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Jarvis Jenkins Done But Not Finished

Posted by Brian Tinsman on August 27, 2011 – 4:08 pm

Jarvis Jenkins tweeted the worst-case scenario after yesterday morning’s MRI:

There was outpouring of support from current Redskins teammates, as well as from former teammates Vonnie Holliday, Robert Henson, and others.  He will likely lose the 2011 season, but knows what it takes to get back on the gridiron:

For most people, this means surgery and rest for an extended period of time.  Not so for this Redskin, who tweeted this morning during practice time:

This is great news for Redskins fans looking forward to seeing No. 99 back out on the field.  Jenkins was a very hard worker during the preseason, and remains a rising star on this defense, when he gets healthy.

Jenkins has kept his word from draft day, when he told the media, “[The Redskins] got a good value in their pick.”  It may take a little longer to see it in regular season action, but given his development so far, he’ll be a big addition in 2012.

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Storm Clouds Gather At Redskins Park

Posted by Brian Tinsman on August 27, 2011 – 1:46 pm

Contrary to popular belief, it’s not always sunny at Redskins Park.

With Hurricane Irene making her way up I-95, practice was ended early and players have scattered back to their homes to wait out the storm.  Here’s the scenes from practice earlier:

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Brandon Banks Is Underestimated

Posted by Brian Tinsman on August 27, 2011 – 1:33 pm

Brandon Banks is an anomaly.  An undersized football player, playing at the highest level, and dominating at a position that takes punishing hits on every play.

You might say that he’s underestimated.  Now his chest agrees.

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Redskins Players Hunker Down For The Storm

Posted by Brian Tinsman on August 27, 2011 – 10:42 am

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As the mid-Atlantic braces for Hurricane Irene, the players are preparing for the storm as well.  After yesterday’s day off, it’s back to business today, but players are keeping an eye on the gathering storm clouds.

Via Twitter, we have a report from hesitant meteorologist Brandyn Thompson:

Live on location, we have DeJon Gomes:

We have television critic, Anthony Armstrong:

We have the pessimist, Evan Royster:

We have the hopeful optimist, Donte Stallworth:

And we have Adam Carriker with the question that everyone wants to know:

There are no heroes today, and everyone should take every precaution necessary to stay safe.  For complete storm coverage, please follow your local news source or weather.com.  Be safe and good luck Redskins Nation.

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Ryan Kerrigan Quickly Becoming A Backfield Menace

Posted by Brian Tinsman on August 27, 2011 – 9:32 am

Despite his rookie status, Ryan Kerrigan has had a veteran presence on the field through the first three games of the preseason.  Playing with the starting units in all three contests, he has nine tackles (eight solo), with a sack in each of the last two contests.

This was his first career sack against the Colts’ Curtis Painter:

Kerrigan said after that game that he wasn’t even sure if it was a sack, given how close to the line of scrimmage Painter was.  On Friday night, he left no doubt, as he slammed Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco to the turf for his second sack.

But after the game, Kerrigan reserved his praise for the players around him.  “It was good coverage in the secondary,” he said.  “We made Flacco hold onto the ball a little bit longer–long enough for me to get to him.”

The Redskins finished with four team sacks, thanks to pressure from all different angles.  “We did a good job getting pressure wit the front four in out pressure packages,” Kerrigan explained.  “I think that’s a tribute to the guys working hard and getting their timing right.”

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