Quick Links

Receiver Maurice Harris eager to do whatever he can in home stretch

Receiver Maurice Harris eager to do whatever he can in home stretch

Redskins rookie wide receiver Maurice Harris turned 24 on Friday, but Kirk Cousins waited until Sunday to give him his birthday present.

When Harris, who went undrafted out of California, hauled in a first half pass from Cousins, it marked his first career NFL catch. He later added two more, including a nice 15-yarder on third down which required a tip-toeing act on the sideline, and finished the day with 28 yards.

It was an encouraging performance for a guy who was just added to the active roster on Oct. 21, and who was playing in just his third professional game.

"I was a little nervous," Harris said after Washington's 26-20 win. "I'm a little nervous before every game, but once you get a couple plays in and kind of get the flow going, it just kind of rolls from there."

MORE REDSKINS: PRESTON SMITH ANSWERED THE BELL

When asked if the transition from being a member of the practice squad to being a member of the active roster has been challenging for him, the 6-foot-3 wideout answered nonchalantly. 

"Not really," he said. "Kirk's a great quarterback. I just feel [I need to] go in there, do my job, and just be on the right details and everything, and all the little things. I think everything else will kind of just take care of itself."

Harris, who is a cousin of Chargers star Keenan Allen, will compete for snaps with Ryan Grant and Rashad Ross moving forward, as long as DeSean Jackson is sidelined with a shoulder injury. His height is something those other two don't have, however, and neither Grant or Ross registered a catch against Minnesota.

While that competition likely drives him beneath the surface, he made it seem like it wasn't on his mind in the locker room. With seven weeks left in the season, No. 13 said he's focused solely on making the Burgundy and Gold better, no matter how much time he sees on the field.

"Whatever they ask, I'm gonna do it to the best of my abilities," Harris said. "Whatever I can do to help."

Aside from maybe holding onto his receiver gloves, Harris didn't plan on celebrating his memorable day any further. Being a college free agent, he certainly understands the importance of not getting complacent. And the upcoming matchup with the Packers will provide him another opportunity to impress his quarterback and coaches.

Look for him to again try and stand out for reasons other than his extra height.

MORE REDSKINS: STUNNING PHOTOS FROM WASHINGTON'S WIN OVER THE VIKINGS

Quick Links

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is trying to make landlines cool again with this Redskins phone

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is trying to make landlines cool again with this Redskins phone

There was once a time in America — before cell phones became everyone's fifth limb — where people would rely on these things called landlines, which had these things called cords, which plugged into these things called walls, and they'd call each other at home. This was back during VCRs and when humans would play outside. It was a strange period.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. apparently yearns for that long-lost era, however, because the NASCAR driver just bought himself a new house phone. But this ain't your run-of-the-mill, "I bought it at the electronics store in the nearest shopping center" house phone.

No, he found himself something much better. Check this beauty out:

MORE REDSKINS: CLINTON PORTIS ONCE SERIOUSLY CONTEMPLATED MURDER

From now on if you call my house I'll be answering with my helmet phone. #ebaygold

A post shared by Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@dalejr) on

That's right — Earnhardt Jr., who reps the Redskins as hard as any famous person, actually took the time to go on eBay and purchase that gorgeous relic. Dare we say he made a (waits for the crowd to get quiet) good call?

RELATED: ONE STAT WHERE KELLEY IS MUCH BETTER THAN ELLIOTT

Quick Links

Dallas sportscaster really doesn't want you comparing the Cowboys' O-line to The Hogs

screen_shot_2017-06-28_at_7.41.56_pm.png
USA TODAY Sports Images

Dallas sportscaster really doesn't want you comparing the Cowboys' O-line to The Hogs

You'd think that comparing an offensive line to The Hogs — that famous unit who played a major role in the Redskins' best days in the 1980s and '90s — would come across as a compliment.

But one Dallas sportscaster didn't take it as such when a CSN reporter tried to do so. 

On Wednesday's edition of Countdown to Training Camp, Newy Scruggs joined Chris Miller and Doc Walker to talk about the Cowboys. During that discussion, Miller asked Scruggs if the team's revered offensive line could end up as the second coming of The Hogs.

Scruggs responded by calling that thought disrespectful. Not disrespectful to The Hogs, however.

"We've already had a great wall in Dallas that won three Super Bowls, OK?" Scruggs said with a tone that was a mix of annoyed and incredulous. "Why can't they be that next version? Let's not compare them to something that's over in Washington."

To see Scruggs' full answer to Miller's question and his entire explanation for why he didn't like it, watch the video above. And for any Redskins fans who don't like the way he spoke about The Hogs, here's the man's Twitter. Now, tweet away.

MORE NFL: TWO STEPS THAT'LL MAKE RYAN KERRIGAN MUCH BETTER