Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, August 12, 21 days before the Washington Redskins cut their roster to 53 on September 2.
The Redskins last played a game 223 days ago; they will open the 2017 season against the Eagles at FedEx Field in 29 days.
Today’s schedule: Practice 1:30 p.m.
—Preseason vs. Packers at FedEx Field (8/19) 7
—Redskins @ Rams (9/17) 36
—Sunday night Raiders @ Redskins (9/24) 43
The Redskins week that was
A look at some of the most popular posts and relevant topics on CSNmidatlantic.com and RealRedskins.com this week.
Stock up-stock down after 8 days of Redskins camp—As camp goes on, the market tends to stabilize some. Of the six players listed as up or down in this post that went up six days ago, I would change the status of only one. That would be Nate Sudfeld, who had a few good days last week only to stumble and again look like Sudfeld has looked most of his time here, hesitant and inaccurate.
Doctson leaves practice early with hamstring injury—The injury doesn’t appear to be as serious as initially feared, although we really don’t know how serious it was until he gets back on the field. Doctson was overheard asking for his chiropractor to see him. That may be an odd request but he believes his health problems last year stemmed from his body being misaligned. It certainly can’t hurt.
5 observations from Redskins' empty loss to Ravens—I didn’t just make them ugly, ugly, ugly, ugly, and ugly but I could have. Still, there is no point in overreacting to the game, either.
Redskins will have to wait longer to see Galette—The absence of Junior Galette from the lineup against the Ravens ended up being no big deal, considering how little the Redskins’ front-line players were on the field. I suspect that if this had been a regular-season game Galette would have taken extraordinary measures to try to take the field and may have played through pain. But for the preseason opener, the prescription is rest.
Redskins will face tough decisions on roster cuts—Roster decisions have ripple effects. The Redskins may well want to keep four tight ends. But that roster spot will have to come from somewhere else in the zero-sum game that is NFL roster management. Go one short of the norm at running back? Risk going thin on the O-line? Or maybe go unbalanced and take a spot away from the defense? It all must be sorted out by three weeks from today.
Tandler on Twitter
Put them in bubble wrap immediately. Practice also an injury risk. Call that off? Walkthroughs in full pads and bubble wrap only?— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 11, 2017
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