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.
DeAngelo Hall leaves with ankle injury
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (9/21/14) Redskins defensive back DeAngelo Hall was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Eagles in the third quarter, with an Achilles injury. He could not put any weight on the ankle and had to be helped off the field, and was ruled out for the game immediately upon going to the sidelines.
Duke Ihenacho exits with foot injury
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (9/21/14) Redskins safety Duke Ihenacho was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Eagles in the first quarter with a foot injury, and his return is officially questionable.
It is not clear if the injury is related to the ankle issue Ihenacho was dealing with in practice.
Five from defense on Washington injury report
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (9/19/14) The Redskins could be without two players from the defensive side of the ball in Week 3 against the Eagles, as defensive lineman Kedric Golston (groin) is listed on the injury report as doubtful while linebacker Akeem Jordan (knee) and defensive back Tracy Porter (hamstring) were ruled out.
The team has just two other players listed on the injury report for Week 3 on defense, and both are expected to play. Linebacker Brian Orakpo (neck) and defensive back Ryan Clark (foot) both got through the week in practice and are officially probable for Sunday.
Washington defense dominates in win
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (9/15/14) The Redskins pass rush dominated the Jaguars in a 41-10 win in Week 2, as seven different players go to the quarterback.
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.