At this point, we're not really sure which undrafted player the Redskins have signed, there is always a lot of misinformation out there at this time of the year. But it does appear fairly certain that they have indeed signed CB Chase Minnifield of Virginia. We thought he might be a target of the Redskins (although we were thiking they would draft him in the third or fourth round) so we did this profile of him a few weeks ago. Here is what we had on him them.Chase Minnifield
HeightWeight: 5-10 58, 180 lb.
40 time: 4.66Best attributes: Excellent ball skill, high character
Biggest issues: A bit choppy when backpedaling, hips stiffMinnifield is a smart, high-character player who also happens to have good ball skills. There seems to be s split of opinion on him. Some believe that he is suited only to a cover-2 system, where the cornerbacks play softer coverage. If the Redskins share that opinion they will not draft him since they have a more aggressive coverage scheme. Others think that Minnifield started to develop in his last year at Virginia and that he could be a scheme-diverse corner.In any case, there is no question that Minnifield has good insticts and plays aggressively against the run.Minnifield on Minnifield(on emulating his father Frank, a nine-year cornerback with the Browns) "I don't try to play like my dad. I'm more of a finesse player, and I can't play exactly like he played. But as far as being an in-your-face kind of corner - yes, I try to emulate that . . . It's just a mindset that you're gonna put your face in there. I'm not the biggest corner or the strongest corner, but I'm not afraid of any contact.
SummariesPro Football WeeklyNarrow-framed, smart corner whose length, physicality and ball skills fit in a predominantly cover-2 system. Stock fell as a senior, but is passionate about the game, works at his craft and has NFL bloodlines (father, Frank, was a nine-year CB with the Browns).Wes Bunting, National Football PostA talented corner who can bend, re-direct, maintain balance out of his breaks and make plays on the football. However, had a tough go as a senior giving up a lot of plays and having a tough time maintaining balance when trying to locate the ball vs. bigger receivers. A potential starter only.Previously on Redskins draft radar:CB Dwight BentleyC Ben JonesOL Tony BergstromRB Robert TurbinRB Bernard PierceG Lucas NixOT Zebrie SandersC Phillip Blake
The Redskins' final 2016 NFL preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has been moved a day earlier and will be held on Wednesday, August 31.
Impending incliment weather in the greater Tampa Bay area forced the NFL and the teams to schedule the game a day earlier.
Here is everything you need to know about the Redskins' Week 4 preseason game against the Buccaneers.
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Who: Washington Redskins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
What: Week 4 of the 2016 NFL Preseason
Where: Raymond James Stadium. Tampa, Fla.
When: 8:00 p.m. ET. Wednesday, August 31
TV Channel: CSN Mid-Atlantic (Channel Finder)
Live Stream: NFL.com Game Pass
Radio: Redskins Radio Network (Frequency Finder)
Washington Redskins 2016 Preseason Schedule:
Week 1 (Thurs., 8/11): at Atlanta Falcons (25 - 19 L)
Week 2 (Fri., 8.19): vs. New York Jets (22 - 18 W)
Week 3 (Fri., 8/26): vs. Buffalo Bills (21 - 16 W)
Week 4 (Thurs., 9/1): at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Redskins Kickoff pregame show begins at 6:00 p.m. ET only on CSN Mid-Atlantic.
The Redskins liked rookie running back Keith Marshall, and the team gave the former Georgia Bulldog every chance to make the roster.
Ultimately he did not get that chance, as an elbow injury will land Marshall on the injured reserve.
Marshall sustained the injury in the team's third preseason game against the Bills. Even before the elbow injury, Marshall failed to capitalize on the opportunity to backup Matt Jones.
In games against the Jets and the Falcons, Marshall struggled to gain much ground and eventually he slid behind Robert Kelley on the team's depth chart.
For now, it appears Kelley is a lock for the Redskins 53-man roster and Marshall heads to the IR.
Scot McCloughan and the 'Skins also made two other roster moves to get the squad to the 75-man limit following this morning's release of veterans Perry Riley and Stephen Paea. Tight end Derek Carrier was moved to the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list and rookie WR Reggie Diggs was waived with an injured designation.
Carrier's move to the PUP list was expected, and Diggs had little chance to make the roster as an undrafted receiver even before an injury limited his training camp.
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The Redskins won nine games and the NFC East title last season, but that hardly matters to the sports books..
Since odds came out in May, Bovada.lv gave the Dallas Cowboys the best chance to win the division, but given recent events, things shifted.
Last week in a preseason loss to the Seattle Seahawks, Cowboys starting quarterback Tony Romo fell awkwardly and stayed on the ground in apparent pain.
Initial reports suggested Romo might have handled the hit unscathed, but news came out last weekend that Romo cracked vertebrae in his back and will miss extended action.
The Cowboys now turn to rookie Dak Prescott at QB - and in turn - Vegas turned elsewhere for their NFC East favorite.
Still, it's not the defending champion Redakins.
With odds of 7/4 Bovada likes the New York Giants to win the NFC East. The Redskins are now tied with the Cowboys at 12/5 while the Eagles come in at 6/1.
In late May Bovada put the odds of winning the NFC East as:
- Cowboys 7/4
- Giants 9/4
- (TIE) Redskins 15/4, Eagles 15/4
Curiously, the oddsmakers have moved up the Giants odds despite New York's struggles in the preseason.
Regardless, it's obvious that the wise guys still don't have high expectations for Washington.
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