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Redskins signing of Terrelle Pryor 'a coup' per one NFL analyst

Redskins signing of Terrelle Pryor 'a coup' per one NFL analyst

Many expected Terrelle Pryor to hit the jackpot when free agency opened last week. Those expectations under-delivered, however, as Pryor agreed to a one-year deal with Redskins worth $6 million and another $2 million available in incentives.

That contract ranks as one of the best value deals so far in the 2017 free agency period, according to NFL Network analyst Greg Rosenthal. From the report:

"Due $6 million on a one-year contract, Pryor is joining a team that threw for nearly 5,000 yards last season and just lost its top two receivers. There should be plenty of 6-yard Kirk Cousins passes for Pryor to make magic with after the catch. In an offseason gone wrong for the Redskins, signing Pryor for Markus Wheaton money is a coup.​"

Last year playing with the Browns, Pryor caught 77 passes for 1,007 yards. Remarkably, Pryor played with six different quarterbacks last season in Cleveland, and explained he looks forward to playing with Cousins.

"In Washington, they were very aggressive in terms of wanting me to be on the team. I played with six quarterbacks last year. I don’t think it could get that bad," Pryor said. "Obviously, I would like to play with Kirk. I would be an idiot if I didn’t believe that. I think he’s a great quarterback and hopefully that’s what happens."

Pryor wasn't the only wideout that signed a one-year deal. Alshon Jeffery did the same with the Eagles, though the former Bears playmaker has dealt with a number of injuries and a PED suspension. Conversely, former 'Skins receivers DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garçon were able to get multi-year deals in free agency, and both of those players will turn 31 this season. 

Cleveland initially wanted Pryor back and offered a multi-year deal, per Rosenthal, but moved on to Kenny Britt when Pryor decided to test the market.

The market bore little fruit, and the Redskins took advantage. 

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Redskins Inactives: Trent Williams out again

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Redskins Inactives: Trent Williams out again

Playing their second game in four days, the Redskins will be without Trent Williams once again tonight. 

Williams headlines the group of inactives, along with tight end Jordan Reed. It will be the third game he's missed this season, after sitting out back-to-back games during Weeks 8 and 9. 

Reed hasn't played since the Redskins' against Dallas on October 29th. 

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Need to Know: Final thoughts on Redskins vs. Giants

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Need to Know: Final thoughts on Redskins vs. Giants

Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, November 23, seven days before the Washington Redskins play the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium.

Timeline

Today’s schedule: Redskins Kickoff 7:30 NBC Sports Washington; Redskins vs. Giants, NBC, 8:30  

Days until:

—Redskins @ Cowboys Thursday night (11/30) 7
—Redskins @ Chargers (12/10) 17
—Cardinals @ Redskins (12/17) 24

Final thoughts on Redskins vs Giants

Look out for Eli—There are many reasons why the Giants are 2-8 but Eli Manning is not one of them. He isn’t nearly the turnover machine he has been for much of his career. His interception percentage this year is 1.6; he hasn’t been under 2.3 percent interceptions this decade. Manning only has 14 touchdown passes but considering that Odell Beckham, who went out in the fourth game of the season, still leads Giants wide receivers in touchdown receptions, that’s not bad.

Running game stuck—What makes Manning’s performance even more impressive is the fact that he doesn’t get much support from a running game. The Giants are 26th in the league with 920 yards. They have gained some traction lately after installing Orleans Darkwa as the starting running back; he is averaging 4.8 yards per carry for the season and 71 yards per game over the last three games. The Redskins certainly don’t want to let him get going tonight.

Reverting to reality—The Giants ranked 32nd in total defense in 2015. They dropped millions on free agents such as Janoris Jenkins, David Harrison, and Olivier Vernon and jumped to 10th. Now, this year they are 31st and equally bad against the pass (29th) and the run (30th). Health hasn’t been a huge issue, although Vernon has missed a few games and Jenkins was suspended. Redskins fans know full well that spending sprees don’t necessarily make for permanent improvements and Giants fans are learning it this year.

Keys to winning

  • Run the ballThe Redskins are 4-2 this year when rushing for 90 yards or more.
  • Continue to protect the ball—The Redskins have turned the ball over just twice in their last three games.
  • Don’t give them hope—The Chiefs let the Giants hang around last week and New York stole a win. The Redskins need to get on top early and mash down on the gas pedal.

Prediction—It’s hard to see a scenario where the Redskins lose this one. Even in their injury-depleted state they are battling every game and the same can’t be said for their opponents today. The weather forecast is for cold temperatures but not much wind, ideal conditions for Cousins to throw for 300 yards. For once, the Redskins get up early and keep going.

Redskins 31, Giants 13

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