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Hall fires back at Hopkins after Hard Knocks episode (UPDATED)


Hall fires back at Hopkins after Hard Knocks episode (UPDATED)

The Redskins were featured heavily in the first episode of this season's Hard Knocks on HBO, as the series' main subject, the Houston Texans, faced the Skins in three days of joint practices down in Richmond, Va. One of the highlights of the first episode was a dust-up between Redskins' cornerback DeAngelo Hall and Texans' wideout DeAndre Hopkins.

Hall and Hopkins had a heated exchange near the sideline after a play that their teammates had to break up. They were then matched up in one-on-one drills in the following scene. 

Hopkins got the best of Hall in that sequence, as Hall slipped and fell to the turf. He was then helped up and off the field by Redskins' trainers after suffering a leg injury. Hopkins threw salt on the wounds by talking trash to Hall while he was down writhing in pain.


Well, after the episode aired, Hall probably heard all about it, at least enough to prompt a response from him on Twitter. Here is what he tweeted on Thursday, a clear shot at Hopkins:

Ouch. Unfortunately the two will not be able to settle this anytime soon. The Redskins and Texans will not see each other again, at least in a regular season game, until 2018.

UPDATE: Hopkins replied to Hall's tweet, with the WR wishing the CB well in his recovery from injury. Hall says he slipped, but Hopkins might think different. 


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Redskins' cornerback Josh Norman competes in 'Dancing with the Stars' finale Monday

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Redskins' cornerback Josh Norman competes in 'Dancing with the Stars' finale Monday

Josh Norman is fast, smooth and creative with excellent footwork that can leave you speechless.

Sure, those are qualities he has on the football field, but we're actually talking about his skills as a ballroom dancer.

Norman is one of three finalists on "Dancing with the Stars" during a shortened, athletes-only season. The Redskins' cornerback is partnered with pro dancer Sharna Burgess, and the couple will compete against two other pairs in the finals Monday night (8 p.m., ABC). 

Fiery, in sync and always entertaining, Norman and Burgess have stunned in the first three of four total episodes this season, but winning the mirrorball trophy won't be easy. They're up against Olympic figure skating bronze medalist Adam Rippon and former Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding.  

Norman's only real competition is Rippon, who is beyond natural on the dance floor — although Norman has been a delightful surprise as well. Clearly — and like so many previous football players who have done well on "DWTS", like Calvin Johnson and Von Miller — his skills on the gridiron easily translate. 

Here's a look at his previous three performances with Burgess. Does it look like he has what it takes to win?

Week 1: The Cha Cha

Week 2: The Paso Doble

Week 3: A Contemporary Dance

Here's how you can vote for Josh and Sharna in Monday's season finale.


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Free agent, former Redskins linebacker Junior Galette considering retirement

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Free agent, former Redskins linebacker Junior Galette considering retirement

Free-agent Junior Galette has been offered deals with multiple teams this offseason, but the eight-year veteran pass-rusher hasn't signed anything because he's considering retirement as well. 

In an Instagram post Sunday, Galette — who has been with the Redskins since 2015 but only played in the 2017 season because of injuries — wrote that he's simply not sure if he wants to continue playing football. 

He said, on Instagram: "The real reason I haven’t signed is because I’ve contemplated retiring. I have 3 Deals Currently on the table and will Plan Accordingly. All my fans i promise this will be my Best I’m not saying nothing else God Bless All I’m BACK".

Galette signed with the Redskins in the 2015 offseason, but he missed both that season and the 2016 one because of multiple Achilles injuries. He played in all 16 Washington games in 2017 and finished the season with 20 total tackles and three sacks. 

Prior to signing with the Redskins, Galette was with the New Orleans Saints for the first five seasons of his career. In 2013 and 2014 — his best seasons, by far, stats wise — he combined for 87 total tackles and 22 sacks, plus two safeties.