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Washington Redskins quarterback Josh Woodrum (6) hands the ball to running back Samaje Perine (32) during the NFL football team's minicamp at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va., Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) **FILE**

Preseason power rankings not kind to Redskins

- The Washington Times

A first-round draft pick at quarterback, a hungry young defense loaded with potential and an All-Pro safety added through free agency. Plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the Redskins' upcoming season, right? Well ...

Washington Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr., right, poses for a selfie with Redskins fan Davon Adams, from Washington, following an NFL football minicamp at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va., Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

'He's got some fire in him:' Haskins improving, but still has ways to go

- The Washington Times

With only one voluntary practice left before training camp, Haskins has become more comfortable as he adjusts to the NFL. But Haskins' development remains a work in progress -- which is partially why coach Jay Gruden said last week it would be "foolish" to determine a starting quarterback before training camp.

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) pulls in a touchdown pass under pressure from Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman (24) during the first half of the NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) **FILE**

Norman: 'You don't really know me'

- The Washington Times

When Norman returned to the Redskins for mandatory minicamp, the 31-year-old was active on the field. He often chatted with his new defensive backs coach Ray Horton. He traded playful jabs with coach Jay Gruden.

Washington Redskins quarterbacks Dwayne Haskins Jr. (7) and Case Keenum warm up during a practice at the team's NFL football practice facility, Monday, May 20, 2019, in Ashburn, Va. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Haskins, Keenum experiencing growing pains in Gruden's offense

- The Washington Times

Eight-year veteran Case Keenum has a considerable edge in NFL quarterbacking experience on the Redskins' No. 1 draft pick, Dwayne Haskins. But just like the rookie, he's new to coach Jay Gruden's offense. So it's not surprising that both quarterbacks have had some rocky moments so far in voluntary workouts.

Washington Redskins wide receiver Michael Floyd (17) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of an NFL football game Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. At left is wide receiver Josh Doctson (18). (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Pressure off: Doctson at ease heading into contract year

- The Washington Times

Josh Doctson needed an outlet away from football. The first two years of his career had not gone as planned, and the Redskins wide receiver admitted Wednesday he felt the pressure of living up to the high expectations that come with being a first-round draft pick.

Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson leaves the field after an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans won 25-16.(AP Photo/Mark Zaleski) ** FILE **

LOVERRO: Redskins hold two days of workouts with many leaders, stars absent

A team that has done nothing and gone nowhere for two decades, a team that supposedly likes its head coach, who is in the final year of his contract, a team with a brand new rookie quarterback who has been crowned after just a few snaps in voluntary workouts and a new veteran quarterback who came over in a trade -- should show up for all workouts from Day 1, voluntary or not.

In this April 12, 2019, photo, Washington Redskins head athletic trainer Larry Hess demonstrates a salt water float orb inside a recovery room at the team's NFL football training facility in Ashburn, Va. With the use of state-of-the-art machines and techniques, the Redskins hope to cut down on injuries after leading the NFL in players on injured reserve last season. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) **FILE**

Redskins seek healing in lasers, lights and sensory tanks

- Associated Press

Massage tables, zero gravity chairs, a laser-therapy table that looks like a tanning bed, a cryotherapy chamber and giant float pods make up the Washington Redskins' state-of-the-art rest and recovery room. Combined with advanced mattress and pillow technology, it's all part of Washington's pursuit of better injury prevention and recovery after no NFL team put more players on season-ending injured reserve over the past two years combined.

Washington Redskins guard Wes Martin (78), wide receiver Kelvin Harmon (13) and wide receiver Terry McLaurin (17) run during an NFL football rookie camp, Saturday, May 11, 2019, in Ashburn, Va. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

McLaurin, Harmon provide missing skillsets for Redskins

- The Washington Times

Dwayne Haskins knows Terry McLaurin well. Besides being college teammates at Ohio State, they're now roommates after they were drafted by the Washington Redskins. McLaurin, though, isn't the only receiver who seems to have a connection with Haskins.

Washington Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins takes the snap during an NFL football rookie camp, Saturday, May 11, 2019, in Ashburn, Va. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Dwayne Haskins 'a treat' at Redskins minicamp

- The Washington Times

Coach Jay Gruden said he was impressed with rookie Dwayne Haskins, who drew quite the crowd in the session to open to reporters and select fans. Haskins connected often with third-rounder and former college teammate Terry McLaurin and sixth-rounder Kelvin Harmon.

Washington Redskins strong safety Montae Nicholson (35) takes the field before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

Despite draft praise, one big hole remains for Redskins

- The Washington Times

The Redskins have been widely praised for last week's draft that saw the franchise take quarterback Dwayne Haskins at No. 15 without having to trade up, followed by a move to jump back into the first round for Montez Sweat, a pass rusher many consider a top 10 talent.

 In this March 3, 2019, file photo, Mississippi State defensive lineman Montez Sweat runs a drill during the NFL football scouting combine, in Indianapolis. Sweat is a possible pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File) **FILE**

Sweat motivated by draft day slide

- The Washington Times

Montez Sweat was at a Top Golf with 40 to 50 members of his family and friends when his slide on draft night began. Once expected to be a top 10 pick, the 22-year-old edge rusher watched as each pick went by, only for his name not to be called.

This June 20, 2018, photo provided by Ohio State Athletics shows Dwayne Haskins. Haskins is a possible pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.  (Kirk Irwin/Ohio State University via AP)

Dwayne Haskins urged Redskins to take him

- The Washington Times

During his pre-draft visit with the Washington Redskins, Dwayne Haskins went out for a steakhouse dinner with coach Jay Gruden and other members of the organization. Over the course of the evening, the parties got to know each other. Haskins, for instance, got a taste of Gruden's quick-witted sense of humor.

This June 20, 2018, photo provided by Ohio State Athletics shows Dwayne Haskins. Haskins is a possible pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.  (Kirk Irwin/Ohio State University via AP)

Gruden: Haskins has 'all the tools'

- The Washington Times

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said quarterback Dwayne Haskins will have the chance to compete for the starting job after Washington took him with the 15th overall pick.

Redskins draft their quarterback of the future in Haskins

- The Washington Times

When Alex Smith went down with a broken leg last November, it was obvious to many the Washington Redskins would again be in the market for a quarterback -- specifically one they could tout as the future of the franchise. On the first night of the NFL draft, the Redskins believe they found their man.