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Former Redskins QB signs with Atlanta Falcons


Former Redskins QB signs with Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is reuniting with yet another one of his former players from his days with the Redskins. The Falcons signed former Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman to a one-year deal on Wednesday, the team announced on their website.

Another former Redskins player, running back Evan Royster, was waived from the Falcons roster to make room for Grossman. The former Skins passer now joins ex-Redskins Tyler Polumbus, Leonard Hankerson, Nick Williams and Chris Chester in Atlanta.

Grossman also played in Shanahan's system when the two were with the Houston Texans. Grossman, 35, played in Houston in 2009 before moving on to spend four seasons with the Redskins. He last appeared in an NFL regular season game in 2013, but spent part of the 2014 preseason with Cleveland.

Grossman is an 11-year NFL veteran known mostly for his days with the Chicago Bears. He helped lead the Bears to a Super Bowl appearance after the 2006 season.

Matt Ryan is firmly entrenched as the Falcons' starting quarterback, but Grossman will be able to compete for a backup role with T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree.

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Terrelle Pryor reportedly closing in on deal with new team

Terrelle Pryor reportedly closing in on deal with new team

Former Washington Redskin Terrelle Pryor may have found a new home after a tumultuous season in Washington.

The 28-year-old wide receiver appears to be on the way to the New York Jets for the 2018 season according to Ian Rappaport.

Last season, Pryor only played in nine games for Washington and was sent to injured reserve after Week 11. His season ended with ankle surgery and it closed the book on a short stint in the nation’s capital.

In his nine games, he never got on the same page with former Redskins’ quarterback Kirk Cousins. Targeted only 37 times, the six-year veteran only had 20 receptions for 240 yards and a single touchdown.

This is coming after a 1,000-yard season on the dismal Cleveland Browns team that went 1-15 in 2016. As a free-agent, he signed with Washington on a ‘prove-it’ deal for one-year, eight million last off-season. He was expected to a significant amount of touches alongside Josh Doctson.


With so much anticipation it was easy to say that Pryor’s lone season in Washington was a disappointment.

If he does sign with the Jets, Pryor joins a New York franchise that is still continuing to rebuild. They currently own the No. 3 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft and are in search of a quarterback.  A year ago they finished 5-11 under third-year head coach Todd Bowles.

Transitioned to wide receiver in Cleveland, Pryor was drafted into the league as a quarterback.  He spent three seasons in Oakland (2011-13) all as a quarterback making 10 starts. In Cleveland (2015-16) he made the transition to wide receiver before going to Washington in 2017.


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Good news Redskins fans: Jason Pierre-Paul shipped out of NFC East


Good news Redskins fans: Jason Pierre-Paul shipped out of NFC East

The Giants shipped out Jason Pierre-Paul for life as a Buccaneer, and in turn, Tampa will send a third and fourth round draft pick to New York.

Moving Pierre-Paul comes at a curious time for the Giants. The team will eat $15 million of dead money in the move, and New York also sent a fourth-round pick to Tampa as part of the transaction. 

What it definitely signals is that Big Blue looks to be moving from a 4-3 base defense to a 3-4 look. Additionally, with the second overall pick in the NFL Draft in April, maybe the Giants will seriously look at NC State defensive lineman Bradley Chubb. 


For the Redskins, seeing Pierre-Paul leave the NFC East is welcome news. He has 12.5 career sacks against Washington QBs, the same amount he has against the Eagles and Cowboys combined. 

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