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Alabama C Barrett Jones wins scholar-athlete award

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Alabama C Barrett Jones wins scholar-athlete award

NEW YORK (AP) Alabama offensive lineman Barrett Jones won the William V. Campbell Trophy on Tuesday night as the top scholar-athlete in college football.

Jones was announced as the winner at the National Football Foundation's Hall of Fame induction and awards banquet in Manhattan.

The senior played center for the second-ranked Crimson Tide this season, and is a four-year starter who has been a standout across the line. He played mostly at tackle last season and was an All-American.

He majors in accounting and has a 4.0.

Jones already received an $18,000 scholarship for post-graduate studies for being one of 15 finalists. As the winner he receives another $7,000 in scholarship money.

The other finalists were Southern California quarterback Matt Barkley, Nebraska running back Rex Burkhead, Texas tech safety Cody Davis, Mount Union safety Nick Driskill, Baylor quarterback Nick Florence, Northern Illinois defensive tackle Nabal Jefferson, West Texas A&M offensive lineman Aaron Mullane, Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib, Robert Morris defensive end Nolan Nearhoof, MIT offensive lineman Ethan Peterson, Duke quarterback Sean Renfree, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o, Northwestern offensive lineman Patrick Ward and Saint Xavier (Ill.) receiver Shane Zackery.

Last year's winner was Army linebacker Andrew Rodriguez.

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Washington football team parts with two longtime front office members

Washington football team parts with two longtime front office members

Two longtime members of Washington's front office -- Alex Santos and Richard Mann II -- have been fired just a few weeks before training camp is set to begin, NBC Sports Washington's JP Finlay has confirmed. The news was first reported by The Athletic's Ben Standig and Rhiannon Walker, as well as Les Carpenter of The Washington Post.

Santos, who served as Washington's director of pro personnel, had been with the organization since 2006. Throughout his tenure in Washington, Santos served as a pro personnel assistant, a pro scout and advanced scout before being promoted to the director role in 2014. His work was widely respected around the NFL. 

Mann, the assistant director of pro personnel, was entering his 11th season with Washington and fourth in the assistant role.

Both Santos and Mann served instrumental roles in evaluating free agents and opponent scouting.

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The shakeup is the latest of multiple personnel changes in the front office since longtime team president Bruce Allen was fired in late December and well-respected head coach Ron Rivera was hired by owner Dan Snyder. The team has yet to formally hire a replacement for Allen. Senior VP of Player Personnel Kyle Smith served a GM-like role during April's NFL Draft.

Other front office changes Washington has endured this offseason include parting with Eric Schaffer, who spent 17 years with the franchise as the organization's respected salary-cap guru and general counsel. He held the role of VP of football operations before he was let go. Rivera hired former Panthers' front office staffer Rob Rogers to replace Schaffer. Additionally, Doug Williams was reassigned from the pro personnel department to player department.

With the name change still at the forefront, these moves could portend yet another wild week in Ashburn. 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates at NBC Sports Washington.

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Dwayne Haskins works out with Terrell Owens once again

Dwayne Haskins works out with Terrell Owens once again

For what should be considered an incredible upset, Dwayne Haskins didn't have a new offseason workout partner over the weekend. Instead, he reconnected with a Hall of Famer he's already crossed paths with this summer. 

Haskins was pictured with former 49ers, Eagles and Cowboys great Terrell Owens Sunday, seemingly working on Haskins' progression as an NFL quarterback. 

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Haskins and Owens worked out together in late June, where Owens could be found running routes and catching passes from Washington's franchise quarterback. 

Owens certainly isn't the worst workout partner to have if you're Haskins. The five-time All-Pro receiver collected over 1,000 receptions in his NFL career, totaling 15,934 yards and 153 touchdowns. Owens is widely considered one of the greatest of all time at his position and an elite yards-after-catch weapon in west-coast offenses such as San Francisco and Philadelphia. 

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It's impossible to know exactly what they worked on, but perhaps Owens would have some pointers for where to deliver the ball to receiver breaking out of his route so he has the best chance to rip off a huge gainer. 

That, and possibly, how to deal with receivers who might follow you up and down the sideline asking why you aren't throwing them the ball. 

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