GrahamGano may have won the Redskins kicking battle.OnMonday morning, the team released veteran Neil Rackers, according to ESPNsAdam Schefter, potentially clearing the way for Gano to return for his fourthseason in Washington. Itis, however, possible the Redskins will sign another kicker to compete withGano.Rackerswas signed in April to challenge Gano, who last season made 75.6 percent of his41 field goal attempts, a figure no doubt impacted by having five blocked.AlthoughRackers made more of his field goals in training camp, he wasnt impressive enough tojustify cutting Gano, who boasts a stronger leg and is 10 years younger.Inthree preseason games, Rackers was 1 for 2, missing from 54 yards. Gano did notattempt a field goal.NFLteams must cut down from 90 players to 75 by today 4 p.m. deadline, and news of more departureswill trickle out of Redskins Park in the coming hours.
Josh Norman is a man of many talents — at least on the football field, and in the friendliest possible way, he was reminded of that this weekend during a charity basketball game.
Opposite of the defensive nightmare Norman can be for receivers, the New York Knicks' Kyle O’Quinn had a little fun with the Redskins cornerback and the 10-inch height difference they share during the during Bam Bam’s Spring Jam at the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Virginia.
O'Quinn got the ball and went up for a particularly easy dunk as Norman jumped and tried to swat the ball away but his effort was futile.
While this was all in good fun, Norman should probably stick to football.
Former Virginia Tech defenseive back and current Seattle Seahawk Kam Chancellor's foundation is behind the charity game, which also included Redskins' Lynden Trail, Marshawn Lynch, Michael Bennett and Antoine Bethea.
On Memorial Day, people all over the United States stop to reflect on the freedoms provided for by the military. Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is no different.
"So grateful for living in this country and understanding that that came at a price and I just want to say thank you," Cousins said.
Speaking after an OTA session last week with military members in attendance, Cousins explained that he appreciates the added sense of history and obligation that comes from living in and around D.C.
"It’s a good reminder why it’s such a benefit to play here in Washington. It just feels like it’s that much more real with Andrews Air Force Base here and so many soldiers here. There’s something special about playing for the city of Washington, D.C. and driving 30 minutes into the city and going by the White House and the Pentagon and the monuments."
The Redskins hosted military members from multiple branches at their OTAs, and afterwards, Cousins and a numbr of other players signed autographs.
"You say ‘Man, I want to give these soldiers, these fans something to cheer about and make them excited and bring this city together.' Hopefully winning football games can do that. What a great thing. That’s the vision we’re chasing," the Redskins passer said. "Hopefully we can get it done this season."
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