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Rogers on the mend

Rogers on the mend

According to JLC and other sources, Carlos Rogers' injured knee is mending well ahead of schedule and he could be ready for the start of the regular season.

The concept of Rogers lining up in September seemed farfetched last October when he tore both the ACL and MCL in his right knee in the Washington Redskins' loss to the Patriots. A return in October of this year seemed to be the best-case scenario as the timetable for the recovery from such an injury generally is a year.

However, individuals heal at different rates. It late July, just a few days past nine months since the injury and Rogers is cutting and showing explosiveness that has the coaches impressed.

If Rogers is ready to contribute at least as a nickel back, if not a starter, by the start of the regular season, gives the team some roster flexibility. If he's not quite there when the final cuts are made, the team probably will be forced to carry six cornerbacks. That would force them to go short in another position or perhaps the concept of carrying six wide receivers would go up in smoke.

But if he's ready to go, the Skins can go with five cornerbacks. They have eight now—Rogers, Shawn Springs, Fred Smoot, Leigh Torrence, Justin Tryon, Byron Westbrook, Cedrick Holt, and Matteral Richardson. Torrence filled in at nickel back behind starters Springs and Smoot last year after Rogers went down. Tryon was taken in the fourth round of the draft and he has raw speed, playmaking ability, and supreme confidence. He's likely to make it as the fifth corner. I'm not sure whether or not Holt is practice-squad eligible but Richardson and/or Westbrook could wind up on the PS.

It's important to caution here that Rogers being at or near 100% on September 4 is not a done deal. He has yet to participate in any contact and that is where you get the true picture of where he stands in his recovery.

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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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