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First step to return, Redskins tender RFAs Chris Thompson and Will Compton

First step to return, Redskins tender RFAs Chris Thompson and Will Compton

The Redskins tendered restricted free agents Chris Thompson and Will Compton. Both players can now negotiate with other teams, though should either player receive an offer sheet, the Redskins have seven days to match.

The team decided to give Thompson a second-rounder tender. That will pay him a $2.7 million salary if he plays on that deal. If the Redskins decline to match the offer sheet they will get a second-round pick as compensation. Compson got a low/original round tender, worth $1.8 million. That gives the Redskins the right to match an offer sheet for Compton but since he wasn't drafted they would get no compensation if they decline to match. 

Thompson proved how valuable he can be as a running back in 2016, serving as the veteran of the position group and setting career highs with more than 700 total yards and five touchdowns. A capable receiver out of the backfield that showed he can take on blitzers in the pocket, Thompson gained more and more playing time as the season progressed.

Compton came off a strong finish to the 2016 season to be named a defensive captain in 2017. In 15 games, Compton recorded 128 tackles, good for second most on the team, to go along with an interception and two fumble recoveries. 

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Winning a truck is DeAngelo Hall's fondest 2011 Pro Bowl memory

Winning a truck is DeAngelo Hall's fondest 2011 Pro Bowl memory

In the midst of the Pro Bowl being underway former Redskins’ defensive back DeAngelo Hall took a trip down memory lane. 

During Good Morning Football this week, the 2011 Pro Bowl MVP DeAngelo Hall said his favorite memory from the Pro Bowl wasn't exactly anything that happened on the football field.

You would think he would mention his impressive performance which included six tackles, an interception and a fumble returned for a touchdown. 

But no. His highlight of the day was winning a truck for his MVP performance. 

“I told my buddies going into it I wanted to buy a truck so I said hey, if I win this MVP I don't need to buy a truck so I called the shot ladies and gentlemen I really did," he said. 

It must have been a really special prize because to this day, he said, he still owns the truck. 

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You have to see this video of Daron Payne buying his mom a house

You have to see this video of Daron Payne buying his mom a house

The Redskins drafted Daron Payne with the 13th overall pick in 2018, changing the big defensive lineman's life immediately. Making the NFL is a dream for many players, but going in the first round means even more. 

It means life-changing wealth, and for Payne, the ability to keep a promise to his mother. 

Not much needs to be added when a video tells the story, but it's worth noting some of the comments from Payne's Instagram page from other NFL players. 

Redskins DL Matt Ioannidis: "This is awesome! Congrats!"

Redskins DB Quinton Dunbar: "She was patient bro that’s everything ❤️"

Packers DE Preston Smith: "Bro that’s a blessing"

Redskins Director of Player Development Malcolm Blacken: "Man this is what it’s all about! 👊🏾👊🏾🔥"

Saints SS D.J. Swearinger: "Yeeeessssirrrr!!!! #congratsfoolie!!! That’s what it’s all about!! Being That Rock & Provider For The Love one!! ✊🏾"

Not the last, but maybe the best was former Redskins DL Ziggy Hood: "My guy I told myself I'm not crying on a sat morning, ✊🏾"

Payne has been one of the Redskins best players since he was drafted. In two years he's logged seven sacks and 112 tackles as a force in the middle of the team's defensive line. 

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