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Update: Former Redskins WR Terrelle Pryor arrested on assault charge after being stabbed

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Update: Former Redskins WR Terrelle Pryor arrested on assault charge after being stabbed

UPDATE (5:30 p.m.): The Pittsburgh Police Department released a statement Saturday afternoon saying it's arrested Terrelle Pryor on a simple assault charge after he was taken to the hospital in critical condition with stab wounds in his chest and shoulder earlier that morning.

Pryor was allegedly engaged in an altercation with a female Pennsylvania resident. Both he and the woman were deemed "mutual combatants in this incident." She was charged with criminal attempt homicide and aggravated assault.

UPDATE (2:20 p.m.): Terrelle Pryor is in stable condition, according to NFL Network.

ORIGINAL (11:18 a.m.): Terrelle Pryor was stabbed in the shoulder and chest Friday night at his apartment in Pittsburgh, according to an ESPN report. The former wide receiver and quarterback is in critical condition as of Saturday morning.

WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh reports that a woman is in police custody in connection to the stabbing.

Pryor played in the NFL for seven seasons, most taking the field for the New York Jets in 2018. Originally drafted out of Ohio State as a quarterback, Pryor made the switch to wide receiver prior to the 2015 season with the Cleveland Browns.

After he caught 77 passes for 1,007 yards and four touchdowns in 2016, the Redskins signed him to a one-year, $8 million deal the following offseason. Pryor only wound up playing nine games for Washington, accumulating just 240 receiving yards and one score.

The Jacksonville Jaguars signed him in May but a hamstring injury prevented him from appearing in a game before being placed on IR. He reached an injury settlement with the team in September, and according to NFL Network, was deemed healthy.

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Redskins Talk live from Miami for Super Bowl week: How to watch, live stream, listen

Redskins Talk live from Miami for Super Bowl week: How to watch, live stream, listen

Before the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers play for the right to hoist the Lombardi Trophy, the Redskins Talk crew will break down the Redskins and happenings around the NFL.

JP Finlay and Mitch Tischler will welcome special guests everyday from Tuesday to Friday, live from Radio Row in Miami.

The Redskins are in the midst of a busy time, ushering in a new era under the direction of newly minted head coach Ron Rivera. With the NFL Combine, free agency and the draft right around the corner, Redskins Talk has your fix with analysis, discussion and high-profile guests. 

Here's everything you need to know.

Redskins Talk: End of Season Special

When: Every day from Tuesday, January 28, through Friday, January 31, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Radio Row in Miami

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Redskins' wide receiver Terry McLaurin planned NFL future in 2005 letter

Redskins' wide receiver Terry McLaurin planned NFL future in 2005 letter

Redskins wide receiver Terry McLaurin just finished his rookie season in the NFL and ranked among the best first-year pass catchers across the league in 2019. Among rookies, the Ohio State product ranked second in receptions with 59, second in receiving yards with 919 and tied for third in touchdowns with seven — all in 14 games.

That kind of production from a third-round pick may have surprised some. But for McLaurin, this was always the plan.

On Friday, McLaurin took to his Instagram story to post a letter he wrote in 2005 — when he was 10 years old — where he proclaimed his aspirations to be an NFL wide receiver.

“I really want to be a wide [receiver] and a starter,” McLaurin wrote in the letter titled ‘My Future.’ “I will play hard every game.”

McLaurin officially achieved his goal of becoming a professional wide receiver when the Redskins made him their third-round pick last April. He didn’t waste any time accomplishing the second part of his dream, cracking the starting lineup in the first game of the season against the Eagles.

In his letter, McLaurin also discussed the possibility of playing running back in the NFL. In his senior year of high school, the 2013 Indiana Mr. Football was an all-around weapon. He posted 14 total touchdowns, recorded 58 catches for 953 yards receiving and rushed for an additional 744 yards.

Ultimately, McLaurin settled into the receiver position in college when he joined the Buckeyes program. His best season came in his senior year, when he was paired with Dwayne Haskins, and caught 35 passes for 701 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Low productivity in college — just 75 career receptions — may have caused McLaurin’s fall to the third round. But now, he’s making up for it and was one of the steals of the draft.

If McLaurin’s standout numbers continue, he should have no problem accomplishing a couple other goals he laid out in the letter.

“Make lots of money and live in a big house,” a young McLaurin wrote.

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