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All 53 Redskins are on the practice field Thursday


All 53 Redskins are on the practice field Thursday

The Redskins appeared to be as healthy as they’ve been in weeks at the start of Thursday’s practice. In fact, all 53 players on the roster were participating in individual drills (prior to practice being closed to the media).

Here’s a quick rundown of everyone who's on the injury report this week:

  • NT Terrance Knighton (migraines) practiced for a second consecutive day. Although he said the headaches could return without warning, he appears to be on track to play vs. the Saints after missing last Sunday’s game.
  • ILB Keenan Robinson (shoulder/neck) returned to practice after sitting out Wednesday. Coach Jay Gruden sounded concerned, but the fact that Robinson was on the field seems to denote progress. 
  • DE Jason Hatcher (knee) also returned after taking a maintenance day Wednesday. He’s been taking Wednesdays off for several weeks, so he should be okay for Sunday.
  • CB Chris Culliver (knee) was back out there and appeared to be moving fine. He was listed as limited on Wednesday.
  • CB DeAngelo Hall (toe) was practicing for a second straight day after being limited Wednesday. He appeared to be running and cutting a little better but until he’s full-go for a least one practice, I’d expect him to remain sidelined.
  • FS Dashon Goldson (wrist/hamstring) and WR Andre Roberts (ankle) were participating, as well. Both were limited Wednesday. Goldson's wrist was heavily taped and he appeared to be favoring it.
  • CB Bashaud Breeland (hamstring), OLB Ryan Kerrigan (hand), C Josh LeRibeus (elbow/shoulder) and RB Chris Thompson (back) all appeared to be fine. They were full-go Wednesday, as well.

As usual, Gruden will provide a more thorough update after practice. The teams will also release a status update this afternoon.

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Pernell McPhee reportedly on visit with Redskins


Pernell McPhee reportedly on visit with Redskins

NFL free agency doesn't care about your brackets. 

While you were watching UMBC, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that Bears linebacker Pernell McPhee is currently on a visit with the Redskins:

Pernell, 29, was drafted in 2011 out of Mississppi State by the Baltimore Ravens. He played there for three years before spending the last two seasons with the Chicago Bears. 

Pernell has 182 career tackles and 31 career sacks. 


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The 2018 salaries of five Redskins become fully guaranteed today

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The 2018 salaries of five Redskins become fully guaranteed today

It may be the 18th of March but today could be like Christmas for five Redskins players.

The Redskins decided to use today, four days after the start of the league year, for some contract triggers. In this case, the triggers are all 2018 salary guarantees (some teams will pay out roster bonuses on trigger dates, but the Redskins rarely use that type of structure).

Here are the players whose have guarantees that kick in today 4 p.m. All data is via Over the Cap.


CB Josh Norman, base salary of $13.5 million becomes fully guaranteed—This was a window for the Redskins to move on from Norman if they were not happy with his performance after two seasons. He is 31 and he had no interceptions last season, leaving some to wonder if the Redskins might think about releasing him. But it never was a consideration.

TE Jordan Reed, $8 million of his $8.25 million salary becomes fully guaranteed—No, I’m not sure why they are leaving that $250,000 out there non-guaranteed. Fans thought that the Redskins might move on from Reed due to his injury issues. But, as with Norman, it never was a consideration.

S D.J. Swearinger, $3 million base salary becomes fully guaranteed—This is a mere technicality, Swearinger wasn’t going anywhere after helping to solidify the safety position.


RB Chris Thompson, $1.996 million base salary becomes fully guaranteed—His rehab is going well and after last year Thompson’s two-year, $7 million contract extension signed last September looks like a good deal for the team.

DE Terrell McClain, $3.25 million base salary becomes fully guaranteed—If the Redskins sign a top free agent D-lineman or draft on early in the draft they could be in a numbers crunch. That new acquisition would be guaranteed a roster spot along with Jonathan Allen, Matt Ioannidis, Stacy McGee, and Anthony Lanier. That makes five and the Redskins kept six last year. Ziggy Hood is a favorite of the coaching staff but he has no guaranteed money left on his contract. That could tip the sixth spot in favor of McClain if he is on the roster at the close of business today. If they release McClain after today, they would take a cap charge of over $2 million. It seems unlikely that anything will happen but it’s something to keep an eye on.

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