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CNNSI.com Updated Jan 8, 2013
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Dallas defensive coordinator Rob Ryan was fired Tuesday after his injury-depleted unit struggled in a pair of season-ending losses that kept the Cowboys out of the playoffs for a third straight year.Share Tweet
CNNSI.com Jan 8, 2013WASHINGTON (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation says Robert Griffin III will have surgery Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in his right knee.Share TweetThe knee injury suffered -- and re-suffered -- by Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III against the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday afternoon's wild-card loss could very well be serious enough to keep the star player out for a significant period…Share Tweet
Mike Shanahan: A coach who overrules the doctors should be firedRedskins coach Mike Shanahan is adamant that he did not overrule team doctors in the decision to play quarterback Robert Griffin III after Griffin suffered a knee injury - so adamant that he says if he did that, he would deserve to be fired. In a converShare Tweet
Justin Smith will be pulled if he isn’t productiveIn the aftermath of last Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan and quarterback Robert Griffin III both said part of the reason Griffin wasn’t pulled despite being at less than 100 percent was because the team felt he was still thShare TweetThree months ago, the head coach of a professional football team made a terrible, terrible decision. On Sept. 30, up by a point with less than two minutes to go, Carolina's Ron Rivera decided to punt the ball away to the Atlanta Falcons, even though it …Share Tweet
NFL requires certification of field fitness within 72 hours of kickoffThe condition of FedEx Field during Sunday’s Seahawks-Redskins game has raised new questions about the lack of uniformity and consistency among playing surfaces. And that prompted us to track down some more information about the NFL’s standards whenShare Tweet
Merling Adds New Flavor To Redskinsredskins.com Jan 8, 2013(AP photo) On Tuesday, the Washington Redskins beefed up their defensive line as they signed Phillip Merling to a reserve/futures contract. Merling is a 6-5, 315 pound defensive end who was drafted in the second round (32nd overall) of the 2008 NFL Draf…Share TweetRob Parker, the commentator who created controversy when he questioned whether Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is a “cornball brother” because he has a white fiancee, has been fired by ESPN. “Rob Parker’s contract expired at year end. EvalShare Tweet(Photo by Brian Murphy // ExtremeSkins.com) It’s time to take a look at your psychic skills for last Sunday’s Redskins-Seahawks game, as well as which player was picked by Redskins fans at the Most Valuable Player of the game. The Redskins’ season eShare Tweet
Redskins Players Reflect On Season, Fansredskins.com Jan 8, 2013(AP photo) Sunday’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Wild Card round of the playoffs was a tough pill to swallow for the Washington Redskins players. But after the game, many of their thoughts immediately turned to the Redskins fans and their supShare Tweet
Breakfast links: Non-RG III editionESPN.com Jan 8, 2013There are other things going on in our division besides this Robert Griffin III knee injury, right? Let's see if we can't find a few for the links. Washington Redskins Wide receiver Pierre Garcon has a phobia about surgery and does not want to have it o…Share TweetWashington Redskins fullback Darrel Young isn’t happy with the actions of the Seattle Seahawks in the Redskins’ 24-14 season-ending loss on Sunday. According to Jim Corbett of the USA Today, Young says the Seahawks took cheap shots against running bacShare Tweet
Source: RG III To Have SurgeryJan 8Source: Robert Griffin III expected to undergo surgery on torn LCL in right knee this week.
Dr. Kaplan On Griffin III's InjuryJan 8Source: Robert Griffin III expected to undergo surgery on torn LCL in right knee.
DeMaurice Smith On Handling Injured PlayersJan 8NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith discusses the process of handling an player who is hurt during a game.
Was leaving Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III in the game a bad decision?Jan 8The "NFL AM" crew debates whether or not Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan made a bad decision leaving banged-up quarterback Robert Griffin III in the game on Sunday.