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D.C. mayor 'confident' on talks with Redskins about future


D.C. mayor 'confident' on talks with Redskins about future

Ever since Dan Snyder suggested last summer that he wants a new stadium for his Redskins when the current lease expires at FedEx Field, local jurisdictions have been jockeying for position in the sweepstakes to a host the new facility. Virginia politicians took an early lead in courting the Redskins, and first year Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has engaged with Snyder in conversations about a new stadium as well. And now, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser wants the actual city to be back in play for the new stadium.

This marks a change in coversation for Bowser, as she has previously stated her desire to have the Redskins back in the city but that "they have to change their name." Snyder has been adamant he will not change the name, and Virginia politicians on both sides of the partisan aisle support the name.

Many fans want the team back in the city, where the Redskins experienced their great successes of the 1980s and early 1990s. R.F.K. Stadium is more than 50 years old but the site is great for traffic, sits right on the Metro, and has ample parking not to mention a riverside location. A remodeled or rebuilt RFK would be a dream scenario for many fans, and with Bowser's new approach, maybe what once seemed a distant possibility has better odds of becoming reality.

Stay tuned.  

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Terrelle Pryor, DJ Swearinger get into heated exchange during Day 3 of Redskins-Jets practice

Terrelle Pryor, DJ Swearinger get into heated exchange during Day 3 of Redskins-Jets practice

The Redskins' joint practices with the Jets have been nothing short of entertaining.

Day 1 of practice brought a couple of brawls between the two teams, with one spilling into the sideline where fans were standing. 

Day 2 was relatively calm, but Day 3 has brought another altercation, this time between former teammates Terrelle Pryor and DJ Swearinger. 

During a one-on-one rep, safety Monte Nicholson broke up a pass to Pryor. As Pryor started walking back to the sideline, a very hyped-up DJ Swearinger had more than a few things to say about it. As the two inched closer, Swearinger fakes a punch, causing Pryor to flinch and creating roars from the Redskins sideline. 

It's clear the Redskins' DBs have strong feelings towards their ex-teammate. Back in June, inside linebacker Zach Brown said the 'Skins would "have it out" for Pryor during their joint practices. 

While Pryor won't be playing in Thursday's preseason game, let's hope the competition continues over nonetheless.


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Redskins release CB Orlando Scandrick

Redskins release CB Orlando Scandrick

RICHMOND—Orlando Scandrick’s career with the Redskins ended without him even playing a game.

Head coach Jay Gruden confirmed reports that the team has released Scandrick on the last day of training camp. He did not play in the Redskins’ preseason opener against the Patriots last Thursday.

While reasons for the release will become clearer with time, it is apparent that the Redskins have a great deal of faith in their young cornerbacks, particularly second-year player Fabian Moreau. With Scandrick on the team, Moreau was slated to be the backup slot corner. With Scandrick now gone, the Redskins likely will go with Moreau as the slot cornerback.

The team also apparently has confidence in Quinton Dunbar to start opposite Josh Norman. They also like rookies Greg Stroman, Adonis Alexander, and Danny Johnson. As of now, those three are the backups at cornerback.

Scandrick signed a two-year, $7 million contract in March. The only guaranteed money was a $1 million signing bonus. The move will save the Redskins $2.1 million in cap space this year. They will take a $500,000 dead cap hit next year to account for the prorated portion of the signing bonus.

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Stay up to date on the Redskins. Rich Tandler covers the team 365 days a year. Like his Facebook page,  and follow him on Twitter  @TandlerNBCS  and on Instagram @RichTandler.

This article has been updated from a previous publish.