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RG3 has a sweet new gadget -- and his teammates want one too

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RG3 has a sweet new gadget -- and his teammates want one too

BY PETER HAILEY

When training camp starts on July 30, Redskins safeties Duke Ihenacho and Jeron Johnson will be doing everything they can to get their hands on some of Robert Griffin III's passes. But on Wednesday, they were trying to get their hands on something else -- Griffin's new toy.

On Wednesday afternoon, Griffin tweeted out a photo of him and his wife's feet. And yes, while Griffin is wearing a very fresh pair of Yeezy's, the most intriguing part of the picture is the gadget that Rebecca is resting her feet on.

Take a look for yourself:

Yes folks, that's right: The Griffin family has bought themselves a Space Chariot, which is a "self-balancing scooter" that is "the transportation of the future," according to its website. It looks similar to the scooter that John Wall has, and has probably made the Griffin family's life at least 10 times more fun.

Now, one would think that if Griffin is tweeting about his Space Chariot, provides a link to the Space Chariot website in his tweet, and has a promo code for the site named after him, he may have a connection or two with the company. At least, that's how Ihenacho and Johnson's brains work, because they both began badgering the Redskins quarterback about helping them get a scooter for themselves soon after his tweet.

Ihenacho took to Twitter in hopes of securing his own deal with a scooter company so he could end up with one too, and RG3 kindly informed him he'd be willing to assist the safety in finding one:

Of course, that was music to Ihenacho's scooter-craving ears:

It became evident, though, that Johnson was feeling left out, so he slyly interjected himself into Griffin and Ihenacho's conversation, announcing that he, too, wants a new ride:

And it seemed like Griffin was in a generous mood, implying that would also be willing to give Johnson a hand in his quest to join the "transportation of the future" wave as well:

But Johnson began to feel bad, realizing that two scooter requests may be too much for #10 to handle. Griffin, however, just laughed it off:

The conversation between the three Burgundy and Gold players ended there, but after seeing the way Ihenacho and Johnson reached out to Griffin about landing a Space Chariot of their own, you can bet that they'll be following up soon. Ihenacho and Johnson may be competing for a starting job on the field, but off the field, it's clear that both guys just want to join Griffin in the Space Chariot revolution.

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Ranking the 2018 Redskins Roster: Revealing 16-30

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Ranking the 2018 Redskins Roster: Revealing 16-30

At NBCSportsWashington.com, we projected the Redskins’ 53-man roster (offensedefense) right after minicamp.

Now we are taking it one step further and ranking the 53 players we think will make the team.

The rankings are determined by who we think will have the most impact on the 2018 Redskins. No consideration was given for past performance or for what a particular player might do down the road. We’ll be revealing the rankings between now and the start of training camp. 

<<CLICK HERE FOR OUR 2018 REDSKINS RANKINGS, PLAYERS 53-16>>

Today we are continuing to reveal the list of the players we ranked from 16-30.

Here are some of the players in our latest update:

—The team’s top draft pick (but not the second pick, who is in a higher-ranked group).  

—Two of the anticipated starting offensive linemen

—The team’s leading rusher from 2016

<<CLICK HERE FOR OUR 2018 REDSKINS RANKINGS, PLAYERS 53-16>>

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10 Questions in 10 days: Do the Redskins have a 1,000-yard WR?

10 Questions in 10 days: Do the Redskins have a 1,000-yard WR?

With Redskins Training Camp set to begin July 26th, JP Finlay takes a look at 10 of the most pressing questions for the Burgundy and Gold before the team heads to Richmond. 

No. 10: Major questions at linebacker on Redskins depth chart 

No. 9: What is Kevin O’Connell's new role in Redskins offense?

No. 8: More investments on D-Line, but who goes where?

No. 7: Do the Redskins have a 1,000-yard WR?

No Redskins receiver broke the 1,000-yard mark in 2017, and bluntly, the receiver position did not unfold like the front office designed.

Terrelle Pryor proved a free agent flop, and while Josh Doctson flashed talent, the consistency did not follow. Jamison Crowder led Washington with 789 receiving yards while 34-year-old tight end Vernon Davis was the team's second-leading receiver. 

The Redskins need more at wideout in 2018, and the front office acted on it. 

The team signed Paul Richardson in free agency, and advanced statistics suggest he could make an impact right away. Richardson has vertical speed in a way the organization hasn't had since DeSean Jackson went to Tampa two seasons ago. 

Doctson could emerge as a true No. 1 WR, and Richardson's speed will help. Sources inside Redskins Park question if Doctson is the type of wideout that can beat cornerbacks off the line. Instead, the team believes Doctson is best when using his athleticism to go up and get balls. That skill set was best illustrated for Doctson in the end zone, where he grabbed six TDs last season. 

Crowder could again lead the Redskins in receiving yards. New QB Alex Smith likes to look to his inside receivers, and with defenses having to account for more speed on the field in Richardson, Crowder should get plenty of open looks. 

Ultimately, the question is if the Redskins will have a 1,000-yard receiver. The answer is an unknown, but the evidence suggests they won't.

No 1,000-yard wideout does not spell doom for Washington. In the last two seasons, eight of 12 NFC playoff teams had a receiver get into four digits. Among the teams that did not get that kind of production from one wide receiver: 2017 Philadelphia Eagles. Remember, that team won the Super Bowl. 

Further down the roster, Washington has contributors but unlikely a breakout star. Maurice Harris has great hands and Robert Davis has shown plenty of athleticism, but significant production would be a surprise. Rookie Trey Quinn could be a player that helps the 'Skins, particularly should Crowder get banged up this year like he did last year, but a 1,000-yard season for a 7th-round rookie seems pretty absurd. 

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