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Fighting cancer, Ron Rivera plans to keep coaching but has backup plans for Washington Football Team | NBC Sports Washington
Ron Rivera intends to keep coaching while he fights squamous cell cancer in his neck but the head coach has prepared backup plans if he must take a leave of absence, according to reports.

Alex Smith faces live pass rush for first time since injury - Washington Times
Washington quarterback Alex Smith faced a live pass rush Thursday for the first time since his horrific leg injury, taking three snaps in 9-on-9 drills.

'Everybody eats': Landon Collins likes Jack Del Rio's new scheme for Washington's defense | NBC Sports Washington
The Washington Football Team safety appreciates the simplicity of the new scheme as he feels it allows everyone to find success.

NFL Analyst Brian Baldinger is a big fan of Terry McLaurin, says WR has 'instant gas' | NBC Sports Washington
NFL Network's Brian Baldinger has high praise for Washington Football receiver Terry McLaurin.

Washington’s Bryce Love, recovered from knee surgery, works his way up RB depth chart - The Washington Post
After missing his entire rookie season, the 23-year-old Love is determined to show why he was once a college star and Heisman runner-up.

Washington's Ron Rivera says he has cancer, plans to continue coaching
Washington head coach Ron Rivera has been diagnosed with cancer but plans to continue coaching, he told ESPN on Thursday night.

NFL sets advisory committee for COVID-19 issues, per report
The eight-person committee consists of all former NFL names.

The Curious Case of Correlation Between Pass and Rush Offense | Football Outsiders
Offenses that pass the ball well are usually good at rushing the ball well too. The relationship is pretty clear, but the reasons are not fully explained. Guest columnist Lau Sze Yui explores a few hypotheses and suggests that offensive linemen are the driving force behind both.