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Need to Know: Looking at the Redskins’ roster one-liner style — Offensive edition

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Need to Know: Looking at the Redskins’ roster one-liner style — Offensive edition

Here is what you need to know on Thursday, September 27, 11 days before the Washington Redskins visit the New Orleans Saints. 

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We have time to take a breath and look through each member of the Redskins’ 53-man roster, one line at a time.

The offense is up today, the defense tomorrow. 

— After a couple of weeks of living up to his game manager reputation, QB Alex Smith aired it out to the tune of 11 yards per attempt against the Packers. 

QB Colt McCoy has another durable quarterback in front of him but he remains a valuable reserve.

— There isn’t much to say about RB Adrian Peterson except that those who said that he was finished (I might have been one of them) seriously underestimated him. 

— During training camp, RB Chris Thompson said that his injured leg wouldn’t be 100 percent until November, but he has looked good so far. 

— When Rob Kelley went to injured reserve, RB Kapri Bibbs made his way onto the 53-man roster and in his first game back was active and got some carries. 

— A combination of fumbling problems and a lack of special teams prowess has landed RB Samaje Perine on the inactive list for all three games.

— For the moment, let’s forget about a breakout year for WR Josh Doctson and just see if he can get a breakout game. 

— Rarely has a player with one reception in a game have as big an impact as WR Paul Richardson did against the Packers as his 46-yard TD showed that Smith could and would throw deep. 

— After a slow start, WR Jamison Crowder looked like himself against the Packers as he caught four passes for 39 yards and a touchdown. 

WR Maurice Harris was active for the first time this year last Sunday and he played sparingly (six snaps).

— As expected, WR Brian Quick’s action on offense has been limited but he is contributing on special teams. 

— We might see what WR Michael Floyd can do on the field after the bye. 

TE Jordan Reed is on pace to catch 75 passes for 900 yards and that would be his second-best career season on both of those categories. 

— Against the Packers, TE Vernon Davis went from mostly invisible to a major factor with receptions that gained 50 and 20 yards. 

— TE Jeremy Sprinkle has yet to be the target of a pass but his blocking has consistently helped the Redskins’ run game. 

— Assuming he bounces back from his “minor” surgery, OT Trent Williams could be in line for his first All-Pro season. 

— The only player besides Alex Smith who has played every offensive snap this year is OL Chase Roullier

— It’s only one game but C Tony Bergstrom played much better against the Packers than he did in some of his preseason appearances. 

— Perhaps nobody on the team likes the early bye except for G Brandon Scherff, who can use to week off to get some rehab on his injured knee. 

OT Morgan Moses should be OK for the Saints game after he suffered a concussion in the first quarter against the Packers. 

— Coming in for Moses against the Packers, OT Ty Nsekhe was flagged for two false starts and a hold in his first extended action of the season. 

— On Monday Gruden essentially said that he would like for this to be a redshirt season for rookie OT Geron Christian

— Rookie free agent OL Casey Dunn was active for the first time on Sunday and he played four special teams snaps. 

— Gruden was very happy with the play of Roullier and Bergstrom against the Packers meaning that G Shawn Lauvao will not automatically get his starting job back when he is healthy. 

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Today: Bye week

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Report: FedEx will remove signage from stadium after 2020 NFL season if Redskins don't change name

Report: FedEx will remove signage from stadium after 2020 NFL season if Redskins don't change name

In addition to the public statement FedEx shared on July 2 formally asking the Redskins to change their name, the company also sent a letter to the team saying that if the name was not changed all signage from FedExField will be removed following the 2020 NFL season, The Washington Post's Liz Clarke reported.

FedEx currently holds the naming rights to the stadium and has a deal in place that carries through the 2025 season. Frederick Smith, CEO of FedEx is a minority owner in the Redskins, though he has been reportedly looking to sell his share.

According to Clarke, who spoke with a person familiar with the letter, FedEx stated that the current name would harm the image and reputation of its brand. Additionally, the moniker goes against the company's ideals of being all-inclusive and diverse. Staying with the Redskins would only harm FedEx's reputation and relationship with customers in the future.

Therefore, unless the name is changed, FedEx will no longer have any involvement at Washington's current stadium.

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The news is the latest major domino to fall since major requests to change the name came from the likes of FedEx as well as investors in PepsiCo and Nike last week. Since then, PepsiCo has made a statement requesting a name change while Nike has removed all Redskins merchandise from their website.

They are not alone, as AmazonTarget and Walmart, are among the others that have eliminated Washington gear from their online retail shops. 

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Washington is currently conducting an internal review of the name, but a change is expected. However, switching a team name is something that generally takes time, meaning there's no guarantee it happens before the 2020 season begins.

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Patriots' Julian Edelman says he and DeSean Jackson will 'educate one another and grow together'

Patriots' Julian Edelman says he and DeSean Jackson will 'educate one another and grow together'

Current Eagles and former Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson has been under fire recently after he shared anti-Semitic quotes falsely attributed to Adolf Hitler on his Instagram account.

After facing major backlash, Jackson apologized for his actions. The Philadelphia Eagles also released a statement on the situation, condemning the wide receiver's posts. Former NBA player Stephen Jackson noted that DeSean Jackson was almost fired over the incident, but explained that he believed the NFL veteran was "speaking the truth." 

Unlike Stephen Jackson, New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, who is Jewish, spoke out against the wide receiver's actions calling them "ugly things" to say. However, Edelman doesn't want the conversation to end there, as he hopes to work with Jackson on where he went wrong and how he can improve, while also gaining more knowledge himself about the Black Lives Matter movement.

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The Patriots pass-catcher extended an invitation to Jackson on Thursday to join him at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C., Edelman also said he would attend D.C.'s Museum of African-American History and Culture with Jackson in return.

On Friday, Edelman shared on Twitter that the two have connected and are working toward finding a way to "educate one another and grow together."

Though Edelman explained that the actual plans will be detailed in the future, it appears both wide receivers are willing to communicate and try and learn from each other's experiences.

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