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Need to Know: Five Redskins who could lose their jobs to draft picks

Need to Know: Five Redskins who could lose their jobs to draft picks

Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, May 2, 22 days before the Redskins start OTAs on May 24.

Timeline

It’s been 121 days since the Redskins played a game. Their season opener against the Eagles at FedEx Field is in 131 days.

Days until:

—Redskins rookie camp (5/12) 10
—Redskins OTAs start (5/24) 22
—Training camp starts (7/27) 86

Five players whose roster spots are in danger after the draft

NFL rosters are a zero-sum game. If a player is added another one loses his job. The Redskins brought in 10 new players and many of them will knock some players who were around last year out of their jobs. Here’s a look at some who could be on the endangered list.

WR Ryan Grant—The coaches love his work ethic and he does practice hard. But there were reports that Jay Gruden had to battle with Scot McCloughan to keep him on the roster last year. This year, after the team drafted Robert Davis in the sixth round it could be the end of the line for Grant.

RB Mack Brown—If you’re looking for Matt Jones here I didn’t include him because I think he may have been gone before the Redskins drafted Samaje Perine. Brown may be pushed off, too, after the addition of Perine. Both Jones and Brown are likely to be around in training camp and will get a chance to compete but it’s hard to see them around when they cut to 53.

TE Niles Paul—This doesn’t take a lot of deep analysis. He has missed 24 games the last two years, his salary cap number is north of $2 million, and the team just drafted Jeremy Sprinkle. Sounds like a formula for going younger and cheaper.

DL Matt Ioannidis—Yes, he was a fifth-round draft pick last year. But that was under a different general manager. The team cut him at the reduction to 53 and waited a few days before signing him to the practice squad. The addition of Jonathan Allen creates a numbers game that could leave Ioannidis as the odd man out.

S DeAngelo Hall—The Redskins drafted two safeties after signing on as a free agent and moving Su’a Cravens to safety. There is no guarantee that both Montae Nicholson and Josh Harvey-Clemons will make the roster. But if they do, the last roster spot could come down to Hall, Will Blackmon, and Deshazor Everett. With Everett being a key special teams contributor both Hall and Blackmon could be on the bubble.

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Report: Trent Williams' dogs killed neighbor's dog

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Report: Trent Williams' dogs killed neighbor's dog

Trent Williams is defending his dogs after neighbors of a home registered to him in Missouri City, Texas say the Redskins' lineman's dogs brutally killed their dog.

The neighbor's dog, Sandy, according to reports, died after being mauled and dragged under an iron fence on their own property. 

According to Williams, the attack began after Sandy instigated conflict with one of Williams' smaller pets. Williams felt his dogs did nothing wrong and said the animals were defending the smaller dog, who is fighting for its life after $5,000 in medical bills. 

Williams told FOX 26 Houston that the situation was "dogs doing what dogs do."

In comments to local television stations, Sandy's owner's described how they found their dog.

"I found my dog halfway ripped apart, head and one leg on the other side of the fence, two of those stakes ripped through the body and one leg just dangling," said Jerry Flowers.

"They drug her head through the fence," Linda Flowers said. "Half of her body was through the wrought iron fence."

Animal control and local police are no longer investigating the incident according to ABC 13. Williams was not cited for the incident.

Williams is on the non-football injury list for the Washington Redskins after ending his holdout halfway through the season. 

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Once the Redskins Ironman, Ryan Kerrigan moved to injured reserve

Once the Redskins Ironman, Ryan Kerrigan moved to injured reserve

The Redskins moved outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan to the injured reserve after he injured his calf last week against Green Bay. He will miss the remainder of the season. 

Kerrigan had started every game for Washington since 2011 until just three weeks ago, one of the most impressive streaks in the NFL at 139 straight starts. 

He missed the Panthers game due to a concussion, was able to come back from the Packers game and then hurt his calf. 

After three straight seasons with double-digit sacks, Kerrigan’s numbers were down this year. He will finish the season with just 5.5 sacks after posting 37 over the last few years. 

Dexter Manley holds the Redskins franchise record with 91 sacks. After bringing down Aaron Rodgers last week in Green Bay before his injury, Kerrigan got to 90 sacks. 

If he comes back healthy in 2020, Kerrigan would look prime to break the franchise record. He will be in the last year of his contract, however, and will account for nearly $12 million against the salary cap.

Should Washington release Kerrigan, which was once unthinkable, it would carry no salary cap hit. 

To replace Kerrigan on the active roster the Redskins signed Caleb Wilson from the Cardinals practice squad.

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