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Redskins snap counts vs. Jaguars--A heavy workload for Niles Paul

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Redskins snap counts vs. Jaguars--A heavy workload for Niles Paul

Here’s a look at who played how much in Week 2 against the Jaguars (snap counts via the NFL). Scroll to the bottom of the page for season to date snap counts for each player.

Offense 85 snaps

QB/O-line: Robert Griffin III 9, Kirk Cousins 76, Trent Williams 84, Shaun Lauvao 79, Kory Lichtensteiger 85, Chris Chester 85, Tyler Polumbus 85, Tom Compton 10, Josh LeRibeus 6, Morgan Moses 1

Moses was active for the first time and played seven special teams snaps in addition to his one on offense. Lauvao has a slight knee injury towards the end of the game and that gave LeRibeus a shot at playing a bit while Compton lined up as the third tight end on occasion.

Wide receivers: DeSean Jackson 12, Pierre Garçon 72, Andre Roberts 65, Aldrick Robinson 9, Ryan Grant 37

Grant got the lion’s share of the snaps that became available when Jackson went out with a shoulder injury.

Tight ends: Logan Paulsen 44, Niles Paul 60

Paul had never played more than 38 snaps in a game prior to this one. He responded to the playing time by having a career day. Knowing that he would pay more on offense in the absence of Jordan Reed they did cut back some on his special teams duties but he still played nine snaps there.

Running backs: Alfred Morris 47, Roy Helu Jr. 30, Darrel Young 26, Silas Redd 8

Redd got the most out of his eight snaps—eight carries, 41 yards, and a TD. Young had only eight snaps vs. the Texans, he got back into the action here.

Defense 50 snaps

Defensive line: Jason Hatcher 39, Jarvis Jenkins 25; Chris Baker 28, Clifton Geathers 10, Frank Kearse 16

A few days before the game Hatcher figured that the three starters would all play 40 or more snaps with Barry Cofield and Kedric Golston out. But they took care of business, held the Jags to six three and outs in their 12 possessions so they were able to have a fairly normal workload despite being short a body or two.

Linebacker: Keenan Robinson 48, Perry Riley 50, Ryan Kerrigan 45, Brian Orakpo 44, Trent Murphy 27

The front seven doing its job on first and second down allowed some linemen to get off of the field on third down with Murphy getting a few more snaps rushing the passer.

Defensive back: David Amerson 50, DeAngelo Hall 50, Ryan Clark 46, Bacarri Rambo 19, E. J. Biggers 23, Trenton Robinson 24, Bashaud Breeland 8, Duke Ihenacho 4

Robinson came in to play safety after a Rambo gaffe led to a long touchdown pass for the second week in a row.

Snap counts season to date

Offense 150 snaps total

Griffin—74
Cousins—76

Williams—149
Lauvao—144
Lichtensteiger—150
Chester—150
Polumbus—150
Moses—1
Compton—10
LeRibeus—6

Garçon—128
Jackson—72
Roberts—114
Grant—42
A. Robinson—14

Paulsen—88
Paul—86
Reed—7

Morris—85
Helu—53
Young—34
Redd—8

Defense 109 snaps total

Hatcher—79
Jenkins—63
Baker—62
Golston—13
Cofield—13
Geathers—21
Kearse—16

Robinson—107
Riley—109
Kerrigan—99
Orakpo—94
Murphy—48
W. Compton—2

Amerson—109
Hall—109
Clark—105
Rambo—71
Biggers—44
T. Robinson—24
Breeland—15
Ihenacho—4

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The Kerrigans are having a baby and, WOW, this is all so very exciting

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The Kerrigans are having a baby and, WOW, this is all so very exciting

The Kerrigan family is about to make a big-time addition to its roster.

Ryan and his wife, Jessica, already have two very, VERY, very, very cute bulldogs in their household. 

But on Tuesday, the two announced in separate Instagram posts that Jessica is 18 weeks pregnant and that a third human Kerrigan will arrive in 2019.

"Can I eat dis sign aftur da picturr iz over?" George the bulldog said when reached for comment on the news.

"How did dey gett such a smawl jerzey for da baby alreddy?" Franklin the other bulldog added.

This is all very wonderful.

Come next March, the world is about to get a little precious-er.

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Adrian Peterson's impressive day vs. the Panthers wasn't exactly supposed to happen

Adrian Peterson's impressive day vs. the Panthers wasn't exactly supposed to happen

When you don't hear from someone you wanted to hear from, you typically follow up.

But on Sunday during the Redskins' 23-17 win over the Panthers, Jay Gruden actually didn't follow up with Adrian Peterson about a plan the two first discussed leading up to kickoff.

Everyone associated with burgundy and gold should be OK with that, however, after seeing how things played out.

During his weekly, exclusive interview with JP Finlay on the Redskins Talk podcast, Gruden explained how Peterson's injury situation almost prevented the running back from posting his crucial 17-carry, 97-yard stat line. 

"I talked to him before the game, had a sit-down with him," the head coach said. "I told him I was probably only gonna use him on short-yardage and goal line if that, you know? Because I want him to heal, we have a long season ahead of us." 

Heading into Week 6, Peterson was dealing with shoulder, ankle and knee issues. Plus, he's 33 years old at a position where that number is way more common on a player's jersey than in his bio under "age."

So, Gruden's concern made some sense, especially considering how necessary a productive Peterson has been to the 'Skins' success in 2018. Problem is, the two never connected again, so the coach's pitch count was never executed.

"He says, 'Oh, just let me go early, I'll let you know how I'm doing,'" Gruden recalled. "We let him go early and I never heard from him so I just kept him in there. He played great. He's a pro, he's a stud."

For those of you now wondering if this means you should start ignoring emails from your boss or not text your buddy back and still expect success, let's not get too carried away here. In this instance, a lack of communication worked for the future Hall of Famer, but that doesn't mean it's going to work for you.

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