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Sunday Slop: Redskins news during the bye week

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A look at the top Redskins stories of the day

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Don’t expect the Redskins to pursue Cam Newton next season | NBC Sports

“I even asked someone there recently, ‘Would you guys go out and get a veteran free agent who could possibly start?’” Keim said. “They said, ‘You can’t put Dwayne on the bench for two years.’”

Bruce Allen’s dismissive reaction to Trent Williams’ problems was a huge turning point | NBC Sports

Williams isn’t just upset about Allen’s initial reaction. Williams also believes Allen has been behind many of the leaks about the dispute. It sounds like their relationship is totally beyond repair, which is something that’s been reported since training camp.

The real reason why the Redskins offense stinks | Sports Illustrated

In the red zone, per ProFootballReference.com, the Redskins have run 55 plays and only gained 2.66 yards per play. They’ve been brutal running (21-31), 1.5 per attempt with a touchdown. When throwing, they are (18-31), 58.1% for 104 yards and five touchdowns with no picks and three sacks.

Redskins elect not to pay Trent Williams’ $5.1M salary | ESPN

“Because I felt like there was no reason. If they would have done the investigation and they would have seen wrongdoing of any sort, there was nothing in it for me,” Williams said. “I wouldn’t get my wages back, I wouldn’t get anything, and all they would get is a written description on how to do better. So I just thought it was a needless process for me to even be involved in. And there’s a ton of guys whose injuries they’ve botched within the last 12 months that they should have done research on that. Those guys are still banged up. So I just felt like them trying to do it in my case was them trying to cover their own butts.”

Terry McLaurin and Troy Apke among they young players exceeding expectations for the Redskins this season | Fanspeak.com

What he’s done so far though has made him look like one of the true steals of the 2019 NFL draft. McLaurin in 9 games has 32 catchers for 497 yards (15.5 ypc) and 5 touchdowns. That amounts to 28% of the Redskins receiving yardage and 5 of the Redskins 9 receiving TDs. McLaurin is using his elite route running and speed to get open and make plays on a weekly basis.