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Charean Williams’ Five Cents: Redskins draw schedule penalty

Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden walks off the field with linebacker Preston Smith (94) who made a key interception during fourth quarter action against the Minnesota Vikings at FedEx Field.
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden walks off the field with linebacker Preston Smith (94) who made a key interception during fourth quarter action against the Minnesota Vikings at FedEx Field. The Washington Post

My five cents

1The Washington Redskins are not happy with NFL schedule-makers. It isn’t the Thanksgiving Day game on the road against the Dallas Cowboys that has them miffed. It’s the Sunday night game before that. The league gave the Cowboys a home noon game Sunday, with the Redskins kicking off 7  1/2 hours later. “The schedule-makers did us no favors,” Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. “…That’s going to be a grind.”

2 Darrelle Revis, 31, has seen uninvited partygoers overrun Revis Island this season. Kenny Britt torched the New York Jets cornerback to the tune of six catches for 81 yards before coach Todd Bowles put Calvin Pryor and Darryl Roberts on Britt. Revis has allowed 33 catches on 53 targets for 454 yards and a touchdown this season, according to STATS. With $6 million guaranteed next season, Revis likely becomes a salary-cap casualty in the off-season.

3 The Cleveland Browns have won only three games since Nov. 23, 2014, while watching the Cavaliers win the NBA title and the Indians advance to Game 7 of the World Series this year. The Browns could join the 2008 Detroit Lions as the only 0-16 teams in NFL history.

4 The Philadelphia Eagles figured to part ways with offensive tackle Jason Peters in the off-season. Peters, 34, has an $11.2 million cap hit next season. But he has allowed only two sacks, according to STATS, with one holding penalty, and thus has a good chance to return under a renegotiated deal.

5 Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey quietly has gotten off to a good start in his career. The fifth overall choice limited Chicago’s Alshon Jeffrey to one catch for 3 yards in the second half of their game and has held his own against Oakland’s Amari Cooper, Indianapolis’ T.Y. Hilton and Houston’s DeAndre Hopkins. Ramsey has allowed 30 catches on 53 targets for 331 yards and a touchdown, according to STATS.

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