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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]

Big Seattle crowd bumps XFL attendance by nearly 10 percent

The XFL had net attendance growth for its second week, thanks in large part of more than 29,000 Seattle fans who came out to see the Dragons defeat the Tampa Bay Vipers, 17-9. Via Ben Fischer of Sports Business Daily, the XFL attracted 76,285 fans in Week Two, a 9.5-percent bump over Week One, when [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]

Ron Rivera raises over $30K in yard sale of Panthers stuff

Former Panthers head coach Ron Rivera has moved to Washington and he didn’t want to bring all the stuff he accumulated over nine seasons in Charlotte with him to his new place. His solution was to hold a yard sale on Saturday to benefit the Humane Society of Charlotte and it drew a lot of [more]

Landon Collins fired up to play in Jack Del Rio’s defense

Landon Collins did not make the Pro Bowl for the first time since his rookie season. The safety made 117 tackles, four pass breakups and two forced fumbles in his first season in Washington. He expects more this season under new head coach Ron Rivera and new defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio. “I like his [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]

Ron Rivera having charity yard sale for all his old Panthers stuff

Ron Rivera is taking a page from Bud Grant. Or at least cleaning out his garage before he moves. Via Joe Marusak of the Charlotte Observer, the Washington head coach is hosting a yard sale Saturday, getting rid of all his old Panthers gear accumulated in nine years coaching there. The sale will be hosted [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]

Quinton Dunbar set to meet with Ron Rivera

Washington cornerback Quinton Dunbar‘s plans for the offseason became a subject of discussion earlier this week when a report that he would not take part in the voluntary portions of the offseason program was followed a short time later by word that Dunbar wants to be traded or released. Dunbar told J.P. Finlay of [more]

Report: Ron Rivera, Trent Williams had positive conversation

Trent Williams may not be done in Washington after all. Williams, the left tackle who missed the entire 2019 season and said he never wanted to play for the team again because he didn’t trust its medical staff, had a positive conversation with new head coach Ron Rivera, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. [more]

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