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REPORT: Decision is in for Redskins on HBO's Hard Knocks

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REPORT: Decision is in for Redskins on HBO's Hard Knocks

Reports show that the Redskins will not take part in HBO's acclaimed NFL inside access show Hard Knocks. Instead, the Houston Texans will get the air time. 

Earlier this month reports emerged that the Redskins were finalists for the show along with Houston and Buffalo. Many expected the HBO show to head to Cleveland for training camp, but the Browns resisted the show in efforts to support quarterback Johnny Manziel in his rehab from alcohol abuse and personal trouble.

HBO wants interested parties for the show, and with the Browns request to not take part, the request was granted. John Keim of ESPN also reported the Redskins did not want to take part in the show. What's interesting, however, is the Redskins asked fans via social media if the team should take part in Hard Knocks.

Fans seemed split on the topic. Many wanted the inside access to the Redskins training camp that Hard Knocks provides, while others thought the show would be a distraction for a team that doesn't need any. Now, it appears, the debate is moot, and the extra cameras will head for Houston.

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The Kerrigans are having a baby and, WOW, this is all so very exciting

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The Kerrigans are having a baby and, WOW, this is all so very exciting

The Kerrigan family is about to make a big-time addition to its roster.

Ryan and his wife, Jessica, already have two very, VERY, very, very cute bulldogs in their household. 

But on Tuesday, the two announced in separate Instagram posts that Jessica is 18 weeks pregnant and that a third human Kerrigan will arrive in 2019.

"Can I eat dis sign aftur da picturr iz over?" George the bulldog said when reached for comment on the news.

"How did dey gett such a smawl jerzey for da baby alreddy?" Franklin the other bulldog added.

This is all very wonderful.

Come next March, the world is about to get a little precious-er.

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Adrian Peterson's impressive day vs. the Panthers wasn't exactly supposed to happen

Adrian Peterson's impressive day vs. the Panthers wasn't exactly supposed to happen

When you don't hear from someone you wanted to hear from, you typically follow up.

But on Sunday during the Redskins' 23-17 win over the Panthers, Jay Gruden actually didn't follow up with Adrian Peterson about a plan the two first discussed leading up to kickoff.

Everyone associated with burgundy and gold should be OK with that, however, after seeing how things played out.

During his weekly, exclusive interview with JP Finlay on the Redskins Talk podcast, Gruden explained how Peterson's injury situation almost prevented the running back from posting his crucial 17-carry, 97-yard stat line. 

"I talked to him before the game, had a sit-down with him," the head coach said. "I told him I was probably only gonna use him on short-yardage and goal line if that, you know? Because I want him to heal, we have a long season ahead of us." 

Heading into Week 6, Peterson was dealing with shoulder, ankle and knee issues. Plus, he's 33 years old at a position where that number is way more common on a player's jersey than in his bio under "age."

So, Gruden's concern made some sense, especially considering how necessary a productive Peterson has been to the 'Skins' success in 2018. Problem is, the two never connected again, so the coach's pitch count was never executed.

"He says, 'Oh, just let me go early, I'll let you know how I'm doing,'" Gruden recalled. "We let him go early and I never heard from him so I just kept him in there. He played great. He's a pro, he's a stud."

For those of you now wondering if this means you should start ignoring emails from your boss or not text your buddy back and still expect success, let's not get too carried away here. In this instance, a lack of communication worked for the future Hall of Famer, but that doesn't mean it's going to work for you.

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