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NFL Capsule: Redskins at Browns

NFL Capsule: Redskins at Browns

WASHINGTON (7-6) At CLEVELAND (5-8)

Sunday, 1 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE - No line

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Washington 8-5; Cleveland 8-4-1

SERIES RECORD - Browns lead 33-10-1

AP PRO32 RANKING - Redskins No. 11; Browns No. 22

LAST MEETING - Redskins beat Browns 14-11, Oct. 19, 2008

LAST WEEK - Redskins beat Ravens 31-28 OT; Browns beat Chiefs 30-7

REDSKINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (1) PASS (21)

REDSKINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (7), PASS (31)

BROWNS OFFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (24), PASS (20)

BROWNS DEFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (18), PASS (21)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - America's most analyzed right knee belongs to Redskins QB Robert Griffin III, who sustained mild sprain last week and may play. ... Browns have prepared for Griffin. ... If Griffin's out, fellow rookie Kirk Cousins will start. Cousins came off bench and threw 11-yard TD pass and ran for 2-point conversion to force OT vs. Ravens. ... Griffin and Cousins became first rookie teammates to throw TD pass in same game since 1966. ... Griffin tied for league lead with 104.2 QB rating. He's thrown just four INTs in 351 attempts. ... Redskins averaging 167.5 yards rushing per game, tops in NFL. ... Redskins won four straight and need win to keep pace in NFC East. ... Washington last won five in row in 2007. ... K Kai Forbath has made 14 straight FGs, two shy of tying NFL record for most consecutive to start career. ... Redskins rookie RB Alfred Morris fourth in league with 1,228 yards. Played youth football against Browns RB Trent Richardson in Pensacola, Fla. ... Coach Mike Shanahan 4-0 against Browns. ... Browns playing final home game. ... Browns still in playoff hunt, but must win out to have chance. ... Browns seeking first four-game winning streak since end of `09 season. ... Rookie QB Brandon Weeden enters with 3,037 yards passing, team rookie record. ... Richardson needs one rushing TD to set club record he shares with Jim Brown. ... Rookie WR Josh Gordon has 18 catches for 262 yards in past three games. ... Among 25 players with 300 career field goals, Phil Dawson has made highest percentage kicks - 84.1 percent. ... Browns rookies have made 72 starts, most in the NFL. Indianapolis second with 44.

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NFL Draft 2019 Redskins live blog: First round draft updates, analysis

NFL Draft 2019 Redskins live blog: First round draft updates, analysis

The 2019 NFL Draft is finally upon us. You can trash the mock drafts and take a break from the Twitter rumors as we'll soon know what each team is really planning.

Tonight, Thursday, April 25, NFL teams will look to find their next franchise player in the form of the most talented college prospects in the country.

Taking place in Nashville, Tennessee, this year's draft promises to be as exciting as ever with numerous storylines dominating the event. Will Kyler Murray go No. 1? Where will the other QBs fall, and will a team move up to grab one? What defensive players go first? All these questions and more will be answered soon enough.

The Arizona Cardinals will kick off the festivities at 8:00 p.m. ET as they possess the first overall pick in the draft.

As for the Redskins, they'll be picking at No. 15, though there has been no shortage of rumors that a move could be made to climb up the order.

Once the commissioner takes the stage, all predictions go out the window. Luckily, we'll have you covered with all the picks, trades and moves here in the live blog and draft tracker.

NFL Draft 2019 Redskins First-Round Tracker and Live Updates:

6:30 p.m. - Less than two hours until the clock starts ticking, there's plenty of information to get caught up on. Here's what you need to know:

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Wizards 2018-19 end of season grades: Bradley Beal

Wizards 2018-19 end of season grades: Bradley Beal

Now that the dust has settled for the 2018-19 Wizards season, it's time to review the roster and hand out individual grades...

Who: Bradley Beal, shooting guard

2018-19 stats: 36.9 mpg, 25.6 ppg, 5.5 apg, 5.0 rpg, 1.5 spg, 0.7 bpg, 2.7 tov, 47.5 FG%, 35.1 3P% (2.5/7.3), 54.0 eFG%, 80.8 FT% (4.4/5.5), 113 ortg, 114 drtg

Best game: 1/13 vs. Raptors - 43 points, 15 assists, 10 rebounds, three steals, two blocks, 6-12 3PT

Grade: A+

Season review: One could argue that nobody deserves a higher grade in the Wizards organization for their 2018-19 season than Bradley Beal, who had by far the best individual year of any player on the team. He had high expectations coming into the season and exceeded them, taking the next step from an All-Star to a legitimate All-NBA candidate.

Beal also continued to represent the organization well in public. He spoke for the team after many difficult losses with poise and maturity. And he brought positive attention to the franchise for his charitable efforts, recently being named as a finalist for the league's community assist award.

Beal's on-court performance was a shining light amid a disastrous season overall for the team. He set career-highs in scoring, rebounds, assists, steals and free throw attempts. He played in all 82 games for the second straight season and never complained despite leading the NBA in minutes.

The most impressive part of Beal's season may be how he responded when John Wall went down due to injury. Wall last played on Dec. 26 and in the next 47 games, Beal averaged 27.2 points, 6.0 assists, 5.1 rebounds and 1.8 steals. 

Beal's final numbers put him in elite company. He became the first 25-5-5 player in Wizards/Bullets franchise history. He was one of only six players to reach that mark this season, a list that includes Giannis Antetokounmpo, LeBron James, James Harden, Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry.

Even as the season was winding down and the Wizards were well out of playoff contention, Beal gave an honest and consistent effort. That stood out in a year in which some of his teammates did not play hard and were called out by head coach Scott Brooks and team leaders for doing so. 

Now Beal, of course, had many reasons to keep giving 100 percent. With the numbers he has put up, he could make All-NBA in late May and, if he does, will qualify for a supermax contract. That could mean tens of millions more on his next deal, if he chooses to sign back with the Wizards.

As Beal looks ahead to this summer and next season, another question is how much better he can become. He took a significant step from the All-Star year he had in 2017-18. What if he makes another, similar leap?

Beal upped his scoring average by three points year-over-year. Another jump like that could put him in the MVP conversation, depending on how the Wizards finish in the standings.

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