By: Jakob Vaughan
The Washington Redskins started the season off with a 5 and 2 record, but since then the team has gone 1 and 3. After losing to the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving the Redskins are now 6 and 5 on the year. On Thanksgiving the Redskins traveled to Dallas and lost 31 to 23. The game was hard to watch as it was seen as a must win for the Redskins, but quarterback Colt McCoy struggled and threw 3 interceptions. The team did announce this week that they will make adjustments to the offense, since Colt McCoy will have a full week of preparation. After the loss to the Cowboys, Redskins safety D.J. Swearinger again called out the Washington Redskins’ coaching staff saying that the team walk-throughs feel like a joke. Swearinger also blamed the defense and himself for the loss in Dallas as the team has to earn respect by winning the big games. If Washington can get back to playing like they did earlier in the year under Alex Smith and giving plenty of reps to Adrian Peterson the NFC East is theirs to lose. The Redskins have a playoff spot waiting for them and clear path to claiming that spot. During the game last Thursday left tackle Trent Williams had another injury scare as he left in an ambulance as a precaution, but will be active to play against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football. Running back Chris Thompson is also expected to play against the Eagles and tight end Jordan Reed is not in concussion protocol, after suffering a helmet to helmet hit.
Former 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was arrested on domestic violence charges over the weekend and was immediately released by the 49ers, who have a zero tolerance policy to domestic violence. Reuben Foster was arrested after an alleged woman said Foster “pushed her in the chest” and “slapped her with an open hand.” All of this took place at the Grand Hyatt hotel where the 49ers were staying the night before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game. The Washington Redskins were the only team to put in a waiver claim for Reuben Foster. The NFL placed the linebacker on paid leave on the Commissioner’s exempt list after the Redskins claimed him off waivers. Matter of the fact the league has done this to two other players in the past including Greg Hardy and Adrian Peterson in 2014. Reuben Foster cannot practice with the team or attend any Washington Redskins games, until cleared and reviewed by the league office. Suspension is the next step for the NFL against Reuben Foster as he has been arrested for the 3rdtime and 2nd time being for domestic violence. Redskins’ senior vice president of player personnel Doug Williams said “Today we have claimed the rights to LB Reuben Foster” and “The Redskins fully understand the severity of the recent allegations made against Reuben. If true, you can be sure these allegations are nothing our organization would ever condone.”