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
As the debate grows over Colin Kaepernick's decision to sit during the national anthem and protest the way people of color are being treated in America, Jay Gruden and a few Redskins were asked Monday for their opinion on the matter. Here are some excerpts from what they had to say (watch the video above for their full comments):
Gruden: "We take very much pride in our relationship with the military... For three minutes for us to take our helmet off and stand up and give respect is how we treat it here with the Redskins."
David Bruton: "Every man has their own opinion, what they wanna do. Regardless of what's going on in the world, we still are in the nation of the free... For me, I realize that, without a free country, we wouldn't be playing this game that we love."
Kedric Golston: "I don't know Colin, I can't speak for his beliefs. I stand out of respect for the men and women that have given the ultimate sacrifice, their lives, for the freedom that we enjoy."
Ricky Jean-Francois: "I don't really have a clue, I've been seeing it on TV, I've been seeing it on Twitter, but I don't know exactly what he's done... He was a good guy when he was with me [in San Francisco]. He's a good guy, good kid."
Josh Doctson was placed on the physically unable to perform list on July 28. That means the Redskins' potential-filled first-round pick hasn't done much of anything when it comes to football for the past 32 days.
That down time may finally be coming to an end, however, according to a tweet he sent out on Monday night.
While that post is far from any official news regarding his availablity for practice or the regular season opener on Sep. 12, it had to give Washington fans something to smile about as it popped up on timelines everywhere, as he seems to indicate he's ready to make his return to the team.
Earlier Monday, CSN's Redskins Insider J.P. Finlay noted that the former TCU wideout was in a helmet and making progress in his rehab from the pesky foot injury that's ailed him. Jay Gruden, meanwhile, said in his press conference that Doctson looked "very good."
In his tweet, Doctson apologized for his prolonged absence. If he's able to add his athleticism and penchant for making defensive backs look foolish when the ball's in the air, though, Gruden, Kirk Cousins and the rest of the Burgundy and Gold will surely forgive him.
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Redskins Park was a busy place on Monday, with the departure of Bryan Stork and the signing of Cullen Jenkins both becoming official. Those weren't the only two moves made by the team, however, as they also announced that they had claimed a player off waivers who could add some depth to the backend of an important position.
That player is Vinston Painter, a former sixth-round draft pick taken by the Broncos out of Virginia Tech in 2013. The 26-year-old has also been with the Browns and Dolphins, with his only real experience coming with Cleveland in 2014, where he suited up for three games.
Spencer Long, an interior lineman like Painter, was sidelined during practice on Monday with an ankle problem, meaning Painter's signing could be interpreted as a reaction to Long possibly missing some additional time.
The ex-Hokie appeared in 31 contests in his college career, and is listed at 6-foot-4, 322 pounds on NFL.com.