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RGIII clear to practice for Redskins, per report

RGIII clear to practice for Redskins, per report

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 9, 2012
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has been cleared to practice without contact Wednesday, according to a report by The Washington Post.
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  • NFC East update: Redskins ditch ex-Cowboys kicker for ex-Cowboy…

    NFC East update: Redskins ditch ex-Cowboys kicker for ex-Cowboys training camp kicker

    dallasnews.com Oct 9, 2012
    ASHBURN, Va. - The Washington Redskins released struggling kicker Billy Cundiff on Tuesday and replaced him with free agent Kai Forbath. Forbath emerged as the winner in a tryout at Redskins Park. He won the Lou Groza Award with UCLA in 2009 as the top
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  • 49ers' Williams eyes redemption against Giants

    49ers' Williams eyes redemption against Giants

    Kyle Williams circled this week's game against the New York Giants as soon as the NFL schedule was released in April.
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  • Watch: Giants' Justin Tuck on E:60

    Watch: Giants' Justin Tuck on E:60

    ESPN.com Oct 9, 2012
    ESPN's "E:60" will air a feature on New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck tonight at 7 pm ET. It includes a wide-ranging interview with ESPN.com NFL columnist Jeffri Chadiha that touches on Tuck's incredibly small-town roots in Alabama. Yo…
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  • James Harrison Didn't Sack Michael Vick Because He Was "Wo…

    James Harrison Didn't Sack Michael Vick Because He Was "Worried More About A Fine"

    deadspin.com Oct 9, 2012
    Since the NFL instituted its "more significant discipline" for shots to the head two years ago, James Harrison has been a remorseless re-offender. He's been fined six times under the new protocol, and he's seemingly bitched about it just as of…
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  • Redskins make a change at kicker

    Redskins make a change at kicker

    The Washington Redskins have signed former UCLA kicker Kai Forbath, according to multiple reports and Forbath's own Twitter account. The Redskins have announced that Billy Cundiff, who has missed four field goal attempts in the past two weeks including …
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  • Roethlisberger says he didn’t call the Eagles dirty

    Roethlisberger says he didn’t call the Eagles dirty

    Apparently Willie Colon now has more to apologize for than his four holding penalties. Colon said Monday that his teammate Ben Roethlisberger thought the Eagles “were going after his head,” but his quarterback circled back Tuesday to deny that. “I j
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  • The RG3 watch continues

    The RG3 watch continues

    ESPN.com Oct 9, 2012
    No, in answer to many questions, there has been no news yet today on the condition of Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III. There's not likely to be any today, either, since the Redskins don't practice or speak to the media on Tuesd…
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  • NFL: Week 5 knee-jerk reactions

    NFL: Week 5 knee-jerk reactions

    ESPN.com Oct 9, 2012
    You’ve heard the chatter by the sports pundits and on the talk shows. Heck, you may have even heard it here. So are the knee-jerk reactions about your team based in reality? Our NFL bloggers weigh in.
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  • Antrel Rolle said knee pain is “lingering” after hitting camer…

    Antrel Rolle said knee pain is “lingering” after hitting camera

    profootballtalk.com Oct 9, 2012
    Antrel Rolle never imagined his knee would still be sore three weeks after slamming into a cameraman in Charlotte. But the Giants safety said Tuesday on WFAN (via Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News) that the knee is a “lingering” issue. Now yo
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  • Alfred Morris has gotten off to a great start

    Alfred Morris has gotten off to a great start

    profootballtalk.com Oct 9, 2012
    When the subject of rookies comes up with the Washington Redskins, the conversation is almost always about Robert Griffin III. That makes sense. It’s a quarterback league, Griffin was the second overall pick and the Redskins have needed a long-term solu
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  • Video - Prominent QBs struggling 02:31

    Prominent QBs struggling

    Oct 9
    What is wrong with Panthers QB Cam Newton, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and Eagles QB Michael Vick? Charlie Casserly explains what each of these quarterbacks needs to do to improve offensively.
  • Video - Will the Dallas Cowboys lose 4 out of 5? 01:58

    Will the Dallas Cowboys lose 4 out of 5?

    Oct 9
    The "NFL Total Access" crew debates whether the Cowboys are struggling enough that they will lose four out of the next five games and fall to 3-6.
  • Video - NFL32OT: Cowboys Look For New Start 02:17

    NFL32OT: Cowboys Look For New Start

    Oct 9
    Episode 203: Brian Dawkins breaks down how the Cowboys can improve. The NFL32 crew discuss which running back can turn things around Chris Johnson or Darren McFadden.
  • Video - Hot Button: On The Hot Seat 02:16

    Hot Button: On The Hot Seat

    Oct 9
    ESPN Dallas' Tim MacMahon and Ben Rogers discuss whose seat is hotter, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett or Rangers skipper Ron Washington.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Unless he plays smarter, RGIII will lose to Luck in long-term;…

    Oct 9
    "I read your story,'' Robert Griffin III told me the night of the NFL Draft in New York. "Interesting."
  • Suspended New Orleans Saints snared by own words

    Oct 9
    Roger Goodell used the suspended Saints' own words against them in the bounty case, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
  • Don Banks: In Newton's regression, shades of another recent fall from grac…

    Oct 9
    The comparison grows a little more obvious and well-defined as the weeks pass, and so do the concerns. When you watch the early-season struggles of last year's rookie sensation quarterback, Carolina's Cam Newton, it's hard to fight the feeling that perh…
  • Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 5

    Oct 9
    The pulse of the NFL season changes weekly. Every Tuesday, SI.com will break down the front-runners for the major NFL awards.