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NFL Power Rankings 2018: Week 1 Edition Real football returns this week and that means it’s time to look at where the “experts” rank the Redskins compared to other teams in the NFL. Washington finished the 2017 season at 7-9 and missed the playoffs for the second year in a row. Their record has been on a steady decline since winning the division in 2015 with a 9-7 record. Last year’s team was decimated with injuries Womens Dwayne Haskins Jersey , and scraped by at multiple positions with players signed off the street.The team has gone through some major changes since last year, the biggest being the departure of franchise quarterback Kirk Cousins in free agency. The team made a bold move before Cousins left by trading a 3rd round pick, and slot corner Kendall Fuller to the Kansas City Chiefs for QB Alex Smith. The Redskins ended the Terrelle Pryor experiment quickly, and signed former Seahawks WR Paul Richardson. Josh Doctson and Jamison Crowder return to round out the top 3, with three inexperienced receivers backing them up(Maurice Harris, Trey Quinn, and Cam Sims).Washington attempted to upgrade the running back position through the draft by taking Derrius Guice in the 2nd round. The promising rookie tore his ACL in his first preseason game action, and the Redskins signed Adrian Peterson to compete for a place in the rotation. AD looks to be the Week 1 starter with Rob Kelley and Samaje Perine backing him up, and Chris Thompson returning to the role he played last year.The Redskins double dipped on 1st round defensive lineman from Alabama this year by taking DaRon Payne a year after Jonathan Allen fell into their laps. They went back to the DL well in the 5th round and got a steal with Tim Settle, who they were interested in by the time the 3rd round rolled around. The defensive line looks to be the strength for Washington for the first time in a long time.The secondary is where a lot of the question marks start popping up on defense. The Redskins traded Fuller, and let starting CB Bashaud Breeland walk in free agency. They signed Orlando Scandrick, but ate $1 million in dead cap money to cut him in favor of the young CBs on the roster. Quinton Dunbar and Fabian Moreau step into the #2 and #3 roles respectively behind Josh Norman. The safety position was only addressed in the 4th round on a super raw prospect in PSU’s Troy Apke.That’s a lot of change for a team looking to return to the playoffs in Jay Gruden’s 5th year as a head coach. Gruden has the 5th best odds to be the first head coach fired this year, and is looking for major improvements this season. Where do the “experts” rate this year’s version of the Washington Redskins?Highest Ranking: 14thLowest Ranking: 26thAverage Ranking: 20.514. Bleeding Green Nation14. USA Today16. Vegas Insider18. Fansided18. Walter Football19. OddsShark19. NumberFire20. The Ringer21. Washington Post21. NJ.com22. Detroit Free Press22. Houston Chronicle22. ESPN22. Sportsline22. Associated Press23. Yahoo(Schwab)23. CBS Sports(Prisco)23. Bleacher Report25. SB Nation26. NFL.com(Harrison) On Wednesday, one day before Washington running back Adrian Peterson played on one of the biggest stages of the season, a Bleacher Report interview emerging containing quotes from Peterson indicating that he still spanks his son with a belt, four years after facing felony child abuse charges and a lengthy NFL suspension. On Thursday, it was hard to find any mention whatsoever of this development.Peterson, one of the best players in league history and a sure-fire Hall of Famer Dwayne Haskins Jersey White , nevertheless subjected himself to scrutiny from the league by saying what he said, ground rules of the interview notwithstanding. But the NFL has issued no comment regarding the matter, and the TV coverage of the Washington-Dallas game contained scant, if any, references to the situation.Is it potentially a big deal? sent to Peterson in 2014, yes. Given that the situation surfaced the day before Thanksgiving, there likely wasn’t much that the league could do before kickoff.Still, given the post-Ray Rice commitment to aggressively investigating and disciplining players for off-field misconduct, and in light of the facts that gave rise to the problems Peterson encountered in the immediate aftermath of the Rice fiasco, the widespread silence approaches deafening.A Friday statement wouldn’t be a surprise; the league will have a hard time saying nothing at all, given that the statement issued on Peterson’s behalf does not contain a clear denial that he said what was reported. At a minimum, the league presumably will ask Peterson clear, direct questions regarding what he said and, more importantly, what he does when imposing discipline on his children.The passage of time is irrelevant. If there’s still an issue, it’s impossible for the league to ignore it. So the first step will be to explore whether there’s an issue. Whether the league makes a comment or not, the NFL would have a hard time reconciling doing nothing with everything the league has done since 2014 to police the private lives of its players.

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