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21hJohn Keim

Redskins TE Reed evaluated for concussion

Redskins tight end Jordan Reed, who has suffered at least three concussions since entering the NFL in 2013, was evaluated for a concussion during Thursday's preseason game.

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Rookie Haskins leads Redskins past fumbling Falcons, 19-7

Rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins led Washington to three second-half scoring drives, including two set up by Atlanta's lost fumbles while attempting to field punts, and the Redskins took a 19-7 preseason win over the Falcons on Thursday night.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins defeated the Falcons, 19-7, in a game marked by excellent defense and a strong run game with Derrius Guice. The defense will be a consistent strength of the team; the line is good but the tackling has been good all over. Rookie Dwayne Haskins had some excellent throws and got into a nice rhythm on some drives. He completed 7-of-13 throws for 74 yards. Case Keenum had some nice throws and also his share of mistakes (9-for-14, 101 yards and a fumble); if Colt McCoy isn't healthy, it'll be Keenum who starts the opener. He will have won the job more by circumstance than performance.

Haskins in sync with fellow rookie on 2 straight completions (0:33)

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Second-year back Derrius Guice did a good job in his first action after missing last year with the torn ACL. He gained 44 yards on 11 carries, showing good patience and burst. He was able to gain six yards on one run when none were available. However, Guice was unable to gain more than a half yard on two runs from the 1-yard line. It wasn't all on him, but he'll have to move the pile down there, too. In fairness, he did get in on third down but a holding penalty nullified the score. Still, it was an excellent first showing for the second-year back; the Redskins should be happy. They wanted him to knock off some rust and develop confidence in his knee.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins' trail, 7-6, at halftime in a game that has both provided moments of hope and frustration. Their hope lies in the performance of the defense, the tackling by the secondary to limit big plays and the strength of the line. Offensively, Derrius Guice clearly looks like someone who will help quite a bit this season. But inconsistent offensive line play and a costly turnover by quarterback Case Keenum won't please the coaches. Keenum completed nine-of-15 passes for 101 yards and an interception. Guice ran 11 times for 44 yards.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins are built to win with a strong run game, a passing game centered around tight end Jordan Reed and a potentially strong defense. But they can't afford big mistakes offensively. They mostly avoided those last season with quarterback Alex Smith en route to a 6-3 record before he was lost for the season. But Smith did not try to force plays. Case Keenum did just that and ended up fumbling. He must do a better job taking care of the ball.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Running back Derrius Guice's first series showed a lot of what he can do. Guice ran with good vision on his first carry and showed patience and some power on his second. For a guy who had not carried the ball in a game for a year, that patience was impressive. But on a pulling action to the left, he let the linemen do their job but then also used a stiff arm to help himself. Guice can make a huge difference. His first two carries gained a combined 13 yards.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Through three preseason games, there is one clear area where Landon Collins has made a difference: tackling. He's been a sure tackler, whether in the open field or at the line of scrimmage. On one stop vs. Atlanta, he also made a stop on a play where the receiver wanted to crack block him. That was a problem for the Redskins defensive backs last year. Collins, though, timed it right and the receiver had no shot at him. Collins made the stop. With this line in front of him, Collins can make a big impact.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Running back Derrius Guice, making his preseason debut after tearing his ACL last summer, will be one to watch tonight. The big key for Guice is cutting with confidence on his leg. One nugget: At a recent practice, Guice made a sharp cut and looked back at running backs coach Randy Jordan with a look that said, "Did you see that!?" It's all part of the process of coming back from a difficult injury. The more Guice can cut on his knee with confidence, the better off the Redskins will be offensively.

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Will Andrew Luck fall or rise in the ranking?

Field Yates and Matthew Berry weigh in on Emmanuel Sanders' health, the latest updates on DJ Chark and Derrius Guice and break down everything you need to know on the Colts and Titans.

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4dAaron Schatz

The biggest 'fluke' seasons for NFL QBs

Players at all positions have had fluke seasons, but it's the QBs that stick out most. Here are the top 10, including two current NFC East starters.

Gruden, Kingsbury among coaches facing the most pressure (1:57)
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5dJohn Keim

McCoy injury likely makes Keenum Skins' top QB

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Colt McCoy may not be ready to play until "two or three weeks into the season," as he recovers from a broken leg.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy said he has visited foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson during training camp about his right leg. McCoy said there was no setback but there's still no timetable for when he'll be 100 percent. The issue remains an inability to fully push off when passing.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins showed some maturity on his 55-yard touchdown pass. A hard count got the Bengals safeties to rotate too early. Haskins changed the protection and also changed his focus. The play was originally designed to go to the right. Later in the game he did a good job looking off the safety on a missed deep ball. Haskins also said he didn't miss any protection calls.

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Haskins up and down, Finley strong as Bengals beat Redskins

Washington first-round pick Dwayne Haskins made strong throws and his share of mistakes, and fellow rookie Ryan Finley continued to make his case to be Cincinnati's backup quarterback in the Bengals' 23-13 victory over the Redskins on Thursday night...

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins lost a second straight preseason game, 23-13, to the Bengals and there's seemingly no real leader in the quarterback battle. That's not good. Rookie Dwayne Haskins did throw a pretty 55-yard touchdown pass, showing off the arm. He finished seven-of-14 for 114 yards and, this is important, no interceptions. Case Keenum was three-of-seven for 57 yards. He hasn't seized the position. Washington's first defense did a solid job, led by the line. The Redskins have a lot of work to do offensively.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins Donald Penn to work his way back into game shape and play a solid left tackle or to have Geron Christian develop in a hurry. The Redskins' line clearly is better with Trent Williams at left tackle, but there's a definite chance he won't play here again. It'll be on those two to make it work and they've both shown in two preseason games that a lot of work remains. Otherwise, the Redskins will have to do something they haven't done in a long time: Give the left tackle extra help.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Dwayne Haskins showed some maturity on his touchdown pass. He saw the Bengals rotate their safeties at the last second, then called something out to the line. He sensed the blitz and showed urgency in the pocket in delivering a strike to Robert Davis. It was a good job on multiple fronts by Haskins: recognition; poise and a perfect pass.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The failed deep ball from Case Keenum to Josh Doctson is symbolic of where the passing game is probably at these days. They don't have a ton of time together and they clearly read the coverage differently as Keenum threw to the outside and Doctson went inside. It's a function of Keenum being new to the team and also having to split reps with Colt McCoy as they battle for the starting job.

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