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Dating back to 2011, the Redskins have now selected at least seven players in nine consecutive drafts for the first time since the league adopted the seven-round format in 1994.
The Redskins completed the 2019 NFL Draft without making a selection in the second round. It is the ninth time since the seventh-round draft format was established the Redskins did not make a selection in the second round.
Including their eight selections in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Redskins have now selected eight or more players in three consecutive drafts for the first time since the NFL adopted the seven-round format in 1994.
With the 10 selections, the Redskins have now drafted at least 10 players in three of the last five NFL drafts.
The Redskins made two trades during the draft. On Day 1, the Redskins sent the No. 46 pick (2019) and a future second-round selection in the 2020 NFL Draft to the Indianapolis Colts for the No. 26 overall selection. On Day 2, the team traded the No. 96 overall pick to the Buffalo Bills for the Nos. 112 and 131 selections.
Of the Redskins 10 selections, three were made with picks acquired by trade, including draft-day trades with Indianapolis (LB Montez Sweat) and the Buffalo Bills (RB Bryce Love and G Wes Martin).
The Redskins selected three players using compensatory picks (LB Cole Holcomb, WR Kelvin Harmon and LB Jordan Brailford). The selections using compensatory picks were the most by the Redskins and the first selections using a compensatory pick since the organization drafted NT Chris Neild with a compensatory pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.
The Redskins have selected at least three players with picks acquired via trade in each of the last six drafts. It is the team’s longest such stretch since a five-draft span from 1985-89.
The Redskins selected a pair of college teammates in three consecutive drafts to include: DL Jonathan Allen and Ryan Anderson (Alabama, 2017), DL Daron Payne and LB Shaun Dion Hamilton (Alabama, 2018), DL Tim Settle and CB Greg Stroman (Virginia Tech, 2018) and QB Dwayne Haskins and WR Terry McLaurin (Ohio State, 2019). This marks the second occurrence the Redskins have selected teammates in three consecutive drafts. The organization drafted teammates in three straight drafts from 2011-2013 including RB Roy Helu, S DeJon Gomes and WR Niles Paul (Nebraska, 2011), G Adam Gettis and CB Jordan Bernstine (Iowa 2012), and RB Chris Thompson and LB Brandon Jenkins (Florida State, 2013).
The Redskins have now selected at least one pair of college teammates in seven of the last nine drafts (Nebraska’s Roy Helu Jr., DeJon Gomes and Niles Paul in 2011; SMU’s Josh LeRibeus and Richard Crawford and Iowa’s Adam Gettis and Jordan Bernstine in 2012; Florida State’s Chris Thompson and Brandon Jenkins in 2013; Arkansas’ Martrell Spaight and Tevin Mitchel in 2015; Alabama’s Jonathan Allen and Ryan Anderson in 2017; Alabama’s Daron Payne and Shaun Dion Hamilton; Virginia Tech’s Tim Settle and Greg Stroman in 2018; Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins and Terry McLaurin in 2019).
The 2019 NFL Draft marks the fourth time the Redskins have selected a pair of teammates out of Ohio State (1952, 1961, and 1963).
The Redskins made multiple picks in the seventh round for the fourth consecutive year, marking the team’s first four-year stretch with multiple seventh-round picks since selecting at least two players in that round in each of the 2010-12 NFL Drafts.
The Redskins selected four defensive players and have now picked at least four defensive players in five consecutive drafts for the first time since 1989-93, when the draft consisted of 12 rounds.
Nine of the Redskins’ draft picks played their collegiate careers in the Football Bowl Subdivision, ending a six-year streak of the team’s entire draft class playing at the FBS level. James Madison’s Jimmy Moreland played in the Football Championship Subdivision. The last Redskins draft pick to play in the Football Championship Subdivision was South Dakota’s Tom Compton (2012).
Nine of the 10 members of the Redskins’ draft class played at schools in “Power Five” conferences.
The Redskins selected three players from the Big Ten, two players from the Southeastern Conference, two players from the Atlantic Coast Conference, and one player each from the Pac-12 Conference, Big 12 Conference and Colonial Athletic Association. The SEC leads all conferences with 16 of the Redskins 53 selections since 2014, followed by the ACC with 12 selections.
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NOTES ON THE SELECTION OF DWAYNE HASKINS

