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NFL Reinstates TE Fred Davis

NFL Shield(NEW YORK) -- The NFL has reinstated Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis, ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reports.

Davis was suspended indefinitely in February after violating the league's substance abuse policy for the second time.  In 2011, the 28-year-old was banned for four games by the NFL after he failed multiple drug tests for marijuana.

Washington selected Davis out of USC in the second round of the 2008 NFL draft. In 72 career games, he has recorded 162 receptions for 2,043 yards and 13 touchdowns.

The seven-year player is now eligible to sign on with any NFL team that offers him a contract.

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Redskins Trade for Dashon Goldson

NFL via Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded safety Dashon Goldson to the Washington Redskins for a sixth-round draft pick in 2016.

Goldson began his career with the San Francisco 49ers, and was selected to the Pro Bowl following the 2011 and 2012 seasons. The Bucs signed Goldson to a five-year, $41 million contract in 2013, but he never quite lived up to his billing with Tampa Bay, which also sent a 2016 seventh-round draft pick to the Redskins in the deal.

Goldson issued a series of statements on Twitter to fans of both the Bucs and Redskins.

"To Buc Nation, I'm sorry things didn't workout the way we both wanted them to," Goldson said. "... I've learned a lot in the 2 yrs spent there and it has been an honor to be part of the Buc nation, to play for the buccaneers and share my time with the community."

Goldson is the 10th former Pro Bowler traded this offseason, among them LeSean McCoyBrandon Marshall and Jimmy Graham.

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ESPN: Redskins Agree to Contract with Terrance Knighton

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Washington Redskins agree to a one-year, $4 million deal with free-agent defensive tackle Terrance Knighton, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson.

The 28-year-old Knighton, who is affectionately known as "Pot Roast", played his last two seasons with the Denver Broncos.

The 6-foot-3, 331 pound Knighton joins a newly overhauled Redskins defensive line that now includes Ricky Jean Francois and Stephen Paea.

Knighton has played in six NFL seasons and only missed three games during that time.

For his career he has 216 tackles, 12.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, and two interceptions.

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LaRon Landry Suspended 10 Games For PED Use

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Free agent safety LaRon Landry will be unavailable to any team for the first ten weeks of the 2015 NFL season.

The NFL suspended the former Indianapolis Colts defensive back for ten games after a second positive test for performance enhancing drugs. 

Last season, Landry missed four games for the Colts season as a result of his first positive drug test. His impact was mixed as he registered just 46 tackles on the season, creating no turnovers and according to Pro Football Focus, graded out marginally well in coverage.

Landry was released last month by the Colts after signing a four-year deal worth $24 million in 2013.

Landry has never admitted to PED use, but he famously tweeted out this picture after a workout:







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Gruden Declares Griffin Will Enter Season as Starter

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden has declared Robert Griffin III as the team's starting quarterback to enter the upcoming season.

"We'll go into the season with Robert as our No. 1 guy," Gruden said Wednesday at the NFL scouting combine. "It's up to Robert to continue to grow and mature as a quarterback and as a person. Moving forward we want to see improvement. It's up to us as a staff to get more out of him."

These comments are somewhat surprising, considering at the end of last season Gruden said he expected to have a quarterback competition heading into this season.

The 25-year-old Griffin was selected by the Redskins with the second overall pick of the 2012 Draft. He played in nine games in 2014, completing 68.7 percent of his passes for 1,694 yards, four touchdowns, and six interceptions.

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Joe Barry to Run the Defense in Washington

David Lee/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(AUBURN, Va.) -- The Washington Redskins are turning to Joe Barry as their new defensive coordinator. He’ll replace Jim Haslett, who departed after five seasons in the nation’s capital.

Barry spent the past four seasons as the linebackers coach for the San Diego Chargers. The 44-year-old will be in charge of turning around a Redskins defense that finished 20th in total yards and 29th in points per game allowed last season.

Barry previously was the defensive coordinator for the Lions (2007-08), where under his direction Detroit finished the 2008 season winless, allowing 517 points.

In 2014, the Redskins had 36 sacks and seven interceptions en route to a 4-12 record.


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Redskins Hire Bill Callahan as Offensive Line Coach

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Bill Callahan was hired as the Washington Redskins offensive line coach, the team announced Thursday.

According to, Callahan's contract is for three years.

The 58-year-old Callahan served the last three seasons as the Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator/offensive line coach. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones expressed desire in keeping Callahan, originally requesting to counter any offer that he received. Callahan proved to be a hot commodity, receiving interest from as many as eight teams that were willing to offer more money than Dallas.

This season Callahan did a great job with the Cowboys offensive line, which helped DeMarco Murray lead the league in rushing and tied for ninth in the least amount of sacks allowed.

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Redskins and DC Haslett Part Ways

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(ASHBURN, Va) -- The Washington Redskins have agreed to mutually part ways with defensive coordinator Jim Haslett.

The team announced Tuesday that Haslett, who was held over by current head coach Jay Gruden from the previous regime, would not return next season.

The Redskins, 4-12, tied for third worst, allowing 27.4 points per game and ranked 20th allowing 357 yards per game. 

"Jim and I have had discussions over the last few days and have decided that it's best for everyone that we have a new defensive coordinator for the Washington Redskins," Gruden said in a team statement. "I wish him nothing but the best in the future."

