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Redskins players on decision to bring in Reuben Foster: 'That's above my pay grade'

Redskins players on decision to bring in Reuben Foster: 'That's above my pay grade'

The busiest media day of the Redskins season didn't happen before the team played the Cowboys on Thanksgiving with first place on the line. It didn't happen in the first practice after QB Alex Smith broke his leg. 

The busiest media day of the Redskins season happened on Wednesday, 24 hours after the team announced the addition of former 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster. 

A former first-round pick in San Francisco, the Niners released Foster this week after a second domestic violence arrest this season. It's the third arrest this season for Foster, and he already served a two-game suspension earlier this year.

The NFL moved Foster to the Commissioner's Exempt list on Tuesday, meaning he cannot play or practice with the Redskins until cleared by the league. 

So after all that and a social media riot, the Redskins players got a chance Wednesday to react to the addition of Foster. Below is a collection of reactions from a number of players on their new teammate.

Trent Williams: "That's above my pay grade, man. They could bring in who they want to bring in, and it's up to us to welcome whoever it is in with open arms and make them part of the team."

Chris Thompson: "I mean that a decision that Jay and Bruce, Dan all of those guys have made. From what I know Reuben has been a guy, he’s a young guy he’s made some mistakes. I don’t know whether some of the things are true or not. For me, if he goes through the legal process and everything and charges are dropped I’m going to accept him as my teammate and move on with him. I feel like Doug and those guys they went out and grabbed him for a reason. That’s not in my hands."

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix: "One thing I can say is people are looking for him to fall, people are looking for him to make more mistakes. But being a human, we all make mistakes and nobody's perfect. I just hope, man, I have high expectations for him when he walks into this building. I expect a lot from him. I expect for him to carry himself the correct way as a leader not only of the football team but this generation growing up period. I just expect him to come in, man, and do the right things."

Jonathan Allen: "I mean I'm definitely excited he gets another opportunity. Besides that, I can't really say too much about it. I mean I don't really know anything about the situation so I'm probably not the best person to talk to about it." 

Vernon Davis: "I feel like everyone should care about who’s in their locker room. But we also have to trust that the guys upstairs are making the right decision. That they’re making the best decision for the sake of the team, for the sake of the organization. I guess they’re doing their due diligence on everything as far as everything that happened. The feel like they’re taking a good chance, so I stay out of the way and support whatever it is they’re doing."

Shaun Dion Hamilton: "We actually all of us talked to him yesterday. We was excited. We were just happy to add him."


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Redskins at Packers Week 14: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

Redskins at Packers Week 14: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

The Washington Redskins (3-9) take a two-game winning streak to Wisconsin to take on the Green Bay Packers (9-3).

The game will serve as a reunion for a couple of former Redskins. First-year Packers head coach Matt LaFleur was the Redskins' quarterbacks coach from 2010-2013, and linebacker Preston Smith spent the first four seasons of his career in Washington before joining Green Bay this year.

LaFleur has led the Packers to a 9-3 record, including a 31-13 rout of the New York Giants last week, and Smith leads one of the league's top defenses in sacks. The Redskins took down the underperforming Carolina Panthers 29-21 last week thanks to a dominant performance from Derrius Guice.

The Packers lead the all-time series 20-16-1, however, the Redskins have won the last two matchups, both of which were played at home. Washington's last win in Green Bay came in October 1988.

Here's everything you need to know about their Week 14 matchup:


Who: Washington Redskins (3-9) vs. Green Bay Packers (9-3)

What: Week 14 of the 2019 NFL regular season

When: Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, 1 p.m. ET

Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisc.

