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Chris Baker explains story behind Week 3 sideline argument with Joe Barry

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Chris Baker explains story behind Week 3 sideline argument with Joe Barry

Chris Baker and Joe Barry didn't always see eye to eye, and there were a few examples of that just this past season.

There was Baker openly voicing his displeasure about Barry's decision not to rush the passer during the Lions' final drive in Week 7, a drive that concluded with Matt Stafford throwing a game-winning touchdown and Detroit stealing a win Washington could've used.

And there was also an incident back in the Redskins' first matchup with the Giants, where cameras caught Baker yelling at Barry on MetLife Stadium's sidelines. So now, knowing that the Burgundy and Gold have moved on from Barry as their defensive coordinator, Baker is celebrating, right?

Not exactly. In a new installment of CSN's #RedskinsTalk podcast with JP Finlay, the defensive lineman downplayed the argument in New York, and said overall, he and his now-former coach did in fact get along.

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"I had a great relationship with Joe Barry," Baker told Finlay. "Our wives liked each other, our families are always around each other."

"But football is a competitive sport and me and him got into it at the Giants game," he continued, explaining what happened. "I think it was nickel and I wanted us to be in base on the two-yard line, and the Giants scored an easy touchdown so we got at it a little bit after the start of that game. But me and Joe Barry have a great relationship. Of course, at any time, during a season, during a game, things can go wrong."

No. 92 said that in those little dust-ups, curse words are thrown around but apologies follow soon after, before each side goes back to pursuing the common goal of getting better. Unfortunately for Barry, that goal just wasn't accomplished often enough in 2016.

For more from CSN's chat with Chris Baker, including his thoughts on Greg Manusky as Washington's next coordinator and whether the defense needs more talent, click here for the #RedskinsTalk Podcast on iTunes, here for Google Play or press play below. Don't forget to subscribe!

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Arizona State punter Michael Turk dominates the bench press at NFL Combine

Arizona State punter Michael Turk dominates the bench press at NFL Combine

As far as reputations go in the NFL, punters are not generally known as the tough, strong guys on the team.

Arizona State punter Michael Turk is working to change that.

At the NFL Combine on Thursday, Turk stepped up to the bench press with 225 pounds on the bar waiting for him. What did he do? Just casually ripped off 25 reps.

Yes, you are seeing that correctly. A punter just put up 25 reps on the bench press. That number is impressive as is, for anyone of any position. However, let's put it in context to show just how strong Turk is.

Jadaveon Clowney, Chandler Jones and Rob Gronkowski are all known as some of the strongest humans to ever hit the football field. Their bench reps? 21, 22 and 23, respectively. Michael Turk, the punter, out-did them

Turk will need his legs to impress teams and scouts as he looks to head to the NFL, but he clearly has plenty of power in the upper body as well. If whatever team he lands on wants to run a fake punt, defenders won't have an easy time taking him down.

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Report: Trent Williams wants a new deal or a trade from Redskins

Report: Trent Williams wants a new deal or a trade from Redskins

INDIANAPOLIS -- While recent meetings between Redskins head coach Ron Rivera and disgruntled left tackle Trent Williams helped repair the relationship between star player and team, the situation isn't resolved.

In fact, Williams still wants to be traded if he can't get a new contract, according to a new report from NFL Network.

Williams did not play a single snap for Washington in 2019. Not one. That came as the result of a cancer scare that he didn't believe was adequately handled by the Redskins medical staff. He also lost trust in former team president Bruce Allen. Importantly too, Williams wanted a new contract with lots of guaranteed money. 

Rivera has overhauled the Redskins medical staff and Allen is obviously gone from the team, but the contract hurdles remain. 

For the Redskins a new deal for Williams might not make a lot of sense. He will turn 32 in July and hasn't played a full 16-game season since 2013. He's also a great player, so perhaps an extension could make sense. 

The best read on the situation is Williams likely won't play on his current contract, which has one-year remaining and a salary-cap charge of $14.5 million. None of that money is guaranteed. 

Right now, it seems like both sides are playing nice. The Redskins don't want to come out and say they're not going to pay Trent. And Trent's side doesn't want to come out and demand a trade. The meetings with Rivera and Williams mattered in that a resolution that pleases both sides is possible. 

What seems impossible, or at least unlikely at this point, is that Williams wears the Burgundy and Gold this fall unless a new contract emerges.

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