Haskins is the 475th selection made by the Redskins in the Common Draft era (since 1967) and the 30th first-round selection in that time frame. He is the 61st first-round selection by the Redskins all-time since the institution of the draft in 1936.
The selection of Haskins marks the third time in the last five years that the Redskins have selected an offensive player in the first round, joining the selections of G Brandon Scherff (2015) and WR Josh Doctson (2016). It marks the team’s first time making three offensive first-round selection in that length of time since the 2000-02 drafts, when the team selected T Chris Samuels (2000), WR Rod Gardner (2001) and QB Patrick Ramsey (2002).
Haskins becomes the first quarterback selected by the Redskins in the first round since the team drafted Baylor’s Robert Griffin III in 2012.
Haskins is the 48th quarterback selected by the Redskins all-time since the institution of the draft in 1936 and the 27th selection at the position made by the Redskins in the Common Draft era (since 1967).
Haskins’ selection marks the fifth time in the Common Draft era that the Redskins have selected a quarterback in the first round, joining Robert Griffin III (2012), Jason Campbell (2005), Patrick Ramsey (2002), and Heath Shuler (1994).
Haskins is the 17th player from Ohio State University selected by the Redskins all time, joining C Steve Andrako (1940), E Cy Sounders (1945), B Vic Janowicz (1952), T Julius Wittman (1952), G George Rosso (1954), T Fran Machinsky (1956), T George Tolfold (1961), G Mike Ingram (1961), FB Tom Barrington (1966), E Ron Sepic (1967), RB Rich Galbos (1973), T Henry Brown (1988), G Tim Moxley (1990) and WR Evan Spencer (2015).
With Haskins selection, Ohio State tied Michigan State (17) for the seventh-most draft selections in Redskins history.
Haskins becomes the first Ohio State product to be selected by the Redskins in the first round in franchise history and the highest pick from the institution since drafting FB Tom Barrington in the third-round (No. 38 overall) of the 1966 NFL Draft.
Haskins is the first Big Ten Conference product selected by the Redskins in the first round since G Brandon Scherff in 2015. He is the seventh Big Ten product selected by the Redskins in the first round in the Common Draft era, joining DT Bobby Wilson (1991), WR Desmond Howard (1992), T Andre Johnson (1996), LB LaVar Arrington (2000), LB Ryan Kerrigan (2011) and Brandon Scherff (2015).
With the selection, Haskins becomes the fourth player selected all-time with the No.15 overall pick, joining B Eddie Salem (1951), B Joe Hernandez (1962) and WR Rod Gardner (2001).

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The impending departures of Jeff Scott and his father, Brad, to South Florida obviously will result in some reassignments.

Tony Elliott, who had shared offensive coordinator duties with Scott for the past five seasons, will be the sole offensive coordinator, Coach Dabo Swinney said Friday.

Brandon Streeter is expected to remain quarterbacks coach, but also assume the title of passing game coordinator. He’ll likely relinquish his recruiting coordinator title to someone else on staff.

Tyler Grisham, who has served as offensive analyst, will replace Jeff Scott as wide receivers coach. He got his first taste of his new duties on Friday.

Clemson wide receiver coach Tyler Grisham communicates with players during practice at the Poe Indoor Facility in Clemson Friday, December 13, 2019. The Tigers are preparing for the College Football Playoffs semi-final game with Ohio State University played in Glendale, Arizona on December 28, 2019. Buy Photo
Clemson wide receiver coach Tyler Grisham communicates with players during practice at the Poe Indoor Facility in Clemson Friday, December 13, 2019. The Tigers are preparing for the College Football Playoffs semi-final game with Ohio State University played in Glendale, Arizona on December 28, 2019. (Photo: Ken Ruinard / staff)

“It was good to see Grish have his first day out there with a whistle,” Swinney said of Grisham, who was a receiver at Clemson from 2005 to 2008. “He’s never had a whistle in practice since he’s been here.

“We have a good plan for all that stuff and have a great group of people here. We’re excited about getting it all settled out.”

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Jeff and Brad will return to Clemson after signing day next week and will remain in their capacities with the program through season’s end.

“Hopefully it’s January 14th,” Swinney said. “Jeff will be back here on Thursday and he’ll be orange and purple with Clemson all the way through. He’s excited about that. We all want to finish the right way. Jeff’s passionate about Clemson and his players and the relationships here and so is Brad. So it’ll be a lot of fun to be able to finish out with those guys.”

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Brad has served as the program’s director of player development and recruiting transition; he’s expected to be replaced by Kyle Richardson, who is Swinney’s senior offensive assistant.

“Kyle Richardson has done an awesome job stepping in for Brad there to fill that role and help us navigate,” Swinney said. “Brad’s role is critical. He does a lot of stuff here, especially in the recruiting process, and Kyle has a great feel for all of that.”

