New Redskins CB Josh Norman Takes Shots at NFL Commish Roger Goodell in Interview

Josh Norman

It’s never good to get on the bad side of the guy that runs the league you play in, but for new Redskins corner back Josh Norman, he doesn’t seem to concerned about taking a rather harsh shot at NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Goodell, who has been looked at times like a power-hunger commish, took serious heat from Norman in a ESPN The Magazine cover story with Kevin Van Valkenburg.

Here’s a quick part of the story in which Norman, who is a very interesting player with a very outspoken opinion, says that Goodell is flat out ‘horrible.’

“Spend any time around Norman and it’s easy to understand how he became one of the NFL’s most interesting, and polarizing, players. Riding in an Uber past the Eiffel Tower and during hours of idle conversation over the next two days, he offers thoughts on everything and everyone, including NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (“Horrible. He’s straight horrible.”), the league’s crackdown on big hits (“What happened to us? Society is so soft.”) and Washington’s nickname (“Redskins is not offensive to me. I’m part Native American on both my mom’s and my dad’s side. It’s kind of a funny thing, though. A redskin playing for the Redskins.”).

“I get that scrutiny everywhere I go,” he said. “All eyes [are] magnified times 10 now. So everything I do, everything I say, pretty much everything when I line up on the field, everything is always scrutinized. … [I can’t] really worry about what other people say because they’re always going to have their opinions. The only thing that matters is mine.”

Norman is going to be a big part of the Redskins this season, as he was basically a gift on the free agent market from the NFC Champion Carolina Panthers, when they didn’t make him happy and eventually took the franchise tag off of him, making him free to ink wherever he wanted.

He did just that, bringing his talents as well as outspoken attitude to the Nation’s Capital this season. Do yourself a favor and find some cheap redskins tickets this season and get out and see Norman. You won’t regret it.

Redskins WR Josh Doctson May Miss ‘Another Week or Two’ With Achilles Injury

Josh Doctson

Redskins wide receiver Josh Doctson (Achilles’) will be sidelined for “at least another week or two,” ESPN reporter John Keim reports.

Doctson injured his Achilles in an organized team activity session on May 25 and was placed on the physically unable to perform list before training camp.

The Redskins had said two weeks ago that they had hoped Doctson would return within one to two weeks. Since then, he’s been limited to mostly catching passes, which is why the new timetable comes as no surprise. Once his foot is healthy, Doctson would then have to work himself into playing shape.

Last week, Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan told SiriusXM NFL Radio the injury is “not going to be a long-term thing.”

Redskins Running Back Chris Thompson Looking for a Bigger Role in the Offense in 2016

Chris Thompson

With Alfred Morris wearing a Cowboys jersey after this past offseason, there’s a chance in the Washington backfield for a couple of players to shine and get plenty of playing time.

One such player is back Chris Thompson, who had a number of major injuries at Florida State, suffered a torn labrum and left shoulder injury as a rookie, and spent most of his second season on the practice squad.

Now it could be Thompson’s time, as last season he appeared in 14 games, catching 35 passes for 240 yards, and rushing for 216 yards on the ground.

With Morris in another, uniform, Thompson may get that playing time he’s been looking for.

“Every guy always dreams of being a starter, but for me, since I’ve been here, I’ve understood what my role is,” Thompson said. “Even though I’m labeled as a third-down back, my role can continue to expand. I could possibly be that No. 2 to Matt. If he gets tired, I can be the one that’s spelling him here and there.”

Thompson wants to be a better route runner. He changed his diet to stay healthy – no more Hershey’s cookies and cream unfortunately – and tried to get stronger after rehabbing his shoulder to help in pass protection. He hopes to become a better third-down back, but knows if no one else is brought in there are carries to be had. He wants to be ready.

Thompson is now the “old” man in the room at age 25. He joked about how the younger backs in camp come to him for questions instead of running backs coach Randy Jordan. Jones is in his second year, running back Mack Brown was on the practice squad all last season and the three other backs in camp are rookies.

“I think Chris Thompson is really the veteran of that room,” Gruden said. “High-class, high-character type of runner. Very dependable, accountable, and he’s everything you want. We just have got to keep him healthy, obviously.”

Don’t lose sight of Thompson, a player with plenty to prove this season for the Redskins, and a player that is finally looking to put past injuries behind him.

