With all the signs pointing to DeSean Jackson departing D.C. and signing a more expensive contract elsewhere, the Redskins will be in the market for another receiver who could moonlight as a world-class sprinter and function as a deep threat.
And while that would be a hyperbole when talking about some free agent wideout options, it appears Washington is looking at one guy who literally could (and has, in fact) compete with the fastest people around the globe.
There is some interest on the Redskins side when it comes to Marquise Goodwin, according to the Washington Post. The 26-year-old has been in the NFL for four seasons, all with the Bills, and would come on the cheaper side considering his up-and-down career to this point.
The owner of one of the NFL's fastest 40-yard dash times in Combine history at 4.27 seconds, Goodwin is coming off his most productive year, but his numbers still pale in comparison to Jackson, whom he'd be partly responsible for replacing. In 15 games (after suiting up just 12 times in the previous two seasons), he caught 29 passes for 431 yards and three scores.
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A 2012 Olympian, Goodwin made the long jump finals in London. He's also run the 60 and 100-yard dashes at a top level.
Along with the rumors that the Redskins are evaluating Andre Holmes, it seems like the organization is ready to overhaul what was a very dangerous group of pass catchers in 2016. If signed, Goodwin could serve as Jackson-lite (or Jackson-lite-lite?), but a transition into Jay Gruden's pass-happy scheme might be all he needs to access the potential he has along with all that speed.
The 2017 NFL Draft isn't officially here, but it's very near. And for the Washington Redskins, this year's NFL Draft brings with it a lot of intrigue.
The Redskins are coming off an 8-7-1 season and are in the middle of an offseason that's included a lot of change. Therefore, the team needs to ace their 2017 NFL Draft and bring in a rookie class with a lot of talent.
How will they do that, though? Starting with pick No. 17, will the Redskins draft a player based on need or based on their board? And which prospects would be the best fits for Washington?
Scroll through CSNmidatlantic.com's 2017 Redskins draft preview for the most in-depth coverage of the team's draft you'll find before the big night.
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From February to July of 2016, Redskins fans anxiously waited for news that quarterback Kirk Cousins would agree to a contract extension with the franchise. It never happened. It's late April, and Cousins and Washington are on the same track in 2017.
While fans grow wary of the lack of movement towards a new deal, some league sources think contract talks will heat up as the calendar draws closer to the July 15 deadline.
That doesn't mean Cousins can't have a good sense of humor about things.
To be clear, this is another year of Cousins working to promote the Holland Hospital in his hometown in Michigan. This is not an extension with the Redskins. And it gave a number of Redskins fans an outburst of excitement before a stark realization. Below are a few Twitter responses:
Considering how testy the contract talks between the 'Skins and Cousins representatives have been at times, it's good to see the club's all-time single season passing yards record holder be able to laugh about things.
It doesn't, however, mean much about the actual negotiations between Washington and Cousins.
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