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RG III cleared to play but status still unclear Updated Aug 29, 2013
Robert Griffin III has been cleared to play in the Washington Redskins' regular-season opener, but coach Mike Shanahan said Thursday night that does not necessarily mean the star quarterback will face the Philadelphia Eagles.
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  • Coach’s Turn: Mike Shanahan At The Mic Aug 29, 2013
    (AP Image) Redskins fans—how are you feeling right now knowing that your team is back and better than ever? If you heard it through the grapevine that this was the first time the Redskins completed the preseason undefeated since 1985, your ears are inde…
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  • Fourth Quarter Conclusions: WAS-TB Aug 29, 2013
    (AP Image) Barring an incredible change of fortunes for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the last 15 minutes of a game that has been controlled by the defending NFC East champs, the Washington Redskins are well on their way to the first undefeated preseason …
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  • Nats homer thrice in four-hit shutout of Marlins Aug 29, 2013
    The Nationals used the long ball, hitting three homers, and blanked the Marlins, 9-0, at Nationals Park on Thursday night. The Nats swept the three-game series and are now 6 1/2 games behind the Reds for the second and final National League Wild Card sp…
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  • Three Redskins misidentified in one graphic (updated) Aug 29, 2013
    What we have right here is a trifecta, with three misidentified Redskins players in one handy graphic during tonight’s preseason game against Tampa Bay. This is rarer than a sweet-potato fry Jesus. See below: Evan Royster? Nope, that’s Alfred Morris. … …
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  • Pregame Pass To Redskins–Bucaneers Aug 29, 2013
    (AP Image) With a little less than an hour until kickoff, the Washington Redskins getting the last of their customary pregame warm-ups. On Tuesday, Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan announced that former West Virginia star Pat White would be …
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  • Nails Always Shorter After ‘Skins-Bucs Aug 29, 2013
    (AP Image) For the third consecutive season, the Washington Redskins will close their preseason slate with a tilt against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The last two have been Redskins victory to include a 24-22 victory in 2011 where the burgundy and gold or…
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  • Jason Whitlock: RGIII ‘wants to be a Kardashian’ Aug 29, 2013
    In his last column for Fox Sports before heading to ESPN, Jason Whitlock called Robert Griffin III a “mouthy, leverage-having quarterback.” In an appearance on PTI yesterday, he had some more tough love for the Redskins quarterback. Tony Kornheiser aske…
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  • E.J. Biggers: ‘Going To Be Fun Going Back’ Aug 29, 2013
    (AP Images) Tonight’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers serves many different purposes for the currently 75-man Washington Redskins squad. For starters like Alfred Morris, London Fletcher and DeAngelo Hall, they may sparingly at most, resting their …
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  • Antwaan Randle El plays flag football Aug 29, 2013
    Remember three years ago when Redskins safety Macho Harris did some moonlighting in a Fairfax County flag football league? Well it happened again. This summer’s highest-profile free-agent flag-football acquisition was none other than former Redskins rec…
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  • PFT Live: Redskins talk with Rich Tandler, Patriots talk with Tom Curran Aug 29, 2013
    The final night of preseason football is upon us, but PFT Live will look past any previews of those slappie-filled contests to the regular season that begins a week from Thursday night. Mike Florio will talk to Rich Tandler of CSN Washington about what …
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  • Redskins roster battle: Secondary Aug 29, 2013
    Taking a look at some of the Redskins roster battles as they reach the final cuts. Here's a look at their secondary: How many: The Redskins could keep 11 if they want, though that number could be reduced when end Jarvis Jenkins and linebacker Rob Jackso…
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  • Redskins vs. Bucs: What to watch for Aug 29, 2013
    With just about every starter out for Thursday's preseason finale at 7:30 p.m. ET at Tampa Bay, is there much reason to be interested in this game? The biggest part of the night will be an examination of Robert Griffin III's right knee. If they televise…
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  • Desmond makes Marlins pay after intentional walk Aug 29, 2013
    Ian Desmond's RBI single in the seventh inning helped the Nationals edge the Marlins, 4-3, at Nationals Park on Wednesday night.
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  • are the washington redskins a lock to win the division? Aug 29, 2013
    In just a few more days, the 2013 season will be underway and the Washington Redskins will have a chance to prove that their magical seven-game winning streak to close the ’12 campaign wasn’t a fluke. They’ll start things off by hosting their division r…
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  • Video - Gonzalez, Nats Shut Out Marlins 00:30

    Gonzalez, Nats Shut Out Marlins

    Aug 29
    Gio Gonzalez struck out eight over seven scoreless innings to lead the Nationals to a 9-0 win over the Marlins.
  • Video - Washington Redskins running back Evan Royster 1-yard TD run 00:27

    Washington Redskins running back Evan Royster 1-yard TD run

    Aug 29
    Washington Redskins running back Evan Royster pounds his way for a 1-yard touchdown in the first quarter.
  • Video - Washington Redskins quarterback Pat White 7-yard TD run 00:39

    Washington Redskins quarterback Pat White 7-yard TD run

    Aug 29
    Washington Redskins quarterback Pat White scrambles and makes a great effort to reach in for a 7-yard touchdown run.
  • Video - Washington Redskins wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe 66-yard reception 00:41

    Washington Redskins wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe 66-yard reception

    Aug 29
    Washington Redskins quarterback Pat White finds wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe who breaks free for a 66-yard reception.