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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The NFL has told all staff except for operationally critical staff to work from home until further notice beginning tomorrow — “out of an abundance of caution and with the health and safety of our communities as our foremost priority."— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2020
The NFL is considering contingencies regarding the NFL draft and other upcoming events on its schedule (the annual league meeting, possibly even free agency), a source said. League leaders are "discussing all matters. Stay tuned," the source said.— MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) March 12, 2020
I’ve been taking calls from concerned scouts around the NFL for the last 24 hours. Some of these guys (or close family members) have dealt with serious health issues in the past and are nervous about the travel associated with pro days. We have 1-4 yrs of game tape, 330+ (cont)— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) March 12, 2020
Hearing from execs from NFL teams who are shocked team headquarters are still open and not all work from home. Many think it only makes sense to bump league year and all events back a few weeks. "It's 2020. We have the technology. What the hell are we doing here?"— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 12, 2020
I for one am weirded out that the Redskins seem to be making a proactive, smart decision on travel.— Sean Kennedy (@EatSleepRedskin) March 12, 2020
From XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck to me and @TomPelissero: "Currently, the XFL will not be playing its regular season games. All players will be paid their base pay & benefits for '20 regular season. All XFL ticket holders will be issued refunds or credit towards future games."— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2020
The XFL has advised players they can sign immediately with teams in the NFL or any other league once their exit physicals are complete tomorrow, per sources. So for the stars — Josh Johnson, P.J. Walker, Jordan Ta’amu, et al. — a chance to land quickly.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 13, 2020
Unfortunate about the XFL. Obviously nothing they could prepare for but I hope they come back strong in 2021. Really was a fun set of games with some innovative rules.— Jason_OTC (@Jason_OTC) March 13, 2020
The NFL says it has no plans to move the start of the league year. Still on for next Wednesday, March 18.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 12, 2020
A lot of moving parts in the NFL today, as the CBA vote continued, many teams announced changes in light of COVID-19 ... and some draft prospects were caught in the middle. @nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/3fSf1IFuxq— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 12, 2020
There is a social pandemic going on, too. The Corona Tough Guy.— Kyle Brandt (@KyleBrandt) March 12, 2020
Have you met him? Ignore him. Do what makes you feel safe. pic.twitter.com/YOxJlf9pJv
Kansas and Duke bow out of the NCAA Tournament, and now the ball's clearly in the NCAA's court. Remember, they don't make much money off football, because they don't control the postseason. March Madness is really it for them.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 12, 2020
Money shouldn't be driving this decision. But ...
COVID-19 Impact on sports just today:— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 12, 2020
* NCAA tournament ❌
* NHL: postponed
* MLB: postponed 2 weeks
* MLS: postponed
* NFL owners meetings: ❌
* Boston Marathon: postponed
* All NCAA spring sports: ❌
* ATP: postponed 6 weeks
* 10+ NFL teams closing facilities/canceling travel
College sports get cancelled and the SEC figures out a cure within 12 hours— Goodberry (@JoeGoodberry) March 12, 2020
Sooo sports totally hit the pause button now. I bet PornHub is about to have record numbers— ᑎIᑕK ᗩᔕᕼOOᕼ (@NickAshooh) March 12, 2020
It would be very wise for premium cable (HBO, Showtime), streaming services (Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Amazon) & regular networks to launch new or upcoming shows/movies should the country be forced to quarantine like Italy is currently doing. Give us something to watch for 2 weeks.— Jay (@RedskinsCult) March 12, 2020
If you’re wondering whether it’s an overreaction to cancel large gatherings and public events (and I love basketball), here’s a useful primer as to why these measures can slow the spread of the virus and save lives. We have to look out for each other. https://t.co/Ld7Uc8sPTQ— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 12, 2020
The Patriots have officially picked up the 2020 option for CB Jason McCourty, per source. McCourty had another rock solid year in 2019, starting 10 of 12 games. He will carry a cap charge of $5.5M for this season.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 12, 2020
Justin Herbert doing Justin Herbert things pic.twitter.com/bRB75Ah70S— William Cornell (@raincityseries) March 13, 2020
This is awesome. Proud of you, friend.— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) March 13, 2020
And if you're an up and comer in the business and want someone to answer your questions...take advantage of this. https://t.co/RXS3POzH8A
Tom Hanks survived D-Day.— Adam Duxter (@News3Adam) March 12, 2020
Tom Hanks survived Vietnam.
Tom Hanks survived being stranded on a deserted island.
Tom Hanks survived an attack from pirates.
Tom Hanks survived a plane crash into the Hudson River.
Tom Hanks will survive COVID-19.
Would it be rude to send Tom Hanks a volleyball while he’s in quarantine?— Whitney Cummings (@WhitneyCummings) March 13, 2020
In global disaster movies, there’s always a scientist who’s like, WE HAVE TO ACT NOW OR PEOPLE WILL DIE and some government guy who’s like, YOU’RE BLOWING THIS OUT OF PROPORTION and I’m like, NO ONE WOULD REACT TO INFO LIKE THAT IN REAL LIFE.— DL (@davelozo) March 12, 2020
My apologies to those movies.
I think we all need to hit CTRL + ALT + DLT at the same time tomorrow. How does noon eastern work for everyone??— Michael Eaves (@michaeleaves) March 12, 2020