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After Twitter rant, Mason Foster met with Bruce Allen to clear the air

After Twitter rant, Mason Foster met with Bruce Allen to clear the air

After a flurry of tweets criticizing the Redskins front office during the last 24 hours, Mason Foster met with Bruce Allen Saturday morning to clear the air. 

"It's all good now," Foster said on Saturday. 

The situation bubbled up Friday afternoon when the Redskins announced Foster would move to the injured reserve due to a torn labrum. Foster had been playing through the injury since a Week 2 win in Los Angeles. 

Friday night and Saturday morning Foster tweeted a number of different times voicing anger and disappointment in the move to IR. After all, the linebacker had played through the injury the last three games and produced. Against Philadelphia last Monday night, Foster logged six tackles and half a sack. 

"It was one of those things where you get put on IR," Foster explained. "I was just Twitter ranting."

Foster explained that he should have talked to Allen before his Twitter rant, and that he apologized to the Redskins team president. Allen too offered an apology, per Foster, and explained that he should have sought out the player to explain the situation.

Playing with Tampa earlier in his career, Foster suffered a similar injury. He gutted through games playing hurt, and then the Bucs cut him. 

"I pretty much went through the same thing in Tampa. They let me go, they didn't sign me back after they had me play through a shoulder injury," Foster said. "That was my biggest fear. I didn't want that to happen now."

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Allen told Foster "we don't see you as that type of guy."

Foster said that Allen explained, "We're not on that 'use you until you can't go no more. We just want you to get healthy. We want what's best for you.'"

After speaking with Allen and others in the Washington front office, Foster feels much better about his situation with the team. 

He is scheduled to hit free agency after the season, and the move to IR will cost Foster some money. His contract had multiple trigger points for playing time incentives, but with the move to IR, that won't happen this season. 

In three seasons with the Redskins, Foster has been a productive linebacker. Fans have come to love the emotional player, and he's one of the more responsive players on social media. 

After the Twitter outburst, Foster is ready to turn the page. 

"It was me being emotional. I love to play football, they took it away from me. I should have handled the situation a different way," he said. "I feel like we're in a good place now."

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Late push for McGlinchey, Landry and Davenport would help Redskins at 13

Late push for McGlinchey, Landry and Davenport would help Redskins at 13

For months, draft conversation suggested that there wasn't an offensive tackle to pick in the Top 10. And after Bradley Chubb, there wasn't an edge defender worth a Top 10 pick either. 

All of a sudden, that conversation is changing. 

Late charges from Notre Dame tackle Mike McGlinchey, Boston College defensive end Harold Landry and University of Texas San Antonio pass rusher Marcus Davenport are starting to influence mock drafts.

On Wednesday, NFL Network's Peter Schrager predicted the 49ers to take McGlinchey with the ninth overall pick. Charley Casserly, in a mock draft with NBC Sports Washington on Monday, predicted the Chicago Bears take Davenport with the eighth overall pick. Reports on Landry are all over the place, but some guess he could break the Top 10 as well.

The thing to remember about the NFL: It's a passing league. Positions tied to the quarterback are the most important, and that means protecting the QB and getting after the QB is in high demand. No position will ever get over-drafted like quarterback, but it's not a surprise that teams might reach for players at tackle or edge rusher.

What does this mean for the Redskins holding the No. 13 pick?

It means great news. 

Washington will already benefit from four QBs going in the Top 10. That will likely push down an elite talent to their draft spot.

If McGlinchey, Davenport or Landry also crack the Top 10? Even better.

The Redskins need help at just about every position group on the defensive side of the ball. It's well documented how the team struggled against the run in 2017, but the defense also lost Bashaud Breeland and Kendall Fuller this offseason. 

There will be a number of weapons available for Washington at 13, and that could include players like Minkah Fitzpatrick or Derwin James in addition to Vita Vea or Da'Ron Payne. It might mean Tremaine Edmunds or Roquan Smith lasts to 13 too. 

For the Redskins, Fitzpatrick or James at 13 seems like a steal. Both players present elite potential at the evolving position of nickel cornerback. They can play some corner, some safety, and James might even be able to play some linebacker. 

Regardless of the eventual destination for James or Fitzpatrick, if more surprise players sneak into the Top 10 on Thursday night, the better Washington's options become. And that includes the possibility of trading down, Vea or Payne, Smith or Edmunds.

More elite options at 13 only helps the Redskins. 

Redskins fans should be rooting for Mike McGlinchey, Harold Landry or Marcus Davenport early Thursday night. The folks in Ashburn will be. 

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Once undrafted, how Trey Edmunds found his way as a rookie in a crowded backfield

Once undrafted, how Trey Edmunds found his way as a rookie in a crowded backfield

NBC Sports Washington’s four-part digital series ‘E-Boyz’ -- chronicling the illustrious past, decorated present and bright future of the Edmunds family -- is NOW LIVE. Check out a new episode daily, leading up to the 2018 NFL Draft. Watch the third episode above and more here.

A position change. A school change. A season-ending injury. 

Those are the kinds of things that prevent an NFL career from ever starting. But none of those things stopped Trey Edmunds from reaching the league and contributing for the Saints as a rookie in 2017.

Trey, the oldest brother in a family that features 2018 prospects Tremaine and Terrell, came out of high school as a linebacker, but became a running back after enrolling at Virginia Tech. After three productive seasons with the Hokies, he transferred to finish up his career with Maryland, yet his senior season was cut short after fracturing his foot five games in to the schedule.

That injury was a big reason why the 2017 NFL Draft came and went without a phone call for Edmunds, so he signed with the Saints as an undrafted free agent in May. There, he played spot duty on special teams for much of his rookie campaign before his breakout moment in November:

Now, heading into his second pro year, Edmunds will reportedly have to fight for a roster spot in New Orleans again. But hey, adversity is something the 23-year-old is very familiar with, so don't bet against him.