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Josh Norman sends strong message to 'tyrant' Donald Trump: 'You are not welcomed here'

Josh Norman sends strong message to 'tyrant' Donald Trump: 'You are not welcomed here'

The comments made by President Donald Trump about national anthem protests did not sit well with many inside the NFL circles.

On Sunday, numerous teams performed silent protests during the national anthem as a show of solidarity and support.

Following the Redskins' 27-10 win over the Raiders on Sunday Night Football, cornerback Josh Norman had a lot on his mind as it pertains to the president.

"We had to do it, because, you know, the tyranny we face behind POTUS, and it's sad that we have to go through stuff like this. But at the end of the day, we unite as one. Nobody is going to divide us."


Following the game, Norman did not mince words.

"Nah man. When you mess with one brother, you mess with them all," an impassioned Norman said following the win.

"We did it for unity. We wanted it to stand for something. I'm just going to tell you right now. This man is not welcomed in Washington, D.C. He's not. I hope he's not around when I see him. He's not welcomed. I can say that to your face. He is not welcomed here. You picked on the wrong people. I respect the position, I really do. But when it gets to this point, he's taking on 1,800 men. These are men, grown men, they have families. We have the ability to strike the young of the nation. The young people. So how we act is how they are gonna act. So we're doing everything for them. And again, I respect the office. I respect the troops. My family fought in the war. But like I said before, this is not about the flag. It's not. It's not about anything like that. This is about what we are being faced with right now. It's being teared down from within the White House. That can't happen. That's an attack against you as a man. If you don't stand for something, like I said, you fall. And I'll put myself out there. I'm standing. It's disrespectful. It's appalling."

Norman was not the only athlete to speak out against the President and he won't be the last.

But very few have delivered a message as strong as as passionate as his.



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Wanting increased playing time, Junior Galette intends to pursue free agency, per source

Wanting increased playing time, Junior Galette intends to pursue free agency, per source

Redskins outside linebacker Junior Galette intends to pursue free agency to find a team that will give him plenty of snaps, per a source with knowledge of the situation.

Galette's contract will expire once the 2017 regular season ends, and while the 29-year-old pass rush specialist appreciates the Redskins organization and fans, he wants to play. 

After suffering season-ending Achilles injuries in 2015 and 2016, Galette has stayed healthy throughout the 2017 season. 

Still, he hasn't been on the field much.

Ryan Kerrigan leads the Redskins with 358 snaps in pass rush situations, and Preston Smith ranks second with 297, according to Pro Football Focus. 

Galette has played only 197 snaps this season in pass rush situations. 

For comparison, rookie Jonathan Allen logged 112 snaps in pass rush situations. Allen played in just five games before heading to the injured reserve with a Lisfranc injury. Galette has played in all 13 Redskins games this year, and hasn't appeared on the injury report once. 

Compounding the issue, Galette has been effective when on the field. 

Pro Football Focus rated him the third best defender on the Redskins this season, behind only Kerrigan and cornerback Kendall Fuller. 

As Rich Tandler noted, there will be a market for Galette. All NFL teams need pass rushers, and it appears Galette still has plenty left after his two-year layoff. Remember, in 2013 and 2014 Galette had 22 sacks for the New Orleans Saints.  This season, he has two sacks. 

The Redskins deserve credit for sticking with Galette after two lost seasons, though Galette deserves credit too for working back from not one but two Achilles injuries. 

Washington's coaches and front office speak highly of Galette, and there haven't been off field issues. For whatever reason, the playing time just hasn't been there. 

Looks like that will change next year. 

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Robert Griffin III listed the best places for Kirk Cousins to end up, and he left off the Redskins


Robert Griffin III listed the best places for Kirk Cousins to end up, and he left off the Redskins

Of course this was going to happen. 

The moment it became known that Robert Griffin III was going to be on ESPN's shows for a few appearances this week, you knew he was going to be asked about Kirk Cousins at some point.

And, surely enough, come Wednesday afternoon, the stars aligned and the question was asked on NFL Live: Where, in Griffin's opinion, was the best place for Cousins to land this offseason?

"I think it depends on what he's trying to do," Griffin began.

"If he's trying to make the most money, he goes to Cleveland," he said. "If he's trying to be in the best situation, he goes to one of these teams that have a great defense that isn't gonna put it all on his shoulders."


Don't worry, he doesn't stop there. In fact, he saved the good stuff for the latter half of his answer.

"He's had it all on his shoulders in Washington, and we've seen the result," Cousins' draft classmate continued. "But if he's got a great defense like, say, Denver, say, Jacksonville, it makes it easier for him as a quarterback. Whereas in Cleveland, he's gonna have to go in and he's gonna have to do more of the workload."

So, the Browns, Broncos and Jaguars are among the teams Griffin considers options for Cousins. But, uh, what about the one he's on right now?

"I don't think it's Washington, just because of, you've seen what's been going on," he said. "Do they want him there? Does he want to be there?"

This isn't to say that the former rookie of the year doesn't bring up valid points; Cousins has had to play with below-average defenses for much of his career in D.C. and the franchise hasn't exactly shown a ton of admiration for him.

But nevertheless, it was interesting to see Griffin declare wish such confidence that his old backup needs to bolt from the Redskins and head elsewhere.

And thus concludes another chapter of the Griffin-Cousins-Redskins saga. You can leave your comments about how you don't care about it below, even though you made the choice to click on the story in the first place.