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Washington At Philadelphia Thursday Injury Report

WASHINGTON REDSKINS
 
Practice Report
OUT (DEFINITELY WILL NOT PLAY)
  Wednesday QB Robert Griffin (ankle)
  Thursday QB Robert Griffin (ankle)
 
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday DE Kedric Golston (groin), WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder), LB Akeem Jordan (knee), CB Tracy Porter (hamstring), TE Jordan Reed (hamstring)
  Thursday DE Kedric Golston (groin), WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder), LB Akeem Jordan (knee), CB Tracy Porter (hamstring), TE Jordan Reed (hamstring)
 
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday K Kai Forbath (right groin), RB Darrel Young (neck)
  Thursday K Kai Forbath (right groin), C Kory Lichtensteiger (groin)
 
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday RB Roy Helu (quadricep), G Shawn Lauvao (knee), LB Brian Orakpo (ankle)
  Thursday RB Roy Helu (quadricep), G Shawn Lauvao (knee), LB Brian Orakpo (ankle), RB Darrel Young (neck)
 
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
 
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday LB Mychal Kendricks (calf)
  Thursday LB Mychal Kendricks (calf)
 
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday WR Josh Huff (shoulder), CB Cary Williams (hamstring)
  Thursday DE Fletcher Cox (back), WR Josh Huff (shoulder), CB Cary Williams (hamstring), S Earl Wolff (knee)
 
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday CB Nolan Carroll (elbow), DE Fletcher Cox (back), TE Zach Ertz (knee), G Todd Herremans (hamstring), S Malcolm Jenkins (shoulder), WR Brad Smith (groin), T Matt Tobin (ankle), CB Jaylen Watkins (hamstring), S Earl Wolff (knee)
  Thursday CB Nolan Carroll (elbow), TE Zach Ertz (knee), G Todd Herremans (hamstring), S Malcolm Jenkins (shoulder), WR Brad Smith (groin), T Matt Tobin (ankle), CB Jaylen Watkins (hamstring)

Redskins Lose Both RG III and DeSean Jackson To Injuries

Jacksonville Jaguars v Washington Redskins

The Redskins have a big lead on the Jaguars, but have lost two key players on offense in the process, as both quarterback Robert Griffin III and WR DeSean Jackson are done for the day with injuries.

Griffin appeared to injure his knee when losing his balance going out of bounds, and left the game on a cart with his leg in an air cast.

Kirk Cousins has replaced him, and led the Redskins to a 21-0 lead.

Jackson left the game with a left shoulder injury, and he also is out for the rest of the afternoon.

Jaguars at Redskins NFL Week Two Inactives

Jacksonville – S Jonathan Cyprien, TE Clay Harbor, RB Storm Johnson, G Austin Pasztor, OG Tyler Shatley, WR Cecil Shorts III, OT Josh Wells

Washington – DE Kedric Golston, LB Akeem Jordan, G Spencer Long, QB Colt McCoy, WR Santana Moss, CB Tracy Porter, TE Jordan Reed

NT Barry Cofield To Be Placed On Short-Term IR

Washington Redskinstraining camp

Redskins nose tackle Barry Cofield will be placed on short-term injured reserve, a source confirmed Tuesday, dealing a blow to the team’s depth on the defensive line, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

Cofield suffered a high sprain to his right ankle in Sunday’s 17-6 loss to the Texans. He can’t return to practice for six weeks and can’t play for eight weeks. Teams can designate only one player per season to return from injured reserve.

Redskins coach Jay Gruden brought up this as a possibility Monday, but the team was hoping to avoid a worst-case scenario. The Redskins also have an injured tight end in Jordan Reed, who could miss time with a slight hamstring strain.

Cofield hasn’t missed a game since the 2008 season finale, when he was with the New York Giants. He has started the past 49 games at nose tackle since signing with Washington before the 2011 season.

Gruden: RG III Needs To Worry Less About The Opinions Of Others

 Robert Griffin III

Redskins coach Jay Gruden wants Robert Griffin III to worry less about others’ opinions.

Griffin fed into that on occasion via Twitter, taking offense by perceived doubts. But the quarterback is adamant he’s not trying to be beloved, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

During the offseason, coach Jay Gruden said of Griffin, “He wants everyone to love Robert.”

Griffin, though, said that’s not the case. It’s also something he came to realize.

“I know where Jay is coming from when he says those things,” Griffin said. “I learned not everyone is going to like you. That’s the nature of the business, that’s the nature of human beings. There are people in this room that don’t like me. You just have to move on from that stuff. Jay being here has helped me grow. My family has helped me grow. … Those things come with the territory.”

Gruden said Griffin has grown since the offseason in terms of not trying to earn everyone’s praise.

“He hit that rocky spot last year and kind of realized that people will turn on him,” Gruden said. “That’s just the nature of the business. Just take the good with the bad. The most important thing I tell the quarterback is you have to be mentally tough and you have got to handle adversity. He’s done a great job of that. It’s a tough pill for him to swallow, but he swallowed it and he moved forward.”

Gruden said when a player learns that lesson, he can focus on more important details, like his job.

“He stays focused on his job and his job only,” Gruden said. “He just wants to worry about his job, making himself better, a better player, worried about his progressions, his pass protection responsibilities, his run game responsibility. Just worry about playing the position … and not worry about anything else in the outside world.”

