Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, July 1, 26 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond on July 27.
The Redskins last played a game 181 days ago; they will open the 2017 season against the Eagles at FedEx Field in 71 days.
—Franchise tag contract deadline (7/17) 16
—Preseason opener @ Ravens (8/10) 40
—Roster cut to 53 (9/2) 63
The Redskins week that was
Three Redskins who are up, three who are down—Even during the offseason, players’ fortunes ebb and flow. While some of these guys who find themselves down at this moment in time, things can change in a hurry in training camp. Well, except Maybe for Matt Jones. It’s hard to see things getting better for Jones.
Carr extension has some good news for Redskins but Cousins deal will still cost dearly—There were a few Cousins extension related posts that were near the top in traffic but I chose just one to represent all of them. It’s the No. 1 story around the NFL right now so you can expect to see a lot more about it. But do note that we at CSN are writing about plenty of other things besides the ins and outs of the Cousins talks.
Vernon Davis led the NFL in 2016 in one surprising stat—I must say, JP did not oversell in this headline. It was surprising that the 32-year-old Davis led the league in this category despite his part-time status.
True or False: Terrelle Pryor will be Redskins leading receiver—One of a debate series that JP and I will do between now and training camp. One of us thinks that Pryor will lead the team in catches. The other one thinks that Cousins will tend to lean on more familiar targets, giving a holdover pass catcher a better shot at leading the team. What do you think will happen?
Backup center remains a question for the Redskins—See, we put up different topics, including the least sexy of them, and our readers click on them. I think that backup center is an under the radar issue and it may not be fully sorted out until September.
Tandler on Twitter
Like when players do a simple restructure. Fans rave how they're “taking one for the team”. Just getting salary in advance not weekly.— Rich Tandler (@TandlerNBCS) June 30, 2017
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