The drama in D.C. hasn't stopped.
The offseason started in positive fashion as Washington hired new General Manager Scot McCloughan, formerly of the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks. Earlier this month, though, his wife tweeted some sexual accusations of an ESPN reporter, deleted the tweets, told the team it wasn't her account and then apologized for the whole thing through the team's PR department.
They lost yesterday after going up 10-0 early in the second quarter before giving up 17 points thereafter to the Dolphins in a game that felt like a home game for Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross.
Now they're dealing with a slew of news that will affect the Rams-Washington game on Sunday:
- Washington released their kicker, Kai Forbath, and replaced him with Dustin Hopkins
- They swapped out a reserve linebacker, Houston Bates, for some DT depth in Frank Kearse
- CB Chris Culliver will be suspended for week 2 for violating the league's personal conduct policy. Details are yet to be reported.
- S Duke Ihenacho broke his wrist against the Dolphins and will be out 6-8 weeks following surgery.
- Perhaps of most impact, WR DeSean Jackson will miss 3-4 weeks after injuring his hamstring yesterday.
That's a lot of turnover after just one game, but they're trying to right the ship and keep a hold of their 2015 season before it slips away. Of course the best way to do that would be to get their first win of the season against St. Louis, but clearly the Rams will be out to start the season 2-0.