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Vernon Davis says Jay Gruden is a big reason why he wants to remain a Redskin

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Vernon Davis says Jay Gruden is a big reason why he wants to remain a Redskin

Three years into his head coaching career, Jay Gruden has compiled a 21-26-1 record. In his rookie season, the Redskins slogged through a 4-12 campaign, but he has helped guide Washington to two —albeit, both of them were barely — winning seasons since.

However, even after a playoff berth and near-playoff berth, many have wondered if Gruden and his .448 winning percentage really do belong at the helm of an NFL team. But in a #RedskinsTalk podcast discussion with CSN Insider JP Finlay, Vernon Davis sounded like he had no such doubts.

"Jay Gruden is probably one of my favorite coaches, all-time," Davis told Finlay. "And I say that because of his personality, his enthusiasm, his approach to the game. He's just a terrific coach. Everyone respects him, they look to him as a leader. He's just everything you could possibly want in a coach."

Davis didn't just stop there, though. He went as far to say that Gruden is a reason why staying in the Burgundy and Gold is such an attractive option for the free agent tight end. 

"I love him, I love him, and that's one of the other reasons that I wouldn't mind staying here," he said. "He allows the players to play really, really loose, and you want that in a coach."

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Aside from the way Gruden carries himself, it's obvious that Davis can fit in the coach's system. Last season showed that he, even as a No. 2 tight end behind Jordan Reed, can put up impressive numbers and be a featured weapon instead of an afterthought like he had been in previous years.

Add those things up, plus the fact that the 33-year-old is from the area, and he made it clear to Finlay that signing back with the Redskins is something he'd be very interested in doing.

"You know I'm letting my agent deal with that at the moment with hopes that I'll be back with the Washington Redskins," he answered when asked about free agency. "I'll just be optimistic about it. I would love to stay here because it's such a great organization. The locker room's amazing. I'm extremely happy here, and it would only make sense to stay here and continue to be a Washington Redskin."

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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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