Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, November 14, four days before the Redskins take on the Eagles at FedEx Field.
The 4 p.m. waiver deadline passed on Tuesday and former Redskins receiver Anthony Armstrong went unclaimed by the Redskins or any other NFL team. That means that he is a free agent.
Either the Redskins changed their minds about wanting to bring back the 29-year-old or the rumors that the Redskins put in a waiver claim on him when he was released late last month were in error. They could bring him back as a free agent but he was on a minimum-salary deal so there was no reason not to bring him back now if that is what they want to do.
After the bye
Playing a game coming off of the bye week should be something of an advantage for a team. In most cases, they will have had two weeks to prepare for the other team and they should be more rested than their opposition.
However, the Redskins have not been able to take advantage of that edge in recent years. They are on a four-year post-bye losing streak. Washing has not won after their in-season week off since 2007, when they beat the Lions 34-3 in Week 5 after a Week 4 bye. Jim Zorn couldn’t win after the bye in two tries and Mike Shanahan has gone 0-2.
In all, the Redskins are 6-6 after their bye week since 2000. In that same time span, Shanahan is 7-4 including his two losses with the Redskins (note that he did not coach during the 2009 season).
Back to normal after the bye. We will be looking for injury updates on Brandon Meriweather and Pierre Garçon and talk to RG3 about what he did during the bye.
11:15—Open locker room
1:00—Practice (closed to media after first 30 minutes)
After practice (approx. 3:00)—News conferences by Robert Griffin III and Mike Shanahan
In case you missed it
Days until: Eagles @ Redskins 4; Thanksgiving @ Cowboys 8; Monday night rematch with Giants @ FedEx Field 19; Ravens @ Redskins 25