Jackson was back at practice for the first time since injuring his left hamstring in the season opener on Sept. 13. The Redskins could use him on Sunday against Atlanta with tight end Jordan Reed’s availability in jeopardy because of a concussion.
No one in sports is presented to the public more than a manager, and Matt Williams, fired by the Nationals on Monday after two seasons, will need to be able to handle the pressure and criticism of his actions.
In addition to a new manager, the departure of several franchise stalwarts, including Ian Desmond and Jordan Zimmermann, is likely, with a number of young players poised to fill in those roles.
After getting just four sacks in the first three games, the Redskins defense had five sacks in Sunday’s 23-20 win against Philadelphia. The Eagles’ injured offensive line was no match for coordinator Joe Barry’s defense.
Backstrom, the Capitals’ top-line center, will meet with his surgeon next week to find out exactly when he should be able to return after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left hip in May.
Porter scored 22 points, Bradley Beal had 19 and the Washington Wizards took control in the second half to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 129-95 on Tuesday night in the preseason opener for both teams.
Maryland has cycled through three quarterbacks this season, turning from Perry Hills to Caleb Rowe to Daxx Garman because of interceptions, and will choose one of them to start Saturday against No. 1 Ohio State.
The Nationals’ manager was often unwilling to deviate from his meticulously laid plans, which was among the reasons why the team failed to reach its potential and he was fired after just two seasons.
Williams never grew into the position that Rizzo gave him, and the Nationals’ next manager will need to learn from situations and adapt to his team in the ways Williams could not.
Williams was extremely well-respected as a coach when he was hired by the Nationals in October 2013, but the respect that he earned with the Diamondbacks did not follow him to Washington.
The Redskins have demonstrated that by carving out larger roles for players such as Chris Baker, Jamison Crowder and Kyshoen Jarrett, they’ve become a hungrier and more productive team.
Fantasy sports websites DraftKings and FanDuel said in a joint statement on Tuesday that their employees are no longer permitted to participate in online sports contests for money in the wake of a recent data leak.