The deadline for NFL franchise players to sign long-term deals with their respective teams is at 4 p.m. today. Redskins fans should not expect to hear any news on a new contract for Fred Davis.The main reason is that the Redskins dont want to give the big chunk of guaranteed money to a player who could be suspended for a year if he runs afoul of the NFLs substance abuse policy at any time in the future. Under the CBA it is very difficult for teams to recover any guaranteed money for any reason, even if the player is suspended.The Redskins do have to eat the entire amount of Davis' 5.446 million contract under this year's salary cap. But even with the 18 million cap penalty levied by the NFL they have almost 7 million in cap space remaining so they don't need to make a move to create more space.There is little incentive to get a deal done on Davis end either. It just wouldnt make any sense for him to negotiate a new deal now for the very reason that the Redskins are reluctant to give him one. After serving his four-game suspension at the end of last year his market value is at its lowest. If he steers clear of trouble and puts up good numbers he will be able to command a much better deal than he would be able to now.The 5.446 million salary he will get this year is not bad for a player whose contract for his first four years in the league paid him a total of 3.505 million. He will be happy to take those weekly paychecks that will gross just over 320,000.The Redskins could franchise him again in 2013 but they would have to pay him 120 percent of his salary this year (just north of 6.5 million) or the 2013 tight end franchise tag tender amount, whichever is greater. At that point both sides could be ready to cut a deal that will carry Davis, 26, through what should be his most productive years in the NFL.
There are 14,400 six-second increments in every day, which means a single six-second increment is usually not all that important. That all changed in January 2013, however, when Vine launched and turned any six second window into a place of endless possibilities.
Sadly, on Thursday, Twitter announced that it was going to discontinue Vine, and the app was going to fade away in the near future. Vine's website will be kept online, but that shouldn't be taken as any sort of good news; once the app goes away, so, too, does the chance to create new material.
As our form of tribute to what's become a social media staple, here are the 10 best Vines CSNMA has captured in the past few years. Feel free to play this song as you begin watching to truly enhance the somber mood.
10) If every state had an official Vine, like they do flags and mottos and birds, this would be Pennsylvania's state Vine:
9) When you have a goal, you have to give 110 percent to accomplish that goal. You have to fight for it, sacrifice for it and do anything to complete it. It should be all that you think about, from the second you wake up in the morning to the moment you close your eyes at night.
But, if you get tired after a few seconds, it's OK to move on:
8) Most bosses would terminate you the instant you gave them a purple nurple. Jay Gruden isn't most bosses.
7) Vine became really relevant about four years ago and lived a bright and intense life, but it looks like it's going to disappear far too soon.
Sounds a lot like this former Redskins quarterback:
6) Stephen A. Smith would disagree with the inclusion of this Vine:
5) When the Running Man phenomenon swept the nation a few months ago, a lot of people did the dance really well. Then you have these two:
4) Is it too late to get Alex Ovechkin on the presidential ticket?
3) It takes a special person to essentially turn Bryce Harper into a muscular medal rack:
2) It should be a law that anyone who wants to play hockey must first view this Vine before deciding whether to actually pursue the sport:
1) CSNMA's Vine account has roughly 65 million views. This clip, which is the living embodiment of the phrase, "Right place, right time," has 45 million of those views. Kirk Cousins is to CSNMA's Vine views what Justin Bieber is to YouTube's video views:
Farewell, old friend.
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LONDON - Working their way through the NFL concussion protocol, the Redskins announced Thursday that tight end Jordan Reed and cornerback Josh Norman will travel with the team to London.
Reed & Norman (concussion) have been cleared to travel to London. Will practice tomorrow & see if they can play Sunday, Gruden says.— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) October 27, 2016
Cleared to practice and cleared to play are two different things, but it's certainly a good sign that Reed and Norman can fly over the Atlantic with the team.
Arguably the team's best two players, Reed hasn't played since sustaining a concussion in the win against Baltimore, though the tight end finished that game. Norman also suffered a concussion, but it came last week against the Lions.
It's interesting that Reed's concussion forced him to miss two games, where Norman might be able to play this week without missing any games. Keep in mind Reed's extensive concussions history could be a factor.
On the season, Reed has 33 catches for 316 yards and two touchdowns, all numbers that led the team when he was injured. Norman has one interception and one forced fumble on the season.
Both players would be big help for Washington, especially Norman. The Bengals prominently feature A.J. Green, perhaps the best receiver in the NFL. Jay Gruden made clear he'd like Norman to cover Green, and with Thursday's news, perhaps the $75 million man will do just that.
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