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NFL Draft 2017 Redskins live blog: Second round draft tracker updates, analysis

NFL Draft 2017 Redskins live blog: Second round draft tracker updates, analysis

The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft is in the books, and the Redskins got themselves aa steal in Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen with the No. 17 overall pick.

On Friday, the second and third rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft takes place, and the Redskins head into the second day with two picks at their disposal.

The Redskins will select No. 49 overall (2nd-17) and No. 81 overall (3rd-17) unless they make a draft day trade.

Will the Redskins make a trade? Who are the best available players in the second and third round? 

The CSN NFL Draft Second Round Live Blog has you covered.

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What: 2017 NFL Draft, Rounds 2-3
When: Friday, April 28, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. ET
Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Penn.
TV Channel: ESPN, NFL Network
Live Stream: WatchESPN App

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Lets head to the Live blog (Click here for First Round Live Blog):

REDSKINS 2017 NFL DRAFT SECOND ROUND TRACKER

11:50 PM - The third round has come to an end. The Packers will be first up when the draft resumes on Saturday. 

11:33 PM - 105TH PICK: PITTSBURGH STEELERS TAKE PITTSBURGH RB JAMES CONNER.

James Conner beat cancer. Now he's going to beat NFL defenders into the end zone in his hometown. An incredible story.

11:23 PM - Kid, I have an idea... you back up the two-time Super Bowl champion. 

11:20 PM - 99TH PICK: PHILADELPHIA EAGLES TAKE WEST VIRGINIA CB RASUL DOUGLAS.

Unfortunately, the Eagles have addressed their need in the secondary. 

11:03 PM - 92ND PICK: DALLAS COWBOYS TAKE MICHIGAN CB JOURDAN LEWIS.

The Cowboys add another cornerback. Given how the rest of the division has reloaded at receiver, a wise strategy. 

11:00 PM - 91ST PICK: LOS ANGELES RAMS TAKE BOSTON COLLEGE S JOHN JOHNSON.

10:36 PM - 84TH PICK: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS TAKE PENN STATE WR CHRIS GODWIN. 

As if the Bucs didn't already have enough offensive firepower. 

10:26 PM - 81ST PICK: WASHINGTON REDSKINS TAKE UCLA CB FABIAN MOREAU.

London Fletcher gave it right back to the Philly fans. 

10:15 PM - 78TH PICK: BALTIMORE RAVENS TAKE ALABAMA OLB TIM WILLIAMS. 

Alabama to DMV continues. 

10:02 PM - 74TH PICK: BALTIMORE RAVENS TAKE MICHIGAN DE CHRIS WORMLEY

9:52 PM - 69TH PICK: LOS ANGELES RAMS TAKE EASTERN WASHINGTON WR COOPER KUPP.

Nice. 

9:39 PM - WE'VE REACHED THE THIRD ROUND. 65TH PICK: CLEVELAND BROWNS TAKE CHARLOTTE DT LARRY OGUNJOBI.

9:15 PM - 60TH PICK: DALLAS COWBOYS SELECT COLORADO CB CHIWODE AWUZIE. 

Drew Pearson, who announced the pick, turned heel on Philly.

And the full video:

9:04 PM - 56TH PICK: OAKLAND RAIDERS SELECT UCONN S OBI MELIFONWU.

Washington still has a need at safety and that is one less on the board when the Redskins are up next.

8:58 PM - 55TH PICK: NEW YORK GIANTS SELECT ALABAMA DT DALVIN TOMLINSON.

The Giants added another star in the middle of their defensive line.

8:47 PM - 52ND PICK: CLEVELAND BROWNS SELECT NOTRE DAME QB DESHONE KIZER. 

8:28 PM - 49TH PICK: WASHINGTON REDSKINS SELECT ALABAMA OLB RYAN ANDERSON.

Redskins are 2-for-2 on drafting Alabama defensive stars. Roll Tide. 

8:24 PM - 48TH PICK: CINCINNATI BENGALS TAKE OKLAHOMA RB JOE MIXON.

So, there's that. 

8:14 PM - 45TH PICK: CHICAGO BEARS TAKE ASHLAND TE ADAM SHAHEEN.

The first non-FBS player selected in the draft. 

8:05 PM - 43RD PICK: PHILADELPHIA EAGLES TAKE WASHINGTON CB SIDNEY JONES.

Another player the Redskins really liked and could have taken at No. 49. Now he's going to a rival. Ouch. 

7:53 PM - 41ST PICK: MINNESOTA VIKINGS TAKE FLORIDA STATE RB DALVIN COOK.

He seemed to be one of the Redskins favorite prospects. They will have to look elsewhere at running back now.

7:41 PM - 38TH PICK: SAN DIEGO CHARGERS TAKE WESTERN KENTUCKY G/C FORREST LAMP.

He was mocked to the Redskins often throughout the draft process. Also, he loves lamp:

7:34 PM - 36TH PICK: ARIZONA CARDINALS TAKE WASHINGTON S BUDDA BAKER.  

Another potential target for the Redskins is off the board. 

7:25 PM - 35TH PICK: SEATTLE SEAHAWKS TAKE MICHIGAN STATE DL MALIK MCDOWELL. 

McDowell was considered a target of the Redskins, so that is one man off the list. 

