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Redskins add more help to defensive line in free agency, this time reportedly from Raiders

Redskins add more help to defensive line in free agency, this time reportedly from Raiders

The Redskins need a lot of help on the defensive line and added another piece for the rebuild, nabbing Stacy McGee from the Oakland Raiders. 

McGee's addition comes after reports showed the team added Terrell McClain from the Cowboys. The bigger news in Washington, however, is the departure of Chris Baker.

Baker, aka Big Swaggy, has been the Redskins best defensive lineman for the past two seasons. Replacing him will be the combo of McClain and McGee, at least so far. 

In four seasons with the Raiders after being drafted in the 6th round out of Oklahoma in 2013, McClain has started 18 games and logged 63 tackles. Only once in his four seasons has McGee played a full 16 game season, that came in 2015. Last year, McGee played nine games.

With plenty of size at 6-foot-3 and 308 lbs., McGee still rarely lined up at the nose tackle position when the Raiders played their 3-4 base scheme. 

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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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