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Daily Slop: Dustin Hopkins is struggling, but Washington has his back; Terry McLaurin is on pace for franchise-best season

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Terry McLaurin is on pace for WFT franchise-best season through four weeks | RSN
It's time to give Washington Football Team wide receiver Terry McLaurin the credit he deserves.

Washington's defense shows disconnect through first four games - Washington Times
After four games, there appears to be a disconnect for the defense: Players and coaches agree that they recognize the problems at hand -- but so far, the group has not been effective at stopping them. For a unit that was expected to be among the league's elite, the defense is giving up 30.5 points and 417.5 total yards per game.

Four frustrating games in, Washington’s defense focused on fixing mistakes
Washington's defense has had the spotlight on it throughout the first four games. It's dedicated to fixing its mistakes quickly.

For Terry McLaurin, Preparation Is The Fuel For Production
McLaurin is performing like one of the best receivers in the NFL. What he does on the practice field and in the meeting room is the spark plug for that production.

DEA investigation of Ryan Vermillion related to disbursement of prescription drugs - The Washington Post
Vermillion, the Washington Football Team’s director of sports medicine and head athletic trainer, is being investigated by the DEA for the possible disbursement of prescription drugs.

Dustin Hopkins is struggling, but Washington has his back - The Washington Post
Coach Ron Rivera has said he is hopeful Hopkins, who missed two kicks during last week’s win, will turn things around.

Washington's dismal third-down defense needs to learn to 'get off the field' – The Athletic
Washington is not only the worst team on third down. It's significantly worse than when Ron Rivera and Jack Del Rio took over.

Washington's coaches and William Jackson III are still feeling each other out | RSN
Jack Del Rio and Washington are still trying to figure out how to best use their big free agent signing, cornerback William Jackson III.

Landon Collins insists that the 'sky's the limit' for Washington's defense | RSN
Landon Collins said on Wednesday that Washington's defense is on the verge of clicking and playing to its capabilities.

Chase Young not discouraged after Washington's 2-2 start: 'It could be worse' | RSN
Chase Young believes it's only a matter of time before Washington's defense begins to play better.

Bad calls, poor communication cited by Washington defense, but optimism remains that a turnaround is near | Professional Sports | richmond.com
Several Washington players and defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio felt that bad calls from officials are part of the reason the unit has struggled.

Washington’s defense is below average and Taylor Heinicke is above average. Weird. - The Washington Post
The season is around a quarter over, and there’s already a sense that the Washington Football Team is through the looking glass.

Source -- DEA investigation of WFT trainer Ryan Vermillion tied to alleged prescription drug offenses
The DEA's investigation into Washington Football Team trainer Ryan Vermillion centers on the distribution of prescription drugs, a source confirmed to ESPN.

PHOTOS: Saints Practice Week 10/7
The Washington Football Team continues its week of practice in preparation for its home matchup against the New Orleans Saints in Week 5. (Photos by Emilee Fails and Karlee Sell/Washington Football Team)

J.D. McKissic Talks With Jim Rome About Washington Football, Taylor Heinicke and Ron Rivera | WFT