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Kerrigan was all in to try his hand at sportscasting

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Kerrigan was all in to try his hand at sportscasting

Ryan Kerrigan came into the Comcast SportsNet studios this week to prepare to do a stint as an anchor on the station's Geico SportsNet Central newscast. We talked to him after he had finished his first dress rehearsal:How did the dress rehearsal go?
It went all right. I mean, I botched a few lines but thats to be expected the first time. Overall I think I did all right. I just need to focus more on the prompter than on the notes in front of me.What made you decide to come down to the studio and do this?
Ive been a big fan of sports growing up and I thought it would be cool to be a sportscaster and work as an anchorman. Redskins PR staffer Daniel Sampson called me last week and said weve got a chance to do something with Comcast SportsNet. I was like, Im in. It was a good chance to get some experience at something like this.Did you major in communications at Purdue?
No, I was a math major. I was a communications major the first year and a half then I decided that math was more up my alley.Was it what you expected?
Yes, I knew I was going to make some mistakes and I knew it was going to be hectic once the cameras came on. We were moving full speed so I knew it was going to be hectic so it was what I expected.Is sportscasting something you might want to do later in life?
A little bit, yeah. I just want to get a barometer for where Im at. Thats why this was such a great opportunity for me because I can put something out there and see how I do. Im really thankful for Comcast SportsNet letting me do this.Click here if you can't view this video on your device.

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Redskins' Josh Norman elected alternate NFLPA rep weeks after criticizing union

Redskins' Josh Norman elected alternate NFLPA rep weeks after criticizing union

NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith made a visit to Redskins Park today, and the team elected their union representatives.

Kedric Golston will serve another year as the team's liason to the union. Three alternates were elected as well: Kirk Cousins (an alternate last season), Will Compton and, surprisingly, Josh Norman. 

Norman was critical of Smith and the union in an ESPN piece in August. "[The NFL] is a dictatorship, and [NFLPA director] DeMaurice [Smith] is in cahoots with those guys," he claimed. 

The cornerback's election today marks what would appear to be a turn of events. 

"We always love to have veteran leadership as player representatives, and this team is no different with Kirk and Kedric returning," Smith told CSN Mid-Atlantic. "As for Josh, we love players who are both smart and passionate, and he, as well as the other players, fit that bill."

MORE REDSKINS: Cravens declared NFL Clutch Performer of the Week

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Josh Norman fined for rough play against Giants

Josh Norman fined for rough play against Giants

Nearly a week after the Redskins win over the Giants, news broke that Washington CB Josh Norman has been fined for roughness in the New York victory.

UPDATE: Per ProFootballTalk, the fine was for a fourth quarter hit on Sterling Shepard and being a repeat offender.

For much of the Redskins-Giants game, Norman covered Odell Beckham almost exclusively. Not many moments stand out for being particularly physical save for a play early in the game when Beckham jumped in the end zone. The motion took him above Norman, but rather than letting Beckham come down to the ground, the corner grabbed and carried the receiver for a few yards.

Norman was flagged for roughness on a hit against Giants receiver Sterling Shepard. It's likely that hit triggered the fine. It's also worth pointing out that referees gave Norman a specific warning before the game about rough play, so it's possible being flagged for roughness despite the warning made an impact in the league offices as well. 

There is one other physical moment that stands out from the Giants/Redskins matchup - when Beckham violently swung his helmet at the Giants' kicking net. Beckham got the worst of the altercation though as the net flew back at him and socked him in the face.

Expect many questions about the fine to come.