Some quick Redskins nuggets to get your Friday morning going.--Fred Davis is in a strange legal dispute with a woman whose business card says she is a celebrity broker. The Washingtonian is reporting that Davis is representing himself as the woman, 33-year-old Makini Chaka, is trying to get a temporary restraining order and wants damage due to Davis a;lskdjf malicious, willful and intentional assault, injurious falsehood and civil conspiracy.Go give the bizarre story a read.--The NFL announced that TV doubleheader games will started at 4:25 instead of 4:15 in order to prevent overlap with earlier games. Since I dont have to deal with deadlines like my print brethren do Im fine with the change. It will mean that when CBS has the doubleheader game, 60 Minutes frequently will start a full 60 minutes late.--Today The 53 is about quarterbacks. I suppose I should try to manufacture some suspense here but its hard to see them going with anything other than the obvious three. Give it a look this afternoon anyway.--The youngest Redskin is Richard Crawford, who will turn 22 on August 1. The oldest, by a comfortable margin, is Sav Rocca. He is 38 years and seven months old, about a year and a half older than London Fletcher, who turned 37 last month.Also, try to stay cool and hydrated today, 10 runs not enough for the Nats and the Wizards draft Bradley Beal to team with John Wall in the backcourt.Days until: Rookies report 17; training camp 27; preseason opener @ Bills 41; Redskins @ Saints 72; home opener vs. Bengals 86
RICHMOND—A year ago Morgan Moses came to training camp here with many questions about his future. He had missed the entire offseason program after suffering a Lisfranc injury the previous season. The team had just drafted Brandon Scherff with the fifth overall pick and he was put in at right tackle. Trent Williams had the left side locked down. It looked like he might wait a while for his turn.
But things have a way of changing quickly in the NFL. A week into camp the Redskins switched things up, moving Scherff to right guard and inserting Moses into the starting job in Scherff’s former job. Moses started all 17 games and earned high marks for his performance.
This year he comes to camp atop the depth chart and with all of the first-team reps during OTAs and minicamp under his belt. That is helping him feel more comfortable in his role.
“Being able to get the OTAs in that I didn't get the year before just helped me transition,” Moses said today. “I'm still learning, I'm still a young player but you can only take one day at a time.”
Although Moses doesn’t appear to have any serious challengers for his starting job he said that he is taking nothing for granted.
“You can never get complacent,” he said. “That's the thing about the NFL. You see faces one day and they're gone the next day. You still fight for your position.”
Assuming Moses does hold on to his job, the next thing he will be fighting for is a new contract. He will be eligible to get a contract extension after the regular season ends. The Redskins have shown a pattern of locking up their best young players before they hit free agency and Moses certainly will be a candidate if he plays well.
Because of Richmond's weather, the Redskins aren't going to want any additional heat during training camp. More will be coming their way next week, though.
Stephen A. Smith and ESPN's First Take will be filming live from the Bon Secours training center on Thursday, Aug. 4, according to a report from the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Smith and his fiery takes will be joined in Virginia by his co-host Max Kellerman, as well as former Redskins safety Ryan Clark, starting at 10 a.m. and ending at noon.
Smith, of course, has been a fixture on the program, while Kellerman just recently stepped in for Skip Bayless (if both Smith and Bayless were heading to Richmond, the players might have melted as a result of the scalding conversations the two were known to have). Perhaps Kellerman could solicit some advice from Kirk Cousins on how to succeed in a new job, since the 'Skins quarterback did so well when he was promoted in 2015.
For fans wanting to check out the show themselves, gates will be opening that day at 9:30 in the morning.
To watch a group of Redskins kick around a soccer ball — not effortlessly, but definitely decently — watch the video above.
With the U.S. Men's National Team constantly looking for goal scorers, a potentially prolific trio just put their first piece of film together on Thursday: Duke Ihenacho, Logan Paulsen and Josh Norman.
On paper, a burly tight end and a pair of defensive backs don't exactly sound like an ideal fit for the pitch, but the three made it work in Richmond before they took the field for the beginning of Redskins' training camp. Thankfully, CSN's cameras were there to capture the performance.
Of the players, Ihenacho displayed the most enthusiasm but Paulsen, surprisingly, had the cleanest touch. Norman, meanwhile, came in at the end of the sequence and looked quite capable as well. Overall, for guys used to football and not futbol, it was a pretty solid showing.
Your move, Jurgen Klinsmann.