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Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—Draft grades, a Crimson Tide bet

Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—Draft grades, a Crimson Tide bet

Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, May 6, 18 days before the Redskins start OTAs on May 24.


It’s been 125 days since the Redskins played a game. Their season opener against the Eagles at FedEx Field is in 127 days.

Days until:

—Redskins rookie camp (5/12) 6
—Redskins OTAs start (5/24) 18
—Training camp starts (7/27) 82

The Redskins week that was

A look at some of the most popular posts of the past week from and from

Clear winner from Redskins 2017 Draft? Sorry, not going to give you the spoiler here. Suffice it to say that if you have reason to wonder about your status on the roster and the team doesn’t pick a player at your position you are a candidate to come out of draft weekend a winner.

Why did the Redskins draft Montae Nicholson? Sure, the fourth-round safety had a good combine. But Scott Campbell basically said that they don’t need no stinkin’ combine. “I’m kind of old school, I guess I can say that now. I’m in my mid-50s, been scouting 30 years now, but the tape is the most important,” the team’s director of college scouting said when asked about the importance of performance at the combine. “The games or how they play, the tape is always the fallback.” Nicholson didn’t play particularly well. We will see how the pick turns out.

Grading the Redskins' 2017 draft—We don’t know how the players will perform and that’s the most important thing. But I went through and examined the strategy, the value the got, and how they did when it came to filling needs. If you read it just don’t take it too seriously and you just might learn something.

How a simple bet between Alabama rookies could pay big for Redskins—So it looks like the two Crimson Tide defenders will have a little wager going as to who gets the most sacks. It seems that Ryan Anderson, an outside linebacker, should spot Jonathan Allen, an interior lineman, at least a couple of sacks.

2018 NFL mock draft—Of course it’s too early. Just like the draft grades, it’s for fun, don’t take it too seriously. Then again, if you want to get outraged over who Ben Standig has the Redskins taking, feel free.  

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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.