Here is what you need to know on this Friday, August 11, 22 days before the Washington Redskins cut their roster to 53 on September 2.
The Redskins last played a game 222 days ago; they will open the 2017 season against the Eagles at FedEx Field in 30 days.
Today’s schedule: Off day
—Preseason vs. Packers at FedEx Field (8/19) 9
—Redskins @ Rams (9/17) 37
—Sunday night Raiders @ Redskins (9/24) 46
Stock up/stock down vs. Ravens
A look at who was up against the Ravens and who was heading in the opposite direction (small sample size warning on many of these).
Stock up—DE Jonathan Allen had only one tackle in limited action but it was a sack. The top draft pick played under control, something that is an issue for many in their first pro games.
Stock down—The starting offensive line isn’t in any jeopardy of having changes made but they were supposed to be the strength of the strength of the team. Yes, the Ravens executed some stunts and blitzes that they didn’t expect but you have to be able to get a yard on third and one.
Stock up—Undrafted and undersized rookie ILB Nico Marley had four solo tackles including a sack for a five-yard loss. He remains a long shot to make the roster but he will make it a tough decision if he continues to play like this.
Stock down—Backup QB Colt McCoy played behind the second offensive line with backup receivers but you have hope that an eighth-year player can do better than six of 13 for 40 yards (3.1 yards per attempt) and an interception against the Ravens backup defenders.
Stock up—WR Ryan Grant caught one of McCoy’s passes, picking up the Redskins’ initial first down in the process. He also got hit hard in the process but he held on to the ball. Combine that with his production in practice while Jamison Crowder has been out with a hamstring injury and his stock is definitely on the rise.
Stock down—RB Samaje Perine did lead the team in rushing with 15 yards on six carries. He also fumbled once, dropped a pass, and seemed to miss some openings by not knowing where to go. The rookie will learn but it was not an auspicious debut.
Tandler on Twitter
Sent after a Kendall Fuller punt return
At VA Tech, Kendall Fuller returned nine punts for an average of -0.2 yards. Got 17 on that one.— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 11, 2017
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