The Redskins tendered restricted free agents Chris Thompson and Will Compton. Both players can now negotiate with other teams, though should either player receive an offer sheet, the Redskins have seven days to match.
The team decided to give Thompson a second-rounder tender. That will pay him a $2.7 million salary if he plays on that deal. If the Redskins decline to match the offer sheet they will get a second-round pick as compensation. Compson got a low/original round tender, worth $1.8 million. That gives the Redskins the right to match an offer sheet for Compton but since he wasn't drafted they would get no compensation if they decline to match.
Thompson proved how valuable he can be as a running back in 2016, serving as the veteran of the position group and setting career highs with more than 700 total yards and five touchdowns. A capable receiver out of the backfield that showed he can take on blitzers in the pocket, Thompson gained more and more playing time as the season progressed.
Compton came off a strong finish to the 2016 season to be named a defensive captain in 2017. In 15 games, Compton recorded 128 tackles, good for second most on the team, to go along with an interception and two fumble recoveries.
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The Redskins have struggled on offense in the preseason. The good news is that they are getting one of their best offensive players back to work.
The team announced that tight end Jordan Reed has been activated off the physically unable to perform list (PUP). He was placed on the list at the start of training camp with a toe injury.
At first coach Jay Gruden indicated that the injury would be a short-term problem but as it turns out he spent 24 days on the PUP list.
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Reed made the Pro Bowl last year despite missing a total of four games with a shoulder injury and with a concussion, He caught 66 passes for 686 yards and six touchdowns.
His removal from the list means that he can start practicing with the team immediately. Reed would be eligible to play in the Redskins’ preseason game against the Bengals next Sunday. However, given how cautious the team has been with his injury and his value to the offense it seems likely that he will not take the field for a game until the Redskins’ season opener against the Eagles on September 10.
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Redskins fans don't quite know what they're going to get out of rooking running back Semaje Perine, but legendary WWE icon Jim Ross certainly does.
Ross, a University of Oklahoma fan, saw a lot of Perine when he was a star on the Sooners.
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Ross recently went on CSN to let the people know what, exactly, they were getting from the Oklahoma product. Here's the list of accolades, in no particular order, that Ross has for Perine:
- Restaurant quality running back
- tougher than a 2$ steak
- a man's man
- all man (which is different than being a man's man, somehow)
- a yard wide (?)
You can see the whole thing here, with Ross coming in at the 1:22 mark.
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