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Zach Brown sees 'writing on the wall' and expects to leaves Redskins after the season

Zach Brown sees 'writing on the wall' and expects to leaves Redskins after the season

Last season, fans loved Zach Brown. They clamored for the team to re-sign him this offseason and let the tackling machine do his thing in the middle of the Redskins defense. 

Things appear to have changed. 

He got benched last week during the 40-16 blowout loss to the Giants after missing a few days of practice with an illness. For Brown, that was a clear message. 

"I'm just sitting here just doing what I'm supposed to be doing 'till it's time for me to leave," Brown said Wednesday. "You see the writing on the wall. It is what it is. Just here now I just got to contribute to the team and help us get to the playoffs."

Time for him to leave?

That's an eye-catching quote from Brown, who was the biggest defensive signing the Redskins made in the 2018 offseason. Not to mention he was heading towards a Pro Bowl selection in 2017 before injury ended his season with three games remaining. 

The Redskins signed Brown to a three-year, $21 million deal in March. He got more than $5 million this season, but should the Redskins release Brown after the season, the team would save $5.75 million and take a $3 million cap hit. 

The Redskins started rookie Shaun Dion Hamilton in Brown's spot last week against the Giants, and head coach Jay Gruden hinted that Hamilton will continue to get more work in a recent interview on the Redskins Talk podcast. 

"It's been very frustrating. You get benched and it's not like you get a reason or anything for," Brown said. "Just got to keep doing things, just got to keep practicing. You've just got to just stay ready. But at the same time it's frustrating. It's frustrating on anybody to get benched and you not know the reason."

On the season, Brown has 80 tackles and two forced fumbles. 

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Report: Redskins to sign edge rusher Noah Spence after slow start up front

Report: Redskins to sign edge rusher Noah Spence after slow start up front

Through two games the Redskins logged two sacks. The defensive front is supposed to be the strength of this team, and through two games, it hasn't been.

Well, looks like Washington is trying to do something about it. 

A second-round pick in 2016, Spence played three seasons for the Bucs before being waived before cutdown day this August. In three years with the Bucs, he logged 6.5 sacks and started six games, but 5.5 of those sacks came during an impressive rookie season.

Though Spence entered the NFL from Eastern Kentucky, he started his college career at Ohio State after being the Gatorade High School Player of the Year in Pennsylvania. He was a big-time recruit but was thrown out of Ohio State and the Big Ten conference after repeated failed drug tests. 

Still just 25-years-old, Spence stands 6-foot-2 and 251 lbs., prototype size for an NFL outside linebacker. He has talent or certainly did. 

It will be interesting to watch what the Redskins corresponding roster move is to sign Spence. The team needs more production from their outside linebackers and their pass rush in general. 

Stay tuned for updates. 

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Fantasy Football TE Rankings 2019: Week 3

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Fantasy Football TE Rankings 2019: Week 3

Week 2 is in the books and rosters are beginning to take shape. Here are the top tight ends for Week 3.

For a tiered breakdown of each fantasy football position, click below:

Quarterback Rankings: Week 3
Running Back Rankings: Week 3
Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 3
Tight End Rankings: Week 3

Flex Rankings: Week 2

TIER 1: Best of the best

1. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
Opponent: vs. Ravens
2019 Stats: 10 Receptions, 195 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 35.5 PTS, 2019 TE3
Previous Ranking: 1

2. George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers
Opponent: vs. Steelers
2019 Stats: 11 Receptions, 108 Receiving YDS, 21.8 PTS, 2019 TE14
Previous Ranking: 2 

TIER 2: High-end TE1's

3. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
Opponent: vs. Lions
2019 Stats: 13 Receptions, 126 Receiving YDS, 27.6 PTS, 2019 TE6
Previous Ranking: 3

4. Evan Engram, New York Giants
Opponent: at Buccaneers
2019 Stats: 17 Receptions, 164 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 39.4 PTS, 2019 TE2
Previous Ranking: 4

5. Mark Andrews, Baltimore Ravens
Opponent: at Chiefs
2019 Stats: 16 Receptions, 220 Receiving YDS, 2 Receiving TD, 50 PTS, 2019 TE1
Previous Ranking: 7

6. Vance McDonald, Pittsburgh Steelers
Opponent: at 49ers
2019 Stats: 9 Receptions, 78 Receiving YDS, 2 Receiving TD, 28.8 PTS, 2019 TE5
Previous Ranking: 12

7. O.J. Howard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Opponent: vs. Giants
2019 Stats: 4 Receptions, 32 Receiving YDS, 5.2 PTS, 2019 TE42
Previous Ranking: 5

8. Austin Hooper, Atlanta Falcons
Opponent: at Colts
2019 Stats: 13 Receptions, 111 Receiving YDS, 24.1 PTS, 2019 TE11
Previous Ranking: 8

TIER 4: Low-end TE1's

9. Darren Waller, Oakland Raiders
Opponent: at Vikings
2019 Stats: 13 Receptions, 133 Receiving YDS, 26.3 PTS, 2019 TE8
Previous Ranking: 15

10. Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans
Opponent: at Jaguars
2019 Stats: 9 Receptions, 94 Receiving YDS, 2 Receiving TD, 30.4 PTS, 2019 TE4
Previous Ranking: 6

11. Jared Cook, New Orleans Saints
Opponent: at Seahawks
Previous Ranking: 10

12. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
Opponent: vs. Dolphins
Previous Ranking NR

TIER 5: High-end TE2s

13. T.J. Hockenson, Detroit Lions
Opponent: at Eagles
Previous Ranking: 13

14. Will Dissly, Seattle Seahawks
Opponent: vs. Saints
Previous Ranking: NR

15. David Njoku, Cleveland Browns
Opponent: vs. Rams
Previous Ranking: 14

For a tiered breakdown of each fantasy football position, click below:

Quarterback Rankings: Week 3
Running Back Rankings: Week 3
Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 3
Tight End Rankings: Week 3

Flex Rankings: Week 2