Jim Sundberg knew his left arm was broken as soon as it happened.It happened on the play where the Saints blocked a Sav Rocca punt and returned it for a touchdown.My arm kind of got squeezed between a helmet and Reids facemask, it got smashed in, said Sundberg in the locker room today. He was sporting a hard cast that went from his hand almost up to his shoulder.I broke the same bone in high school, thats how I knew right away thats what happened, he said.Both the break that happened yesterday and the one from high school were to the ulnar bone. He said that this one was about two or three inches from his wrist and the injury in high school was about three inches away from that one.He kept on playing after the injury on Sunday, snapping on eight more punts, field goals, and extra point attempts. It wasnt easy.I think at the end of the day you just have to look at yourself and see what youre made of, he said. It really was a test of myself, it was pretty terrible.But I felt like I really didnt have another option.What happens from here? Sundberg said that is was up in the air. He said that he will be in a cast for a few weeks. What will happen in the interim remains to be seen.They could just keep him on the inactive list while he rehabbed his arm and either have someone else currently on the roster do the snapping or sign another one in the interim.Or they could put Sundberg on injured reserve, ending his season, and sign another snapper. In theory, they could utilize the new rule that allows a team to active one player from injured reserve after six weeks but it would be hard to justify using that precious move on a snapper.
Don’t believe dumb internet rumors. Start there.
Sunday night some fake Twitter accounts tweeted that a trade between the Redskins and Lions was very close, a deal that would ship productive WR Marvin Jones from Detroit to Washington in exchange for unproductive former first-round pick WR Josh Doctson.
What is to believe here? Next to nothing.
Jones is under Lions control for two more seasons and makes about $7 million a year. That’s tremendous value for somebody that posted 1,100 yards and nine touchdowns two seasons ago. Doctson has exactly 1,100 yards in his three-year NFL career.
There is some speculation that Jones could be on the outs in Detroit, mostly because of the hard charging style of head coach Matt Patricia. Jones also missed half of last season with a knee injury and is still working his way back, missing all of Detroit's offseason work.
Even if Jones is on the outs with Patricia, and there are worries about the knee, he would command more in a trade than Doctson, who only has one year left on his contract.
This is from Detroit Free Press Lions reporter Dave Birkett's mailbag last week: "Jones has two years left on his contract at very reasonable salaries of $6.5 million per season. The Lions would be foolish to move on from him right now. He provides more than most players at his salary, and it’s not like there are suitable replacements out there. Jones spent all spring working with the rehab group and I expect him to have a strong season this fall. I can’t imagine the Lions moving on from him at this point, unless we hit October and they’re struggling to keep their head above water. If that happens, all bets are off."
This also seems like a pertinent time to mention that Washington team president Bruce Allen spent last week in France.
Allen makes the trades for the Redskins. Allen is the boss. He was out of the country last week, and probably not fielding trade phone calls from Cannes.
To be fair, there have been conversations inside Redskins Park about moving Doctson for more than a year, including in the weeks leading up to the trading deadline last season. He hasn't been moved, however, and his trade value is probably at an all-time low after Washington decided not to exercise a fifth-year team option on his contract earlier this offseason.
Could Marvin Jones help the Redskins' receiving group? Absolutely.
But a trade requires much more than that.
Redskins training camp doesn't begin until July 25, so you've got some time and need some football content in your life to hold you over.
Luckily, there are plenty of football movies out there, just waiting for you to watch them. But which ones should top your queue?
Here are nine of the best football films you need to throw on, both because they're entertaining and because they'll get you fired up for the 2019 Redskins season.
Friday Night Lights
If you ever find one of these lists and it doesn't include Friday Night Lights, never visit that website again. The game action in this is truly fantastic and just what you need if you're having trouble waiting to see Landon Collins destroy an opposing receiver.
It's not going to be the most amazing piece of cinema you've ever seen, but it offers a chance to see Keanu Reeves do something other than play John Wick, and is loosely based on the Redskins' scabs who came up clutch in the 1987 campaign.
So this one doesn't involve much on-field play. However, it's still a quality drama and features some stellar performances. Plus, one of its signature lines — "SHOW ME THE MONEY!" — might be what Trent Williams is telling the Burgundy and Gold these days, too.
Remember the Titans
Look, it's not the most complex or surprising movie. But Denzel Washington is compelling as usual, it covers an important issue and the cast has some enjoyable chemistry.
Any Given Sunday
Did this need to be almost as long as a regular season contest? No. With that being said, the cast is loaded as are the cameos, and of course, Al Pacino's speech is a smash hit.
The Blind Side
The Blind Side has a little bit of everything, from comedy to drama to some tear-jerking moments. Sandra Bullock leads you through it all by turning in a heck of a few hours portraying Leigh Anne Tuohy, and she later won an Academy Award because of her work.
Yes, Washington supporters will have to stomach seeing a lot of Eagles uniforms, yet this movie about Vince Papale miraculously making Philadelphia's roster is worth it. And you can follow it up with It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia's Invincible-inspired episode.
You may not know this one, but you should. It's documentary-style and follows a high school football team in Memphis as they try to navigate the ups and downs of a season and of their academic and personal lives. It's superb.
It's flawed in places, but Draft Day is better than many think it is. Also, it'll allow you to reflect on what looks like a very promising 2019 Redskins draft class, an activity that'll always be fun.
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