The Daily Twitter will be posted at the beginning of every day (at midnight in Washington, DC). The goal is to give readers a handy spot to check the Redskins beat writers & bloggers, and national sports journalists to keep up on the latest news about the Redskins, the NFL, and sports in general, along with a smattering of other things.
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Good note for #Redskins fans. The team looks to win its 4th straight road opener Sunday in Philadelphia against the Eagles.— Lake Lewis Jr (@LakeLewis) September 3, 2019
This was the expectation but now official: #Redskins LT Trent Williams did not show up at the team facility today to practice with his team. His holdout continues into the regular season and he won’t play Sunday — at least.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 4, 2019
How in the HELL could this clown and Belichick co-exist??? https://t.co/8vDcehZUfP— Mark Tyler(Hogs Haven) (@Tiller56) September 3, 2019
EVERYTIME THEY TEAR YOU DOWN, IMA BUILD YOU BACK UP pic.twitter.com/EYROlZs6rf— Jeremy Reaves (@JR1ERA) September 1, 2019
If Trent Williams misses Week 1, he is libel to lose 638,235 dollars.— George Carmi (@Gcarmi21) September 3, 2019
Is there anything in this world that would prevent you from working with that much money on the line? Pretty sure I could suck it up. #Redskins pic.twitter.com/oM9b5qWr1p
Interesting line from DHall on this pod: Bruce told me he asked Trent “tell me who to fire and I’ll fire them”. Trent’s response “Man, I don’t want to cost nobody their job. I don’t want to put anybody’s livelihood in my hands” https://t.co/N5aUx9N7kQ— Mark Bullock (@MarkBullockNFL) September 3, 2019
For those of you not old enough to remember it, which is most of you, Dexter Manley once held out until a few days before the season opener.— Mark Phillips (@RedskinsReview) September 3, 2019
He played in that game had two sacks and dominated the game.
Talent shows up all the time#HTTR #Redskins
Wow!— Chris Russell (@Russellmania621) September 3, 2019
A. That would have been a completely disastrous PR blow.
B. It wouldn't have made any sense.
C. It continues to prove how Jay's power/control has been reduced.
D. It would have been a typical #Redskins move. #NFL https://t.co/ROgg22im7i
The problem I have with 106.7 isn’t the occasional negativity, it’s that it dominates nearly every story and narrative they put out there. They’re totally tone deaf to the idea that ‘the fan’ doesn’t want to see their team crucified 24/7. Zero balance in what they report. https://t.co/xvnSYB584r— BGObsession.com (@BGObsession) September 4, 2019
"This isn't to blow smoke, but this is probably one of the best fronts we're going to face all season," Eagles coach Doug Pederson said about Washington's defensive line going up against his offensive line #HTTR— Rhiannon Walker (@InstantRHIplay) September 4, 2019
Colt McCoy is out for Sunday. No surprise there. He visited Dr. Anderson again to make sure things progressing OK. Still about strengthening his right leg; his plant leg.— John Keim (@john_keim) September 4, 2019
DNP: Moreau, McCoy— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) September 4, 2019
Limited: Reed, McKinzy
Reed and McKinzy both in concussion protocol. McCoy to see another specialist, per Gruden.
