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Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The status of Bowen (right knee) for the Redskins' season opener remains unclear, ESPN reports.
Impact: Bowen continues to work his way back from the microfracture surgery he underwent in early December. He is currently on the PUP list and there hasn't been a decision made on when he will be taken off and given the chance to come back to practice. Although Bowen continues to express optimism that he will be ready for the first game of the season, coach Jay Gruden may not share the same confidence, and won't guarantee the defensive end will be out on the field come Week 1.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hatcher (knee) will play in Saturday's preseason game against the Ravens, CSN Washington reports.
Impact: Hatcher will make his Redskins debut Saturday now that he's feeling more like his former self following a minor offseason knee surgery. Although the defensive end probably won't play all that much, gaining game experience before the regular season should benefit Hatcher. Washington's offseason signing is coming off a career-best 11 sacks and 41 tackles for the NFC East rival Cowboys last season.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Thompson (ankle) will try to practice in a limited capacity Wednesday, the Washington Post reports.
Impact: Thompson has missed over a week now with a low ankle sprain that cost him Washington's most recent preseason game Monday. Considering his roster spot's relative uncertainty, Thompson hopes a return to practice and perhaps the Redskins' final exhibition outing can cement his position for the upcoming season.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hankerson (knee) will not play this preseason and is hopeful of avoiding the Redskins' PUP list to begin this season, ESPN Radio 980 in D.C. reports.
Impact: Hankerson, who currently remains on the PUP list, says he's about two weeks away from being ready health-wise, so he'll be subject of a close decision to make Washington's active regular season roster. With the wideout still recovering from knee ligament surgery last fall, players like Ryan Grant and Aldrick Robinson have passed Hankerson on the depth chart, while offseason additions DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts have pushed him back even further. With that in mind, Hankerson faces an increasingly tough challenge to earn targets for the Redskins this season.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Seastrunk rushed seven times for 35 yards in Monday's preseason game.
Impact: Seastrunk is competing for the backup running back job in Washington. He was second on the team (behind starter Alfred Morris) with the seven attempts.
Mon. Aug 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Reed caught two passes for 20 yards in Monday's exhibition game against the Browns.
Impact: Reed did what was asked of him, catching both passes thrown his way. He has little competition for the starting tight end job in Washington, making him an intriguing fantasy prospect, especially if he can build on the 60 targets he earned last season.
Mon. Aug 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Grant hauled in a team-high four catches on seven targets for a total of 44 yards in Monday's preseason game against the Browns.
Impact: Grant received praise from coach Jay Gruden for his efforts and has now racked up seven receptions over two exhibition contests. The fifth-round pick has looked good so far, but take preseason numbers with a grain of salt, as he'll likely be delegated to a minor role once the Redskins have all their receiving weapons available.
Mon. Aug 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Roberts caught two passes for a team-leading 54 receiving yards Monday against the Browns.
Impact: Roberts hauled in both passes thrown his way and has a chance to make an impact out of the slot this season. However, he likely benefited from the absence of receiver Pierre Garcon in this one, so there will probably be less targets to go around when the team is at full strength.
Mon. Aug 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jackson caught two passes for 34 yards on four targets in Monday's preseason game against the Browns.
Impact: Jackson was relatively successful in his first game in a Washington uniform, as he was able to catch a few balls despite going up against Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden. The latter did get the best of Jackson at one point, however, as he jumped a route to earn the interception. Quarterback Robert Griffin looked Jackson's way more than any other receiver Monday, which surely bodes well for his 2014 fantasy outlook. The duo will have two more exhibition games to work on their timing and chemistry.
Mon. Aug 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Morris carried the ball 11 times for a total of 29 yards in Monday's exhibition game against the Browns.
Impact: Morris didn't have the greatest average yardage on his carries, which was likely due in part to a stout Browns rushing defense. He's still the clear-cut favorite to be the No. 1 back in Washington, so don't look too closely into these preseason numbers. The No. 2 back, Roy Helu, gained just eight yards on three carries, while adding one catch for seven yards.
Mon. Aug 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Griffin suffered a thigh contusion in Monday's preseason game, but the ailment isn't expected to be serious, Todd Dybas of the Washington Times reports.
Impact: Griffin took his fair share of hits Monday, as he was sacked once and carried the ball four times for 24 yards. The 24-year-old managed to complete 6-of-8 passes for 112 yards and threw one interception on the evening. Once again, the main story with him was his inability to protect himself from absorbing hits, so his health and stability will continue to be of concern for owners that draft him. After the game, Griffin insisted that he was fine from a health standpoint, so it seems likely he'll suit up for the Saturday exhibition game against the Ravens, despite the short turnaround.
