Shanahan familiar with Eagles' Foles

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Shanahan familiar with Eagles' Foles

Although it appears the Eagles won't have concussed quarterback Michael Vick on Sunday, Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said his team will prepare for both Vick and rookie backup Nick Foles.

“Obviously you have to get ready for both,” Shanahan said after Monday’s practice at Redskins Park. “We’re not sure what the situation is. We’ll kind of wait and see there. With the concussion that he had, I don’t think you’re really sure.”

A few hours after Shanahan addressed the local media in Ashburn, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that a source informed him Foles will indeed be under center at FedEx Field. The Philadelphia Inquirer, meantime, reported that Andy Reid emphasized the severity of Vick’s concussion but had yet to rule the veteran out.

“Whoever you think the starter may be, you’ll have a game plan [for him]," Shanahan added. “For a guy like Mike, you got to have a second game plan."

With Vick ailing, Foles is expected to get the first-team snaps in practice Wednesday.

Vick was knocked out of Sunday’s game against the Cowboys in the second quarter after absorbing a pair of crushing blows. He was replaced by Foles, who was 22 of 32 for 219 yards plus a touchdown and an interception in the Eagles’ 38-23 loss. The defeat was Philadelphia’s fifth in a row, the longest drought in Reid’s 14-season tenure.

Fans have clamored for Foles to replace Vick in recent weeks as the 32-year-old veteran stumbled. Vick has 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions this season and, in the Eagles’ first six games, lost five fumbles.

As the Redskins install their game plan, they certainly are more familiar with Vick. But Shanahan has some first-person familiarity with Foles, too, having coached the 23-year-old at the Senior Bowl in January.

“He’s big, very strong, got great arm strength,” Shanahan said of Foles, a 6 foot 6, 243-pound out of Arizona. “Looks like he reads defenses very easily and can make all the throws.” 

VIDEO: Josh Norman slyly exits dance circle at Redskins draft party

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VIDEO: Josh Norman slyly exits dance circle at Redskins draft party

Josh Norman was at the Redskins' draft introduction on Saturday at FedEx Field when a dance circle, comprised mostly of Washington cheerleaders and Santana Moss, formed around him. 

Norman didn't seem all too into it, so thus was born a highly reusable reaction Vine, as captured by CSN photographer Mitch Tischler.

Enjoy, Internet.

Redskins draft a QB for the first time since 2012

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Redskins draft a QB for the first time since 2012

For the first time since 2012 the Redskins have drafted a quarterback.

Washington took Nate Sudfeld out of Indiana in the sixth round (No. 187 overall). At 6-6, 234 he looks the part of an NFL quarterback coming off of the bus and he has a strong arm. However, when he starts to throw it is apparent that his technique and footwork need a lot of work. This is to be expected; he is available in the middle of the sixth round for a reason.

Sudfeld completed 60 percent of his passes in 2015 for 3,573 yards and 27 scores against seven interceptions. Those numbers are even more impressive when you consider that he did not have many weapons to work with with the Hoosiers.

He will become the Redskins’ developmental quarterback, and take a spot on the depth chart behind starter Kirk Cousins and veteran backup Colt McCoy.

Redskins trade for another 2017 pick

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Redskins trade for another 2017 pick

Redskins GM Scot McCloughan clearly intends to own the 2017 NFL draft, at least the latter stages of it.

For the second time today and for the third time since the draft started on Wednesday, the Redskins have made a deal that got them a 2017 draft pick.

The latest one was a deal with the New York Jets. With the Redskins on the clock with the 21st pick of the fifth round (No. 158 overall) the Jets gave them their 2017 fourth-round pick in exchange for that fifth rounder.

After getting 2017 picks on Thursday and today, the Redskins now have two picks in the fourth round next year and two in the sixth. They also now have a the Saints’ fifth-round pick after dealing their own pick in that round to the 49ers for tight end Derek Carrier.

And the Redskins now have three more picks in this year’s draft, one in the sixth and two in the seventh. If they use those picks they will have a total of seven, having already taken four players.