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Will Long's concussion force the Redskins to make a roster move?

Will Long's concussion force the Redskins to make a roster move?

The Redskins are dealing with concussions to two starters as they start preparations for their critical game against the Eagles on Sunday.

Jay Gruden said on Monday that both center Spencer Long and safety Will Blackmon are in the NFL’s concussion protocol. Long exited the Redskins’ loss to the Cardinals on Sunday in the second quarter and Blackmon left in the fourth. The status of each of the players for Sunday in Philadelphia is up in the air.

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If Blackmon can’t go against the Eagles the team would be able to get by with Donte Whitner and Duke Ihenacho at safety. That would leave them with Deshazor Everett, who hasn’t played a snap on defense this year, as the backup but they could survive.

If it looks like Long will be out the Redskins might have to make some roster changes. Veteran John Sullivan is a capable backup and they can function with him if Long is out. But there is not another center on the roster.

“I think right now if Spencer can’t go then we’d probably have to make a roster adjustment and we’ll have to see where Kory [Lichtensteiger] is,” said Gruden. “We’ll have to see. Ronald Patrick’s on our practice squad, that’s an opportunity. [Shawn] Lauvao is our backup center if he can’t go right now, so I’d like to keep him at guard. He hasn’t done a lot of center work, so we’d have to get somebody in here, somebody up.”

Lichtensteiger was the starter at center until he suffered a calf injury in Week 3. He went on injured reserve right after that. The Redskins have not used their one move to designate a player to return from IR so they could do that with Lichtensteiger if he is healthy.

The Redskins are Patrick’s seventh team since he came into the league as an undrafted free agent out of South Carolina in 2014. He is 6-1, 310 and he has yet to be on the 53-man roster for a regular season game.

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Patriots' Julian Edelman says he and DeSean Jackson will 'educate one another and grow together'

Patriots' Julian Edelman says he and DeSean Jackson will 'educate one another and grow together'

Current Eagles and former Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson has been under fire recently after he shared anti-Semitic quotes falsely attributed to Adolf Hitler on his Instagram account.

After facing major backlash, Jackson apologized for his actions. The Philadelphia Eagles also released a statement on the situation, condemning the wide receiver's posts. Former NBA player Stephen Jackson noted that DeSean Jackson was almost fired over the incident, but explained that he believed the NFL veteran was "speaking the truth." 

Unlike Stephen Jackson, New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, who is Jewish, spoke out against the wide receiver's actions calling them "ugly things" to say. However, Edelman doesn't want the conversation to end there, as he hopes to work with Jackson on where he went wrong and how he can improve, while also gaining more knowledge himself about the Black Lives Matter movement.

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The Patriots pass-catcher extended an invitation to Jackson on Thursday to join him at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C., Edelman also said he would attend D.C.'s Museum of African-American History and Culture with Jackson in return.

On Friday, Edelman shared on Twitter that the two have connected and are working toward finding a way to "educate one another and grow together."

Though Edelman explained that the actual plans will be detailed in the future, it appears both wide receivers are willing to communicate and try and learn from each other's experiences.

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Jonathan Allen supports Red Wolves as new name: 'That would be fire'

Jonathan Allen supports Red Wolves as new name: 'That would be fire'

Add Jonathan Allen to the group supporting Red Wolves as the rebrand of the Washington Redskins.

During a streaming session on his Twitch channel, which the Instagram page redskinstoday got a video of, the Washington defensive lineman explained what he liked about the potential new name for the team. Besides enjoying the moniker itself, Allen is imagining all the great nicknames that would come out of it.

“So many great things could come out of that," Allen said. “Call the stadium 'The Den,' get the 'Wolfpack' on D.”

“I ain’t gonna lie, that would be hype, bro," Allen said.

Washington Red Wolves is an idea that first caught the attention of many when former Washington defensive back Fred Smoot proposed the name in an interview with NBC Sports Washington. Smoot has since expanded on his idea, explaining why it's a perfect fit for the team. 

"It is an endangered species. It allows us to keep the 'HTTR,'" Smoot said on 'Redskins Talk and Friends'. "It allows us to keep the burgundy and gold. It allows us to have some crazy uniforms."

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Additionally, Smoot believes that Red Wolves could lead to a new and exciting stadium chant being formed. After a big play, fans could celebrate with a loud 'howl' in unison. That's something Allen can get behind.

“Get a sack and let out a big howl, that s--- would be fire, bro," Allen said.

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Smoot has continued to campaign for the Red Wolves on Twitter, as have many others. A geotargeted Twitter map has shown that Red Wolves has some support across the country, as it currently is listed fourth-highest. Warriors, Red Tails and Red Hawks fill out the top three.

Former Redskins Will Compton has also voiced his support for the name.

As Allen gears up to lead a talented defensive front in Washington, a rebrand to the Red Wolves could lead to a lot of 'howls' after sacks in the future.

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