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Potential Redskins draft target John Ross posts blazing 40-time for new record

Potential Redskins draft target John Ross posts blazing 40-time for new record

Some mock drafts connected Washington Huskies WR John Ross with the Washington Redskins before the combine. Now that the wideout broke the NFL's 40-time record, expect his stock to explode.

Ross ran a 4.22 second 40-yard dash on Saturday. Don't believe it? Watch.

The blazing 40 time broke Chris Johnson's previous record of 4.24, and prompted the former Pro Bowl running back to salute the receiver via Twitter.

For the Redskins, Ross could make sense as a potential replacement for DeSean Jackson, should the veteran leave the 'Skins via free agency. Ross is a similar playmaker to Jackson, capable of getting deep on any team, any time. 

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With the 17th pick and a number of needs on defense, it seems like the Redskins should lean to that side of the ball in the first round. Yet, it's also possible Washington could lose Jackson and Pierre Garçon via free agency, and the talent of a player like Ross might be too much to pass up. 

Ross is not just a speedster like other former combine heroes. He's proven he can do it on the field too. In 2016 for the Huskies, he recorded more than 1,100 receiving yards to go with 17 touchdowns.

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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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