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Brandon Scherff’s goal is to stay in Washington past this year

Brandon Scherff‘s going to play out the year on his one-year franchise tag deal, but he said he hoped to stay with the franchise beyond that. Via Sam Fortier of the Washington Post, the veteran guard said he’d like to stay, even though he can’t do a deal with the team until the end of [more]

Ron Rivera: Dwayne Haskins right where he needs to be at this junction

Washington head coach Ron Rivera said on Tuesday that he is “pleasantly surprised” by how quarterback Alex Smith has looked since getting cleared for football activities and reiterated that he can see Smith being part of a quarterback competition this summer. Rivera also spent some time talking about the quarterback who ended last season as [more]

Jack Del Rio on opt outs: I have views that wouldn’t sit well with my occupation

Washington defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio doesn’t want to say what he really thinks about players who are opting out of the 2020 season because of concerns about COVID-19. Del Rio told Ben Standig of TheAthletic.com that offering his opinion about players opting out might land him in hot water. “I have personal views that [more]

Ron Rivera “pleasantly surprised” by how far along Alex Smith is

Alex Smith‘s bid to return to action after 2018’s severe leg fractures moved forward last month when he was cleared for football activities ahead of training camp. Smith is on the physically unable to perform list at the moment, but Washington head coach Ron Rivera has left the door open for Smith to challenge for [more]

New XFL owners “love” having eight teams, and eventually having more than eight

The re-resurrected XFL will move forward under the management of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, his ex-wife and current business manager Dany Garcia, and RedBird Capital. Garcia spoke to Daniel Kaplan of TheAthletic.com regarding the vision for XFL 3.0, if/when the bankruptcy court approves the transaction. For starters, Garcia suggested that the XFL will have eight [more]

Josh Harvey-Clemons opts out of 2020 season

Washington reduced its roster to 80 players Monday, at least until Dontrelle Inman‘s signing becomes official. The most significant of the team’s announced moves was linebacker Josh Harvey-Clemons‘ decision to opt out of the 2020 season. Washington spent a fifth-round choice on Michigan linebacker Khaleke Hudson, who could fill in for Harvey-Clemons. Harvey-Clemons, 26, entered [more]

49ers sign Jordan Reed

The 49ers are adding to a position of strength. Veteran tight end Jordan Reed is signing with the 49ers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Reed has previously played for 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan in Washington, and he was a Pro Bowl tight end in Washington. Pairing him with George Kittle could give the 49ers [more]

Washington signing Dontrelle Inman

The Washington Football Team is adding a veteran at wide receiver. Dontrelle Inman will sign with Washington, according to multiple reports. The 31-year-old Inman spent time last year with the Patriots, Chargers and Colts but rarely got on the field, catching a total of just 12 passes in 2019. In his best season, in 2016, [more]

Ken Zampese on Alex Smith: “He is fantastic”

As Washington quarterback Alex Smith prepares to return to practice nearly two years after an injury and ensuing infection that was supposed to end his career, Washington quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese has addressed the dynamics associated with Smith’s potential return to action. “Well, physically the first thing we have to find out is if he [more]

Washington claims cornerback Ryan Lewis

Washington has claimed cornerback Ryan Lewis off waivers, the team announced Thursday. The Dolphins waived Lewis on Wednesday. The Dolphins claimed Lewis off waivers last October. He played eight games with three starts for Miami in 2019, making 24 tackles, one interception and five pass breakups. Lewis also spent time with the Eagles, Colts and [more]

Washington puts Logan Thomas on COVID-19 list

Washington has placed tight end Logan Thomas on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced Wednesday. The new reserve list category was created for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who is quarantined after being in close contact with an infected person. If a player falls into either of these categories, their club [more]

Ron Rivera will stand for anthem, but fully supports First Amendment rights

When the regular season begins (and hopefully it will), the head coach of The Washington Football Team will be standing for The National Anthem. But Ron Rivera will not question the decision of players to use the anthem as a platform for protest. “Well, the truth of the matter is again, let’s go back to [more]

Washington offers refund or 2021 credit to season ticket holders

Washington sent a letter to season ticket holders Tuesday, informing them of their options. They can defer their season tickets to the 2021 season as an account credit or request a full refund. The letter also detailed new policies and procedures related to safety, security and ticketing. All updates were made under guidance from the [more]

Steelers sign Wendell Smallwood

The Steelers have added another running back to the roster. The team announced the signing of Wendell Smallwood on Tuesday. He joins the team as veterans are reporting for the first wave of COVID-19 testing that kicks off this year’s training camp. Smallwood was a 2016 fifth-round pick by the Eagles and appeared in 37 [more]

Washington signing Kevin Pamphile, Donald Payne

Washington’s adding some veteran depth as the Football Team heads to something resembling training camp. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, they’re adding former Titans guard Kevin Pamphile. He’s started 35 games, and adds some experience to a line which has a number of questions. The team has also signed linebacker Donald Payne, according [more]

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