TV Channel: FOX

Live Stream: Stream on FuboTV, Pregame and postgame coverage streaming on

Radio: Redskins Radio Network

Spread: Packers, -12.5

Over/Under: 42

Weather: 40 degrees, mostly cloudy


8:30 a.m.: Pro Football Weekly

9:00 a.m.: Redskins Talk: Week 14

10:00 a.m.: Inside the Redskins

11:00 a.m.: Redskins Coaches Show

11:30 a.m.: Redskins Nation

12:00 p.m.: Redskins Kickoff Live

4:00 p.m.: Redskins Postgame Live 


Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 8, Redskins at Eagles (L, 32-27)

Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 15, Cowboys at Redskins, (L, 31-21)

Week 3: Monday, Sept. 23, Bears at Redskins, (L, 31-15)

Week 4: Sunday, Sept. 29, Redskins at Giants, (L, 24-3)

Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 6, Patriots at Redskins, (L, 33-7)

Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 13, Redskins at Dolphins, (W, 17-16)

Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 20, 49ers at Redskins, 1 p.m. (L, 9-0)

Week 8: Thursday, Oct. 24, Redskins at Vikings, 8:20 p.m. (L, 19-9)

Week 9: Sunday, Nov. 3, Redskins at Bills, 1 p.m. (L, 24-9)

Week 10: BYE

Week 11: Sunday, Nov. 17, Jets at Redskins, 1 p.m. (L, 34-17)

Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 24, Lions at Redskins, 1 p.m. (W, 19-16)

Week 13: Sunday, Dec. 1, Redskins at Panthers, 1 p.m. (W, 29-21)

Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 8, Redskins at Packers, 1 p.m.

Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 15, Eagles at Redskins, 1 p.m.

Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 22, Giants at Redskins, 1 p.m.

Week 17: Sunday, Dec. 29, Redskins at Cowboys, 1 p.m.


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Dwayne Haskins invites Antonio Brown to play with the Redskins

Dwayne Haskins invites Antonio Brown to play with the Redskins

Can you imagine Antonio Brown catching footballs from Dwayne Haskins in a Redskins uniform? Apparently Haskins can.

Antonio Brown has not suited up for an NFL game since Week 2 of the season. Yet, Washington Redskins QB Dwayne Haskins is all on-board on giving the WR a chance in D.C.

On Friday, Brown posted on Instagram an apology for his actions for anyone that he offended. He admitted to not handling the situations throughout 2019 in the best way possible and called his own actions inexcusable. He also said he is looking to get back to the NFL and mending relationships with the organizations involved. 

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First and foremost, I’d like to apologize to my family, friends and anyone who I offended. I never once meant to make anyone feel like I wasn’t thankful and appreciative of the opportunity that I was afforded to play the game I love. I’ve worked hard over the years to earn a chance to compete in the greatest game on earth. Over the years I was met with challenges and I can honestly say I didn’t handle those challenges in the manner that I should have. Over the past few weeks I’ve had the opportunity to think about everything that’s transpired and I am deeply sorry to all who I’ve offended. While my behavior was inexcusable, sometimes when people are coming at you with false information and allegations, we handle ourselves in ways that we sometimes regret. I do take full responsibility for my actions and I’m working everyday to repair what I broke. I do know that if I’m ever given the opportunity to play the game that I love, I’m going to work extremely hard to show the world how much I appreciate another chance. To the organizations that I offended, I offer my sincere apology to you and my hope is that you forgive me and help me move on from this minor setback. I look forward to competing and helping a team reach their goals.

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Haskins replied to the post "Letssss gooo bro. AB to DC" with the looking eyes emoji. During the offseason, the pair of them teamed up for a workout before Haskins even made it to training camp. 

The last year of AB's career has been marred in controversy. He basically stiff-armed his way into a trade out of Pittsburgh, had helmet and feet issues in Oakland, and his stint with the Patriots was cut short due to reports of sexual assault.

Brown is still one of the top talents in the NFL despite not playing for the majority of the season. Wide receiver is still clearly a need for Washington. Don't necessarily expect the Redskins to come calling though after Haskins' endorsement. 

The team has had over 10 weeks to pursue the four-time All-Pro. There have been no reports out of Ashburn in that time.