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Redskins wake-up call

The Redskins return to practice for another short turnaround before Thursday’s preseason game vs. Tampa Bay. Washington practices at 1 p.m. and there will be an open locker room session earlier in the day.

Three areas to monitor:

Robert Griffin III. There’s a reason I've used the word patience so often with him and have stated in many articles that it will take time. If you’re going to develop a guy you gave up a lot for only two years ago, you need to give him time. Drafting players is one thing, developing them is another. Coach Jay Gruden was intent on developing Griffin in the pocket this offseason. Griffin did not close the preseason with a good game, looking too indecisive with his throws. There’s no doubt he’ll be a popular guy for interviews Monday. How will he handle the questions? Griffin has said he needs to play better so it's not as if he's ducking accountability. That's not the case. But this is a good test for him.

Injuries. We should know more about tackle Morgan Moses on Monday and how much time he’ll miss after spraining his right MCL on Saturday night. Nobody seemed concerned that it was anything but mild after the game. Still, how much time will he miss? That impacts his ability to get more experience on the right side and show that he can be a No. 1 swing tackle. And that means other tackles have more of a shot to impress the coaches.

More cuts. The Redskins have until 4 p.m. Tuesday to trim their roster to 75 players. They already freed up 10 roster spots by waiving eight players and releasing veteran Rob Jackson (they also have tight end Mike Caussin on injured reserve). These cuts aren’t all that difficult to guess. Jackson was lumped in here to give him a little extra time to find another team.