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Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon can’t play in the CFL during NFL suspension

42 min 15 sec ago

It looks like Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon won’t be heading north while serving his one-year NFL suspension. Per ESPN:

Sources told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen earlier Thursday that Gordon would explore the possibility of playing in the CFL for the remainder of its season, but an NFL source told ESPN’s Pat McManamon that provisions in his Browns contract would prevent him from doing so. Read full article >>






Categories: DC Sports News, Redskins

DC Sports Bog: Where are Robert Griffin III and other Redskins being picked in fantasy football drafts?

52 min 23 sec ago

I participated in two fantasy football drafts earlier this week and was intrigued — at least as much as anyone can be intrigued by a fantasy football draft — to see where Robert Griffin III would be picked given his struggles this preseason. Also: Would anyone take a flier on Kirk Cousins in the late rounds?

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DC Sports Bog: D.C. Council Member Jack Evans says Redskins name shouldn’t be roadblock to a Washington stadium

1 hour 5 min ago

As soon as Dan Snyder told Comcast SportsNet that he is already in the process of designing a new stadium with hints of ol’ RFK, fans and media members started speculating about the actual RFK Stadium site as a potential home. And as soon as fans and media members started doing that, they ran into the question of whether the team’s name would be an impediment to a return to Washington.

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A look at Robert Griffin III’s over/unders for the season

1 hour 9 min ago

Robert Griffin III has some new weapons on offense and a new head coach, and he’s recovered from the knee injury that plagued him for much of last season, so the expectations coming into the season are high.

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Redskins Blog: What to watch for: Jones and Reid preview Redskins vs. Bucs

2 hours 47 min ago

From outside the practice bubble in Ashburn, Mike Jones and Jason Reid give a brief overview of what to watch for when the Redskins play in Tampa Bay tonight, and the areas that have impressed them this preseason.

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DC Sports Bog: Chris Cooley says RGIII looked ‘afraid to fail’ in last preseason game

3 hours 1 min ago

Here’s another entry into the almanac of Robert Griffin III preseason analysis. It comes from Chris Cooley, the ESPN 980 host, Redskins Radio analyst and former RGIII teammate.

In general, Cooley pronounced himself not concerned about Griffin’s showing in his last, shakiest preseason game, against the Ravens.

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Johnny Manziel becomes ‘Johnny JamBoogie’ in new Snickers commercial

3 hours 24 min ago

Cleveland Browns backup quarterback Johnny Manziel has racked up a few nicknames this summer. He once was known solely as Johnny Football, but a high-profile trip to Sin City earned him the moniker Johnny Vegas, a controversial flick of his middle digit made him Johnny Finger and his relegation to second string rendered him Johnny Clipboard. Now, a new Snickers ad just bestowed on him the best nickname of them all: “Johnny JamBoogie.”

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DC Sports Bog: Ron Jaworski says RGIII’s mechanics have regressed in a ‘fundamental way’

3 hours 39 min ago

The search for Robert Griffin III’s doubters turned up two positive matches this week: Ron Jaworski and Colin Cowherd. The ESPN analyst and ESPN Radio braying mechanical hyena discussed Washington’s third-year quarterback on Wednesday, and both agreed that all is not well.

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DC Sports Bog: Turns out FedEx Field is already starting to resemble RFK Stadium

3 hours 57 min ago

With this week’s news that Daniel Snyder wants his next football stadium to resemble retro RFK, Reader Paul sent along a couple of photos taken this month in Section 405 at FedEx Field.

Turns out the current stadium is already starting to resemble FedEx Field! Super retro!

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Redskins Blog: Gruden: Redskins can’t go wrong with either kicker

4 hours 21 min ago

The Washington Redskins know their starters at every position on offense and defense, and at most special teams positions as well.

One of the most important on special teams, place kicker, remains up for grabs, however, and coach Jay Gruden says that it all comes down to Thursday night’s final preseason game. Gruden said selecting the winner of this competition will prove difficult, and that there may not be a wrong choice.

