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RG3 will be re-examined Monday

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RG3 will be re-examined Monday

The Redskins home losing streak grew to eight games after Sundays 24-17 loss to the undefeated Falcons.

The immediate concern in the locker room, though, was not the defeat or the teams inexplicable struggles at FedEx Field. It was the condition of quarterback Robert Griffin III, who left the game in the third quarter with a concussion.

At that time, when he wasnt really sure what the score was or what the quarter was, we knew he had a mild concussion, at least according to the doctors, Coach Mike Shanahan said. He feels good right now. A lot better right now. But thats why he didnt go back into the game.

Griffin did not speak to reporters per NFL policy.

Griffin did however send an update via his twitter account.

Team spokesman Tony Wyllie said Griffin was evaluated in the locker room by an independent neurologist, who determined that the quarterback had sustained a concussion.

Griffin was headed home, Wyllie said, and would be reexamined Monday morning in accordance to the NFL protocol regarding concussions. Griffin must pass baseline test and be cleared by an independent neurologist before returning to the practice field.

Wyllie also said that Griffin would not be examined again Sunday night and that there would be no further updates from the team until Monday.

Griffin also was treated for a laceration on his chin that he suffered on the same violent hit by Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon.

Hopefully hes okay, said running back Alfred Morris, who had not yet spoken to Griffin. He a tough guy. Hopefully hell be back next week.

Weatherspoon added: It was just one of those bang-bang plays. He got outside, kept going, and it happened so fast when we hit each other. Unfortunately, he went out of the game. But hopefully hes doing good.

Shanahan is scheduled to address reporters at 3 p.m. Monday.

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Who is Nick Rose? Three things you should know about the new Redskins kicker

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Who is Nick Rose? Three things you should know about the new Redskins kicker

Here are three things you need to know about Nick Rose, who was signed on Tuesday to replace Dustin Hopkins.

1) His next NFL kick will be his first one

Rose has spent offseason time with the Falcons and 49ers since entering the league in 2016 after his collegiate career at Texas. However, he has never attempted a regular season field goal or PAT, so the first time he does so with the Redskins will be the first time ever for him as a pro.

The 23-year-old certainly has potential: He was one of the nation's top touchback producers in 2014 and 2015 for the Longhorns, so distance on kickoffs and field goals shouldn't be an issue (this video of him nailing one from 80, yes, 80, backs that up). What remains to be seen is whether he can split the uprights for Washington.

For what it's worth, Hopkins was totally inexperienced in the NFL when he first signed with the Burgundy and Gold, too.

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2) He can make kicks in unconventional ways

While this doesn't come across as something Jay Gruden would ever want Rose to try in, say, this Monday's game in Philly, Rose can sink chip shots while simultaneously completing a backflip.

Ever seen Adam Vinatieri do that? Nope, didn't think so.

3) He beat out at least three other candidates for the job

With Hopkins likely done for the year with a hip issue, the Redskins worked out a handful of replacement options on Tuesday.

It was Rose, though, who emerged with a contract. He earned it over at least three other guys, including veterans Mike Nugent and Andrew Franks. Now he must bring that strong leg, as well as some accuracy, when called upon to ensure the 'Skins don't miss out on any points on a weekly basis.

Making kicks in the middle of backflips is fun, sure. But making them in front of national TV audiences instead of a YouTube audience is probably more fun. Let's see if Rose has what it takes to stick around.

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Redskins kicker Dustin Hopkins headed to injured reserve, per sources

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Redskins kicker Dustin Hopkins headed to injured reserve, per sources

Redskins kicker Dustin Hopkins will likely not play again this year, a source with knowledge of the situation tells our JP Finlay.

The team placed Hopkins on the injured reserve list, which means he's out at least eight weeks. To replace him, the Redskins signed Nick Rose, per NFL Network.

In his third season with Washington, Hopkins had made nearly 82 percent of his field goals this year. He made 12 of 13 extra points, but missed a very important extra point in Sunday's win over the 49ers.

Hopkins had a very strong leg, capable of touchbacks on kickoffs nearly every time the situation called for it. 

Rose is yet to play in the NFL but spent time with the 49ers. He kicked collegiately at the University of Texas.

As a senior in Austin last year, Rose made 13 of 17 field goals and 38 of 39 extra points.