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2018 NFL Mock Draft: Let's talk needs in the NFC East

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2018 NFL Mock Draft: Let's talk needs in the NFC East

With the college football regular season concluded, seemed like a good time for a new 2018 NFL mock draft.

Click on the link below for a fresh look at the first round, which includes new players and a new overall No. 1 selection. 

With the Philadelphia Eagles running away with the NFC East title, the New York Giants cratering and the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins somewhere in between, I thought why not peek ahead to the specific concerns for these teams as we head into the offseason. Therefore on this page you'll find the top two needs for each NFC East team heading into 2018. 

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Dallas Cowboys

1. Defensive tackle -- The Cowboys have some quality pieces on the outside, namely, pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence. Assuming the free agent stays, Dallas can look for help in the middle of the line.  There are a few options in the middle-to-late first round that offer pass-rush or run-stop help depending on what the Cowboys feel they need more.

2. Wide receiver -- When running back Ezekiel Elliott sat with a six-game suspension, quarterback Dak Prescott's numbers went way down. Correlation, right? Yes, but not completely what you might think. The Cowboys simply don't have many playmakers opposing defenses must fear. Adding one opposite Dez Bryant is key.

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New York Giants

1. Quarterback -- Takeaway any sense of disrespect that came from benching Eli Manning and what's important to note is Eli Manning isn't that great anymore. He's definitely turning 37 in 2018. Either way, the Giants need a plan at quarterback. They drafted Davis Webb in the third round in 2017. They may have a top-3 pick in 2018 with UCLA's Josh Rosen and USC's Sam Darnold ready to step in.

2. Offensive tackle -- One reason why nobody should blame Manning for the Giants' brutal record this season is because he plays behind a brutal offensive line. Former first-round pick Ereck Flowers is a mess at tackle. 

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Philadelphia Eagles

1. Offensive tackle -- Even if Jason Peters hadn't suffered a season-ending knee injury, the 35-year-old was coming close to the finish line. The Eagles cannot afford to go light with Carson Wentz's blindside protector. 

2. Cornerback  -- Locking up Alshon Jeffery with a contract extension removed wide receiver from this list.  Ronald Darby has game, but the Eagles could boost this unit.

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Washington Redskins

1. Quarterback -- Breaking news: Kirk Cousins might not return. Or maybe he signs a long-term deal. Perhaps the Redskins just tag him for a third consecutive year. We'll see what shakes out, but I'm in the camp that says Cousins isn't itching to stay. If true, the Redskins need to move on rather than bring him back with another one-year deal. If they go down that path, it's possible a quarterback is there for them in round one. Maybe. 

2. Inside linebacker -- The top three on the depth chart are all free agents. Keeping Zach Brown should be a priority, but more help is needed even if the tackling machine stays.  For those screaming "wide receiver" or "left guard" or pass rusher" or "defensive line depth," I hear you.

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Redskins at Packers Week 14: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

Redskins at Packers Week 14: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

The Washington Redskins (3-9) take a two-game winning streak to Wisconsin to take on the Green Bay Packers (9-3).

The game will serve as a reunion for a couple of former Redskins. First-year Packers head coach Matt LaFleur was the Redskins' quarterbacks coach from 2010-2013, and linebacker Preston Smith spent the first four seasons of his career in Washington before joining Green Bay this year.

LaFleur has led the Packers to a 9-3 record, including a 31-13 rout of the New York Giants last week, and Smith leads one of the league's top defenses in sacks. The Redskins took down the underperforming Carolina Panthers 29-21 last week thanks to a dominant performance from Derrius Guice.

The Packers lead the all-time series 20-16-1, however, the Redskins have won the last two matchups, both of which were played at home. Washington's last win in Green Bay came in October 1988.

Here's everything you need to know about their Week 14 matchup:

REDSKINS at PACKERS WEEK 14

Who: Washington Redskins (3-9) vs. Green Bay Packers (9-3)

What: Week 14 of the 2019 NFL regular season

When: Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, 1 p.m. ET

Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisc.