Mon. Aug 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jackson left Monday's game with a shoulder injury and is questionable to return.
Impact: The severity of Jackson's injury is currently unclear, but it wouldn't be surprising to see the reserve linebacker rested for the remainder of the fourth quarter.
Mon. Aug 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Porter sustained a hamstring injury in Monday's exhibition game and won't return.
Impact: Porter's status should be updated by the team later this week, but this doesn't bode well for his chances of winning a starting job in the Washington secondary.
Mon. Aug 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Paul left Monday's game with a hand injury and is questionable to return.
Impact: Paul is competing with Logan Paulsen to serve as Jordan Reed's primary backup at tight end. Prior to exiting, Paul caught two passes for 22 yards, but a return has yet to be ruled out.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Reed (illness) has resumed practicing, the Washington Post reports.
Impact: Reed had been slowed by a stomach virus, but he's back in business in advance of Monday's preseason tilt against the Browns.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Thompson (ankle) isn't expected to play in Monday's preseason contest, the Washington Post reports.
Impact: Thompson has sat out the last week and can't afford to miss much more time, as he's competing for a backup running back role.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hankerson (knee) hasn't met with Dr. James Andrews to receive clearance to practice, the Washington Post reports. However, Hankerson said that he feels "pretty good" but not completely back to full speed.
Impact: There's a growing chance Hankerson will open the season on the PUP list.
Thu. Aug 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hatcher (knee) has been limited to individual drills since returning from the PUP, the Washington Post reports. He is hoping to participate in team drills over the next few days.
Impact: The team is being cautious with the goal of having Hatcher ready for the regular season. Expect him to be limited over the next couple of weeks as he prepares for Week 1.
Wed. Aug 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Breeland was cited for misdemeanor possession of marijuana Monday night, NFL.com reports.
Impact: Breeland is competing for a backup cornerback role, and was tied for the team lead with six tackles in Thursday's preseason opener. Since he didn't have a positive drug test, he won't yet enter the league's substance abuse program, but he is subject to disciplinary action under the personal conduct policy.
Wed. Aug 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Morris has spent more time improving his receiving skills during training camp, the Washington Post reports. He has 20 catches over his first two years and looks to become a more integral part in the passing attack.
Impact: This may led to Morris seeing more time in passing situations. It appears running backs may be more involved in the passing attack than in past years.
Wed. Aug 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Thomas continues to sit out due to a hamstring injury, the Washington Post reports.
Impact: Thomas is competing for playing time in the secondary. He was able to do some work with the strength coach on the side.
Wed. Aug 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Clark (hamstring) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice, the Washington Post reports.
Impact: He's expected to ramp up and see some action in the next preseason game.
Wed. Aug 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Reed (illness) returned to practice in a limited fashion Tuesday, the Washington Post reports.
Impact: Reed has been out the last four days due to illness. He did some light jogging on the sideline and hopes to rejoin team activities shortly.
Tue. Aug 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jackson (ankle) was a full participant in Monday's practice, the Washington Post reports.
Impact: Jackson may still be limited in the preseason as a precaution.
Tue. Aug 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hall took part in individual drills Monday, a day after suffering a back injury, the Washington Post reports.
Impact: The injury appears to be nothing serious and he should be returning to full practice before long.
Mon. Aug 11, 2014 | STATS
News: Jackson has returned to full practice after missing several days with a sore left ankle.
Impact: Jackson took part in the regular team drills Monday. He hurt his ankle during a joint practice with the New England Patriots last week and missed the preseason opener on Thursday.
Mon. Aug 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Clark (hamstring) returned to practice Monday, the Washington Post reports.
Impact: Clark was initially hindered by a right hamstring strain last Tuesday, holding him out of Thursday's preseason opener versus the Patriots. While the extent of his participation is unknown, he's hopeful that he'll be able to take the field next Monday against the Browns.
Mon. Aug 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jackson (ankle), who missed the Redskins' preseason opener, said that he'll play in next Monday's exhibition game against the Browns, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Supporting the notion is that Jackson, who had been dealing with an ankle issue, participated in full-team work Monday after being limited to individual drills both Saturday and Sunday. "I felt good," he said. "Had a little sore, bruised ankle for the last couple days. So good to be back in the midst of things." Jackson is in line to start opposite Pierre Garcon this season in what has the potential to be a dynamic passing attack in Washington, supported by fellow wideout newcomer Andre Roberts and promising tight end Jordan Reed.
Mon. Aug 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Helu (knee) returned to practice Saturday, the Washington Post reports.
