Some of the players, including fan favorite Brandon Banks, are sitting on the bubble, with no guarantee that there will be a roster spot for them. Here’s what a few of them had to say.
“I think I put enough on film that I’ll still have a job somewhere — if not here, somewhere else.” (via WaPo)
“It’s been crazy, honestly. It’s just talent from top to the bottom. Everybody can play. It’s going to make difficult decisions. I feel like whoever doesn’t make the roster here will most definitely be on somebody else’s team.” (via Washington Times)
“I’m going to put my phone on silent so if I do get [a call Friday], I won’t hear it.” (via Washington Times)
“I’m not really too confident about if I’m going to make it or not. My offensive performance was pretty good this preseason, but I didn’t play any special teams.” (via Examiner)
“Luckily I do have some (practice) squad eligibility, so hopefully I will have a job with the Washington Redskins.” (via FootballNewsNow)
BECAUSE YOU DON’T READ THE PAPER . . .
* Roy Helu Jr. and Evan Royster have made their case for a spot on the Redskins roster.
* Mike Wise is asking Kirk Cousins to back off Rex Grossman’s backup job.
* After a talking to by Davey Johnson, the Nats pulled it together and won in Miami.
* Former D.C. United player Bryan Namoff is suing the team over a career ending concussion.
* The Virginia football team is excited about running back Perry Jones. “They don’t call him Superman for nothing.”
TWEET OF THE NIGHT
You have all let John Carlson down . . .
Why didn't anyone warn me that Battleship was the worst movie ever?— John Carlson (@JohnCarlson74) August 30, 2012
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
Davey Johnson, on Bryce Harper getting ejected for slamming his helmet:
“He’s just a 100-percenter. And he expects great things out of himself. He breaks bats, throws his helmet. He’s just got to stop it. Can’t afford to be losing him in a ballgame with that. He’ll learn.”
HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT
Harper’s monster home run . . .
PHOTO OF THE DAY
WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
White Sox at Orioles, 12:30 p.m. on MASN. Cardinals at Nationals, 7 p.m. on MASN. Mystics at Dream, 7 p.m. NBA TV. All TV/Radio listings are here.
Robert Griffin III has been deemed by Esquire to be their “style rookie of the year,” putting him on their list of best-dressed players in the NFL Obviously, it’s the socks.
I DON’T GET IT
Here’s a video of a pedal-less bike powered by running, which really just looks like a way more uncomfortable scooter. I don’t know what it costs, but it’s certainly more expensive than normal running.