Gruden says Reed will go through the protocol and increase day by day. If there’s no setback, he’ll probably play Sunday. If he gets stuck at some point or regresses, he won’t.— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) September 4, 2019
Gruden said not sure yet how many RBs will be active. If only 3, then 1 needs to help on special teams. Smallwood signed in part because he can help there. Will be interesting to see what they do here, if 3 or 4.— John Keim (@john_keim) September 4, 2019
One note on corner Fabian Moreau: did not practice. He’s a longshot to play vs Philadelphia.— John Keim (@john_keim) September 4, 2019
Jay Gruden told us the RB workload starts with Derrius Guice. Does that mean Adrian Peterson is next for touches? Well, it may depend on whether the Redskins keep 3 or 4 backs active Sunday. Reading between the lines on Gruden today: pic.twitter.com/VJ5f4omZMD— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) September 4, 2019
Insert all the heart emojis pic.twitter.com/wMHaZ8AmrL— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) September 4, 2019
Montae Nicholson says he feels very lucky to be in the #Redskins locker room and starting again. Knows how rare it is to get a chance like this. Kyshoen Jarrett has been a good influence on him too— Pete Hailey (@PeteHaileyNBCS) September 4, 2019
Eagles coach Doug Pederson insisted the praise wasn't because of who they were facing this week. He means it: The Redskins have a strong defensive front. It's hard to disagree with his assessment. Pederson said, "This is probably one of the better... https://t.co/CtSqV9bOBu— John Keim (@john_keim) September 4, 2019
DeSean Jackson will play Sunday against the Redskins, Eagles coach Doug Pederson said.— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) September 4, 2019
From NFL Now on @nflnetwork: Aaron Rodgers gifted 375 @vicispro helmets to three California high schools, including his alma mater Pleasant Valley, in an area affected by wildfires last year. pic.twitter.com/vByBxJv5Vm— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 4, 2019
I dont want to see ANY Eagles fans talkin about "GO DeSean" on Sunday pic.twitter.com/6OVc6GJ0JG— Chris Bryant (@HogfarmerChris) September 3, 2019
2019 NFL Rosters by Original Draft Slot— Jason_OTC (@Jason_OTC) September 3, 2019
Rd 1- 14.3%
Rd 2- 11.0%
Rd 3- 11.1%
Rd 4- 9.9%
Rd 5- 8.6%
Rd 6- 8.4%
Rd 7- 5.7%
The #Cowboys & RB Ezekiel Elliott agree on a 6-year, $90M extension that makes him the highest-paid RB in the NFL, sources tell me and @SlaterNFL. Roughly half guaranteed. In all, it's $103M over 8 years—the 1st Cowboy to eclipse $100M in total value, the richest RB contract.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 4, 2019
Source says Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott takes home $50 million in guarantees, eclipsing Todd Gurley’s mark of $45 million. So there’s another one.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) September 4, 2019
So... did the #Cowboys just guarantee Zeke for 2019 and 2020 (13-mil), slap a 37-mil bonus prorated over 5 years atop that, and then add 2-3 years of silly money on the back end?— Mike Tanier (@MikeTanier) September 4, 2019
In terms of average contract value per year top spending per team on RB/FB— Jason_OTC (@Jason_OTC) September 4, 2019
1 49ers- $20.5M
2 Cowboys- $19.3M
3 Rams- $17.1M
4 Texans- $16.7M
5 Jets- $16.2M
6 Cardinals- $14.3M
7 Patriots- $14.2M
8 Falcons- $11.2M
9 Jaguars- $10.9M
10 Giants- $10.7M
NFL avg= $8.6M
#Cowboys extensions:— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) September 4, 2019
• DeMarcus Lawrence: 5-yrs, $105M w/ $65M guaranteed
• Jaylon Smith: 5-yrs, $64.5M w/ $35.5M guaranteed.
• La’el Collins: 5-yrs, $50M w/ $35M guaranteed.
• Ezekiel Elliott: 6-yrs, $90M w/ $50M guaranteed.
—> Still waiting: Dak, Amari & Byron Jones.
Since entering the NFL in 2016, Zeke leads the NFL in:— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 4, 2019
* Rushing yards: 4,048
* Carries: 868
* 100-yard rushing games: 19
* 20+ carry games: 28
* Total touches: 1,003
* Runs of 20+ yards: 30
Productive. A workhorse. Just 24 years old.
Meanwhile, Saints RB Alvin Kamara, one of the NFL's top dynamic weapons out of the backfield, enters the third year of his rookie contract, which pays a base salary of $807,500 in 2019. https://t.co/4W2L8QoZGX— Herbie Teope (@HerbieTeope) September 4, 2019
Thats really the decision. Either do the big extension after year 3 and have hugs all around or play out the rookie contract, consider the tag until you dont need him and have a constant fight with the player over his contract. Really those are the only two options. https://t.co/pJ4VzdONeu— Jason_OTC (@Jason_OTC) September 4, 2019
I don’t have anything to say on the Zeke contract that you haven’t read elsewhere. Based on everything we know about running back value, it’s a massive mistake.— Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) September 4, 2019
Congratulations, you are the proud owner of a 40 year upside down mortgage. And it requires No Money Down. That's the *best* part!!!!— Mike Tanier (@MikeTanier) September 4, 2019
Melvin Gordon and his camp knew Zeke was going to surpass Gurley’s deal, which is why $10m per year (2/3rds of the top of the market) wasn’t enough for him. We can argue about his tactics but hard to make a case he shouldn’t be pissed the #Chargers never budged off that number.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 4, 2019
Mayock’s trying to establish a culture. This will either work or completely blow up in his face. Brown helping instead of being the example being made would be ultra helpful but he doesn’t give two you know whats bc he’s all about him all the time. https://t.co/amJbOvXqu8— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) September 4, 2019
Can you imagine skipping work a bunch and forcing your colleagues and bosses to make up for your absence and causing everyone headaches? Then acting like you are a victim because they penalize you for no-showing and leaving them high and dry?— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) September 4, 2019
La’el Collins’ five-year extension actually created $5.7 million in cap space for the Cowboys this season, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 3, 2019
Wonder where that cap space might go....
