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Redskins safety Kyshoen Jarrett continues to rehab but still no timetable


Redskins safety Kyshoen Jarrett continues to rehab but still no timetable

Kyshoen Jarrett’s recovery from the shoulder injury he suffered in the Redskins’ regular season finale is ongoing, according to a report in The Roanoke Times.

Jarrett, who sustained nerve damage in his right shoulder during a scary collision with Cowboys’ running back Darren McFadden on Jan 3, told the newspaper that it’s possible he’ll miss OTAs this spring...and possibly a bit longer.

“It may have to wait a little bit longer than that,” Jarrett was quoted as saying. “My hope is to be ready by camp or before camp. Maybe mandatory mini-camp [in mid-June].”

“I really don’t know,” he continued. “I can’t really tell you a timeline on the nerve [damage]. They say nerves take the longest to heal. I know at three months, that’s when I’ll start seeking a lot of progression within my arm. But we’ll see; I’m not 100-percent sure.”

Jarrett added that he’ll have a more concrete timeline after meeting with doctors early next month. The second-year pro made his comments Wednesday while attending the Hokies’ Pro Day in Blacksburg, Va.

Virginia Tech football beat writer Andy Bitter also noted that Jarrett appeared “noticeably skinnier” because he hasn’t been able to lift weights. Bitter also wrote that Jarrett was cautious with his right arm and shook hands lefty.

Jarrett also said he got married last month.

“I have a wife now and I’m looking to start a family soon,” he said. “That’s what’s really close in my heart. But I do love the game. I do love the NFL. It’s something I always dreamed about being—and NFL player.”

At the Combine last month, Coach Jay Gruden indicated that Jarrett was not close to being 100-percent.

“Kyshoen’s still rehabbing,” Gruden said. “It was a tough injury for him. He’s got a ways to go, but I know he’ll do everything he can to get himself right.”

Jarrett, a versatile defensive back who played more snaps on defense than any Redskins’ rookie in 2015, is one of four safeties on the roster, joining DeAngelo Hall, Duke Ihenacho and recently-signed David Bruton. 

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Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—D-line scoop, Alex Smith's big deal

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Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—D-line scoop, Alex Smith's big deal

Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, March 24, 33 days before the NFL draft.  

The Redskins week that was

A look at some of the most popular posts and hottest topics of the week on Real Redskins and NBC Sports Washington.

Free agency update: What's next for the Redskins on the D-line? The Redskins have been casting out lines for defensive linemen since before free agency officially started but they haven’t been able to reel one in. Part of the issue might be that they know that Vita Vea and Da’Ron Payne are likely to be available in the draft. They have to balance spending big on a lineman vs. being able to get one pretty cheap for the next five years.

Redskins make a D-line contract change, gain roster flexibility—Speaking of the D-line, the team negotiated the removal of a salary guarantee for one player to give themselves more flexibility when it comes time to cut the roster down to 53 in September. See the post for details.

Redskins guarantee Alex Smith a whopping $71 million in new contract—In the words of Joe Biden, this is a big f-----g deal. It showed that the Redskins aren’t afraid to pay a quarterback big money if they think it’s the right guy. It should be noted that whether or not they chose the right guy is something that remains to be seen. Although the post shows that it’s plausible for the Redskins to terminate the deal after three years, I anticipate Smith playing out at least four if not all five years of the contract.

Redskins add another ex-Cowboy as they sign Scandrick—Orlando Scandrick has struggled with injuries the past few years and Redskins fans did not greet the news of his signing with great enthusiasm, to say the least. To point out the bright side, his contract is not pricey by NFL terms ($2.6 million cap hit this year, no guaranteed money beyond a $1 million signing bonus) and from what I have been able to gather it’s possible that change of scenery might give him a boost for a year or two.

Tweet of the week

Well before free agency started, I wrote that the Redskins’ top priorities in free agency should be to get extensions done for Smith, Brandon Scherff, and Jamison Crowder. They should have about $15 million to work with after a few more free agent signings and that would be plenty to get all of those extensions done. And if they do score a big free agent signing, it would be worth it to restructure the contract of someone like Ryan Kerrigan to get them done.

Stay up to date on the Redskins. Rich Tandler covers the team 365 days a year. Like his Facebook page and follow him on Twitter @TandlerNBCS.


Days until:

—Offseason workouts begin (4/16) 23
—Training camp starts (approx. 7/26) 124
—2018 NFL season starts (9/9) 169

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Eagles' Michael Bennett allegedly injured elderly worker; arrest warrant issued

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Eagles' Michael Bennett allegedly injured elderly worker; arrest warrant issued

Philadelphia Eagles lineman Michael Bennett has been indicted on felony abuse for allegedly pushing an elderly NRG Stadium worker during Super Bowl LI.

Bennett was indicted by the Harris County, Texas district attorney's office for injury to the elderly — which is intentionally and knowingly causing injury to a person 65 years or older, according to a press release from the Harris County Sheriffs' Office.

A warrant has been issued for Bennett's arrest.

The 66-year-old paraplegic stadium worker was attempting to control field access when Bennett allegedly pushed her. 

The maximum penalty Bennett faces is ten years in prison in addition to a $10,000 fine.


Bennett — whose brother Martellus played in that Super Bowl for New England — was a member of the Seattle Seahawks during the incident and was in attendance as a noncompetitive player.

The NFL has been made aware of the situation and is looking into the matter, according to Pro Football Talk.

The 32-year-old 10-year NFL veteran could potentially face NFL discipline under the league's personal conduct policy.