."


But that's not to say that because Pryor and Doctson don't do exactly what Jackson and Garcon did that the two won't be highly successful. Neither Jackson or Garcon had Pryor's elite physicality and athleticism. Doctson excels at high-pointing the ball and keeping his defender off of him.

"I don't know that you see the straight nine route, vertical passing attack that we saw with DeSean so much, but plenty of maybe more 17-yard passes rather than trying to get that 28-yard pass sort of thing."

Different can be good, and that's what the Redskins are hoping for.