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.
Things are already getting weird between Josh Norman and Odell Beckham Jr.
On the Giants' second drive of the game, Norman got into it with Beckham in the endzone. Though, it wasn't the kind of mugging the two engaged in last season. Instead, it was....well, see for yourself.
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Norman picked up Beckham and nearly carried him to the sideline. Yeah, very strange. Norman nearly hauled in an interception on the next drive, but was unable to haul it in. Hopefully we'll get more chances to see the two of them go at it.
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In the opening minutes of the Redskins game in New York cornerback Bashaud Breeland left the field with an injury to his right ankle and he will not return. Redskins PR initially labeled Breeland as questionable to return, but have now downgraded his status to out.
As Breeland left the field, he was assisted by trainers and seemed to be putting little weight on his right leg.
The injury came on the Giants second possession of the game, where they would end up scoring a touchdown. The Redskins defense forced a Giants three and out to open the game but then Washington fumbled the punt and New York regained possession.
It was an ominous start for the 0-2 Redskins, as New York quickly produced points off the turnover. Also an ominous start for Breeland, who despite a great training camp and preseason has struggled through two games for Washington.