TV Channel: FOX

Live Stream: Stream on FuboTV, Pregame and postgame coverage streaming on NBCSportsWashington.com

Radio: Redskins Radio Network

Spread: Packers, -12.5

Over/Under: 42

Weather: 40 degrees, mostly cloudy

REDSKINS at PACKERS TV SCHEDULE:

8:30 a.m.: Pro Football Weekly

9:00 a.m.: Redskins Talk: Week 14

10:00 a.m.: Inside the Redskins

11:00 a.m.: Redskins Coaches Show

11:30 a.m.: Redskins Nation

12:00 p.m.: Redskins Kickoff Live

4:00 p.m.: Redskins Postgame Live 

REDSKINS 2019 SEASON SCHEDULE:

Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 8, Redskins at Eagles (L, 32-27)

Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 15, Cowboys at Redskins, (L, 31-21)

Week 3: Monday, Sept. 23, Bears at Redskins, (L, 31-15)

Week 4: Sunday, Sept. 29, Redskins at Giants, (L, 24-3)

Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 6, Patriots at Redskins, (L, 33-7)

Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 13, Redskins at Dolphins, (W, 17-16)

Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 20, 49ers at Redskins, 1 p.m. (L, 9-0)

Week 8: Thursday, Oct. 24, Redskins at Vikings, 8:20 p.m. (L, 19-9)

Week 9: Sunday, Nov. 3, Redskins at Bills, 1 p.m. (L, 24-9)

Week 10: BYE

Week 11: Sunday, Nov. 17, Jets at Redskins, 1 p.m. (L, 34-17)

Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 24, Lions at Redskins, 1 p.m. (W, 19-16)

Week 13: Sunday, Dec. 1, Redskins at Panthers, 1 p.m. (W, 29-21)

Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 8, Redskins at Packers, 1 p.m.

Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 15, Eagles at Redskins, 1 p.m.

Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 22, Giants at Redskins, 1 p.m.

Week 17: Sunday, Dec. 29, Redskins at Cowboys, 1 p.m.

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Dwayne Haskins invites Antonio Brown to play with the Redskins

Dwayne Haskins invites Antonio Brown to play with the Redskins

Can you imagine Antonio Brown catching footballs from Dwayne Haskins in a Redskins uniform? Apparently Haskins can.

Antonio Brown has not suited up for an NFL game since Week 2 of the season. Yet, Washington Redskins QB Dwayne Haskins is all on-board on giving the WR a chance in D.C.

On Friday, Brown posted on Instagram an apology for his actions for anyone that he offended. He admitted to not handling the situations throughout 2019 in the best way possible and called his own actions inexcusable. He also said he is looking to get back to the NFL and mending relationships with the organizations involved. 

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First and foremost, I’d like to apologize to my family, friends and anyone who I offended. I never once meant to make anyone feel like I wasn’t thankful and appreciative of the opportunity that I was afforded to play the game I love. I’ve worked hard over the years to earn a chance to compete in the greatest game on earth. Over the years I was met with challenges and I can honestly say I didn’t handle those challenges in the manner that I should have. Over the past few weeks I’ve had the opportunity to think about everything that’s transpired and I am deeply sorry to all who I’ve offended. While my behavior was inexcusable, sometimes when people are coming at you with false information and allegations, we handle ourselves in ways that we sometimes regret. I do take full responsibility for my actions and I’m working everyday to repair what I broke. I do know that if I’m ever given the opportunity to play the game that I love, I’m going to work extremely hard to show the world how much I appreciate another chance. To the organizations that I offended, I offer my sincere apology to you and my hope is that you forgive me and help me move on from this minor setback. I look forward to competing and helping a team reach their goals.

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Haskins replied to the post "Letssss gooo bro. AB to DC" with the looking eyes emoji. During the offseason, the pair of them teamed up for a workout before Haskins even made it to training camp. 

The last year of AB's career has been marred in controversy. He basically stiff-armed his way into a trade out of Pittsburgh, had helmet and feet issues in Oakland, and his stint with the Patriots was cut short due to reports of sexual assault.

Brown is still one of the top talents in the NFL despite not playing for the majority of the season. Wide receiver is still clearly a need for Washington. Don't necessarily expect the Redskins to come calling though after Haskins' endorsement. 

The team has had over 10 weeks to pursue the four-time All-Pro. There have been no reports out of Ashburn in that time. 

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