Quick Links

Bullet points: Armstrong's 2011 disappearing act

586602.jpg

Bullet points: Armstrong's 2011 disappearing act

A few quick hits to get you going on this Monday morning.--Its always fun to come out to training camp and I certainly dont want to discourage anyone from doing so anytime there is an opportunity. But if one of the main reasons you go is to hear the pop of the pads you might want to skip the first two days of camp. Thats because per the new CBA pads cant be worn at practice for the first two days. So if you want to see some contact, well see on Saturday, July 28.--In case you missed it yesterday, I did a quick post on the relationship between Andrew Luck signing a new contractsomething Jim Irsay said is closeand RG3 getting a deal done. I think that everyone gets back to work today and that there will be an agreement in the next seven days.--Kentwan Balmer is the man on the bubble on the defensive line as was discussed here last week. I remembered something Haslett said last year when asked why they picked him up, heres the quote: I think as long as he is doing what hes supposed to do, he fits the look. He fits with what youre looking for and guys that are 6-5 that weigh 325, they just dont really fall out of trees. The guys athletic and he was a first round pick. Youd like to give him an opportunity.--The 53 looks at linebackers later this morning. I have 10 of them making it, perhaps too many. The article will be up in a while, let me know what you think.--Anthony Armstrong had two catches, including one for a TD, against the Giants in Week 1 last year. The next week he had two more receptions vs. the Cardinals. And then he caught just three passes the rest of the year. He did have a hamstring injury but, still, this was the greatest and most baffling disappearance since Amelia Earhart.Days until: Rookies report 7; training camp 17; preseason opener @ Bills; final cuts 54; Redskins @ Saints 62; home opener vs. Bengals 76

Quick Links

3 of 4 Redskins named to Pro Bowl won't attend

3 of 4 Redskins named to Pro Bowl won't attend

Ryan Kerrigan, Jordan Reed and Brandon Scherff will skip next week's Pro Bowl in Orlando a team spokesman confirmed to CSN. All three players dealt with injuries late in the season, most notably Reed, and playing in the exhibition game is not in the cards. Trent Williams, however, is still slated to play in the game. 

Reed suffered a separated shoulder on Thanksgiving playing against the Dallas Cowboys. For the rest of the season, Reed played through significant pain and his production dipped.

Kerrigan played much of the season with an injured elbow and hurt his finger in the final game against the Giants. Scherff played with ankle pain and was listed on the injury report much of the season's final four games.

For Reed and Scherff, this year marked their first Pro Bowl. The recognition was deserved for both players, and shows that the guard and tight end are gaining national spotlight for their play.

Kerrigan played in the Pro Bowl following the 2012 season. He finished this year with 11 sacks, 2.5 short os his career high 13.5 in 2014. 

RELATED: 2017 NFL MOCK DRAFT 1.0

Want more Redskins? Check out @JPFinlayCSN for live updates or click here for the #RedskinsTalk Podcast on iTunes, here for Google Play or press play below. Don't forget to subscribe!

Quick Links

Mic picks up Packers trainer telling Cowboys' Tony Romo 'you deserve better'

Mic picks up Packers trainer telling Cowboys' Tony Romo 'you deserve better'

When longtime Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo lost his starting job to rookie Dak Prescott, there was general consensus that Prescott won the job fair and square when Romo got injured.

Romo himself said as much. But there are still people around the NFL who feel Dallas didn't do right by their 10-year starter. 

As Romo was leaving the field after the Cowboys lost to the Packers in the playoffs, Pepper Burruss, Green Bay's director of sports medicine, approached him. A microphone picked up Burruss saying what sounds like, "You deserve better." 

Take a listen. 

It's possible Burruss could have meant something else, like Romo deserved better injury luck. Maybe. 

Also keep in mind that Romo may have been leaving the field as a Cowboy for the final time of his career. What a note to leave on...

The 36-year-old has said he still wants an opportunity to start in the NFL. That won't happen in Dallas, so it's likely he'll move on to another team this offseason. 

According to Adam Schefter on ESPN Radio, the Cowboys may be willing to trade Romo to the team of his choice. 

Speculation has linked him to the Broncos, Bears, Jets and Texans.

MORE REDSKINS: Redskins interviewed internal candidate for DC