The Redskins and Colts are selling 35 dollar t-shirts hyping Saturdays Quarterback Showdown at FedEx field.Robert Griffin III, however, isnt buying the hype. At least not to the extent the NFL is attempting to sell it.I will never truly get to face Andrew Luck because he doesnt play defense, Griffin said. Weve just got to look forward to playing the Colts defense.But whether Griffin likes it or not, he and Luck will be inextricably linked throughout their careers. Luck was drafted first overall and Griffin went second in Aprils draft. And because of that, theyll be compared like Magic and Bird. Like Crosby and Ovechkin. Like Harper and Trout.Through two preseason games, Griffin is 9 of 14 passing for 119 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions. Luck, meantime, is 26 of 41 for 363 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.Griffin said he and Luck met for the first time last year at the Heisman Trophy award show in New York. The two also have occasionally exchanged text messages, but none recently.Since weve been drafted, we havent talked very much, Griffin said. But thats because weve both just been busy.There wont be much time for talk Saturday, either, when they meet for the first time on the field.At least not between the dueling quarterbacks.I think Ill leave the talking about me and him, the comparing and everything, to you guys, Griffin said referring to media and fans. I definitely look forward to playing the guy throughout my career. I think it will be an exciting matchup every time we face each other.You hope that for every quarterback, he added. You never wish any quarterback any harm. Were all trying to make it in this life and make it in this league. I wish the best for him.
Looking to add depth to their secondary, the Redskins reportedly signed former Seahawks and Cardinals cornerback Tharold Simon on Monday, according to ESPN’s Field Yates.
Source: Washington has signed former Seahawks CB Tharold Simon.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 16, 2017
Arizona claimed Simon off waivers after the Seahawks released him following the first week of the regular season. He played in nine games for the Cardinals and was inactive for his final two with the team, which then released him in December.
A fifth-round pick for the Seahawks in 2013, Simon was signed to a future/reserve contract, allowing him to compete for a roster spot during training camp and offseason workouts.
He is the 11th player to sign a futures contract with the Redskins.
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The Redskins have set up another interview with a candidate to fill their vacant defensive coordinator position.
According to the Washington Post, Jason Tarver, the defensive coordinator of the Raiders from 2012-2014, will meet with the organization. The date of the interview is not known.
Before joining the Raiders, Tarver coached in college for five years before the 49ers hired him as a quality control coach. He worked his way up to become the outside linebackers coach, a position he held from 2005-2010. Scot McCloughan was the GM of the 49ers while Tarver was coaching there.
After a year as a defensive coordinator in the college ranks at Stanford, Tarver was hired as the Raiders’ defensive coordinator. He was a defensive assistant for the 2015 49ers and he was out of football last season.
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The Redskins have announced interviews with former Browns head coach Mike Pettine and ex-Jaguars coach Gus Bradley. It was reported earlier today that they also will meet with Rob Ryan, most recently the Bills’ defensive coordinator.