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A look at the top Redskins stories of the day

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After Long Silence Alex Smith reveals his plan to play football again | NBC Sports

In the last few months, things have improved for Smith. He can walk now and even played golf. Smith hopes the fixator comes off his leg in the next four to six weeks, and after that, he needs to re-learn to run and change direction.

Video of Terry McLaurin’s minicamp is finally out | NBC Sports

If you really, really slow the clip down, it appears as if McLaurin reaches around cornerback Deion Harris, hauls in the ball with two hands right in front of the defender, then transfers it to his one hand while securing the grab. It’s just insane.

Seven things we’ve learned about Ross Pierschbacher |

Naturally, when an esteemed high school prospect is considering college, he first visits the team that represents the state he grew up in. For Pierschbacher, that team was the Iowa Hawkeyes. When he took his initial visit, his host was no other than current right guard and two-time Pro Bowler Brandon Scherff.

Seven things we’ve learned about Cole Holcomb |

“Jay Gruden does the work, he watches the tape,” Schaffer said. “He’ll have strong opinions [on the players]. He was very instruamental in the Redskins drafting [Matt] Ioannidis and had some really strong opinions on guys this year. I think Cole Holcomb out of North Carolina was one of those guys that Jay really stood up for.”

5 blockbuster trades that would spice up the NFL season |

BUFFALO BILLS: Jordan Reed, TE, Redskins. The Josh Allen era got off to a good start a season ago, as the young quarterback dazzled the league with his athleticism and running ability. Heading into Year 2 of Allen’s career, the Billshave attempted to surround him with more playmakers in the passing game to enable him to show off his arm talent as a deep-ball thrower.