Here is what you need to know on this Monday, July 31, 33 days before the Washington Redskins cut their roster to 53 on September 2.


The Redskins last played a game 211 days ago; they will open the 2017 season against the Eagles at FedEx Field in 41 days.

Today’s schedule: Walkthrough 10:35; Jay Gruden press conference 2:45; Practice 3:00; players available after both practices.

Days until:

—Preseason opener @ Ravens (8/10) 10
—Preseason vs. Packers at FedEx Field (8/19) 19
—Sunday night Raiders @ Redskins (9/24) 55

The Redskins week that was

RICHMOND—Many of you will be happy to see that there are no Kirk Cousins contract articles among the most popular posts and important topics of the past week.

A possible trade destination for Redskins RB Matt Jones? The Redskins have a former third-round running back who is unlikely to make their roster. Just up north, the Ravens need a running back after Kenneth Dixon was injured. We don’t know if the phone is ringing on their end of the BW Parkway but it does make sense.

Ranking the 2017 Redskins roster, the final update: 1-10—If you don’t take them too seriously, rankings can be fun. Take a look at our 1-53 ranking of the team and let us know what you think.  

Redskins camp hot topics—Mbu first team, Smith dropping pounds—Nothing is set in stone on Jim Tomsula’s defensive line. Just 36 hours after this was published Phil Taylor lined up with the first team at nose tackle and Joey Mbu worked with the anticipated backups. We probably won’t know who the starting nose tackle will be until at least the September 2 roster cut date and possibly not until game time in Week 1.


LIVE Redskins training camp blog, Day 2—If you’re stuck at work during the week, you need to get in on this. I bring the iPad out to the practice field with me every day (weather permitting) and pass along my observations as events happen and update the post regularly. So just keep a browser tab the live practice blog every day and stay up to date.

Jordan Reed one of four to begin on PUP list—There’s no point in pretending that this isn’t a negative development. Clearly, it would be better if he was 100 percent healthy and on the practice field. But this does not appear to be a serious injury. It’s possible that he could be playing through it during the regular season. Reed probably will spend longer on PUP than he really needs to and then take longer to get into full practice than some fans would like. But he should be fine by the time the Eagles come to town in Week 1.

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