Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, June 24, 33 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond on July 27. Timeline The Redskins last played a game 174 days ago; they will open the 2017 season against the Eagles in FedEx Field in 78 days. Days until: —Franchise tag contract deadline (7/17) 23 —Preseason opener @ Ravens (8/10) 47 —Roster cut to 53 (9/2) 70 The Redskins week that was Pressure Points: Focus is on Jay Gruden like never before—So you lost two coordinators and your top two wide receivers? Well, the Redskins gave him a two-year contract extension because they think he can deal with problems like those. Gruden will be cut zero slack. Post-minicamp 53-man
One night after a hard-fought, come-from-behind, walk-off win over the Cincinnati Reds, the Washington Nationals won a laugher, taking the second game of three in Nationals Park by a score of 18-3 on Saturday afternoon. The NL East-leading Nats collected 19 hits and scored 18 runs in their second straight win over the Reds, with everyone pitching in. Trea Turner and Michael A. Taylor’s contributions stood out from the rest, with the Nationals’ 24-year-old shortstop going 5 for 5 on the day with a walk and four runs, and the 26-year-old outfielder going 4 for 5 with a double, two home runs, and four runs scored. Turner’s five-hit game and free pass took him from a .262/.297/.413 line on the year
John Farrell and Bill Miller engaged in one the most intense manager-umpire arguments we've seen in a long time.