Jason La Canfora has come up with his list of the best and worst contracts in the NFL and the Redskins make an appearance in both categories.The former Redskins beat writer and current CBSsports.com analyst believes that Brian Orakpo has one of the best deals in the NFL, at least from the team standpoint. He will make 1.39 million this year, although incentives could push that higher. For a guy who has two Pro Bowl appearances and has averaged near double digit sacks in his three years, thats a good bargain.Like most good prices, this one is for a limited time only. His rookie deal is up after the 2013 season and you can expect talk of an extension to start up next spring. The good news is that the Redskins 36 million cap penalty will have been paid off in full by 2014 so that will not be a hinderance to getting Orakpo, who will be turning 28 then, a fair deal.The other two Redskins mentioned in the article are both on the bad contracts list. Left tackle Trent Williams is slated to make 12 million this year, largely as result of the salary slot dictated by his draft position in 2010, which was fourth overall. For that kind of money, La Canfora says, you should expect a solid if not dominant player who knows enough to stay away from situations that will get him suspended for four games.Those are fair points. But Williams did start to come on before the suspension and at the age of 24 all certainly is not lost for him. His salary drops to 5 million next year and if he has the kind of season that Mike and Kyle Shanahan think he can, he could move into the bargains category.The other bad deal on the list belongs to DeAngelo Hall, who will make 6.5 million this year. Thats too much, says La Canfora, for a player who gambles and gets burned way too often and is a so-so tackler on his better days.Again, valid criticism. The only way Hall will be able to live up to his salary is if the Redskins can muster enough offense to be playing with the lead a substantial amount of the time. That would allow him to play more aggressively and pile up some interceptions. An improvement in the pass rush, which was decent at times last year, would help Hall as well.
Bashaud Breeland is truly good at a lot of stuff: Covering NFL receivers, looking fresh at the Preakness and making you think with his tweets are just three examples of things the corner is skilled in.
But on Monday, a video emerged on Twitter that revealed at least one area No. 26 struggles in: golf. Or, to be more specific, making even the smallest piece of contact with a teed up ball in no less than four swings.
Here's the lowlight, captured by Breeland's fellow defender Junior Galette. For any swing instructors out there, this footage could be considered NSFW due to the extreme absence of fundamentals:
At first, the third-year pro's stance isn't all that discouraging. But a few seconds in, someone (probably Galette) says quietly, "This is, I think, the fourth attempt," and it's at that moment that viewers understand what's about to unfold is going to go horribly wrong for Breeland.
And it, of course, does, as he whiffs on the drive and then nearly turns an ankle on the tee box marker afterward. Defensive coordinator Joe Barry's heart will skip a beat when he sees that part of the blooper.
Here's Breeland's response to Galette tweeting the video:
It was a practice swing man lol https://t.co/Q4Uo2vIcrJ— Bashaud Breeland (@Salute_me17) May 23, 2016
Unfortunately for the 24-year-old, it looks like he's going to need more practice than 2002 Allen Iverson to fully fix what's wrong with his game.
Some people can say they took a cheerleader to prom, but how many of you can say you took a Redskins cheerleader to prom? Stephen Bieber can.
Bieber reached out to Redskins cheerleader Christa Aiken and asked how many retweets it would take for her to go to prom with him. She responded with "At least 10K!!" and the challenge was on.
HELP A BROTHER OUT AND RETWEET!! Help me get a Redskins cheerleader to go to prom with me!🙏🏻🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/hr65IIDKCf— Stephen Bieber⁶ (@StephenBieber_) March 23, 2016
Bieber did pass the 10,000 mark and to her credit, Aiken kept her word.
Prom 2K16 was lit, you could say pic.twitter.com/WQQ28G8Clp— Stephen Bieber⁶ (@StephenBieber_) May 22, 2016
Now let's get this out of the way: it appears that Stephen Bieber is not related to Justin Bieber, so it's OK to feel happy for him. That's good, because Bieber did prom right. Not only did he get to take a Redskins cheerleader as his date, he also pulled up in style in a Rolls-Royce.
10K slay 🎉 pic.twitter.com/XADF4jqK43— Christa (@dcfitchick) May 22, 2016
There was also dabbing:
They call me Cam Newton pic.twitter.com/jnfHRRKQUl— Stephen Bieber⁶ (@StephenBieber_) May 22, 2016
Not surprisingly, it seems as if Bieber had some competition once he got to prom:
Last night pic.twitter.com/CDMEAJTZNX— Christa (@dcfitchick) May 23, 2016
All in all, it looked like a pretty special night for Bieber. Thank goodness my prom days are well behind me because the bar has now been set pretty darn high.
During Game 3 of the Cavaliers-Raptors Eastern Conference Finals series, Lebron James was viciously elbowed by an out-of-control Toronto opponent. The extreme force from his attacker's arm propelled a tumbling James backward and onto the floor as fans shrieked in horror at the act they had just witnessed. Referees had no choice but to eject the man who initiated the earth-shaking contact from basketball forever, as one of the league's biggest stars writhed on the ground in intense pain.
Wait, hold on a second. A mistake has been made. The entire above paragraph is totally false.
That's the sequence you think would have happened on Saturday night, after seeing this absolutely absurd James flop:
As it turns out, the elbow that sent James sliding was that of his own teammate, Tristan Thompson. Furthermore, the blow simply glanced the Cavs leader on his chin, even though he acted as if he was just bashed in the mouth by an angry Rougned Odor. And because the flop is so ridiculous, Junior Galette wants to make fun of it.
The only problem is, he can't, because one time, he tried to win an Oscar for Best Actor in a Sports Game, too.
Check out what the Redskins' defender had to say on Monday:
I can't front I flopped one time in a game the Ref Said "Jr I saw it all cut it out" 😂😂I got up and took a walk of shame— Junior Galette (@JovaisG) May 23, 2016
😂😂😂Found it smh here's my version of Lebroning 😂😂 https://t.co/ESEfI7M5g1— Junior Galette (@JovaisG) May 23, 2016
The video Galette linked to does in fact reveal that, when he was a Saint, the 28-year-old tried to draw a personal foul penalty by flailing and falling versus the Dolphins. It was a bad attempt. A really bad attempt. So that's why, when people come after the King for his embellishment, you won't hear a peep from Galette.