Arguably the three youngest and brightest sports starts in DC have come together, united over something every Washingtonian can relate to. A love of socks.
It was bound to happen sometime, right?
Tuesday night, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, Wizards' point guard John Wall and Nationals center fielder Bryce Harper were tweeting back and forth about a new pair of RG3 inspired socks from Adidas. The Team Speed socks from Adaias come are stripped in Redskins (Griffin's NFL team) and Baylor (his college team) colors with the words "Work Hard" and "Stay Humble" in block lettering on the top.
The socks first hit the twitter-sphere when RG3 retweeted a picture from Adidas and soon the 'Skins rookie was getting tweeted at from Harper inquiring about the footwear.
"I need some of those socks that you got! Those are absolutely legit!," Harper tweeted, "Keep rolling this year, your fun to watch brotha! #skinsitude."
John Wall chimed in later that night asking his fellow soon-to-be DC sports legends "Where mine at?"
We all knew about RG3's love for outrageous socks, but now that he has Harper and Wall on his side who knows how far the trend will go?
The Redskins have started the process of trimming their roster to 75 players by the Tuesday deadline. The team announced that 10 players have been waived.
- T Al Bond
- T Cody Booth
- LB Shiro Davis
- LB Ejiro Ederaine
- CB Jeremy Harris
- LB Willie Jefferson
- WR Valdez Showers
- WR Dez Stewart
- WR Jarvis Turner
- RB Kelsey Young
The only surprise on the list is Jefferson, who was thought to have a chance at an outside linebacker spot. But apparently the coaches are going to let Houston Bates and Lynden Trail compete for that spot.
The Redskins had 88 players counting against the 90 player limit. So with the 10 players cut today they are a 78, leaving three moves to make before 4 p.m. on Tuesday.
The Redskins received "good news" after linebacker Ryan Kerrigan underwent an MRI Saturday to further diagnose a groin injury he suffered in Friday night's preseason victory over the Buffalo Bills, according to multiple reports.
Kerrigan was injured in the first quarter on Friday and he was held out for the remainder of the contest. CSN Insider JP Finlay said the injury was thought to be "minor" after the game.
The injury, regardless of the timetable for his return, exposes a larger issue about the lack of depth in Washington's linebacking corps. Finlay expands on that here.
MORE NFC EAST: MAJOR INJURY STRIKES COWBOYS QB TONY ROMO
Dallas Cowboys fans had high expectations for their team this season - as long as quarterback Tony Romo could avoid injury. Three weeks into the preseason, looks like that idea is shot.
Getting the start Thursday night against the Seahawks, Romo was slammed to the turf awkwardly and looked to injure his back. Immediate reports showed that Romo felt okay, but clearly the issues persisted.
Last season, Romo broke his collarbone twice and played just four games as the Cowboys limped to a 4-12 record. The season prior Romo led the Cowboys to a 12-4 record and an NFC East title. In 2013, Romo dealt with herniated discs in his back and had a cyst removed.
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Without Romo, Dallas will likely turn to rookie Dak Prescott out of Mississippi State. Prescott has looked impressive in the preseason, though it will be tough to step into the spotlight that accompanies the Cowboys quarterback.
Dallas travels to Washington in Week 2 of the regular season, so the Redskins defense can start preparing for Prescott, not Romo.