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Why one ESPN insider believes Washington will end up signing Ryan Fitzpatrick

ESPN insider thinks Washington will end up with Fitzpatrick originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

Since entering the NFL in 2005, Ryan Fitzpatrick has played for eight different franchises. And due to his soon-to-be-expired contract with the Dolphins, it appears that the passer and his beard could be headed to yet another destination when free agency begins.

Could that destination be Washington, though?

One ESPN insider thinks so.

During a Thursday appearance on SportsCenter, Field Yates joined for a segment where he predicted the landing spots for tons of different signal-callers, and when he focused in on the Burgundy and Gold, Fitzpatrick was the name he brought up.

“The Washington Football Team is kind of like the Patriots in that no man’s land,” he began.

“They have the 19th overall pick, probably can’t select a first-round quarterback, have a really good defense,” he continued. “How about Ryan Fitzpatrick, who I

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Doug Williams promoted to senior adviser to Washington Football Team president Jason Wright

Washington Football Team executive Doug Williams once made history with the franchise. Now he hopes to help shape its future.

Washington named Williams as its senior adviser to team president Jason Wright. The move from the football side to the business side of the building will give Williams a chance to impact key decisions awaiting the organization.

He became the first Black quarterback to play in, and win, a Super Bowl in January 1988, leading Washington to a win over Denver while being named MVP. He spent the past six seasons in personnel with the team, first as a senior executive and then as a senior vice president of player personnel.

But after Ron Rivera was hired last offseason, Williams was shifted to senior vice president of player development.

Now, he’ll assist Wright as Washington navigates pivotal changes, from the team name to its quest for a new stadium —

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Beth Wilkinson close to completing Washington Football Team investigation, Roger Goodell says

The comments by Goodell at his annual state-of-the-league news conference during Super Bowl week were the league’s first substantive remarks in months on the investigation and ownership dispute.

“I have not met with her yet,” Goodell said of Wilkinson and her investigation, “so I don’t have any of her recommendations. She is nearing the completion of her work. So she’ll be sharing that work with me and her review at some point in the future.”

Goodell said that Wilkinson’s findings will be shared with the team, which he initially called the “Redskins” before correcting himself at the behest of a moderator and apologizing, calling the reference to the team’s former name “a bad habit.” Goodell said the findings also will be shared with “others” but did not specify whether they will be released to the public.

“To me, the important thing in the context of this is that the Washington

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Reasons for and against trading Washington QB Dwayne Haskins

Reasons for and against trading Washington QB Dwayne Haskins originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

Just when it seemed as if the situation involving quarterback Dwayne Haskins in Washington was simmering down, a report surfaced from ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler that a trade involving the second-year passer is “inevitable.”

“I spoke to a source close to the Haskins situation recently who said a trade is probably inevitable at this point, either now or later,” Fowler said on ESPN’s SportsCenter Wednesday evening. “You might as well do it now.”

The thought of trading a player that was filled with a potential and heavy investment this early in his tenure surely comes with some negatives, but it’s not all bad. Here’s a look at the reason for, and against, trading Haskins.

FOR: A clean break

If Washington knows anything, it’s unneeded tension and problems within the team. The organization has seen quite

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