The Redskins appear to believe that there is safety in numbers at safety.Per media reports, six safeties will make the 2012 Redskins. Brandon Meriweather, Tanard Jackson, Madieu Williams, DeJon Gomes, Reed Doughty, and Jordan Bernstine all have either been told they will be on the final 53-man roster or are locks to make it.They had four safeties on the roster most of last year and most NFL teams carry four or five safeties on the roster.The surprise was Bernstine, a seventh-round pick this year. Many analysts believed that he would need a year of seasoning on the practice squad this year and then come back to compete for a spot on the roster this year. But he has been told that he will make it this year.And the conventional wisdom was that Gomes and Doughty were fighting for one job, but they both appear to have made it.You dont have to look far to see where the Redskins trimmed personnel to make room for the extra safety or two. Cornerbacks Brandyn Thompson and David Jones will be released leaving the Redskins with just four cornerbacksDeAngelo Hall, Josh Wilson, Cedric Griffin and rookie Richard Crawford. Five is the usual number for most NFL teams and the Redskins carried five most of last year.The puzzling thing about breakdown of the defensive backs is that Hall and Griffin both are capable of playing safety if needed. Bernstine did play cornerback at Iowa before moving to safety but it would be surprising of they had the rookie learn two positions.It is possible that more moves will be made in the coming days and perhaps we will be further explanation when Mike Shanahan addresses the media tomorrow afternoon.
One of the best parts of football season being back is The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon's NFL Superlatives.
When there is a primetime game on NBC, Fallon takes a look at those two teams' rosters and pokes some fun at particular players.
This week's matchup? Raiders vs. Redskins. Fallon, per usual, did not disappoint.
OT Ty Nsekhe, DE Matt Loannidis, QB Colt McCoy, OL Tyler Catalina and OT Morgan Moses are handed superlatives for the Redskins.
On the Raiders, QB Derek Carr and OT Donald Penn receive shoutouts.
It's going to be a tough matchup for the Redskins, but for now just enjoy a good laugh.
After beating the Los Angeles Rams 27-20 on the road in Week 2, the Washington Redskins will be at home on Sunday to take on the Oakland Raiders.
Heading into Week 3, the Redskins are currently in a three-way tie for control of the NFC East. Both the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles have a 1-1 record. Meanwhile, the Raiders are tied for first place in the AFC West with the Denver Broncos who are also 2-0.
Here is what you need to know ahead of Redskins' Week 3 clash with the Oakland Raiders.
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When do the Redskins play the Raiders?
The Redskins will face off against the Raiders on the September 24th edition of NBC Sunday Night Football at 8:30 p.m. ET
Where can I watch the Redskins vs. Raiders game live stream online?
The Redskins vs. Raiders Sunday Night Football game can be live streamed at http://stream.nbcsports.com.
How can I listen to the Redskins vs. Raiders game on the radio?
What are the betting odds for the Redskins vs. Raiders game?
The Redskins are 3-point underdogs against the Raiders on Sunday.