Among the items on the Redskins’ to do list in free agency are to locate both help on the defensive line and at wide receiver.
Add one of each to pending free agents reported to be on their radar screen.
The D-lineman, per Eric Edholm of Yahoo Sports, is Terrell McClain, a 2011 third-round pick of Carolina’s.
In addition to the Panthers he has also played for the Texans, Patriots, and for the last three years with the Cowboys. Last year, he started 15 games and registered 2.5 sacks and forced two fumbles.
The 28-year-old is not one who is going to put up gaudy stats but he is a good disrupter and as a 3-4 end he would be a good replacement if they lose Chris Baker to free agency.
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Raiders wide receiver Andre Holmes is also reported to be of interest to the Redskins.
Holmes would not be the top-line guy they would need to step in and replace Pierre Garçon and/or DeSean Jackson should they leave in free agency. But he would give them some experienced depth. Holmes came into the league with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2012 before spending the last four seasons with the Raiders.
Holmes’ best season came in 2014 when he started 13 games, caught 47 passes for 693 yards and four touchdowns. In the last two years combined, however, he started three games and caught just 28 passes for 164 yards and seven TD’s. At 6-5 he has the height the Redskins seem to be targeting in receivers.
Again, he’s not the answer by himself if the Redskins find themselves shorthanded at receiver but he could work as the fourth or fifth receiver and play some special teams.
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The Redskins have struggled on offense in the preseason. The good news is that they are getting one of their best offensive players back to work.
The team announced that tight end Jordan Reed has been activated off the physically unable to perform list (PUP). He was placed on the list at the start of training camp with a toe injury.
At first coach Jay Gruden indicated that the injury would be a short-term problem but as it turns out he spent 24 days on the PUP list.
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Reed made the Pro Bowl last year despite missing a total of four games with a shoulder injury and with a concussion, He caught 66 passes for 686 yards and six touchdowns.
His removal from the list means that he can start practicing with the team immediately. Reed would be eligible to play in the Redskins’ preseason game against the Bengals next Sunday. However, given how cautious the team has been with his injury and his value to the offense it seems likely that he will not take the field for a game until the Redskins’ season opener against the Eagles on September 10.
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Redskins fans don't quite know what they're going to get out of rooking running back Semaje Perine, but legendary WWE icon Jim Ross certainly does.
Ross, a University of Oklahoma fan, saw a lot of Perine when he was a star on the Sooners.
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Ross recently went on CSN to let the people know what, exactly, they were getting from the Oklahoma product. Here's the list of accolades, in no particular order, that Ross has for Perine:
- Restaurant quality running back
- tougher than a 2$ steak
- a man's man
- all man (which is different than being a man's man, somehow)
- a yard wide (?)
You can see the whole thing here, with Ross coming in at the 1:22 mark.
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