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Free Agency: Who's left, linebacker edition

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Free Agency: Who's left, linebacker edition

Now that salary cap-gate is over, what's next for the Redskins 53-man roster. According to Rich Tandler - and without factoring in potential savings by cutting certain veterans - there is around 3.8 million left to play with, some of which goes toward signing the remaining draft picks. So, what should the Shanahan's do with that remaining coin? Considering the free agent options remaining are your rank and file types, there are few must-have players. Regardless, you never know what happens between now and the start of training camp and the regular season. That is why we're compiling this list of the viable and rainy day options among remaining NFL free agents. So far, we focused on the available offensive tackleline, running back, defensive back, wide receiver, tight end and defensive line. We wrap up the series with the linebackers.
As Tandler noted in hisdepth chart analysis, the outside options may already be set with Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan leading the way. I am thinking the same could be said on the inside now that the Redskins drafted Keenan Robinson, moved Lorenzo Alexander over the from outside and signed free agent Jonathan Goff. Add in Bryan Kehl as a reservespecial teamer and you could say the Redskins have already hit the secondary free agent market. Therefore, unlike the offensive line and secondary (maybe receiver and tight end), consider the following names to be emergency options only. E.J. Henderson: Everyone knows the former Maryland star does that tackling thing well, though has done so typically as a middle linebacker during his nine seasons with the Vikings. Started 32 games the past two seasons for Minnesota, racking up 107 tackles in 2011. Will get scooped up sooner or later, though he turns 32 in August.Channing Crowder: The former Dolphin sat out last season, claiming retirement. Now there is talk of a comeback. At just 28, why not. The six-year veteran has 74 career starts, but has not played a full season since 2006. The year off likely helped with the bumps and bruises. Brandon Johnson: Served as a key OLB reserve for the Bengals last season after starting 12 games over the previous three campaigns in Cincinnati. The 29-year-old recently worked out for the Steelers.Others: Ernie Sims, Travis LaBoy, Xavier AdibiAnd yes, Rocky McIntosh is still available, but no way he comes back as long as the Redskins run a 3-4 scheme. As an outside linebacker, he's the best of the rest. Just not a good fit in Ashburn.Ben Standig blogs about the Redskins, Wizards, Hoyas and the D.C.area college basketball scene for CSNwashington. You can reach him by email at bstandig@comcast.net, follow him on Twitter @BenStandig and catch his musings at the D.C. Sportalist.

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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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