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NFL says Roger Goodell will not recuse himself from Tom Brady’s appeal panel

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 5:39pm
The NFL has refused a request made by the NFL Players’ Association that Commissioner Roger Goodell recuse himself from Tom Brady’s DeflateGate appeal. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports first broke the news on Twitter late Friday afternoon.Read full article >>







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DC Sports Bog: Former Redskins coach Mike Shanahan says injuries aren’t to blame for RGIII’s regression

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 2:07pm
Three months after his revealing, hour-plus-long appearance on ESPN 980, former Redskins coach Mike Shanahan was back on local radio Friday. Shanahan discussed all manner of things from his four seasons in Washington during a 30-minute interview with 106.7 The Fan’s Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier, including his relationship with Redskins owner Daniel Snyder and Robert Griffin III’s development.Read full article >>







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Michael Sam signs with the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:22am
Michael Sam will play football next season, but not in the NFL. On Friday, he signed a a two-year deal with the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes. The team made the announcement on its Web site.Read full article >>







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DC Sports Bog: Are the Redskins a candidate to be featured on ‘Hard Knocks’?

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:30am
The Cleveland Browns were considered the front-runners to be featured on “Hard Knocks,” HBO’s training camp documentary this summer, but told the league they would prefer to not be featured on the show, citing concerns over Johnny Manziel’s return from a rehab treatment facility.Read full article >>







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Redskins Blog: Rookie WR Jamison Crowder eager to learn, contribute

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:12am
Standing just 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing 185 pounds, Jamison Crowder might seem easy to overlook on a football field. But because of his impressive speed, crisp route-running ability, strong hands and intelligence, Crowder found a way to stand out during a four-year career at Duke.Read full article >>







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Jenkins: In trying to restore his authority through DeflateGate, Roger Goodell undermined his credibility

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:11pm
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell predetermined guilt in DeflateGate; that’s clear now. He has smeared Tom Brady and the New England Patriots without proper evidence or a competent investigation and turned an unimportant misdemeanor into a damaging scandal as part of a personal power play to shore up his flagging authority. In other cases, he just looked inept. In this one, he looks devious.Read full article >>







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Darrelle Revis: Patriots ‘have a history of doing stuff’

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 8:12pm
Darrelle Revis won a Super Bowl with the Patriots in February, but then he returned to the Jets on a big-money deal. From the comments the cornerback made Wednesday, you would never know that he just spent a season on the other side of the heated rivalry.Read full article >>







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Who are D.C.’s 10 most popular athletes?

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:49pm
On Wednesday, Post Sports tried to figure out who is the most popular current athlete in D.C.Using a point system (five points for a first-place vote to one point for a fifth-place vote), here’s the Post Sports consensus top-five list. Contributors included Scott Allen (D.C. Sports Bog), Matt Bonesteel (Early Lead), Neil Greenberg (Fancy Stats), Missy Khamvongsa (sports multiplatform editor), Sarah Larimer (staff writer), Marissa Payne (Early Lead), Kelyn Soong (sports news aide), Dan Steinberg (sports columnist), Alexa Steele (assignment editor) and Clinton Yates (D.C. Sports Bog).Read full article >>







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Former players’ lawsuit alleges NFL teams pressured them to take painkillers to play

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:15pm
More than 200 former players allege the NFL’s 32 teams conspired to keep them playing through injuries by pressuring them to take painkillers illegally administered by team physicians without proper prescriptions and with minimal, if any, explanation of risks, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in Maryland.Read full article >>







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DC Sports Bog: Robert Griffin III debuts new daughter on Twitter, along with her own hashtag

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 5:33pm
Robert Griffin III and wife Rebecca Liddicoat welcomed their first child, a daughter, into the world on Thursday and the quarterback celebrated in true RGIII fashion — he tweeted about it because that is just his way.Read full article >>







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DC Sports Bog: Brandon Scherff receives high praise from The Hogs