Impact: Helu injured his knee during the first preseason game. He's competing for the top backup job behind Alfred Morris. However, there are several backs vying for the same spot.
Mon. Aug 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hall injured his back during practice Sunday but isn't expected to miss significant time, the Washington Post reports.
Impact: Hall will likely sit out some practice time but doesn't expect the injury to linger.
Aug 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jackson (ankle) was limited to individual drills Sunday, the Washington Post reports.
Impact: That said, coach Jay Gruden indicated that he hopes Jackson can play in the Redskins' second preseason game, against the Browns, on Monday, Aug. 18.
Aug 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Thompson, who missed Sunday's practice with a low ankle sprain, is expected to be out five or six days, The Washington Post reports.
Impact: Thompson has struggled to remain healthy since his college days and will now be sidelined for the majority of practices this week. However, with the Redskins' next preseason game scheduled for Aug. 18, Thompson may have an outside chance of being able to play. Nonetheless, Thompson's injuries can't help his push to earn Washington's No. 3 running back position, especially with rookie Lache Seastrunk going for 63 yards on 12 carries in Thursday's preseason opener.
Aug 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sharpton is currently nursing a high ankle sprain, the Redskins' official Twitter account reports.
Impact: Sharpton is expected to be sidelined for a couple weeks while he recovers. Following 87 tackles for Houston last season, Sharpton signed with the Redskins to help fill the void at inside linebacker, left in wake of London Fletcher's retirement. However, with Keenan Robinson now healthy, Sharpton may be more of a rotational player next to Perry Riley this season.
Sun. Aug 10, 2014 | STATS
News: Hall is getting treatment after landing on his back while defending a play at training camp.
Impact: The three-time Pro Bowl player was hurt during Sunday's practice. The team says Hall is being evaluated and the injury could be just a bruise.
Aug 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hankerson (knee) will soon meet with renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews in hopes of receiving clearance to practice, The Washington Post reports.
Impact: Hankerson is still working his way back from surgery last fall to repair ligaments in his knee. Although he's now back to being able to run sprints, Hankerson will remain on the Redskins' PUP list until Dr. Andrews clears him for full activity. With that in mind, the wideout could begin practicing some time next week.
Aug 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Reed sat out Saturday's practice with what coach Jay Gruden described as a "24-hour virus," the Washington Times reports.
Impact: There's nothing to suggest that Reed's absence Saturday is tied to his previous concussion issues, and as long as he can stay healthy upon his return, the second-year tight end, who reportedly looked sharp during last week's Patriots-Redskins joint practices, is poised to be a key cog in the Washington passing offense this season.
Aug 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Garcon (hamstring) practiced Saturday, the Washington Times reports.
Impact: DeSean Jackson also got some limited work in Saturday, which suggests that the Redskins' top wideout duo have a good chance to be available for the team's second preseason game, on Aug. 18 against the Browns, barring any setbacks.
Aug 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jackson (ankle) took part in individual drills during Saturday's practice, the Washington Post reports.
Impact: Jackson sat out Thursday's preseason opener, but his return to the field Saturday, albeit in a limited fashion, bodes well for his chance of suiting up for the team's Aug. 18 exhibition tilt against the Browns.
Sat. Aug 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hatcher (knee) was activated from the PUP list Saturday, Washington Times writer Todd Dybas reports.
Impact: So long as he keeps rounding into game shape, Hatcher should make an impact as an interior rusher for the Redskins this year. He posted 11 sacks as a 4-3 tackle last year, though the 3-4 end spot is where he'll primarily work with the Redskins.
Fri. Aug 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Grant had a nice showing in his first preseason game catching three passes for 37 yards.
Impact: The rookie is competing for the fourth wide receiver spot. He has received praise for his work so far in training camp.
Fri. Aug 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Robinson led the Redskins with three receptions for 45 yards and a touchdown in the first preseason game, but failed to keep his feet in bounds on a second touchdown catch.
Impact: Robinson is competing for the fourth wide receiver spot. He's always had the speed to beat people down field, but has struggled with consistency.
Thu. Aug 7, 2014 | STATS
News: As expected, Washington announced that receiver DeSean Jackson was not expected to play in its preseason opener Thursday night against New England.
Impact: Jackson injured his left ankle during Wednesday's practice.
Mon. Aug 4, 2014 | STATS
News: The Washington Redskins have released Rice Jr., who tore the labrum in his left shoulder at training camp.
Impact: Redskins officially designated Rice as "waived-injured." They replaced him on the roster Monday with defensive lineman Jeremy Towns, an undrafted rookie from Samford. Rice was undrafted out of UNLV.