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Saturday Slop: Reed re-signing and other Redskins stories

A look at the top Redskins stories of the day.

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Jordan Reed's health matters, QB stats plummet without him | ESPN Redskins Blog

It's safe to say his presence makes a difference. But just in case you didn't realize that, here's what the numbers say: In his first three seasons, quarterbacks had a 94.0 passer rating when he was on the field, completing 68.6 percent of their passes for 34 touchdowns and 21 interceptions. Last season, quarterback Kirk Cousins posted a 111.8 passer rating with Reed in the game, completing 71.8 percent of his throws with 24 touchdowns and four interceptions. He averaged 8.14 yards per pass attempt.

Vernon Davis, NFL players spoof fantasy players in 'Insider Amy Schumer' skit | ESPN Redskins Blog

But rather than watching a game, they watched average workers going through their daily lives. The skit opens with three men who are actual fantasy football players, with one ripping into Davis for dropping a pass. As one of the three men drops his beer, the camera cuts to the athletes watching these three guys on TV.

Redskins undrafted Free agents include mammoth tackle, big receiver | ESPN Redskins Blog

Reggie Diggs, WR, Richmond: At 6-foot-4, 200 pounds he offers the Redskins size at a position where they could use some. He's not a burner so he's not going to sprint past anyone, but he does have excellent leaping ability. Last season, Diggs caught 66 passes for 901 yards and five touchdowns. As a junior, he caught 85 passes for 1,157 yards and seven scores. He was a team captain.

After big deals the Redskins still have plenty of 2017 cap space | CSN Washington

That will be more than adequate space to pay Cousins and others who might be in line for new contracts. The key will be having a salary cap structure similar to those of other successful teams. Besides Norman, if the three veterans mentioned above are released the two highest-priced contracts signed by free agents will be Stephen Paea ($5.8 million cap number) and Ricky Jean Francois ($4 million). And Paea won't be around for that number if his play doesn't rise to that level.

Short term success got deals for Norman and Reed, why not Cousins? | CSN Washington

Let's take a look at the book on Norman's career. The first two and a half years of his career he spent time as either a shaky starter or on the bench. He made it as a full-time starter in the second half of the 2014 season and then achieved All-Pro status last year. So that's a good year and a half from him.

Led by Cousins, Redskins rule the NFLPA's Rising 50 list | CSN Washington

What is the Rising 50? According to the NFLPA, the second annual list identifies "players best positioned to rank among the top-sellers of all officially licensed merchandise and become future retail stars." The union says it takes into account on-field performance, fantasy league popularity and early demand from current sponsors and licensees.

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