DeAngelo Hall comes to defense of Robert Griffin III, Brandon Meriweather

Cornerback DeAngelo Hall came to the defense of two of his teammates on Monday, expressing confidence that Robert Griffin III and the offense will begin clicking in the regular season, and encouraging safety Brandon Meriweather to continue to play with aggression.

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Preseason fantasy football stock watch: Robert Griffin III, Cam Newton plummet after Week 3

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Poor showing by Griffin, injury to Newton send quarterbacks down the fantasy football draft board.

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Robert Griffin III is coming along slowly, but the Redskins’ defense is right on schedule

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THE TAKEAWAY | It will take time for Robert Griffin III to run Jay Gruden’s offense efficiently. Meanwhile, the defense looks sharp.

Joe Theismann: Kirk Cousins has outplayed RGIII

The sunniest of Redskins analysts says your eyes aren’t lying at the quarterback position.

Redskins finalize 53-man roster

Offensive lineman Maurice Hurt was one of the last cuts; wide receiver Leonard Hankerson and defensive end Stephen Bowen go on the PUP list.

Redskins could be hesitant to trade Cousins following Griffin’s preseason struggles

It wasn’t immediately clear if the St. Louis Rams planned to reach out to the Washington Redskins for possible trade talks regarding quarterback Kirk Cousins, but it’s believed that Washington brass would hesitate to part with the third-year backup because of starter Robert Griffin III’s preseason struggles.

Robert Griffin III to his critics: Keep doubting

The Redskins QB says people have been doubting him since high school.

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RG3 struggles as Redskins lose to Ravens 23-17

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Robert Griffin III struggled mightily, playing into the first series of the third quarter and again failing to get the Washington Redskins into the end zone.

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Jason Reid: It’s time for Robert Griffin III to stop taking hits and learn to get down

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If Monday’s game is any indication, the quarterback has learned little from his past. He needs to be smarter about taking hits.