Haslett had been with the team since 2010 before previously serving in the same role with the St. Louis Rams.

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Garrett: Play 'Our Best Football Game' Against Redskins

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(IRVING, Texas) -- The Dallas Cowboys locked up the NFC East this past weekend, but still would like to finish the season out strong on Sunday against the Redskins.

Dallas is one of five teams in the NFC that have an 11-4 record and, head coach Jason Garrett said on Monday that he wants his players to be as ready as they can for the postseason.

"Our plan is to practice as well as we can practice and go play our best football game with the guys who are available to us," Garrett said when asked if he'd rest certain players. "We’re excited about that opportunity. That’s what we do here."

The Cowboys can still get a bye in the first round of the playoffs and possibly move up to the No. 2 spot with losses by the Cardinals and Seahawks.

"We play the early game up there, so all the scenarios everybody is talking about, no one will know what those are," Garrett said. "So we’ve got to go play our best football. The way to do that is focus on cleaning up this game when the players come in tomorrow and getting ready for the next challenge. That’s what we’re going to do."

Dallas has some players still recovering from injuries, but Garrett wants his team to be prepared for anything against Washington.

"I think you play. You play guys. You get 16 opportunities and you go play and go try and play your best football," Garrett said.

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Scoreboard Roundup - 12/20/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NFL: San Diego Chargers 38 (9-6) - San Francisco 49ers 35 (7-8) - OT

Washington Redskins 27 (4-11) - Philadelphia Eagles 24 (9-6)

College Bowl Games: Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl: (22) Utah 45 (9-4) - Colorado State 10 (10-3)

 R&L Carrier Bowl New Orleans Bowl: LA-Lafayette 16 (9-4) - Nevada 3 (7-6)

Gildan New Mexico Bowl: Utah State 21 (10-4) - UTEP 6 (7-6)

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Air Force 38 (10-3) - Western Michigan 24 (8-5)

Top 25 College Basketball: (1) Kentucky 83 (12-0) - UCLA 42 (8-4)

(4) Louisville 76 (10-0) - Western Kentucky 67 (5-5)

(7) Villanova 82 (11-0) - Syracuse 77 (6-4) - OT

(8) Gonzaga 63 (11-1) - Cal Poly 50 (5-5)

(9) Texas 78 (10-1) - Long Beach St. 57 (68)

(10) Kansas 96 (9-1) - Lafayette 69 (7-3)

(24) North Carolina 82 (8-3) - (12) Ohio State 74 (9-2)

(13) Iowa State 83 (9-1) - Drake 54 (2-9)

(16) Washington 69 (10-0) - (15) Oklahoma 67 (7-3)

(19) San Diego State 70 (8-3) - Ball State 57 (3-6)

(21) Notre Dame 94 (11-1) - Purdue 63 (8-4)

(22) West Virginia 83 (10-1) - NC State 69 (9-3)

Indiana 82 (9-2) - (23) Butler 73 (8-3)

Texas Southern 71 (2-8) - (25) Michigan State 64 (8-4)

NBA: Phoenix Suns 99 (14-14) - New York Knicks 90 (5-24)

Charlotte Hornets 104 (8-19) - Utah Jazz 86 (8-20)

Portland Trail Blazers 114 (22-6) - New Orleans Pelicans 88 (13-13)

Atlanta Hawks 104 (19-7) - Houston Rockets 97 (19-7)

Denver Nuggets 76 (12-15) - Indiana Pacers 73 (8-19)

Dallas Mavericks 99 (20-8) - San Antonio Spurs 93 (17-11)

Los Angeles Clippers 106 (19-8) - Milwaukee Bucks 102 (14-14)

NHL: Los Angeles Kings 4 (17-11-6, 40 pts) - Arizona Coyotes 2 (11-17-4, 26 pts)

Philadelphia Flyers 7 (12-14-6, 30 pts) - Toronto Maple Leafs 4 (19-11-3, 41pts)

Columbus Blue Jackets 3 (14-15-3, 31 pts) - Chicago Blackhawks 2 (22-9-2, 46 pts)

New York Rangers 3 (15-10-4, 35 pts) - Carolina Hurricanes 2 (9-19-3, 22 pts)

Pittsburgh Penguins 3 (22-6-4, 48 pts) - Florida Panthers 1 (14-9-8, 36 pts)

Montreal Canadiens 4 (21-11-2, 44 pts) - Ottawa Senators 1 (14-13-6, 34 pts)

Washington Capitals 4 (16-10-6, 38 pts) - New Jersey Devils 0 (12-17-6, 30 pts)

Colorado Avalanche 5 (11-13-8, 30 pts) - Buffalo Sabres 1 (13-18-2, 28 pts)

New York Islanders 3 (23-10-0, 46 pts) - Tampa Bay Lightning 1 (20-11-4, 44 pts)

Nashville Predators 6 (20-8-2, 42 pts) - Minnesota Wild 5 (16-12-2, 34 pts) (F/OT)

Vancouver Canucks 3 (19-11-2, 40pts) - Calgary Flames 2 (17-15-3, 37pts) (F/OT)

San Jose Sharks 3 (19-11-4, 42pts) - Saint Louis Blues 2 (21-9-3, 45pts) (F/OT)

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