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Metro 'SafeTrack' issues will impact Redskins vs. Packers on Sunday night

Metro 'SafeTrack' issues will impact Redskins vs. Packers on Sunday night

Metro issues have impacted plenty of sports in D.C. - most notably Nats and Caps playoff games - but now the 'SafeTrack' program will impact the Redskins crowd on Sunday night. 

The team put out a press release to let fans know that trains may stop running before the end of the game:

In advance of Sunday’s game between the Washington Redskins and Green Bay Packers at FedExField, the Redskins are reminding fans that the last train (Franconia-Springfield) will depart the Morgan Boulevard Metro station at 11:27 p.m. on Sunday as required by the Metro SafeTrack program. More information on the SafeTrack program can be accessed at www.wmata.com/rail/safetrack.

Fans attending Sunday are asked to please plan accordingly by visiting www.redskins.com/fedexfield/parking-and-directions for more information, including Uber and cash parking options. As a reminder, the Redskins have established a designated Uber Pick-Up & Drop-Off Zone, a ride-share lot located at the Prince George's County Sports Complex, adjacent to the stadium’s parking lots in the following location: Prince George’s County Sports & Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Hyattsville Md. 20785.

Kickoff of the Redskins vs Packers won't take place until well after 8 p.m., and considering the average length of NFL games stretches beyond three hours, fans depending on the Metro would be in quite a tight time crunch. Adding to the tight timeline, the Morgan Boulevard station is one mile from the stadium.

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Arizona State punter Michael Turk dominates the bench press at NFL Combine

Arizona State punter Michael Turk dominates the bench press at NFL Combine

As far as reputations go in the NFL, punters are not generally known as the tough, strong guys on the team.

Arizona State punter Michael Turk is working to change that.

At the NFL Combine on Thursday, Turk stepped up to the bench press with 225 pounds on the bar waiting for him. What did he do? Just casually ripped off 25 reps.

Yes, you are seeing that correctly. A punter just put up 25 reps on the bench press. That number is impressive as is, for anyone of any position. However, let's put it in context to show just how strong Turk is.

Jadaveon Clowney, Chandler Jones and Rob Gronkowski are all known as some of the strongest humans to ever hit the football field. Their bench reps? 21, 22 and 23, respectively. Michael Turk, the punter, out-did them

Turk will need his legs to impress teams and scouts as he looks to head to the NFL, but he clearly has plenty of power in the upper body as well. If whatever team he lands on wants to run a fake punt, defenders won't have an easy time taking him down.

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Report: Trent Williams wants a new deal or a trade from Redskins

Report: Trent Williams wants a new deal or a trade from Redskins

INDIANAPOLIS -- While recent meetings between Redskins head coach Ron Rivera and disgruntled left tackle Trent Williams helped repair the relationship between star player and team, the situation isn't resolved.

In fact, Williams still wants to be traded if he can't get a new contract, according to a new report from NFL Network.

Williams did not play a single snap for Washington in 2019. Not one. That came as the result of a cancer scare that he didn't believe was adequately handled by the Redskins medical staff. He also lost trust in former team president Bruce Allen. Importantly too, Williams wanted a new contract with lots of guaranteed money. 

Rivera has overhauled the Redskins medical staff and Allen is obviously gone from the team, but the contract hurdles remain. 

For the Redskins a new deal for Williams might not make a lot of sense. He will turn 32 in July and hasn't played a full 16-game season since 2013. He's also a great player, so perhaps an extension could make sense. 

The best read on the situation is Williams likely won't play on his current contract, which has one-year remaining and a salary-cap charge of $14.5 million. None of that money is guaranteed. 

Right now, it seems like both sides are playing nice. The Redskins don't want to come out and say they're not going to pay Trent. And Trent's side doesn't want to come out and demand a trade. The meetings with Rivera and Williams mattered in that a resolution that pleases both sides is possible. 

What seems impossible, or at least unlikely at this point, is that Williams wears the Burgundy and Gold this fall unless a new contract emerges.

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