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Redskins sign 5 undrafted players, with more to come

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Redskins sign 5 undrafted players, with more to come

Although the Redskins have not announced their undrafted free agent signings, five of them were listed on the NFL's internal transactions list. Among them:

RB/Trey Williams/Texas A&M

Outlook: Pegged as a sixth or seventh rounder, Williams was bypassed last weekend in Chicago. Listed at 5-7, 195 pounds, Williams is a shifty runner but he could be hampered in the pros by his size. Averaged 6.9 yards per carry and scored seven touchdowns on 81 attempts last season. Also averaged 24.8 yards on kickoff returns—an area of need for the Redskins.

WR/Reggie Bell/San Diego

Outlook: Listed at 6-0, 200-pounds, Bell combined for 170 catches, 2,724 yards and 24 touchdowns in his collegiate career. The speedy California native also returned 24 punts last season, averaging 7.7 yards per.

WR/Tony Jones/Northwestern

Outlook: Jones (6-0, 195) had a breakout season in 2013, hauling in 55 balls for 630 yards and a touchdown. In two fewer games last season, he notched 35 receptions for 323 yards and a score. Also has some experience returning punts.

TE/Devin Mahina/BYU

Outlook: Listed at 6-6, 251-pounds, Mahina becomes the tallest tight end on the Redskins’ roster (an inch taller than Logan Paulsen). Mahina recorded a career best 20 catches last season for 244 yards and three touchdowns.

WR/Tyler Rutenbeck/Dubuque

Outlook: Listed at 6-3, 184-pounds on Dubuque’s website, Rutenbeck figures to be the tallest wide receiver on a Redskins’ roster that needs size at the position. (Draft pick Evan Spencer is 6-2; everyone else is 6-0 or smaller). Rutenbeck recorded 66 receptions for 918 yards and 11 touchdowns last season.

Earlier this week, GM Scot McCloughan said the Redskins had signed 13 UDFAs but added that the team would wait until the contracts were finalized before making any announcements. So stay tuned for the list, which could be released by the team later today.

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Redskins vs. Jets Preseason Week 2: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

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Redskins vs. Jets Preseason Week 2: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

After a fight-filled start to joint practices between the Redskins and Jets, the Skins' 2018 NFL preseason schedule continues Thursday night at Fed Ex Field against New York. 

Week 2 of the NFL preseason still doesn't provide a lot of answers to questions about team performance, but it begins to reveal the depth the Redskins could have this season.

One storyline that won't be taking place, is the return of former Redskin Terrelle Pryor, who told reporters after Monday's practice he won't be playing in the game.

The Redskins have bigger things to worry about though, like who will replace rookie Derrius Guice, who's now out for the year with a torn ACL.

The Redskins also have one less name in the fight for receiver depth as well, after Robert Davis suffered a season-ending leg injury as well. 

Ahead of Thursday's preseason matchup, here's everything you need to know to watch.

REDSKINS vs. JETS, PRESEASON WEEK 2

Who: Washington Redskins vs. New York Jets

What: Game 2 of the 2018 NFL Preseason

When: Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, 8:00 p.m. ET

Where: Fed Ex Field, Landover, MD

TV Channel: ESPN

Live Stream: Watch ESPN

Radio: Redskins Radio Network

Point Spread: Washington, -3

Over/Under: 39.5

Weather: 90 degrees, partly cloudy

REDSKINS vs. PATRIOTS TV SCHEDULE:

5:00 PM: Redskins 100
5:30 PM: Redskins Nation
6:00 PM: Best of the Sports Junkies
7:00 PM: Redskins Kickoff Live

REDSKINS 2018 PRESEASON SCHEDULE

Week 1: Thurs., 8/9, vs. New England Patriots, 7:30 p.m. (L, 26-17)

Week 2: Thurs., 8/16, vs. New York Jets, 8:00 p.m. (ESPN)

Week 3: Fri., 8/24, vs. Denver Broncos, 7:30 p.m. 

Week 4: Thurs., 8/30, vs. Baltimore Ravens, 7:30 p.m. 

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There are quite a few things that are wrong with this Terrelle Pryor statement

There are quite a few things that are wrong with this Terrelle Pryor statement

After pulling off a tremendous half-spin move when DJ Swearinger got in his face at Richmond, Terrelle Pryor released a statement on Twitter about the confrontation.

The fact that he felt the need to release the statement in the first place was a strange decision. That strangeness is absolutely overshadowed by how weird the statement itself is, though.

First, let's read it. Then, when you're done reading it — and trying to figure out who thought this was the right thing to do (which may take you a few minutes, so don't rush) — let's go over what makes it so bizarre.

Here's the message, which came out Wednesday night:

Now, here's what stands out...

The hashtags

They get worse and worse as you read them.

#headturn? #FlinchNRunGang? #SillyGuy?

SILLY GUY?!?!?!?

It's one thing to try and laugh at yourself when something embarrassing happens to you. It's another thing to start the #FlinchNRunGang, which is a one-member gang and will forever remain a one-member gang.

The message

Getting into a scrap with DJ Swearinger seems like it'd be a putrid life decision, so while the way he did it will never be forgotten, it was in all likelihood a smart choice not to square up.

With that being said, claiming he didn't do so because he wanted to be a "positive role model for the kids who came to training camp to watch us" is as outlandish as it gets. After all, he said earlier in August that cheapshots by the 'Skins would be handled "accordingly," which isn't very role model-ish!

Pryor's three paragraphs make you cringe after the first reading. After the fourth, they'll make you want to deactivate your Twitter account so you don't have to read them again.

The irony

The overall message is odd, but the last part of it is so ironic it deserves its own subheading in this blog.

"I will continue to work hard and lead by example by not making it about me and keeping the focus on the Jets organization," Pryor writes.

Well, as everyone knows, the best way to end a storyline and direct the focus back onto your franchise is release a statement that literally no one asked for. (That was sarcastic.) (That's actually not the best way to end a storyline and direct the focus back onto your franchise.)

The battery level

You can see in the upper right corner of the wideout's Notes app that his phone nearly died before he plugged it into his charger.

That's a shame, really, because if it did hit zero-percent, maybe he would've had more time to ponder his situation and come to the conclusion that keeping this all in his drafts folder was the correct play. 

On the other hand, though, he wouldn't have become the first person in the history of the Internet to publicly use #FlinchNRunGang in hashtag-form, so at least he has that going for him.

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