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“He’s a dirty player. We know that,” Eagles receiver Jason Avant said.

Landry denied the spitting allegation and said his pregame talk with Jackson was nothing more than routine banter. He also defended himself on Twitter.

“To everyone who’s truly redskin fan/fan of mine… Knows I never been a dirty player/never will!!!” Landry tweeted. “Supposedly I spit on the center if there’s any truth to that I would have been flagged or the guy would have some sort of reaction!!! I just play hard and do anything to help the team win… As for as D. Jack that’s my guy been home boys for awhile so to y’all who wanna read blogs/the Internet find out the truth to stories/not a writer trying to stir confusion!!!”

With this new set of distractions in place, the Redskins must now regroup quickly for Sunday’s game at Tennessee.

“Can we continue to build? Can we get better? What is our real character? What’s the character?” Cooley said. “If we have guys that care, we’ll go to work tomorrow. You have to put it past you.”