Just before taking off for their by week, the Redskins made a few roster moves.
As anticipated, they activated long snapper Nick Sundberg from the injured reserve list and waived snapper Justin Snow. Sundberg broke his arm in the season opener in New Orleans and was put on injured reserve with the designation that he would be able to return. Snow was signed in Week 2 to handle the long snapping duties.
The Redskins also made a move at cornerback. They promoted practice squad cornerback D. J. Johnson to the active roster and released David Jones.
Johnson was signed to the practice squad on Oct. 23. He has appeared in 10 NFL games, all of them with the Giants, and has also been with the Bucs and Eagles.
Jones was with the Redskins during training camp and was released during the final cuts. He resigned with the team on Sept. 25 and played in five games.
The team also announced that tackle Jammal Brown, who has been on the PUP list with a hip injury since the start of training camp, has been cleared to practice. The Redskins will have 21 days to decide if they want to put Brown on the active roster or put him on season-ending injured reserve.
NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith made a visit to Redskins Park today, and the team elected their union representatives.
Kedric Golston will serve another year as the team's liason to the union. Three alternates were elected as well: Kirk Cousins (an alternate last season), Will Compton and, surprisingly, Josh Norman.
Norman was critical of Smith and the union in an ESPN piece in August. "[The NFL] is a dictatorship, and [NFLPA director] DeMaurice [Smith] is in cahoots with those guys," he claimed.
The cornerback's election today marks what would appear to be a turn of events.
"We always love to have veteran leadership as player representatives, and this team is no different with Kirk and Kedric returning," Smith told CSN Mid-Atlantic. "As for Josh, we love players who are both smart and passionate, and he, as well as the other players, fit that bill."
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Nearly a week after the Redskins win over the Giants, news broke that Washington CB Josh Norman has been fined for roughness in the New York victory.
UPDATE: Per ProFootballTalk, the fine was for a fourth quarter hit on Sterling Shepard and being a repeat offender.
For much of the Redskins-Giants game, Norman covered Odell Beckham almost exclusively. Not many moments stand out for being particularly physical save for a play early in the game when Beckham jumped in the end zone. The motion took him above Norman, but rather than letting Beckham come down to the ground, the corner grabbed and carried the receiver for a few yards.
Norman was flagged for roughness on a hit against Giants receiver Sterling Shepard. It's likely that hit triggered the fine. It's also worth pointing out that referees gave Norman a specific warning before the game about rough play, so it's possible being flagged for roughness despite the warning made an impact in the league offices as well.
There is one other physical moment that stands out from the Giants/Redskins matchup - when Beckham violently swung his helmet at the Giants' kicking net. Beckham got the worst of the altercation though as the net flew back at him and socked him in the face.
Expect many questions about the fine to come.