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Daily Slop: The Redskins Face High Roster Turnover Again, Art Monk Honored

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Art Monk Honored By Football Legends Award
Hall of Fame wide receiver Art Monk was in Bethesda, Md., on Saturday to accept the Washington Football Legends’ “Bobby Mitchell Champion Of The Gridiron” award.

Todd McShay's latest mock targets a Washington Redskins' desire - ESPN
In other mocks, Fowler has been selected higher -- but the key will be Mariota, the Oregon quarterback. McShay had him going No. 2 to Tennessee, which pushed the draft’s best defensive player, end Leonard Williams to Oakland at No. 4 with Jacksonville taking receiver Amari Cooper. Even if the Jaguars take Williams at 3, then the Raiders, by most accounts, would prefer a receiver – either Cooper or Kevin White. That would give the Redskins the chance to select whichever player they feel is the best edge rusher. Or, perhaps, trade the pick to a team that wants the same choice. There are enough options that a team does not have to move up far to select an edge-rusher.

Redskins Bring Back Running Back Michael Hill
The Washington Redskins on Monday announced the signing of running back Michael Hill, who had a stint on the team's practice squad in 2014.

Redskins Fan Wale Drops New Album Today
DC or Nothing. That’s been Wale’s slogan ever since his slick lyrics made its way from Washington, D.C., to national airwaves. He proves the Nation’s Capital will always be in his heart regardless of where he goes, rocking a gold Redskins chain at concerts and other sporting events like the 2015 NBA All Star Game.

Need to Know: Why the Redskins might not want to trade down in the draft | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
There is always the debate over quality or quantity. The crowd that wants to trade down thinks that giving McCloughan more selections will increase the chances that he can find future contributors. But there is also something to be said for getting a single impact player who has a very high chance of being successful and who can make other players around him better.

Redskins' pursuit of Marcus Mariota a curious move given recent decisions - Washington Times
Should the Washington Redskins find Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota still on the board when they’re set to make their first-round selection during the NFL draft next month, they’ll find themselves in quite a unique situation. Scot McCloughan, the new general manager, strongly believes in drafting the best player regardless of position — a stance he has frequently made known since he was hired on Jan. 6.

No help for Redskins offensive line until NFL Draft? | Comcast SportsNet Washington
For many seasons now play in the trenches has been a source of weakness for the Redskins, and so far this offseason, GM Scot McCloughan has spent money trying to improve defensive line play. Terrance Knighton, Ricky Jean François and Stephen Paea have all been added to the Washington roster, overhauling the Redskins up front, and it seems highly possible the team will add an edge rusher in the first round of the NFL draft next month.

Redskins Draft Countdown: Duke G Laken Tomlinson | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
How he fits the Redskins: Jay Gruden and Bill Callahan are both going to move the Redskins towards more of a power blocking rushing attack, although there will be some zone plays incorporated. Power is what Tomlinson is about so he would be a good fit in that respect.

Redskins face high roster turnover again in 2015 | Comcast SportsNet Washington
When the Redskins made their final roster cut to 53 last August there were 21 players on the roster who were new to the Redskins organization and a total of 24 who had not been on the 53-man roster at any point in 2013. Then-GM Bruce Allen had said prior to the draft that there would be at least 20 new players and maybe closer to 25, given that he was taking over personnel duties for Mike Shanahan and Jay Gruden was replacing Shanahan as head coach.