Insert nervous laughter from Chiefs and Texans fans here. https://t.co/zwDrDhMNi9— Brett Kollmann (@BrettKollmann) September 4, 2019
Kirk Cousins Career Stats:— Seph Porter (@Breakemdownseph) September 4, 2019
Record in Primetime Games: 6-13
Record on Monday & Thursday Night: 1-12
Record vs. Winning Teams: 5-25
Record vs. Winning Teams in 2018: 1-6
Career Road Record: 13-23-2
Post-season Record: 0-1 https://t.co/p1eHUmakvS
Chargers want a first-round pick and a fifth-round pick for Melvin Gordon https://t.co/Z0Lh4wWS6D— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 3, 2019
Did a little digging around on the Melvin Gordon trade market. To give you an idea of where it is, only offer I came across was from Philly.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) September 4, 2019
In that deal, Jordan Howard would go to LA, the teams would swap mid-round picks, and the Chargers would eat salary. LA obviously said no.
So, the new Twitter fad is "Analytics people are fiends costing RBs money because they are, um, pointing out the many dangers of overvaluing them?"— Mike Tanier (@MikeTanier) September 4, 2019
Okey dokey then.
This feels like an odd place for Doctson to go to. He didn’t really mesh well with Cousins, who didn’t appear to have the trust in Doctson to get open consistently and use that vertical separation. That said, Cousins has gotten better at that in Minn https://t.co/l4iNUUUhoY— Mark Bullock (@MarkBullockNFL) September 3, 2019
Chargers have signed DL Anthony Lanier back to their practice squad. He was waived Saturday, had five sacks for Redskins in 2017.— Greg Auman (@gregauman) September 1, 2019
It's not even week one yet and AB is already skipping walk throughs and complaining about fines.— Brett Kollmann (@BrettKollmann) September 4, 2019
The Pittsburgh metro area might literally run out of tea to sip by mid-October. https://t.co/tKx0E98WUb
Never thought to do that in school. pic.twitter.com/LAfKQSSis2— HeresTrev (@HeresTrev) September 4, 2019
This graph shows the standard deviation in passing efficiency — that is, how big of a difference there is between the good and bad teams at passing — each year since 1970.— Football Perspective (@fbgchase) September 4, 2019
The variation in passing efficiency among NFL teams is on the decline. https://t.co/fcbuDq1B2A pic.twitter.com/7Oqr3lDkFu
I know a lot of people loved Hard Knocks this year. Loved AB. Loved Gruden. It wasn’t for me. Thought it was the worst season I’ve ever watched.— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) September 4, 2019
Very limited storylines. Access wasn’t as good. Gruden came off as some movie coach more than a real NFL coach.
Colts: An unidentified buyer offered $3.2 billion for the team, but the team is not for sale.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 4, 2019
Possible translation: The team may be for sale, if someone is willing to offer more than $3.2 billion.https://t.co/oUiIguj3qh
The Titans signed a 5-foot-8, 160-pound kicker today, and I have heard no passionate complaints about how it will affect the sanctity of the game if the delicate waif ever has to tackle someone.— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) September 4, 2019
Go ahead, trash our fan base. Tell us we haven’t won a playoff series. We don’t care what you think. This team is real and you’re scared. https://t.co/kIGhie6Ysl— Monty Taylor (@Mdavistaylor) September 4, 2019
Today's back pages hold no punches. pic.twitter.com/6SK7v7srEt— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) September 4, 2019
The pix taken by the @NOAA_HurrHunter leave me in awe. This is in the eye of #Dorian as they do the lifesaving of work of flying into the storm to offer better forecasting. This is called the “stadium effect” and is reserved for the most well-formed and dangerous hurricanes. pic.twitter.com/eDnFoSlQ3v— Justin Michaels (@JMichaelsNews) September 1, 2019