A week after the story of Cameron Carrera reached Redskins fans, DeAngelo Hall headlines another group of players supporting the young man living with Spina bifida.
Last week we highlighted the story of Carrera, a first-grader at Urbana Elementary School in Urbana. Md., who is a huge Redskins fan. Born with Spina bifida, Carrera leads life in a wheelchair -- paralyzed from the knees down -- and deals with a number of medical complications.
Through the help of his mom Amanda, family, friends and some social media success, the family was able to raise money for a new handicap-accessible van, and in turn, Cameron's story caught the attention of the team he adores. First Cameron met Ryan Kerrigan at the White House Easter Egg Roll, then a fundraising group in Urbana presented the boy with a signed Kirk Cousins jersey.
From there -- with help from CSN Director of Strategic Partnerships Eric Shuster -- Redskins players started reaching out to Cameron. First Kerrigan sent a video (watch here), then Will Compton sent one, offended that Cameron didn't know the Redskins middle linebacker by name.
"It was a riot," Amanda Carrera said of Compton's video.
Well, word spread in Ashburn about Cameron's fandom and his condition. And it brought about another batch of player videos. First came kicker Dustin Hopkins:
Then, realizing only defensive players and the kicker had reached out, backup offensive lineman Arie Kouandjio wanted to wish Cameron well on behalf of the offense.
The latest? A video from DeAngelo Hall with simple instructions for Cameron: "Keep fighting."
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.
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.