Wide receiver Anthony Armstrong said his right shoulder is pain-free and hes ready to resume practicing.When exactly that happens, though, remains to be seen since the Redskins have taken a cautious approach to Armstrongs recovery since he suffered a second-degree sprain of his AC joint in practice 12 days ago.Im ready to go, just waiting on the word from the big man, Amstrong said Monday, referring to Coach Mike Shanahan. Feels good, no pain, so Im ready to go. They just have to make the call.Shanahan said Saturday that hes hoping Armstrong can suit up for Saturdays preseason game in Chicago.I think hell be able to go this weekend, Shanahan said.The Redskins appear to have four wide receivers Pierre Garon, Josh Morgan, Santana Moss and Leonard Hankerson who are locks to make the 53-man roster. Armstrong is battling Brandon Banks, Terrence Austin, Aldrick Robinson and Dezmon Briscoe for the final two spots.
The Redskins bolstered their offensive line depth late Wednesday, announcing a trade for Steelers' center Lucas Crowley.
In return, Washington sent corner back Dashaun Phillips to Pittsburgh.
The move comes just a few days after the team's starting center, Spencer Long, had his knee scoped. Long will miss a few weeks because of the procedure, so Crowley gives Jay Gruden another option in the middle of his O-line.
Crowley, a rookie, played his college ball at the University of North Carolina, and signed with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent. He caught on with the Steelers earlier in the month.
Phillips played at Tarleton State and also went undrafted. He had been a Redskin for two seasons.
Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson has a lot to say.
The 6-6, 310-pound Texas native was suspended ten games last season for failing a drug test, and with the 2017 season approaching, he has a lot to get off his chest.
Johnson penned an article on The Players' Tribune Wednesday, and had a lot to say regarding his anger toward the NFL and playing in Philadelphia. Being suspended for ten games "lit a fire under my a—," he says, and there may be more perfect place for a person like that than in Philadelphia. Philadelphia sports fans are angry. That's not an insult. If anything, it's a term of endearment. Philly fans like being ticked off and they like it when their players are too.
Needless to say, Johnson is ticked off.
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You really should read the article, and if you do, you will get to this nice nugget about the Redskins, who play the Eagles in Week 1.
Let me tell you what’s going to happen in a couple of weeks: This team is going to go down to D.C. and whup some a— against the Redskins. We’re going to surprise some people.
As of publishing, the Redskins are 2.5-point betting favorites, which essentially means it's a push on a neutral field. An Eagles' win — even a blowout one — won't surprise people. But Johnson is angry, and it's pretty fun to experience.
He ends his piece with this power stroke.
So Philly, here’s what we’re gonna need from you: Fly with us and just be you.
Come out to the games, drink some beers and raise some hell. Make this a place where our team loves to play and everybody else hates — especially Cowboys fans.
We’ll take care of the rest.
At least we can agree on hating the Cowboys.