Jason Babin didn't wind up with the Washington Redskins, awarded to the Jacksonville Jaguars off waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday, but coach Mike Shanahan liked him enough to try to nab him.
Left tackle Trent Williams significantly bruised his left thigh when left guard Kory Lichtensteiger inadvertently kneed him while pass blocking on the third play of the Redskins' win over Dallas on Thanksgiving. He wasn't wearing thigh pads on the play.
The Eagles have released two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Babin in the first major roster move for a team that's lost seven straight games.
Only in the NFL could a team be nearly halfway through the season before it bumps into a division rival. It's like having to wait until the second year of "Breaking Bad" to see Tio ring his bell. So it goes in pro football, which likes to build its drama slowly -- and, oh yes, make it harder for clubs to mail in games in the final weeks. (There are only 16 of them, after all.)
In this, their 80th anniversary season, the Washington Redskins are finally complete. At long last, they have a practice bubble. Doing without a practice bubble until 2012 is like traveling by train after the invention of the jet engine (though those parlor cars could be awfully comfy).
Who would have guessed when the league resumed business in July that Albert Haynesworth, the disinterested defensive tackle, would con not one but two teams — New England and Tampa Bay — into paying him a salary?
A review of the best and worst performances by the Washington Redskins' offense and some observations after re-watching the TV broadcast of their 34-10 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Remember all the forecasts of gloom and doom for NFL teams after the lockout. Funny how virtually none of it happened.
The Lions and Falcons are in; the Eagles and Bears are out. Cincinnati is closing in on a playoff berth, while the Jets and Raiders need some help.