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Reuben Foster injured, needs to be carted off 3 plays into Redskins OTAs

Reuben Foster injured, needs to be carted off 3 plays into Redskins OTAs

UPDATE: At Jay Gruden's press conference later Monday, the head coach described Foster's injury as "very concerning," but he did not elaborate with more details.

The hope for the 2019 Redskins was that they'd fare much better when it came to injuries compared with their previous two seasons. Things are off to a very bad start, though.

On just the third play of Washington's first OTA session of the offseason, Reuben Foster went down. The linebacker clutched at his left leg and was seen writhing in pain on the Ashburn practice field. 

A group of Bruce Allen, Jay Gruden, Greg Manusky and Landon Collins soon circled around Foster, as well as trainers. Shaun Dion Hamilton, a fellow Alabama product, also hung around the defender. Eventually, a cart was brought out for Foster.

After staying on the ground for an extended time, Foster was carted off.

He was in tears, per reports.

The 25 year old was seeing his first action with the Burgundy and Gold and was expected to be an X-factor for Manusky's unit. Last month, the NFL announced it would not suspend him after he was arrested twice for alleged domestic violence.

His injury completed shifted the mood of the practice, which started off focusing on the QB battle between Dwayne Haskins and Case Keenum.

The severity of the injury won't be known until the team provides an update, but as of now, it looks to be a serious one. And just like that, the Redskins are again dealing with a familiar problem.

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Report: Washington to announce name change from Redskins 'in next few days'

Report: Washington to announce name change from Redskins 'in next few days'

The Washington football team will reveal the team's new name over “the next few days,” according to a report on ESPN Radio's Dallas-Forth Worth station by Yahoo's Chris Robinson.

The report also says that NFL teams have "been told to scrub the old racist logo off of their platforms."

Eight days ago, the team announced they would be conducting a "thorough review" of the team's name after mounting pressure from several prominent sponsors. 

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It has been reported by NBC Sports Washington and others that a new name would be coming before the kickoff of the 2020 season. The pressure was further amplified on Friday after a report indicated that FedEx would remove all signage from the team's stadium following the 2020 season if the name was not changed. FedEx said that the current name "Redskins" would harm the image and reputation of its brand and it goes against the company's ideals.

One NFL business expert says that attempting to create a new name and identity would be a "Herculean task." Given the short turnaround time with the season set to start in less than two months, there would be several hurdles. 

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However, as more apparel providers continue to pull the team's merchandise off the shelves and minority owners wanting to sell their stake, options may be dwindling for the team. 

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SEE IT: Antonio Gandy-Golden makes incredible one-handed catch on pass from Dwayne Haskins

SEE IT: Antonio Gandy-Golden makes incredible one-handed catch on pass from Dwayne Haskins

Dwayne Haskins has spent the offseason working on his craft with so many wide receivers it's hard to keep track of all the names. Antonio Brown, Jerry Jeudy, Chad Johnson and Terry McLaurin are just some of the names he's connected with as he prepares for Year 2 in the league. 

One player he hadn't worked with yet was Washington's fourth-round selection in the 2020 NFL Draft, Antonio-Gandy Golden. That is until now.

Videos have circulated on social media of Gandy-Golden joining Haskins for the latest round of training, and the two look like they already have some strong chemistry.

As good as that looks, you may be thinking "okay, but let's see how they look when there are defenders involved." Well, this is what happened when Haskins worked with Gandy-Golden in coverage. Hint: it's even better than the first clip.

Note: There is profanity in the video.

That's right, just your casual one-handed grab, no big deal. A replica of that in the end zone during Sundays this season is something Washington fans -- and Ron Rivera -- would love to see.

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When it comes to the receiving core in Washington, Terry McLaurin has established himself as the clear-cut first option. But besides that, Haskins is still in search of consistent targets. Gandy-Golden is young and will need to adjust to the defense and route-running at the professional level, but there's no reason he can't eventually assert himself as a main target.

The more he and Haskins can work together to build a sense of familiarity, and the more insane catches he can make, the brighter the future will be in Washington. 

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