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Redskins and Right Guard Brandon Scherff Still Not Close on an Extension

Besides the quarterback competition between Case Keenum and rookie Dwayne Haskins, one of the biggest storylines from Redskins training camp will be whether the team and Pro Bowl right guard Brandon Scherff can agree on a contract extension before the start of the 2019 season, Ethan Cadeaux of NBC Sports Washington reports.

On Monday, a report came out from 106.7 The Fan’s Erin Hawksworth that Scherff has been offered multiple contract extensions from the Redskins, but “the two sides are far apart.”

Scherff is entering the 2019 season on the last year of his rookie deal and set to be an unrestricted free agent at season’s end.

The fifth-year guard will make a base salary of $12.5 million in 2019 after the Redskins picked up his fifth-year option a year ago as part of his rookie deal.

Should Scherff hit the open market, he will be a hot commodity.

He may not receive a contract as big as Cowboys’ guard Zack Martin did, but expect him to command close to top-market money.

Check Out the Madden 20 Rankings for All the Redskins Players

Monday was a day that many gaming fans wait for each year, the day that the most popular sports series of all-time puts out their player rankings.

That game of course is Madden football, and this year Madden 20 is once again going to be a game played by millions who are into the NFL and video games.

One aspect of the game is player rankings, and the top Redskins player is left tackle Trent Williams, who is high with a rank of 95.

Second for the Skins is tight end Jordan Reed, who has a ranking of 88.

Check out all the Redskins Rankings by clicking HERE.

Redskins RB Derrius Guice Injured His Hamstring a Few Weeks Ago

Second-year Redskins running back Derrius Guice suffered a hamstring injury “a few weeks ago” and is questionable for the beginning of training camp according to Erin Hawksworth of 106.7 The Fan.

The severity of the injury is not known but any injury is bad news for a player who missed his entire rookie season after tearing his ACL last summer.

Guice has had to endure severe surgeries due to complications and has been behind on his rehab as a result. The Redskins had hoped he would finally be ready for training camp but that goal is now in jeopardy.

The 2018 second-round pick out of LSU has tremendous upside but has had a difficult start to his NFL career.

Redskins CB Josh Norman Runs with the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain

Redskins cornerback Josh Norman fulfilled a lifelong dream by running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain this week according to Raymond Mora of the New York Daily News.

And Norman wasn’t content to merely run with the bulls. According to Deadspin.com, there is a video of Norman actually leaping over a bull instead of just running away from it. “I had to face the bull straight on,” Norman said on his Instagram story after the fact. “It was fun. It was worth it. It was really worth it.”

Norman has been talking about his desire to participate in the annual ritual since his days with the Carolina Panthers and he appears to have emerged from the experience unscathed.

We cannot imagine that his employers with the Redskins were thrilled with the stunt, however, and there is no indication the veteran corner asked for or received permission beforehand.

Had he hurt himself, the team could have placed him on the non-injury football list and withheld his $11 million 2019 salary.

We’re guessing team officials will have a discussion with Norman about the entire incident either before or when he arrives at training camp.

Three Questions About the Redskins as Training Camp Gets Closer

Redskins head coach Jay Gruden has the task of trying to get this team to back to the top of the NFC East, this after a 7-9 season in 2018.

The team had an awful season on offense, and the defense was about the middle of the pack. The Skins are not expected to have a big season, but if you use BetAmerica promotions you can place some money on them before the season gets rolling.

The quarterback season is a huge question, as well as if Adrian Peterson has enough to again go over 1000 yards at 33 years old.

Today we take a look at three questions about this team as camp closes in at the end of the month.

1. Who Starter Under Center?

Yes the team put a ton of stock in picking up Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins with their first-round pick, but also have veterans Case Keenum, Colt McCoy looking for playing time.

Camp will go a long way in trying to figure out who is going to be slinging the ball come opening day for this team against the Eagles, and many think that Haskins should get the first crack at quarterback.

If Haskins isn’t the starter there will be a level of disappointment among those that put so much into drafting him.

2. How Does the Left Guard Spot Line Up?

The team will have an open competition for the starting job at left guard once camp kicks off.

Former first-round pick Ereck Flowers was signed in free agency to see whether he can bounce back after a tough start to his NFL career, making the move from tackle to guard.

Also in the mix to start at guard will be fourth-round pick Wes Martin (Indiana) and fifth-rounder Ross Pierschbacher (Alabama)

The team resigned Tony Bergstrom as well, though many think that he will be on the outside looking in to be a starter.