And what about Galloway?
Swinney still hasn’t received official word that tight end Braden Galloway has been cleared to return to the Tigers’ lineup, but is proceeding as if he will be.

Galloway was one of three players suspended for a year, beginning with last season’s College Football Playoff, after testing positive for the banned substance ostarine.

Clemson tight end Braden Galloway (88) runs after a catch during practice at the Allen N. Reeves Football Complex Monday, August 5, 2019.Buy Photo
Clemson tight end Braden Galloway (88) runs after a catch during practice at the Allen N. Reeves Football Complex Monday, August 5, 2019. (Photo: Ken Ruinard / staff)

“I’m assuming that he’s gonna be good to go,” Swinney said. “My hope is he’ll be ready to go. We’re going to practice as if he is. Hopefully we’ll know here in another day or so.”

Galloway played in 12 games as a freshman in 2018, catching five passes for 52 yards and a touchdown.

“The intensity is at a different level, but it’s not like he hasn’t been playing football all year,” Swinney said. “He’s been practicing every day. He’s in great shape. He’s caught a million balls.”

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Scrutiny is ratcheting up on the Eagles’ coaching staff, with the team underperforming at 5-7 heading into Monday night’s encounter with the visiting New York Giants.

In the NFL, the easiest place to make changes is with position coaches. You don’t have to change your overall philosophy, or your offensive or defensive scheme, if you fire a position coach.

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The implication there nearly always is that the methods and philosophy favored by the head coach and the coordinator are not being taught effectively, that young players aren’t progressing, and that older players aren’t flourishing.

This year with the Eagles, the bullseye there would be on first-year wide receivers coach Carson Walch, and maybe on second-year quarterbacks coach Press Taylor, but possibly on defensive backfield coach Cory Undlin as well, given the ups and downs of the Eagles’ (once again) injury-challenged secondary. Undlin came here in 2015 as a Chip Kelly hire, from having coached the Denver secondary.

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Doug Pederson was the Eagles’ quarterbacks coach from 2011-12. Pederson was asked this week what makes a good position coach.

“In thinking about myself, obviously you have to be prepared, you have to have answers for the questions that the players might have, whether it be a game-plan question or maybe a concept question offensively … you have to be dialed-in,” Pederson said.

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“Obviously, if you don’t have the answers, you have to be up front and say, ‘Hey, let me get the answer for you.’ I think you have to pay attention to detail. Then it has to carry over onto the field through drill work, putting your players in position through that drill work that’s going to transpire in a game. … But the detail is the biggest thing.”

Pederson said when he evaluates his coaches at the end of the season, “you hold them accountable by the way their position plays, No. 1.” He added that there is some allowance for injuries, but that he makes that message clear to his coaches from OTAs on.

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Carson Wentz said Taylor’s personality is different from that of John DeFilippo, the QB coach for the 2017 Super Bowl season, but that both know how to “garner respect,” and they tend to emphasize the same things.

“Flip was a little more high energy and upbeat. Press is a little more calm. But both understand the game well, both are smart and can communicate the game well,” Wentz said.

Backup quarterback Josh McCown estimated he has had 14 or 15 QB coaches, on the nine teams he has played for, since he entered the NFL in 2002.

“There’s always a delicate balance with position coaches, between giving too little [coaching] and giving too much — overcoaching,” McCown said.

He said the effective position coach is “the guy that can find that right balance, say that right thing at the right moment … be able to give you that ‘mind tap’ — ‘Hey, remember we talked about this on this play,’ can kind of help you in that regard.”

The best QB coaches McCown has played for share “attention to detail and consistency about what they coach,” he said, “the ability to coach that over and over again, and demand that from you and expect that from you … so that you understand where you stand, and there’s a baseline of expectation every play, and you can then grow from that baseline because of the consistency with which they coach you.”

Right guard Brandon Brooks had four offensive line coaches in his four years with the Houston Texans, but he has had just one with the Eagles — Jeff Stoutland, who came here with Kelly in 2013. Brooks said Stoutland’s players can sense his complete dedication.

“It’s one thing to coach and be into your work. It’s another thing when guys can see that this is your life calling,” Brooks said. “I don’t know if ‘Stout’ can do anything else. This is what he loves, and you can see it every day. There hasn’t been a day since I came in, in almost four years now, where Stout had a down day, where his volume level wasn’t on 12. He comes in every day, he loves what he does, and he literally gives his heart and soul to game and to the players, every day, every year, every week.”

