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The Redskins are reportedly not acting like a 'normal team' ahead of NFL trade deadline

The Redskins are reportedly not acting like a 'normal team' ahead of NFL trade deadline

The Redskins are one of two franchises, along with the Bengals, that are irritating other NFL teams with their unwillingness to listen to offers ahead of Tuesday's trade deadline. That's according to a new CBS report that was published Sunday.

Washington and Cincinnati been receiving calls for a while now, yet so far "ownership has declined to even consider moving forward on them," Jason La Canfora writes. Those around the league are apparently quite annoyed by this, with one GM saying specifically of the Redskins, "It's not like you are dealing with a normal team."

The Browns have been particularly aggressive in going after Trent Williams, but the Burgundy and Gold have rebuffed Cleveland time and again. Ryan Kerrigan is also garnering some interest from contending teams, per La Canfora, but those organizations don't believe he'll be moved before the deadline, either.

For quite some time, Bruce Allen has maintained that the Redskins are on the right path despite a hideous record that would suggest otherwise. Because of that record, Washington should, at the very least, entertain whatever offers come their way. 

However, as long as Allen seriously believes that his plan is working, then it's likely no trades will happen, considering he's the one who executes them. 

The deadline strikes at 4 p.m. on Tuesday. Some major swaps have already been made well ahead of it, and more could happen as things wind down. The indication, though, is that the Redskins won't be involved in any them, unless they drastically change their approach.


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Kendall Fuller will be more confident and versatile this time with Redskins, but he's still hungry

Kendall Fuller will be more confident and versatile this time with Redskins, but he's still hungry

Kendall Fuller isn't that interested in rewatching his interception that clinched a Super Bowl victory for the Chiefs this past February. He's well aware of how special of a moment that highlight was, of course, but the defender has already largely moved on.

"You grind and work to make sure that's not the last play you're remembered for," Fuller told a group of Redskins reporters during a conference call on Wednesday.

This week will include plenty of similar calls featuring the free agents that Washington has signed so far, but for Fuller, his session wasn't meant to welcome him. Rather, it was a reintroduction, as he's set to return to the franchise that drafted him in 2016.

According to him, he's coming back to the Burgundy and Gold as a more well-rounded pro.

"I think the first time was me just trying to figure myself out, find myself," he said. "Now, just knowing my game more, knowing my strengths and weaknesses, just bettering that confidence."

The 25-year-old explained that the possibility of becoming a Redskin again first occurred to him during the Combine, when his agents and the organization had some initial conversations about making it happen. Eventually, his agents buzzed him when the team made its offer, which came late on the first day of the league's tampering period.

"I told them, 'Say less. Let's do it,'" he recalled.

As for why he opted to come back instead of head elsewhere, he acknowledged being local again mattered, yet it was far from the lone factor in his choice.

"So many reasons," Fuller said. "Coach Rivera and the coaching staff there. Their relationship with the players and seeing how they develop guys. Seeing the corners that they have in [Carolina] — (James) Bradberry, Donte Jackson — seeing their film the last couple of years. And being at a place that's home, that I've had some success, that I enjoyed the first few years I was in Washington."

While with the Chiefs, Fuller lined up all over their secondary, acting as an outside corner and even a safety in addition to his role as a slot corner. That kind of versatility is why his name is now inked on a four-year, $40 million contract.

Naturally, many have wondered how the Redskins will choose to use him moving forward. Due to the consequences of Coronavirus, Fuller himself isn't currently sure. He doesn't appear that concerned, however.

"I'm just excited to just show my talent, just knowing that I can play anywhere on the field at a high level," he said.

In addition to increased on-field responsibilities, Fuller developed a better mindset in 2018 and 2019 in Kansas City. That'll certainly happen after going to the AFC title game one year and winning it all right after that.

And much like Thomas Davis did on Tuesday in his respective conference call, Fuller sounded focused on bringing that approach to the Redskins as they attempt to become relevant with Rivera. 

"It was almost like we felt like we put way too much work in day in and day out starting from OTAs, it wasn't an option of us not going to the Super Bowl," Fuller said of his stint with the Chiefs. "That just starts from day one when we're in the building."


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Santana Moss has a fantastic story about a time Sean Taylor blasted him at practice

Santana Moss has a fantastic story about a time Sean Taylor blasted him at practice

Back when Santana Moss was a star for the Redskins, the pass catchers and defenders had an agreement that the two sides would "protect each other" in practice.

That meant that the team's most important players would only thud during drills and live reps, as opposed to full-on hit each other. One day, though, someone apparently violated that rule, and Moss was on the wrong end of it.

"I remember going for a ball across the middle, and the way I landed — I was hit from behind — and the way I landed, I landed on my face," Moss told NBC Sports Washington recently. "I assumed I had to be hit pretty hard."

Moss was the franchise's best weapon for the majority of his tenure with Washington, so he was quite surprised someone would have the gall to deliver such a blow to him during a midweek session. Then, he figured out who did it.

"I got up, and it was Sean," Moss explained. "So, I'm like, 'What the hell?' I threw the ball down and I pushed him. And he was like, 'Come on, 'Tana, it was all chest.' And he laughed, because he knew I was going to be hot."

The wideout was extra hurt that Taylor, his very close friend, turned out to be the hitter in question. Taylor, however, maintained he didn't actually get that physical on the play. But Moss remained eager to get his hands on some video proof so he could prove the safety was wrong.

"I rushed to get back to meetings because I wanted to see how he hit me," Moss said. "Folks were trying to tell me, 'Whatever you felt was different from what we saw.' And I got into the meeting room and the guy didn't even try to touch me. He basically was trying to go over my head for the ball and my back touched his chest, but that's just how hard of a guy he was."

Afterward, Moss went to apologize to Taylor. Moss felt like he had been blasted, but the tape showed that the collision was more of a simple bump in the end.

"He wasn't even mad that I was mad at him," Moss remembered. "He almost laughed about it."

Moss wasn't the first receiver to not enjoy an interaction with Taylor in the middle of the field, and he definitely wasn't the last, either. Happy 37th birthday, Sean.

NBC Sports will be featuring Sean Taylor in an episode of their new podcast series, Sports Uncovered, which will be available on all podcast platforms in June.