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Source: NFL fines Jordan Reed for punch on Monday night

Source: NFL fines Jordan Reed for punch on Monday night

CHICAGO—The punches Redskins tight end Jordan Reed threw during the game with the Panthers on Monday night didn’t do any damage to their intended target. The only thing hurt was Reed’s bank account.

According to a league source, Reed was fined $9,115 for unnecessary roughness for taking a couple of swings at Panthers’ safety Kurt Coleman late in the third quarter. He also was ejected from the game.

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Reed went into the game with an injured shoulder and the Panthers tried to make it worse by banging on it during the game. After one play he apparently had enough and he took a couple of swings in the general direction of Panthers safety Kurt Coleman. One appeared to land on Coleman’s face mask but, of course, it had little effect.

More damaging than the fine or the ejection was the 15-yard penalty that Reed was hit with. That turned a second and goal at the 12 into a second and goal at the 27. The Redskins would have made it a one-score game with a touchdown in that situation. But they had to settle for a field goal to make it 23-12 and their last good chance to get back into the game was gone.

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How's the knee? Trent Williams looks beyond ready in workout videos

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How's the knee? Trent Williams looks beyond ready in workout videos

Trent Williams went under the knife for his first-ever knee surgery about seven months ago.

Plenty of Redskins fans worried that the Pro Bowl left tackle might not be ready to go when the 2018 season starts.

Worry no more. 

Yes, that is Williams working out with veteran running back Adrian Peterson. And by the looks of it, Williams' knee looks just fine. 

Williams tore his right patella tendon last fall, but continued to play through the pain while the Redskins chances of a playoff bid remained. Once that window got firmly closed after an ugly Thursday night loss in Dallas, Williams contemplated sitting out, but other injuries on the line had already decimated the Redskins. Eventually, Williams shut down his season after a blowout loss in Los Angeles to open December. 

This offseason, Williams got the knee repaired. Washington coach Jay Gruden said repeatedly during the offseason that he expected Williams ready to go for training camp, and the workout videos suggest that to be the case.

This is great news for the Redskins offense, and for new quarterback Alex Smith. Expect Washington to be cautious with Williams, particularly in the early going of training camp in Richmond, but like Trent tweeted, "the walk says it all."

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Ranking the 2018 Redskins Roster: Revealing 31-53

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Ranking the 2018 Redskins Roster: Revealing 31-53

At NBCSportsWashington.com, we projected the Redskins’ 53-man roster (offensedefense) right after minicamp.

Now we are taking it one step further and ranking the 53 players we think will make the team.

The rankings are determined by who we think will have the most impact on the 2018 Redskins.

No consideration was given for past performance or for what a particular player might do down the road. We’ll be revealing the rankings between now and the start of training camp. 

<<CLICK HERE FOR OUR 2018 REDSKINS RANKINGS, PLAYERS 53-31>>

Today we’re starting up the list with the players we ranked from 31-53, Here are some of the players in our latest update:

— Seven of the team’s draft picks, including the pick they made last week.     

— All three specialists.

— The team’s leading rusher from 2017.   

<<CLICK HERE FOR OUR 2018 REDSKINS RANKINGS, PLAYERS 53-31>> 

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