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Giants starting right tackle David Diehl has been charged with driving while intoxicated. according to the Associated Press.Police received calls about a vehicle accident in Queens Sunday night. Upon arrival they observed a BMW had struck several parked cars along 35th Avenue.Diehl was behind the wheel of the BMW, according to the report, and he was charged after a Breathalyzer test allegedly showed he was above the legal limit.The 31-year-old Diehl has spent his entire nine-year career with the Giants, playing all 16 games in all but one season. NFL practices under scrutinty - including in Big D?Last week the NFL came down on the Seattle Seahawks for too much contact - and by too much we mean basically any - during Organized Team Activities, stripping away two future OTA sessions.There is some sense that footage the Seahawks posted on their own website may have led to the situation.While certain standard forms of practice are banned - tackling, pass rushing, etc - there remains a gray area regarding how much is too much. With that in mind, one ESPN NFL writer with help from a follower on Twitter looked at other footage made available on team websites. Apparently a certain clip from a Cowboys practice caught their attention.No roster discord in Eagles campAfter last year's "dream team" debacle, the Eagles are loving a low-key offseason, so say the Allentown Morning Call. Their core weapons are in place, all their rookies are nearly signed. Contract extensions were handed out, free agents added and yet the team remains in a strong salary cap position. "The Eagles this summer will enjoy almost unprecedented roster harmony, something they've rarely had since, well, former team president Joe Banner came to town with then new owner Jeffrey Lurie in 1994," writes the Allentown Morning Call."But with Banner having already turned over his contract negotiation duties to general manager Howie Roseman long before actually stepping away as president last week, the Eagles have managed to set the stage for a summer of extreme content."For any burgundy and gold clan fans reading this, that probably seems like a bummer.

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10 Training Camp Questions: How long will the offensive line stay healthy?

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10 Training Camp Questions: How long will the offensive line stay healthy?

The Redskins report to training camp on July 24th, and for the next 10 days, JP Finlay will count down the 10 biggest questions the Redskins face going into the 2019 season.

10) Will the Redskins develop depth on the D-line?

9) Can the Redskins count on Montae Nicholson?

8) Want better offense? Get more out of the tight ends 

7) Will Jimmy Moreland actually win the slot CB job from Fabian Moreau?

6) After losing Reuben Foster, how's the Redskins LB situation?

5) Will potential match production for Redskins WRs?

4) How dangerous is the Brandon Scherff contract?

Being a political town where scandals and elections bring in new folks all the time, Washingtonians are used to changing personnel. That said, what's happened to the Redskins offensive line in the past two seasons is plain outrageous. 

In the last two years players like Pro Bowl stalwarts Brandon Scherff and Trent Williams have missed extended time. Veteran journeymen signed late in the year as free agents, guys like Jonathan Cooper and Luke Bowanko, have been injured. Everything in between has happened to the Redskins offensive line. In some ways it's been a more dangerous profession than playing drums forSpinal Tap. 

Looking ahead to 2019, it's near impossible to simulate what will happen for the Washington offensive line. What is known, however, is the team will rise or fall depending if their big guys can stay on the field. 

Ignoring the precarious Scherff contract talks and the unnerving Trent Williams holdout, the Washington O-line has talent. Beyond those two, Chase Roullier and Morgan Moses are strong players in their own right. The final guard spot seems like a toss up between rookie Wes Martin and veteran Ereck Flowers, though he's never even played the position. Expect Martin to win that battle. 

Still, none of it matters if the injuries pile up again.

Football Outsiders determined that the Redskins offense missed more man games to injury than any other team in the NFL, and while it's the injuries at the quarterback position that stand out from last year, almost every starter on the line missed action.

Add in the fact that Washington lost veteran swing tackle Ty Nsekhe to free agency, and all of a sudden there is real concern about the depth at tackle.  Williams is holding out, Moses has a history of ankle issues, and second-year pro Geron Christian did not look particularly impressive last season. Additionally, all three men are working back from offseason surgery and none took part in offseason workouts. 

So, maybe Flowers will have to stay at tackle? He tried that with the Giants for parts of four seasons, and the results were awful. Don't expect it to change in Burgundy and Gold. 

In an odd change, after years of neglect, the Redskins did invest in the interior of their line. Bruce Allen drafted Martin in the fourth round and added Ross Piersbacher in the fifth, a versatile center/guard out of the University of Alabama. Those are depth moves that should help this season. 

Based on recent years, the Redskins will need the depth on their offensive line. Lots of it. 


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Redskins rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins teams up with Raiders' receiver Antonio Brown for an offseason workout

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Redskins rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins teams up with Raiders' receiver Antonio Brown for an offseason workout

With training camp right around the corner, Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins teamed up with the most high-profile Oakland Raiders' offseason acquisition, wide receiver Antonio Brown. 

Brown and Haskins went through a private route session that featured some pretty impressive ball placement and one-handed snags. 

This isn't the first time Haskins and Brown have worked with each other. In 2018 Haskins spent his spring break on the beach in South Florida throwing to "AB" and Falcons wide receiver, Mohamed Sanu. 

Haskins has also got some work in with other NFL talent this offseason as just last week he posted a post-workout photo with Indianapolis Colts wide receiver, Parris Campbell Jr.; Haskins and Campbell were teammates at Ohio State last season.

There's an old adage that "you're only as good as the company you keep," if this is the case Redskins fans have a lot to look forward to from "Simba" this season.