Washington Redskins’ defense won’t be at full strength to start NFL regular season
Analyzing Washington Redskins’ Most Glaring Weaknesses Entering the 2013 Season
The continued problem with drug-related suspensions also took down Rob Jackson and Jarvis Jenkins for the opening four games. With Adam Carriker suffering a setback in his injury recovery, much was expected of Jenkins, while Jackson looked impressive last year with Orakpo out. Whether due to carelessness or something more intentional, their absence puts the team under further pressure to start the season. Returning to protecting Griffin, the performance of the offensive line was an unexpected high point, and they were lucky enough to stay healthy for the majority of the year. Even when Josh LeRibeus came in for Kory Lichtensteiger he looked comfortable in the scheme. This year he’s showed up to camp overweight and as a result looks slower and underprepared. It’s dangerous to expect a repeat performance from this unit.
WALKING WITH ANTHONY & THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS ALUMNI PRESENT: A CHARITY CELEBRITY GOLF TOURNAMENT & DINNER
John Starr, world renowned leader in complex spinal surgery. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Walking With Anthony & The Washington Redskins Alumni Charity Celebrity Golf Tournament & Dinner will benefit Walking With Anthony, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the impact of SCI, raising funds to provide financial assistance for SCI victims, expand rehabilitation centers and supporting research relating to SCI rehabilitation. Walking With Anthony was inspired by Anthony Purcell who was paralyzed after a diving accident in Miami Beach. Determined to beat the odds, Anthony quickly began intense rehabilitation which helped him get stronger, healthier, more independent, and come closer to his goal of being able to walk again. As a result of his experience, Anthony and his mother, Micki Purcell, created Walking With Anthony, a foundation to help give others with SCI the same chance at recovery. In addition to honoring Dr. Starr during the dinner reception, Walking With Anthony will present financial grants to two spinal cord injury patients – Erica Predum and Chris Utz to help with financial assistance so they can get become healthier, stronger and gain independence. Event golfers will also have the opportunity to participate in the Jet Blue Challenge — a Hole in One contest (on four par 3 holes) with a chance to win a Five Day/Four Night Travel Vacation from Jet Blue.
Associated Press Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III (right) hands the ball off to running back Chris Thompson (left) during training camp in Richmond last week. Associated Press Washington Redskins quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur (left) talks with Rex Grossman (8) at training camp in Richmond on Friday. Turn captions on 1 of 3 Five Redskins players to watch 1. S Reed Doughty – Doughty rising up the depth chart is an annual event in Washington, and he made his move earlier than normal this year when backup Phillip Thomas went down with a season-ending injury. With starter Brandon Meriweather out as he continues to rehab a torn ACL, Doughty will have the spotlight tonight. 2.
Washington Redskins rookie battled dark days
The defensive line wont be at full strength to start the season while end Jarvis Jenkins serves a four-game suspension for violating the leagues policy on performance-enhancing drugs. The loss of hard-hitting rookie safety Phillip Thomas, who suffered a season-ending foot injury in Washingtons preseason opener, weakens a position that was the teams least productive in 2012. And with the apparent lack of depth at inside linebacker, the Redskins are crossing their fingers that 38-year-old London Fletcher can turn back the clock once more. twitter Video The Post’s LaVar Arrington, Mike Wise, Dan Steinberg and Mitch Rubin debate whether they would rather watch a Nationals game or a meaningless Redskins preseason game. More Redskins coverage Rex Grossman hangs on with Redskins Mike Wise The backup quarterback is the ultimate NFL survivor despite not having taken a regular season snap since the end of the 2011 season. Behind the RGIII-Shanahan tension Mark Maske and Mike Jones There is something to the Robert Griffin III-Mike Shanahan spat, but it appears more serious to outsiders than to the Redskins.