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Daily Slop: Pics of RGIII's Day at the Circus; A Great Riggins Story from 1985

Redskins media links roundup.


Morning Pixels: James Andrews says RGIII is superhuman
"RGIII is one those superhumans. First patient I ever had like that was Bo Jackson. And then recently I, of course, had Adrian Peterson, who is also a superhuman. And they have an unbelievable ability to recover, where the normal human being may not be able to recover."

Pictures: RGIII plays football with an elephant, wears a glittery jacket at the circus
Here he is at Verizon Center on Sunday throwing to Kelly Ann, described by her employers — the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus — as the "largest wide receiver on earth."

Clinton Portis: NFL is becoming flag football
"Now all of a sudden you’re asking smaller guys to keep their chest exposed, and somebody hits you on your chest; now you’ve got the sternum, you’ve got ribs, you’ve got all of that area that you need to protect. So what’s gonna be the next thing?….They’re trying to protect so much in the game, that you might as well turn it into flag football."

The Redskins Blog | Friends’ Pact Turns Dream Come True for Chris Baker
In the case of Redskins NT Chris Baker, it was a pact with two of his high school teammates from Windsor (CT) that one day they would all be playing in the National Football League.

Ranking the Redskins Quarterbacks-

Taking a look at what tiers the Redskins quarterbacks rank.

Breakfast links: That pesky Cruz contract - NFC East Blog - ESPN
Gary Myers reports that the Giants have offered wide receiver Victor Cruz more than $7 million per year

Recapping and analyzing the Redskins’ moves in free agency – Blogging the bEast
That would be 195.8 rushing yards per game vs NFC East, as they steamrolled the Giants to the tune of 455 rushing yards, and the Cowboys to the tune of 423. For those reasons, it makes a lot of sense why the Redskins would want to maintain that continuity.

Recapping and analyzing the Cowboys’ moves in free agency – Blogging the bEast
The Cowboys did virtually nothing so far this offseason to improve their team, because… well, they can’t. Instead, all they did was push guaranteed money into future years, which will inhibit their ability to get better during free agency in 2014 and 2015. They also guaranteed that they’ll be stuck with a number of players who are already in decline, and others whose play could begin to fall off.

How much money did your team pay in fines in 2012? – Blogging the bEast
Redskins rank 7th most.

Since 2011, the Redskins have accounted for 14.6% of the NFL’s suspensions for violating their policies on substance abuse or performance enhancing drugs – Blogging the bEast
Redskins rank 1st. Hmm. (Phillip Buchanon, Trent Williams, Fred Davis, Tanard Jackson, Cedric Griffin, Jordan Black, Rob Jackson).

Bills join Redskins in pursuit of Fred Davis [updated]

Ravens to play NFL’s season-opening game on the road
The NFL, unable to resolve a conflict with a previously scheduled Orioles baseball game in Baltimore, will send the Super Bowl champion Ravens on the road for pro football’s season-opening contest Sept. 5, the league announced Friday.

Pass rusher Elvis Dumervil agrees to join the Baltimore Ravens - The Washington Post
Dumervil’s five-year deal is for a maximum of $35 million according to multiple reports. It includes $12 million guaranteed and $8.5 million for the 2013 season.

36-Year-Old John Riggins Held Out (Successfully) For More Money in 1985 | Fatpickled
The 17 day holdout would result in Riggins receiving the largest 1 year contract in the history on the NFL for a running back, $825,000…not exactly chump change 28 years ago. To recap…hold-out running back, 36 yrs old, bad back and hips…Riggins was just 3 weeks removed from an arrest for being drunk-in-public in Reston, VA.

The Ballad of Big John (Riggins) | Fatpickled