A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Wednesday, October 2, 2013.
--The Washington Redskins were granted a one-week roster exemption on Tuesday and released defensive lineman Phillip Merling and kicker John Potter.
--Defensive lineman Jarvis Jenkins and outside linebacker Rob Jackson served their four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s drug policy and now they are back at practice and ready to help the team.
--After an MRI on Monday, Redskins tight end Logan Paulsen was diagnosed with a Grade 2 sprained MCL.
--A reporter answers questions about the Redskins and league rules such as how new rules affect tackling techniques.
--With a roster exemption granted by the NFL, the Redskins worked out 18 players on Tuesday.
--The Raiders hurt the Redskins by blocking a punt and converting a fake punt but Redskins special teams coach Keith Burns understands that patience and hard work will lead to improved play
--An inspiring story about a local girl’s fight with brain cancer and how the sports community is embracing her
--An NFL official prevented cornerback DeAngelo Hall from conducting interviews and threatened to fine due to rules about wardrobe violations.
--A writer for ESPN The Magazine Howard Bryant says quarterback Robert Griffin III is “more commercial than competitor.”
--A look at number of snaps players recived vs. the Raiders, notably Sunday was receiver Josh Morgan’s fewest snaps of the season (19) and linebacker Darryl Tapp’s most of the season (15) which led to his first sack with Washington.
--When running back Alfred Morris sustained a rib injury, running back Roy Helu Jr. took advantage. His back to back plays of a 28 yard catch and a 14 yard touchdown run helped seal the victory in Oakland.
--Five updates from head coach Mike Shanahan before the team takes time off for their bye week, this bye week is the earliest since 2005 when it came in week 3.
--The Washington Redskins come in a No. 25 on ESPN’s power rankings.
--A look at the Redskins performance vs. the Raiders along with player quotes, player/coaching grades and injury updates.
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