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10 reasons to discount the Chicago Bears’ offense this season

5 hours 55 min ago

From 1941 to 1943, the Chicago Bears had the best offensive team in the NFL in terms of yardage and scoring. Behind Sid Luckman’s 1,000-yard passing seasons — which appear overwhelmingly trivial today when Peyton Manning throws for more than 5,400 yards — the Bears won two championships in three seasons.

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Logan Mankins trade has major implications for both Patriots, Buccaneers

7 hours 16 min ago

This week’s trade of six-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins from the New England Patriots to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could have a significant impact on both teams and, potentially, on the playoff race in each conference.

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Redskins Blog: Meriweather’s suspension could shuffle Redskins’ defensive backfield

8 hours 15 min ago

Given the two-game suspension of strong safety Brandon Meriweather, second-year player Baccari Rambo is expected to get plenty of work in Thursday’s preseason finale against Tampa Bay.

Rambo is Coach Jon Gruden’s first option to fill in for Meriweather for the two regular-season games he’ll miss, the Sept. 7 season-opener at Houston and Sept. 14 at FedEx Field, assuming the suspension isn’t overturned or reduced.

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Redskins preseason: Five things we have learned

9 hours 16 min ago

This preseason, Washington’s defense and special teams appear drastically improved from last year. But the starting offense — the occasional bright spot in that 3-13 season — hasn’t scored a touchdown in three games. Maybe new coach Jay Gruden has been concealing his real offense during the exhibitions, but failures in protection, passing reads and decision-making can’t be pinned on game plans. With the preseason finale against Tampa Bay on Thursday night (7:30 p.m., NBC), here are five things we have learned so far.

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‘Madden’ features incredibly realistic ‘Manning Face’

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:58pm

EA Sports’ “Madden NFL” series does nothing but get more realistic with each passing incarnation, but “Madden NFL 15″ has taken things to a whole new level. Now players can get to experience all the wonders of “Manning Face” in the video game.

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DC Sports Bog: Daniel Snyder: Redskins have begun planning for their new stadium (updated)

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:53pm

The Washington Redskins’ lease at FedEx Field doesn’t expire for more than a decade, but owner Dan Snyder said that the team has already started meeting with architectural firms about designing the team’s new home. And Snyder said the next stadium will have a retro feel that calls to mind the District’s once-beloved RFK Stadium, welcome news for fans who have never warmed to the suburban and flavor-less FedEx Field.

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U.S. soccer parents file class-action lawsuit against FIFA in effort to change concussion protocols

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:46pm

Parents of soccer players in the United States have filed a class-action lawsuit against FIFA and a handful of other soccer authorities over their concussion policies in U.S. District Court in California, the New York Times reports.

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Jeff Fisher angry over ESPN report on Michael Sam’s shower habits

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:46pm

St. Louis Rams Coach Jeff Fisher said he is “extremely disappointed” in an ESPN report Tuesday about the showering habits of Michael Sam, the first openly gay player in the NFL.

ESPN apologized Wednesday morning, but Fisher was still angered by Josina Anderson’s coverage from St. Louis on the first of two days of NFL roster cuts.

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Josh Gordon’s upheld suspension, Johnny Manziel’s erratic preseason leave Browns with an uncertain future

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:45pm

So much for any optimism about the Cleveland Browns.

Wednesday’s announcement that wide receiver Josh Gordon’s appeal of his season-long suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy had been rejected is a serious, perhaps fatal blow to any aspirations that the Browns had for creeping closer to respectability this season. Furthermore, it could have lasting implications for the future of the woebegone franchise.

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Redskins Blog: Redskins vs. Bucs: Five story lines to monitor in Thursday’s preseason finale

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:55pm

The Washington Redskins on Thursday play their final game of the preseason, and for many players, it’s crunch time. Team officials and coaches will use Thursday’s performances to help solidify their opinions of players in advance of the final roster cuts that will take place Friday and Saturday.

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