Mike Shanahan said yesterday that there are 15 players left on the roster from when he took over the team in January of 2010. That total includes Anthony Armstrong, who was on the Redskins practice squad prior to Shanahans arrival, and Chris Wilson, who was with the team from 2007-2010. Wilson did not play in the NFL in 2011 and was re-signed by the Redskins last month.Two additional players, cornerback Leigh Torrence and fullback Darrel Young, were associated with the Redskins pre-Shanahan. Torrence played in Washington from 2006-2008 before being released. Young spent some time on the Redskins practice squad in 2009.Of the 15, nine play on defense, five play on offense, and Graham Gano is a specialist.Seven of the players, Lorenzo Alexander, Chris Cooley, Reed Doughty, London Fletcher, Kedric Golston, Santana Moss, and Chris Wilson, where with the team when Joe Gibbs left as head coach following the 2007 season.The number of players who started prior Shanahans arrival could be cut in half by the time the season starts. Some eight of the 15 are on the bubble to varying degrees when it comes to making the final 53-man roster.Lorenzo AlexanderAnthony Armstrong (PS)Kevin BarnesChris CooleyFred DavisReed DoughtyLondon FletcherGraham GanoKedric GolstonDeAngelo HallRob JacksonWill MontgomerySantana MossBrian OrakpoChris Wilson
Nearly a week after the Redskins win over the Giants, news broke that Washington CB Josh Norman has been fined for roughness against Giants WR Odell Beckham.
Most NFL fine news usually emerges earlier in the week, and the nearly $50,000 fine is no pocket change, even for a $75 million player like Norman.
For much of the Redskins-Giants game, Beckham and Norman played against one another. Not many moments stand out for being particularly physical save for a play early in the game when Beckham jumped in the end zone. The motion took him above Norman, but rather than letting Beckham come down to the ground, the corner grabbed and carried the receiver for a few yards.
There is one other play that stands out - when Beckham violently swung his helmet at the Giants' kicking net. Beckham got the worst of the altercation though as the net flew back at him and socked him in the face.
Expect many questions about the fine to come.
Redskins rookie Su'a Cravens has been named the Castrol Edge Clutch Performer of Week 3 on NFL.com for his interception against Eli Manning on Sunday.
With the Redskins clinging to a 29-27 lead, Cravens picked off Manning late in the fourt quarter. It was certainly a good time for him to make his first career interception as the pick sealed the Redskins' first win of the season.
Cravens' interception beat out Jay Ajayi's game-winning touchdown run for the Miami Dolpins, Justin Tucker's game-winning field goal, T.Y. Hilton's winning touchod catch and Robert Quinn's late sack.