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Second Cousins! Nationals draft Kirk Cousins's cousin, Jake Cousins, in 20th round

Second Cousins! Nationals draft Kirk Cousins's cousin, Jake Cousins, in 20th round

Second Cousins in Washington! Not second cousins meaning the children of your parents' first cousins. Second Cousins meaning a second member of the Cousins family has been drafted by a D.C. team. 

The Nationals selected Jake Cousins, the cousin of Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, today in the 20th round of the MLB draft.

For the purposes of clarity, this post will break with style to refer to them as Kirk and Jake – rather than cousins Cousins and Cousins – from here on out. 

Kirk congratulated his cousin on Twitter once he found out the Nats drafted Jake. 

Jake's alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania, also shared the news. 

Even the official Twitter account of the MLB Draft got a kick out of the whole thing. 

Here's what you should know about Jake. 

He's a right-handed pitcher from the Chicago area (Kirk grew up there, as well) who's 6-4 and 180 pounds.

According to his bio on the Penn athletics website, Jake was a unanimous First-Team All-Ivy League selection in 2017 and was the team's ace pitcher. 

He finished his senior season with a 7-2 record in 11 starts and a 3.15 ERA. His career 2.91 ERA is sixth best in the history of Penn's baseball program. 

The Nationals are in dire need of bullpen help. While the odds aren't in Jake's favor to crack the Nats roster this season, current closer Koda Glover made his major league debut one year and one month after being taken in the 10th round of the 2015 draft. 

Whatever happens, it's shaping up to be an exciting year for the Cousins cousins.

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Dwayne Haskins wants the Redskins to draft another Buckeye wide receiver

Dwayne Haskins wants the Redskins to draft another Buckeye wide receiver

The Redskins recruiting coordinator and quarterback Dwayne Haskins wants to reunite with another one of his former Buckeye teammates in the NFL.

On Thursday, Haskins quote tweeted a video of WR K.J. Hill's highlights at the Senior Bowl with the caption "Need em."

After a back-and-forth, the Redskins' first-round draft pick sealed his approval on the draft prospect by tagging the Redskins' team account. 

K.J. Hill overlapped with Haskins for two years with the Ohio State Buckeyes. During Haskins' final year in Columbus, Hill was the No. 2 receiver with 70 receptions for 885 yards and six touchdowns. 

There was a small dip in production for Hill after Haskins left for the NFL, however, he became a bigger red zone target with 10 touchdowns. 

If the Redskins decided to adhere to their QB's requests, he would not be the only former pass-catching Buckeye to wear the Burgandy and Gold. Third-round draft pick Terry McLaurin was also on the 2018 Ohio State squad before making the move to the NFL.

Hill is just the latest player to be endorsed by Haskins since he became the Redskins starter.  Haskins has tweeted support for the Redskins to bring on Chad Johnson as a wide receiving coach, to draft Chase Young with the No. 2 overall pick, and to sign free agent WR Antonio Brown

Additionally, he understandably asked Trent Williams to come back to protect him on the offensive line after Bruce Allen was removed. 

Could the Redskins go and get another Buckeye in the draft?

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Redskins' Tress Way on his Pro Bowl experience: 'I did not realize it was this fun'

Redskins' Tress Way on his Pro Bowl experience: 'I did not realize it was this fun'

The Redskins may just have one Pro Bowler, but punter Tress Way is having an incredible time in Miami thus far.

The second-team All-Pro recipient has been in Orlando for less than 48 hours, but has quickly realized just how fun the week of the NFL's all-star game truly is.

"This sounds funny, but I did not realize it was this fun," Way told Redskins.com's Gabe Henderson on Wednesday on how his week has been thus far.

One of the punter's favorite parts of the week thus far was the basketball shoot-off Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll organized.

"Coach [Pete] Carroll had a shoot-off, had a basketball goal set up and a free throw line," Way said. "He kept calling offensive and defensive guys to come shoot for 30 seconds, and whoever made the most won. The place was going nuts. We had a quick meeting, came out here and did a glorified walkthrough, blasting music, dancing, throwing the ball around. It's seriously so fun, and it's just getting started."

Way, a first-time Pro Bowler, is not enjoying the experience by himself. Several family members made the trek down to Orlando to support the 29-year-old.

"I'm so thankful. This is so awesome," he said. "My whole family is here. I got more family coming. It is definitely surreal."

But perhaps the part Way is looking forward to the most is how he's planning on spending his Thursday evening. 

Way and his family are planning on spending the night at Harry Potter World. The punter never got into the series, much to his mother and little brother's dismay, but plans on going all-in when he arrives.

"I plan on learning all the spells, picking up a custom wand, and having a couple butter beers," Way said. "Really just embarrassing my wife, that's the main goal here. I will be the Master of Death; I will have all three deathly hollows by the time I leave, and pretty much just nerding out the entire night."

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