A few quick thoughts to get you rolling on this Wednesday morning.--One Redskins player youre not going to hear much out of this year is Keenan Robinson. He will be learning the inside linebacker position, one of the toughest to master on the defense. Robinson might see the field some playing special teams but he is unlikely to get much action in defense.--O. J. Atogwes contract with the Eagles calls for him to get the league veteran minimum of 825,000 with 100,000 of that guaranteed. With incentives, he could earn a total of 1.15 million. Thats quite a haircut from his contract with the Redskins, which could have paid him up to 4 million this year.--The Redskins have 12 wide receivers on the 90-man roster. That seems like a lot but considering they are likely to keep six of them on the roster its not out of line at all and seems to be fairly typical. The Eagles also have 12 WRs on their roster and the Cowboys and Giants are carrying 11.--One position of my roster prediction has been posted and already a 2012 draft pick is projected to be released. Competition is going to be fierce.--Four of the last five Super Bowl winners finished the regular season in the top three in the NFL in sacks. Mike Shanahan knows of what he speaks when he says that defense happens with the pass rush.Also, the Nats bats get hot in record fashion, the heat is coming back, and should the Lions, or any NFL team, lose draft picks if they dont exercise better institution control.Days until: Rookies report 19; training camp 29; preseason opener @ Bills 43; Redskins @ Saints 74; home opener vs. Bengals 88Rich Tandler blogs about the Redskins at www.RealRedskins.com. You can reach him by email here and follow him on Twitter @Rich_Tandler.
Josh Norman is a man of many talents — at least on the football field, and in the friendliest possible way, he was reminded of that this weekend during a charity basketball game.
Opposite of the defensive nightmare Norman can be for receivers, the New York Knicks' Kyle O’Quinn had a little fun with the Redskins cornerback and the 10-inch height difference they share during the during Bam Bam’s Spring Jam at the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Virginia.
O'Quinn got the ball and went up for a particularly easy dunk as Norman jumped and tried to swat the ball away but his effort was futile.
While this was all in good fun, Norman should probably stick to football.
Former Virginia Tech defenseive back and current Seattle Seahawk Kam Chancellor's foundation is behind the charity game, which also included Redskins' Lynden Trail, Marshawn Lynch, Michael Bennett and Antoine Bethea.
On Memorial Day, people all over the United States stop to reflect on the freedoms provided for by the military. Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is no different.
"So grateful for living in this country and understanding that that came at a price and I just want to say thank you," Cousins said.
Speaking after an OTA session last week with military members in attendance, Cousins explained that he appreciates the added sense of history and obligation that comes from living in and around D.C.
"It’s a good reminder why it’s such a benefit to play here in Washington. It just feels like it’s that much more real with Andrews Air Force Base here and so many soldiers here. There’s something special about playing for the city of Washington, D.C. and driving 30 minutes into the city and going by the White House and the Pentagon and the monuments."
The Redskins hosted military members from multiple branches at their OTAs, and afterward, Cousins and a number of other players signed autographs.
"You say ‘Man, I want to give these soldiers, these fans something to cheer about and make them excited and bring this city together.' Hopefully winning football games can do that. What a great thing. That’s the vision we’re chasing," the Redskins passer said. "Hopefully we can get it done this season."
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