Su'a Cravens could be making his 2017 debut sooner than people thought.
Cravens, according to a report from NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, could be close to making a return to the team this week.
The second-year safety is "expected to report back to the team early this week, likely on Tuesday," according to Rapoport. He also adds that "the situation is complex and fluid, and simply reporting may not be the end of the story."
Cravens hasn't been with the team since preseason when they placed him on the NFL's exempt/left team list. He reportedly was strongly considering retirement before being persuaded otherwise by members of the team and coaching staff.
You can find the whole report right here.
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On Sunday morning, just minutes before the Redskins took the field in Week 1 against the Eagles, some new information has come out regarding Kirk Cousins' omnipresent contract situation.
After initially being turned down the first time, the Redskins apparently offered Cousins the exact same contract, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapaport.
Rapaport explained that "Allen flew out to meet with Cousins and his father in a very positive meeting that lasted more than four hours. Following the meeting, Allen said the team would be making another offer to Cousins before the July 17 deadline. What did Cousins receive in July? Literally an identical offer as the team made him in May. Nothing changed and that's why talks went nowhere."
The Redskins offered Cousins a five-year, deal worth just shy of $110 million with $53 million in guarantees. But that was not the number Cousins was looking for.
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For comparison sake, Raiders QB Derek Carr signed a five-year, $125 million deal with nearly $70 million in guaranteed money shortly before Cousins turned down the Redskins' offer and Lions QB Matthew Stafford recently signed a five-year, $135 million deal.
Cousins is currently playing under the franchise tag for the second straight year.
New year, new helmet for Phillipp Grubauer.
The Capitals goalie will be rocking a new lid for the 2017-2018 season, and Caps fans can now check it out.
Goalie mask artist David Gunnarsson posted this picture on Instagram this afternoon:
Welcome to the 7th chapter of Philipp Grubauer's mask art saga🙏🏻📕. Every new mask I create for every goalie is totally unique, made in only one version and for only one person, the goalie👌🏻. Every new mask gets its own unique name, and the design is locked to only the owner of the mask🔓, and it will never be replicated🚫. Every new mask is not just a painting🎨, it is a story📕, told chapter by chapter, creating the story of the goaltender🥅. It is such an awesome feeling and honor to work side by side with a goalie for many, many years and evolve and create the mask art saga🚀. A saga to be remembered. Grubi's latest chapter has the same ingredients as his previous chapters, so it really feels like a genuine Caps and Grubi mask⭐️. But it is created in a new way🤔, here we have also used textile FX✂️ and sketch FX✏️. And the closer you come the more details you will discover🔍👀 and the mask transforms in front of your eyes...👊🏻🔥 @philippgrubauer31 @capitals #DaveArt #nhl @nhl #DaveArtTheCradleOfCreativity #DaveArtTheMaskNerd 🤓🙏🏻
It is, according to Gunnarsson, a one-off design.
(Calling it the "Desolation of Grubi" is kind of a weird choice, right?)
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