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Redskins-Jags fourth quarter

Redskins-Jags fourth quarter

--Justin Tryon with a couple of pass breakups. As I said before, I think his speed gets him a roster spot as a work in progress.

--They've started a wave, which isn't a very smart thing to do when your team has the ball. I can't really blame them, though, since it probably was more exciting to watch them draw the stripes on the field than it has been watching this game. On top of that, it's not as though there are enough people here to make much noise.

--Obviously, Devin Thomas isn't on the bubble, but Maurice Mann certainly has outplayed him this preseason. Thomas just doesn't look like he knows what he's doing out there. He'll learn, or at least we hope so.

--The Redskins will try another fourth down, this time with two to go near midfield. They tried sending Mason off tackle this time, but there still was no gain.It doesn't look like they made it if the yellow stripe is anywhere near accurate (and it almost always is).

Williamson 49 pass from Bouman (Scobee kick)
Jaguars 24, Redskins 3
12:09 left in fourth quarter

--They announced the 59,076 were in attendance tonight. Insert the old, lame joke about being disguised as empty seats here.

--In possibly Frost's last chance to leave a last impression, he shanks one 26 yards. One punt does not determine a competition, but it was sort of symbolic. He always has had a knack for shanking one at the key moment in a game. This wasn't a big moment as far as the game is concerned but the pressure was on Frost and he didn't get it done.

6:52 left in fourth quarter

--The Redskins do a nice job of stuffing Jax on third and fourth down plays to get the ball back.

--Brooks doesn't exactly make a statement on his next punt, but his 37-yarder did roll inside the 20 to the 17 and it might have gone another 3 or 4 yards had Chris Wilson not been in such a hurry to down a punt that was rolling away from him. I don't think that Wilson makes it.

--I don't see room for Justin Hamilton, although he has played a pretty good second half. He does have a good shot at being called back should someone else go down.

2:00 warning

--OK, I'm going to wrap this up a bit early so that I can get it posted and get down to the locker room. Certainly, not a very good effort and I have to wonder how much confidence the team has going into the opener.

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Jay Gruden at Senior Bowl: Redskins 'totally anticipate' Kirk Cousins will return in 2017

Jay Gruden at Senior Bowl: Redskins 'totally anticipate' Kirk Cousins will return in 2017

MOBILE – Jay Gruden provided a glimmer of optimism for Redskins fans freaked out about Kirk Cousins' contract situation. 

"I totally anticipate him coming back to the Washington Redskins," Gruden said. 

The Redskins coach talked from the sidelines of the Senior Bowl where he and much of the team's staff were scouting college seniors. 

Gruden explained he had texted back and forth with Cousins a few times this offseason and looked forward to watching him play in the Pro Bowl. 

Since Gruden named Cousins starter in 2015, the quarterback had passed for more than 9,000 yards and twice broken Skins franchise passing records. 

Some indications of a long term deal for Cousins land in the $120 million range, but the Washington organization also has the flexibility to use the franchise tag this season at a cost of nearly $24 million. 

MORE REDSKINS: Who else might want to trade for Cousins?

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The Final Countdown: Redskins defense can't stop Matt Stafford for 5th worst play of 2016

The Final Countdown: Redskins defense can't stop Matt Stafford for 5th worst play of 2016

As should be expected when a team goes 8-7-1, there were plenty of good moments and a lot of frustrating times during the Redskins’ 2016 season. Over the next couple of weeks, Redskins Insiders Rich Tandler and JP Finlay will take detailed looks at the 10 best plays of 2016 and, to present a more complete picture of the season, the 10 worst.

No. 5 worst play of 2016

Redskins at Lions Week 7

0:22 left in Q4, Lions ball at the Redskins 18, 3rd and 10, Redskins leading 17-13

Matthew Stafford pass short left to Anquan Boldin for 18 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

More Redskins: Podcast--All eyes now on Cousins

Tandler: The Redskins had just taken the lead on a nifty 19-yard option run by Kirk Cousins with 1:05 left to play. All they had to do was keep the Lions out of the end zone but the defense was not up to the task. In fact, it was laughably easy for Stafford. The first three times he dropped back he completed passes for 23, 14, and 20 yards and just like that the Lions were in the red zone. It looked for a minute like the Redskins might hang on as two passes went incomplete. But on third down Stafford found Boldin open inside the five and the defense couldn’t get there quickly enough to keep him out of the end zone.

Related: Gruden's fate hinges on Manusky

Finlay: 65 seconds was all the 'Skins defense needed to preserve a win by holding the Lions without a touchdown. 65 seconds away from a five-game win streak, and knowing what we do now, a playoff berth. The Redskins defense couldn't stop Stafford, or Boldin, and lost in Detroit. A gut wrenching loss as the momentum on the Washington sideline seemed incredibly high just minutes before when Cousins ran in what looked like the game-winning score. 

10 best plays countdown

10 worst plays countdown

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