Redskins at Texans NFL Week One Capsule

WASHINGTON REDSKINS AT HOUSTON TEXANS

SERIES

REDSKINS TEXANS
SERIES LEADER 2-1
STREAKS 2-1
COACHES VS. OPP. Gruden: 0-0 O’Brien: 0-0
LAST GAME 9/19/10: Texans 30 at Redskins 27 (OT). Houston QB Matt Schaub throws for 497 yards & 3 TDs. Texans WRs Andre Johnson & Kevin Walter combine for 302 rec. yards & 2 TDs.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/24/06: Redskins 31, Texans 15. Washington RBs Clinton Portis & Ladell Betts combine for 210 rushing yards, 105 receiving yards & 3 rushing TDs.
BROADCAST FOX (12:00 PM CT): Thom Brennaman, David Diehl, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 117 (Was.), 137 (Hou.). XM: 229 (Hou.).

2013 STATS

PASSING Griffin III: 274-456-3,203-16-12-82.2 Fitzpatrick (Ten.): 217-350-2,454-14-12-82.0
RUSHING Morris: 276-1,275 (3C)-4.6-7 Foster: 121-542-4.5-23-1
RECEIVING Garçon: 113 (1L)-1,346 (3C)-11.9-5 A. Johnson: 109 (3L)-1,407-12.9-5
OFFENSE 369.7 347.3
TAKE/GIVE -8 -20
DEFENSE 354.1 317.6 (2C)
SACKS Hatcher (Dal.): 11 Watt: 10.5
INTs Hall: 4 Joseph: 3
PUNTING Way (Pre.): 42.9 Lechler: 47.6
KICKING Forbath: 80 (26/26 PAT; 18/22 FG) Bullock: 104 (26/26 PAT; 26/35 FG)

NOTES

REDSKINS: QB ROBERT GRIFFIN III passed for 3,203 yards last year & has 3,000+ pass yards in each of 1st 2 NFL seasons. Since 2012, is only player in NFL with 6,000+ pass yards, 90+ rating & 1,300+ rush yards. Pro Bowl RB ALFRED MORRIS rushed for 1,275 yards last year, his 2nd consecutive 1,200-yard season. Has 20 rush TDs in 1st 2 seasons… WR PIERRE GARÇON led NFL with franchise-record 113 catches last year. Had 1,346 rec. yards, his 1st career 1,000-yard season. Had 5+ catches in all 16 games in 2013. Pro Bowl WR DE SEAN JACKSON set career-highs last season with Phi. with 82 catches & 1,332 rec. yards. Tied career-best with 9 rec. TDs. Since entering NFL in 2008, averages 17.2 yards per catch, 2nd highest mark in NFL (min. 300 rec.)…Since entering NFL in 2011, LB RYAN KERRIGAN is 1 of 2 players in NFL with 20+ sacks (24.5) & 2+ INT-TDs (2). Last season, Pro Bowl LB BRIAN ORAKPO had 10 sacks. Was only NFC player in 2013 with 10+ sacks & INT-TD. LB PERRY RILEY, JR. led team with 112 tackles last season. DE JASON HATCHER had career-best 11 sacks in 2013 with Dal. CB DE ANGELO HALL is 3rd among active players with 43 INTs…TEXANS: QB RYAN FITZPATRICK has started 77 of 85 career games for 4 teams (St.L., Cin., Buf., Ten.), passing for 16,790 yards & 106 TDs. In past 2 vs. Was., has completed 37 of 56 passes (66.1 pct.) for 471 yards with 3 TDs vs. 1 INT for 102.6 rating…Since 2010, RB ARIAN FOSTER leads AFC with 4,806 rush yards (90.7 per game). In past 10 vs. NFC, has 1,296 scrimmage yards (893 rush, 403 rec.) & 10 TDs (7 rush, 3 rec.). Had 138 scrim. yards in last meeting (69 rush, 69 rec.)…WR ANDRE JOHNSON (10) is tied with HOFer JERRY RICE for most games with 10+ catches & 150+ rec. yards in NFL history. For career, Johnson averages 6 rec./game, best in NFL history (min. 100 games). WR DE ANDRE HOPKINS had 802 rec. yards in 2013, 2nd among NFL rookies…Since 2012, DE J.J. WATT leads NFL with 31 sacks. Has 7.5 sacks in past 8 vs. NFC. Rookie LB JADEVEON CLOWNEY (No. 1 overall) makes NFL debut. 2-time All-America selection at South Carolina finished NCAA career with 24 sacks in 3 seasons.

RG III’s College Coach Says QB Rushed Back To Play Last Season

Robert Griffin III

Most observers would generally agree that Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III probably rushed himself a little bit to get back for the start of the 2013 season.

Griffin may not admit it but his college coach Art Briles did, Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post reports.

“You know, I actually watched him work out yesterday and visited with him a little bit, and I think it’s as fresh and uplifting as I’ve seen him in a long time quite honestly,” Baylor’s Art Briles told “The SiriusXM Blitz” on Wednesday. “The thing about ACLs: I’ve always thought they take a complete year to get over. And I think he rushed himself a little bit, just because that’s the way Robert is. He’s always going to be determined to do more than is humanly possible.

“So I think this year, I do think we’ll see a very healthy RGIII,” Briles said. “I think we’re gonna see a guy that’s happy playing the game, that has a fire and attitude that you need to have a chance to be successful, because that’s who he is. That’s what his makeup is. I’m telling you, yesterday he was spinning it really well, and he was throwing it to some really good wideouts, too.”