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A long list of injuries

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A long list of injuries

Wide receiver Pierre Garçon did not practice Wednesday, three days after sitting out of the Vikings game with a nagging foot injury.

Joining Garçon on the sidelines at Redskins Park were Brandon Meriweather (knee) and cornerback David Jones (Achilles’ tendon). It’s unclear when Jones was injured, but he appeared to make it through Sunday’s game.

Limited in practice were: Safety Jordan Pugh (concussion), defensive end Doug Worthington (calf), nose tackle Barry Cofield (shoulder) as well as cornerbacks Cedric Griffin (hamstring) and DeAngelo Hall (knee).

Tight end Fred Davis (knee) practiced fully.

Coach Mike Shanahan added that linebacker London Fletcher and defensive end Stephen Bowen were given some reps off as “rest.”

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Eagles LB arrested after punching hotel worker for slow umbrella service

Eagles LB arrested after punching hotel worker for slow umbrella service

Nigel Bradham, who signed with the Eagles this March after four years in Buffalo, turned himself into Miami police on Monday following a bizarre incident that occurred this past Thursday.

According to a report, the 26-year-old linebacker allegedly punched an employee at the Hilton Bentley hotel last week because he was upset at the worker for taking too long to bring an umbrella he had paid for. NBC 10 in Philadelphia also says that the employee had his head "smashed" with a glass bottle during the altercation.

The victim suffered a broken nose due to the punch and lacerations as a result of being hit with the bottle. He later identified Bradham in photographs on Friday. 

The expected starter has reportedly been charged with aggravated assault (which is a second-degree felony) and has a court date set for Aug. 2.

"We are aware of the recent incident involving Nigel Bradham in Miami," the Eagles said in a statement. "We have been in contact with Nigel and the proper authorities. Due to the ongoing legal process, we will have no further comment at this time."

Philadelphia will host its first veterans practice on Thursday, and Bradham is expected to attend. 

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Greg Hardy to Redskins? NFL expert says Dwight Freeney more "realistic"

Greg Hardy to Redskins? NFL expert says Dwight Freeney more "realistic"

With conflicting rumors swirling around the Redskins interest in free agent Greg Hardy, ESPN's Adam Schefter said that Washington's pursuit of veteran sack master Dwight Freeney was more "realisitic."

"That would be a name more on the radar, more realistic than Greg Hardy," Schefter said of Freeney on ESPN980 on Wednesday morning (click here for full audio). 

While 36-year-old Freeney is nearly a decade older than 27-year-old Hardy, the former Colts and Cardinals edge rusher had a much more productive 2015 season than Hardy did in Dallas. Freeney logged eight sacks as a situational pass rusher last year in Arizona, where as Hardy recorded six sacks and seemed to be a constant disruption for the Cowboys.

Hardy's off-field troubles also must be pointed out, while Freeney has always been a defensive leader on a host of playoff teams. 

Schefter went on to say that he believes something will happen with Freeney soon, either in Washington or elsewhere in the NFL. 

Any move to bring in another edge rusher only makes sense for the Redskins now that Junio Galette is lost for the season due to an Achilles injury.

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OPEN THREAD: After Galette injury, should Redskins switch Trent Murphy back to LB?

OPEN THREAD: After Galette injury, should Redskins switch Trent Murphy back to LB?

This offseason Trent Murphy bulked up to switch from outside linebacker to 3-4 defensive end. The third-year pro out of Stanford added close to 30 lbs. of muscle onto his frame to take on the more consistent blocking of offensive linemen, but the move was largely predicated on the Redskins deploying Ryan Kerrigan, Preston Smith and Junior Galette from the outside linebacker spots.

Well, that plan has changed.

Galette will miss the 2016 season with a torn Achilles, and now the Redskins edge rushing linebacker group has gone from team strength to thin on the depth chart. A natural question then would be can Murphy shift back to the outside linebacker spot he played his first two years in the league?

"I have no idea," Ryan Kerrigan said about the move. "Who knows if that would be a possibility."

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In two seasons with Washington, Murphy's numbers have been pedestrian, especially considering his second round draft status in 2014. As a rookie he notched 2.5 sacks in just eight starts and forced two fumbles. Last year, his sack total increased to 3.5 in 15 starts. 

Murphy may be best suited as a 3-4 defensive end, especially with the added weight, as a run-stuffing defender. Strength has never been the issue for Murphy, where as lack of edge speed became apparent against NFL tackles. 

"He’s carrying it pretty well," Kerrigan said of Murphy's added bulk. "He definitely looks bigger and stronger."

This situation is unique: playing defensive end might be the best position for Murphy, but with the Galette injury, the 'Skins might need more capable if not spectacular outside linebackers. 

What should the Redskins do with Murphy - leave him at DE or move him back to OLB? Let us know what you think in the comments.