Budget Woes Ground Blue Angels


Budget Woes Ground Blue Angels

The Blue Angels' wings have been pinned to the ground this year due to budget concerns.

NBC News has learned all of the performances of the U.S. Navy’s elite flight demo squad for the rest of the year have been cancelled because of the mandatory budget cuts known as sequestration.

The Blue Angels will continue to train in Pensacola, Fla.

Cancelling the shows is expected to save the Navy $20 million, though of course the military - and civilian vendors - lose out on revenue from food and other sales to attendees.

Organizers of the Andrews Air Show, at Joint Base Andrews in Prince George's County, said last year that it would be held every other year due to budget concerns. The next show is scheduled for 2014.

Other air shows across the country have been cancelled, and the military no longer will perform flyovers at baseball games or many other major events.

The Air Force's Thunderbirds entire 2013 season also was cancelled in March. And the Air Force said they would not show off planes at trade shows, flyovers and open houses.

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Josh Norman quickly acclimates to D.C. - attends White House Correspondents Dinner


Josh Norman quickly acclimates to D.C. - attends White House Correspondents Dinner

Just a week into his Redskins tenure, new CB Josh Norman is enjoying the D.C. life, attending in the White House Correspondent's Dinner. 

@jno24's welcome to DC, the White House Corespondent Dinner! #whcd #RedSkins #HTTR #DC

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Norman came to the 'Skins with much fanfare; an unusual release from a franchise tag in Carolina made him a free agent and Washington swooped in quickly. Norman signed a massive five-year, $75 million contract, and is expected to start at cornerback this fall opposite Bashaud Breeland.

Just hours before donning his tuxedo and heading downtown, Norman was spotted at FedEx Field meeting Redskins rookies Josh Doctson, Su'a Cravens and Kendall Fuller.

It's been a busy day for Norman, and depending what you hear about #NerdProm, the night is just getting started.

Redskins' last pick in draft is speedy Georgia running back


Redskins' last pick in draft is speedy Georgia running back

It took them their entire draft but the Redskins finally got a running back on their roster. They took Keith Marshall of Georgia with their seventh-round pick (No. 242 overall).

Marshall, 5-11 and 219 pounds, was supposed to be the Bulldogs’ next great back, but due to injuries and the emergence of Nick Chubb he never really got the chance.

He is the fastest player in the draft, if you go by his combine 40 times. He ran 4.31 in Indianapolis, the fastest time recorded this year.

Marshall will line up behind Matt Jones and probably Chris Thompson on the Redskins’ running back depth chart. He will get a chance to earn snaps on third down and possibly as a rotational back teaming with Jones.  

Redskins pick ILB Daniels in seventh round


Redskins pick ILB Daniels in seventh round

The Redskins added Boston College inside linebacker Steven Daniels with the first of their two seventh round draft picks.

Daniels, 5-11 and 243 pounds, has been a starter for the Eagles for the past three years. Although he doesn’t have ideal height, he is solid at 243 pounds and opposing running backs will tell you he hits like a ton of bricks.

He joins an inside linebacker group that includes Will Compton, Perry Riley, Mason Foster, and Martrell Spaight. His immediate niche will be on special teams and that will be his pathway to gaining a spot on the 53-man roster.