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Daily Slop: Ron Rivera cites Steven Sims as an example of why preseason games matter; Could Antonio Gibson be the next Terry McLaurin?

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Ron Rivera cites Steven Sims as an example of why preseason games matter | RSN
Over the final four weeks of the 2019 season, wide receiver Steven Sims emerged as a go-to weapon for the Washington Football Team. During that span, he snagged 20 receptions for 230 yards and four touchdowns, developing a solid connection with quarterback Dwayne Haskins.

However, Sims wouldn't have even been in that position late in the season -- let alone on the active roster -- had he not turned in an A+ training camp several months prior.

It's starting to feel like Antonio Gibson could be the next Terry McLaurin for Washington | RSN
Last year, the Washington Football Team selected a promising playmaker in the third round. That pick received some acclaim, but still, expectations were initially kept in check. Certainly no one envisioned that the Day 2 choice would become a focal point of the offense. Then training camp came around, and the rookie seemed to fit in immediately. Eventually, he didn't just fit in; he stood out. Consistently, too.

Haskins Must Overcome a System of Failure
History is not on Dwayne Haskins side in Washington but the WFT coaching staff keeps stressing not looking at the past.

An exclusive look at how Dwayne Haskins reacted to and learned from an interception | RSN
Dwayne Haskins' final 11-on-11 throw during the Washington Football Team's Monday practice at FedEx Field ended up in the arms of a player wearing Burgundy. Problem was, the offense was dressed in white.

Alex Smith doesn’t have to do this. But his history doesn’t allow for giving up. - The Washington Post
What drives Washington's veteran quarterback? “Incredible determination,” “off the charts” smarts, and lots and lots of guts.

Washington Releases RB Adrian Peterson | Quick Take - Rated Redskins Radio
Peterson played in all but one game over the past two seasons for Washington.

Adrian Peterson's stunning release means Antonio Gibson is about to be the man in Washington | Professional Sports |
ASHBURN - After an offseason of hype surrounding Adrian Peterson and Derrius Guice, neither will be the starting running back in Washington.

Jason Wright has helped save big corporations. Next up: The Washington Football Team. - The Washington Post
Jason Wright, 38, the first Black president of an NFL team, has faced crises in his first weeks with Washington football. But he says "it reinforced what I came here to do."

Washington Football Team posts 'Thank you' to Adrian Peterson following release | RSN

Adrian Peterson 'blindsided' by release from Washington
Adrian Peterson was “blindsided” by his release from the Washington Football Team on Friday, reacting to the news in this exclusive interview with 106.7 The Fan. Listen in full here.