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Safety Malcolm Jenkins said he looks for depth of knowledge, a grasp of useful nuance, from a position coach — something he said he gets from Undlin.

“I had a really wise coach tell me one time, if a coach can’t tell you what to look at, then he’s full of [bleep]. A good position coach is somebody that knows how to teach not only the concept, or your job description, but how to teach the small things, like where to put your eyes, how to read your keys, and really knows how to teach technique … in an effective way that a player knows how to grasp it,” Jenkins said. “Being a good teacher is surprisingly rare in this league.”

Wide receiver Greg Ward said Jenkins’ point about the position coach needing to tell you where your eyes should be applies to his position as well. He said he thinks Walch has been able to do that.

“Carson’s a great guy, knows the offense in and out. He’s a very good coach,” Ward said.

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Jenkins said that Undlin is “somebody that understands the small techniques of the position that we play. I’ve had position coaches that only know how to teach the scheme … they can only tell you very vague things.”

Several players made the point that their position coach is their closest link with the organization.

“That’s the coach you’re going to connect with the most, you’re going to talk to the most, be in meetings with the most,” Jenkins said.

Asked about tight ends coach Justin Peelle, Zach Ertz said for every player, the position coach is “going to be the first guy, always, you go to, when something’s going on, whether you’re not happy, or frustrated, or just want to get something off your chest. In my case, in particular, he’s always been the guy that’s kind of been there for me.”

Ertz said he trusts Peelle in part because Peelle played tight end for 10 years in the NFL, with four teams.

“He kind of understands a lot of the strains,” Ertz said.

Wentz said he talks a lot to Taylor, but also to offensive coordinator Mike Groh and to Pederson.

“I feel extremely close to those guys. I wouldn’t hesitate to talk to any of those guys, for sure,” Wentz said.

Ward said that though the position coach is the main conduit to the staff, he didn’t take his frustrations to Walch as he languished on the practice squad because, “It was nothing he really could say, honestly. It wasn’t his decision. I just came to work every day.”

Running back Jordan Howard said he has had a different position coach each of his four NFL seasons — three with the Bears, then this year with the Eagles and Duce Staley, who once held Howard’s position as the team’s lead back.

“He knows the ups and downs of being a running back in the NFL. He knows how the flow of the game goes,” Howard said. “He knows how practices can be, he knows how runs can be … keeps us positive, keeps us motivated.

“Every coach I’ve had has had a different style. Duce, he’s very hands-on, he’s very into it. He lives through us — that’s what he tells us, because he’s not playing anymore, he lives through us playing.”

McCown made the point that some ex-players aren’t always the best coaches — some only know how to coach you to play the way they played, which might not be optimal for your situation or talents.

Fletcher Cox began his NFL career with the Eagles in 2012, under abrasive defensive line coach Jim Washburn, who was fired during the season. He’s playing this year for Philip Daniels, an NFL defensive lineman from 1996-2010.

“Every coach has got a different personality. I’ve had Jim Washburn, I had coach Jerry Azzinaro, Chris Wilson, Phil. They’ve all had different personalities. I’ve loved playing for every one of those guys. All D-line coaches coach hard,” Cox said.

“Most importantly, those guys, they’re all about their guys. … They treat everybody the same in the room … nobody gets any special privilege in the room, no matter how good you are, no matter how long you’ve been in the league, everybody is coached the same way.”

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ALAMEDA, Calif. — Hall of Fame cornerback Willie Brown, regarded as the godfather of bump-and-run coverage, died Tuesdayat the age of 78 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Brown had been one of the closest confidantes of late Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis, as well as a trusted adviser to Mark Davis, who took control of the team upon his father’s death in October 2011.

“He,” Mark Davis wrote of Brown in a text, “was a Raider.”

Undrafted out of Grambling State in 1963, Brown initially signed with the Houston Oilers before being cut and then signed by the Denver Broncos. He came to the Raiders, along with quarterback Mickey Slaughter, in a trade for defensive tackle Rex Mirich and a third-round draft pick in 1967.

Brown had already been perfecting his version of bump-and-run coverage.

“I didn’t know anything about backpedaling and running with the receivers,” Brown said in 2013. “But if I got my hands on him, the receiver can’t get open.”

Al Davis, after returning to Oakland following his stint as AFL commissioner, based his bump-and-run coverage on John Wooden’s defensive principles when his UCLA men’s basketball team was in a full-court press. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Brown was big for a cornerback at that time, and his physicality complemented fellow cornerback Kent McCloughan.

