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Another crack at untangling the RB's

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Another crack at untangling the RB's

NFL.com blogger Gregg Rosenthal recently took a whack at untangling the Redskins three-way competition running back. Like most of us who follow the team on a daily basis have done, he ended up throwing his hands up in the air and saying that he didnt have a clue.Rosenthal said that Tim Hightower is good at every facet of his position but not great at any, and that Roy Helu Jr. looked dynamic at times last year. What was interesting, though, was his take on Evan Royster, who averaged 5.9 yards per carry last year (328 yards on 56 carries).Royster should not be overlooked, he wrote. He finished the season with two big games, and ran with more power than Helu. We went back to watch every Royster snap and he was unremarkable despite impressive numbers.This says a couple of things to me. One is that Royster wont be the kind of running back who makes for a good subject for one of those slow-motion NFL Films shots of a graceful runner gliding through a defense. Hes more of a thrasher.But it also tells me that the Redskins offensive line, a unit disrupted by injuries and suspension by the time Royster started carrying a heavy load, must have been performing at a fairly high level if an unremarkable back is going to average almost six yards a pop and pick up 312 yards of total offense in the last two games of the season.

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Will DeAngelo Hall return to the Redskins in 2017?

Will DeAngelo Hall return to the Redskins in 2017?

Is DeAngelo Hall at the end of the line?

The Redskins cornerback turned safety suffered a torn ACL against the Giants on Sunday. That will end his 2016 season.

This is the second time in three seasons that Hall has suffered a season-ending injury in Week 3.

In 2014 he suffered a torn Achilles in Philadelphia. In between, in 2015, he had a toe injury that sidelined him for five games.

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Hall was once the model of durability. From when he joined the Redskins in 2008 with seven games left in the season he played in 100 of a possible 103 games through the 2013 season. Since the start of 2014, counting to the end of the current season, he will play in 17 of a possible 48 games.

Will the Redskins bring Hall back in 2017?

It might be difficult for them to do so. One factor is money. Hall will be in the last year of his contract, a deal that will pay him a salary of $4.25 million. That’s what they are paying him this year and their return on investment is rather low. It would be hard to justify that cost for a player who has appeared in so few games since he signed the $17 million deal in 2014.

The Redskins and Hall could agree to a deal with a decreased salary, perhaps one with incentives that would let him make some or all of the money back if he stayed healthy and performed well. But you still have to wonder if he will stay on the field. He turns 33 in November and players rarely get healthier as they get past that age. The organization may want to avoid spending the whole offseason planning to have Hall fill a role only to see him go out with what at that point would be a predictable injury.

The organization should proceed carefully and respectfully as they decide Hall’s fate for 2017.

They don’t have to do anything until after the season ends. But it will not be surprising if the decision is to move on from Hall.

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Redskins 2016 schedule, Week 4 vs. Browns: Date, time, TV channel, live stream

Redskins 2016 schedule, Week 4 vs. Browns: Date, time, TV channel, live stream

The Washington Redskins return to FedEx Field on Sunday play the Cleveland Browns in Week 4 of the NFL season after beating Odell Beckham Jr. and the Giants in Week 3

With Robert Griffin III injured, the Sunday game isn't the must-watch matchup everyone was hoping to tune in for. But it's s chance for the Redskins to get to 2-2, while the Browns will be looking for their first win of the 2016 schedule.

Here is how to watch Redskins vs. Browns in Week 4:

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WHEN IS THE REDSKINS VS. BROWNS GAME?

The Redskins vs. Browns game takes place in Week 4 on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016. Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m. ET.

WHAT CHANNEL IS THE REDSKINS VS. BROWNS GAME ON?

You can watch the Redskins vs. Browns game on CBS at 1:00 p.m. ET. Redskins Kickoff airs at Noon on CSN Mid-Atlantic. (Channel Finder)

HOW CAN I WATCH THE REDSKINS VS. BROWNS LIVE STREAM ONLINE?

The Redskins vs. Browns game can be streamed on NFL GamePass (subscription only).

HOW CAN I LISTEN TO THE REDSKINS VS. BROWNS GAME ON THE RADIO?

You can listen to the Redskins vs. Browns in Week 4 on the Redskins Radio Network. It will also be on Sirius/XM Radio channel 227.

WHAT ARE THE BETTING ODDS FOR THE REDSKINS VS. BROWNS IN WEEK 4?

The opening line has the Redskins as 6.5-point favorites to beat the Browns, and the Over/Under is 45.5, according to Oddsshark.com

Washington Redskins 2016 Regular Season Schedule: 

Week 1 (Mon. 9/12): 16-38 loss, Pittsburgh Steelers (0-1)

Week 2 (Sun. 9/18): 27-23 loss, Dallas Cowboys (0-2)

Week 3 (Sun. 9/25): 29-27 win, New York Giants (1-2)

Week 4 (Sun. 10/2): vs. Cleveland Browns, 1:00 p.m. — CBS

Week 5 (Sun. 10/9): at Baltimore Ravens, 1:00 p.m. — FOX

Week 6 (Sun. 10/16): vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1:00 p.m. — FOX

Week 7 (Sun. 10/23): at Detroit Lions, 1:00 p.m. — FOX

Week 8 (Sun. 10/30): vs. Cincinnati Bengals,  9:30 a.m. ET in London — FOX

Week 9 (Sun. 11/6): BYE WEEK

Week 10 (Sun. 11/13): vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1:00 p.m. — FOX

Week 11 (Sun. 11/20): vs. Green Bay Packers, 8:30 p.m. — NBC

Week 12 (Thurs. 11/24): at Dallas Cowboys, 4:30 p.m. — FOX

Week 13 (Sun. 12/4): at Arizona Cardinals, 4:25 p.m. — FOX

Week 14 (Sun. 12/11): at Philadelphia Eagles, 1:00 p.m. — FOX

Week 15 (Mon. 12/19): vs. Carolina Panthers, 8:30 p.m. — ESPN

Week 16 (Sat. 12/24): at Chicago Bears, 1:00 p.m. — FOX

Week 17 (Sun. 1/1): vs. New York Giants, 1:00 p.m. — FOX

The Redskins Kickoff pregame show begins an hour before kickoff only on CSN Mid-Atlantic‚Äč