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Young Redskins fan in North Carolina idolizes Sonny Jurgensen

Will Barnes of Cary, NC idolizes Hall of Fame QB Sonny Jurgensen.He could have chosen George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, John Adams or Benjamin Franklin. That’s what other kids were doing. But this 9-year-old from Cary, NC chose a North Carolina-product who was a star quarterback for the Washington Redskins in the 1960s and 1970s as his historic figure. Read more.

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Three keys from the Redskins’ loss: Run defense submits poor performance

ATLANTA — Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden did not sugarcoat the team’s 25-19 overtime loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

The Redskins needed just three plays to go 46 yards with 24 seconds remaining in regulation to set up Dustin Hopkins’ 52-yard game-tying field goal. Quarterback Kirk Cousins was …

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Dustin Hopkins’ 52-yard field goal pushes Redskins to overtime against Falcons

ATLANTA — Dustin Hopkins knew he left his foot open when he missed a 53-yard attempt in the third-quarter, so when the Washington Redskins’ kicker prepared for a 52-yard attempt that could tie the score, he knew what he had to do to make sure the ball would part the …

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Patchwork secondary controls Falcons’ passing game, gives Redskins a chance

ATLANTA — Bashaud Breeland heard the talk during the week. With DeAngelo Hall and Chris Culliver still injured and the Atlanta Falcons’ passing attack leaving them undefeated through four games, he knew the matchups did not appear to be in the Washington Redskins’ favor.

That’s why, on Sunday, he decided …

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Kirk Cousins’ resiliency a reason why Redskins had chance late against Falcons

ATLANTA — Kirk Cousins was the last player sprinting after Robert Alford, though he was losing the race by about 10 yards.

Alford picked off a pass Cousins intended for Ryan Grant and returned it 59 yards for a touchdown, giving the Atlanta Falcons a 25-19 overtime victory over the …

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Redskins fall to Falcons after Kirk Cousins throws interception in overtime

ATLANTA — With his intended receiver sprawled on the field, it was difficult to tell if Kirk Cousins’ last pass was on target.

After Washington Redskins wide receiver Ryan Grant slipped, Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert Alford made the easy interception and returned the ball 59 yards for a touchdown, lifting …

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Redskins resiliency, determination bodes well for the future

Redskins’ rookie wideout Jamison Crowder of Duke led the team in receiving yards and receptions as Washington pulled out a last-minute win over the Eagles 23-20. Read more … 

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With Griffin ailing, Redskins’ Gruden says it’s Kirk Cousins’ team now

Kirk Cousins.

Kirk Cousins.

Kirk Cousins is getting another shot.

Redskins head coach Jay Gruden on Monday said that Cousins, the fourth-year Michigan State product, will be the team’s starting quarterback for the 2015 season, beginning Week 1 against the Miami Dolphins Sept. 13 at FedExField.

“I think all three quarterbacks should be commeded for their efforts, their willingness to get better,” Gruden told reporters after Monday’s practice at Redskins Park. “But when it’s all said and done after all the film that we’ve gone through, all the offseason activity, all the training camp footage, we feel that at this time, Kirk Cousins gives us the best chance to win and that’s where we’re going. … It’s Kirk’s team.” … Read more.

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Redskins cut ECU’s Smith after failing to protect RG3

Willie Smith.

Willie Smith.

Former ECU offensive lineman Willie Smith has been cut by the Washington Redskins as the Skins work to get its roster down to 53. Smith perhaps sealed his fate when he failed to project Robert Griffin III during a preseason game against the Lions.

Griffin was hit numerous times in the backfield during the game and suffered a concussion that threatens to bench the QB for part of the season.

The Redskins starting tackle Trent Williams has been nursing a hurt foot and Coach Jay Gruden had expressed confidence that Smith could fill in adequately for Williams. Of course that was before the Lions game debacle.

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ECU’s Smith, Duke’s Cofield in camp with Redskins

williesmith+takobycofieldWillie Smith and Takoby Cofield grew up less than an hour from each other in eastern North Carolina. Now they’re on the same NFL team.

The two offensive linemen are vying for spots with the Washington Redskins.

Smith, who played college football at ECU, grew up Kenly and attended North Johnston High School. He’s played in the NFL since 2011 having spent time with the Raiders and Chargers in between two stints with the Redskins.

Cofield, a Duke product, laced up his spikes at Tarboro High School. He was signed as an undrafted free agent in May.

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Source: WITN