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Breaking Down the First Three Games of the Redskins 2016 Season

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The Redskins are coming off a NFC East title, and while many still seem to think it was a one-year wonder, there’s plenty of reason that the Redskins can repeat and make an even longer playoff run in 2016.

Today we take a look at part of the early Redskins schedule, and examine their first three games, three games that could early on mean a whole lot for this team that is going to try and make an even more serious run at the NFC Title in 2016.

Week One – Monday 9/12 vs Pittsburgh

No doubt nerves will run high in the Redskins opener on Monday Night Football in week one against the high-powered Pittsburgh Steelers. Last season the Steelers nearly beat the Super Bowl Champion Broncos in Denver in the AFC Divisional Playoff game with two backup running backs and without Antonio Brown. They have an offense that can score 40 at anytime, and the Redskins defense better put pressure on Ben Roethlisberger or it could be a long night to start the season.

Week Two – Sunday 9/18 vs Dallas

Six days after they open against the Steelers the Redskins welcome in their rivals in the Dallas Cowboys. Last season they fell to Dallas at home 19-16 in a wild game on December 7th that saw the teams combine for 23 fourth quarter points. This is usually a game that comes down to whatever team makes the less mistakes, and the Redskins have to find a way to produce a couple of big plays and possibly score a TD on defense or special teams to top their rival.

Week Three – Sunday 9/25 at NY Giants

Another key NFC East battle to end the first three games of the 2016 season will see the Redskins play on the road for the first time as they head to New York to play the Giants. Eli Manning and the Giants are always a handful, and the defense has to find a way to keep Manning in check and even more so force a turnover or two in this game. The Redskins run game has to be able to produce, and they can’t allow the Giants to build a lead in a game that usually comes down to the last few minutes.

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Redskins Fans: Bud Light Has Created A Can Just For You

Bud Light Redskins Can

With the football season set to kick off in only a few weeks, Bud Light – the Official Beer of the NFL – is once again helping devout fans showcase their team pride by introducing all-new custom cans for its 27 NFL team partners, including ones for the Redskins!

The cans – which are available now through the 2016-17 NFL season – are draped in Redskins colors, feature its logo and will be brought to life through localized, signature sayings that every team’s fan will recognize and embrace.

The distinct packaging is part of Bud Light’s “Beer With Your Team On It” campaign, which will celebrate NFL fandom and passion for Bud Light throughout the season.

What do you think of the Bud Light Redskins can?

Redskins Announce the Release of Safety Kyshoen Jarrett

Kyshoen Jarrett

The Redskins Monday announced they have released Kyshoen Jarrett after the safety failed his physical before training camp.

Jarrett sustained nerve damage to a shoulder in the regular-season finale against Dallas. He didn’t participate in any offseason activities. Coach Jay Gruden said in May that the 23-year-old player was seeing a specialist in Denver.

Jarrett, a Virginia Tech product, appeared in all 16 regular-season games in his rookie year and started six. He had 58 tackles, which includes his time on special teams.

Jarrett’s release leaves 88 players on the roster. The Redskins open camp Thursday in Richmond, Virginia.

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Redskins Work Out QB Jimmy Clausen

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Jimmy Clausen is back on the NFL radar, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the Redskins worked out Clausen, per a source.

Clausen started three games in 2015, one with the Chicago Bears and two with the Baltimore Ravens. He owns a 54 percent completion rate for his career with seven touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He had an awful performance in Chicago’s September loss to the Seahawks last season, completing nine of 17 passes for 63 yards in a 26-0 loss.

The 28-year-old signal caller hasn’t been considered a viable starter since his wayward rookie season with the Carolina Panthers in 2010. Still, he could find work as a competent backup that can run an offense in a pinch.

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Redskins to Place the Franchise Tag on QB Kirk Cousins

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It sounds like the Redskins will have their quarterback in place after all, as the team is going to franchise QB Kirk Cousins in advance to today’s deadline, this according to Grant Paulsen of 106.7 The Fan.

Talks between Cousins and the Skins broke down recently, but that’s not going to stop the team from making sure they don’t lose the quarterback.

Last season was a breakout one for Cousins, as Washington went 9-7, and the QB threw for 4,166 yards with an impressive 29 touchdowns and just 11 picks.

The non-exclusive franchise tag for quarterbacks is worth $19.953MM.