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Seahawks land Greg Olsen

Greg Olsen took some time to make up his mind about what to do after visiting Buffalo, Seattle and Washington following his release from the Panthers, but he’s come to a decision. PFT has learned, via a league source, that Olsen is signing with the Seahawks. It is a one-year deal worth $7 million with [more]

XFL ratings dip on ABC in Week Two

The XFL had very strong ratings in Week One of the return from its 19-year hiatus. The Week Two ratios were strong to quite strong. According to Jake Russell of the Washington Post, the Week Two ABC games drew an average audience of 2.127 million on Saturday (New York Guardians at D.C. Defenders) and an [more]

Jordan Reed remains in concussion protocol

Tight end Jordan Reed has not played a regular-season game since Dec. 9, 2018. He missed all of last season after a seventh reported concussion. He remains on Washington’s roster, and new coach Ron Rivera revealed this weekend that Reed remains in concussion protocol after being diagnosed with his latest head injury during an Aug. [more]

Washington faces decisions with Jordan Reed, Ryan Kerrigan, Adrian Peterson

By hiring Ron Rivera on Dec. 31, Washington got a head start on its evaluation of the roster. That led to Friday’s roster moves, with the team cutting receiver Paul Richardson, cornerback Josh Norman, defensive lineman Chris Odom and safety Kenny Ladler. It freed up some $16 million in cap space. “The biggest thing that [more]

D.C attendance drops by more than 12 percent from Week One to Week Two

As the XFL tries to establish a footing in the vacant spring football landscape, one of the more successful franchises has seen a double-digit dip in attendance from one week to the next. Via the Washington Post (and as confirmed in the attached photo), the attendance at Saturday’s D.C. Defenders game dropped by more than [more]

Washington officially cuts Paul Richardson, Josh Norman, two others

Washington announced the release of four players Friday, making the departures of cornerback Josh Norman and receiver Paul Richardson Jr. official. Norman, 32, saw his defensive snap count drop from 100 percent in 2018 to 53 percent in 2019 as he landed in the team’s doghouse. He was scheduled to make $12 million in salary [more]

Washington cutting Paul Richardson also

New Washington coach Ron Rivera is throwing all the ex’s stuff out in the front yard today. In addition to the earlier release of cornerback Josh Norman, the team is also cutting wide receiver Paul Richardson, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. The 27-year-old Richardson would have been due $6.5 million this year, and [more]

Washington breaks up with Josh Norman

New Washington coach Ron Rivera has been surrounding himself with old friends from his Panthers days. That will not extend to the field, at least in the case of Josh Norman. According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, Washington is releasing the veteran cornerback. Norman was in the doghouse last year, and didn’t play down [more]

Greg Olsen negotiating with Buffalo, Washington, Seattle

Although free agency doesn’t really heat up in the NFL for another month, the first well-known free agent is talking contract with three teams. Free agent tight end Greg Olsen is negotiating with Buffalo, Washington and Seattle, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Olsen is free to sign with any team now because the Panthers [more]

Washington signs Jared Norris

Washington announced Thursday it signed free agent linebacker Jared Norris. Norris, 26, did not play in the NFL last season after the Panthers cut him out of the preseason. Norris entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of Utah in 2016, signing with the Panthers. He spent three seasons in Carolina. He appeared [more]

Jim Zorn “absolutely shocked” by XFL broadcast access

XFL broadcasts include far more access to coaches and players than NFL broadcasts. One XFL coach who previously worked as an NFL coach apparently wasn’t prepared for the extent to which the XFL takes fans inside the game. Via Scott Hanson of the Seattle Times, Seattle Dragons coach (and former Washington coach) Jim Zorn was [more]

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