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Washington Redskins 2018 Season Preview

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Early this week, I previewed the 2018 Dallas Cowboys. Now, we are moving on to our nations Capitol, Washington, DC. Last season, Kirt Cousins was playing the 2017 season under the franchise tag playing for a new contract in 2018.

After the Washington Redskins went 7-9 and placed third in the NFC East, the Washington Redskins decided to part ways with the seven-year quarterback out of Michigan State. Now, heading into the 2018 season under fifth-year head coach Jay Gruden the Redskins are searching for Cousins replacement as the starting quarterback position.

Currently on the Redskins depth chart at quarterback is Colt McCoy and Alex Smith who was traded from the Kansas City Chiefs to the Washington Redskins. Another quarterback that was involved in a trade was Kenny Hogan, who for the last two seasons has been the backup quarterback for the Cleveland Browns.

The Washington Redskins don’t have long to find the next starting quarterback for the upcoming 2018 regular season. Their search begins tomorrow when the Redskins take on the Patriots. That game can be seen at 7:30 PM ET on the NFL Network and local broadcasts with the Washington Redskins and New England Patriots. Make sure to check local listings.

Then, after the preseason, the season kicksoff with the Washington Redskins will travel to Arizona to take on the Cardinals.

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Raiders’ Antonio Brown Settles Lawsuit

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New Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown, who was acquired via trade from the Pittsburgh Steelers earlier this offseason, has struck a settlement with a man, Ophir Sternberg, that claimed that he nearly killed a toddle by throwing furniture off of a Miami apartment building balcony, according to TMZ.

In the lawsuit, Sternberg claims his 22-month-old son was walking around the pool at the high-end apartment complex back in April 2018 when suddenly “large objects started to fall from the building many floors above them.”

Sternberg claimed that Brown tossed everything from vases, an ottoman, and other pieces of furniture from the balcony and they landed within feet of the toddler.

Brown had denied throwing the items, claiming that it was another person who had access to his apartment on that day.

Police responded to the scene and reported that Brown was “very agitated” and yelling when they arrived, noting that people have been trying to calm Brown down.

The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

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Eagles’ Jalen Mills Arrested

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Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills was arrested in Washington D.C following an altercation with Washington Wizards player Devin Robinson, according to the Associated Press’ Howard Fendrich (via the Washington Post).

Both men were charged with disorderly affray, which is described as fighting in a public place.

According to the Washington Post’s Candace Buckner, a verbal altercation broke out between the two that escalated into a physical fight that took place on the sidewalk.

Robinson was transported to a hospital following the fight with Mills and upon his release he was taken to to department’s 2nd District station where Mills was detained.

Mills and Robinson were “involved in a verbal altercation which escalated into a physical altercation on the sidewalk adjacent to the Opera Night Club” in the early hours of Saturday morning, according to the police report.

Both teams have since responded, with the Wizards essentially parting ways with Robinson due to the incident.

“We are aware of the incident this morning involving Devin and are disappointed in his actions. We will not extend him a qualifying offer for the 2019-20 season,” the Wizards said in a statement.

The Eagles issued a statement saying that they are “aware of the situation” and “continuing to gather more information.”

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Mike Tannenbaum Joins ESPN

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Following his run as Executive Vice President of Football Operations with the Miami Dolphins, and long-overdue dismissal following a disaster 2018 season, Mike Tannenbaum is joining ESPN, according to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson.

Tannenbaum will end up being ESPN’s replacement for Bill Polian, who retired from broadcasting to become a co-founder of the Alliance of American Football, which officially ended all operations last week.

Tannenbaum will make appearances on SportsCenter, NFL Live, and other ESPN productions in the build up to the NFL Draft and will also be a part of ESPN’s draft coverage during the 2019 NFL Draft.

At the end of the 2018 season, Tannenbaum was “reassigned” within the Dolphins organization, although no details were provided at the time and no information regarding his re-assignment have been made public since.

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