All atwitter 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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Mel Kiper just now on ESPN:— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) February 27, 2020
"You can have all the Chase Young's you want, if you don't have the quarterback you're spinning your wheels... You take Tua at 2. No doubt about that... If Haskins turns out to be better than trade Tua. Let them battle it, see who the best man is."
This is not a blocking TE draft class. They're getting exposed on this sled drill.— Robbie Duncan (@RobbieDuncanOL) February 27, 2020
Adam Trautman an exception. Stephen Sullivan had a good rep too.
The best thing the #Redskins can do in Free Agency this year is retain 71, 77 and 75.— manny benton (@manny_benton) February 27, 2020
#Redskins coach Ron Rivera says he’s had good talks with Trent Williams but sources tell me and @RapSheet there’s still work to be done on that front, as Williams has communicated to the team he wants a new contract or a trade. pic.twitter.com/SG7EYDmuNR— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) February 27, 2020
Re: Trent Williams trade: "The Redskins would want a draft-pick package similar to the Texans trade that netted them a third-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft and a second-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft for left tackle Duane Brown." - @walterfootball— Hogs Haven (@HogsHaven) February 27, 2020
I’m told contract year LT Trent Williams has not been given permission to seek a trade, at this time. Williams communicated to the team he still wants a new deal or to be dealt, even after having a constructive meeting w/HC Ron Rivera as Mike Garafolo & Ian Rapoport 1st reported.— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) February 27, 2020
It will be interesting to see how Rivera handles the Trent Williams situation. Adding a Pro Bowl LT improves the team immediately, but he is rarely healthy for an entire season. Is a 10-12 game a season player worth $20M per? RR will have to decide that! #HTTR pic.twitter.com/pyIOF7UHod— Ed Sheahin (@NFLPhotoGuy) February 27, 2020
The Trent Williams situation is way less complicated than we're all making it. He should be traded. He should have been traded in 2019. It is outrageous that Bruce Allen botched that.— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) February 27, 2020
He now has one year left on his deal and the #Redskins should get what they can for him.
The national media, or at least @ShannonSharpe and @RealSkipBayless on @undisputed (for what that’s worth), are criticizing Coach Ron Rivera for his non-committal comments on Dwayne Haskins, comparing it to Coach McCarthy’s glowing review of Dak Prescott at the #NFLCombine.— Aberdeen Washington (@WashWinsRepeat) February 27, 2020
My other pet peeve is when people say ‘woah’. So many do. It’s wrong— John Keim (@john_keim) February 27, 2020
As he should. Whether you add Chase Young or not, Kerrigan was extremely good 16-18. Top 10-15 in the league during that stretch. Pretty fair chance he bounces back. https://t.co/mQQEpWbort— Steve Shoup (@Steveospeak) February 27, 2020
Chase Young rushes past the NFL Combine drills so he can focus on his long term goals: “I don’t want to waste time trying to be a combine athlete." | @BenStandig #HTTR #NFLCombine #OneDeMathahttps://t.co/FFstosl8A7— The Athletic DC (@TheAthleticDC) February 27, 2020
"It would be a blessing"— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) February 27, 2020
It seemed like every WR we asked yesterday said #OhioState CB Jeff Okudah was their toughest matchup.— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) February 26, 2020
Today, for the OL, that name is #Auburn DL Derrick Brown. Andrew Thomas, Isaiah Wilson and Lloyd Cushenberry all named Brown as the best D-Lineman they faced in college.
The coach literally said they will explore Tua.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) February 27, 2020
What Auburn DT Marlon Davidson loves about football: "You can hit a man, just pound him, and the police don't come." pic.twitter.com/U7MGRIp3Uq— Mike Tanier (@MikeTanier) February 27, 2020
#Auburn DL Marlon Davidson on what he loves most about the game:— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) February 27, 2020
“What I love most about the game is that I can literally go out there and hit a man consistently, and pound him, and the police won’t come.” pic.twitter.com/EgV9rtIcsL
Derrick Brown played basketball in high school.— Mike Tanier (@MikeTanier) February 27, 2020
"What was your position?"
"What was your style of play?"
