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
While rumors were swirling about a possible Paul George deal on draft night, a bunch of people were tweeting at Jae Crowder, ready to send him to Indiana in a deal. Crowder, who isn't shy on social media, liked the series of tweets, perhaps saving them as motivation for later. jae_crowder_twitter_likes_062317.png Crowder had a couple noteworthy moments on Twitter this past season. The first was when he fired back at Celtics fans after the TD Garden cheered for Jazz forward Gordon Hayward. He also exchanged comments with Devin Booker after the Suns guard's 70-point game against the Celtics
A friend and teammate, Danny Valencia, was in his ear. It was time to change. Another, friend and brother-in-law Manny Machado, urged the same. They believed he could be better, too.