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Daily Slop: Gruden Impressed With Chris Thompson; Looking at the Redskins Draft Status

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NFL announces 32 nominees for Walter Payton Man of the Year - NFL.com
The NFL today announced the 32 players who have been named their team's Man of the Year. From granting scholarships to forming foundations promoting literacy, to getting kids active, these players represent the best of the NFL's commitment to philanthropy and community impact and are now eligible to win the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, presented by Nationwide.

Nick Foles not cleared to play for Eagles, out Week 16 - NFL.com
Mark Sanchez will get another week to prove he can hang as Chip Kelly's starting quarterback. Kelly told reporters Monday in Philadelphia that Nick Foles (collarbone) did not receive medical clearance to begin serious game week preparation. On Sunday, Kelly said he was unsure what would happen if Foles got the green light.

Seifert: Week 15 officiating review - ESPN
While Griffin did regain possession, his initial bobble made the play fundamentally different than a runner who crosses into the end zone without first fumbling. That instance is a touchdown, and anything that happens afterward is moot. Griffin, however, had the added requirement of maintaining possession through "the process of contacting the ground," and as counterintuitive as that might seem, he clearly did not hit that threshold. With a big assist from replay, Triplette landed on the right call according to the rulebook.

Colt McCoy's neck remains an issue; Jason Hatcher bothered by knee - ESPN

Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy remains bothered by his neck injury and could end up on injured reserve, while defensive end Jason Hatcher continues to have problems with his knee, putting his status for Saturday’s game in jeopardy.

Analyzing the Washington Redskins' draft status - ESPN

The Washington Redskins, of course, want to win their last two games and perhaps damage the playoff standing of a division rival. But pretty soon the attention will turn toward the NFL draft, and these next two games will determine where they'll pick.

Washington Redskins wakeup call - ESPN

While the Redskins aren't likely to make any changes along the offensive line for the final two games (really, the only guy they could play is rookie guard Spencer Long). But one player Gruden wants to see more of is second-year running back Chris Thompson.

DeSean moves on, says he doesn't miss the Eagles

"Nope. I don't miss the team. I don't miss the organization," Jackson told The Inquirer. "There's no point in living in the past. This is my team. This is where I am for better or worse. Do you live in the past? It's no way to live."

WRCF Hosts Skins Santa Shoppe At FedExField

The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and the U.S. Marines on Monday joined together to host the Skins Santa Shoppe at FedExField in Landover, Md.

Ryan Kerrigan: "Gotta Play the Role of Spoiler"

Redskins Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan talks about the tough loss on Sunday against the Giants

Colt McCoy Stops, Stares as Cell Phone Goes Off in Redskins Post-Game (Video) " CBS DC

"Excuse me. Who is that?" Tony Wyllie can be overheard. "Sir … no, leave, leave, leave, leave. Please." "It got super awkward after like the 7th ring," an unnamed source informed me. "[The culprit] turned it off about a half second before Tony launched him into space."

Redskins Cut Chase Minnifield from Injured Reserve - Hogs Haven

He was once considered a free 2nd rounder when he was signed as an undrafted free agent, and now he has been cut from the team...again.

With Colt McCoy ailing, Redskins to turn back to Robert Griffin III on Saturday - Washington Times

Griffin will replace Colt McCoy, who started the last three games for the Redskins but was unable to play more than a dozen snaps after aggravating a neck injury in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the New York Giants.

Need to Know: Redskins RB Chris Thompson impresses Gruden | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

Chris Thompson played 20 snaps against the Giants in his NFL debut from scrimmage. He caught three passes for 22 yards and a touchdown and ran three times for 12 yards. "I was impressed with Chris," said Gruden. "I think Chris has earned the right to get more chances as a third down back."

Will Hatcher return to the Redskins in 2015? | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Hatcher has been something of a disappointment this year after signing a four-year, $27.5 million contract with $10.5 million guaranteed. The Redskins gave him that deal after he racked up 11 sacks for the Cowboys last year, hoping for more of the same.

Jay Gruden ROASTS B-Mitch with comeback on STL | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Brian Mitchell has composed poems critiquing the Redskins in recent weeks. Well, wouldn't you know it, Jay Gruden watches SportsTalk Live and happened to see them.

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