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Sports Uncovered: How to download the Sean Taylor, the NFL superstar we didn't get to know episode

Sports Uncovered: How to download the Sean Taylor, the NFL superstar we didn't get to know episode

Sports Uncovered is a six-part weekly anthology series that explores the stories that took the national sports world by storm by providing never before known facts and new perspectives

13 years removed from Sean Taylor tragic death, the former Redskins' safety's impact on the game and current players is still seen across the league

In the latest episode of Sports Uncovered, NBC Sports Washington shares untold stories that explain how those close to Taylor reacted to his death and why the NFL's biggest stars revere Taylor and continue to model their game after him.

The episode features current Redskins safety Landon Collins, Hall of Fame head coach Joe Gibbs, Sean Taylor's agent Drew Rosenhaus and three-time Pro Bowl linebacker Jonathan Vilma. 

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Sports Uncovered: Marathon on ice | Debuts June 25th

How the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins survived seven hours of playoff hockey as they battled in the longest game of the NHL's modern era.

Special guests: Flyers goalie Brian Boucher, Flyers forward Keith Jones, and Flyers defenseman Chris Therien

Sports Uncovered: The mysterious disappearance that changed a Super Bowl | Debuts July 9th

Barret Robbins in his own words - from prison - revealing the real reasons why he disappeared and missed playing in the Raiders' loss in Super Bowl XXXVII. 

Special guests: Barret Robbins, Pro Football Hall of Famer Tim Brown, and four-time Super Bowl champion Bill Romanowski.

Sports Uncovered: The Bill Belichick you don't know | Debuts July 16th

Bill Belichick's closest confidants reveal the side of the New England Patriots head coach the public doesn't get to see.

Special guests: Doug Flutie, Rodney Harrison, Charlie Weis

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Burning Questions: Which Washington Football Team player should we be talking more about?

Burning Questions: Which Washington Football Team player should we be talking more about?

As training camp continues to build, JP Finlay and Pete Hailey will answer burning questions related to the Washington Football Team.

Up next: Which player should we be talking more about as the season nears?

JP's pick: Landon Collins

This might seem odd, but one of Washington’s most expensive players is flying under the radar during the transition to the Ron Rivera era. 

That would be Landon Collins. 

An All Pro in 2016 with the Giants, Washington signed him to a long-term deal last year that included $45 million guaranteed. He was good last season, but not great, and he’s being paid to be great. 

When Rivera or Jack Del Rio get questions about their defense this fall, most center around a stocked defensive front or questions about cornerback depth. 

To break through and be a dominant defensive unit, Washington needs more out of Collins, too.

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Pete's pick: Montez Sweat

Thanks to being drafted alongside a prolific college quarterback, Montez Sweat was overlooked heading into his debut season. Now, because of Chase Young's presence, he's similarly sneaking into Year 2.

That doesn't lessen his importance to the defense, however.

For Washington's unit to be as ferocious as many hope it will be, all three of their pass rushers — Young, Ryan Kerrigan and Sweat — need to do damage.

Despite not having taken an NFL snap yet, it's almost expected that Young will feast right away. Kerrigan, meanwhile, is aging and coming off of his first experience with injuries as a pro, but his track record speaks for itself. Sweat is the one who feels like the X-factor in that trio.

He's very quiet, he's amongst the organization's deepest position and he's got a ways to go before justifying his 2019 draft position. But Sweat came on in the second half of the schedule as a rookie and if he keeps that up, he'll start drawing more attention  — both from fans and opponents.

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'Washington Rexes' name suggestion creates a stir on Twitter

'Washington Rexes' name suggestion creates a stir on Twitter

As the Washington Football Team searches for a permanent new moniker, it's no surprise that some rather unique names have been suggested. Take the Washington UFOs or Washington Wanderers as examples.

The newest member of that group is the Washington Rexes, a name highlighted by the team as part of the fan recommendations initiative it's taking. The name was recommended by a fan named Carl, and the reasoning behind it certainly unique.

"Washington Rexes. I know this seems strange, but hear me out. Washington is home to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, which houses an impressive collection of dinosaur skeletons, including a Tyrannosaurus Rex, one of the largest and most terrifying predators in history," Carl wrote. "Rexes would be an impressive nickname, implying strength, power, and ferocity. The mascot would be amazing. Plus, who doesn't love dinosaurs?" 

As wild as it may seem, Carl does kind of bring up some good points. The dinosaur is a very strong and scary animal, so it checks the intimidation box. The Smithsonian gives it the local connection and naming the stadium "Jurrasic Park" or something of that nature actually works. Wait, is Washington Rexes genuinely a good idea?

Well, for the most part, Twitter did not think so.

If dinosaurs weren't their thing, some suggested picturing it as an homage to former Washington quarterback Rex Grossman. 

Washington Rexes probably won't be the eventual name of the team. But, Carl deserves an A+ for creativity. 

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