Robert Griffin III attended a rookie seminar Monday morning at Redskins Park, according to backup quarterback Kirk Cousins.Griffin sustained a concussion in the third quarter of Sundays 24-17 loss to the Falcons and did not return to the game.He seems fine, Cousins said. He seems in good spirits. He appears to be doing well.Asked if he believes Griffin will be ready to play next week against the Vikings, Cousins shrugged.I dont know, he said. I havent been told anything. It really wouldnt change my approach if I find out Sunday morning or I find out right after Im done talking to you. So well see what happens, but obviously I hope he gets back quickly and is healthy.Griffin was not permitted to speak to reporters after Sunday's loss per NFL rules. His next media availability is following practice on Wednesday, though it's possible Coach Mike Shanahan will provide an update on Griffin's status at 3 p.m. Monday.
With his ability to limit opposing team's kickoff returners by consistently producing touchbacks, Dustin Hopkins is a solid weapon for the Redskins in the field position game.
A rule that Washington is proposing to NFL owners at their upcoming meetings, however, suggests that the Redskins want Hopkins and other strong-legged kickers to become even more of an asset than they already are.
In addition, the rule would also breathe some much needed intrigue into kickoffs, which have been reduced to the second-best time to grab another beer behind a commercial break.
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The proposal is this: If a kicker splits the uprights with his kickoff, then the other team's offense will take the field at the 20-yard line. As things stand now, any touchback — whether it's downed in the end zone, flies out of the back or sails through the middle of the goalposts — is brought out to the 25-yard marker.
A rule this funky isn't likely to pass on its first time through voting. In fact, who knows if it'll ever pass.
But maybe, just maybe, one day it will, and guys such as Hopkins and Justin Tucker will become a bit more valuable than they are currently. So, if you're ever watching an NFL game and hear the words, "THE KICK IS GOOD!" on a kickoff, you'll know which team to thank.
The Redskins’ wide receiver corps is growing in more ways than one.
The team has signed former Rams wide receiver Brian Quick, according to the player’s agent. At 6-3, he would have towered over most of the Redskins’ other wide receivers a year ago. Now he’s just another tree in the forest.
The starting wide receivers were Pierre Garçon, who was 6-0, and DeSean Jackson, who was listed at 5-10 but that was being a bit generous. Now the Redskins will line up Terrelle Pryor, 6-4, on one side and the 6-2 Josh Doctson on the other. As substitutes they will be able to bring in Quick and the 6-3 Maurice Harris.
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It should be noted that Jamison Crowder is the favorite to end up as the team’s leading receiver and he measures 5-9. So it won’t be all about the big guys but having so many tall targets will help Kirk Cousins in the red zone, where the team struggled last year.
Being tall is one thing, but Quick must prove that he can be a consistently productive NFL receiver. Actually, the Redskins would be very happy if he can produce for them like he did for the Rams in 2016 when he caught 41 passes for 564 yards and three touchdowns. But before last year he never had more than 25 receptions or 375 yards in a single season.
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Quick’s addition could put the Redskins career of Ryan Grant in some jeopardy. Grant has been a favorite of the coaches of his work ethic but after playing 16 games in each of his three NFL seasons he has averaged 13 receptions for 137 yards per year. That makes it hard to stay around for a fourth year.