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Redskins trade Barnes, make cuts

Redskins trade Barnes, make cuts

TheRedskins have traded cornerback Kevin Barnes to the Lions in exchange for aconditional draft pick, Coach Mike Shanahan confirmed Monday evening.Shanahandeclined to specify the conditions, though he indicated the 25-year-old Barnes mustmake Detroit's 53-man roster.Barnes,a former third-round draft pick, spent the past three seasons in Washington.His departure would appear to bode well for rookie Richard Crawford.Heresa football team that needs a corner, Shanahan said of Detroit. Barnes was athird-round draft pick whos got some great speed.
Alsoon Monday, the Redskins waived running backs Antwon Bailey and Lennon Creer, offensivelineman Chris Campbell, wide receivers Samuel Kirkland and Lance Lewis,quarterback Jonathan Crompton, linebacker Monte Lewis, guard Nick Martinez,tight end Beau Reliford and cornerback Morgan Trent. Lewis is negotiating aninjury settlement, while Trent already worked out a settlement.Theteam also released veteran offensive linemen James Lee and Tony Moll as well askicker Neil Rackers.Righttackle Jammal Brown, meantime, was moved activephysically unable to performlist to reservephysically unable to perform list. Brown, Shanahan saidearlier, underwent arthroscopic surgery on his ailing right hip last week andwill required four to six weeks of recovery."Realistically, from my perspective, you never know," Shanahan said of Brown. "You're always hoping that a guy is going to recover. But this has bothered him for a while. So you're keeping your fingers crossed that this surgery is going to help him."Teamshad to reduce their rosters from 90 players to 75 on Monday. On Friday, theymust trim to 53 before a 9 p.m. deadline.

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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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