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Ranking the Redskins 11-20

Ranking the Redskins 11-20

I'm continuing here with my annual ranking of the Washington Redskins' front line players. It's purely subjective and it's based on my perception of each player's value to the team. To see what 30 positions are ranked, see the first installment, Ranking the Redskins 21-30. Here are the middle 10 players.

20. Mike Sellers, fullback—I'm not as big a Sellers fan as many are. Sure, he's a beast but he doesn't come close to utilizing his, well, beasthood. Look at the much-ballyhooed play where the he mows over Kenoy Kennedy of the Lions:

He doesn't pick up much additional yardage after contact. All Kennedy has to do is lift his legs and trip him up. Sellers might be a valuable short-yardage weapon if he knew how to find daylight instead of trying to power his way for the half yard.

19. Shaun Suisham, kicker—He was starting to become reliable, nearly automatic, until he missed the biggest kick of his life in Seattle. It will take a while before my confidence in him is restored.

18. Rock Cartwright, kickoff returner—He's a very disciplined returner, rarely going for the big runback but instead following his blockers to maximize each return.

17. Fred Smoot, nickel back—Smoot does an adequate job in coverage, although you'd like him to get back to the knack for making interceptions that he displayed prior to his two-year exodus to the tundra of Minnesota.

16. Jason Campbell, quarterback—So close and yet so far. If Campbell can get to be a fraction of a second quicker in making his decisions, he could well climb up to the coveted #1 spot on this list. Until that happens, he'll have flashes of brilliance followed up by the critical mistake.

15. Randy Thomas, right guard—He'll probably never regain the form that could have earned him Pro Bowl honors in 2003-2004 if not for the Skins' dismal record. Still, he's a very good performer, one of the best pulling guards in the league.

14. Cornelius Griffin, defensive tackle—The team's 2004 MVP seems to be fully healthy for the first time since that monster season. At 31, Griffin likely has one or two more good years left in the tank.

13. Casey Rabach, center—He's still at the point where he's getting better with age as opposed to just getting older.

12. Ladell Betts, relief running back—The best draft pick of the Spurrier era (not that there's much competition) is making a preseason statement that he deserves more carries in 2008 than the 93 he got last year.

11. Santana Moss, wide receiver—He has his bad moments (see the Green Bay game) and he'll disappear from the offense for weeks at a time. But when he's on, he's the team's one true home run threat and most feared offensive weapon.

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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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