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Redskins rookie camp will feature nearly 40 tryout players, including 4 QBs

Redskins rookie camp will feature nearly 40 tryout players, including 4 QBs

The TV cameras will be focused on Jonathan Allen and Ryan Anderson, but the Redskins brass will also have their eyes on 37 tryout players at Redskins rookie camp this weekend. 

The list goes long, but at the top come four quarterbacks trying out. It's highly unlikely any of the passers make the 53-man roster this fall, but it's certainly possible one of the passers could stay with the team through OTAs and maybe even minicamp later this summer. 

Mike Fafaul headlines the QB group. In eight games at UCLA last season he threw for more than 1,600 yards to go with 12 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Below is the full list of tryout players, beginning with the signal callers.

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  • Cody Keith, Quarterback, New Mexico Highlands             
  • Alex Snyder, Quarterback, Tufts
  • Mike Fafaul, Quarterback, UCLA
  • Oluwafemi Bamiro, Quarterback, North Carolina A&T
  • Tyler Hull, Punter, South Carolina
  • Hunter Windmuller, Punter, William & Mary
  • Conrad Ukropina, Kicker, Stanford
  • Verlan Hunter, Wide Receiver, Grambling State
  • Brian Hunca, Wide Receiver, Kenyon College
  • Marrio Norman, Defensive Back, Coastal Carolina
  • Jarrett Ross, Defensive Back, Maryland 
  • Kelvin Rainey, Defensive Back, Virginia
  • Jamar Baynard, Running Back, Wesley College   
  • Blake McCain, Defensive Back, Kentucky
  • Deadrick Jones, Defensive Back, Morgan State
  • Anthony Wales, Running Back, Western Kentucky
  • Emmanuel Holder, Fullback, Towson
  • Titus Howard, Defensive Back, Slippery Rock
  • Jameel Jackson, Defensive Back, Grambling State
  • Tarean Folston, Running Back, Notre Dame        
  • Bradley Street, Defensive Back, Alabama State   
  • Se'Von Pittman, Linebacker, Akron         
  • Paul Kelly, Long Snapper, Nebraska        
  • Tevin Homer, Defensive Back, Florida Atlantic    
  • Cass Weitl, Linebacker, Northwest Missouri State            
  • Arkez Cooper, Linebacker, Grambling State         
  • Zack Ryan, Linebacker, Ball State
  • Nico Marley, Linebacker, Tulane
  • Denzell Dotson, Offensive Lineman, Midwestern State   
  • Tino Tuilata, Offensive Lineman, Midwestern State
  • Mario Yakoo, Offensive Lineman, Boise State     
  • Jordan Thompson, Tight End, Ohio         
  • Manasseh Garner, Tight End, Pittsburgh
  • Nicholas Norris, Wide Receiver, Western Kentucky          
  • B.J. Singleton, Defensive Lineman, Houston        
  • James Duberg, Defensive Lineman, Harvard       
  • Kevin Kavalec, Defensive Lineman, Boston College

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Trent Williams planned to play for Redskins in 2019 before being placed on Non-Football Injury list

Trent Williams planned to play for Redskins in 2019 before being placed on Non-Football Injury list

Former Redskins left tackle Trent Williams did not play a snap for the Burgundy and Gold in 2019, but that almost wasn't the case.

Williams held out for the first half of the 2019 season after Redskins team doctors misdiagnosed a cancerous growth on his head for nearly six years. The 31-year-old reported just minutes before the trade deadline after the organization refused to trade him, but failed his physical due to helmet discomfort. Shortly after, he was placed on the Non-Football Injury list, which ended his season.

On the latest episode of NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport's podcast, Williams explained that he actually planned to play for the Redskins in 2019 after he eventually reported to the team.

"The competitive juices started to flow, so I was really prepared to make my return last year," Williams said. "I know all of the things that had went on and just being in that facility, being around teammates, being around the guys you fought with and bled with for some many years. It was almost impossible for me to fight the urge not to just want to get back on the field."

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After the left tackle could not find a comfortable helmet, he had arranged for a new one to be shipped. Once the new helmet arrived, the left tackle planned on making his return. 

"I was literally waiting on my new helmet to come in," he said. "I was getting ready to kind of gear up and it was going to be somewhat of a surprise to some, but I think for the people who know me best they know how competitive I am. 

"I was put on NFI right before I could even get the helmet to get back out there," Williams continued. "It was a bummer but figured it was just how it was supposed to work out."

By placing Williams on the NFI list, the Redskins saved nearly $6 million in salary.

Washington traded the seven-time Pro Bowler to the San Francisco 49ers on April 25 in exchange for a 2020 fifth-round pick and a 2021 third-round pick. Williams has one year remaining on his current deal.

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NFL agrees to three rule changes, fourth-and-15 onside kick proposal yet to be voted on

NFL agrees to three rule changes, fourth-and-15 onside kick proposal yet to be voted on

NFL teams agreed to three rule adaptations for the 2020 season on Thursday, the league announced in a statement.

The three rule changes were as follows:

  • Scoring plays and turnovers that were negated by penalty will now automatically be reviewed.
     
  • Kickoff and punt returners are now given defenseless player protection rules should they have possession of the ball and not enough time to avoid contact of their opponent.
     
  • Teams can no longer manipulate game clock by committing multiple dead ball fouls with the clock running.

Additionally, the NFL agreed to a bylaw change that increases the number of players that can return from Injured Reserve from two to three has been approved. The NFL has yet to confirm.

However, the most fascinating proposal from the NFL's virtual owners meetings -- the 4th-and-15 onside kick proposal -- has yet to be voted on.

The proposal would allow teams to have one fourth-and-15 play from their own 25-yard line in place of an inside kick. 

Pelissero reports that owners did have an unofficial vote regarding the proposal on Thursday, by taking a show of hands, and the proposal did not have enough to pass. There has yet to be an official vote, however.

This is a developing story. We will provide more updates as they come.

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