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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].

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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 file photo, Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (86) carries the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Landover, Md. Tight end Jordan Reed and defensive lineman Matt Ioannidis are among the injured Washington Redskins players who are expected to miss their upcoming game at the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) ** FILE **

Jordan Reed seeing multiple specialists for concussion

Over the weekend, ESPN reported the Redskins fear Reed's injury could be career-threatening, given his history. But coach Jay Gruden said Monday he is not worried about the possibility of Reed having to retire. Published September 25, 2019

Washington Redskins wide receiver Terry McLaurin (17) celebrates his touchdown with Paul Richardson (10) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) ** FILE **

Terry McLaurin sets NFL record in loss to Bears

Terry McLaurin remains a bright spot for the Washington Redskins. Despite Monday's 31-15 loss to the Chicago Bears, the rookie wide receiver continued to shine -- setting an NFL record in the process Published September 24, 2019

Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden pauses while speaking after an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, in Landover, Md. The Bears won 31-15. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Jay Gruden not entertaining switch to Dwayne Haskins

Asked if there was a chance of making a switch at quarterback for next week's game against the New York Giants, coach Jay Gruden said he was not entertaining moving on from quarterback Case Keenum. Published September 24, 2019

Washington Redskins quarterback Case Keenum (8) is pursued by Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack (52) during the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Redskins in turmoil after 'Monday Night Football' beatdown from Bears

On a night when hardly anything went right, the Redskins were humiliated Monday in a 31-15 loss to the Chicago Bears. Their quarterback, who had been relatively solid through two games, threw three interceptions and lost two fumbles. Their defense, who entered the week among the worst in the NFL, gave up another 298 yards. Combined, the Redskins are now 0-3 -- and the franchise now enters a short week facing all sorts of turmoil. Published September 23, 2019

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Preston Smith celebrates after the Denver Broncos turned over the ball on downs near the end of the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

Former Redskins linebacker Preston Smith off to fast start for Packers

Linebacker Preston Smith has been a revelation for the Packers since signing a four-year, $52 million deal in free agency, recording 4 1/2 sacks in his first three games. The 26-year-old, who spent four seasons with the Redskins, also has an interception and a forced fumble. Published September 23, 2019

Jordan Reed's career in jeopardy over concussions: report

The Washington Redskins have already ruled out Jordan Reed for Monday's game against the Chicago Bears, and according to a new report, there is fear the tight end may not be able to play ever again. Published September 22, 2019

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown carries his helmet during an NFL football practice in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots released Brown on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) ** FILE **

Patriots release Antonio Brown after latest allegation

The New England Patriots released wide receiver Antonio Brown on Friday, 11 days into his tenure with the team and hours after a woman accused him of what she says were intimidating text messages. Published September 20, 2019

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky signals during an NFL football game between the Denver Broncos and the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Bears' struggling offense provides chance for defense to find footing

In theory, Trubisky is coming to town at exactly the right time for the Redskins. He is not Carson Wentz nor Dak Prescott, and the talent drop-off should help Washington prove its defense isn't as awful as it looked in the first two games. But if the Redskins are eager to play Trubisky, they aren't showing it. Published September 19, 2019

New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown carries his helmet during an NFL football practice, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Nike drops Antonio Brown amid rape allegation

Nike has dropped Antonio Brown as a client amid rape allegations surrounding the New England Patriots star, the Boston Globe reported Thursday. Published September 19, 2019

Washington Redskins strong safety Landon Collins (20) is greeter by teammates Washington Redskins inside linebacker Jon Bostic (53) and strong safety Montae Nicholson (35) before the start of the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Landon Collins blasts 'liar' Giants GM Dave Gettleman

Landon Collins ripped Giants general manager Dave Gettleman in a new article, calling him a "liar." The Redskins safety eft the Giants in free agency and signed a six-year, $84 million deal with Washington. Published September 19, 2019

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence (90) and outside linebackers Sean Lee (50) and Leighton Vander Esch (55) chase Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson (26) during an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally) **FILE**

Redskins look to get running game on track against Bears

Like the defense, the Redskins' running game hasn't lived up to expectations. Washington's main back, Derrius Guice, is out at least eight weeks with a torn meniscus and backup Adrian Peterson didn't have the same success on Sunday compared to his effort last year when the 34-year-old emerged as the team's leading rusher. Published September 18, 2019