Among the more famous Redskins fans around is NASCAR drive Dale Earnhardt Jr. Fans monitoring his radio communications during Sunday afternoon races in the fall can often hear him get updates on Redskins games in progress as he speeds around the racetrack.The news hasnt been too good lately, for Junior or for the Redskins. Washington hasnt played in a playoff game since January of 2008. Earnhardt hasnt won a race since June of the same year, a span 138 consecutive races.But NASCARs most popular driver sees hope in the new, most popular Redskin, Robert Griffin III. "I hope it's a good deal and hope the 'Skins are successful, I hope that Robert's successful," Earnhardt said in Richmond last week."He seems like a good guy. It'll be fun to be a Redskins fan and see how that plays out this year and see how well he does. I know all the Redskins fans are excited and expecting big things, and so am I."It will be interesting to see if RG3 can end the Redskins playoff drought before Earnhardt can finally win a race.
Jordan Reed was reportedly absent from the Redskins' voluntary OTA practice on Tuesday, but a picture on Twitter shows the stud tight end didn't skip the session just so he could lounge around on the couch.
Chad Johnson, expert on all things such as repeatedly hauling in footballs and transforming the end zone into the 18th green at Augusta National, posted this photo of him, Reed and one other fellow, presumably following a workout:
For those who want to freak out that Washington's top offensive threat didn't show up in Ashburn for his team's OTAs, it's important to remember that 1) it was not required and 2) judging by that snapshot, Reed has had no trouble staying in football shape on his own or finding people to hone his craft with.
By the way, peep that hashtag from Johnson. When a six-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro uses the word legendary to refer to someone else, that someone else should feel pretty good about himself.
Josh Norman is the third Redskins player voted to the NFL Top 100 list for 2017 (so far). The annual ranking, voted on by current NFL players, unveiled No. 60 through 51 on NFL Network Monday night.
Norman landed at No. 59, joining teammates Jordan Reed (65) and Kirk Cousins (70). This marks the second straight season that the cornerback was voted into the Top 100 by his peers.
In 2016, Norman was ranked No. 11 on the heels of a Super Bowl berth with the Carolina Panthers.
The 2016 season was Norman's first with the Redskins, signing a $75 million contract to come to Washington after being released by the Panthers.
He started all 16 games for the Redskins and finished the season with 67 tackles, 19 passes defensed and three interceptions. Two of those picks came in the same game against the Bears in Week 16.
Norman enters the 2017 season as the team's top corner and one of the leaders of the defense, which saw a change of coordinator with Greg Manusky replacing Joe Barry.
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