7:15 PM - THE FIRST PICK OF THE SECOND ROUND IS IN --  33RD PICK: GREEN BAY TAKES WASHINGTON CB KEVIN KING. 

The Packers were considered one of the teams likely to take RB Dalvin Cook. Could his slide continue to No. 49? 

7:13 PM - Do you get it? Do you? His name is Taco! 

7:05 PM - You won't believe this, but the Philadelphia crowd let Roger Goodell have it ... again. 

6:22 PM - File this in the "stories we didn't expect to see" folder -- Per Anita Marks, the Giants were looking to trade up for QB Pat Mahomes II from Texas Tech. I guess Eli Manning can't play forever, but using a first round pick on his heir apparent in 2017 didn't seem likely.

5:27 PM - As more information about CB Gareon Conley taking a polygraph has come out, so too have questions about the legality of it. 

4:50 PM - Rich Tandler narrowed down the Redskins' second and third-round NFL Draft choices to just five guys. Here they are. 

4:45 PM - This list will be important today. Who are the best available players the Redskins could think about drafting in the second round?

4:30 PM - We wrote about this, but this graphic is worth looking at again. And again. And again.

4:20 PM - Want to get to know the NFL Draft prospects? Want to go inside the war room with a former GM? Ever wondered what a player evaluation looks like? Former NFL GM Charley Casserly and CSN's Julie Donaldson have you covered in our CSN Draft Room. It's your go-to source for 2017 NFL Draft material.

4:05 PM - The CSN team is all over the place today. Be sure to follow them on Twitter. Redskins Insider JP Finlay is at the Draft in Philadelphia. Redskins writer Rich Tandler and CSN anchor Chick Hernandez are at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va. and NFL analyst Trevor Matich is in the CSN Draft Room. Be sure to follow @CSNRedskins for all your draft night coverage. 

4:00 PM - Welcome to CSN's live draft tracker for the 2017 NFL Draft on Thursday night.

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Redskins injury woes were league-wide issue in 2019

Redskins injury woes were league-wide issue in 2019

Injuries are a part of the game. In something as physically demanding and grueling as football, they are bound to happen. 

But for the Redskins, injuries have seemed like more of a definite than a possibility in recent seasons, and 2019 was no different. However, when looking at the trend from a league-wide perspective, they were not alone.

According to a report by the Associated Press, NFL teams lost over $500 million to either Week 1 starters who were injured or players who ended the season on injured reserve during the 2019 season.

Washington certainly contributed to that number, as the 3-13 season was filled with injuries. From the beginning to the end, the Redskins consistently had players end up on IR. By the end, the likes of Jordan Reed, Derrius Guice, Brandon Scherff and a plethora of others were all on the sideline come gameday.

The Redskins also fit the mold when it came to which type of players were suffering the most injuries. Associated Press reported that wide receivers were the most injured group in 2019, with cornerbacks and safeties coming right behind. Looking at Washington, the IR was littered with those skill position players. 

Paul Richardson Jr. and Trey Quinn were unable to stay healthy, leaving the Redskins with a thin receiving corps. As for the secondary, Quinton Dunbar, Jimmy Moreland, Deshazor Everett, Danny Johnson, Fabian Moreau and Montae Nicholson all finished the season not suiting up. By the final few weeks, Washington was pulling players off the street and inserting them into the game.

Yet, while the Redskins' list of injuries goes on and on, they were not alone. Per the report, the New York Jets racked up the most players on IR with 21, while the Philadelphia Eagles had the most money going toward players that were not active on the field.

There's no denying that the Redskins dealt with a large number of injuries in 2019, but it looks as if they were not unique. With a new training staff coming in for 2020, Washington will look to become an outlier on the injury trend rather than a big contributor.

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FedEx Field has a plan for maintaining grass for Redskins season after its event-filled summer

FedEx Field has a plan for maintaining grass for Redskins season after its event-filled summer

Partly due to their relentless passion and partly due to the large amount of things their favorite organization has trouble with, Redskins fans seem to be aware of and care about plenty of things most NFL fans don't pay any attention to.

For example, when the team changed trainers this past offseason, it was crucial news. The trainer!

Or how about all of the focus and debate on Washington's ping pong table in the locker room (which no longer exists, by the way). The Redskins are a football team, yet thousands of folks had a strong opinion on a piece of equipment that's typically used to avoid strange relatives at family gatherings. 

Yet even those two storylines don't get as much attention as the quality of FedEx Field's field, and concerns are mounting about said quality now that a handful of concerts and events at the stadium have been announced for the summer.

As of now, BTS (May 27), Justin Bieber (Aug. 21) and Rammstein (Aug. 27) will all appear in Landover, as will Monster Jam (June 6). For those tracking at home, those are three internationally-known music artists and a giant collection of trucks meant to create destruction scheduled to stop by the Redskins' home, with Bieber and Rammstein doing so just before the regular season begins.

According to JP Finlay, however, a plan is in place to ensure that FedEx Field's grass isn't compromised for the Burgundy and Gold:

The question remains how the team will fit their home preseason games in between the other things that are going on, but they do intend to start fresh before the NFL returns. 

So, that should calm everyone down (note: it won't). That means you're free to return to your takes about the new training staff and the ping pong table. Have fun. 

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