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DeAngelo Hall says he can't wait for Robert Griffin III to 'show out'


DeAngelo Hall says he can't wait for Robert Griffin III to 'show out'

A recent rant by ex-Washington tight end Chris Cooley, which in part suggested that Robert Griffin III wasn't liked by a group of his teammates, painted the picture of Griffin as an unpopular and isolated player in the Redskins' locker room. But comments made by guys who shared that space a few months ago with the now-Cleveland Brown certainly seem to suggest otherwise.

Around the same time of Cooley's claims, both Pierre Garçon and Terrance Knighton said they expected Griffin to do well at his next career stop. Then Ricky Jean-Francois went on Cooley's radio show to address the situation himself, where he echoed the sentiments expressed by Garçon and Knighton and added that the former Heisman winner "carried himself the right way" during a trying 2015 season.

Now, it's DeAngelo Hall's turn to support the 26-year old. 

In the aftermath of Thursday's news that Griffin had chosen the Browns as his new team, Hall sent out this tweet, becoming just another Redskin to publicly endorse the (thought to be?) controversial QB:

Hall and Griffin wore the Burgundy and Gold together from 2012 to last year, and that message from the cornerback indicates they got along well. It also adds to the debate about whether Griffin was or wasn't that disliked, after all — it's worth noting that, as of now, no current member of the roster has really come out and said critical things about him or his behavior. 

At some point during the 2016 campaign — we don't know the exact date, but we do know it's coming — Griffin and the Browns will travel to FedEx Field for a game against the 'Skins. Griffin may or may not be starting, but he will have a chance to interact with a handful of his old comrades. And, judging by the steady stream of appreciation that's been flowing for him as of late, those interactions will be quite positive.


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Ryan Grant reportedly signing with Colts after failed physical with Ravens

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Ryan Grant reportedly signing with Colts after failed physical with Ravens

It looks like Ryant Grant has found his new home, again.

After a failed physical with the Ravens, James Jones of NFL Network reports Grant plans to sign with the Colts.


Grant originally agreed to a four-year, $29 million deal with the Ravens, before the team pulled the offer citing an ankle injury that dated to the Redskins' final regular-season game, according to reports.

Baltimore eventually signed Michael Crabtree to a three-year deal, while Grant had visits with the Colts and Raiders.

His agent, Rocky Arceneaux, says Grant has been working out, running routes, and his ankle had been cleared by Dr. Robert Anderson in a second opinion.

In 2017 with the Redskins, he appeared in all 16 games, with 45 receptions for 573 yards and four touchdowns.


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Redskins bring in another defensive lineman for free agency visit, per source


Redskins bring in another defensive lineman for free agency visit, per source

The Redskins hosted Sylvester Williams for a free agency visit on Tuesday morning, per a source with knowledge of the situation. 

Williams played in 2017 with the Titans, logging 20 tackles in 11 starts. Tennessee released Williams this offseason, just one year into a three-year, $16 million deal. 

Drafted in the first round by the Broncos in 2013, the 6-foot-3, 313 lbs. Williams' stat line has never really popped. That isn't uncommon for a nose tackle though, as the job is less about tackles than it is holding leverage against the interior of an offensive line. 


Should the Redskins sign 29-year-old Williams, it would represent the first true nose tackle free agency addition since Terrance "Pot Roast" Knighton joined the team in 2015 from Denver. In an ironic twist, Williams took over at nose in Denver when Knighton left for Washington, and posted his best season as a Bronco. 

Washington restructured its deal with Terrell McClain, reported first by ESPN, which could allow more flexibility to add another defensive lineman. That could come in the draft, but the club has been very active talking with free agents to play on the defensive front. 

On Monday, Johnathan Hankins and Pernell McPhee visited with Redskins officials in Ashburn. Hankins would carry the heaviest price tag, but his past performance would also indicate the most promise. 

McPhee is an edge rusher with enough bulk to play against the run as well. Williams compares more with Hankins, and could be seen as the secondary option.

Among 79 nose tackles Pro Football Focus graded, Williams ranked 36th. For comparison, Bengals star Geno Atkins ranked No. 1, Dontari Poe ranked 26th, former Redskin Chris Baker ranked 65th and current Redskin Ziggy Hood ranked 79th. 

It's also worth noting that since the Titans released Williams, should the Redskins sign the nose tackle, his contract would not count towards the NFL compensatory pick formula. 

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