Jason La Canfora has come up with his list of the best and worst contracts in the NFL and the Redskins make an appearance in both categories.The former Redskins beat writer and current CBSsports.com analyst believes that Brian Orakpo has one of the best deals in the NFL, at least from the team standpoint. He will make 1.39 million this year, although incentives could push that higher. For a guy who has two Pro Bowl appearances and has averaged near double digit sacks in his three years, thats a good bargain.Like most good prices, this one is for a limited time only. His rookie deal is up after the 2013 season and you can expect talk of an extension to start up next spring. The good news is that the Redskins 36 million cap penalty will have been paid off in full by 2014 so that will not be a hinderance to getting Orakpo, who will be turning 28 then, a fair deal.The other two Redskins mentioned in the article are both on the bad contracts list. Left tackle Trent Williams is slated to make 12 million this year, largely as result of the salary slot dictated by his draft position in 2010, which was fourth overall. For that kind of money, La Canfora says, you should expect a solid if not dominant player who knows enough to stay away from situations that will get him suspended for four games.Those are fair points. But Williams did start to come on before the suspension and at the age of 24 all certainly is not lost for him. His salary drops to 5 million next year and if he has the kind of season that Mike and Kyle Shanahan think he can, he could move into the bargains category.The other bad deal on the list belongs to DeAngelo Hall, who will make 6.5 million this year. Thats too much, says La Canfora, for a player who gambles and gets burned way too often and is a so-so tackler on his better days.Again, valid criticism. The only way Hall will be able to live up to his salary is if the Redskins can muster enough offense to be playing with the lead a substantial amount of the time. That would allow him to play more aggressively and pile up some interceptions. An improvement in the pass rush, which was decent at times last year, would help Hall as well.
LANDOVER, Md.—After a week of uncertainty about the status of starters Jordan Reed and Rob Kelley, the Redskins have announced their inactives against the Raiders.
The storylines leading into the matchup have centered on the matchup between quarterbacks Kirk Cousins and Derek Carr, as well as the resurgent return of Oakland's Marshawn Lynch.
REDSKINS vs. RAIDERS WEEK 3 INACTIVES
The following players are inactive for the Redskins:
- OL Tyler Catalina
- OL T.J. Clemmings
- CB Josh Holsey
- DE Anthony Lanier
- LB Mason Foster
- RB Rob Kelley
- TE Jordan Reed
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Kelley suffered a rib cartilage injury that knocked him out of the Redskins’ win over the Rams last week in the second quarter. There was hope all week that he could play as he participated in practice on a limited basis all week. He was listed as questionable for the game. His absence means that Mack Brown will be active for the first time this year. He may get some carries in relief of starter Samaje Perine.
Reed also was questionable. He was out of practice on Monday but he was able to come back and go on a limited basis the next two days. The Pro Bowler is one of Kirk Cousins’ favorite targets and his absence will be felt. Vernon Davis will start in his place and rookie Jeremy Sprinkle is active.
Foster was one of the Redskins’ heroes in the win last week, getting the game-clinching interception. He separated his shoulder during the game and popped it back into place and continued playing. Will Compton will start in his inside linebacker spot.
Sunday Night Football on NBC is in Washington, D.C. for Week 3 of the NFL Season as the Redskins (1-1) host the Raiders (2-0) in the most intriguing game of the early season.
The Redskins defense has two weeks of solid play under its belt but will need 60 minutes of elite defensive football in order to slow down Derek Carr, Marshawn Lynch, Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper. The Redskins dealt with a lot of nagging injuries following their win over the Rams in Week 2. Running back Rob Kelley won't be in uniform tonight and the status of Jordan Reed remains unclear.
That's important, because the Redskins will need to get the offense going in a hurry. Kirk Cousins, Terrelle Pryor and Jordan Reed — if healthy — will be asked to keep up with the Raiders' high-octane offense. A task easier said than done.
The Week 3 Sunday Night Football game between the Redskins and the Raiders takes place at 8:30 p.m. ET on Sunday at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. Redskins Kickoff with Chick Hernandez, Brian Mitchell and Trevor Matich airs live at 7:30 p.m. The trio returns at 11:30 p.m. ET for Redskins Extra.
Be sure to join us in the live blog below and leave a game comment in the comment section at the bottom.
REDSKINS VS. RAIDERS WEEK 3 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL LIVE BLOG:
7:04 p.m.: Here is the full list of inactives. Tonight could get interesting.
6:58 p.m.: No Rob Kelley or Jordan Reed for the Redskins tonight vs. the Raiders. Dang.
Rob Kelley and Jordan Reed inactive— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayCSN) September 24, 2017
6:40 p.m.: The inactive list should be coming out shortly. Will Jordan Reed be dressed? Rookie TE Jeremy Sprinkle was dressed and on the field for warmups if that is any indication.
6:35 p.m.: MARSHAWN LYNCH IS HERE AND OH MY GOD HE LOOKS LIKE A SUPERVILLIAN.
Beast Mode x Bane. pic.twitter.com/vrTkCuoQu8— Troy Machir (@TroyMachir) September 24, 2017
6 30 p.m.: Welcome to our Week 2 live blog of the Redskin vs. Rams game. It's me, Troy Machir again. You can follow JP Finlay and Rich Tandler too if you'd like. They're at FedEx Field for the game. That's cool and all, but since I'm here, I suggest you stick around.