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Redskins Fans Brave Heat to Welcome RGIII

Redskins Fans Brave Heat to Welcome RGIII

Despite a heat advisory, Washington Redskins fans lined up to see rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III and his new teammates at training camp. (Photos courtesy of Getty Images.)

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With Kyler Murray drafted in Arizona, Redskins ready to pursue Josh Rosen, per source

With Kyler Murray drafted in Arizona, Redskins ready to pursue Josh Rosen, per source

The Redskins will be in the hunt to trade for Rosen, according to league sources. 

During the NFL Scouting Combine the Redskins were connected with Rosen heavily, but over the last two months, some of that momentum seemed to cool. 

Other teams will surely be looking to trade for Rosen, and that could include the New York Giants.

Update: The Giants used the No. 6 overall pick to select Duke QB Daniel Jones, taking them out of the running for Rosen.

Other teams reportedly interested would be the Dolphins, Chargers and the Patriots. 

As the first round unfolds, a lot of clues will be given about which teams will be looking to add the former UCLA star. As other quarterbacks get drafted tonight - including players like Dwayne Haskins, Drew Lock and Daniel Jones - that likely will eliminate those teams from contention for Rosen. 

ESPN reported that Arizona is content going into the season with Murray and Rosen on their roster, but that seems like a bluff, according to folks around the league. 

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5 things to know about Nationals call-up Carter Kieboom

5 things to know about Nationals call-up Carter Kieboom

Top Nationals prospect Carter Kieboom, a 21-year-old infielder, is coming to join the Washington Nationals for Friday’s game against the San Diego Padres.

Jake Noll was sent back to Triple-A Fresno on Thursday to open a 25-man roster spot, as Kieboom is not on the 40-man roster.

Here are five things to know about Kieboom:

  1. He had an absolutely sizzling spring training.
    In early March, Kieboom ripped two home runs off fastballs from Houston Astros’ Justin Verlander in their spring training match-up. In the bottom of the second, Kieboom homered to left center from a high fastball. In the fourth, he crushed another fastball to left-center field… on his first pitch. 
     
  2. Yes, you have heard the name before.
    Spencer Kieboom, Carter’s brother, is a catcher for the Harrisburg Senators, the Double-A farm team for the Nationals. He was drafted by the Nats in the 5th round of the 2012 MLB June Amatuer Draft and sent to the Auburn Doubledays, the Nats’ Single-A farm team. Spencer was brought up to play for the Nationals during the 2018 season, but he started with the Senators this past March. 
     
  3. Kieboom was ACC bound.
    He committed to play shortstop at Clemson University, but he was selected by the Washington Nationals with the 28th selection in the first round of the 2016 MLB Draft. 
     
  4. Second base isn't his natural position.
    Kieboom began learning second base to hopefully take over for Brian Dozier in 2020, according to Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post
     
  5. Kieboom crushed it in the minors.
    With the Fresno Grizzlies this season, Kieboom has had 25 hits, 14 runs, three home runs and 18 RBIs. His batting average this season is .379, on base percentage is .506 and slugging percentage is .636.

 

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