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Niles Paul receives sweet get-well gift


Niles Paul receives sweet get-well gift

Ever since suffering a season-ending injury, Niles Paul has received an outpouring of support and well wishes. Many fans have used social media to wish him the best in his recovery, but recently one admirer sent him something a little sweeter. 

I'm sure this little guy doesn't have social media but maybe his folks do... I just want to thank the little homie Robert Wilkins for this card & the gummy bears, which also happen to be my favorite snack | #HTTR

A photo posted by Niles Paul (@niles_paul84) on Sep 1, 2015 at 11:58am PDT

A young Redskins fan sent Paul a care package which included a pack of gummy bears, a photo, and a handwritten letter. In the letter the fan wrote, "Dear Mr. Niles, I hope you feel better soon. Next year will be your year!".  As you may remember, after Paul went down during the Redskins' first preseason game he reportedly told teammate Darrel Young that this year " was supposed to be his year".  Wow, this kid is deep.

Paul shared the sweet gift on Instagram to express his gratitude to his new friend and hoped that maybe the young boy's parents would see it. One week ago, Paul had surgery on his ankle and reported that everything went well. Here's to a speedy recovery. 

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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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