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Cody Glenn Notable Quotables

Cody Glenn Notable Quotables

On how he feels to be drafted by the Redskins:

"I am extremely excited, I can't put it into words right now. I am ready to go and play football again."

 

On what he brings to the Redskins:

"I am a speed linebacker. I love football and I love to hit people. I feel I bring speed, a team attitude and the willingness to do anything for the team."

 

On which linebacker position he is most comfortable playing:

"I played weakside this year, so I feel best at that position. I know that I have some learning to do with only playing the position one year, but that is something I am ready to do. I am eager to get on the football field."

 

On why he was moved from running back to linebacker before his senior season:

"It was a mutual [decision] with the new coaches who were coming in. I felt that I could help the team more by playing defense than playing in a crowded backfield that was playing by committee. I made the switch to better our football team."

 

On his whether he has recovered from a foot injury:

"I had one earlier in the spring, but I am over that. Right now I am healthy and I am good to go."

 

On his transition to linebacker:

"I felt that when I first moved over there, I picked it up pretty good. With my natural instincts for the position and being a football player, I picked it up pretty good. Learning the terminology of Coach Pelini's defense and learning where I had to be, once I learned most of that then I was able to just let my athletic ability take over to fly around and make plays."

 

On injuries he suffered in college:

"In 2006 I hurt [my foot]. I did not have any problems with it in 2007. In 2007 I had a scope of my knee where I hurt it, but I was pretty healthy then, I just did not play at all with the coaches that we had. This past spring, I just hurt my foot, but it is full go now."

 

On whether he thought he would ever be drafted as a linebacker:

"I had always been a running back, and I had always loved playing running back. When I made the switch I didn't know how it was going to turn out, but I am grateful for it and I thank God for it."

 

On whether he would consider moving back to running back:

"I am a team guy. Whatever they want me to do, I will do. I love playing linebacker now so that is where I wish to play, but if that is something that they came to me with I would be more than willing to do it."

 

 

On where he has been working out in preparation for the NFL:

"I have been working out here in Nebraska. I graduate here in two weeks, so I have been here finishing school and working out."

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When asked to vote for top 20 players, Pierre Garcon just wrote 'Kirk Cousins' 20 times

When asked to vote for top 20 players, Pierre Garcon just wrote 'Kirk Cousins' 20 times

Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon just filled out his ballot for the annual NFL Top 100 Players list.

Let's just say it's pretty one-dimensional. 

Straight like that

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As you can see, the form asks guys to rank who they consider the top 20 players in the league. But instead of naming 20 different players, Garcon voted for the same player 20 times. Talk about stuffing the ballot box. 

No surprise, but he's hyping his quarterback Kirk Cousins. 

Cousins is having a career year with the Redskins. His stock has soared over the last three weeks especially. Take a look at his numbers in that span: 84 completions on 116 attempts for 1,086 yards (72 percent), eight touchdowns and zero interceptions. 

Those efforts earned the Michigan State product NFC Offensive Player of the Month honors. And more importantly, Cousins has the Redskins in favorable position to make the playoffs for the second year in a row.

So far this season, Garcon has caught 52 passes from Cousins for 636 yards and two scores. 

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Redskins promote CB Phillips from practice squad, waive Bruton Jr. and Clausell

Redskins promote CB Phillips from practice squad, waive Bruton Jr. and Clausell

The Redskins made a couple of roster moves just before departing for Arizona to play the Cardinals.

They signed cornerback Dashaun Phillips from the practice squad and cut offensive tackle Blaine Clausell. The Redskins also waived safety David Bruton Jr. off of injured reserve.

Phillips was the Redskins’ nickel corner for the first three games of the season, and he made four tackles and recovered a fumble. But they moved rookie Kendall Fuller up into the slot corner role in Week 4 and Phillips spent several weeks on the inactive list before being waived on November 12 and added to the practice squad three days later.

The moves became known after Redskins coach Jay Gruden had spoken to the media for the day so we can only speculate as to the reasoning behind them. Actually, the release of Clausell isn’t hard to figure out. He was signed after Trent Williams started his four-game suspension and with Williams set to return on Monday and the other options at backup tackle healthy there was no point in keeping him around.

Phillips is likely going to Arizona as an insurance policy. The Cardinals like to spread the field with a lot of wide receivers. They will want to have five cornerbacks active. They do have Josh Norman, Bashaud Breeland, Fuller, Quinton Dunbar, and Greg Toler. But Breeland is listed as questionable with an ankle injury and they Redskins don’t want to take any chance of being caught short-handed at cornerback if he suffers a setback. That’s especially true when they don’t need to bring an extra tackle along.

Depending on how things shake out injury-wise against the Cardinals there is a good chance that we could see Phillips on the waiver wire once again as a roster spot will be needed for Williams.

Bruton started the first four games of the season at safety before going on injured reserve with a concussion. This past offseason he signed a three-year, $9 million free agent contract with $3.4 million full guaranteed. There will be a deal cap hit of approximately $1.7 million in 2017 to account for the prorated bonus.