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Terrelle Pryor sees parallels between his and Kirk Cousins's one-year deals

Terrelle Pryor sees parallels between his and Kirk Cousins's one-year deals

Redskins receiver Terrelle Pryor is on a one-year, $6 million contract (with $2 million in incentives) that gives him a chance to prove he can be a consistently productive receiver in the NFL.

He's only played the position for one full season after starting his pro career as a quarterback. 

Speaking to Clinton Portis during Saturday night's preseason game against the Packers, Pryor said he views his short-term deal the same way Kirk Cousins probably views his own. 

Cousins is playing on the franchise tag after being unable to reach a long-term extension with Washington before the start of this season. 

"It's just like a lot of guys, you know like Kirk, situations where maybe you feel your contract should be better than what it is and what was offered and stuff like that so, and I'm ok with that," Pryor said. 

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The former Brown said he feels Washington is a good place to prove himself and build from there. 

"This is a great place to do it at and hopefully stay here for a long time. I'd love to do it," he said. "Kirk's on a one-year deal, and it just happens that's what I came on, what I decided I wanted to do."

Pryor's comments reference two separate contract negotiations that didn't necessarily go the way the players wanted.

The first was his own with the Browns. Pryor decided to turn down a multi-year contract from Cleveland, reportedly worth $8 million per season, for the chance to hit free agency and test his value again in 2018. 

But the receiver's words also refer to the contract negotiations between Cousins and the Redskins this offseason. 

The quarterback's camp declined to respond to Washington's long-term offer, which was barely higher than the cost of the franchise tag this year and transition tag next season

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John Wall played against Kyrie Irving, worked out with LeBron James in Miami

John Wall played against Kyrie Irving, worked out with LeBron James in Miami

John Wall has spent a good portion of the summer working out in Miami, with the exception of a break to sign a $170 million supermax extension with the Wizards, that is. 

He's not the only NBA star in town, though. Both Kyrie Irving and LeBron James have shown up, though not together, in videos and photos of Wall the past week. 

Wall's friend David Best shared a video of the Wizards star playing pickup basketball at Johnson and Wales University last Friday. 

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On the opposite team, Irving was "guarding" Wall as he brought the ball down the court. Wall shook him with a crossover dribble to swish a pull-up 3. 

The video is a thing of beauty (via Hoop District):

Several days later, Wall was photographed with LeBron James in South Beach. Both were working out with NBA skills trainer Rob McClanaghan. 

Great work in South Beach with @kingjames and @johnwall Game like intensity. No reps off!

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Wall and James also share an agent, Rich Paul. 

James and Irving have been on opposite sides of the Cleveland drama this offseason after Irving reportedly demanded a trade from the Cavaliers to get out of playing with James. The story has dominated NBA headlines all summer long. 

Even Wizards players couldn't avoid questions about the situation. 

When asked what he thought of Irving demanding a trade, Wall laughed and said "too bad" before giving a longer, more diplomatic answer about seeing both sides. 

Markieff Morris also expressed his surprise that anyone wouldn't want to play alongside James, but stayed away from judging the situation without all of the information. 

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Redskins release second unofficial depth chart after first preseason game

Redskins release second unofficial depth chart after first preseason game

The Redskins released the second unofficial depth chart of the preseason on Sunday. This version has slight differences from the first, which was released on August 6

Here's a look at the complete depth chart as of yesterday. Click the tweet to expand. 

The differences are all at the bottom, with no changes to the projected starters. 

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On offense, rookie Kendall Pace replaced Kevin Bowen as the third string left tackle. Bowen was released last week. Jamari Staples was added as a fourth-string receiver as well. 

The major change on defense came with Trent Murphy out for the season. He was listed as a second-string strongside linebacker behind Preston Smith on August 6, but in his absence, rookie Ryan Anderson has been bumped up, followed by Chris Carter and new addition Ron Thompson, Jr. 

This time around, the Redskins only listed three strong safeties on the depth chart after Tim Scott, who'd been included as a fourth-stringer in the first version, was waived. 

A few more takeaways: Samaje Perine might be more of an every-down back than Chris Thompson, but his performance in the Redskins' first preseason game did nothing to leapfrog Thompson on the depth chart. 

In fact, none of the players who stood out in positive or negative ways against Baltimore seem to have moved at all. Jonathan Allen and Nico Marley, both of whom stood out last Thursday, haven't budged. 

It's important to note that these depth charts are still unofficial and could easily change before Week 1.