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Heavy interest between Sean McVay and Rams, and maybe Wade Phillips too, per report

Heavy interest between Sean McVay and Rams, and maybe Wade Phillips too, per report

The prospect of the Redskins losing offensive coordinator Sean McVay continues to grow. McVay has already interviewed with the Rams and 49ers, and now reports show he is expected to interview again with Los Angeles. 

Should LA hire McVay, he would be the youngest head coach in NFL history at 30 years old. The Rams are an interesting prospect for McVay, as his work with Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is certainly a big highlight in his career. Cousins' development as an NFL starter is not all attributable to McVay, but the coordinator has been a big part of the quarterback's ascension. 

With the Rams, McVay would get to work with 2016 No. 1 overall draft pick Jared Goff. The rookie did not look impressive in seven starts this season, throwing nearly 1,100 yards, five touchdowns, seven interceptions and completing just 54 percent of his passes. Still, he has a lot of promise, and McVay would be tasked with tapping into it. 

Losing McVay would be a blow for Washington, as the Redskins offense has steadily improved under his tenure at coordinator. Jay Gruden would have to decide on a new play caller, though many expect the position would be filled internally. 

One wrinkle in the McVay story is his reported preference of defensive coordinator should he get the Rams job.

If McVay gets hired in LA, and then hires Phillips, that would eliminate the former Broncos defensive coordinator from the Redskins open job. 

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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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