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Reminder: Don't expect the Redskins to go after Richard Sherman, and here's why

Reminder: Don't expect the Redskins to go after Richard Sherman, and here's why

This article first appeared on April 6, 2017

The Seahawks, oddly, have openly talked about trading Pro Bowl cornerback Richard Sherman.

Plenty of teams will be interested, but that might not include the Redskins. 

One of the best players in the NFL, Sherman is a model of durability and skill in the Seattle secondary. He has not missed a game in his six year career and has made the last four Pro Bowl teams. Last season, Sherman hauled in four interceptions and broke up another 13 passes. Pro Football Focus ranked Sherman the 10th best corner in the league with a grade of +14.

So why wouldn't the Redskins go after him?

Simple: Money.

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Sherman is due an $11 million salary in 2017, and another $11 million in 2018.

After signing linebacker Zach Brown earlier this week, the Redskins only have about $9 million left under the salary cap. Remember too that the team needs around $2 million in cap space to sign their 10 draft picks later this month. 

Yes, Washington could create more salary cap space by releasing veterans or reworking deals. DeAngelo Hall is owed more than $4 million this fall, and the veteran safety said in January he understands it's likely he will have to alter his contract.

Beyond the salary cap, Josh Norman is already on the books for $16.5 million this season and $13.5 million next year. It would be unorthodox for the 'Skins to invest nearly $30 million in a pair of corners, even with a rising cap. 

Lastly, it sounds like Sherman doesn't actually expect to be traded.

"Very little chance it happens, but both sides are listening," Sherman said of the trade talk via Albert Breer for MMQB.com.

A trade could happen, but it seems unlikely.

It seems even more unlikely that trade would be to Washington. 

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Winning a truck is DeAngelo Hall's fondest 2011 Pro Bowl memory

Winning a truck is DeAngelo Hall's fondest 2011 Pro Bowl memory

In the midst of the Pro Bowl being underway former Redskins’ defensive back DeAngelo Hall took a trip down memory lane. 

During Good Morning Football this week, the 2011 Pro Bowl MVP DeAngelo Hall said his favorite memory from the Pro Bowl wasn't exactly anything that happened on the football field.

You would think he would mention his impressive performance which included six tackles, an interception and a fumble returned for a touchdown. 

But no. His highlight of the day was winning a truck for his MVP performance. 

“I told my buddies going into it I wanted to buy a truck so I said hey, if I win this MVP I don't need to buy a truck so I called the shot ladies and gentlemen I really did," he said. 

It must have been a really special prize because to this day, he said, he still owns the truck. 

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You have to see this video of Daron Payne buying his mom a house

You have to see this video of Daron Payne buying his mom a house

The Redskins drafted Daron Payne with the 13th overall pick in 2018, changing the big defensive lineman's life immediately. Making the NFL is a dream for many players, but going in the first round means even more. 

It means life-changing wealth, and for Payne, the ability to keep a promise to his mother. 

Not much needs to be added when a video tells the story, but it's worth noting some of the comments from Payne's Instagram page from other NFL players. 

Redskins DL Matt Ioannidis: "This is awesome! Congrats!"

Redskins DB Quinton Dunbar: "She was patient bro that’s everything ❤️"

Packers DE Preston Smith: "Bro that’s a blessing"

Redskins Director of Player Development Malcolm Blacken: "Man this is what it’s all about! 👊🏾👊🏾🔥"

Saints SS D.J. Swearinger: "Yeeeessssirrrr!!!! #congratsfoolie!!! That’s what it’s all about!! Being That Rock & Provider For The Love one!! ✊🏾"

Not the last, but maybe the best was former Redskins DL Ziggy Hood: "My guy I told myself I'm not crying on a sat morning, ✊🏾"

Payne has been one of the Redskins best players since he was drafted. In two years he's logged seven sacks and 112 tackles as a force in the middle of the team's defensive line. 

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