Seven point one. That’s Robert Griffin III’s net adjusted yards per pass attempt, which accounts for sack yardage and docks 45 yards for each interception. That number by itself may not mean much, but it’s the very best in the league so far—better than the total compiled by Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and everyone else. Griffin hasn’t faced the toughest defenses by any stretch, but it’s obviously a very good sign. Stats like these merely confirm what we’ve seen with our own eyes here in Redskins Country, but they’re essential to put a player’s performance in context and compare him with all the other quarterbacks around the league, and the other rookies in particular.
From Washington Post
Safety Brandon Meriweather (knee) and cornerback Cedric Griffin (hamstring) both sat out practice Wednesday, coach Mike Shanahan said. Receiver Aldrick Robinson (concussion), wide receiver/returner Brandon Banks (hip) and running back Evan Royster (knee) were limited. Tackle Trent Williams (knee) practiced fully.
Shanahan said Robinson will be tested for concussion symptoms Thursday before a decision is made on whether to clear him to play. Robinson wore a yellow non-contact jersey Wednesday.
From Washington Post
Cooley is the Redskins’ all-time leader for receptions by a tight end (428), and remains a free agent. He explained that recent discussions with the organization and front office have been productive, but not necessarily football-related.
On the eve of the Week 1 matchup against the New Orleans Saints, Redskins general manager Bruce Allen told fans that he would be meeting with Cooley in the near future.
“I think how that started was someone asked Bruce if he was going to talk to me,” Cooley explained. “We were just going to grab a beer; it had nothing to do with football.
Every so often Trent Williams noticed a difference. He couldn’t obstruct a defensive back. He couldn’t reach a lineman sliding to his right.
And he noticed another difference in himself: The fact that he even played represented a change in the third-year left tackle.
“A couple years ago I may have wanted to shut it down and not play through that type of pain,” he said. “It was a lot of discomfort.”
From Washington Examiner