"Dominant. " pic.twitter.com/vVbjylZDvd
LSU tight end Thaddeus Moss’ physical at the combine revealed a Jones fracture in his right foot and he will have surgery, sources tell me and @RapSheet. The son of hall of fame WR Randy Moss should be healthy in plenty of time for his rookie year.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 27, 2020
So far of the “value” tight ends I’m most impressed with Colby Parkinson. He moves so well for 6’7” 250, and tracked the ball well too.— Brett Kollmann (@BrettKollmann) February 27, 2020
This Tennessee TE is impressing me in the field drills.— Robbie Duncan (@RobbieDuncanOL) February 27, 2020
Definitely put on a lot of muscle and it cost him in the 40.— Connor Rogers (@ConnorJRogers) February 27, 2020
Was never expecting 4.5 type speed, but he looks faster than this on film https://t.co/VLnp5yW8bS
It's crazy to think Henry Ruggs could end up running the most disappointing 4.30 in the history of the NFL Combine. People will be legit disappointed. Let's keep expectations somewhat grounded here. Dude is fast. 40 time doesn't tell us anything we don't already know.— Bryan Perez (@BryanPerezNFL) February 27, 2020
Here is how Jon Gruden summed things up about @Raiders QB situation: “We have to continue to improve at that position, and we’re set out to do that. No matter how we do it.”— Vincent Bonsignore (@VinnyBonsignore) February 27, 2020
Giants named as potential Tom Brady suitor https://t.co/GNbvub6H5X— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) February 27, 2020
The Patriots still have not reached out to Tom Brady. According to a source, “it’s not looking good”— Karen Guregian (@kguregian) February 27, 2020
Tom Brady is currently operating under the belief that he will enter free agency to play somewhere other than New England next season, a sentiment the quarterback has shared with others, ESPN’s Jeff Darlington is repotting.https://t.co/SuOW4L1U6Q— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 27, 2020
I wonder if it'll be disputed whether Chris Jones is considered a defensive end or defensive tackle. He was a 3-4 end in his first 3 seasons, but a 4-3 tackle last season.— Nick Korte (@nickkorte) February 27, 2020
OTC currently projects the difference between the two tags at about $3.8M. ($19.3M for DE, $15.5M for DT) https://t.co/s0O1mgavj9
Jerry Jones wants Jason Witten back: “I would hope that he would not ever be anything but a Cowboy. I do think he can play. I think he can make a real contribution to the Cowboys.”— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) February 27, 2020
#LSU EDGE K’Laivon Chaisson: “I’m the most valuable player in this draft. When you hire someone, do you want someone that speaks one language or three languages? I can can speak three – rush the passer, drop in coverage, and I can play the run.”#FrontOffice33 I #NFLCombine pic.twitter.com/wXT5TND0Fo— Jordan Reid (@JReidNFL) February 27, 2020
Im signing with the Saints tomorrow https://t.co/ngWf8z3N9s— Junior Galette (@JovaisG) February 27, 2020
NFL owners watching players argue about the CBA on twitter pic.twitter.com/6HwSK8wFr5— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) February 27, 2020
You are clearly onto something because you’ll notice that it’s the QBs comments about the deal that you are continuing to see in the news. They make the league go.— Lance Zierlein (@LanceZierlein) February 27, 2020
A primary reason NFL players are expected to ratify the proposed CBA: Nearly 60% of league makes minimum base salaries, which would spike immediately by over 20% and eclipse $1 million for all players by 2029. From term sheet NFLPA sent to agents (in 1000s, by credited seasons): pic.twitter.com/kRbLlzqGjO— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 27, 2020
An interesting aspect of the proposed CBA that NFL players will vote on: The compensatory pick calculation would be revised to exclude many “core veterans,” including those who sign 1-year deals making less than $1.75 million. The hope is it allows players to sign more quickly.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 27, 2020
As far the yearly minimum salary increases each player should expect through his career, it does not seem to me that the proposed CBA is an improvement upon the current CBA in that regard.— Nick Korte (@nickkorte) February 27, 2020
More from Eric Winston on NFLPA's pending CBA vote: “I’ve said repeatedly there’ll be white smoke when there’s white smoke. Listen, the one thing we’re not doing is rushing into anything.... Every ‘I’ will be dotted. Every ‘t’ will be crossed. And when that happens, it happens.”— MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) February 26, 2020
Static throws. Scripted routes. The QB drills at the #NFL combine are outdated — and need to change.— Matt Bowen (@MattBowen41) February 26, 2020
We went to LA and filmed five new drills that showcase the traits of the modern QB. More movement and off-platform throws.
It’s up at ESPN: https://t.co/wVINBKjBB3
A student at DeKalb County’s Barack Obama Elementary School was assigned a report on John Carlos, the Olympic athlete known as much for his activism as he is his athleticism. So he brought John Carlos to school as part of the presentation... pic.twitter.com/tD2xDDnRXt— Marlon A. Walker (@marlonawalker) February 26, 2020