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Clinton Portis I Put #26 On The Map Glad Peterson's Rockin It!

8/22/2018 12:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Forget every NFL player ever that's rocked No. 26 in their careers ... 'cause Clinton Portis says HE put that digit on the map -- and he's downright HAPPY Adrian Peterson chose it in D.C.!!

Portis dominated the Redskins' backfield from 2004 to 2010 -- and he did it the whole time in the two-six ... a number Washington just gave to A.P. after signing him Monday.

Portis tweeted after hearing the uniform news, "put some R E S P “I” C T on my #! I love AP but damn it’s plenty jerseys to pick from! DOUG,BRUCE ,DAN 👀 thanks lower management."

But, Portis tells us that was all just a joke ... and he's actually HONORED the future Hall of Famer is rockin' the number he says he helped make cool for guys like A.P., Le'Veon Bell and Saquon Barkley to wear today.

In fact ... Portis tells us he's so fired up about Peterson's jersey choice ... he's got a message for the tailback heading into his first Redskins game this week.

"Hey, sign it for me Friday. I need that!!"

Adrian Peterson Down to 'Mentor' But, Clearly Wants Playing Time

8/20/2018 12:50 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Adrian Peterson believes he's a hell of a mentor -- and proved that in New Orleans -- but it's obvious he wants a shot at real playing time in Washington.

The 33-year-old veteran just signed a deal with the Redskins -- where Rob Kelley and Samaje Perine were carrying the load at running back.

We spoke with Peterson back in March and asked him if he'd really be cool playing second fiddle at his next stop ... and he was adamant he'll do whatever it takes to help a team win. 

In fact, Peterson told us he feels he was a crucial part of Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram's development during his stint with the Saints ... and would bring that attitude to the next team.

But Peterson says he still has superior abilities on the field -- and won't be content as a player/coach. Dude wants to play.

We also spoke with Redskins legend Joe Theismann -- who believes A.P. can still be a real asset on the field ... but "on a limited basis."

Season starts in 3 weeks. Things could get very interesting ... 

NFL's Derrius Guice Legendary Doctor Will Fix My ACL!

8/20/2018 10:11 AM PDT
Breaking News

Rest easy, Redskins fans ... a living god is about to fix your star running back.

Derrius Guice ripped up his knee in Washington's first preseason game earlier this month ... and now, he's turning to legendary doc James Andrews to sew his ACL back together.

In case you're unfamiliar ... James is a magician with a scalpel -- having fixed just about every injured star athlete known to man (including John Cena when he had that NASTY elbow injury in 2013).

We're sure the rookie will post the surgery results later ... but we'll spoil those for you now -- he'll be good. 

Terrelle Pryor Shoulda Boxed D.J. Swearinger ... Andre Rison Says

8/14/2018 3:36 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Andre Rison NEVER encourages fighting on the football field ... but with the way Terrelle Pryor got absolutely punked by D.J. Swearinger on Tuesday -- the NFL legend says he's making an exception.

The ex-Falcons receiver tells us Pryor -- who lost a rep (and then his manhood) in a Skins-Jets joint practice -- shoulda found a way to exact revenge before the day was over. 

"At some point in time, you've got to pick a play where you go back at that guy," Rison says. "Fisticuffs may occur."

Rison is speaking from experience ... telling TMZ Sports about the time his Falcons got into a full-out BRAWL with the Eagles during a joint practice that left him with a scar that's STILL ON HIS EYE.

So, yeah ... time to toughen up, T.P. 

Terrelle Pryor Punked Badly By Ex-Teammate ... At Redskins-Jets Practice

8/14/2018 8:43 AM PDT
Breaking News

Redskins star D.J. Swearinger just snatched Terrelle Pryor's soul -- throwing a fake punch at the NY Jets wide receiver ... who FLINCHED like a biiiiiiiiiiiiitch in front of everyone!!!!

It all went down at 'Skins camp in Richmond, Virginia -- where Washington had a joint practice with the Jets. Remember, Pryor was a complete bust last season in D.C. after signing a 1-year, $6-MILLION deal. 

The 'Skins obviously haven't forgotten that ... 'cause after the wideout lost a rep to defensive back Montae Nicholson ... they talked all kinds of trash -- and then D.J. Swearinger stepped in.

The Washington safety gave T.P. his thoughts ... and then hit Pryor with the ultimate fake punch -- that left Pryor (who was wearing a helmet) covering up in fear while both teams watched. 

Pryor's been having a rough camp in NY ... and we're guessing this ain't going to make things any easier.

Ice up, T.P. Ice up.

Joe Theismann Native Americans Cool With Redskins ... Don't Change Name!

7/24/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Joe Theismann tells TMZ Sports he's talked to a few Native Americans recently ... and based on his unofficial straw poll -- the Washington team name is NOT racist!!

The ex-Redskins quarterback tells us he's had the chance to speak with plenty of tribe members throughout the U.S. -- and because of his findings, there's no need for Washington to get a new mascot.

"They seem to be okay with the name, 'The Redskins,'" Theismann tells us.

Of course, earlier this year ... the Cleveland Indians began the process to DITCH Chief Wahoo as the team mascot after backlash from fans and critics who deemed the logo offensive. 

Theismann, though, says Washington doesn't need to follow suit ... at least not right now. 

"We try and honor [Native Americans] every day and do the best we can to represent the nations that are out there," he says.

NFL's Derrius Guice Hey, Mom ... I Bought You a Car!!!

7/9/2018 4:15 PM PDT
Breaking News

July 9 is the NEW Mother's Day in the Guice household -- because Washington Redskins rookie RB Derrius Guice just surprised his mom ... WITH A NEW CAR!!!

