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DeSean Jackson had a pretty swell time at the Lakers game Sunday


DeSean Jackson had a pretty swell time at the Lakers game Sunday

DeSean Jackson had a better Sunday than you did. Sorry, but it's true. And it wasn't very close, either.

The Redskins wideout, who is currently spending his offseason in Los Angeles, decided to make his way to Staples Center to take in the Lakers-Warriors matchup. And aside from witnessing one of the most unlikely upsets in regular season NBA history, the 29-year-old had a couple of other cool experiences while hanging out courtside.

First, there's this photo from Jackson's Instagram, which shows him hanging out with ex-Eagles teammate LeSean McCoy and Floyd Mayweather. Talk about #SquadGoals: 

Lake Show !! Let's go !!

A photo posted by Desean Jackson (@0ne0fone) on Mar 6, 2016 at 12:40pm PST

But while watching some hoops with one of your old boys and an incredibly famous boxer would make for a full day for most, No. 11 didn't stop there. An hour later, he posted another picture on his Instagram of a Nike shoe with an autograph from one of the most renowned Lakers ever (no, not Nick Young):

Another Level @kobebryant

A photo posted by Desean Jackson (@0ne0fone) on Mar 6, 2016 at 2:07pm PST

Jackson had a lot of solid Sundays in the fall and winter with the Burgundy and Gold in the latter months of 2015 and early weeks of 2016; this one, however, definitely stacks up, even though he didn't haul in a deep ball or break into the end zone.

Looks like someone is trying to catch up with Kirk Cousins for the "Redskin who is having the sweetest offseason" award. A few more outings like this one, and he'll get there.


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Cowboys WR Terrance Williams gets 3-game substance abuse ban


Cowboys WR Terrance Williams gets 3-game substance abuse ban

Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams has been suspended three games for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, a ban he will serve while on injured reserve because of lingering issues from offseason surgery for a broken right foot.

The league said Thursday the suspension will be in effect Sunday when the Cowboys visit Washington. After Dallas’ open week and a home game against Tennessee, the final game of the ban will be Nov. 11 at Philadelphia.

But Williams will miss at least three more games after that while on injured reserve. His first possible game is Dec. 9 at home against the Eagles.

Williams was arrested in May on a charge of public intoxication in the Dallas suburb of Frisco, where team headquarters is located. The case was dismissed after Williams completed a state-mandated alcohol awareness education course.

Williams was ineffective before being placed on IR, as he mustered just two catches for 18 total yards over the Cowboys first two games. Dallas will also be without wide receiver Tavon Austin on Sunday when they face the Washington Redskins. Austin is suffering from a groin injury, and expected to be out multiple weeks.

NBC Sports Washington's Ethan Cadeaux contributed to this story.


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Adrian Peterson's kids and the Internet are why he designed that shoe-in-facemask shirt


Adrian Peterson's kids and the Internet are why he designed that shoe-in-facemask shirt

Luke Kuechly was just trying to make a tackle.

During the Redskins-Panthers Week 6 matchup, the Carolina star dove to wrap up Adrian Peterson and, like many, many, many before him, failed to bring the RB down.

Unfortunately for Kuechly, something else happened on the play that is going to help it live on much longer than your routine defensive mistake.

That something, of course, is that Peterson's cleat came off in the collision and lodged itself in Kuechly's facemask. And the uniqueness of that is why Peterson is now selling T-shirts commemorating it:

"I thought it was pretty cool," Peterson said Thursday in the 'Skins' locker room when asked why he felt moved to create the shirts, of which there are three to choose from on his site. "My kids got a big kick out of it. Obviously, the Internet did as well."

No. 26 has carried the ball 2,651 times in his career but said he's never had an attempt go like that one that involved his footwear and Kuechly's headgear.

However, because he's a legend, Peterson was able to deal with the lost shoe and still go on to pick up a nice chunk of yards as well as a first down.

"As I'm breaking free and I feel my shoe coming off, the only thing on my mind is, 'OK, let me make sure I plant my foot in a way where I don't slip,'" he explained. "That was the only thing I was focusing on on that play."

Will Kuechly get a shirt, though? After all, without him, they wouldn't exist in the first place.

"I might send him one," Peterson said.

What's lower: the odds of Kuechly wearing that shirt should Peterson ever send it along or the odds of another shoe finding its way into the linebacker's facemask? 

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