12:09 PM EDT, Tue September 01, 2015
Washington Post

Redskins Blog: A closer look at Kirk Cousins’s impressive performance in Redskins’ win over Ravens

After all the drama that unfolded over the previous week, Kirk Cousins stepped out on to the field as the Redskins‘ starting quarterback against the Ravens. Cousins has been seen by many as the quarterback best suited to run Jay Gruden’s offense. But having failed to take his chance last season, Cousins has been in a battle with Colt McCoy for the backup job. Both McCoy and Cousins have impressed this preseason, but it was Cousins who was given the nod to start after Robert Griffin III’s concussion.Read full article >>

CSN Washington

Redskins name starter against the Ravens

With RG3 out due to a concussion, Kirk Cousins will start tonight against Baltimore.

CSN Washington

Concussion or not, RG3 turns page to Ravens

One week after leaving the field with a possible injury, Redskins QB Robert Griffin III would not confirm or deny if he sustained a concussion in the second preseason game against the Detroit Lions.

Washington Post

DC Sports Bog: Clinton Portis and Joe Theismann disagree about the importance of Ravens game for RGIII

Robert Griffin III practiced for the second time Tuesday without experiencing any effects from the concussion he suffered in Thursday’s preseason game against the Lions. Assuming Griffin remains symptom free, Redskins Coach Jay Gruden said he should receive clearance to play — and start — in Saturday’s third preseason game at Baltimore.Read full article >>

CSN Washington

OPEN THREAD: Looking deeper into RG3's concussion

RG3 may or may not have been concussed last Thursday - but odds are he will play Saturday vs the Ravens. And face even more pressure.

Baltimore Sun

Rick Wagner, Jah Reid return as Ravens veterans get afternoon off

Veterans and starters got the afternoon off Monday after a brief walkthrough, a move Ravens coach John Harbaugh said had nothing to do with the number of injuries his team left Philadelphia with.

Express-Times

Mark Sanchez offers Sam Bradford advice before Eagles vs. Ravens

Sanchez can relate to Bradford's lengthy injury-induced layoff after missing the 2013 season with a shoulder injury.

Express-Times

What to look for in Sam Bradford's debut for Eagles vs. Ravens

After one trade, one training camp and one ACL surgery, Sam Bradford is ready to make his return to the NFL.

philly.com

Eagles' Marcus Smith out 2-3 weeks with hamstring injury

Marcus Smith's hamstring injury will likely keep him out only 2-3 weeks, which is better news than he feared when the injury occurred on Thursday. But the Eagles' 2014 first-round pick is certainly out of Saturday's preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens and could miss the remainder of the preseason.

philly.com

Eagles' OLB Marcus Smith won't play against Ravens

Eagles' second-year man will sit out with a hamstring injury, leaving the door open for other players to shine.

CSN Washington

Griffin concussion not severe, should be able to play vs. Ravens

Robert Griffin III was knocked around by the Lions defense last night, taking hits on six of eight times he dropped back to pass. After the last hit early in the second quarter he left the game after suffering a concussion.

Florida Times-Union

Bernard Pierce still in the running to be part of Jaguars' tailback rotation

Bernard Pierce’s career seemed ready to take off a year ago. With Ray Rice suspended and then cut, Pierce, who was in his third season as a Baltimore Ravens running back, seemed ready to inherit the starting job. Then things started to unravel. Pierce suffered a mild concussion in training camp, was slowed by other injuries and wound up losing the starting job to former Jaguar Justin Forsett, who led the team with 1,266 rushing yards. read more

Eagletarian | Philadelphia Daily News

LB Marcus Smith Suffers Leg InJury

Marcus Smith left Thursday’s joint practice with the Ravens on a cart with a right leg injury.

Baltimore Sun

John Urschel, Maxx Williams return as Ravens begin practices in Philadelphia

Reserve guard John Urschel returned to practice Wednesday after missing nearly two weeks with a concussion, while rookie tight end Maxx Williams was back after leaving Monday's practice and missing Tuesday.

Baltimore Sun

Two days after concussion, John Urschel tested himself with high-level math

Given his propensity for getting sidetracked in curious directions recently, when Ravens coach John Harbaugh says something is "interesting - I guess - probably," it's time to take notice.

Express-Times

Kiko Alonso returns to Eagles practice, hopes to play vs. Baltimore Ravens

After missing close to a week of practice with a concussion, Eagles linebacker Kiko Alonso returned on Tuesday.

Baltimore Sun

Defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan goes 'full speed' in return to full-team practice

In his return to practice last Saturday after missing about a week with a foot injury, Ravens defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan slammed the blocking dummies with such force that his teammates hollered their approval.

Baltimore Sun

Timmy Jernigan returns from foot injury; Kamar Aiken a new absentee at receiver

Ravens defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan returned to practice Saturday after missing several days with a foot injury, while cornerback Asa Jackson, wide receiver Kamar Aiken, and outside linebacker Steven Means were out with apparent injuries suffered in Thursday's preseason opener.

Times-Picayune

5 negative takeaways from New Orleans Saints' preseason opener

Sluggish play, numerous injuries among the bad in Saints' 30-27 defeat vs. Ravens

Times-Picayune

Shaky New Orleans Saints drop preseason opener to Ravens, 30-27

Saints amass 16 penalties, lose several players to injury

Houston Chronicle

Bob McNair on running back Ray Rice: ‘I don’t know that he’s as good as any of the four we’ve got’

In the wake of Pro Bowl running back Arian Foster undergoing groin surgery and scheduled to miss at least a portion of the regular season, Texans owner Bob McNair still isn’t inclined to explore signing former Ravens Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice. Rice has been reinstated by the NFL following a high-profile domestic violence […]

Times-Picayune

Austin Johnson enters 3rd season with New Orleans Saints leading fullback race

Johnson was on the practice field for the Baltimore Ravens for only a few days in 2012 before suffering a shoulder injury that ended any chance of him making the roster.

Times-Picayune

New Orleans Saints injury list shrinks as preseason opener approaches

The Saints worked on the two-minute drill and red-zone competitions on Monday. They play the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday at M&T Bank Stadium.

Boston Herald

Chandler Jones must be force and stay healthy

FOXBORO — The fate of the Patriots defensive reroute could be tied more to Chandler Jones than any single player.For three seasons, Jones mixed in spurts of pass-rushing brilliance with bouts of injury issues. If he can put it all together, Jones could become the one-man wrecking crew that any front seven relies upon to shape its pass-rushing prowess, the way Justin Houston has paced the Chiefs, J.J. Watt has steered the Texans and Elvis Dumervil has led the Ravens.

Baltimore Sun

John Harbaugh gives safety Terrence Brooks' preseason debut high marks

Ravens coach John Harbaugh was excited to see safety Terrence Brooks back on the field Saturday after a knee injury last December put his entire 2015 in doubt, but wanted to reserve judgment until after he watched tape of Brooks' performance against the Washington Redskins.