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Redskins will consider trading for wide receiver to upgrade position, per source

Redskins will consider trading for wide receiver to upgrade position, per source

The Redskins need to upgrade their talent at wide receiver. That’s not a secret. 

In addition to available free agent options, the team is currently looking at possible trades around the league, sources tell NBC Sports Washington. 

Reports showed that the Redskins were active in the trade market for Antonio Brown, and although they didn’t land the former Steelers star, Washington is still in pursuit of a possible top-tier wideout. 

This offseason, Jay Gruden and Doug Williams both spoke about the need to add a receiver that can play on the outside of the offense. 

At the NFL Scouting Combine last month, Gruden specifically said of adding another wide receiver, “If you’re talking about that position you’re probably talking about a bigger guy.” Williams talked about the need for a “flanker.” 

Washington has the draft capital to potentially work a deal. 

The organization holds four picks in the Top 100 selections, including two third-rounders. Washington also has a bunch of extra late-round picks. Packaged together, that could present an appealing offer to an interested team. 

It’s speculative to suggest certain names that could become available elsewhere in the NFL, but keep in mind the Giants just traded Odell Beckham one year after signing him to a $90 million contract. 

In this 2019 offseason, anything can happen.

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Aaron Rodgers and Brooks Koepka, Kirk Cousins and Rickie Fowler and other QB/golfer comparisons

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Aaron Rodgers and Brooks Koepka, Kirk Cousins and Rickie Fowler and other QB/golfer comparisons

You may not immediately think quarterbacks and golfers have a lot in common, but the two types of athletes do share quite a few similarities.

They both look to rack up yardage. They both need to play their best on Sundays. And they both have to be as mentally sharp as they are physically in form.

So, with all that in mind (and, frankly, because Redskins training camp is still more than a month away), why not try to match up QBs with guys on the PGA Tour? 

FOR THE GALLERY FEATURING QB-TO-GOLFER COMPARISONS, CLICK HERE

That's the purpose of this NBCSportsWashington.com gallery, to pair up passers with golfers because of key traits they share. Who's the Patrick Mahomes on the links? Who's the Dustin Johnson of the NFL?

Those answers, and plenty more, lie in this list. So, go ahead and run through it, then head over to @PeteHaileyNBCS on Twitter to praise (or rip... yeah, most likely rip) the choices. No one will throw a flag or assess you a two-stroke penalty if you have some disagreements.  

FOR THE GALLERY FEATURING QB-TO-GOLFER COMPARISONS, CLICK HERE

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Redskins rookie Dwayne Haskins reacts to winning Ohio State Male Athlete of the Year

Redskins rookie Dwayne Haskins reacts to winning Ohio State Male Athlete of the Year

Ohio State named former quarterback Dwayne Haskins the 2019 Male Athlete of the Year on Wednesday, a few months after the Washington Redskins drafted Haskins in the first round. 

Washington drafted Haskins 15th overall in the 2019 NFL Draft, after Haskins threw 4,831 yards and 50 touchdowns with Ohio State in the 2018 season, the first season he started for the Buckeyes.

Haskins also set 28 Ohio State and seven Big Ten records in his junior year with the Buckeyes, after which he was awarded the Big Ten Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year, the Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year and the Chicago Tribune Silver Football award. 

Now Haskins vies for a spot as the Redskins' starting quarterback, after attending both Washington's voluntary organized team activities and mandatory minicamp. The rookie is one of three players––including Case Keenum and Colt McCoy, who is working back from injury––fighting for that spot in the starting lineup, as Washington prepares for the preseason.  

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