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NFL going digital with headset communications

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NFL going digital with headset communications

Remember a few years ago when the NFL announced that the referees would start reviewing plays on a high definition monitor?At the time the reaction of the typical fan, who had been watching NFL games in HD at home for years was, What, they dont already do that?Now we have another instance of the worlds most successful sports league adapting a technology that most of us took to years ago. The system that coaches use to talk to the quarterback and a designated defensive player is going digital.Yes, its been a fuzzy analog signal prone to static and interference from various sources all this time even though a set of digital walkie-talkies with a crystal-clear, securely encrypted signal can be purchased at Target for less than 50. Add in a few hundred bucks to get the electronics into a football helmet and you have an expenditure that the multi-billion dollar NFL was unwilling to make.Up until now, that is. Hopefully this will prevent such glitches as a taxi dispatch calls blending into a crucial play call from Kyle Shanahan to RG3 or communications from a passing airliner coming into London Fletchers headset instead of a defensive call.

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Redskins vs. Giants inactives: Jackson, Williams both active against GIants

Redskins vs. Giants inactives: Jackson, Williams both active against GIants

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ—The Redskins will not have good health as an excuse to point to if they fall to the New York Giants.

The two major players on the offense who spent some time being limited or out of practice during the week, T Trent Williams (knee) and WR DeSean Jackson(knee/ankle), are both active and will start today.

DL Kendall Reyes (groin) was listed as out on the report and he is indeed inactive.

The other inactive players for Washington:

  • QB Nate Sudfeld
  • OL Arie Kouandjio
  • WR Josh Doctson
  • DL Willie Lanier
  • CB Kendall Reyes
  • LB Martrell Spaight

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Get your popcorn ready- Josh Norman to exclusively cover Odell Beckham

Get your popcorn ready- Josh Norman to exclusively cover Odell Beckham

Redskins players and coaches hinted all week that Josh Norman would cover Odell Beckham on Sunday and now it's looks like the news is official. 

No surprise here as Jay Gruden suggested Norman would cover Beckham on "every snap" last Monday speaking with CSN's Rob Carlin. 

Obviously the Norman/Beckham matchup comes with much anticipation as their pairing came with fireworks in the 2015 season. The two players exchanged words, shoves and Beckham even attempted a flying forearm shiver at one point. 

What this move means for the rest of the redskins defense will be interesting. Though Beckham is the headline, the Giants also present top line receivers in Victor Cruz and rookie Sterling Shepard.

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