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Derrius Guice posts picture lifting weights with Reuben Foster at Redskins Park

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Derrius Guice posts picture lifting weights with Reuben Foster at Redskins Park

Derrius Guice injured his knee in August and has been working out at Redskins Park for months to get ready for the 2019 season. And now he has a new workout partner. 

In the picture with Guice is Reuben Foster, the linebacker the Redskins claimed off waivers last week after he was released from San Francisco. The 49ers released Foster after he was arrested for domestic violence in a Tampa hotel incident two weeks ago, his second domestic violence arrest this year.

The NFL placed Foster on the Commission Exempt list in the hours after the Redskins claimed him off waivers. That means he can't practice or play for the Redskins, but it doesn't completely preclude him from being in the facility. 

The reaction to Foster's signing came swift and furious against the Redskins, and on Thursday morning, his accuser told the story of their most recent encounter

It's unclear if Foster will ever play for the Redskins, as the team has repeatedly said if the charges are true he will not suit up in Burgundy and Gold. Bruce Allen told ESPN that the Redskins did their own investigation into the incident but will let things play out in court and by the league before the team makes any decisions. 

Foster was a first-round pick in 2017 by the 49ers after a stellar career at the University of Alabama. He slipped nearly out of the first round after failing a pre-draft drug test and having an altercation with a hospital worker during the NFL Scouting Combine. 


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Report says Redskins were chasing after Joe Flacco before he landed in Denver

Report says Redskins were chasing after Joe Flacco before he landed in Denver

Baltimore traded quarterback Joe Flacco to Denver last week, and things might have moved quicker between the Ravens and the Broncos because another team had interest.

That team? The Washington Redskins. 

That's the story presented by a pair of Denver radio hosts last week. 

There are a few important things to note.

Redskins team president Bruce Allen handles trades for the team, and it's possible he reached out to Baltimore on Flacco. That could mean just one perfunctory phone call, or a real conversation. 

The reality, however, is the Redskins don't have close to the cap space needed to add Flacco.

In 2019, Flacco's contract will count more than $26 million toward the salary cap. The Redskins are only $17 million under the cap. Just on the most basic level, acquiring Flacco wouldn't have worked. 

Can teams move salary around or cut players to add room? Sure. But keep in mind, Washington already owes QB Alex Smith more than $20 million this season even though he's unexpected to play. Between Flacco, Smith and Colt McCoy's $4 million salary, that would have been about $50 million in quarterback salary on the Redskins roster this season.

That's preposterous. 

If you want to believe the Redskins were seriously looking into the trade, there are some loose ends. When the team acquired Alex Smith last season, the number one reason provided was that Smith wins games. Well, the same can be said about Flacco. 

A 34-year-old quarterback with a Super Bowl ring and a long track record of impressive playoff performances, Flacco has a career 96-67 regular season record and a 10-5 record in the playoffs. 

There's also this: Reports show Denver sent a fourth-round pick to Baltimore to get Flacco.

The Redskins don't have a fourth-round pick this year after acquiring Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in mid-season. Is it possible the 'Skins talked about a fifth-round pick for Flacco, especially because the team holds two selections in the fifth round? In turn, maybe Denver offered a fourth to beat the Redskins offer? Sure, it's possible.

But again, adding Flacco's contract to the Redskins salary cap situation would be insane. In the end, follow the money.


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Colin Kaepernick, NFL reach settlement in collusion case

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Colin Kaepernick, NFL reach settlement in collusion case

NEW YORK  -- Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid have settled collusion lawsuits against the NFL.

In a three-sentence statement released Friday, the NFL said:

"For the past several months, counsel for Mr. Kaepernick and Mr. Reid have engaged in an ongoing dialogue with representatives of the NFL. As a result of those discussions, the parties have decided to resolve the pending grievances. The resolution of this matter is subject to a confidentiality agreement so there will be no further comment by any party."

Kaepernick's lawyer tweeted an identical statement.

Kaepernick and Reid filed collusion grievances against the league, saying they were blacklisted because of protests during the national anthem at games. Kaepernick has not played in the league since 2016, while Reid missed three games last season before signing with Carolina.