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Redskins send Niles Paul to injured reserve; Carrier may be activated

Redskins send Niles Paul to injured reserve; Carrier may be activated

 The Redskins have placed tight end Niles Paul on injured reserve with a labrum injury in his shoulder.

He suffered the injury trying to catch a pass late in the Redskins tie game with the Bengals in London on October 30. Jay Gruden originally said that the injury was to an AC joint in his shoulder but further examination revealed the labrum issue.

This is the second straight season that Paul has landed on injured reserve. He suffered an ankle injury in the first preseason game in 2015 and he missed the entire season.

Paul worked his way back and was playing a role on offense as a blocking tight end and an occasional fullback and he was the special teams captain. The 2011 fifth-round pick had two receptions for 27 yards this year.

It appears that Derek Carrier, who has been on the physically unable to perform list, may take Paul’s spot on the roster. Carrier has been out since suffering multiple torn knee ligaments in a game in Chicago last December. He started practicing today and the team has a 21-day window in which they can activate him. That could happen sooner rather than later.

Carrier said that he knew of no decision to move him to the active roster but he said he would be ready to play against the Vikings on Sunday if needed.

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Terrelle Pryor reportedly closing in on deal with new team

Terrelle Pryor reportedly closing in on deal with new team

Former Washington Redskin Terrelle Pryor may have found a new home after a tumultuous season in Washington.

The 28-year-old wide receiver appears to be on the way to the New York Jets for the 2018 season according to Ian Rappaport.

Last season, Pryor only played in nine games for Washington and was sent to injured reserve after Week 11. His season ended with ankle surgery and it closed the book on a short stint in the nation’s capital.

In his nine games, he never got on the same page with former Redskins’ quarterback Kirk Cousins. Targeted only 37 times, the six-year veteran only had 20 receptions for 240 yards and a single touchdown.

This is coming after a 1,000-yard season on the dismal Cleveland Browns team that went 1-15 in 2016. As a free-agent, he signed with Washington on a ‘prove-it’ deal for one-year, eight million last off-season. He was expected to a significant amount of touches alongside Josh Doctson.


With so much anticipation it was easy to say that Pryor’s lone season in Washington was a disappointment.

If he does sign with the Jets, Pryor joins a New York franchise that is still continuing to rebuild. They currently own the No. 3 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft and are in search of a quarterback.  A year ago they finished 5-11 under third-year head coach Todd Bowles.

Transitioned to wide receiver in Cleveland, Pryor was drafted into the league as a quarterback.  He spent three seasons in Oakland (2011-13) all as a quarterback making 10 starts. In Cleveland (2015-16) he made the transition to wide receiver before going to Washington in 2017.


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Good news Redskins fans: Jason Pierre-Paul shipped out of NFC East


Good news Redskins fans: Jason Pierre-Paul shipped out of NFC East

The Giants shipped out Jason Pierre-Paul for life as a Buccaneer, and in turn, Tampa will send a third and fourth round draft pick to New York.

Moving Pierre-Paul comes at a curious time for the Giants. The team will eat $15 million of dead money in the move, and New York also sent a fourth-round pick to Tampa as part of the transaction. 

What it definitely signals is that Big Blue looks to be moving from a 4-3 base defense to a 3-4 look. Additionally, with the second overall pick in the NFL Draft in April, maybe the Giants will seriously look at NC State defensive lineman Bradley Chubb. 


For the Redskins, seeing Pierre-Paul leave the NFC East is welcome news. He has 12.5 career sacks against Washington QBs, the same amount he has against the Eagles and Cowboys combined. 

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