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Could FedEx Field host Panthers-Vikings if Charlotte riots force game to be moved?

Could FedEx Field host Panthers-Vikings if Charlotte riots force game to be moved?

On Wednesday night, violent riots broke out in downtown Charlotte following a protest in response to the murder of Keith Lamont Scott, who was fatally shot by a police officer on Tuesday.

The riots spread throughout much of the city, eventually making its way to the Carolina Panthers' team store at Bank of America Stadium, located in on the edge of downtown Charlotte and I-277.

With North Carolina governor Pat McCrory issuing a state of emergency, there was concern that the violence could force the NFL to relocate the Panthers' Sunday afternoon home game against the Vikings. 

On Thursday morning, the NFL released a statement expressing hope in being able to have the game in Charlotte on Sunday. 

Depending on what takes palce on Thursday and Friday, the game could conceivably still be relocated.

If the game is to be moved, FedEx Field could be one of the locations to host the game, according to ESPN's David Newton.

"While the Panthers are not thinking of moving Sunday's game against Minnesota today, that could change if more violence erupts in Charlotte over the next couple of days. The NFL would not move the game to a college stadium, so options could be Atlanta and Washington. Both organizations are on the road this weekend."

With the Redskins going to New York on Sunday to face the Giants, FedEx Field would be available, but one potential issue could arise.

The Redskins' home stadium will be in use on Saturday as West Virginia and BYU square off in a marque non-conference college football game.

While professional stadiums do host events on back-to-back days, it may not be likely that the Redskins' organization would be willing to risk further field damage for teams not named the Redskins.

While it is still a possibillity, the organization has not been contacted yet.

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Former Redskin Josh Doctson signs with New York Jets

Former Redskin Josh Doctson signs with New York Jets

Former Redskins' wideout Josh Doctson has found another home, again. 

Doctson, 27, signed with the New York Jets the team announced Saturday morning via twitter. 

Washington selected Doctson with their 22nd pick in the 2016 NFL draft after he put up monster numbers at Texas Christian University. However, his collegiate success never quite translated to the professional level. During his three seasons in D.C. he played 33 games, recorded 81 receptions for a total of 1,100 yards and 8 touchdowns.

After Washinton released Doctson last September he joined the Minnesota Vikings, but injuries held him to only one appearance and no catches. 

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Josh Hart tries to recruit Stefon Diggs to Redskins amidst trade rumors

Josh Hart tries to recruit Stefon Diggs to Redskins amidst trade rumors

New Orleans Pelican Josh Hart tried to recruit Stefon Diggs in a twitter exchange Thursday surrounding Jordan Reed’s release from the Redskins.

Reed was released on Thursday after six seasons and seven years on the team.

In a tweet commemorating Reed’s accomplishments, the Redskins called him “one of the best in franchise history” and thanked him for his years on the team.

Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins showed his disappointment in Reed’s release by quoting the tweet with a crying emoji. Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs shared similar feelings by responding to the quote saying “not my dog j reed…”.

Diggs is a Maryland native but has been with the Vikings since he was drafted in the 2015 NFL Draft in the fifth round.

In response to this exchange, Hart chimed in and pleaded with him to “Come on home bro #HTTR”.  Hart, a D.C. native and long-time Redskins fan, is not the only one who has been looking to help the Redskins with their player recruitment.

Haskins has also made recruiting for the Redskins a habit this season, engaging with players like Ron Rivera and Antonio Brown through social media regarding coming to play in DC.

Hart's interaction with Diggs is particularly notable considering that his recent social media has left Vikings fans wondering what his next moves are. In addition to cryptic tweets potentially linked to his dissatisfaction with his team, Diggs also took down all of his Instagram pictures which feature him in a Vikings uniform.

Could Diggs be heading to the Redskins? If Hart has any say in the matter, maybe.

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