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Need to Know: Redskins-Seahawks notes and numbers


Need to Know: Redskins-Seahawks notes and numbers

Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, October 7, five days before the Washington Redskins go to Arizona to play the Cardinals.

Redskins-Seahawks game notes and numbers

—After catching a 60-yard touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins in the second quarter, DeSean Jackson now has 19 total touchdowns covering 50 yards or more in his career. That’s the most in the NFL since he came into the league in 2008.

—Jackson gained a season high 157 yards receiving. That was his second 100-yard receiving game this season (he had 117 against the Eagles), and the 22nd of his career.

Ryan Kerrigan posted his sixth sack of the season, tying him for the NFL lead. He now has 30 in his career. It was one of three sacks on the night for the Redskins. They are now fifth in the NFL with 14 sacks.

—The Seahawks won despite being hit for 13 penalties for 90 yards. Washington had just three for 30 yards.

—One of the reasons why Seattle was able to absorb the penalty yardage was because they had a decided field position advantage. The Seahawks’ drives started at their own 35 on average; the Redskins’ started at their own 17.

—The play of Russell Wilson would have enabled the Seahawks to overcome almost anything. He had a passer rating of 127.3 and 122 yards rushing. Only one other time has a quarterback had over 120 rushing yards and a passer rating of over 125 in a game. That was Randall Cunningham of the Eagles against the Patriots in 1990.

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Today’s schedule: Jay Gruden teleconference 3:00 p.m.

Days until: Redskins @ Cardinals 5; Titans @ Redskins 12; Monday night Redskins @ Cowboys 21

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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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