NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 09: Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins celebrates a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during the season opener at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 9, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Redskins Vs. Saints: Robert Griffin III Named NFC Offensive Player Of The Week

The Washington Redskins began their 2012 campaign in New Orleans against the Saints with a huge victory and a lot of offense.

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Redskins Vs. Saints: Redskins Sign Long Snapper Justin Snow And Running Back Eric Kettani, According To Report

The Washington Redskins made a pair of roster moves Tuesday, as they signed former Navy fullback Eric Kettani and longsnapper Justin Snow, a person with knowledge of the situation told the Washington Post. Kettani will be added to the Redskins' practice squad, while Snow is expected to replace the injured Nick Sunberg, who broke his arm in Sunday's 40-32 victory over the New Orleans Saints.

For the past 12 seasons, Snow was a part of the Indianapolis Colts organization, which cut him in late August. Snow was one of a handful of longsnappers that worked out for the Redskins on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Kettani (5'11, 240 pounds) was a part of the New England Patriots practice squad last season, but was released at the end of training camp this year. Kettani, a fullback for the Midshipmen from 2006-08, was released from his active duty obligations in April, so he can pursue a full-time NFL career.

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Redskins Vs. Saints: Five Takeaways From A Stunning Victory

We examine the top five takeaways from the Washington Redskins' 40-32 upset of the New Orleans Saints this past Sunday. The top spot isn't surprising.

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Redskins Vs. Saints: Washington Pulls Off Stunner, 40-32

Robert Griffin III had a debut to remember with 320 passing yards and two touchdowns, and fellow rookie Alfred Morris rushed for 96 yards and a pair of scores to lead the Washington Redskins to a 40-32 win over the New Orleans Saints Sunday at the Superdome.

Drew Brees threw three touchdown passes, but also a key interception late in the game, and the Saints' defense was exposed repeatedly by the fleet-footed, strong-armed Griffin.

Washington (1-0) racked up 464 yards of total offense, reminding fans of Griffin's high-scoring offense at Baylor as he carried it over to the pros for at least one week.

Washington lost wide receiver Pierre Garcon to a foot injury in the first quarter after he caught an 88-yard touchdown, and later special teams player Jordan Bernstine was carted off the field with a right knee sprain. Devery Henderson left the game in the third quarter after taking a hard hit following a catch.

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Pierre Garcon Injures Right Foot, Questionable To Return

Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon left Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints with a right foot injury. His return is questionable as the game reached halftime.

Garcon caught four passes before leaving the game, including an 88-yard catch-and-run touchdown from rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III in the first quarter to give Washington a 10-7 lead. Garcon also caught three passes from Griffin on the Redskins' opening drive that resulted in a field goal.

Garcon was Griffin's target early, but left the game in the first quarter temporarily due to an injury before returning for long enough to catch his touchdown. He apparently injured the foot on the touchdown play.

Garcon was one of the Indianapolis Colts' top receivers the past three years before joining the Redskins. He had 70, 67 and 47 catches in 2011, 2010 and 2009 with Peyton Manningthrowing to him for two of those years. Garcon played in all 16 regular-season games for the Colts a year ago.

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VIDEO: Robert Griffin III's First Career Touchdown Pass Is A Beauty

The RGIII era got off to a flying start Sunday at the Superdome, as prized rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III from Baylor led the Washington Redskins to scores on their first two drives and gave Washington a 10-7 lead through one quarter at New Orleans against the Saints Sunday. It's the NFL opener for both teams.

Griffin hit Pierre Garcon over the middle for 16 yards, then Garcon ran another 72 after the catch for Griffin's first career NFL TD pass.

Griffin was also effective on his opening drive, guiding the Redskins to a field goal and a 3-0 lead on their first possession. Griffin built a rapport with Garcon early, hitting him for three completion before Garcon left the game in with an apparent back injury.

Garcon left the sideline for a time and then returned during the first quarter, and looked just fine on the touchdown.

Griffin was 6 of 6 on the opening drive. Drew Brees capped the Saints' first drive with a touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham and a 7-3 lead.

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Redskins Inactives: Rex Grossman Out Vs. Saints

Rex Grossman was ruled inactive for Sunday's Washington Redskins game against the New Orleans Saints and will serve as the team's emergency third quarterback.

This makes rookie Kirk Cousins the backup to Robert Griffin III, another rookie, for Washington in Week 1. It's a pressure situation for a pair of rookie quarterbacks right from the start of the regular season.

It doesn't appear that Grossman is injured, but he didn't play as much as Cousins in the preseason. Grossman lost his job to Griffin early in training camp despite starting 13 games last season for Washington.

Grossman threw two touchdowns in the team's third preseason game, but that didn't put him ahead of Cousins, who logged the most time of any Washington QB in preseason games.

Grossman, a nine-year NFL veteran, hasn't played in more than four games in a season since 2007, when he started seven of the eight games in which he appeared.

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Redskins Vs. Saints: Jonathan Vilma And Will Smith Have Bounty Suspensions Overturned

The New Orleans Saints players who were suspended over bounty allegations will be allowed to play in Sunday's season opener against the Redskins, according to Jim Trotter of Sports Illustrated. Trotter reported that "A 3-member appeals panel has overturned the player suspensions in the Saints bounty case, says a source."

There were four players suspended in connection to the Saints bounty case. All four -- Jonathan Vilma (full season), Anthony Hargrove (8 games), Will Smith (4 games) and Scott Fujita (3 games) -- will have their suspensions overturned and Vilma and Smith, the only two current Saints, will be eligible to play on Sunday against the Redskins.

However, according to Gabe Feldman, commissioner Roger Goodell now has jurisdiction to assess another punishment-- but he can only address the "intent to injure" part of the allegations. Feldman predicts that a settlement on these charges is likely.

Check this StoryStream for new developments.

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Redskins Vs. Saints Injury Report: Brian Orakpo, Kory Lichtensteiger Participate Fully In Wednesday's Practice

The Washington Redskins had LB Brian Orakpo participate fully in practice on Wednesday. Orakpo missed the Redskins final two preseason games with an injured pectoral muscle. Safety Brandon Meriweather did not practice and will miss two to four weeks after spraining his knee on Monday.

DT Chris Baker was limited in Wednesday's practice with an ankle injury. G Kory Lichtensteiger (knee) and CB Josh Wilson (abdomen) participated fully in practice.

The Redskins opponent this Sunday, the New Orleans Saints, were missing WR Marques Colston at practice on Wednesday, who sat out with a foot injury. CB Jabari Greer, LB David Hawthorne, and LB Curtis Lofton were limited. Saints WR Adrian Arrington was able to fully participate in practice.

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Brandon Meriweather Injury: Redskins Safety To Miss 2 To 4 Weeks With Sprained Left Knee

Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather will miss two to four weeks after injuring his left knee in practice.

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