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From Detroit to Afghanistan to the cockpit: Tracking Josh Norman's wild offseason travels

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From Detroit to Afghanistan to the cockpit: Tracking Josh Norman's wild offseason travels

There's been some concern in the past with how the Redskins have used Josh Norman in their defense. Do they let him travel enough in the secondary and follow the opposing team's top target as much as they should?

That's a debate you can have on your own time. What you can't debate, though, is whether Norman travels enough in the offseason. Like, literally travels.

Norman is one of the most worthwhile Instagram follows on the Redskins' roster because of all the places he goes to, whether for a certain purpose or just for pure enjoyment. And so far, the corner has racked up a mountain of air miles since the 2018 campaign wrapped up.

Here he is in late February, hanging at an unspecified location where the water is so clear, it looks like you could put it in a bottle and consume it: 

Then, the defensive back — a football player who's a massive futbol fan — took in a Champions League match between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain in a little getaway called Paris:

Norman's next trip was a tremendous one; he and New Orleans linebacker Demario Davis went to Flint, MI to learn about the area's long-standing water crisis and try to make a difference there as best they could:

In mid-April, the 31-year-old again was on another continent. This time, he was in Afghanistan for an apparent meeting with the acting Minister of Education:

A few days later, Norman went to the Brownsville & Matamoros Bridge, which spans the US and Mexico border. There, he assisted families who are forced to wait on the bridge as they hope to be granted access to America:

Finally, most recently, Norman took to the skies with the Navy's Blue Angels. Watching the video of his flight may make your palms unreasonably sweaty:

And you thought your summer calendar was crowded. Not compared to Norman's. 

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Report: Bill Callahan to join Browns' staff as offensive line coach

Report: Bill Callahan to join Browns' staff as offensive line coach

Bill Callahan was not unemployed for long.

The former Redskins offensive line coach, who served as Washington's interim head coach in 2019 after Jay Gruden was fired following an 0-5 start, is joining the Cleveland Browns staff, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

The 63-year-old will reportedly serve as the Browns' offensive line coach, a title he has over two decades of coaching experience of.

Callahan served as the Redskins offensive line coach from 2017-2019. He worked his way up the coaching ranks in both college and the NFL as an offensive line coach for over a decade before the Raiders hired him as offensive coordinator in 1998. He was later promoted to head coach in 2002 and spent two seasons at the helm before leaving for the same position at Nebraska.

After a four-year tenure as head coach at the University of Nebraska ended in 2007, Callahan returned to the NFL as an offensive line coach for the Jets. He spent the next 12 years as an offensive line coach for three different NFL teams before he was named the Redskins interim head coach in October.

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Scott Turner won the Redskins offensive coordinator job over Kevin O'Connell, per source

Scott Turner won the Redskins offensive coordinator job over Kevin O'Connell, per source

There has been plenty of speculation as to why new Redskins head coach Ron Rivera decided to hire Scott Turner as offensive coordinator, and now a source tells NBC Sports Washington the answer is simple. 

Turner won the job competition. 

Many expected 2019 Redskins offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell to maintain his position when the team hired Rivera as their new head coach earlier this month. That didn't happen. 

As Rivera moved quickly to assemble his coaching staff, the biggest question seemed to be running the offense and working with second-year quarterback Dwayne Haskins. Rivera interviewed O'Connell and Turner for the job, and asked to interview former Giants head coach Pat Shurmur. 

Shurmur declined the interview, and at that point, a source explained that Rivera then made his decision to go with Turner over O'Connell. 

So why Turner? 

Both candidates got their first experience calling plays last year after an in-season firing to the head coach. The results weren't great for either coach, but Turner's game plans involved more play action passing than O'Connell. 

Turner's resume working with Cam Newton and Teddy Bridgewater mattered, as did the plan Turner presented for working with Haskins. 

It's important to note that Rivera had years of experience working with Turner, as well as his father Norv Turner. That mattered too, and one source explained Rivera "believed" in Turner. 

While O'Connell landed in a strong spot as offensive coordinator for the Rams, he won't be calling plays. Coaches don't like giving up control, particularly offensive coaches giving up play calling. For O'Connell, maybe that will change in LA, but it will take time. 

Some Redskins fans have a bad habit of assuming the worst. That maybe Turner got the job because O'Connell passed on it. That's not the case, per multiple sources.

Ron Rivera wanted his guy, and that's why Turner got the job. 

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