“That reflects back on the staff and the players, and Al Davis was the backbone of it all,” Brown said. “The opportunity he gave me when he traded for me, he gave me free reign. I’m in 10 halls of fame and it started with an opportunity.”

Brown had 15 interceptions in four seasons with the Broncos. In 12 seasons with the Raiders, he added 39 more, tied for most in franchise history with Lester Hayes, who would refer to Brown as his personal “Yoda.”

“We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Raiders’ great Willie Brown,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement Tuesday. “As a player, coach, and executive, Willie served as a tremendous ambassador for the Raiders and football for more than 50 years. He will forever be immortalized by NFL Films with his iconic 75-yard interception return in Super Bowl XI as he ran straight into the camera and our imaginations.

“After a remarkable 16-year Pro Football Hall of Fame career that he began as an undrafted free agent, Willie went on to become a Raiders coach and later a member of the team’s front office. Willie lived the Raiders’ motto ‘Commitment to Excellence’ with integrity and touched the lives of hundreds of NFL players with his wisdom and wit. Willie was always a welcome guest at the NFL draft, and I enjoyed visiting with him each year. He was always enthusiastic and optimistic about the Raiders’ picks and upcoming season.”

As a player, Brown was approached by 10 defensive coordinators who wanted him to teach them the intricacies of bump-and-run.

Davis was incensed.

“Hell no, you can’t teach those guys,” Davis told Brown, who howled with laughter at the memory.

“I didn’t play DB in college,” Brown said. “I just knew that if you beat the hell out of the receivers coming off the line of scrimmage, that was going to affect whether they could catch the ball or not.”

The first quarterback Brown intercepted in his professional career was the Raiders’ Tom Flores, on Dec. 15, 1963, when Brown was 23 years old. The last QB he got was the New England Patriots’ Steve Grogan on Sept. 24, 1978, when Brown was almost 38.

His favorite quarterback? Brown said it was fellow Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton, whom he victimized for a 75-yard pick-six in the fourth quarter of the Raiders’ 32-14 defeat of the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl XI, the “Old Man Willie” play immortalized by radio broadcaster Bill King.

“They were in that hurry-up offense, so I knew he was going to throw the ball to Sammy White,” Brown said. “I’m a gambler, and I wasn’t even supposed to be there. I told Ted [Hendricks] to stay inside and I told Jack [Tatum] to stay deep. And that’s where he threw the ball.

“All I’m thinking is, I’ve got to score. I knew nobody could catch me because there wasn’t nobody else out there. We’ve got the game in hand, just don’t get caught.”

The leader of Oakland’s “Soul Patrol” secondary, which included “Assassin” Tatum, George “Hit Man” Atkinson and “Dr. Death” Skip Thomas, Brown joined the Raiders’ coaching staff as a defensive backs coach after retiring following the 1978 season. He later was head coach at Long Beach State in 1991.

“Coach Brown was a solid man,” said Gerard Brooks, who played defensive tackle for Brown at Long Beach. “Also an inspirational guy. When he was with us, he was coaching full-time while working on his master’s, but still made time for you. … He had a huge impact on my direction. Blessed to have been around him.”

Brown, who was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1984, returned to the Raiders in an administrative role when the team returned to Oakland from Los Angeles in 1995, and he also served as an assistant before becoming the team ambassador — a position in which he served until his death.

He was also known for his tradition of wishing a happy Mother’s Day to all the moms when announcing the Raiders’ second-round pick at the NFL draft.

Brown is the second iconic Raiders figure and longtime Davis family friend to die since training camp opened. Wide receiver Cliff Branch died Aug. 3,two days after his 71st birthday.

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Former LSU tight end Foster Moreau has signed his rookie contract to start his NFL career.

Moreau signed a four-year contract for just over $3 million with the Oakland Raiders, according to OverTheCap, which comes out to an annual payment of $752,096. The deal included a $488,484 signing bonus.

The news was also reported by SiriusXM’s Adam Kaplan.

Former LSU tight end Foster Moreau drafted by Oakland Raiders in fourth round of NFL draft
Former LSU tight end Foster Moreau drafted by Oakland Raiders in fourth round of NFL draft
Moreau, a New Orleans native and Jesuit graduate, was selected by the Raiders No. 137 overall in the fourth round of the NFL draft, and he became the first drafted tight end in the Ed Orgeron era and the first LSU tight end selected since the Carolina Panthers took Keith Zinger in the seventh round in 2008.

Moreau, who wore LSU’s honorary No. 18 jersey during his senior year, recorded 52 catches, 629 yards and six touchdowns in his college career — a total that fell short of most single-season numbers recorded by the eight tight ends who were drafted before him.

