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Redskins Notebook: DeSean Jackson out several weeks; Chris Culliver suspended; Ihenacho surgery; Forbath cut

Another wild day at Redskins Park following Week 1 Loss

Well if you didn't want to sit around and focus on yesterday's 17-10 opening home loss to the Miami Dolphins, you're in luck.  

As always, we had another busy day of news coming out of Ashburn to distract you from what happened, or didn't happend, on the field this weekend.  Here's the highlights to get you up to speed.

1.  DeSean Jackson is out for awhile.  Jay Gruden told the media on Monday afternoon that the speedy WR will be out three to four weeks with a strained hamstring.  Jackson missed all of the preseason and only made it until the first series of the second quarter in Week 1.  The Redskins really can't replace him but that says more about Jackson than it does the other WR's on the roster. Look for Rashad Ross on the active roster this week.

2.  Chris Culliver is suspended for next Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams.  The NFL announced the suspension earlier this afternoon for violation of the Personal Conduct Policy.  

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On the plus side, the Redskins will be getting back Bashaud Breeland in the secondary after he served his one game suspension yesterday. Also, St. Louis isn't generally a major passing attack. Still, not having their perceived top corner isn't a good thing.

3.  K Kai Forbath is no longer a Redskin.  Despite making 87% of his kicks in parts of four seasons with Washington, the Redskins have decided to go in another direction, most likely because Forbath doesn't have the kind of leg strength that produces touchbacks.  The Redskins signed Dustin Hopkins to take over the kicking duties.  Hopkins was a rookie out of Florida State in 2013 and has never attempted a field goal in an NFL regular season game after failing to make it out of training camp with both the Buffalo Bills and New Orleans Saints.

4.  Duke Ihenacho will be out six to eight weeks after surgery to repair his fractured and dislocated left wrist.  Trenton Robinson, who came in for Ihenacho against the Dolphins, filled in nicely by recording eight tackles.  

5.  Frank Kearse is back. 

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So, yeah, just another light day at Redskins Park.


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