Redskins wide receiver Emanuel Hall tore his Achilles and is likely done for the season. Hall suffered the injury about a month ago but recently announced it on his Instagram page.
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So for those that don’t know, about a month ago while running routes and getting ready for training camp, I tore my Achilles. I have never second guessed what I want for my life. I fell in love with this game at 7 years old and have been obsessed every since. One thing I have learned in the past 2 years is that perception is everything. If you have your mind right, it will always take your life from point A to point B. Even though this is a major setback I’m going to bounce back. I’m determined. I want to thank all the people who have supported my career ever since I stepped on the field. Just know I’m working. #HTTR
Hall was competing for one of Washington’s wide receiver spots. Terry McLaurin is locked in a starter, though behind him, opportunities are up for grabs. Kelvin Harmon, Trey Quinn, Cam Sims, Steven Sims Jr. and rookie Antonio Gandy-Golden are the teams’ remaining options at the position.
Hall, who is 23-years-old, went undrafted in 2019. He joined the Bears initially but missed the final roster. After that, he spent time on the Buccaneers’ and Redskins’ practice squads.
Adrian Peterson Wants Four More Years
Many believed Adrian Peterson, who is in the final season in his contract with Redskins, would be done playing football by now. The 35-year-old running back is proving those doubters wrong and he has no plans to hang up his cleats anytime soon.
“Why not four more years,” Peterson said (via TMZ). “Why not?”
Peterson added that he simply doesn’t want to be in a position where he has regrets.
“I don’t want to ever be in a position where I look back and say, ‘Man, I should have played two more years, I should of played another year.’ I want to enjoy it. I’m still chasing a championship. You know, I can still play the game at a high level,” the running back said.
Peterson has spent the past two seasons on the Redskins, rushing for 1,042 yards in 2018 and 898 yards last year. The future Hall-of-Famer has 14,216 career rushing yards, which is 4,139 behind Emmitt Smith for the all-time rushing record.
AP, Redskins’ Players Expected to Kneel For Anthem
President Donald Trump, who recently said he is still against players kneeling for the anthem, may not have to look further than his backyard to see players kneeling for the anthem this season. Peterson has said that he “without a doubt” will kneel for the anthem. AP added that he expects his teammates to do the same.
“Just four years ago, you’re seeing Kaepernick taking a knee, and now we’re all getting ready to take a knee together going into this season, without a doubt,” Peterson said (via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle).
Roger Goodell previously said that he would support a team that’s interested in signing Colin Kaepernick, who started the kneeling movement in the NFL, while also admitting that he didn’t handle players’ activism properly. “We were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest,” Goodell said earlier in the week.
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