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Remember Rashad Ross? The former Redskins WR killed it in the AAF

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Remember Rashad Ross? The former Redskins WR killed it in the AAF

Rashad Ross played parts of three years with the Redskins, including the full 2015 season. He had blazing speed and was a weapon in the vertical pass game as well as on kickoffs. 

The team released Ross in 2016, and he hasn't played in the NFL since. 

This past weekend, however, Ross tore it up in his Alliance of American Football debut. Playing with the Arizona HotShots, Ross grabbed five catches for 103 yards and two touchdowns.

And he showed the speed too. 

For some former 'Skins teammates, Ross' performance was not a stunner. 

Ross got caught in a numbers game playing for the Redskins, when some of the coaching staff preferred Ryan Grant's game. Grant could play all three WR positions and was a big help on special teams. Ross played specials as a returner, but could only man the outside receiver spot. 

His speed is special, and the 'Skins could have used some last fall after Paul Richardson got hurt. 

If Ross can continue to stack up big games like he did in the AAF opening weekend, he could very well be on an NFL roster this summer when teams go to training camp. 

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Kirk Cousins ranked ninth on Forbes' top 100 highest-paid athletes in 2020

Kirk Cousins ranked ninth on Forbes' top 100 highest-paid athletes in 2020

Former Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is among the top 10 highest-paid athletes in the world in 2020, according to Forbes.

Cousins, who came in as the ninth highest-paid athlete overall, is the top-ranked NFL athlete on the list, coming in one spot above Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz.

Forbes estimated the Vikings QB's earnings at $60.5 million, with $58 million coming from his salary and $2.5 million from his endorsements.

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In March, Cousins signed a two-year, $66 million extension with the Vikings, one that included a $30 million signing bonus. The signal-caller originally signed with the Vikings in 2018 on a three-year, fully-guaranteed $84 million deal that at the time made him the highest-paid player in NFL history.

The Vikings signal-caller has earned over $130 million in his career thus far, according to OverTheCap.

Cousins spent the first six seasons of his career with the Redskins, with three of those years as the team's starter. The quarterback set the franchise's single-season passing yards record in 2016 when he threw for 4,917 yards for Washington. His 29 touchdown passes in 2017 were the second-most by any Redskins quarterback in a single-season.

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Newest Redskin Chase Young adds another award to his already impressive résumé

Newest Redskin Chase Young adds another award to his already impressive résumé

The awards just keep coming for Chase Young.

The Redskins first-round pick was named Ohio State's Male Athlete of the Year, the school announced on Friday.

Young's honor is just the latest award of many that the pass rusher has earned following his stellar junior season with the Buckeyes. The 21-year-old finished his final collegiate season with a nation-leading 16.5 sacks in just 12 games, earning Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and Bednarik Award (given to the country's best defensive player) honors.

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Additionally, the pass rusher was named a Heisman Trophy finalist this past December, becoming just the ninth defensive player since 1982 to be named a finalist for the award.

Young becomes the second Buckeye-turned-Redskin to win Ohio State's Male Athlete of the Year award in as many years, as quarterback Dwayne Haskins earned the honor in 2018-19.

Congratulations to Young and his family on the outstanding achievement.

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