But Moreau had an impressive Senior Bowl, NFL combine and pro day, and the Raiders made Moreau the highest-selected LSU tight end since the Tampa Bay Buccaneers took Harold Bishop in the third round, No. 69 overall.

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Moreau had a feeling he might go to Oakland. He said he’d gone to dinner with Oakland tight ends coach Frank Smith at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, in January.

“I fell in love with the way he coached and how he addressed the game, and what he does for his players and how he coaches,” said Moreau, who was among five players that were named “Practice Players of the Week” at the Senior Bowl. “It’s funny. I kept up with him throughout the whole process… I kinda hoped this’d happen.”

The Raiders are in the middle of a rebuild, and the team is scheduled to move to Las Vegas after the 2019 season. Their coach, Jon Gruden, left the broadcast booth last year to lead the franchise that once traded him to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (he and the Bucs beat the Raiders in Super Bowl 37 the following season).

The Raiders went 4-12 in their first year under Gruden, who stockpiled additional draft picks by trading star players Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper. Veteran tight end Jared Cook, the team’s leading receiver last year with 896 yards and six touchdowns, left a void when he signed a two-year, $15.5 million contract with the New Orleans Saints.

Tight end became a need for the Raiders, who took Moreau with their seventh pick in the draft, which it received after trading two spots backward with the Atlanta Falcons to receive an additional seventh-round pick.

The Raiders also selected high-profile SEC players with its early draft picks.

Alabama running back Josh Jacobs was Oakland’s second first-round pick at No. 24 overall; at No. 27, the Raiders spent their third first-round pick on Mississippi State safety Johnathan Abram.

“This is a team where we’re on the come-up,” Moreau said. “We’re on the rise.”

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NEWPORT — A woman is set to plead guilty to a criminal charge that she tried to get a Claremont shooting victim to change his story, according to a new court filing.

Kayla Marsh, 27, of Newport, is set to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit witness tampering, alleging that she tried to get the shooting victim, Edward Boisvert, 37, to change his story about the shooting, according to a notice of intent to plead guilty recently filed in the Sullivan Superior Court.

Marsh’s attorney, Rebecca McKinnon, signed the notice which indicates Marsh is seeking a capped plea of no more than a 9-month jail sentence with three years probation and no contact with Boisvert.

Terrell Watson, 34, Marsh’s then-boyfriend, pleaded guilty earlier this year to charges of first-degree assault, conspiracy to commit first-degree assault, and being a felon in possession of a firearm related to the shooting of Boisvert over a reported romantic conflict.

According to an affidavit filed in court by Claremont Police Detective Casey Piehl, Watson and Marsh talked to each other on the night of Feb. 28 about getting Boisvert to say he didn’t know who shot him on Oct. 2, 2018, in a High Street apartment in Claremont.

At one point, Marsh had two phone calls going, talking to both Watson and Boisvert on separate phones, according to Piehl’s affidavit. Sullivan County House of Correction staff record prisoner phone calls and provided recording to Claremont police, according to court records.

During one of the calls, Marsh got Boisvert to agree to provide a written statement to the investigator working for Watson’s attorney that he, Boisvert, does not know who shot him.

“MARSH — Well, he has it on paper right now.

WATSON — That’s not enough, I need him to say he knows it wasn’t.

MARSH — Yeah, well he’s not in trouble. All he needs to do is say to the investigator that, on paper, he doesn’t know who it is.”

Watson was sentenced to up to 15 years in the case.

Sullivan County Attorney Marc Hathaway said in court in February that Boisvert sustained a grave injury when he was shot by Watson with a Ruger pistol. Though he has recovered, Boisvert was in serious medical danger when he walked himself to the Golden Cross Ambulance headquarters off North Street in Claremont following the shooting.

Hathaway said the shooting came out of a conflict over romantic relationships.

Watson was arrested the day after the shooting following a massive police response in the region, including Claremont, Charlestown, and Newport police, as well as New Hampshire State Police troopers and the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department.

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Doug Pederson appeared at his day-after press conference about 15 minutes late, a rare bout of tardiness for the Eagles coach.

He immediately apologized for keeping the media throng waiting, of course. But the mere fact Pederson was late fueled rumors that maybe a big announcement was being delivered. Perhaps much-maligned offensive coordinator Mike Groh was on the chopping block. Groh’s name had been trending on both Twitter and Reddit for 24 hours — and not in a good way.