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 5:31pm
Less than an hour after being selected by the Redskins with the fifth pick in this year’s NFL draft, new right tackle Brandon Scherff was asked about The Hogs, Washington’s famed offensive line unit that dominated in the 1980s and ’90s.Read full article >>







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DC Sports Bog: ESPN’s Uni Watch rankings are out and the news isn’t good for the Redskins

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 1:42pm
ESPN’s Uni Watch blog has released its annual power rankings for the NFL and the Pittsburgh Steelers top the list. Paul Lukas is a bit of traditionalist in some regards, putting Baltimore and Washington way down toward the bottom at 23rd and 24th respectively.Read full article >>







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Russell Wilson and ‘Entourage’ cast run drills at Seahawks’ training facility

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 1:01pm
By now, Seattle Seahawks fans have heard Russell Wilson tried his hand at acting in the upcoming film “Entourage,” based on the famous HBO television show of the same year. But in case you still think of him solely as a Super Bowl winning quarterback and missed it, here’s a preview of his scene in the film that comes out June 3.Read full article >>







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Broncos’ Antonio Smith under investigation for child abuse

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:35am
Denver Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith is under investigation for child abuse, according to a TMZ report.John Healey, the district attorney in Fort Bend, Texas, confirmed to TMZ that there is a case, but no charges have been filed. Allegations, he said, are from “multiple incidents dating back to 2010.”Read full article >>







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Raiders owner Mark Davis won’t considering moving into 49ers’ stadium

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:11am
If the Oakland Raiders truly want to stay in the Bay Area, why not just ask the San Francisco 49ers if they’d be willing to share their brand-new Levi’s Stadium? The Raiders would save on relocations costs and wouldn’t have to build anything, while the 49ers would get a nice rent check every month. Sounds like a win-win, no?Read full article >>







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Redskins Blog: Redskins rookie Preston Smith is eager to build on strong first impression

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:11am
Saturday’s afternoon practice session of the Washington Redskins‘ rookie minicamp had concluded, and upon learning from coach Jay Gruden during the team huddle that he had canceled Sunday’s on-field session as a reward for their hard work, many of the 65 players cheered and jogged to the locker room with smiles on their faces.Read full article >>







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Domestic violence case against Ray Rice dismissed (updated)

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 10:05am
The domestic violence charge against back Ray Rice was dismissed Thursday by an Atlantic City judge, who determined that the former Baltimore Ravens running back had completed the requisite pretrial intervention program.Read full article >>







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Redskins Blog: Differences between the zone and power running schemes

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 9:30am
Getting bigger, stronger and more physical has been the theme of the Redskins’ offseason. General manager Scot McCloughan has emphasized being tougher, particularly in the trenches. On the offensive side of the ball, that means the end of the Mike Shanahan era of offensive linemen. Shanahan built a line full of smaller, more agile players to run the zone-blocking scheme. Jay Gruden wanted to bring more power and gap running plays to the Redskins, but didn’t necessarily have the personnel to do it last year.Read full article >>







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Redskins Blog: Ryan Kerrigan voted as 78th-best player in the NFL

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 8:05am
The NFL’s players rated Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan as No. 78 on NFL Network’s “top 100 players of 2015,” which was revealed Wednesday night. The network conducts an annual player vote, and then airs the countdown in 10-player installments. Last night’s broadcast revealed the countdown of players Nos. 80 to 71. It marked the first time that Kerrigan has made the top 100 list. He also is the first Redskins player to be revealed on the list. Read full article >>







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Check out the massive bruise that J.J. Watt suffered against the Bills

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:34am
It was only Wednesday, but J.J. Watt decided to give us a Throwback photo anyway. The Texans superstar took us all the way back to last September, after a game against Buffalo — and it wasn’t pretty.Throwback to when this happened in the 1st half of the Bills game… pic.twitter.com/2JspelyjnwRead full article >>







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