Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, September 8, one day before the Redskins open their season against the Sants in New Orleans.
Chat at 12:30 tomorrow
We’ve convinced Tarik to join in the Redskins-Saints live game chat tomorrow so you will have team coverage anchored by Tandler in front of his new 55” Vizio in Ashburn, Jen X from the Comcast SportsNet studios in Bethesda and El-Bashir from the Superdome in New Orleans.
We’ll get the party started at 12:30. If you’re not at your computer you can jump in via your mobile device as well.
Saints players could be suspended again
The Redskins might face the Saints with Will Smith lining up at defensive end for New Orleans. Or they might not.
Our friend Florio at Pro Football Talk has all of the nitty-gritty details but it looks like Roger Goodell can re-suspend Smith and linebacker Jonathan Vilma (who wouldn’t play regardless of the outcome of the suspensions due to a knee injury) by simply changing the stated reason for the suspension.
Smith is a good but not great pass rusher (12 sacks in the last two seasons combined) so it won’t make a huge difference if he is in the lineup or not.
No media availability as the team travels to New Orleans.
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Do the Redskins have a chance against the Saints?
The Redskins will talk to Chris Cooley about a possible return next week. However, we are a long, long way from Cooley donning No. 47 again.
Days until: Redskins @ Saints 1; Redskins @ Rams 8; home opener vs. Bengals 15; RG3 vs. Cam @ FedEx Field 57; Thanksgiving game Redskins @ Cowboys 75