No one was fired, though. Groh remains the Eagles’ passing-game coordinator despite another dreadful performance from the offense. Pederson once again took the blame for a unit seemingly mired in the sand.

“It’s not about one guy, honestly,” Pederson told reporters. “Obviously, the quarterback and the head coach get either the credit or the blame and as a play-caller, rightfully so, and I’ll obviously take the heat for that.”

It’s fair to wonder how long Groh will be employed in Philadelphia. If he does get cut loose, what are the options to replace him? Let’s take a look at that situation. The names range from curiously intriguing to downright ridiculous.

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This is the first phone call Doug Pederson should make if the Eagles decide to make a move. Hands down. Urban is Lamar Jackson’s quarterbacks coach in Baltimore — you know, the guy leading the NFL MVP conversation for the league’s second-best offense.

The dynamic Jackson has thrown for 2,258 yards and ran for 781 yards. It’s a script Urban has helped write before in his role as quarterbacks coach under Andy Reid in Philadelphia. He was largely responsible for Michael Vick’s resurgence in 2010 and took copious notes while learning from Reid.

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The 45-year-old Urban will no doubt get some head-coaching looks, especially if the Ravens go on a lengthy playoff run. Or Baltimore could promote him to offensive coordinator should Greg Roman leave. Either way, the Eagles should make a play for Urban. If he’s available, there is no one better to break the bad habits Carson Wentz has picked up in the wake of Frank Reich’s departure.

Mike Kafka
Kafka is another guy growing fruit from the Andy Reid tree. He’s in his first season as Chiefs quarterbacks coach after serving as offensive quality control coach under Reid in 2017. Does that sound familiar? It should. Doug Pederson had the same role under Reid in Philadelphia.

Kafka, of course, helped unleash Patrick Mahomes on the NFL in 2018 and gets credited with turning Alex Smith into a 4,000-yard passer. A former quarterback at Northwestern University, Kafka was actually selected by the Eagles in the fourth round of the 2010 draft.

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Asked that question because I’ve always been interested in the next great offensive minds in the league.

Keep an eye on this name: #Chiefs QB coach Mike Kafka. He’s done a great job with Mahomes and now Matt Moore filling in for his absence. The next Andy Reid disciple.

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Again, this is a guy who should be getting an inbox full of offensive-coordinator offers. The Chiefs boast the third-best offense and Kafka could be in line to succeed current offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy in Kansas City. At 32, he is bound to be a hot commodity around the league for a long time. The Eagles should start knocking on his door right now. Scratch that, yesterday.

Jason Garrett
Sure, sure, no Cowboys allowed in the Eagles nest. Whatever. Once upon a time, Garrett was one of the most creative offensive minds in football and Jerry Jones’ golden boy. He guided the Cowboys to the second-best offense in 2007 and spurned head-coaching offers after Jones paid him $3 million to stay on as offensive coordinator.

While he’s recently fallen out of favor with Jones, his track record speaks for itself. Garrett has led the Cowboys to three NFC East titles while compiling a not-so-shabby 83-64 record. Yes, he has failed to capture the ultimate prize but winning Super Bowls is tough work. Ask Doug Pederson.

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Fire Jason Garrett already https://twitter.com/DezBryant/status/1198754546320904193 …

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What I see from the game so far…. Dallas has the better players but New England has the better coaches and game plan

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If Dallas were to fire Garrett — and it’s certainly trending in that direction — the Eagles could do far worse than an accomplished offensive mind (think: Norv Turner 2.0) to mentor Carson Wentz. He’s already been rumored to be on the Giants’ shortlist of candidates. Besides, Garrett and Pederson together — two former backup quarterbacks turned innovative coaches — could be a lethal one-two combo.

Hue Jackson
Try not to laugh for a minute. Jackson somehow has a sterling reputation in the coaching fraternity as a great motivator and excellent football coach. Remember, he was in some pretty bad situations in Washington, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Oakland — four franchises that aren’t exactly bastions for growth and success.

Jackson’s biggest claim to fame was developing receivers … interesting, right? It was under his tutelage that Chad Johnson and TJ Houshmandzadeh became house-hold names. That would bode well for the Eagles.

On the flip side, Jackson’s abysmal failures in Cleveland were vividly spotlighted on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” and the PR nightmare might be hard to justify to Philadelphia fans. That, and Jackson’s offenses have never finished higher than No. 15 in the league despite claims that he is an offensive mastermind. It wouldn’t be the splashiest move, but hiring Jackson might still be an upgrade over Mike Groh.

