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Daily Slop: Redskins offensive weapons run into more injury problems; Through five weeks , the NFC East has been the most mediocre division in football The Redskins showed us nothing. Fortunately for them, neither has the NFC East. - The Washington PostAs poorly as Washington played in the blowout loss to the Saints, somehow it still is in first place in a division crying out for a contender.Josh Norman briefly benched during Redskins’ mistake-filled loss to Saints - The Washington Post“We talked about some things at halftime,” Coach Jay Gruden said about Norman. “Had to cool him down a little bit. Everything’s fine. .鈥?鈥? He’ll play the rest of the year.”Redskins’ offensive weapons run into more injury problems - The Washington PostAdrian Peterson will have an MRI after dislocating his shoulder. Paul Richardson, Chris Thompson and Vernon Davis also injured in loss to Saints.Two Redskins players realize the truth: These problems run deep | Sports | richmond.comNEW ORLEANS - Jonathan Allen played for coach Nick Saban at Alabama.Redskins DBs and Michael Thomas trade jabs postgame | NBC Sports WashingtonFollowing the Saints 43-19 victory over the Redskins, several Washington players voiced their displeasure of Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas and his actions. Thomas then responded to them on social media.Jay Gruden calls Redskins' 43-19 loss to Saints ‘an absolute embarrassment’ | NBC Sports WashingtonEarly on, the Redskins made stupid penalties. Later on, the Redskins got completely outplayed. Add it all up, and the result is a 43-19 loss to the New Orleans Saints that brings far more questions than it does answers.The Redskins and Saints made NFL history, and it wasn't just because of Drew Brees | NBC Sports WashingtonThe Redskins-Saints clash ended with a final score of 43-19, the first time an NFL game has ended with such a score.Redskins Hold Themselves Accountable As They Prepare For Quick TurnaroundBoth sides of the ball struggled in the team's 43-19 loss to the Saints on Monday night. Players and coaches know they don't have long to turn things around before their next game.Redskins observations: Josh Norman benched by Redskins after first-half struggles | Sports | richmond.comNEW ORLEANS - With the Carolina Panthers coming to town, here comes Josh Norman drama.Through five weeks, the NFC East has been the most mediocre division in football - The Washington PostThe Redskins' loss Monday night in New Orleans left the division without a team with a winning record.Blowout loss leaves Brian Mitchell questioning the Redskins | NBC Sports WashingtonFormer Washington Redskin Brian Mitchell is disappointed in how the team performed on Monday night against the New Orleans Saints.3-and-out: Redskins-Saints post game quick hits | 106.7 The FanThe Redskins had a terrible, no good, very bad day at the Superdome.Five observations from the Redskins' Monday night flop in New Orleans | NBC Sports WashingtonThe Redskins were unable to avenge their devastating loss from a year ago in New Orleans and Rich Tandler has five key observations from the let down.Need to Know: Stock up-Stock down for Redskins vs. Saints | NBC Sports WashingtonNeed to Know: The Redskins lost an ugly one to the Saints; here are the players who saw their stock go up and whose went down. ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Alex Smith met his new receivers for the first time shortly before throwing to them in practice.Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden hopes his quarterback will have other targets this weekend.The Redskins signed veterans Michael Floyd and Breshad Perriman this week with rookies Cam Sims and Trey Quinn already on injured reserve, Paul Richardson is nursing a sore shoulder and Maurice Harris is coming back from a concussion. Gruden would love for Richardson and Harris to be ready to face the Packers on Sunday, but either way, Washington’s receivers have to be better than they were in a lackluster loss to Indianapolis.“We’ve got to catch the ball,” Richardson said Wednesday. “A lot of it is playmaking with getting the ball in our hands. I think if we do that, especially the earlier we get the ball in our hands — the earlier the better — we can make somebody miss and go extend plays.”Smith has no shortage of weapons on offense Montez Sweat Jersey , from running backs Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson to tight end Jordan Reed and wideouts Richardson, Jamison Crowder and Josh Doctson. But when the Colts made the Redskins one-dimensional by taking the lead and limiting Peterson to 20 yards on 11 carries, the passing game wasn’t able to compensate.Throws that were just off or dropped cost Washington critical first downs, and it’s clear the chemistry between Smith and his receivers is a work in progress.“It’s a process that never ends,” Smith said. “You’re constantly working at that.”Everything worked during a Week 1 victory at Arizona, but the Redskins could barely move the ball down the field against Indianapolis. The Colts took away Reed more often than not, a blueprint the Packers and future opponents could follow if the rest of the offense doesn’t get in better sync.“Guys just got to win their matchups, show that they can win and give (Smith) confidence,” Reed said. “We’ve got a lot of playmakers on this team, a lot of guys that can win their matchups one-on-one. We’ve just got to keep getting better and get in that rhythm.”It would be difficult for Floyd and Perriman to get into that rhythm right away, though it might be necessary. Richardson did not practice Wednesday despite an MRI exam showing no damage to his shoulder, and his status is questionable.Harris, on the other hand, could make his season debut after missing roughly a month with a concussion. Gruden said Harris was cleared to practice and could give Washington the kind of jump-and-catch ability Doctson was supposed to as a 2016 first-round pick.Richardson was signed during the offseason to give the Redskins downfield speed they’ve lacked since the departure of DeSean Jackson. is active against Green Bay, the deep ball is something that needs to develop for the offense to have success.“It’s rare that you want your quarterbacks to be forcing those throws, especially over the top of coverage if coverage is there,” Richardson said. “You’ve got to hit (defenses) intermediate and then you catch them trying to jump those low routes or intermediate routes and you make them pay over the top.”NOTES: LG Shaun Lauvao did not practice because of a calf injury and could miss some time. Gruden said if Lauvao can’t play against the Packers, C Chase Roullier would slide over and Tony Bergstrom would start in the middle. … LB Zach Brown did not practice because of an oblique injuries, and RG Brandon Scherff and LT Trent Williams were limited with knee injuries.

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