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Saturday Slop: Redskins news of the day

A look at the top news stories of the day

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Redskins guard Brandon Scherff looks forward to a long term deal | NBC Sports

“I want to sign a long-term deal with them, too. I love it there, and I’ve always said I wanted to be a Redskin for the rest of my career,” Scherff said in an interview published by on Friday. “So, hopefully we can work towards that.”

This is how Ron Rivera plans to handle fielding calls for trades on draft night | NBC Sports

While Rivera would absolutely prefer the lead-up to his first draft with the Burgundy and Gold, plus the event itself, to be much more normal, he is taking it in stride. According to him, the altered regulations when it comes to meeting with prospects as well as the lack of Pro Days will push each team in the same way once they’re up to choose later this month.

NFL Network host Scott Hanson says Haskins had fewer ‘keys to the franchise’ moments than other rookies | NBC Sports

“I think there are more questions about him after his rookie season than maybe any of the other highly drafted rookie quarterbacks,” Hanson told JP Finlay on the Redskins Talk podcast. “I still think the ‘Skins will end up going [with] Chase Young at two. But I gotta think that there is — or at least was — temptation to say ‘We don’t necessarily know if we have our franchise quarterback.’”

Logan Wilson earns rave reviews for tackling, coverage abilities |

But those stats aren’t as impressive as this line: Wilson also had 10 interceptions in his four-year career, including four as a senior. He also had with 14 passes defensed.

Xavier McKinney should continue Alabama’s run on safety dominance |

On the other hand, recent history suggests McKinney will have a major impact his rookie year, regardless of whether he’s drafted in Rounds 1 or 2. And that’s what makes him a safe pick.