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Terrelle Pryor wants to play with Kirk Cousins, 'would be an idiot' to think otherwise

Terrelle Pryor wants to play with Kirk Cousins, 'would be an idiot' to think otherwise

Terrelle Pryor signed with the Redskins last week, offsetting some of the loss from departed free agent WRs DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garçon. At 6-foot-5 and 230 lbs., Pryor is a physical beast that is just learning the receiver position after playing quarterback most of his life. 

Playing with Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins must be a positive for Pryor, who played with some bad passers last season in Cleveland. That said, it's still no guarantee Pryor will suit up next to Cousins this fall. 

"I would assume. I saw [Cousins] signed and stuff like that. But at the end of the day, I signed to be a Washington Redskin. It doesn’t matter who the quarterback is, but I’m assuming. I’d love the opportunity to play with Kirk, without a doubt. He’s a great quarterback" Pryor said on a conference call with reporters.

It seems more thank likely Cousins will be the Redskins passer in 2017, but beyond that remains very much a question. And it's still possible the franchise agrees to trade their record holder for single season passing yards this offseason. 

With the signing of Brian Hoyer in San Francisco, some trade speculation has died off. Looking around the NFL landscape, few starting quarterbacks are available, even less of Cousins' caliber. It would not be a shock if a new team emerged in trade talks for Cousins, especially as teams get closer to the NFL Draft in late April and realize how raw most the rookie prospects are. 

Cousins or not, Pryor is happy to be in Washington. 

"I played with six quarterbacks last year. I don’t think it could get that bad."

Despite that, Pryor still caught 77 balls for 1,007 yards in 2016. With those type of numbers in a poor offense, Pryor said he was very excited to work in Jay Gruden's offense, and the chance to work with receivers coach Ike Hilliard.

Pryor explained that he wouldn't look back to his departure from the Browns, that his focus was on the Redskins and getting better. He also explained that he's already texted with Cousins and plans to work out with the quarterback and other wideouts this offseason. Of the franchise tag, Pryor said he assumed Cousins will be throwing him passes this fall when the games start. 

"Obviously, I would like to play with Kirk. I would be an idiot if I didn’t believe that. I think he’s a great quarterback and hopefully that’s what happens."

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One crazy stat that connects Dwayne Haskins with Cam Newton, but also Mark Sanchez

One crazy stat that connects Dwayne Haskins with Cam Newton, but also Mark Sanchez

The Redskins selected Dwayne Haskins with the 15th overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft. While his record at Ohio State was impressive, Haskins didn't log many starts. 

Washington head coach Jay Gruden talked about Haskins back in March during the league meetings, before the Burgundy and Gold drafted the quarterback, and said that because he played just one year in college he would need significant time to learn the NFL game. 

"You would like a guy to play more than a year to see how he’s developed over the years. Haskins has a unique skillset. He’s big, strong and can really throw it," Gruden said. Then, "Is he going to be ready for the first year?"

After OTAs and minicamp, it's obvious Haskins has all the talent needed to play quarterback in the NFL. He's made touch throws and he's rifled balls into tight windows. At the same time, he seemed confused in spots about play calls and struggled with the speed of the pass rush. 

All of that is normal for a player with just 14 starts. But it's that number, the one year of starting experience in college, that makes one statistic stand out about Haskins. 

That's some serious company, both good, bad and ugly. 

As a rookie in 2011, Cam Newton went 6-10 with 35 total TDs and 17 interceptions, not to mention a Rookie of the Year trophy. His running prowess made up for average numbers in the pass game. The more important comparison for Redskins fans is that Newton eventually developed into an NFL MVP and got the Panthers to the Super Bowl. 

For Mark Sanchez, the rookie numbers and the career comparison aren't as kind. Sanchez threw 12 TDs and 20 INTs in 15 games as a rookie, though he was at the helm as the Jets got to two straight AFC title games. Still, for his career, Sanchez threw more INTs than TDs and could not keep a starting job after his rookie contract. 

Trubisky is a different deal. He's only started 26 games since being the second overall pick in the 2017 draft with a record of 15-11. He's thrown 31 touchdowns against 19 interceptions, and run for another five scores. It's hard to describe Trubisky's game. At times he's terribly inaccurate, but in other spots, he looks like a future Pro Bowler. 

Newton is the sure thing, Sanchez is the poor outcome. Trubisky is still to be determined. 

For Haskins, it's not good company or bad company. With only 14 starts at Ohio State before the Redskins drafted Haskins, it's just the company he's in.

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Packers' Davante Adams has high praise for rookie Darnell Savage

Packers' Davante Adams has high praise for rookie Darnell Savage

Darnell Savage was the third NFL draft prospect profiled in our series ‘I Am the Prospect

Darnell Savage has been getting a lot of buzz since the Packers traded up to the 21st overall pick to select him in the 2019 NFL Draft, and his teammates are on board.

The Maryland star was one of the draft's biggest risers, and it was well warranted.

The Packers' Instagram account posted a video of Savage Wednesday, and his teammate Davante Adams chimed in.

“The boy gonna be special,” Adams wrote.

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“He’s going to be that guy — I can tell," Adams said, via Jason Wilde of the Wisconsin State Journal. "We definitely got a steal." “I know we got him early, but I still think that he could have gone even earlier just based on what he’s doing out there. He plays like a vet, he knows how to practice, and he’s smart, man.

Savage will face the Redskins in Week 14 when the Burgundy and Gold head up to Lambeau Field on December 8 for the matchup against the Packers.

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