CHICAGO (CBSDC) — The Washington Redskins fell 33-31 to the Chicago Bears in their second preseason game after a miraculous fourth quarter come back led by Kirk Cousins that comes up just short.
The big news though are injuries to Brian Orakpo and Brandon Meriweather, both of whom were shaken up in the first quarter.
Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan says both will undergo an MRI on Sunday, adding Orakpo hurt the same left pectoral muscle that he partially tore last season. One player who didn’t play was London Fletcher who Shanahan would only say “he’s not feeling right.”
Kedric Golston also didn’t play due to what was categorized as a bad elbow.
The Bears came out strong while taking a 17-0 lead and Robert Griffin III got sacked three times, including losing a fumble.
“Didn’t see the guy coming,” Griffin III said of the turnover. “I should be more secure with the ball in that situation.”
Shanahan added the rookie starter “will get better and better” and that the way he handled adversity was “the sign of a good quarterback.”
“We never really got into a rhythm,” Griffin III said on his game. He also said the reserves showed heart with their comeback in the second half to take a brief lead.