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The Redskins have fumbled more than any team since 2001

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"The Redskins have fumbled the ball 27.4 times per season and lost about 14.1 of them (51%)." --- [Via this study by r/NFL, h/t to r/Redskins]

Redskins expect to sign Brandon Scherff very soon

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"Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan said later that he hopes to have Scherff, the No. 5 overall selection, under contract before the start of rookie minicamp, which runs Friday-Sunday at Redskins Park." --- [via CSN Washington]

Goodell Drops the Ginger Hammer: Brady Suspended 4 Games, Patriots Lose Draft Picks and $1 Million

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The New England Patriots were notified today of the following discipline that has been imposed for violations of the NFL Policy on Integrity of the Game and Enforcement of Competitive Rules relating to the use of under-inflated footballs in the AFC Championship Game of this past season:

For the violation of the playing rules and the failure to cooperate in the subsequent investigation, the New England Patriots are fined $1 million and will forfeit the club’s first-round selection in the 2016 NFL Draft and the club’s fourth-round selection in the 2017 NFL Draft. If the Patriots have more than one selection in either of these rounds, the earlier selection shall be forfeited. The club may not trade or otherwise encumber these selections.

Full NFL Statement Statement from Tom Brady's Agent:

"The discipline is ridiculous and has no legitimate basis. In my opinion, this outcome was pre-determined; there was no fairness in the Wells investigation whatsoever. There is no evidence that Tom directed footballs be set at pressures below the allowable limits. In fact, the evidence shows Tom clearly emphasized that footballs be set at pressures within the rules. Tom also cooperated with the investigation and answered every question presented to him.

The Wells Report presents significant evidence, however, that the NFL lacks standards or protocols with respect to its handling of footballs prior to games; this is not the fault of Tom or the Patriots. The report also presents significant evidence the NFL participated with the Colts in some type of pre-AFC Championship Game planning regarding the footballs. This fact may raise serious questions about the integrity of the games we view on Sundays. We will appeal, and if the hearing officer is completely independent and neutral, I am very confident the Wells Report will be exposed as an incredibly frail exercise in fact-finding and logic.

The NFL has a well-documented history of making poor disciplinary decisions that often are overturned when truly independent and neutral judges or arbitrators preside, and a former federal judge has found the commissioner has abused his discretion in the past, so this outcome does not surprise me. Sadly, today’s decision diminishes the NFL as it tells its fans, players and coaches that the games on the field don’t count as much as the games played on Park Avenue."

Redskins GM compares Matt Jones to Marshawn Lynch

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"Matt Jones reminds me a lot—a lot—of Marshawn from the standpoint that he’s north-south, he’s downhill and he’s not afraid of contact," Redskins General Manager Scot McCloughan said this week on ESPN 980." --- [via CSN Washington]

Ryan Kerrigan and the Redskins Continue to Talk Contract Extension

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"We're in talks," he said. "It's between my agent and the team. I get little updates here and there. From what I understand, they've been good talks so far and hopefully I can be in Washington for a long time."

If not, Kerrigan becomes a prized free agent. He had 13.5 sacks last season, bringing his four-year total to 38 in 64 games. He led the league in forced fumbles in 2014. Kerrigan was a dominant player, but it didn't earn him a spot in the Pro Bowl.

"In the end, it's not a huge deal but you keep it in the back of your mind this time of year when you're working out and training and you need to find a little motivation," Kerrigan said.

DeSean Jackson Discusses LeSean McCoy Saying Chip Kelly Cut 'All the Good Black Players'

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"I mean, honestly, I'm further along than that. It's been two years since I've been removed from the Philadelphia Eagles. I'm just excited where I'm at. I don't really want to get to caught up in what's going on over there in Philadelphia. LeSean McCoy is one of my great friends and he's a great running back – he's one of the best in the league – and I look at myself as one of the best receivers in the league. So as far as being removed from there, I can't understand, why would you get rid of your best players on the team? It's their loss. Moving forward, the teams we're with now is the team's that's winning, the teams that's gaining more of a respect of having them type of guys on the team."

Preston Smith had a Custom Redskins Graduation Cap Made

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My cap for graduation tomorrow #HTTR thanks to @fro_punzel

A photo posted by Preston Smith (@prestonsmith94) on

Second Round Pick OLB Preston Smith in his Graduation Gown and Redskins Hat

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