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Redskins trade Barnes, make cuts

Redskins trade Barnes, make cuts

TheRedskins have traded cornerback Kevin Barnes to the Lions in exchange for aconditional draft pick, Coach Mike Shanahan confirmed Monday evening.Shanahandeclined to specify the conditions, though he indicated the 25-year-old Barnes mustmake Detroit's 53-man roster.Barnes,a former third-round draft pick, spent the past three seasons in Washington.His departure would appear to bode well for rookie Richard Crawford.Heresa football team that needs a corner, Shanahan said of Detroit. Barnes was athird-round draft pick whos got some great speed.
Alsoon Monday, the Redskins waived running backs Antwon Bailey and Lennon Creer, offensivelineman Chris Campbell, wide receivers Samuel Kirkland and Lance Lewis,quarterback Jonathan Crompton, linebacker Monte Lewis, guard Nick Martinez,tight end Beau Reliford and cornerback Morgan Trent. Lewis is negotiating aninjury settlement, while Trent already worked out a settlement.Theteam also released veteran offensive linemen James Lee and Tony Moll as well askicker Neil Rackers.Righttackle Jammal Brown, meantime, was moved activephysically unable to performlist to reservephysically unable to perform list. Brown, Shanahan saidearlier, underwent arthroscopic surgery on his ailing right hip last week andwill required four to six weeks of recovery."Realistically, from my perspective, you never know," Shanahan said of Brown. "You're always hoping that a guy is going to recover. But this has bothered him for a while. So you're keeping your fingers crossed that this surgery is going to help him."Teamshad to reduce their rosters from 90 players to 75 on Monday. On Friday, theymust trim to 53 before a 9 p.m. deadline.

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Bruce Allen goes full Belichick when talking about Snapchat

Bruce Allen goes full Belichick when talking about Snapchat

When it comes to incorrectly identifying the names of social media platforms, Bill Belichick is the standard-bearer and industry leader. Examples of terms recently uttered by the head coach include gems like "MyFace" and "Yearbook," as the football icon has demonstrated he's somewhat aware of the sites and apps yet doesn't really care about them.

Bruce Allen, though, may have just laid claim to Belichick's crown. In a 1-on-1 interview with CSN Redskins Insider JP Finlay, Allen discussed how he's not involved at all on social media and then proceeded to give Snapchat a glorious new name.

"I don't get to pay attention to everything," Allen told Finlay when asked if the team president keeps up with the constant rumors surrounding Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins.

"You're not on Twitter all the time?" Finlay interjected.

"No, I don't have Twitter," Allen answered, laughing, "and I'm not on Snapper-chapper or whatever it's called."

Allen was in the neighborhood by starting off with "Snap," but the rest of his attempt showed he's not exactly on the right street. Fortunately, unlike Belichick, Jay Gruden has gotten Snapchat's name right in the past, and could likely help Allen get used to the app if Allen ever decides to start using it.

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What has Bruce Allen noticed so far about Jim Tomsula? His snot

What has Bruce Allen noticed so far about Jim Tomsula? His snot

By signing free agents Stacy McGee and Terrell McClain, Bruce Allen handed new Redskins defensive line coach Jim Tomsula two pieces that the assistant apparently had his eyes on.

"He gave us specific instructions of the type of defensive lineman he was looking for and who he thought could fit our new defensive scheme," Allen told CSN Redskins Insider JP Finlay in a lengthy 1-on-1 interview at the owner's meetings in Phoenix.

So, after crossing those two names off of Tomsula's shopping list, what should Allen buy now for Tomsula? Well, after hearing the next part of Allen and Finlay's conversation, it sounds like a bunch of tissues would be appropriate.

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"Have you seen any of the Tomsula clips from the Combine?" Finlay asked Washington's team president, referring to the drills that Tomsula led in very intense fashion. "He's got some scary looking eyes."

"I saw it from watching on the field," Allen responded. "If there's a close-up of him, I'm sure they saw some live snot somewhere in there."

Tomsula has been a part of the Redskins organization for barely more than two months, and he's already intentionally collided with one draft prospect and also impressed/shocked/worried one of his bosses with the amount of mucus his nose produces.

Long live Jim Tomsula.

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