by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (9/22/14) The Redskins announced Monday they placed cornerback DeAngelo Hall (Achilles) and safety Duke Ihenacho (heel) on injured reserve. They also announced cornerback Chase Minnifield was elevated from the practice squad and linebacker Darryl Sharpton was released from injured reserve.
Report: Duke Ihenacho (heel) to miss several weeks
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (9/22/14) Redskins safety Duke Ihenacho suffered a fractured heel bone Week 3 against the Eagles and will be out several weeks, according to ESPN 980 in Washington D.C.
DeAngelo Hall suffers torn Achilles, done for season
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (9/22/14) Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall told NBC4 in Washington D.C. that he is done for the season after suffering a torn Achilles Week 3 against the Eagles. He is expected to undergo surgery in the next few days.
Brian Orakpo expects to play Thursday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (9/22/14) Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo said X-rays were negative on his injured finger, according to CSNWashington.com. He is waiting to hear if he suffered ligament damage, but he expects to play Thursday against the Giants.
Eagles steamroll Washington defense in shootout
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (9/21/14) The Redskins DST unit provided little to write home about in Week 3, during a 37-34 loss to the Eagles Sunday.
The Redskins defense allowed 379 yards of total offense to the Eagles, despite holding the running game to just 54 yards. The Eagles still managed six scoring drives, and the Redskins' defense recorded no sacks and just one turnover in the loss.
Washington's defense was dominant in a win over Jacksonville last week, but provided little resistant against Philadelphia. They will hope for better results in Week 4 against the Giants Thursday.
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The Redskins DST has a lot of work to do before Fantasy owners can trust them this season. They struggled in 2013 with just 16 interceptions, 36 sacks, nine fumble recoveries and five defensive touchdowns. Washington lost London Fletcher to retirement, but the Redskins added Jason Hatcher, rookie Trent Murphy, Ryan Clark and Tracy Porter to help their pass rush and secondary. Still, we're not expecting a dramatic turnaround this year, so go into the season with the Redskins DST as a No. 2 Fantasy option. Keep an eye on the Redskins DST early in the season, and if they start out playing well consider adding them off the waiver wire.