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Where the Redskins stand after latest loss to Dallas

Where the Redskins stand after latest loss to Dallas

DALLAS—The Redskins’ 31-26 loss to the Cowboys put them in a position where they will have a hard time defending their NFC East division title. But they are still in good shape to make the playoffs for the second straight year.

That may not seem like much of an accomplishment but the Redskins have not played in the postseason after two consecutive seasons since 1991-1992.

Looking at the division race first, the 6-4-1 Redskins trail the 10-1 Cowboys by three and a half games. Both teams have five games left to play. The Redskins also are behind the 7-3 Giants. The chances of the Redskins catching the Cowboys and moving past the Giants to take the division look very remote.

The wild card race is a different story. The Redskins will finish Week 12 where they started it, in position for the sixth and final NFC playoff spot. The Vikings, who lost to the Lions on Thursday are 6-5, a half game being Washington. Two 5-5 teams, the Bucs and Eagles, play on Sunday and Monday, respectively, so they both will have a chance to move to within a half game of the Redskins. But no team is in position to overtake them for that final spot this week.

The Redskins will travel to Arizona to play the Cardinals, who are 4-5-1, on Dec. 4. If they beat the Falcons on Sunday they would have a chance to pull even with the Redskins. That looms as a key game for Washington, but if the Cardinals pull off the upset there will be a lot at stake for both teams.

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Former Redskin Josh Doctson signs with New York Jets

Former Redskin Josh Doctson signs with New York Jets

Former Redskins' wideout Josh Doctson has found another home, again. 

Doctson, 27, signed with the New York Jets the team announced Saturday morning via twitter. 

Washington selected Doctson with their 22nd pick in the 2016 NFL draft after he put up monster numbers at Texas Christian University. However, his collegiate success never quite translated to the professional level. During his three seasons in D.C. he played 33 games, recorded 81 receptions for a total of 1,100 yards and 8 touchdowns.

After Washinton released Doctson last September he joined the Minnesota Vikings, but injuries held him to only one appearance and no catches. 

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Josh Hart tries to recruit Stefon Diggs to Redskins amidst trade rumors

Josh Hart tries to recruit Stefon Diggs to Redskins amidst trade rumors

New Orleans Pelican Josh Hart tried to recruit Stefon Diggs in a twitter exchange Thursday surrounding Jordan Reed’s release from the Redskins.

Reed was released on Thursday after six seasons and seven years on the team.

In a tweet commemorating Reed’s accomplishments, the Redskins called him “one of the best in franchise history” and thanked him for his years on the team.

Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins showed his disappointment in Reed’s release by quoting the tweet with a crying emoji. Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs shared similar feelings by responding to the quote saying “not my dog j reed…”.

Diggs is a Maryland native but has been with the Vikings since he was drafted in the 2015 NFL Draft in the fifth round.

In response to this exchange, Hart chimed in and pleaded with him to “Come on home bro #HTTR”.  Hart, a D.C. native and long-time Redskins fan, is not the only one who has been looking to help the Redskins with their player recruitment.

Haskins has also made recruiting for the Redskins a habit this season, engaging with players like Ron Rivera and Antonio Brown through social media regarding coming to play in DC.

Hart's interaction with Diggs is particularly notable considering that his recent social media has left Vikings fans wondering what his next moves are. In addition to cryptic tweets potentially linked to his dissatisfaction with his team, Diggs also took down all of his Instagram pictures which feature him in a Vikings uniform.

Could Diggs be heading to the Redskins? If Hart has any say in the matter, maybe.

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