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Lawmakers question Virginia-Redskins deal

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Lawmakers question Virginia-Redskins deal

The Redskins deal with Virginia to move training camp to Richmond and to keep Redskins Park in the state is getting the attention of some state lawmakers.As part of the agreement, the team is getting a total of 6 million in government grants, 4 million of which was a grant from the state. A legislative budget oversight panel questioned senior aides from the administration of Governor Bob McDonnell for an hour on Monday. According to the AP story, the grilling was bipartisan.The questioning centered on whether or not the Redskins would have moved had the state not come up with the 4 million. McDonnell justified the expenditure by saying that Virginia would lose some 9.8 million in tax revenue if the team headquarters was located elsewhere.There were reports that both the District of Columbia and Maryland were preparing bids to have the Redskins move their facility into their jurisdictions. It is unclear how attractive or serious those bids were.The panel also said that McDonnell proceeded with the Redskins deal unilaterally while knowing that the legislature was opposed to giving any taxpayer money to the highly profitable business.

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One surprising stat that puts Vernon Davis at top of NFL tight ends

One surprising stat that puts Vernon Davis at top of NFL tight ends

Vernon Davis played well in 2016, quite well in fact. Signed to a one-year deal after a poor 2015 season, expectations were low for Davis and he over-delivered.

He ended the season with 44 catches and 583 yards to go with two touchdowns, but a stat from Pro Football Focus truly stands out. 

There were 15 tight ends with more yards than Davis, including one on his own team in Jordan Reed. Still, at age 32, Davis had the moves to make defenders miss. 

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Even early in 2016, as early as training camp, a number of Redskins players mentioned that Davis still had speed and quickness. That didn't change throughout the 16 game season. Pro Football Focus just quantified it. 

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Terrelle Pryor has no problem keeping up with Antonio Brown during offseason workout

Terrelle Pryor has no problem keeping up with Antonio Brown during offseason workout

Having a workout buddy is good. Having a workout buddy who's a three-time All-Pro and who churns out 100-catch seasons like Michael Bay churns out dreadful Transformers sequels, however, is better.

It's that second kind that Terrelle Pryor has chosen to spend time with recently. On Thursday, the Redskins wideout tweeted footage of him working out alongside Antonio Brown, and even though he is much taller and 40+ pounds heavier than the Steelers star, Pryor didn't have that much trouble keeping up with the NFL's top outside threat.

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Take a look at this race between the two, for instance, in which the pair of pass-catchers blow by the camera man so quickly, he fails to film the contest's conclusion:

You can also watch Pryor and Brown go through a ladder drill while wearing a band around their ankles at the end of this video from the Redskins. Now, that band would likely cause some problems for common folk trying to complete the drill, but as these two show, they aren't common:

They even found time for yoga (please be sure to note how Pryor's groutfit is so thorough that it includes his mat): 

For a guy like Pryor — who's still relatively new to his position — spending offseason time with Antonio Brown could really pay off for both him and the Redskins in 2017.

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