“We’re hoping that athletically, the skill set that Ereck has, he can do that,” Gruden said. “But Ereck is also a good tackle. So we have some options there. We’ll look at all of them.”

3. Can Anyone Step Up at Receiver?

Last season the leading receiver for the Redskins was tight end Jordan Reed, who caught 54 passes for 558 yards with two scores.

There’s a level of excitement as the team drafted Terry McLaurin in the third round out of Ohio State, and he could be a starter come opening day.

With Jamison Crowder gone to the New York Jets, the team will need catchers to make plays downfield for whoever is throwing the football.

Look for Josh Doctson and Paul Richardson Jr. to have chances to keep the starting jobs to begin the season, but it looks like there will be plenty of changes as the season moves on.

Redskins RB Adrian Peterson Forced to Pay $2.4 Million on a Loan

A Maryland judge has ordered Redskins running back Adrian Peterson to pay about $2.4 million after he defaulted on a loan from a Montgomery County lending service, Holden Wilen of the Baltimore Business Journal reports.

Bethesda-based Democracy Capital Corp. sued Peterson and his business, Adrian Peterson All Day Inc., in Howard County Circuit Court on June 6 claiming the former NFL Most Valuable Player failed to pay the balance of a $4 million loan his business took out in April 2016. The loan, which carried a 15 percent interest rate, was taken out prior to the start of Peterson’s final season with the Minnesota Vikings.

Peterson and his business failed to make the first $200,000 payment on the loan due in July 2017 and the interest rate for the loan rose to 23 percent, according to court documents. They also did not pay back the loan in full when it reached maturity on Feb. 15, 2018, the documents show.

Democracy Capital received $1.65 million in July 2018 from the sale of various properties in Rhode Island that were promised as guarantees for the loan, according to court records. The lender received one additional payment of $50,000 on New Year’s Eve.

Including attorneys’ fees, interest and other costs, Peterson owes $2.4 million, according to a June 12 order signed by Judge Richard S. Bernhardt.

Democracy Capital was founded in 2016 by former American Bank executives James Plack and J.R. Schuble. The lending service aims to loan to people turned down by traditional banks because of their need for quick funding, the type of loan desired or the unique nature of their collateral, the Washington Business Journal, a sister publication, reported at the time.

Stephen A. Metz, an attorney at Offit Kurman representing Democracy Capital, declined to comment.

Will Daniel Snyder Be the Final Decision Maker on Who Plays QB for the Redskins?

The Redskins organization may have a disagreement on their hands as to who the starting quarterback will be for 2019 and owner Daniel Snyder may have the final say in the matter according to Dianna Russini of ESPN.

This is not the Redskins first disagreement on the team’s direction this offseason. Russini had previously reportedly that there was major disagreement on draft night as to who to select at No.15-overall, with the “football guys” wanting to select a defensive player while Snyder and team president Bruce Allen wanted quarterback Dwayne Haskins of Ohio State. Snyder and Allen prevailed in that decision but the coaches ended up also getting what they wanted when Mississippi State defensive end Montez Sweat started falling down draft boards and the Redskins were able to trade back into the first round to grab him.

The same kind of divide is brewing about the starting QB. The Redskins have the quarterback battle to watch this offseason, a three-way battle between veterans Case Keenum, Colt McCoy and the rookie Haskins. Even if Haskins is more talented, Keenum has made 54 starts during his six seasons in the NFL and McCoy has been in Washington’s system for five years now. Russini expects the “football guys” and the front office to once again be in disagreement with who to start Week 1.

“If it was up to the football side — the coaches on this team, they want to roll with a guy who has been out there before,” said Russini. “You don’t want to throw a rookie out there to face the Philadelphia Eagles Week 1. But, going back to how this worked in the draft — the owner, the GM, the vice president of operations, they are going to have a say in this decision. This isn’t going to be a Jay Gruden decision, this is going to be an owner decision, and the owner in football — he always wins.”

“In the end, I think the owner will win this because Dan Snyder is going to play the guy he wants to play, and that’s going to be the rookie Dwayne Haskins.”

So would Snyder really undermine his coaches like that? He certainly has before but this is a decision the team has got to get right-they cannot have any more turnover at the position after last year’s devastating injury to Alex Smith and they cannot afford to damage Haskins’ confidence if he is not really ready to take the reins. But Haskins has looked good during the offseason and has a legitimate shot to win the QB competition on merit. It is possible that, by August, both the owner and the “football guys” will be in agreement that Haskins is their quarterback of both the present and the future.