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Scouting the Playoffs: Possible Redskins targets in the Seahawks-Lions game

Scouting the Playoffs: Possible Redskins targets in the Seahawks-Lions game

The Redskins have a substantial amount of salary cap space and a ton of needs to fill. During the NFL playoffs, CSN Redskins Insiders Rich Tandler and JP Finlay will take a game by game look at the best unrestricted free agent prospects playing for each team.

The first NFC Wild Card matchup pits the Lions against the Seahawks, and JP Finlay takes a look at possible fits.

Detroit Lions

  • Rafael Bush - The Redskins need help at safety, a lot of it. Bush is not the answer to the Redskins woes in the back of the secondary, but he's a veteran with an ability to make plays that could provide good depth. On the season, Bush started four games, made two interceptions, including a Pick 6, to go with a sack, three passes defensed and 31 tackles. He won't break the bank either; he played this season in Detroit on a one-year deal worth $1.25 million. 
  • Anquan Boldin - It's not a situation Redskins fans want to envision, but it's entirely possible both Pierre Garçon and DeSean Jackson walk away from the team via free agency. If that happens, a veteran like Boldin on a team-friendly deal could help bridge some of the gap. Boldin in no way replaces Jackson, but he could bring some of the toughness on 3rd downs that Garçon provided for the Skins, as well as good hands and a crisp route runner. His stats have been on a steady decline for two seasons, and Boldin will turn 37 in October, but this is still a guy who caught nearly 70 passes on a playoff team in 2016. 

Seattle Seahawks

  • Tony McDaniel - Pardon this announcement from Captain Obvious: The Redskins need to rebuild their defensive line. McDaniel is not the player to rebuild the defensive line, but he could be an asset for Washington as a depth player in the trenches. He turns 32 in two weeks, but he's also 6-foot-7 and a contributor to the stout Seahawks defense. McDaniel had an overall positive rating from Pro Football Focus this season in 484 snaps; he didn't provide much in pass rush but was able to help against the run. He won't play against Detroit, however, as he's dealing with a concussion.
  • Jeron Johnson - He's a free agent, but we've seen this movie before.
  • Somebody else - The Seahawks have 13 unrestricted free agents, and odds are McCloughan might bring one to Washington. Check out their full list here

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Washington Football Team posts video of old name and logo being stripped from facilities

Washington Football Team posts video of old name and logo being stripped from facilities

The Washington Football Team continues to give fans a glimpse into the historic name change and rebrand that will take place over the course of the next season.

The team’s official Twitter account shared a time-lapse video on Thursday that showed various murals and imagery with the old name and logo beings stripped from the team’s facilities.

Phrases like ‘Hail to the Redskins,’ ‘HTTR’ and ‘Fight for Old D.C.’ were removed from in the video as well as the old logo and an overhead view of FedEx Field.

The team captioned the video “Taking everything down and starting fresh.” 

This video is one step in a long rebranding process that the team began a few weeks ago. On July 23, Washington announced it would use the name ‘Washington Football Team’ for the 2020 season and replaced its name and logos on social media that same day.

In addition to a new name and logos, the team released uniforms, including a helmet design that took Twitter by storm.

In the coming months, Washington will continue this transition to rid its facilities of the former name and logo and welcome in a new era in its history. 

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Josh Norman takes the high road when asked to reflect on his time with Washington

Josh Norman takes the high road when asked to reflect on his time with Washington

Josh Norman wasn't the most beloved player in Washington during his tenure with the organization, but he certainly was one of the more interesting.

Media members never knew when a routine interview at the corner's locker would turn into a passionate rant or some bizarre metaphor. That sort of unpredictability basically made every one of his pressers a must-attend event.

So, when Norman's time with the Burgundy and Gold came up during his Thursday Zoom call with reporters in Buffalo, it felt like a place where the now-Bills defender could really sound off. But instead, Norman kept things pretty simple in his answer.

"I don’t stick on what went wrong," he said. "I look at the positives. When everybody is trying to look at the negatives, they’re just harking on that and they think they know who you are just because of that. At the end of the day, I take a lot of bullets and I don’t come out and shoot them back. What for? It’s not needed."

If Norman wanted to lash out at his former coaching staff for how they used him or grumble about how he was essentially benched for the end of the 2019 campaign, it would've been somewhat understandable. He certainly deserves from blame for his less-than-sterling tenure with Washington, but others were culpable as well.

To his credit, however, he chose to mostly focus on his new employer.

"It feels so fresh," Norman said about the vibe with the Bills.

He did find a way to close out that particular part of the call with one unique quote, though. 

"What we’re trying to bring here is something truly special," he said. "I’m just gonna sprinkle a little bit of my pixie dust on it."

Well, for the sake of Bills fans, let's hope that pixie dust is different than whatever he was sprinkling in D.C. these last few years. The recipe for that pixie dust should probably be thrown away, honestly.

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