We have our first Redskin appearing in NFL Networks Top 100 players of 2012 list. Its London Fletcher at No. 87.If the list really meant much of anything, we might launch into a full-blown post about how there arent 86 better players in the NFL than Fletcher, how he is constantly underrated and overlooked, and so on. But the fact is that the list, which is drawn up using the vague criteria of current players ranking their peers (How many voted? Could the vote on players on their own team? Do they have to have played against that player?) is devoid of any significance makes it a wise decision to save outrage for things that matter.The video is pretty good, although you would think that they could have found a player currently on the teams roster to sing Fletchers praises instead of LaRon Landry.If any more Redskins make the list well be sure to greet the news with the appropriate yawn.
After a fight-filled start to joint practices between the Redskins and Jets, the Skins' 2018 NFL preseason schedule continues Thursday night at Fed Ex Field against New York.
Week 2 of the NFL preseason still doesn't provide a lot of answers to questions about team performance, but it begins to reveal the depth the Redskins could have this season.
One storyline that won't be taking place, is the return of former Redskin Terrelle Pryor, who told reporters after Monday's practice he won't be playing in the game.
The Redskins have bigger things to worry about though, like who will replace rookie Derrius Guice, who's now out for the year with a torn ACL.
The Redskins also have one less name in the fight for receiver depth as well, after Robert Davis suffered a season-ending leg injury as well.
Ahead of Thursday's preseason matchup, here's everything you need to know to watch.
REDSKINS vs. JETS, PRESEASON WEEK 2
Who: Washington Redskins vs. New York Jets
What: Game 2 of the 2018 NFL Preseason
When: Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, 8:00 p.m. ET
Where: Fed Ex Field, Landover, MD
TV Channel: ESPN
Live Stream: Watch ESPN
Radio: Redskins Radio Network
Point Spread: Washington, -3
Weather: 90 degrees, partly cloudy
REDSKINS vs. PATRIOTS TV SCHEDULE:
5:00 PM: Redskins 100
5:30 PM: Redskins Nation
6:00 PM: Best of the Sports Junkies
7:00 PM: Redskins Kickoff Live
REDSKINS 2018 PRESEASON SCHEDULE
Week 1: Thurs., 8/9, vs. New England Patriots, 7:30 p.m. (L, 26-17)
Week 2: Thurs., 8/16, vs. New York Jets, 8:00 p.m. (ESPN)
Week 3: Fri., 8/24, vs. Denver Broncos, 7:30 p.m.
Week 4: Thurs., 8/30, vs. Baltimore Ravens, 7:30 p.m.
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- Breaking the Internet: Swearinger goes after Pryor
After pulling off a tremendous half-spin move when DJ Swearinger got in his face at Richmond, Terrelle Pryor released a statement on Twitter about the confrontation.
The fact that he felt the need to release the statement in the first place was a strange decision. That strangeness is absolutely overshadowed by how weird the statement itself is, though.
First, let's read it. Then, when you're done reading it — and trying to figure out who thought this was the right thing to do (which may take you a few minutes, so don't rush) — let's go over what makes it so bizarre.
Here's the message, which came out Wednesday night:
Now, here's what stands out...
They get worse and worse as you read them.
#headturn? #FlinchNRunGang? #SillyGuy?
It's one thing to try and laugh at yourself when something embarrassing happens to you. It's another thing to start the #FlinchNRunGang, which is a one-member gang and will forever remain a one-member gang.
Getting into a scrap with DJ Swearinger seems like it'd be a putrid life decision, so while the way he did it will never be forgotten, it was in all likelihood a smart choice not to square up.
With that being said, claiming he didn't do so because he wanted to be a "positive role model for the kids who came to training camp to watch us" is as outlandish as it gets. After all, he said earlier in August that cheapshots by the 'Skins would be handled "accordingly," which isn't very role model-ish!
Pryor's three paragraphs make you cringe after the first reading. After the fourth, they'll make you want to deactivate your Twitter account so you don't have to read them again.
The overall message is odd, but the last part of it is so ironic it deserves its own subheading in this blog.
"I will continue to work hard and lead by example by not making it about me and keeping the focus on the Jets organization," Pryor writes.
Well, as everyone knows, the best way to end a storyline and direct the focus back onto your franchise is release a statement that literally no one asked for. (That was sarcastic.) (That's actually not the best way to end a storyline and direct the focus back onto your franchise.)
The battery level
You can see in the upper right corner of the wideout's Notes app that his phone nearly died before he plugged it into his charger.
That's a shame, really, because if it did hit zero-percent, maybe he would've had more time to ponder his situation and come to the conclusion that keeping this all in his drafts folder was the correct play.
On the other hand, though, he wouldn't have become the first person in the history of the Internet to publicly use #FlinchNRunGang in hashtag-form, so at least he has that going for him.
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