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Sean Taylor’s killer seeks a reduced sentence

The man who shot and killed Sean Taylor more than a decade ago hopes to get out of prison at some point before 2060. Eric Rivera, who was 17 at the time, received a 57-year sentence in 2013 after being convicted of second-degree murder. Via David Ovalle of the Miami Herald, Rivera seeks a reduced [more]

Arie Kouandjio waived/injured after quad surgery

Word on Monday was that guard Arie Kouandjio will miss the entire season after having surgery to repair a torn quad and confirmation of that came on Tuesday. Washington announced that they have placed Kouandjio on waivers with an injury designation. If he goes unclaimed on waivers, he will revert to injured reserve or work [more]

Who are the best CFL players who made it in the NFL?

Tuesday’s PFT Live featured an interview with Johnny Manziel, who will try to parlay an opportunity with the CFL into another chance in the NFL, eventually. Which inspired a PFT Live draft based on the identifying the best CFL players who made it to the NFL. Simms, who always wins the toss when the No. [more]

Report: Arie Kouandjio will miss season after surgery

Washington offensive guard Arie Kouandjio will miss the entire season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn quadriceps muscle, John Keim of ESPN reports. The team had left hope pre-surgery that he would get back before the end of the season, but even then, Washington knew Kouandjio would miss several months. Washington learned today for [more]

Looking at the most unlikely Super Bowl participants of all time

Inspired by the Vegas Golden Knights making it to the Stanley Cup Final in their first year of existence, Monday’s PFT Live included a draft based on what the Knights have accomplished: An unlikely berth in their sport’s championship game. So which were the most unlikely Super Bowl participants in NFL history? Chris Simms and [more]

Dan Snyder sells his radio station

Washington owner Dan Snyder’s ownership of the radio station that broadcasts his team’s games has sometimes raised eyebrows. Most notably, when Chris Cooley speculated on the air that then-G.M. Scot McCloughan’s drinking was affecting his job performance. Now Snyder is getting out of the radio business. Snyder announced today that he sold The Team 980 [more]

Junior Galette says he has offers, but may retire

Linebacker Junior Galette has not signed with a team for the 2018 season and he may not be signing with anyone either. In a post to his Instagram account, Galette says he’s been offered deals with three teams but has not signed any of them because he’s not sure he wants to continue playing football. [more]

Only 76 draft picks remain unsigned three weeks after draft

The days of lengthy training camp holdouts for draft picks has long since passed (unless you’re Joey Bosa) given the current rookie contract slotting system in place with the current Collective Bargaining Agreement. Just three weeks since the NFL Draft came to an end, the vast majority of draft picks have already signed their rookie [more]

Washington hires new COO, increasing speculation that team president could be on the way out

The top of the organization in Washington is getting a little crowded. Owner Daniel Snyder has added league office executive Brian LaFemina as COO and President of Business Operations. In that role, LaFemina will oversee all club business operations and report directly to Snyder. “I am thrilled to welcome Brian to the Washington Redskins,” Snyder said [more]

Bashaud Breeland set for visits with Colts, Cardinals

Cornerback Bashaud Breeland is ready for his second shot at free agency this offseason. Breeland agreed to a deal with the Panthers early in free agency, but never became a member of the team because of a failed physical. Breeland needed a skin graft to repair a cut to his foot and the condition led [more]

Arie Kouandjio to have quad surgery this week

Arie Kouandjio went for a second opinion on his quad injury and the result is going be a trip to the operating room. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Washington guard will have surgery on his partially torn quad later this week. Initial reports about Kouandjio’s injury left open the possibility that he [more]

DeAngelo Hall still retired, just didn’t want to announce it yet

Washington defensive back DeAngelo Hall is still finished playing football. But the timeline of the announcement might not have been what he or his team wanted, which led to some confusion yesterday when he started talking about it. The saga began yesterday morning at teammate Ryan Kerrigan‘s golf tournament, when he told John Keim of [more]

Team tweets DeAngelo Hall has “not yet officially” retired

DeAngelo Hall is retiring . . . unless he isn’t. The team tweeted Monday night that “DeAngelo Hall has not yet officially decided to retire despite reports.” It did not offer further explanation. It simply could mean Hall has not officially submitted his retirement papers. Or maybe it means he’s reconsidering? But then, he’d have [more]

Washington signs three college free agents

Washington announced the signings of three college free agents, getting center Casey Dunn, linebacker Vontae Diggs and receiver Darvin Kidsy under contract. The team waived receiver Mikah Holder and center Sean Welsh in corresponding moves. Washington designated Welsh as leaving the team. He announced last week he was retiring from football. Diggs made 183 tackles [more]

Drafting the candidates for offensive rookie of the year

The odds are out for 2018 NFL offensive rookie of the year. Which inspired Monday’s PFT Live draft. Who are the best candidates to win the award this year? Simms lost the toss, and he then proceeded to lose the draft, in dramatic (almost embarrassing) fashion. You can witness the carnage by checking out the [more]

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