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Need to Know: Redskins end-of-season player one-liners, offensive edition

Need to Know: Redskins end-of-season player one-liners, offensive edition

Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, January 3, 114 days before the NFL draft.

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Days until: NFL free agency starts 65; NFL draft 114; First Sunday of 2017 season 250

End-of-season one-liners for each player, offense

QB Kirk Cousins—The chances he will be back on either the franchise tag or with a long-term deal are at least 80 percent, maybe higher.

QB Colt McCoy—He is under contract for 2017 and in the unlikely event that Cousins is not back he could be the starter, at least to start the season.

QB Nate Sudfeld—He was a “gamer” in preseason but he will have to learn to perform better in practice if he is ever going to see the field in the regular season.

RB Rob Kelley—Jay Gruden said he had a “great, great year” but I’m not so sure that applies to a back who averaged 4.2 yards per carry and had one 100-yard game.

RB Chris Thompson—The pending restricted free agent played all 16 games for the first time in his career.

RB Matt Jones—He averaged almost half a yard per carry more than Kelley, who replaced him as the starter in midseason, and had two 100-yard games to Kelley’s one; the ball security issues sunk his season.

RB Mack Brown—No idea how his career will unfold but he’ll always have that 61-yard TD run in Chicago to show his grandkids even if he doesn’t do anything else.

TE Jordan Reed—He would easily be the team’s best offensive player if he could play 16 games a year.

TE Vernon Davis—The veteran says that he would like to return and play six more years; the money will talk on the former and his nutritionist, chiropractor, and others will have to enable him to play to the age of 38.

TE Derrick Carrier—After a lost season spent trying to fully recover from his December 2015 knee injury, Carrier is under contract for one more year and likely will be back to compete for a roster spot in 2017.

WR DeSean Jackson—The conventional wisdom is that he will be gone as a free agent but the conventional wisdom doesn’t always apply to the way Scot McCloughan operates.

WR Pierre Garçon—Most think he will end up re-signing but see the above about the conventional wisdom.

WR Jamison Crowder—A slow finish (12 receptions for 122 yards in the last five games) turned what could have been an excellent season into a very good one.

WR Maurice Harris—He didn’t have a big rookie year but with a full offseason to work out and prepare he could have somemore impact in 2017.

WR Ryan Grant—In the last three games of the season, Harris played more snaps than Grant (53-37) an indication that Harris could move ahead of him on the 2017 depth chart.

OT Trent Williams—It will be interesting to see if his four-game suspension will cost him the All-Pro honors he deserves.

G Shawn Lauvao—We will see if the organization tries to replace arguably the weakest link on the offensive line.

C Spencer Long—After he made a good transition from guard the Redskins might look to lock him up with a contract extension this offseason.

G Brandon Scherff—He allowed just one sack this year and was rewarded with a Pro Bowl spot.

OT Morgan Moses—Williams’ suspension forced Moses to play through a pretty severe ankle sprain; Ty Nsekhe, the only reliable substitute tackle had to fill in for Williams.

OT Ty Nsekhe—He’s a restricted free agent and it will be interesting to see what kind of deal he ends up with.

C John Sullivan—He did a reasonably good job filling in for Long when he was out injured but may look for a starting job somewhere in 2017.

C/G Kory Lichtensteiger—After getting activated in Week 14 Lichtensteiger, who began the season as the starting center, didn’t play a snap.

OT Vinston Painter—He could be back next year to compete for a backup role.

G Arie Kouandjio—After struggling in one start and some spot work he did an acceptable job later in the year in his start against the Eagles.

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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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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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