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Jay Gruden clears up what he can about Su'a Cravens' concussion status, and Snapchat

Jay Gruden clears up what he can about Su'a Cravens' concussion status, and Snapchat

Quite the firestorm got kicked up on Tuesday when Redskins rookie LB Su'a Cravens sent out a Snapchat video talking about his return from the concussion suffered during the Browns game.

While the Snapchat video was quickly reported to have "zero truth," Washington coach Jay Gruden updated both Cravens' status, both social media and health, on Wednesday.

"He's coming along pretty good, as we understand," Gruden said. "He's still in the [NFL concussion] program and we're hoping to get postive results here shortly. As far as his Snapchat is concerned, I think he deleted his account, hopefully, for a week or so."

Cravens hit the practice field Wednesday for the Redskins, but did not wear shoulder pads like the rest of his teammates, limiting his work on the field.

The rookie from USC also left the practice facility early to see a doctor in regards to the NFL protocol. Gruden added that Cravens is wearing glasses now as part of his rehab from the concussion.

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"I've talked to him and he said he feels good, but he still has to take the neccessary steps," Gruden said of Cravens. "It's a tricky deal, it really is. It's good that we're more careful than just throwing them back out there when they say they're okay because they have to make sure they pass all the neccessary tests."

With the ambiguity that head injuries present, Gruden could not offer a timeline for Cravens' return to the field.

"Anytime you're talking about concussions nowadays with what we know about them, you're going to have some concern," he said. "We don't put them back on the field until they've been clarified as okay, so we just have to play it by ear. You know, we take the players best interest - number one - as far as getting better. And when they are better, we get them back out there."

As for the social media attention, Gruden explained that it was an innocent mistake.

"He understands now fully what not to put on Instagram and Twitter and what to put on there," the coach said. "I don't think he meant anything by it."

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Former Redskin Josh Doctson signs with New York Jets

Former Redskin Josh Doctson signs with New York Jets

Former Redskins' wideout Josh Doctson has found another home, again. 

Doctson, 27, signed with the New York Jets the team announced Saturday morning via twitter. 

Washington selected Doctson with their 22nd pick in the 2016 NFL draft after he put up monster numbers at Texas Christian University. However, his collegiate success never quite translated to the professional level. During his three seasons in D.C. he played 33 games, recorded 81 receptions for a total of 1,100 yards and 8 touchdowns.

After Washinton released Doctson last September he joined the Minnesota Vikings, but injuries held him to only one appearance and no catches. 

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Josh Hart tries to recruit Stefon Diggs to Redskins amidst trade rumors

Josh Hart tries to recruit Stefon Diggs to Redskins amidst trade rumors

New Orleans Pelican Josh Hart tried to recruit Stefon Diggs in a twitter exchange Thursday surrounding Jordan Reed’s release from the Redskins.

Reed was released on Thursday after six seasons and seven years on the team.

In a tweet commemorating Reed’s accomplishments, the Redskins called him “one of the best in franchise history” and thanked him for his years on the team.

Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins showed his disappointment in Reed’s release by quoting the tweet with a crying emoji. Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs shared similar feelings by responding to the quote saying “not my dog j reed…”.

Diggs is a Maryland native but has been with the Vikings since he was drafted in the 2015 NFL Draft in the fifth round.

In response to this exchange, Hart chimed in and pleaded with him to “Come on home bro #HTTR”.  Hart, a D.C. native and long-time Redskins fan, is not the only one who has been looking to help the Redskins with their player recruitment.

Haskins has also made recruiting for the Redskins a habit this season, engaging with players like Ron Rivera and Antonio Brown through social media regarding coming to play in DC.

Hart's interaction with Diggs is particularly notable considering that his recent social media has left Vikings fans wondering what his next moves are. In addition to cryptic tweets potentially linked to his dissatisfaction with his team, Diggs also took down all of his Instagram pictures which feature him in a Vikings uniform.

Could Diggs be heading to the Redskins? If Hart has any say in the matter, maybe.

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