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Redskins TE Jordan Reed in Concussion Protocol

Redskins tight end Jordan Reed has been placed in the league’s concussion protocol according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

Reed suffered the injury on a colossal hit from Falcons safety Keanu Neal in Thursday’s exhibition game. This is the 29-year-old Reed’s seventh reported concussion.

With two weeks to go until Week 1, the oft-injured tight end should be considered questionable bordering on doubtful for Washington’s season opener at Philadelphia. His absence would leave the Redskins extremely thin on receiving weapons. Vernon Davis is next up on the tight end depth chart for the Redskins.

Schefter: Case Keenum on Track to Start at QB in Week One for the Redskins

Adam Schefter of ESPN says that from the looks of things, the Redskins are leaning towards starting offseason pickup Case Keenum over Dwayne Haskins as the starter for week one.

Redskins backup quarterback Colt McCoy isn’t expected to be ready for several weeks due to complications in his recovery from a broken leg.

Haskins will likely need a strong performance in the third preseason game to receive the start in Week 1. The Redskins will inevitably have to go with Haskins at some point in 2019, however, as Keenum projects as nothing more than a veteran bridge QB while Haskins is the future of the franchise.

Sporting News Picks the NFL 2019 Division Winners – Where Do the Redskins Land?

It’s that time of the year when national pundits start to look ahead and pick records for teams around the league, as well as pick the winners of the divisions.

Sporting News is out with their 2019 predictions, and they have their picks in for the NFC East.

The longtime company picks the Cowboys to take not only the division, but make it all the way to the Super Bowl before losing to the Chiefs. The company says the Cowboys will take the East with a mark of 12-4.

Coming in second they have the Eagles with a mark of 11-5, one game back of the Cowboys.

The Giants and Redskins come in third and last in the NFC East each with a record of 4-12.

Here’s the complete rundown of who Sporting News likes along with the Super Bowl teams.

Report Says OT Trent Williams is ‘Not Coming Back’ to the Redskins

“A source” told JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington that disgruntled Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams is “not coming back. Period.”

According to Finlay, Williams is willing to stretch his holdout into the regular season and sit out 2019 rather than play for the Redskins again.

Williams is reportedly upset about his contract and has lost faith in the front office and medical staff. With Williams seemingly serious about seeing this holdout to the end, Washington could be forced to trade him over the next couple weeks despite their repeated denials.

Redskins First Team to Offer a Gambling-Focused Telecast in the Preseason

If you are into sports gambling, the Redskins first preseason telecast is something you will not want to miss.

The Associated Press reports that the Skins will be the first team in the league to have a gambling-focused telecast of their games, which will include cash prizes to viewers who correctly predict in-game outcomes during the preseason.

The telecasts on the regional cable network NBC Sports Washington will follow a formula established by the Redskins’ NBA neighbors, the Washington Wizards. The Wizards, however, offered the free-to-play contests during the regular season, while the Redskins will have them only during the four preseason games, when NBC Sports Washington has TV rights.

The network will continue to offer a traditional telecast on its main channel, while the gambling-focused telecast will air simultaneously on its secondary channel, NBC Sports Washington Plus. The Wizards offered the alternate telecast on eight games this season, and they saw increased ratings and fan engagement, said Damon Phillips, the network’s general manager.

Starting the interactive telecasts now allows the network to be ready when legal online or mobile sports betting becomes available in its viewing area, Phillips said. The network in theory could accept real-time wagers on proposition bets offered during the telecast if it partnered with a sportsbook.

“Down the road there are a number of possibilities,” Phillips said. “Who knows where the different regulatory entities are going to end up on sports betting, and we just want to make sure we’re ready to be able to respond to it.”

For now, the games are free to play and the network will give away $1,000 in cash to one winner per quarter of each game.

“We think this is the way of the future. There’s going to be a gamification of television broadcasts, and this is one of the first examples of it,” Phillips said.

Are the Redskins Looking at Trade Options with Tackle Trent Williams?

The Redskins are having trade discussions regarding tackle Trent Williams, Jeff Howe of the Athletic reports citing to a source.

Williams has stated he will not play again for the Redskins

It is unclear what type of compensation they’d require in a trade. There’s a feeling around the league the Patriots would be involved due to depth issues at the position.

Redskins Release Veteran Linebacker Mason Foster

The Redskins are quickly making roster moves, as today the team is releasing veteran linebacker Mason Foster.

Foster, who is 30 years old, joined the Skins back in 2015, and has been with the team the last four seasons.

In those four years he recorded 131 combined tackles, one sack and forced two fumbles last season. He has 318 combined tackles, 2.5 sacks and four forced fumbles.

Foster was a third-round pick with Tampa Bay in 2011.

Redskins LT Trent Williams Set to Stay Away From Training Camp

Redskins’ left tackle Trent Williams skipped minicamp in June and is poised to hold out from training camp, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.

NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo and NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday on Inside Training Camp Live that the expectation at this point is that Williams will not report with teammates to training camp on Wednesday, per multiple sources informed of the situation.

The issues with Williams goes back to a health scare suffered earlier this spring. Williams had a growth on his head that doctors had to remove. Coach Jay Gruden indicated when the left tackle skipped mandatory minicamp that Williams was upset that the team physicians didn’t catch the growth sooner.

Rapoport also reported last month that in light of everything, Williams would also like his contract reworked.

At this stage, the issues appear to be a little bit of all of the above. Garafolo noted that Williams’ plans appear open-ended and it could take a while before the left tackle reports to the Redskins.