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Daniels dinged

Daniels dinged

Washington Redskins defensive end Phillip Daniels was carted off the field during the team's first training camp practice today with what was described as a hyper-extended left knee.

According to various reports (WaPo, AP), he was hurt during the first play of seven-on-seven drills. This doesn't make any sense, as defensive linemen don't participate in such drills. They are passing game drills conducted without offensive or defensive linemen.

Regardless of what type of drill it was, Daniels was on the turf for several minutes before being taken to the locker room on a cart. He was seen after practice unable to put any weight on his left leg. He will be making a trip to the MRI machine sometime soon and after that we'll have a better idea as to how much time the 35-year-old will miss.

Daniels is one of eight defensive ends on the roster. Alex Buzbee, Andre Carter, Demetric Evans, Kevin Huntley, Rob Jackson, Erasmus James, and Chris Wilson are the others. His immediate replacement in the starting lineup will be Evans, who has started just a handful of games during his seven-year NFL career.

The injury also creates a void at defensive tackle. On passing downs, Daniels rotates inside and linebacker Marcus Washington puts his hand in the dirt and rushed the passer from the left defensive end spot.

Should the tests reveal that Daniels will be out for an extended period of time, we'll look at the ripple effects that could have on the rest of the lineup at that time.

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Redskins release Dashaun Phillips, again

Redskins release Dashaun Phillips, again

Cornerback Dashaun Phillips had a very short return to the Redskins’ active roster.

Phillips, who started the season as the nickel cornerback before being benched and eventually released and moved to the practice squad last month, was re-signed to the roster on Friday. He made the trip to Arizona but he was inactive for the game. The Redskins announced today that he has been released again.

It is possible for Phillips to return to the practice squad if he clears through waivers.

The transaction clears a roster spot for the return of offensive tackle Trent Williams, who has been suspended for the last four games.

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Jamison Crowder's touchdown dance was better than his touchdown

Jamison Crowder's touchdown dance was better than his touchdown

Among all the darkness and depression that has followed after the Redskins' 31-23 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday, one bright, shining light has emerged: Jamison Crowder's touchdown celebration.

Late in the third quarter, the second-year wideout was on the receiving end of a 26-yard Kirk Cousins strike, which put his team in the lead on the game's scoreboard by three. However, it's what he did post-catch that put his team in the lead by a far larger margin on the swagboard.

Feast your eyes on this dance, and if you've already seen it, feast your eyes on it again. And again. And AGAIN:

Do you see how much Juju he put on that beat? And did you catch how he gave the ref a little somethin'-somethin' right at the end of the sequence? Calling that flawless would be an insult to Crowder.

Apparently, Jay Gruden was heard screaming at his players in the locker room as they were processing the matchup's result Sunday night. Is it possible he was just loudly complimenting Crowder's moves?

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