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Interested and offended, D.C. mayor walks thin line on Redskins return


Interested and offended, D.C. mayor walks thin line on Redskins return

With the final resolution passed by the D.C. government to build a new stadium for D.C. United in Southwest Washington, momentum seems on the city's side to perhaps bring the Redskins back inside the District line.

Much conversation has been had about getting the 'Skins back in D.C. ever since owner Dan Snyder mentioned the possibility of a new stadium last summer in an interview with CSN's Chick Hernandez. As the months have passed since Snyder's comments, speculation has grown rampant where a stadium to replace FedEx Field might pop up when the stadium lease expires in 2027.

Many factors point to Virginia as a logical home for the team, since the Redskins practice in Ashburn and hold training camp in Richmond. The state of Virginia also seems to most soundly support the team's name, where politicians in Maryland and D.C. have soured on the term. Bowser expressed a similar sentiment.

"I think it's offensive," Bowser said Tuesday of the Redskins name.


Despite disapproving of the name, Bowser still sounded interested in bringing the team back to the city. The mayor spoke about the possibility of the team's return, particularly the RFK Stadium site where the Redskins experienced so much success before moving to FedEx Field in Landover in 1997. 

"We have made it clear to the team that we're interested to talk to them about their needs," Bowser said. "Looking to the future, [Events DC is] concerned with an empty RFK. And so, Events DC is currently developing scenarios of how RFK could be developed either with a stadium or without a stadium."

While Virginia politicians have been the most vocal about wanting the Redskins in their state, Bowser has been receptive to bringing the Redskins back to D.C., and now can point to a track record of success with the finalization of the D.C. United stadium.

"I've always been open to the team returning to the city," Bowser said.

Other D.C politicians have not expressed the same opinion as Bowser, but the first-term mayor has made clear her stance. Stay tuned. 

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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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