Redskins

Quick Links

Josh Norman fires helmet at Titans' Taylor Lewan in heated postgame altercation

Josh Norman fires helmet at Titans' Taylor Lewan in heated postgame altercation

Watch the altercation between Josh Norman and Taylor Lewan in the video player above.

Josh Norman was not happy following the Redskins' 25-16 loss to the Titans on Saturday in Week 16. Two late interceptions by Josh Johnson cost the Redskins a clear path to the playoffs. 

As the game ended and players began to intermingle, Titans RB Derrick Henry attempted to make amends with Norman for a minor spat the two had late in the fourth quarter after Norman tackled Henry on a third-down run and Henry put his hand in Norman's face.

Norman departed Henry and sat in stunned silence on the sideline. That's when Titans offensive lineman Taylor Lewan walked toward Norman and yelled "Get the f*** out of my stadium.'

That's when Norman hurled his helmet at Lewan, who in turn, mocked Norman's bow-and-arrow celebration.

Paul Kelly, the Redskins director of football operations, had to step in and separate Norman from Lewan.

Following the altercation, Lewan was asked about the dustup. The three-time pro bowler explained that he believed Norman was trying to injury Henry, and Lewan would not stand for that.

"I’m not worried about Josh Norman. ... I mean, I don’t know who that is," he said, via Travis Haney. " I was pissed. He was trying to hurt Derrick. That’s BS. That’s not the way football’s supposed to be played, man. It’s not our fault you’re not relevant anymore.”

With the loss, the Redskins no longer have control over their own destiny, needing a win over the Eagles in Week 17 and two losses from both the Eagles and Vikings, to make the playoffs.

MORE REDSKINS NEWS

 

 

 

Quick Links

Jonathan Allen is experimenting with a new helmet and may wear it in 2019, which would be awesome

Jonathan Allen is experimenting with a new helmet and may wear it in 2019, which would be awesome

One thing stood out on an otherwise quiet August Monday at Redskins Park, and that was Jonathan Allen. More specifically, what Jonathan Allen was wearing on his head.

In fact, if you focused solely on the defensive lineman, you might've gotten confused over what decade you were in.

Usually, Allen suits up in a fairly standard helmet and facemask combo. But on Monday, No. 93 experimented with both a dark visor and a totally different facemask that featured a single, vertical bar down the middle of it, the kind of thing you saw on legends like Deacon Jones or Bruce Smith.

To put it simply, he looked awesome. Soooo awesome:

While walking out of the locker room following practice, Allen explained that he was recently watching NFL Network and felt inspired to try it out after seeing throwback footage on his TV. When asked if he plans on actually bringing it on the field with him for regular season action, he answered: "I'm planning on it."

As you — and the Raiders, especially — are aware of by now, the NFL has specific regulations regarding helmets and facemasks, but Allen seemed to believe he'll have no problem rocking his vintage setup.

Daron Payne, on the other hand, does have a problem with it.

"It's terrible," Payne said, while also shaking his head like a slightly disappointed parent. "It's terrible."

Payne is a smart and reasonable guy most of the time, but here, he's wrong. That look is the exact opposite of terrible. It's sick and it needs to be shared for every one of Washington's 16 games in 2019.

In fact, Allen should probably receive a Pro Bowl nomination strictly for even thinking about making that his new helmet. Bringing back the single bar would be truly epic.

MORE REDSKINS NEWS

Quick Links

Jay Gruden on Trent Williams' holdout: 'No updates whatsoever'

Jay Gruden on Trent Williams' holdout: 'No updates whatsoever'

The Redskins are now less than three weeks away from taking the field in Philadelphia to kick off their regular season on Sept. 8, and Washington's cornerstone left tackle has still yet to report to the team.

As the Burgundy and Gold gear up for their third preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday, left tackle Trent Williams continues to hold out.

After the Redskins practice on Monday concluded, head coach Jay Gruden was asked if he had any updates on the situation. He immediately shot that down.

"There are no updates whatsoever," he said.

The third preseason game is usually the 'dress rehearsal' for the regular season, with the starters playing close to a half before the reserves enter. But No. 71 still remains absent from Redskins Park and has given the team zero indication whether he plans on returning or not.

For now, Washington must roll with the players they have present. 

"We're preparing with the guys we have right now," Gruden said. "That's all we can do. We're getting Geron [Christianson] ready. We're getting [Donald] Penn ready. So we'll go that route."

Throughout his holdout, Williams has chosen to remain silent. He has not spoken publicly once since the start, and the actual reasons he has still yet to show up still remain in the rumor phase. He has reportedly made it clear he doesn't plan to return, and other teams have reached out about a potential trade.

Redskins running back Adrian Peterson, one of Williams' longtime close friends, doesn't even know what Williams plans to do.

"I shot my shot. I know how Trent is, so I just left it alone," Peterson told reporters last week. "After we talked that first time about it, I wasn't going to be the guy that was going to pester him or anything like that... I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't come back, and if he did, I wouldn't be surprised. That's honestly where I sit."

When asked on Monday if he had communicated with Williams during his absence, Gruden refused to give reporters a clear answer.

"Talked? Maybe," Gruden said on his communication with the Redskins' Silverback. "Texted, talked, maybe. It is what it is right now. He's not here, so we're going to talk about the people we have."

MORE REDSKINS NEWS: