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Redskins Players React on Social Media to Reported Kendall Fuller Trade

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Since the first whispers of the Redskins trading with the Kansas City Chiefs to acquire quarterback Alex Smith were spoken last night, Redskins players came alive on social media to express their thoughts on the biggest news of the night in Washington (outside of what was taking place in the Capitol building). With cries of “fake news,” erroneously updated Wikipedia pages, and a few laugh-worthy GIFs, some players took a more humorous approach to the topic, especially before news broke that the player Washington is letting go is talented young corner back Kendall Fuller, while others, like D.J. Swearinger, unleashed a torrent of unhappy sentiments (including since-deleted tweets). While Chris Thompson, Niles Paul, and Dustin Hopkins all chimed in, in the end, the defensive players from the team dominated the online conversation.

Unbelievably (or, really not unbelievably at all, given how things seem to go down in Ashburn), Fuller was among the players who seemed to learn about the trade after the deal was done, and he shared his reactions through his tweets and Instagram post. Noticeably absent from the stream seemed to be reactions either welcoming Alex Smith or saying farewell to presumably long-gone quarterback Kirk Cousins (barring one tweet from Swearinger).

Check out the timeline of players’ reactions below.