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With NFL teams required to trim their rosters to the 53-man limit on Friday, a few surprising names were released. On Friday, the Washington Redskins released RB Tim Hightower. Would the Detroit Lions be interested in adding him to the roster given their current situation at the running back position? Currently, the Lions have only two completely healthy running backs on their roster to start the regular season, Keiland Williams and Joique Bell. Kevin Smith suffered an ankle injury last week while Jahvid Best‘s return date  is unknown and Mikel Leshoure will start the season while serving a league imposed suspension. The release of Hightower comes as somewhat of a surprise. Rehabbing in the offseason from an ACL injury he suffered last season, many pundits believed that the starting job in Washington was his to lose this season. He not only lost the starting role but he lost his roster spot as well. Hightower aggravated his knee at the start of training camp and only appeared in one...

Hightower among Redskins cuts; Jackson suspended

The Washington Redskins cut Tim Hightower on Friday, the latest twist in coach Mike Shanahan's 21/2-year search for a consistent starter at running back. Hightower, who was returning from knee surgery, was one of 23 players trimmed from the roster as the Redskins head into the regular season opener against the New Orleans Saints on Sept. 9. Included in the tally was safety...

Lions tell P Ryan Donahue he's expected to be cut

The Detroit Lions say they have notified punter Ryan Donahue he can expect to be released. That seems to mean Ben Graham beat out Donahue for a spot. All NFL teams have to cut their roster down to 53 players by 9 p.m. ET Friday. Also expected to be cut are: guard Pat Boyle, defensive end Ugo Chinasa, tight end Alex Gottlieb, receiver Nate Hughes, defensive tackle Edmon McClam,...

Random Athlete Of The Day- Artose Pinner

Former running back Artose Pinner is from Hopkinsville, Kentucky. He went to Hopkinsville High School where he was a stud in track, and of course football.  For college Pinner stayed in-state and went to the University of Kentucky. Pinner didn’t become the marquee starter until his senior year. Up to his last year he ran for 691 yards and four touchdowns. As the starter, Pinner...

2012 NFL Depth Chart Updates: Washington Redskins

It's been quite a hectic week if you're a Redskins fan.Chris Cooley was cut. "Wait, they cut COOLEY?", was my reaction when I read the news.The blogosphere instantly became abuzz with questions, comments, concerns, etc.Cooley, you see, was more than a Pro Bowl tight end for the Washington Redskins from 2004 until last week.He was a fan favorite, much like wide receiver...

Redskins waive OT Smith, QB Crompton

The Washington Redskins waived offensive tackle Willie Smith and quarterback Jonathan Crompton amid a series of transactions required to reduce the roster from 75 to 53 from 9 p.m. ET Friday. Crompton was released for the second time this week -- he was re-signed the first time, perhaps a trial balloon to see if he was claimed by another team. Since he was not, the Redskins could...

VIDEO: Matthew Stafford shows his comedic side in new Monday Night Football commercial

The Lions offseason love continues as QB Matthew Stafford has appeared in the latest commercial for ESPN’s Monday Night Football. Stafford isn’t known for his one liners but in this commercial Stafford definitely shows some personality giving us some comedic gold as he clears space off for an anticipatedPlayer of the Week Awardor getting an airbrushed t-shirt of himself. I...

Trade Update: The Washington Redskins trade Anthony Armstrong

Trade Update: The Washington Redskins trade wide receiver Anthony Armstrong to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for running back Steve Slaton. The Redskins also release running back Tim Hightower today, which might have something to do with them brining in Slaton. Read More...

Glazer: Redskins' Jackson suspended

The Washington Redskins suffered a tough loss on cut-down day. Veteran safety Tanard Jackson was suspended indefinitely Friday for violating the NFL's drug policy, has learned. A source says his case will be reviewed in one year. Jackson was suspended without pay, complicating the team's plans on the day players were cut to establish a 53-man roster for the...

Ex NFL player Terry Crews - "Muscle Music" Old Spice video

Former NFLer, movie and film star Terry Crews, most notably 'Julius' on Everybody Hates Chris, has a new video out for Old Spice, featuring his muscles, some drums and a pretty clever idea:  

Meet September 2012 Girl Next Door Contestant #2 – Travon Janay

Travon Janay 360 Section: Girl Next Door Model 360 City: Detroit Sports 360 Hometown: Detroit, MI HT: 5’11 Eye Color: Brown June 6th     Favorite Athlete: David Oliver Favorite Team: Detroit Lions If you could win a date with any famous athlete, who would it be and why? I would go for David Oliver [...]

Redskins safety Tanard Jackson suspended indefinitely by the NFL

Getty According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, Washington Redskins safety Tanard Jackson has been suspended indefinitely for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. “Tough loss for the Redskins, safety Tanard Jackson has been informed he’s been suspended indefinitely with a review in a year for violation of NFL Drug Policy. He’s still trying to appeal,” Glazer reported...
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