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The 53: Does Cooley stay at tight end?

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The 53: Does Cooley stay at tight end?

The Redskins will report to training camp on July 25. Over the next five weeks they will undergo the process of cutting their 90-man roster down to 53. Which players will get those coveted spots and which will join the ranks of the unemployed? Over the next couple of weeks well go through position by position and try to predict what decisions Mike Shanahan and company will make.So far in the 53, weve looked at the running backs (see projection below). Here is the projection for tight ends.There are six tight ends on the roster, the Redskins will keep three.In: Fred Davis, Niles Paul, Chris Cooley
Out: Logan Paulsen, Richard Quinn, Beau RelifordChanges from 2011: Paul moved from wide receiver to tight endBubble watch: Paulsen, who made the team as an undrafted rookie in 2010, will be very difficult to cut. Perhaps they can find a spot for him but right now he appears to be on the outside looking in.BreakdownA tight end can be a rookie quarterbacks best friend and the Redskins could have a trio of BFFs for Robert Griffin III.They are looking for big things from Davis. He was on the way to a 1,000-yard season last year before being suspended for the last four games. He is the teams franchise player and since he signed his tender his 5.4 million salary is guaranteed.He does, however, have the threat of a season-long suspension hanging over his head should he slip up and violate the NFLs substance abuse policy again. And although the organization seems to be confident that Davis can steer clear of trouble his situation it says here that they will keep Cooley as an insurance policy.With Paul likely spending the season learning the nuances of his new position, the Redskins need a solid Plan B in the event Davis falls off of the wagon. The cost of that insurance will be a 3.8 million salary and a total 6.23 million cap hit for Cooley.If not for the cloud over Davis they might cut Cooley loose and keep Paulsen, who is the best blocker of the group. As noted, it would not be shocking to see them juggle things to try to keep Paulsen.Quinn has some talent; he was a second-round pick of the Broncos in 2009. He might be able to latch on to another team with a big showing in preseason games. Reliford looks the part at 6-6, 260 but he looks very green. A year on the practice squad to polish his game might give him a shot in 2013.Projections to date:Running backsIn: Roy Helu Jr., Tim Hightower, Evan Royster, Darrell Young
Out: Tristan Davis, Alfred Morris, Antwon Bailey, Lennon Creer

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Zach Brown's Twitter frustration not aimed at Redskins, per source

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Zach Brown's Twitter frustration not aimed at Redskins, per source

Redskins fans desperately want Zach Brown back on the roster for the 2018 season, and a Wednesday morning tweet made many Washington fans freak out when the linebacker posted, "I guess the respect level is still low..."

Don't freak out Redskin fans.

The tweet has nothing to do with contract negotiations between Brown and the Redskins, per a source with knowledge of the situation.

Instead, this is about a recent addition to the Pro Bowl. 

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Tuesday night, the NFL announced Falcons linebacker Deion Jones would replace injured Panthers LB Luke Kuechly in the Pro Bowl. 

Brown made the Pro Bowl in 2016 playing with the Bills, and during Pro Bowl voting earlier this season his Twitter feed had many messages supporting a second straight trip. 

Jones had a strong season for a good Falcons defense, but he finished with just 11 more tackles than Brown despite playing in three more games.

In fact, Brown was the leading tackler in the NFL before missing the final three games of the season with a litany of injuries. Remarkably, Brown kept the NFL tackle lead after he missed Week 15, though the rest of the leauge caught up to him by Week 16. Playing in only 13 games, Brown still finished ninth in the NFL in tackles, and also added 2.5 sacks. 

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Josh Norman wears a kilt during Scotland trip and it's hilarious (VIDEO)

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Josh Norman wears a kilt during Scotland trip and it's hilarious (VIDEO)

Josh Norman traveled to Scotland as part of an NFL promotional trip, and in turn, Josh Norman wore a kilt. 

It's awesome. 

Norman, along with Broncos wideout Emmanuel Sanders, decided to give the traditional Scottish formal attire a try, and the results were spectacular.

Norman even broke out in a tradional Scottish jig, sending the folks in the Glasgow audience into a frenzy.

Norman likes to have fun, and though the 2017 season didn't provide him many opportunities to do so, he's taking advantage while overseas. After Glasgow, Norman and the NFL crew went to Manchester, England, where he caught up with old friend and Manchester United star Paul Pogba for a jersey exchange.

Remember, Pogba hung out with the Redskins when the team played in London in 2016, and joined the Redskins Extra crew after the game. 

Plenty more cool pictures and videos from Norman's trip available via @NFLUK.

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