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Matthew Paras

Matthew Paras

Matthew Paras is a digital sports writer for the Washington Times, covering the Washington Capitals and whatever else is needed. Originally from Chicago, he attended DePaul University and was the editor in chief of the student newspaper, The DePaulia. He had previous internships with the Richmond Times-Dispatch and the Northwest Herald. He can be reached at

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Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden looks on during an NFL football rookie minicamp, Saturday, May 13, 2017, in Ashburn, Va. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Gruden on overtime change: 'Who cares?'

The NFL also made significant rule changes besides expanding celebrations on Tuesday, and that was news apparently to Redskins coach Jay Gruden. Published May 24, 2017

Robert Kelley, left, Matt Jones, center, and Ty Nsekhe celebrate Jones' touchdown in October. Kelley eventually replaced Jones as the Redskins' lead back and could handle the position next season, too. / AP photo

Matt Jones 'absent' as he misses Redskins OTAs

Asked if Matt Jones was skipping OTAs because he was unhappy with his role, Jay Gruden said he wasn't sure. "That's a good question, something Matt Jones will have to answer," Gruden said. Published May 24, 2017

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell talks about the NFL football owners approving the move of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas during a news conference at the NFL owners meetings Monday, March 27, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

NFL reduces overtime to 10 minutes

NFL owners on Tuesday approved changing the length of overtime from 15 minutes to 10, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported. Published May 23, 2017

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates during the second half of NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game against the Seattle Seahawks, in Glendale, Ariz. Brady's missing jersey from the Super Bowl has been found in the possession of a member of the international media.  The NFL said in a statement Monday, March 20, 2017,  that his jersey was found through the "cooperation of the NFL and New England Patriots' security teams, the FBI and other law enforcement authorities." Brady said his jersey went missing after the Patriots' 34-28 win last month over the Atlanta Falcons.  The statement also said an ongoing investigation retrieved the jersey Brady wore in the Patriots' 2015 Super Bowl win against the Seahawks. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Tom Brady signs endorsement deal with Aston Martin

As if Tom Brady couldn't be any more successful, the New England Patriots quarterback signed a multiyear endorsement deal with Aston Martin, the British luxury car company announced Friday. Published May 19, 2017