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Redskins draft another edge rusher with their final pick in 2020 Draft

Redskins draft another edge rusher with their final pick in 2020 Draft

The Redskins entered the 2020 NFL Draft with their defensive line being the strongest position group on the team. That group got even better when the team used the No. 2 overall pick on Ohio State pass rusher Chase Young, who many experts considered the best overall prospect in the draft.

With many other holes to fill, many figured the Redskins were done adding to their defensive line. However, Washington used their final pick of the draft on N.C. State edge rusher James Smith-Williams.

Smith-Williams's best season for the Wolfpack came in 2018, where he finished with 37 tackles, 9.5 for loss, and six sacks. But as a senior, Smith-Williams appeared in just seven games due to a lower-body injury.

In Washington, Smith-Williams will likely compete for a roster spot. Washington's defensive line has five roster locks already: Matt Ioannidis, Jon Allen, Daron Payne, Chase Young and Ryan Kerrigan. Tim Settle and Caleb Brantley are also likely to make the roster, too.

If Smith-Williams is released come September, the pass rusher has a backup plan. The December 2018 graduate has already accepted a job to work for IBM whenever his football career ends.

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Washington fans get emotional on Twitter with reports of 'Redskins' being retired on Monday

Washington fans get emotional on Twitter with reports of 'Redskins' being retired on Monday

Monday will reportedly mark the end of a certain era in Washington football, as the team is expected to retire the name 'Redskins.'

Washington's football franchise was founded in 1933, and the team became the 'Washington Redskins' when the franchise moved from Boston to the nation's capital in 1937.

Over that span, Washington has won three Super Bowls, two NFL championships (pre-NFL-AFL merger) and had over 30 players inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

So, as fans found out Sunday evening that the 'Washington Redskins' were soon to be a thing of the past, many of them became emotional on Twitter about the team's successes over the years.

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Report: Washington will reveal new team name on Monday

Report: Washington will reveal new team name on Monday

Washington will reportedly retire the name 'Redskins' on Monday, but could the organization reveal the team's new moniker, too?

According to Mike Jones of USA TODAY, that's exactly what the team plans to do.

Jones' source would not reveal what the team's new name will be. Potential replacement names such as the Warriors, Redtails and particularly the Red Wolves, have grown popular on social media.

Whether Washington will formally introduce a new name on Monday is still unclear. While Jones reported that the team will reveal its new name, Ben Fischer of the Sports Business Journal reported the team has yet to finalize what the new moniker will be. Additionally, Washington could have some trouble trademarking its new name.

Washington first announced it was undergoing a "thorough review" of its name on July 3 after several major sponsors publicly pressured the team about changing the name.

"This process allows the team to take into account not only the proud tradition and history of the franchise but also input from our alumni, the organization, sponsors, the National Football League and the local community it is proud to represent on and off the field," Washington owner Dan Snyder said July 3.

Regardless if the new name is announced Monday or not, a change is imminent. NBC Sports Washington and multiple other sources have reported that the team will not play another game as the 'Washington Redskins' ever again.

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