Redskins Roundup: It’s Game Day! Sorta

Updated: August 8, 2013

Check out this new feature at DC Pro Sports Report — it is an article devoted to the four things Redskins fans should be watching for in the upcoming game. It’s called 4 Downs and I think all educated fans of the team and the sport will enjoy reading it.

On the cusp of Washington’s first preseason game of 2013 I thought it would be a good idea to take a good, in-depth look at the team’s depth chart to see if we can decide what, if anything, it means. Check out Breaking Down the Redskins Depth Chart.

As I wrote in 4 Downs, improvement in the secondary is critical for the Redskins and the three defensive backs they took in the draft this year must help that process along. The Post has more.

A year later, Kirk Cousins is a changed quarterback, writes John Keim.

QB Kirk Cousins did a Q&A with Comcast Sports. Check it out.

John Keim looks at Washington’s crop of rookie free agents and decides they have a tough road to make the team. Different year, same deal.

RB Evan Royster wants to keep his roster spot and is motivated by the two rookie draft picks the Redskins brought in at his position. However, Royster will also compete against fellow 2011 draftee Roy Helu, who missed almost all of 2012 due to injury. He’s back and he wants the #2 RB spot.

Online magazine Slate will no longer refer to the Washington Redskins. From now on, it’s the Washington football team or something like that. Slate has been owned by The Washington Post Co. and will not be part of the sale of the paper to Jeff Bezos. It’s rather ironic that the moment Slate is free of the Washington Post, it changes its policy on the Redskins name. Make of that whatever you will.