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Redskins roll out new menu items at FedEx Field for 2019 season

Redskins roll out new menu items at FedEx Field for 2019 season

FedEx Field is rolling out a new menu full of tasty treats for the 2019 season. The squad at NBC Sports Washington tried every option to give you recommendations just in time for Redskins game day.

Ooey Gooey Grilled Cheese
Choose from three different types of grilled cheese. Of course, there's the original, but it gets better. The Brisket Grilled Cheese is made on buttery Texas toast with smoked beef brisket and four different types of cheese. The Red Dragon is a combo of Dubliner Irish cheddar, red dragon cheddar, Alpine Swiss with a shallot and leek mixture on sourdough bread. And, of course, the original grilled cheese 

Ben's Chili Vegan Hot Dog
Ben's Chili Bowl is a D.C. staple, so you can't go wrong here. This vegan hot dog with veggie chili sauce has just the right kick to it. You won't even notice it's not beef.

Funnel Fries
Need dessert? These "boardwalk fries" are made with funnel cake batter. They're crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside and will give you that sweet summertime feeling in the middle of fall.

Craft cocktails and beers
Wash down those funnel fries with some Burgundy Crush, the Redskins' signature sangria. It's hand-made with oranges, blueberries and more fresh fruit and is probably the most refreshing drink you'll ever taste in your life. If sangria's not your thing, try one of the local beers: Flying Dog, Devils Backbone, Elder Pine and Port City.

Chicken Tenders by the Chicken Guy
Guy Fieri always brings the fire, but the Redskins are taking his chicken tenders to another level. TWENTY-TWO (22!) different dipping sauces are available. From Lemon Pepper to Wasabi Honey to Brown Sugar BBQ, there's no doubt you'll find one to satisfy your craving. Or you can go crazy and try 'em all.

Territory Foods
For all the health nuts out there, Territory Foods is here to help. The meal-prep company is bring four options to FedEx Field: Buffalo chicken with cumin carrot salad, Tagine chicken salad with peppercorn dressing, country chicken salad with crumbled bacon and sweet potato croquettes with black bean and corn salad. All options are free of gluten, dairy and refined sugar, so they're keto and Whole 30-friendly.

Paisano's Pizza
Pizza is back and better than ever. This year, get pizza delivered to your SEAT. That's right, you don't even have to move to get a cheesy slice of goodness, just hail down a pizza hawker strolling down the stadium aisles.

The Suite Life
It really is sweet. Chandon champagne plus a variety of cakes and ice creams are available on the suite level. 




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Dwayne Haskins has room to grow in a few areas, but this one might be the most crucial

Dwayne Haskins has room to grow in a few areas, but this one might be the most crucial

Dwayne Haskins is completing just 55-percent of his attempts as a pro quarterback so far, has thrown three touchdowns against seven interceptions and is averaging only 166 yards per start.

All of those numbers hint at how Haskins must grow as a passer in the NFL. However, those aspects are secondary to the area he needs to improve the most as he continues to see action for the Redskins.

The facet of his game that requires the most work is avoiding sacks. Yes, his accuracy and decision-making and choices in the red zone are all important, but none of those things will get better or reveal themselves if No. 7 is lying on his back and looking at the sky as much as he's doing so far.

The rookie has been dropped 22 times in his five appearances as starter, and 26 times overall. According to The Athletic, if you take the rate which Haskins is being sacked at as the team's primary signal caller and extrapolate it over a full schedule, it'd add up to the third-worst total in league history.  

So, yeah, that's extremely troublesome. 

On Wednesday, Haskins explained how his desire to be aggressive is partly causing this issue to be such an issue.

"Sometimes when I'm back there, I'm trying to find things deep or down the field instead of just finding the checkdown in the flat," he said.

As for how to remedy that, the 22-year-old told the media it's about being more aware of his immediate options.

"Just knowing where all my quick elements are when things happen fast and when things get on me," Haskins said.

Of course, each sack is its own entity, and not all of them fall on the guy with the ball. There have been instances this year where Haskins will go down and a replay will show an offensive lineman immediately getting beaten, the kind of sequence that will make any QB vulnerable. Not all of the negative plays are happening because of where Haskins is in his development.

However, to compare, Case Keenum was sacked just 12 times in his eight starts behind the same O-line. That's a significantly lower number.

Just like every other part of Haskins' skill set, this is something that should get sharper with experience. Every Sunday, assuming he gets a lot more, will lead to him becoming more adept at reading defenses, more proficient at adjusting protection calls and more prepared to find his outlet options.  

Keenum has seen all that there is to see in the NFL, while Haskins is just beginning that arduous process.

And, while Bill Callahan admitted he hates seeing the offense plagued by the sacks, the interim coach also detailed something beyond experience that could help Haskins limit them in the future.

"He's not a repetitive guy, a repetitive-mistake player, where you see continually the small mistakes over and over again," Callahan said. "He makes a mistake, he recognizes it, he moves on and you don't see a repetitive error come back into his game. There's been a lot of growth in that respect."


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Clinton Portis among group of NFL players charged by Justice Department with defrauding NFL health care program

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Clinton Portis among group of NFL players charged by Justice Department with defrauding NFL health care program

The Justice Department charged Clinton Portis and nine other former NFL players with defrauding a health care program for retired players.

The news broke Thursday morning when the Eastern District of Kentucky alleged that the retired players submitted fraudulent claims for medical equipment costing between $40,000-50,000 to the Gene Upshaw NFL Player Health Reimbursement Account Plan. 

Former Redskins cornerback and first-round pick Carlos Rogers is also charged along with Robert McCune, John Eubanks, Tamarick Vanover, Ceandris Brown, James Butler, Frederick Bennett, Correll Buckhalter and Etric Pruitt. Joe Horn and Reche Caldwell are also expected to be charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud.

Portis' attorney Mark Dycio said of the charges (via The Washington Post): "Clinton Portis had no knowledge that his participation in what he believed to be an NFL sanctioned medical reimbursement program was illegal. He is completely taken aback by this indictment and will move forward with the process of clearing his good name and those of his fellow NFL alumni."

According to the indictment, the claims filed between June 2017 and December 2018 totaled $3.9 million and the health care plan paid out more than $3.4 million.

Portis played seven years for the Redskins from 2004 to 2010, rushing for nearly 7,000 yards and 46 touchdowns. He remains a fan favorite and currently works for the Redskins Broadcast Network. 

A Redskins spokesperson was not immediately available for comment. 

Stay tuned as this is a developing story.