Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, June 22, 35 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond on July 27. Timeline The Redskins last played a game 172 days ago; they will open the 2017 season against the Eagles in FedEx Field in 80 days. Days until: —Franchise tag contract deadline (7/17) 25 —Preseason opener @ Ravens (8/10) 49 —Roster cut to 53 (9/2) 72 Fan questions—Facebook edition I put up a post on Facebook to get some questions from fans and while I got a lot of good ones I didn’t get any that would require an answer long enough for a full post. So I picked some questions to answer rapid-fire style. I will do the same thing with questions I got on Twitter
Yes, the Washington Capitals boast a workhorse star in Braden Holtby, but as they hope to remain elite through a challenging summer, having a strong backup like Philipp Grubauer could be crucial. The good news is that former Capitals GM George McPhee reportedly is not picking Grubauer, instead opting to select intriguing defenseman Nate Schmidt. Multiple outlets report that Schmidt is bound for the Vegas Golden Knights, from TSN’s Pierre LeBrun to the Washington Post’s Isabelle Khurshudyan.
The legend of Kyle Schwarber is taking a detour to Iowa.