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To keep Brandon Scherff, Washington may have to first let him go | Professional Sports | richmond.com
Coming off yet another elite season, the former No. 5 overall pick will almost certainly become the highest paid guard in football.

Why Washington might have to wait in a potential Sam Darnold trade | RSN
The Jets reportedly won't make a decision on Darnold for weeks.

Washington Football Team's most impactful players of 2020: Logan Thomas | RSN
The tight end was one of Washington's pleasant surprises in 2020.

Washington’s biggest non-QB roster needs: Receiving help, linebacker and more - The Washington Post
Washington's roster needs go well beyond the quarterback position.

Trey Lance, Mac Jones top quarterback prospects for Washington's range - Washington Times
With this year's combine canceled because of the pandemic, the buzz around the draft -- still two months away -- isn't as intense as usual. But for those desperate for information on this year's class, there's no shortage of sources. That's especially true when it comes to the five quarterbacks expected to go within the first 20 or so picks.

How the reported regression in Marcus Mariota's trade market affects Washington | RSN
Marcus Mariota was thought to be a hot commodity on the trade market recently, but according to a new report, that’s not the case anymore. What does that mean for Washington?

Doug Williams, Martin Mayhew reflect on Bobby Mitchell's legacy for Black NFL executives | RSN
Both Williams and Mayhew have seen their careers be impacted personally by Mitchell and wouldn't be where they are today without him.

Pro Football Focus ranks Chase Young as best defensive rookie of 2020, and it’s not even close | RSN
The rookie sensation beat out Chiefs CB L'Jarius Sneed by over 13 points--a huge gap.

Pre-Free Agency Roster Grades: Washington needs to get Terry McLaurin help | RSN
There's a reason Washington is likely to be invested in the free-agent wide receiver market this offseason.

Marcus Spears: By adding Deshaun Watson, Washington closes gap on contenders | RSN
ESPN analyst Marcus Spears speaks on why Washington should make a big play for Deshaun Watson.

Enemies lie within Washington Football Team
Dan Snyder is fighting for his reputation in court, another billionaire from trying to steal his throne, and Bruce Allen, who’s helping Snyder’s opponents. And Alex Smith feels unwanted. The Washington Football Team is on fire.

Washington Football Team's most impactful players of 2020: Brandon Scherff | RSN
Brandon Scherff did something in 2020 that no Washington player had done prior in the Dan Snyder era.

In-housekeeping: Is now the time for Washington to extend Jonathan Allen? | RSN
This week, for their "In-housekeeping" series, JP Finlay and Pete Hailey examine how Washington should approach the major questions related to players currently on the roster. Next up: Jonathan Allen.

Pre-Free Agency Roster Grades: Is Logan Thomas enough at tight end? | RSN
Washington got a major upgrade at tight end in 2020, but where does the unit stand now?

Doug Williams And Jason Campbell Have Seen Progress For African American QBs, But There's Still Work To Be Done
Williams and Campbell are seeing more teams cater offenses around African American quarterbacks and their skillsets.

GMFB crew believes Washington could be the 'perfect fit' for Cam Newton | RSN
There are plenty of obvious ties between Cam Newton and the Washington Football Team.

Washington 2021 Position Reset: Cornerback
New additions Kendall Fuller and Ronald Darby played a crucial role in Washington finishing with the second-best pass defense in the NFL.

Alex Smith says his return put 'wrench' into Washington Football Team's plans at QB
Alex Smith told GQ Magazine that his comeback put a "wrench" into Washington's plans at quarterback and he had to convince the team not to end his season before it began.

Brian Mitchell says ‘probably half’ of the NFL would’ve cut Alex Smith | RSN
Former Washington return specialist Brian Mitchell defended the team after Alex Smith called out the coaching staff in a GQ interview.

This December quote about Alex Smith and Kyle Allen suddenly has more layers | RSN
Back in December, Ron Rivera gave a fairly quick response to a question regarding Alex Smith and Kyle Allen. In light of Smith’s GQ comments, though, that old back-and-forth reads much differently.