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Redskins prepare to move forward with linebacker Brian Orakpo out for the season

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 6:38pm

The Washington Redskins on Monday experienced another setback when an MRI exam revealed outside linebacker Brian Orakpo will miss the remainder of the season with a torn right pectoral muscle. The sixth-year veteran soon will have surgery to repair the tear, Coach Jay Gruden said.

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Redskins Blog: Colt McCoy named starter for Dallas; Gruden won’t rule out Robert Griffin III return

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 4:50pm

Redskins Coach Jay Gruden wouldn’t rule out the possibility of Robert Griffin III returning for the upcoming Monday night game at Dallas, but went ahead and named third-string Colt McCoy as Washington’s starter.

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DC Sports Bog: Kai Forbath says FedEx Field is the toughest NFL venue he’s kicked in

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 4:14pm

Kai Forbath — who booted four field goals on Sunday, including the game-winner — has not been shy when discussing the playing surface at FedEx Field in the past.

“I ask the same question,” Forbath said in late 2012, when asked about the sometimes dodgy conditions in Landover. “I haven’t really gotten any answers about it, but I’m not really in a place to complain, because it hasn’t really affected the results yet. … I don’t know what there is to do. Apparently I heard that they did re-sod it, and with the weather, how it’s been, it just can’t re-grow grass right now. That’s the answer I got.”

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Despite poor performance, the Redskins will miss Brian Orakpo on defense. Here’s why.

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:39pm

It appears the Washington Redskins will have another injury to deal with, this time with outside linebacker Brian Orakpo.

Confirmed Orakpo is done for the year with a torn right pectoral muscle, as the team had feared. Read full article >>






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Rams, Raiders reportedly are ready to move to L.A., but NFL says ‘not so fast’

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:28pm

The St. Louis Rams and Oakland Raiders are devoting energy and resources to moving to Los Angeles in 2015, but, so far, the process has been slowed by the NFL.

The league will not approve a relocation to L.A. without the prior approval of stadium, property and development deals, CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reports.

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DC Sports Bog: Redskins fan holds crow for reasons that remain completely unclear

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:16pm

So. A lot to unpack here. This is a video of a woman supporting the Redskins at FedEx Field. Oh, she’s also holding a live bird. And not just any live bird. That bird appears to be a crow.

I believe you’re familiar with crows, right? Yeah. They’re gross and awful and possibly one of the worst birds on the planet, after, like, the turkey vulture and whatever these monsters are. Definitely top five, at least. There’s no way around that. Sorry, crows. Accept your truth. Did you that a group of crows is sometimes called a “murder”? Cool crow fact, right? I’m full of them.

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DC Sports Bog: Colt McCoy shoots deer target at Redskins Park

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 1:43pm

That Colt McCoy is fond of hunting is hardly news.

He filmed a hunting TV show for the Longhorn Network with Jordan Shipley. He went hunting with Peyton Hillis in Ohio when both played for the Browns. He once passed on watching the Big 12 championship to go spotlighting with pals.

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Redskins Blog: Brian Orakpo out for the season with pectoral injury

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 1:40pm

Linebacker Brian Orakpo is expected to miss the remainder of the season after learning that he indeed tore his right pectoral muscle in Sunday’s win over the Tennessee Titans, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

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Five final takeaways as Peyton Manning breaks Brett Favre’s record

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 1:37pm

A few leftovers from Peyton Manning’s demolition of Brett Favre’s career touchdown record Sunday night…

1) The comparison with John Elway, the man who won two Super Bowls with and now runs the Denver Broncos, was only natural.

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Wise: Don’t do it, Jay. Resist the urge to play Robert Griffin III on Monday night at Dallas.

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 1:18pm

After game-planning for his first Dallas Week in Washington, the thing that should worry Jay Gruden the most this week is what Robert Griffin III is daydreaming at this very minute:

Cowboys. Monday night. Deep in the heart of my home state. It’s so perfect.

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Darnell Dockett taunted Raiders fans with ‘Worst team in NFL’ sign — and a smiley face

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:44pm

While his teammates were battling the Oakland Raiders, Darnell Dockett was making sure that the most intimidating fan base in the country was preoccupied.

Dockett, who is out for the season with a knee injry, grabbed a dry-erase board and doodled out a taunt to Raiders fans during the Arizona Cardinals’ game in Oakland.

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DC Sports Bog: Redskins quarterback vs. Cowboys should ‘definitely’ be Colt McCoy, Chris Cooley says

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:18pm

Will Colt McCoy become the Redskins’ seventh starting quarterback in six seasons Monday night in Dallas? Chris Cooley says there shouldn’t even be a debate.

“You have no question of who you start at quarterback if you’re Jay Gruden this week,” Cooley said on ESPN 980 Monday morning. “It’s definitely Colt McCoy. You prepare him as the starter, you let him get all the reps, you let him work with your team, and you say [it's] not necessarily about Colt McCoy, it’s about the playmakers.

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Andrew Luck has the best chance at breaking Peyton Manning’s record. Here’s why.

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:47am

Peyton Manning broke the NFL’s all-time passing touchdown record on Sunday night, and we will likely see this record stand for quite a long time.

Here is the top 10 list of active career leaders for passing touchdowns:

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Judge says FIFA World Cup corruption report can’t be released in full because of ‘legal reasons’

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:34am

It’s been more than a month since American lawyer Michael Garcia, with the assistance of Cornel Borbely, submitted to FIFA his report on corruption connected to the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids that went to Russia and Qatar, respectively. Despite Garcia’s and others’ pleas to FIFA to make some version of the 360-page report public, the judge overseeing the matter for FIFA shut the debate down last Friday. Hans-Joachim Eckert said definitively that the full report would not be released in full because of legal reasons, according to an interview posted on FIFA.com.

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Here is when Kirk Cousins lost the Redskins’ fan base

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:28am

The Washington Redskins were a team starved for good news, and Sunday’s win over the Tennessee Titans did the trick. It also may have created more questions than answers, which is why the negative sentiment from the Washington area for this team lingers on Twitter.

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DC Sports Bog: Former Redskins quarterback Billy Kilmer curses on air when talking about the Cowboys

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:23am
Billy Kilmer. Sonny Jurgensen. Epic #Redskins QBs. #HTTR pic.twitter.com/jhvTA1DAAs

With dozens of Redskins old-timers in town for the team’s annual Homecoming Alumni weekend, Billy Kilmer and Sonny Jurgensen were reunited yet again, this time in the Redskins Radio Network broadcast booth. Kilmer appeared on the air coming out of halftime on Sunday, making small talk with the regulars.

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DC Sports Bog: Watch the Redskins’ Kirk Cousins hang his head, repeatedly

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:38am

There was a lot of talk about Kirk Cousins’s body language during Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans. It started before he threw the crushing interception near the end of the first half, and it continued after the move was made to Colt McCoy.

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Brandon Marshall calls out Jay Cutler, Robbie Gould as Bears point fingers everywhere, basically

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:15am

The Chicago Bears’ locker room could not contain the frustration that was bubbling up after the team’s 27-14 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Actually, “frustration” doesn’t quite cover it. There was angry shouting as Brandon Marshall called out teammates in the moments before reporters entered the locker room. From outside, a voice could be heard shouting:

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Redskins Blog: Washington’s running game still not up to snuff

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 9:55am

During the Sunday afternoon on which Dallas running back DeMarco Murray made NFL history by becoming the first to rush for 100 yards or more in seven consecutive games to start a season, Washington’s running game continued to struggle to find its footing.

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