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Browns win first game of season, but RGIII exits with concussion after scary hit

Browns win first game of season, but RGIII exits with concussion after scary hit

We get it folks.

You are probably going to leave a nasty comment below this article about how Robert Griffin III isn't in Washington, D.C. anymore and how CSN Mid-Atlantic shouldn't cover him.

Here's the issue.

1) The Browns won! Cleveland picked up win No. 1of the season, beating the Chargers 20-17. They play in the AFC North along with the Ravens, which makes this bizarre news somewhat relevant.

2) RGIII remains one of the most polarizing players in NFL, and despite him no longer playing in D.C., his time here was as memorable as it can get. It was the way he played and how it ended that lead us to continue to cover him.

In Week 15, RGIII ran for a nifty touchdown in the Browns' loss to the Bills, but also got destroyed in the open field, just like his time as a member of the Redskins.

And in Week 16, with the Browns clinging to a 20-17 lead over the Chargers with their first win of the season hanging in the balance, RGIII scrambled toward the first down marker and as he attempted to slide, got drilled in the head by Chargers' linbeacker Korey Toomer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEnAc1L_AZc

Now, this was not the product of RGIII not knowing how to slide, or putting himself in harms way. This was RGIII making the right play and attempting to get down, only to be hit in the head.

RGIII was taken off the field and evaluated for a concussion with 12 minutes remaining in the game.

He missed all but three games this season following a hit he took in the team's season-opener.

UPDATE: Griffin III seems to be in good spirits following the win.

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Dwayne Haskins wants the Redskins to draft another Buckeye wide receiver

Dwayne Haskins wants the Redskins to draft another Buckeye wide receiver

The Redskins recruiting coordinator and quarterback Dwayne Haskins wants to reunite with another one of his former Buckeye teammates in the NFL.

On Thursday, Haskins quote tweeted a video of WR K.J. Hill's highlights at the Senior Bowl with the caption "Need em."

After a back-and-forth, the Redskins' first-round draft pick sealed his approval on the draft prospect by tagging the Redskins' team account. 

K.J. Hill overlapped with Haskins for two years with the Ohio State Buckeyes. During Haskins' final year in Columbus, Hill was the No. 2 receiver with 70 receptions for 885 yards and six touchdowns. 

There was a small dip in production for Hill after Haskins left for the NFL, however, he became a bigger red zone target with 10 touchdowns. 

If the Redskins decided to adhere to their QB's requests, he would not be the only former pass-catching Buckeye to wear the Burgandy and Gold. Third-round draft pick Terry McLaurin was also on the 2018 Ohio State squad before making the move to the NFL.

Hill is just the latest player to be endorsed by Haskins since he became the Redskins starter.  Haskins has tweeted support for the Redskins to bring on Chad Johnson as a wide receiving coach, to draft Chase Young with the No. 2 overall pick, and to sign free agent WR Antonio Brown

Additionally, he understandably asked Trent Williams to come back to protect him on the offensive line after Bruce Allen was removed. 

Could the Redskins go and get another Buckeye in the draft?

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Redskins' Tress Way on his Pro Bowl experience: 'I did not realize it was this fun'

Redskins' Tress Way on his Pro Bowl experience: 'I did not realize it was this fun'

The Redskins may just have one Pro Bowler, but punter Tress Way is having an incredible time in Miami thus far.

The second-team All-Pro recipient has been in Orlando for less than 48 hours, but has quickly realized just how fun the week of the NFL's all-star game truly is.

"This sounds funny, but I did not realize it was this fun," Way told Redskins.com's Gabe Henderson on Wednesday on how his week has been thus far.

One of the punter's favorite parts of the week thus far was the basketball shoot-off Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll organized.

"Coach [Pete] Carroll had a shoot-off, had a basketball goal set up and a free throw line," Way said. "He kept calling offensive and defensive guys to come shoot for 30 seconds, and whoever made the most won. The place was going nuts. We had a quick meeting, came out here and did a glorified walkthrough, blasting music, dancing, throwing the ball around. It's seriously so fun, and it's just getting started."

Way, a first-time Pro Bowler, is not enjoying the experience by himself. Several family members made the trek down to Orlando to support the 29-year-old.

"I'm so thankful. This is so awesome," he said. "My whole family is here. I got more family coming. It is definitely surreal."

But perhaps the part Way is looking forward to the most is how he's planning on spending his Thursday evening. 

Way and his family are planning on spending the night at Harry Potter World. The punter never got into the series, much to his mother and little brother's dismay, but plans on going all-in when he arrives.

"I plan on learning all the spells, picking up a custom wand, and having a couple butter beers," Way said. "Really just embarrassing my wife, that's the main goal here. I will be the Master of Death; I will have all three deathly hollows by the time I leave, and pretty much just nerding out the entire night."

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