Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, September 30, six days before the Washington Redskins host the Seahawks on Monday night football.
Stock up/stock down
Let’s take a look at some Redskins whose seasons appear to be on the upswing and some others who don’t seem to be as valuable as they did a few weeks ago.
OLB Ryan Kerrigan—He’s leading the NFL in sacks and he has become a pretty solid run defender as well.
CB Bashaud Breeland—The rookie was far from perfect in his starting debut but he made some plays and showed some promise.
FB Darrel Young—Jay Gruden said that he was going to figure out ways to use his fullback and he was true to his word. Young has three touchdowns, two of them receiving after lining up as a wide receiver.
OLB Brian Orakpo—This was supposed to be the season the 2009 first-round draft pick really broke out and became a dominating defender. He’s on pace to get two sacks and has outright disappeared at times this year. Not much return so far on the Redskins’ investment of $11.45 million for the season.
OL Shaun Lauvao—He wasn’t playing well before getting injured and sitting out last Thursday’s game. The Redskins dished out $5 million in guaranteed money to bring him in from Cleveland and so far that’s not looking like a good investment.
S Brandon Meriweather—Somehow he managed to portray himself as something of a victim after he got suspended for the first two games of the season for precisely the same kind of hit he knows he has to avoid. And he’s been torched for a TD in each of the two games he’s played.
QB Kirk Cousins—His stock has been like that of some sort of tech startup. It started out hot after the Jacksonville game, soared after Philadelphia, and came crashing down hard after the five-turnover debacle against the Giants. We will see if it stays down there or if it can rally.
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—Today’s schedule: Practice 10:45; player availability and Jay Gruden news conference following practice (approx. 12:30)
—Days until: Monday night Seahawks @ Redskins 6; Redskins @ Cardinals 12; Monday night Redskins @ Cowboys 27
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