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Dwayne Haskins finishes camp strong, but the rest of the Washington offense doesn’t follow | Professional Sports | richmond.com
The focus has been on whether Haskins could make a leap forward in his second season, and show enough to become the long-term answer in DC.

NFL: What all 32 starting QBs need to do in 2020
There were quite a few promising aspects to Dwayne Haskins’ rookie campaign, not the least of which was how well he took care of the ball — the rookie signal-caller had just a 1.9 percent turnover-worthy play rate in 2019, fourth-best in the NFL — but there are still several things to work on.

He has to improve his pocket presence though, as he took a sack on 33 percent of his pressured dropbacks, the highest rate in the NFL by two percentage points (seven percentage points higher than third). He also invited in nine sacks himself, tying for the 12th-most at the position (keep in mind everyone ahead of him played twice as many snaps).

During intense Washington Football practice Jonathan Allen limps off field, injury ‘doesn’t look serious’ | NBC Sports Washington
Washington Football defensive tackle Jonathan Allen went down hard during Sunday’s practice. He rolled on the ground in visible pain and was eventually helped to the sideline by medical staff.

Dwayne Haskins working to prove he’s ‘that guy’ to Ron Rivera | NBC Sports Washington
Dwayne Haskins did not work hard all year to not show up in training camp. His performance on the field has been largely productive, but it’s the stuff between snaps that might mean the most.

Antonio Gibson says he’s ‘loving’ the way Scott Turner is using him in the offense during camp | NBC Sports Washington
Antonio Gibson has the potential to play all over the field for Washington. He’s thrilled about that opportunity.

Washington Camp Notes (8/30): Chase Young pops Peterson while Jonathan Allen gets dinged up | NBC Sports Washington
Ron Rivera began his pre-practice speech Sunday by informing his team, “Today’s about competition.” Here’s a full recap from what was a very revealing day out in Ashburn.

Three players who surged and three players who struggled in Washington’s 2020 training camp | NBC Sports Washington
The Washington Football Team’s 2020 training camp flew by. Here are three players who should be proud of what they did in these past few weeks, and three who’ll be wishing they did more.

Separating what is known vs. unknown for Washington Football Team at running back | NBC Sports Washington
Little is known about how this NFL season will shake out on a broad scale, but on a small scale, things might be even less settled for the Washington Football Team’s backfield.

Likely starting free safety Troy Apke says he’s gotten ‘really comfortable’ playing in Jack Del Rio’s defense | NBC Sports Washington
After two seasons as a backup and special teamer, Troy Apke has emerged as likely Washington’s starting free safety opposite Landon Collins. The third-year pro explained to JP Finlay why things are different this year.

Eagles’ first-round pick WR Jalen Reagor will miss Week 1 contest vs. Washington | NBC Sports Washington
Jalen Reager had been a standout for Philadelphia in training camp before suffering an injury.

Want to see Chase Young stuff Adrian Peterson at the goal line? Of course you do | NBC Sports Washington
Chase Young and Adrian Peterson met right on the door step of the end zone on Sunday, and the collision was pretty epic. Catch video of their meeting right here.

Ron Rivera credits Eric Reid for opening his eyes to racial injustices in America | NBC Sports Washington
Ron Rivera credited one of his former players in Carolina, Eric Reid, for opening his eyes to racial issues Black men face every day in America.

Lawyers ask NFL for ‘immediate action’ against Dan Snyder on behalf of sexually harassed clients | NBC Sports Washington
In the aftermath of another bombshell Washington Post report alleging widespread sexual misconduct by the Washington Football Team, lawyers representing aggrieved clients have requested the NFL to step in.

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