The former LSU star rolled over to his mom's pad in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in a brand new Jaguar SUV ... with a white bow on top! 

DG's mom screamed ... she cried ... she gave Derrius a big ol' hug! 

And, when Derrius busted out a bottle of celebratory champagne, they popped that thing too! 

Guice was the 59th pick in the 2018 Draft and just signed a 4-year, $4.5 million contract! 

Congrats! 

NFL's Derrius Guice If Trump Invited Me To White House ... I'd Go!

5/17/2018 6:32 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Washington Redskins rookie RB Derrius Guice says he wouldn't be opposed to Donald Trump attending his games and says visiting the White House would be the "chance of a lifetime."

The former LSU star touched down at LAX for an NFLPA Rookie Premiere event ... rockin' his brand new Young Money diamond chain, given to him by Lil Wayne (he's signed to Weezy's agency).  

But since Guice will be playing in D.C., we asked if he had any strong feelings about the President ... and he made it clear he has no animosity towards the guy. 

"I mean he's running this country. Whatchu want me to do, hate a guy who's running this country? I stay in my lane, he stay in his."

When asked if he would accept an invite to visit the White House if Washington wins the Super Bowl, Guice explained why he would. 

"If I get the chance, yeah. That's the chance of a lifetime," Guice said ... "They got a lot of history in that White House."

Obviously, Washington has to win games first ... but with Alex Smith at the helm and Guice in the backfield, you never know!

Josh Norman to Dez Forget the Beef Let's Team Up!

4/14/2018 12:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

They've had some epic matchups over the years ... but Josh Norman is willing to bury the hatchet and play nice with Dez Bryant if he signs with the Redskins! 

We actually broke the news to the Redskins star cornerback about the Dallas Cowboys parting ways with Bryant -- and he seemed a little shocked by the move. 

But then ... he quickly started the recruiting process!

"He wouldn't be a bad addition -- hell, come on over!" 

"If he can help us win, that's all that matters at the end of the day."

Of course, Norman and Bryant have gone head-to-head a bunch of times over the years -- and formed a true rivalry that got really heated at times. 

But Norman is willing to move on in the name of winning. 

So Dez ... how 'bout it?!

Wale Give OBJ His Money ... He's Worth It!!

3/31/2018 12:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Odell Beckham Jr. wants to be the highest paid player in the NFL ... and Wale says he deserves EVERY DAMN PENNY, telling TMZ Sports the Giants superstar is long overdue for a HUGE pay day.

We spoke with the Redskins fan leaving the Big Beluga at 92.3/96.7 The Beat in ATL about OBJ's contract drama ... and despite playing for the NFC East rival, Wale praises Odell and says his impact alone is worth coughing up the dough.

Wale says OBJ deserves "unprecedented" numbers in his new deal ... and explains that his dominance is rare in today's NFL.

We also talk to the "Ambition" rapper about the new QB in D.C. ... and you can tell he's pumped for 2018.

Josh Norman Alex Smith Is 'Underrated'

3/16/2018 6:07 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Josh Norman is already getting behind his new QB -- telling TMZ Sports he feels Alex Smith is "underrated" for everything he's done in his career. 

We spotted the Washington Redskins star cornerback in Atlanta and asked how he felt about the big quarterback moves in the NFL ... including his old QB Kirk Cousins getting an $84 million deal with the Vikings. 

Norman looked a little bummed out (why not? he's a good quarterback) but explained, "It's business. Everything is business."'

He also explained why Cousins is worth every single penny. 

By the way ... Norman -- super nice guy. 

Vernon Davis Stoked for Alex Smith Reunion ... In Washington!

2/1/2018 3:59 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

It's been a few years ... but Vernon Davis is reuniting with his old 49ers QB Alex Smith in Washington -- and he couldn't be more excited about it. 

"He's gonna be great for us," Davis said at a Super Bowl event in Minneapolis ... "Fantastic!" 

Davis and Smith played together back in San Francisco -- but were each shipped out over the years. 

Now, Davis says things have come "full circle" and he's hoping they can get to the Super Bowl next year. 

Speaking of which ... Davis also explains why he WOULD accept Donald Trump's invitation to the White House if his team were to win the big game. 

Redskins' D.J. Swearinger Blasts Alex Smith Trade: 'It's Bulls**t!!'

1/31/2018 7:05 AM PST
Breaking News

So much for a warm welcome for Alex Smith in Washington ...

Redskins stud defensive back D.J. Swearinger is PISSED about the blockbuster trade that sent a young defensive star to the Chiefs in exchange for the Pro Bowl QB ... calling the deal "bullsh*t."

ICYMI -- Washington sent Kendall Fuller (arguably one of the best young corners on the team) and a draft pick to the Chiefs in exchange for the 33-year-old QB. 

D.J. bashed the deal in a series of tweets this morning ...  calling out his team for taking a step back:

"Never Saw Any Bulls**t Like This In My Life!! Idc who i rub wrong because you never sat in a meeting nor put in work with my dawg!!"

"People say they wanna win right but you throw away your best defender!?!? Somebody you can set a standard with?!?! #Defense will win championships!!"

"And We Took a Major Step down from the best slot corner In The Game!! No disrespect to nobody on my squad or coming to my squad but we basically took a step backwards by giving away (Fuller) who graded 90 overall which is Elite and hard too do!!! Smh."

8:50 AM PT -- Swearinger has apparently cooled down enough to give a shoutout to his new QB ... saying "Alex Smith Welcome To The Squad We Got Championships To Win!"

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