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Redskins schedule Preview: Week 5 at Saints

Redskins schedule Preview: Week 5 at Saints

We’re previewing every game of the 2018 season with a look forward and a look back. Up today, the New Orleans Saints. 

Week 4, October 8 (Monday night football), Mercedes Benz Superdome

2017 Saints: 11-5, first in NFC South 

Projected 2018 wins per Westgate SuperBook: 9.5

Early line: Redskins +7.5

Key additions: TE Benjamin Watson, CB Patrick Robinson, DE Marcus Davenport

Key losses:S Rafael Bush, WR Willie Snead

Notable: QB Drew Brees was slated to be a free agent but he re-signed with the Saints; RB Mark Ingram reportedly will be suspended for the first four games, pending appeal. The game against the Redskins is the fifth of the season for New Orleans so Ingram will be eligible.  

Biggest questions: 

  • How will they survive the loss of Ingram if he loses his appeal? Alvin Kamara was terrific as a rookie, but he didn’t have more than 12 carries in a game and he had single digit carries in 11 games.
  • How much will Davenport, who cost the Saints their No. 1 picks this year and next, help a pass rush that was pretty good without him last year (42 sacks, T-seventh in NFL)?
  • Will Father Time ever catch up with Brees, who is 39?

Series history

The Redskins lead the all-time series 17-9; Washington has a 3-2 edge in the last five meetings.

Series notables

The first time: September 24, 1967, Tulane Stadium — Rookie running back Ray McDonald ran for 98 yards and three touchdowns to spur the Redskins to the win. A 40-yard touchdown pass from Sonny Jurgensen to Charley Taylor gave the Redskins a 20-10 halftime, lead and McDonald’s final touchdown run, from 15 yards out, clinched the 30-10 win for Washington.

The last time: November 11, 2017, Mercedes Benz Superdome — You really don’t want the details on this debacle, do you? If you’re into that sort of thing, here’s my account I wrote as the game unfolded

The best time: September 9, 2012, Superdome — Nobody knew quite what to expect out of rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III as he made his NFL debut. The answer came late in the first quarter when he found Pierre Garçon on a slant for 88 yards and a touchdown. The rookie was simply spectacular. That could apply both to Griffin, who complete 19 of 26 passes for 320 yards and two TDs, and running back Alfred Morris, who rolled for 96 yards on 28 carries with two touchdowns. It all added up to a 40-32 Redskins win. 

The worst time: See “The last time” above.

More 2018 Redskins

- 53-man roster: Three up, three down
- The draft: Grading the Redskins' draft
- The future: Redskins should get 4 additional picks in 2019 draft
- The buzz: Redskins part ways with long-time executive

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Chris Simms: Why Dwayne Haskins has 'Big Ben Roethlisberger-type talent'

Chris Simms: Why Dwayne Haskins has 'Big Ben Roethlisberger-type talent'

It did not take long for Dwayne Haskins to win approval from the media and the Redskins coaching staff in a short amount of time at OTAs. 

That excitement from the Redskins OTAs has reverberated across the country and made him the feature of NBC Sports' Chris Simms QB School series. There, the current NFL analyst and former NFL quarterback made big comparisons to the No. 15 overall pick Haskins to Super Bowl champion Ben Roethlisberger. 

Simms was enthralled with the skillset that Haskins possesses and his potential. Citing his arm talent and the small mechanics of the 22-year-old, Simms thinks he has all the tools to be a top-tier NFL QB.

"He reminds me a lot of a big Ben Roethlisberger with his style of football play. [Haskins] arm is special, there's no doubt about that," Simms said. 

Comparing a rookie QB to a two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback that has made six All-Pro teams is not too shabby. Roethlisberger has thrown for over 54,000 yards in his career with 363 touchdowns across his NFL career. They both wear No. 7, both played their college ball in Ohio, and both are known for their ability to hurl a football down the field. 

Some of the strong qualities of Haskins that Simms highlighted were his tight and quick arm motion, his controlled body rotation, and the accuracy down the field. At the same time, he pointed out that Haskins has a tendency to drop his elbow on passes, forcing his passes to sail high. 

"[Haskins] has Big Ben Roethlisberger-type talent and I know he's already wowed some people down there in Washington in his first few practices." 

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Redskins 2019 Training Camp Schedule: Dates, times, location, how to attend

Redskins 2019 Training Camp Schedule: Dates, times, location, how to attend

Before you blink Redskins training camp will be here, which means preseason football is not far off and the 2019 NFL regular season will come with it.

On Friday afternoon, the Washington Redskins released its 2019 training camp schedule, set to begin July 25. Training camp will take place at Bon Secours Training Center in Richmond, Va. for the seventh straight year. 

This year is set to be the most intriguing training camp since Robert Griffin III was drafted by the team in 2012. Playing in his first NFL training camp first-round draft pick Dwayne Haskins will be the center of attention with the team's quarterback position still up in the air. There will be competition from trade acquisition Case Keenum and Redskins mainstay Colt McCoy. 

More to watch:

-Derrius Guice will be in the backfield practicing with Adrian Peterson for the first time.
-The return of the Alabama Wall in Darron Payne and Jonathan Allen.
-Which wide receiver(s) will step up into holes in the offense.

Here is everything you need to know about the 2019 Redskins training camp.

When is the Redskins 2019 training camp?

The Redskins 2019 training camp begins on Thursday, July 25 at 9:45 a.m. ET and runs to the team's final practice on Saturday, August 11. 

What time does the Redskins training camp start?

Most days of the Redskins training camp schedule starts with a practice at 9:45 a.m. ET with a late afternoon walkthrough at 4:40 p.m. ET.

Where is the Redskins training camp located?

The Redskins 2019 training camp is located at the Bon Secours Training Center at 2401 W. Leigh St., Richmond, Va. 23220.

How much does it cost to attend the Redskins training camp?

The Redskins training camp is free and open to the public. For more information on logistics, head to the Redskins’ official training camp page

Redskins training camp schedule

Date — Camp Opens — Practice — Walkthrough — Camp Closes

Thurs. 7/25 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA

Fri. 7/26 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA

Sat. 7/27 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA

Sun. 7/28 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA

Tues. 7/30 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA

Wed. 7/31 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA

Thurs. 8/1 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA

Fan Appreciation Day:
Sat. 8/3 — TBA — 1:00 p.m. — No Walkthrough — TBA

Sun. 8/4 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA

Mon. 8/5 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — 4:40 p.m. — TBA

Tues. 8/6 — TBA — 1:35 p.m. — No Walkthrough — TBA

Thurs. 8/8 — PRESEASON WEEK 1 AT CLEVELAND BROWNS 7:30 P.M.

Sat. 8/10 — TBA — 1:35 p.m. — No Walkthrough — TBA

Sun. 8/11 — TBA — 9:45 a.m. — No Walkthrough— TBA

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