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Redskins' Joe Barry indicates Ryan Kerrigan is expected to play Sunday

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Redskins' Joe Barry indicates Ryan Kerrigan is expected to play Sunday

Although Ryan Kerrigan was listed as ‘limited’ in practice on Wednesday and Thursday as he recovers from a hand injury, it sure sounds as though the Redskins expect the outside linebacker to suit up Sunday.  

Or at least Joe Barry is expecting him to.

“Anytime a player has anything that is kind of cumbersome on him, they have to kind of feel their way through it initially,” Barry said. “My biggest fear right now, when they said the extent of the injury but, ‘Yes he’s going to play,' I thought he was going to have one of those huge clubs where his hand was going to be completely encompassed. That’s not the case. He has his fingers. He has his thumb.”

Kerrigan, who is tied for the team lead in sacks with 3.5, suffered a broken bone in his right hand against the Buccaneers on Oct. 25th and had surgery the following day.  

“He’s going to going to kind of feel his way through it,” Barry said. “He did a little work on Monday when we came back [from the bye week]. He did a little work yesterday. He did more today. We’ll cut him loose tomorrow. And, you guys all know Ryan Kerrigan, he’s going to go like a madman.”

“But,” Barry added. “It’s going to be something that he’s going to deal with. Anytime you play with a cast, it’s an issue.”

Even if Kerrigan gets through Friday’s practice unscathed, though, it’s possible he’ll be listed on the NFL's injury report as 'questionable' to face Tom Brady and the Patriots. Which means his status won’t be official until 90-minutes prior to kickoff.

Barry said the ultimate decision will be left completely up to Kerrigan and the team’s training staff.

“I’ll never get involved with injuries,” Barry said. “If Ryan is up and running, we’re going to coach the crap out of him and he’ going to play his heart out.” 

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Fans, Redskins pay tribute to longtime NBC Sports Washington reporter Rich Tandler

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Fans, Redskins pay tribute to longtime NBC Sports Washington reporter Rich Tandler

NBC Sports Washington lost an important piece of its family this week when longtime Redskins reporter Rich Tandler died on Tuesday. He was 63.

Tandler joined NBC Sports Washington in 2011. He began his writing career in his 40s after working in restaurants and created his blog, Real Redskins, in 2004, which became the longest-running blog on the team. He also wrote three books on the Redskins and posted an estimated 2,300 consecutive “Need To Know” posts, becoming a must-read for Redskins fans as part of their morning routine.

“We’re devastated to learn of the loss of one of our most loved and valued media members, Rich Tandler of NBC Sports Washington,” Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder said in a statement. “His dedication to covering the Redskins over the past 14 years has made him an irreplaceable presence among our media corps, and he will be in our hearts. Our thoughts are with his family, our family at NBC Sports Washington, and the entire Redskins community. He will be truly missed.”

The team will hold a moment of silence for Tandler before its game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday and will keep his regular seat on press row empty. On Wednesday, Redskins quarterback Alex Smith offered his “thoughts and prayers to his family.”

“Rich’s kind and warm nature made him a good friend and an especially close colleague to many of us at NBC Sports Washington,” NBC Sports Washington General Manager Damon Phillips said in a statement. “His passion for his work and the Redskins was inspiring and made him a critical part of many of our successes over the past seven years. This is a very big loss for the sports community. Our thoughts are with his family and his many friends.”

Fans, Redskins players, fellow reporters, and friends of Tandler paid tribute to him on social media.

“Incredibly saddened by the sudden passing of NBCSW’s Rich Tandler. He was a great talent and an important voice in the DC sports community. Our thoughts are with his wife @MissSkeetersmom, his family and his family at @NBCSWashington,” Washington Wizards and Capitals owner Ted Leonsis wrote on Twitter.

 

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2018 NFL Power Rankings: Patriots prove they still got it, Rams remain top dog

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2018 NFL Power Rankings: Patriots prove they still got it, Rams remain top dog

In a thriller in Foxboro, the Patriots handed Kansas City its first loss of the season.

It wasn't pretty but the Rams slipped past the Broncos to remain the lone unbeaten in the NFL.

Remember when the Lions beat New England on Sunday Night Football and folks were ready to bury the Patriots? Yeah... how did that 'hot take' work out?

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Will the real Redskins please stand up? A win over the Panthers moved the Skins up three spots. Give the Redskins this, they are consistently unpredictable.

The Ravens are on the rise and Marcus Mariota is happy the Titans won't have to play Baltimore again.

So the Cowboys have an offense now? Or does Jacksonville not have an elite defense anymore?

And the Bears let Brock Osweiler throw for 380 yards. Yes. You read that correct. 380 yards. 

How far will the Bears drop because of that dreadful defensive performance? 

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