BY ERIC GARLAND, CSNmidatlantic.com
Redskins head coach Jay Gruden was in high spirits following the team’s blowout win over the Saints, but cautioned his guys not to dwell on the victory too much.
“It’s a great win and I’m very proud of those guys but now it’s about expectation levels,” he said. “Our expectation level has got to be higher. We play the undefeated Carolina Panthers next week, so they can enjoy this win for a few hours but then it’s back to work.”
The Redskins scored 27 first-half points, their most in the first half since 2012, and never looked back as they trounced the Saints, 47-14. Kirk Cousins outshined Drew Brees, throwing for 324 yards and four touchdowns to Brees’ 209 yards and two touchdowns.
“[Kirk] delivered the ball with efficiency and great decision-making and the results were outstanding,” Gruden said. “Kirk was the trigger man.”
The Redskins also had a solid day on the ground, gaining 225 yards on 31 carries. The Saints put up 158 yards rushing.
Gruden also praised his team’s grit and said the win keeps them “relevant” in the NFC East. The Redskins currently sit 3-5 and third in the division behind the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants.
Watch the video above for Gruden’s full comments in his post-game press conference.
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Redskins officials fear that linebacker Reuben Foster has torn the ACL in his left knee, sources tell NBC Sports Washington.
Additionally, there is concern about a more significant injury that could include the artery in his left leg, sources said.
Foster went down on his first snap in a non-contact drill during OTAs on Monday after stepping on the leg of guard Tyler Catalina. Immediately, Foster fell to the ground, and it was obvious he was in intense pain. He was audibly screaming and crying while writhing in pain on the field.
Moments later, the Redskins medical staff rushed out to Foster, and within a matter of minutes, his leg was placed into a stabilizing device. He was then helped onto a cart and wheeled off the practice field.
After practice, Jay Gruden said the team was unsure of Foster's prognosis but did say, "I’m just very disappointed in what happened in his first rep as a Redskin. He runs through the gap and gets injured."
The Redskins took a major public relations hit by signing Foster last fall, and the team's belief was that his play on the field would be worth the controversy that enveloped his signing. Foster won't be playing in 2019, but remains under contract for 2020, and Washington will have the option to keep him in 2021.
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LAS VEGAS -- Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott was handcuffed by police, but not arrested, after a scuffle involving event staff at a Las Vegas music festival.
Police Officer Laura Meltzer said Monday that the 23-year-old running back was detained briefly early Saturday during the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Cellphone video posted by celebrity website TMZ appeared to show Elliott speaking with a woman and then with several security and event staff members, including one who falls backward over a metal parking area barricade.
Elliott's attorney, Frank Salzano in New York, told TMZ that event security misconstrued the situation and overreacted and that Elliott left Las Vegas for Dallas after the incident to be at his youth football camp Sunday.
Salzano didn't immediately respond to messages from The Associated Press.
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