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Redskins vs. Steelers Live Updates: Scores, stats, highlights

Redskins vs. Steelers Live Updates: Scores, stats, highlights

The Redskins host the Steelers in Week 1 of the 2016 NFL regular season in the first Monday Night Football Game of the season.

The reigning NFC East champions host Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers at FedEx Field in a highly anticipated matchup between Josh Norman and Antonio Brown.

The game begins at 7:10 p.m. ET on ESPN and CSN Mid-Atlantic is providing live updates, stats, scores, and highlights throughout the entire game.



5:30 p.m. — DeSean Jackson is ready for some football. He's also dressed to impress. This is marvelous.

5:450 p.m. — The inactives list is out. Josh Doctson will be in uniform. Duke Ihenacho won't be. 

6:00 p.m. — McCounaughey in the house! OK, now it's time for some football.

6:30 p.m. — The Steelers are favored by 3 points, but the score prediction is all over the map. All the betting odds are here

7:10 p.m. — What is you prediction? Leave it below in the comments section. Rich Tandler thinks is will be Steelers 24, Redskins 21. JP Finlay is going Redskins 33, Steelers 30.

First Quarter:

7:18 p.m. — Redskins get the ball first and feature Jordan Reed heavily. But Jay Gruden doesn't go for in on a short fourht down and the Redskins elect to punt.

7:23 p.m. — Pittsburgh is forced to punt after a three and out. DeSean Jackson picks up a ton of yards after a nice catch across the middle. First big play of the game.

7:25 p.m. — Cousins nearly throws an interception. He was looking for a slant and Jackson was looking for a screen. Steelers defender can't haul it in. Crisis averted.

7:26 p.m. — meanwhile, Josh Norman and David Bruton are aruging on the sidelines. 

7:31 p.m. — Dustin Hopkins puts the Redskins on the board first with a field goal, but Kirk Cousins was off with some of his passes; underthrowing Jamison Crowder and DeSean Jackson. But it's still early. 

7:35 p.m. — Roethlisberger tries to find Eli Rogers over the middle. Redskins defense does a good job breaking it up and Bashaud Breeland comes up with the first turnover of the season. 

7:41 p.m. — Another Redskins drive ends in a FG from Hopkins. Redskins lead 6-0.

7:46 p.m. — Redskins nearly get another turnover. Roethlisberger sacked, coughs up the football. Kerrigan recovers but coughs it up too. Steelers retain possession. We appreciate the honesty, Ziggy Hood. BUT C'MON!

7:49 p.m — End of First Quarter: Redskins 6, Steelers 0.

Second Quarter:

7:54 p.m. — Another potential turnover. Antonio Brown hauls in a catch and Josh Norman immediately strips the pigskin from him. The call on the field was changed from a fumble to incomplete, and the Redskins decide to challenge the call on the field. 

8:00 p.m. — On fourth-and-1, Big Ben goes deep down field to Antonio Brown, who hauls in a beautiful catch while being draped by Bashaud Breeland and DeAngelo Hall. 

8:06 p.m. — DeSean Jackson has been great early on. Three catches for 70 yards. 

8:08 p.m. — INCYMI: Bashaud Breeland HAD IT.

8:11 p.m. — After Jackson's nice catch, the Redskins get back-to-back penalties and findthemselves on first-and-25. 

8:11 p.m. — The Redskins go for it on fourth-and-6, and Chris Thompson hauls in a catch just short of the first down. Steelers take over. 

8:15 p.m. — During the timeout, the Redskins honored a bevy of US Olymoic medalists. Kevin Durant was one of them. The crowd was mostly positive. Mostly.

8:23 p.m. — Another fourth down for the Steelers and the Big Ben once again throws the ball. Gutsy call. Eli Rogers picks up the first down and then some. 

8:28 p.m. — Well that's one bizarre way to score a TD. Dashaun Phillips deflected Roethlisberger's pass, which then carromed off a Steelers reciver before landing in the arms of Eli Rogers. 

8:31 p.m. — That will do it for the first half. Steelers lead 14-6.

8:51 p.m. — Jamison Crowder fumbles the ball after a catch, but Piere Garcon is there to pick it up and run with the ball.

8:53 p.m. — On the very next play, Kirk Cousins throws an interception, which Ryan Shazier returns for good yardage. That was Cousins' first interception in 253 attempts.

9:03 p.m. — The Redskins corners are getting torched.  Greg Toller dove too early on a deep pass, and on the very next play Antonio Brown blew past Bashaud Breeland for a touchdown. And then this happened. 

9:11 p.m. — Oh man, he did it in front of Kevin Durant too.

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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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