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Redskins Giants Week 1 Preview

Posted By Mercedes Green On Sep 9 2011 @ 9:58 am In Washington Redskins | No Comments

The Redskins play the Giants on Sunday, September 11th for their home opener.  It will be a somber day for both teams as it’s the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with 1 team from New York, where the Twin Towers fell, and the other just miles away from where the Pentagon was attacked.  There will be many tributes including former US Secretary of State Colin Powell to serve as the Redskins’ honorary captain for the coin toss, players and coaches will be wearing NFL 9/11 ribbons, and much more.

Rex Grossman has a lot to prove for being chosen over John Beck as the starting QB.  He did see a lot of action last year when Donovan McNabb was benched so he knows this offense.  Eli Manning, although 4th last season with 31 TDs, had a league high of 25 interceptions.  I would like to see more lol.

NT Barry Cofield, signed as an unrestricted free agent in July, played with the Giants for 6 seasons in their 4-3 defense, but is very happy with the 3-4 defense switch and a world of difference compared to last year with Albert Haynesworth.   “I love the 3-4,” the 6-4, 306-pound Cofield said. “I think it’s the most effective defense in the league.”

Injuries for this game are as follows:

Redskins Pos Injury Practice Status
LaRon Landry S Hamstring Did Not Participate In Practice
Oshiomogho Atogwe S Hamstring Limited Participation in Practice
Brandon Banks WR Knee Limited Participation in Practice
Chris Cooley TE Knee Limited Participation in Practice
Donte’ Stallworth WR Shoulder Limited Participation in Practice
Ryan Torain RB Hand Limited Participation in Practice


Justin Tuck DE Neck Did Not Participate In Practice
Prince Amukamara CB Foot Out (Definitely Will Not Play)
Jonathan Goff LB Knee Out (Definitely Will Not Play)
Osi Umenyiora DE Knee Out (Definitely Will Not Play)


This game will also be emotional for me as I’ve previously traveled down to watch each home opener at Fed Ex field over the last few years, but this one will be watched from my couch. The Redskins have won their last 4 home openers, so here’s hoping for 5.


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