Here is what you need to know on this Friday, September 7, two days before the Redskins open their season against the Saints
Chat starts at 12:30 on Sunday
Hey, according to sources there is a game that actually counts on Sunday and according to some other sources you’re going to want to talk about it. So we’ll have our Redskins-Saints chat rolling right here starting at 12:30 with kickoff at 1:00.
See you then.
Running backs suddenly healthy
Just a week or so ago, there was concern that the Redskins might have difficulty finding a healthy running back to play on Sunday. Now it looks like the Redskins will have three to choose from.
The one back who truly was ailing, Tim Hightower, has been released. Roy Helu Jr. had some Achilles issues that kept him out of the Colts preseason game but he played in the Bucs game and has practiced all week. Likewise, Evan Royster, who had an inflamed knee, did not play against the Colts but he looked fine against the Bucs and has practiced all week.
For a while, it looked like Alfred Morris would be the last man standing for the Saints game. But now he’s one of three backs the Redskins can and probably will use on Sunday.
11:50—Practice, closed to the
media after first 30 minutes
After practice (approx. 2:00)—Open locker room and Mike Shanahan news conference.
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