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Saturday Slop: Redskins and Combine news

A look at the top Redskins and Combine news of the day

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Jay Gruden likes Redskins Running backs, but if ‘great one’ is available... | ESPN

The Redskins reportedly met with Florida State running back Dalvin Cook at the combine. Cook is expected to be a first-round pick; projections range between the 10th and 20th pick. He would provide the sort of big-play starting back the Redskins lack. Kelley is a tough grinder who would pair well with Cook. Thompson would remain in his current role, where he’s developed well.

49ers GM: We have a ton of options at number 2 pick, won’t rule anything out | CSN

It's hard to say what a trade for Cousins would look like, but it's clear the No. 2 pick would need to be involved. It's also clear the new regime in San Francisco wants to land not just a place holder at QB, but somebody they can win games with.

There are many reasons why why a Redskins-Cousins-Romo deal won’t happen | CSN

The hypothetical long-term contract for Cousins that was detailed here yesterday carries a cash outlay of $66 million over the next three years. The difference of $12 million over three years for Cousins in his prime vs. Romo, who has played five games the last two years, is nearly insignificant. Yes, the guaranteed money has been paid out by the Cowboys so the Redskins could cut him at any time with no dead cap. But then they would be back to square one at the most important position.

NFL Combine: Day 3 takeaways |

This year’s tight end crop is considered by scouts to be as talented and deep as any in the past 20 years, and that was reinforced Friday just in the bench-press results. Projected first-round prospects O.J. Howard (Alabama) and David Njoku (Miami) fared well, with 22 and 21 repetitions of 225 pounds, respectively. Njoku’s strength was particularly impressive given his long arms (35 1/4 inches) and the fact that he’s known more for his speed and explosive leaping ability than power.

Day 1 Combine winners and losers |

Forrest Lamp, OT, Western Kentucky: Teams are always looking for versatile front-line players with size, athleticism, and strong technical skills. That's why Lamp will certainly see his stock surge after a strong showing at the combine. He posted a 4.99-second 40 and displayed outstanding movement skills in positional drills. Lamp easily changes directions in space and plays with the kind of balance that scouts covet in premier players. With a strong resume on tape, he is a near lock to come off the board in the first round.

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