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Redskins agree to new contract with tight end Vernon Davis

Redskins agree to new contract with tight end Vernon Davis

We’ve seen news of Redskins signings being broken by the player on Twitter and on Instagram. We may have had our first announcement via Snapchat.

Earlier this morning, Chick Hernandez of CSN tweeted out this image, taken from a post on Vernon Davis’ Snapchat account.

So it appears that Davis, who worked on a one-year deal in 2016, has signed a three-year deal to return to the Redskins.

UPDATE: The Redskins officially announced Davis' return via Twitter. 

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Even a very close inspection of the picture doesn’t reveal any details of the contract. Davis’ deal last year paid him $2.4 million. He signed that coming off one of the worst years of his career. After he caught 44 passes for 583 yards and two touchdowns in 2016 it’s a good bet that he got a substantial raise.

Davis provides depth behind Jordan Reed, who is very talented but also unlikely to play 16 games every year. And even if Reed doesn’t miss any time, Davis proved to be very valuable as a second tight end lined up with Reed.

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Former Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens joins Giants staff

Former Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens joins Giants staff

What a difference a year makes for Freddie Kitchens.

After a tumultuous season in his first year as the Browns head coach in 2019, Kitchens was fired at the end of the season. On Monday, reports surfaced that Kitchens would be joining new Giants head coach Joe Judge's staff in New York.

According to The Athletic's Bruce Feldman, Kitchens is expected to be hired as the Giants tight ends coach.

From head coach to position coach in just a month's time, that's quite the fall off for Kitchens.

Kitchens and Judge had previously worked together at Mississippi State in 2005. Kitchens served as the Bulldogs' running backs coach, while Judge was just starting his coaching career as a graduate assistant.

The two have not crossed paths since, but obviously maintained a relationship strong enough for Judge to bring the former head coach onto his staff.

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Dwayne Haskins reflects on bond with Kobe Bryant from pre-draft workouts

Dwayne Haskins reflects on bond with Kobe Bryant from pre-draft workouts

Terrible news hit America on Sunday when word came out that basketball legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash along with his daughter and seven others. 

A tragic event for a man and a player that made an impact far beyond basketball. Bryant was known for many things, but more than any, it might have been his competitive spirit. A five-time NBA champion and an 18-time All-Star, Bryant's play was defined by a fluid game and an unstoppable spirit. 

For Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins, he got to see some of Bryant's spirit up close. Last year, before the NFL Draft, Haskins trained at Bryant's gym in Los Angeles, and their encounters made an impression on the signal-caller. 

"He's definitely a guy that brings a lot to the table as far as how he trains, how he prepares and what he expects out of his teammates. Very, very demanding," Haskins said of Bryant. "I want to be able to have that other tool, being able to have that edge that Kobe had. Of course, I play like that, but I'd be able to lead like that. That's why I studied Kobe."

Haskins is one of many young athletes that grew up watching Bryant, and for plenty, idolizing Bryant. 

After the news broke Sunday, Haskins reacted on Twitter.

Haskins said it well: RIP to a legend. Gone too soon. 

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