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Sports Junkies: Jay Gruden not consulted on Redskins' free agency moves

Sports Junkies: Jay Gruden not consulted on Redskins' free agency moves

Over the last two weeks, the Redskins have signed safety Landon Collins to a six-year, $84 million deal, quarterback Case Keenum to one-year deal worth $3.5 million and agreed to a new contract with veteran cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie on Friday.

Jay Gruden has reportedly been left in the dark on some of these decisions. 

"I'm told he's not being consulted on any of these moves as of Friday," Eric Bickel of 106.7 The Fan's Sports Junkies said Monday. "I'm told he heard of the Landon Collins signing through the media, a guy in the media texted him. He's super frustrated. Bruce [Allen] is calling all the shots. They're not consulting Jay at all. As of Friday, Jay was like 'we have so many needs. We need linebackers. We need outside receivers, we have all these things.' And they had basically signed a backup quarterback and Landon Collins."

Typically within NFL teams, head coaches are consulted on player acquisitions and are present in the draft room to provide their input. This doesn't seem to be the case for Gruden and the Redskins.

"I'm telling you this is true," Bickel says. "I know this to be true that Jay is super frustrated."

"He's not being consulted, they have a ton of needs, and it's just Bruce out there doing whatever he wants." 

Even if he wasn't involved, Gruden told reporters last week that he was incredibly excited about Collins coming to Washington. "He's a major problem for offenses," he said.

The Collins move has been mostly well-received by fans. Collins, who inked a contract worth $84 million, gives the Redskins some much-needed help at a position where they've been weak for years.

"You can only be optimistic," veteran Vernon Davis told NBC Sports Washington. "I feel that he's a tremendous asset."

Keenum, while not a splashy move, gives the Redskins a safe - and affordable - option at quarterback with Alex Smith sidelined.

For the Sports Junkies, they see this as a sign Gruden could be nearing the end of his time in D.C..

"It's indicative, this is what happens when a coach is on their way out," Bickel adds. "They kind of get iced out of decisions. The organization is kind of planning without them. And barring a miracle, I think we all know this, it doesn't take any insight, I think Jay will be gone at the end of this year."


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Report: Trent Williams' dogs killed neighbor's dog

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Report: Trent Williams' dogs killed neighbor's dog

Trent Williams is defending his dogs after neighbors of a home registered to him in Missouri City, Texas say the Redskins' lineman's dogs brutally killed their dog.

The neighbor's dog, Sandy, according to reports, died after being mauled and dragged under an iron fence on their own property. 

According to Williams, the attack began after Sandy instigated conflict with one of Williams' smaller pets. Williams felt his dogs did nothing wrong and said the animals were defending the smaller dog, who is fighting for its life after $5,000 in medical bills. 

Williams told FOX 26 Houston that the situation was "dogs doing what dogs do."

In comments to local television stations, Sandy's owner's described how they found their dog.

"I found my dog halfway ripped apart, head and one leg on the other side of the fence, two of those stakes ripped through the body and one leg just dangling," said Jerry Flowers.

"They drug her head through the fence," Linda Flowers said. "Half of her body was through the wrought iron fence."

Animal control and local police are no longer investigating the incident according to ABC 13. Williams was not cited for the incident.

Williams is on the non-football injury list for the Washington Redskins after ending his holdout halfway through the season. 

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Once the Redskins Ironman, Ryan Kerrigan moved to injured reserve

Once the Redskins Ironman, Ryan Kerrigan moved to injured reserve

The Redskins moved outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan to the injured reserve after he injured his calf last week against Green Bay. He will miss the remainder of the season. 

Kerrigan had started every game for Washington since 2011 until just three weeks ago, one of the most impressive streaks in the NFL at 139 straight starts. 

He missed the Panthers game due to a concussion, was able to come back from the Packers game and then hurt his calf. 

After three straight seasons with double-digit sacks, Kerrigan’s numbers were down this year. He will finish the season with just 5.5 sacks after posting 37 over the last few years. 

Dexter Manley holds the Redskins franchise record with 91 sacks. After bringing down Aaron Rodgers last week in Green Bay before his injury, Kerrigan got to 90 sacks. 

If he comes back healthy in 2020, Kerrigan would look prime to break the franchise record. He will be in the last year of his contract, however, and will account for nearly $12 million against the salary cap.

Should Washington release Kerrigan, which was once unthinkable, it would carry no salary cap hit. 

To replace Kerrigan on the active roster the Redskins signed Caleb Wilson from the Cardinals practice squad.