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Three Things on My Mind: Washington Redskins Training Camp

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Three Things on My Mind as the Redskins approach the 2014 season.

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Number One: How is Shawn Lauvao progressing in the offense? The 26-year-old guard was signed very early in the 2014 free agency period, I assume with the intention of starting. With a 4-year, $17 million contract he should be producing. Will he consistently win during one-on-one drills against pass rushers in camp? Will the fact that he actually weighs over 300 pounds matter? Is he a road-grader? A dancing bear? Phonetically, how do you pronounce his name? These are all questions I'll need answered about the former Cleveland Brown.

Number Two: Is my main man and HBCU fam Chris "Not Tonight Honey, I'm on the Swag" Baker going to bring the beat downs? The Redskins extended Baker to a 3-year, $12 million contract back in February. I'm not sure if there are any extra swag escalators in the contract. Shoup? Baker will be a starter this year, so is he ready to take the swag to the next level? And which quarterback will he jack up this year?

Number Three: How will Trent Murphy be used? Having used our first draft pick on him, I can't imagine Haslett keeping him on the bench more than on the field. Kerrigan plays nearly every snap on defense. Orakpo is a franchise player. Where does Murphy fit within the defense? Will he rush from the outside? Up the middle? Will he come descending into FedEx Field like the guy who interrupted the Riddick Bowe and Evander Holyfield fight? I need answers to all these questions.