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The five Redskins who have looked the best this offseason

The five Redskins who have looked the best this offseason

The Redskins offseason program wrapped up with minicamp this week. With that in mind, which five Redskins stood out the most this offseason to JP Finlay?

5. Tight End Niles Paul

Niles Paul is in a roster battle with rookie Jeremy Sprinkle, but he's made himself seem very important this offseason between his special teams work and offensive work.

4. Safety DJ Swearinger

The offseason addition made a quick impact in OTA's and minicamp. He stood out on the field, but you also couldn't miss his trash talk off the field.

3. Cornerback Josh Norman

Norman's first offseason with the Redskins was a bit chaotic with coming to a new team and the distractions that came with being released. However, this offseason has been all about football, nothing else.

2. Wide Receiver Jamison Crowder

Everyone in the front office and the coaching staff is expecting a big season from the diminutive receiver. He wasn't able to break 1000 receiving yards last year, but most expect that shouldn't be a problem this year.

1. Tight End Jordan Reed

In a word, Reed was dominant. If he can stay healthy, he should have another monster year.

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Redskins activate TE Reed off of the PUP list

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Redskins activate TE Reed off of the PUP list

 

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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WWE icon Jim Ross really loves Redskins running back Samaje Perine

WWE icon Jim Ross really loves Redskins running back Samaje Perine

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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