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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 defensive back Troy Apke (30) celebrates his interception with defensive tackle Ondre Pipkins (78) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the New York Jets, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) **FILE**

Redskins place Troy Apke on injured reserve

The Washington Redskins placed Troy Apke on injured reserve Monday after the rookie safety reaggravated his hamstring injury in the team's win against New York Giants. Published October 29, 2018

Washington Wizards head coach Scott Brooks, center, walks the sideline during the closing moments of the Wizards 116-112 loss to the Sacramento Kings in a NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. At right is Wizards guard John Wall. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Wizards back Scott Brooks despite early struggles

The season is not even a month old, but given the situation, people are starting to wonder: is Scott Brooks' job in immediate danger? It shouldn't be, say the team's players. Published October 29, 2018

Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson (26) reacts after the Redskins beat the New York Giants 20-13 in an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Peterson's 64-yarder helped by Brandon Scherff

Adrian Peterson had a couple of thoughts come racing through his mind during the play in which he broke free for a 64-yard touchdown, which essentially sealed the Redskins' 20-13 win over the New York Giants. Published October 28, 2018

Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (91) reacts after sacking New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning during the third quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Redskins sack Manning 7 times in 20-13 win

The Redskins defense had seven sacks in Sunday's 20-13 win over the Giants and the unit carried them to their third straight victory. Published October 28, 2018

Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith (11) calls an audible at the line of scrimmage against the New York Giants during the first quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Halftime: Redskins 7, Giants 3

Fueled by an efficient five-minute drive, the Redskins hold a 7-3 lead at halftime in Sunday's game against the New York Giants. Published October 28, 2018

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (22) carries the ball past Washington Redskins cornerback Quinton Dunbar (23) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Jamison Crowder out, Quinton Dunbar questionable vs. Giants

The Redskins will be without wide receiver Jamison Crowder for a third straight game, while cornerback Quinton Dunbar (shin), wideout Paul Richardson (knee, shoulder) and running back Chris Thompson (rib, knee) are questionable Sunday against the New York Giants. Published October 26, 2018

Washington Redskins defensive tackle Caleb Brantley (99), Washington Redskins defensive back Greg Stroman (37), and Washington Redskins wide receiver Jehu Chesson (16) celebrate after Dallas Cowboys kicker Brett Maher (2) misses a field goal at the end of regulation of an NFL football game to lose the game 20-17, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) **FILE**

Redskins-Titans set for Saturday, Dec. 22

The Washington Redskins will face the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 22 at 4:30 p.m., the league announced Wednesday. Published October 24, 2018

In this June 12, 2018, file photo, New York Giants defensive tackle Damon Harrison talks to reporters in East Rutherford, N.J. A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press the New York Giants are trading star defensive tackle Damon "Snacks" Harrison to the Detroit Lions. The person says the Giants will receive a fifth-round pick in 2019 for the stalwart in the middle of the defensive line. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, because the deal has not been announced. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger) **FILE**

Giants trade Damon Harrison to Lions ahead of Redskins game

On Wednesday, New York traded defense Damon Harrison to the Detroit Lions in exchange for a fifth-round pick, a day after the team shipped 2016 first-round cornerback Eli Apple to the New Orleans Saints for a fourth and seventh-round pick. Published October 24, 2018

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (center) is tackled by Washington Redskins free safety D.J. Swearinger (bottom) and defensive end Jonathan Allen (top) during an NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally) **FILE**

Redskins' investments paying off on defense

Welcome to Washington traffic, Ezekiel Elliott. The Cowboys running back, who has made a career out of breaking through or dashing around congestion at the line of scrimmage, found himself in park all day Sunday. Published October 23, 2018

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (center) rushes the ball against Washington Redskins free safety D.J. Swearinger (left) and defensive end Jonathan Allen (right) during an NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally) **FILE**

Redskins not satisfied after taking control of NFC East

Their second-straight win put the Redskins a game-and-half ahead in the NFC East -- and Washington did so with another impressive defensive performance and a solid rushing attack. But, asked if the Redskins had gained confidence from recent performances, Jonathan Allen answered, "yes and no." Published October 22, 2018