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Redskins-Giants First Quarter

Redskins-Giants First Quarter

14:49—Nearly a big pick on the first play of the game as Smooth and Landry both had a shot.

14:09—The Redskins are doing a lot of blitzing, trying to rattle Manning. So far, it's working.

14:00—Smoot makes a nice play on the receiver on a pass that was held up by some wind. He disturbed Burress enough to jar the ball loose and the Giants punt.

12:16—Bad kick, great roll for Frost on his first punt. A holding call is going to give the Giants the ball in Redskins territory.

12:10—McIntosh is down with an injury. He's sitting up and it doesn't appear to be that bad, but the way this season is going for the Skins on the injury front anything is possible.

11:49—As usual with a bigger back like Jacobs, the key is to get him moving sideways. On that first 17-yard run he hit the hole quickly and broke into the clear. On his next two runs he started East-West and he gained nothing.

10:29—It looks like the Giants gambled and lost on fourth down. They did, Droughns came up about six inches short on fourth and a long one and the Redskins get good field position at their own 39. In what may shape up to be a field-position type of game, that could be huge.

10:13—Another unimpressive three and out for Collins and the Skins. He's missing high, which is not a good sign. That often results in interceptions.

9:32—McIntosh looks to be out as Blades is playing in his spot. Yep, Rocky's on the bench with ice on his left knee.

6:58—Carter with another sack and strip. I think that's his fifth this year. Skins with a shot in NY territory.

6:08—Moss was upset about something—holding and pass interference, it appears—on Collins' fifth incompletion. The Skins squander the opportunity, but the Giants are backed up around the 10 after a Frost punt. Oddly, Frost punted inside the 50 and did not fly it through the end zone.

5:06—Again, the Skins' defense stops the Giants on short yardage. They had second and one and will end up punting after an incompletion and a Jacobs run. Skins get it back near midfield.

3:55—After first and 15, two Portis runs get the Skins their initial first down of the game.

A low line drive by Suisham gets the Skins on the board.

FG Suisham 50
Redskins 3, Giants 0

Not bad being up 3-0 without a pass completion yet.

2:15—The kickoff coverage has been pretty bad on the part of the Redskins today. This second one winds up near midfield.

0:35—Butterfingers for Jacobs leads to another three and out by the Giants. A 19-yard punt ensues and the Skins don't pay much for allowing the kickoff return.

End of First Quarter
Redskins 3, Giants 0

 

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RGIII reportedly earns tryout with Los Angeles Chargers

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RGIII reportedly earns tryout with Los Angeles Chargers

Robert Griffin III's career resurgence in Cleveland ended following a lackluster 2016 season in which injuries sidelined him for all buy five games.

The Former 2012 Rookie of the Year finished the season 87-of-147 for 886 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions before being released by the team in March.

But the Redskins' former No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft is not giving up on his goal.

RGIII will reportedly work out for the Los Angeles Chargers, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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Griffin III has spent the offseason working out with former Browns coordinator Pep Hamilton. According to Ian Rapoport, who spoke with Hamilton, RGIII is in very good health and is throwing the ball very well.

The Chargers' quarterback situation is as clear as any on the NFL. Phillip Rivers is the starting quarterback. He has been the Chargers' starting quarterback since 2006, and will be the team's starting quarterback until he retires or is traded. And despite Rivers starting every regular-season game for each of the last 11 seasons, the Chargers have no real plan at backup. There's career backup Kellen Clemens and rookies Mike Bercovici (Arizona State) and Eli Jenkins (Jacksonville State). That's it. 

Even if he remains injury riddled, RGIII does that have the tools to bat out backups Clemens, Bercovici and Jenkins.

But for now, it's a step in the right direction for the polarizing former Redskins quarterback.

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Unlucky Day: Cowboys release WR Lucky Whitehead following arrest warrant

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Unlucky Day: Cowboys release WR Lucky Whitehead following arrest warrant

Monday was an unlucky day for Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead.

What started with a warrant for his arrest ended with him being released by the Cowboys.

Back on June 22, Whitehead was arrested on charges of petit larceny in Woodbridge The former Osbourn High School (Va.) and Florida Atlantic wide receiver was popped for shoplifting under $200 of merchandise at a local Wawa convenience store.

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An arraignment was scheduled for July 6. Court records indicate that Whitehead did not show up to court, and on Monday, July 24, a warrant for his arrest was issued, the Prince William County police Department confirmed. On Monday afternoon, Whitehead was informed that he was being released, according to Ian Rapoport.

Whitehead told the Dallas Morning News on Monday that he wasn't even aware that he was wanted in court. 

Whitehead's agent also claimed that the wide receiver wasn't in Virginia at the time of the arrest.

This all comes less than a week after Whitehead's pet dog was kidnapped and held for ransom. Whitehead got the dog back 24 hours later.

The Bealton, Va. native appeared in 15 games last season, hauling in three catches for 48 yards. He also carried the ball 10 times for 82 yards. Whitehead's biggest contribution came in the return game, where he returned 25 punts for 195 yards and 17 kickoffs for 394 yards.

Whitehead signed a 3-year, $1.5 million deal with the Cowboys in 2015 after going undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft.