Everyone has eyes on the college football national championship tonight, including Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins.
At halftime, Cousins tweeted out a photo comparing the 11th grade version of himself with the Alabama runningback, Bo Scarbrough in high school. Needless to say Cousins had yet to hit the gym.
Now if you were to compare a recent picture of the two, the diference would be just as polarizing.
Scarbrough is listed at 208 lbs and Cousins at 210.
For those that are living under a rock in college football season, if the Crimson Tide were to win tonight over Clemson it would be their fourth national championship in the past six seasons.
A mark no college program has ever accomplished.
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In college, Cousins played at Michigan State for four years from 2008-11, starting in his last three seasons. He would lead the Spartans to a share of the 2010 Big Ten Championship, before there was a championship game, and go 1-2 in bowl games. Drafted by the Redskins, 102nd in the NFL Draft, Cousins became the backup to Robert Griffin III, and well you know the rest.
As a sophomore, Scarbrough is playing in his second national championship, his first as the leading rusher for Alabama. Through one half against Clemson in this year's championship, the back has two touchdowns and 76 yards. In his first year of eligibility for the NFL Draft, Scarbrough has already declared he will stay for his junior season with the Crimson Tide.
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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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.
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