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Free Agency: Who's left, wide receiver edition

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Free Agency: Who's left, wide receiver edition

Now that salary cap-gate over, what's next for the Redskins 53-man roster. According to Rich Tandler - and without factoring in potential savings by cutting certain veterans - there is around 3.8 million left to play with, some of which goes toward signing the remaining draft picks. So, what should the Shanahans do with that remaining coin? Considering the free agent options remaining are your rank and file types, there are few must-have players. Regardless, you never know what happens between now and the start of training camp and the regular season. That is why we're compiling this list of the viable and rainy day options among remaining NFL free agents. So far, we focused on the available offensive tackleline, running back and defensive back options. Now, the wide receivers.Tandler recently broke down about the Redskins depth chart where both young and veteran pieces exists. Of course, the collective age could get knocked a peg or two or depending on what happens with Santana Moss. Considering the free agent dollars and draft picks allocated with this group, you would like to think more help is not required.However, should the unforseen occur or Mike Shanahan decides he needs more bodies, here are some of the names the Redskins could be calling on. At first glance, let's hope it does not come down to that...Plaxico Burress: Considering his absence from the game, Burress actually posted solid numbers in 2011 with the Jets - 45 receptions for 612 yards and eight touchdowns - especially. If a sizeable and veteran red zone target is what's desired - in other words, the Leonard Hankerson experience goes wrong -Burress isthe one to call, unlike...

Braylon Edwards: Basically the former high first round pick has had one dominant NFL season, a few solid campaigns and one true clunker. Too bad for the 6-foot-3 Edwards, that last mention took place last season with only 15catches in nine games with the 49ers. The name draws attention, but not sure his play does anymore.Mark Clayton: When he's on the field, the former Ravens and Rams wide out produces, often surprisingly so. The issue is that the 30-year-old's knees won't let him; Clayton played in only seven games the last two seasons. If given a clean bill of health, could be the best overall threat available.Mike Sims-Walker: In 2009, MSW had the look of a rising star after a breakout season with the Jaguars. In 2010, he scored seven touchdowns for the second straight season. In 2011, knee injuries finally caught up with him. After only six games and 12 receptions, the Jaguars released Sims-Walker. Still, he is only 27. Flier potential.David Anderson: The six-year veteran played six games here last season (7-79-1) and the five seasons prior with the Texans. In other words, he knows the system. Depending on the scenario, that could be enough to receive a call.Others: Roy Williams, Patrick Crayton, Kassim Osgood.

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Aaron Rodgers and Brooks Koepka, Kirk Cousins and Rickie Fowler and other QB/golfer comparisons

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Aaron Rodgers and Brooks Koepka, Kirk Cousins and Rickie Fowler and other QB/golfer comparisons

You may not immediately think quarterbacks and golfers have a lot in common, but the two types of athletes do share quite a few similarities.

They both look to rack up yardage. They both need to play their best on Sundays. And they both have to be as mentally sharp as they are physically in form.

So, with all that in mind (and, frankly, because Redskins training camp is still more than a month away), why not try to match up QBs with guys on the PGA Tour? 

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That's the purpose of this NBCSportsWashington.com gallery, to pair up passers with golfers because of key traits they share. Who's the Patrick Mahomes on the links? Who's the Dustin Johnson of the NFL?

Those answers, and plenty more, lie in this list. So, go ahead and run through it, then head over to @PeteHaileyNBCS on Twitter to praise (or rip... yeah, most likely rip) the choices. No one will throw a flag or assess you a two-stroke penalty if you have some disagreements.  

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Redskins rookie Dwayne Haskins reacts to winning Ohio State Male Athlete of the Year

Redskins rookie Dwayne Haskins reacts to winning Ohio State Male Athlete of the Year

Ohio State named former quarterback Dwayne Haskins the 2019 Male Athlete of the Year on Wednesday, a few months after the Washington Redskins drafted Haskins in the first round. 

Washington drafted Haskins 15th overall in the 2019 NFL Draft, after Haskins threw 4,831 yards and 50 touchdowns with Ohio State in the 2018 season, the first season he started for the Buckeyes.

Haskins also set 28 Ohio State and seven Big Ten records in his junior year with the Buckeyes, after which he was awarded the Big Ten Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year, the Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year and the Chicago Tribune Silver Football award. 

Now Haskins vies for a spot as the Redskins' starting quarterback, after attending both Washington's voluntary organized team activities and mandatory minicamp. The rookie is one of three players––including Case Keenum and Colt McCoy, who is working back from injury––fighting for that spot in the starting lineup, as Washington prepares for the preseason.  

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