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Sunday Slop: A look at the top Redskins stories of the day

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A recap of the top Redskins stories of the day.

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Should the Redskins re-sign Darrel Young | CSN Washington

And even though the running game struggled mightily it was apparent that Jay Gruden did not think that using Young was a solution. When additional blocking was called for the Redskins usually put in Tom Compton, who was lined up in the tight end position but was really a third tackle. He played 13.5 snaps per game, about twice Young's average workload. And Gruden preferred to use Compton even though that move essentially left the offense with just four eligible receivers in the game. Young has 44 career pass receptions for an average of 9.6 yards so unlike Compton he is someone to whom the defense must pay attention.

Breakout potential: Can Spencer Long keep his starting job for the Redskins? | CSN Washington

Breakout potential: Can Dustin Hopkins become a top kicker? | CSN Washington

What really set Hopkins apart, though, was his kickoffs. The Florida State product averaged 62.1 yards per and recorded 52 touchbacks, the sixth highest total in the league and 14 more than Kai Forbath amassed in three-plus seasons in Washington. Hopkins was also one of eight kickers to convert at least one onside attempt.

Need to know: Will Kirk Cousins sign a deal by the deadline | CSN Washington

March 1, the last day for teams to give players the franchise tag, is about two and a half weeks away. That is the initial deadline for the Redskins and Kirk Cousins to agree to a long-term contract. Will a deal get done or not? Will it be for top dollar or something less than that?

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