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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 [email protected].

Articles by Matthew Paras

Washington Redskins offensive guard Brandon Scherff reaches for his injured left shoulder during an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)

Brandon Scherff 'believed' to have torn pec: Report

The Washington Redskins could be without their Pro Bowl right guard for a while. According to the NFL Network, Brandon Scherff is 'believed' to have suffered a torn pectoral Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. Published November 5, 2018

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) throws the ball during the first half of an NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Washington Redskins, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) **FILE**

Matt Ryan, Falcons carve up Redskins in blowout

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan carved up the Redskins for 350 yards en route to a 38-14 win and snapped Washington's three-game winning streak. The Redskins didn't have an answer for any of Atlanta's talented playmakers and trailed for the entire game Published November 4, 2018

Atlanta Falcons running back Ito Smith (25) leaps toward the end zone for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Halftime: Falcons 21, Redskins 7

The Redskins will need their offense to carry them if they want to force a comeback against the Atlanta Falcons. The defense isn't getting the job done. Published November 4, 2018

Washington Redskins Josh Norman leaves the field before the start of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) **FILE**

Norman aware of challenge presented by Falcons' offense

Having spent four seasons with the Carolina Panthers, Redskins cornerback Josh Norman was used to playing the Atlanta Falcons. The 30-year-old faced them twice per year in the NFC South. But as Norman studies the Falcons again ahead of Sunday's matchup, he sees an offense he barely recognizes. Published November 1, 2018

Washington Redskins strong safety Montae Nicholson (35) takes the field before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Montae Nicholson undergoes 'small procedure' on hip

When the Redskins acquired safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix from the Green Bay Packers on Tuesday, it was worth wondering what the move meant for Montae Nicholson. As it turns out, the second-year safety is banged up. Published November 1, 2018