Josh McCown
Say what? Look, McCown is already coaching high school football down in North Carolina so just fast-track him to the pros. The way current and former teammates gush about the 40-year-old journeyman quarterback’s football intelligence, it just makes sense. He literally learned the Eagles’ playbook in a weekend cram session after the Eagles signed him in late August. He knew it better than most of his receivers did. Probably still does.

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Josh McCown tells me he would consider a coaching career in the NFL once he’s done playing.

BUT, he’s definitely NOT done playing. Excited to be in Philly’s West Coast offense on steroids. https://heavy.com/sports/2019/08/eagles-josh-mccown-next-nfl-head-coach/ …#Eagles #FlyEaglesFly @ProFootballTalk @JoshMcCown12

Eagles’ Josh McCown Says ‘Maybe One Day’ on NFL Coaching Career
Eagles QB Josh McCown wants to win a Super Bowl this year, but he hasn’t ruled out coaching.

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In fact, McCown told Heavy.com that he would definitely consider a coaching gig in the NFL in the not-so-distant future. He referenced soaking up all he had learned from great mentors like Lovie Smith, Rod Marinelli and Doug Pederson. Why not McCown? Why not now? He would be an unexpected and promising pick to replace Mike Groh.

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Allen Park — It’s been four years since the Detroit Lions released wide receiver Ryan Broyles, and he hasn’t appeared in a professional football game since he was cut. But that might be changing in the near future. The former second-round pick out of Oklahoma has been listed as part of the XFL’s draft pool.

Broyles was one of several players featured on the startup league’s announcement. The draft, which will be conducted Oct. 15-16, will help establish 71-man rosters for each of the eight teams.

One of the most productive receivers in college football history, the Lions selected Broyles with the No. 54 pick in the 2012 draft. After suffering an ACL tear to end his college career, he continued to battle significant injuries during his short time with the Lions, including tearing his other ACL and rupturing his Achilles tendon.

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In total, he appeared in 21 games over three seasons, catching 32 passes for 420 yards and two touchdowns.

Among the other former Lions players to enter the XFL draft pool are defensive end Devin Taylor, cornerback Mohammed Seisey and safety-turned-linebacker Jerome Couplin.

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The early history of the Seattle Seahawks, including the unlikely acquisition of the best player in team history, is closely linked to the University of Tulsa.

“I’m not sure exactly how all of that happened but it was great to see familiar faces,” said Steve Largent, the Hall of Fame receiver for TU and Seattle. “I’m sure Jerry (Rhome, another TU alum) had something to do with that. He knew some of us and knew of us because of our ties to Tulsa.

“But that was always great to see someone you knew, a guy you had played with or someone that had played at your alma mater. So, sure, it was a great thing for all of us.”

There were plenty of familiar faces with ties to the Golden Hurricane during the early years of the Seahawks franchise.

“People were so excited to have a football team that it didn’t matter if we lost,” said Steve August, a first-round pick of Seattle in 1977 from TU. “We were in on the ground floor just as the franchise was getting started. It wasn’t just Seattle. It was all of the Pacific Northwest that was excited.

“The Seahawks were the home team for folks in Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Canada. It was a very exciting time to be there.”

Seattle was awarded an expansion franchise, along with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, for the 1976 season.

Rhome, the 1964 Heisman Trophy runner-up at TU, was an offensive coach with the expansion Seahawks.

That led to a handful of former Tulsa stars landing in the NFL with the Seahawks.

Defensive tackle Steve Niehaus from Notre Dame was the first drafted player for Seattle in 1976 (second overall).

However, Tulsa punter Rick Engles was Seattle’s third-round pick (89th overall) in that first draft class.

In that same draft, Largent was taken by Houston, a team that would later put him on waivers, which led to a trade that ultimately landed him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

A year later, yet another TU player came to Seattle when the Seahawks’ first-round pick was August, taken 14th overall. TU defensive lineman I.V. Wilson was picked in the 12th round (329th overall) by Seattle. TU’s Cornell Webster was signed as a free agent and made the team. Tulsa wide receiver Jessie Green, who was drafted and played with Green Bay in 1976, joined the Seahawks in 1979.

In 1981, Tulsa receiver Paul Johns was signed as a free agent and eventually became a starter for the Seahawks. In 1982, Eugene Williams was drafted in the seventh round by Seattle.

“That was a pretty neat thing having so many guys from Tulsa in Seattle,” Engles said. “It was just a neat thing to be in Seattle right at the start of the franchise. There was just so much excitement around the team.

“Plus, because the team was so new, we had a lot of really young guys and that made it fun. And the veterans we had on the team were guys that were so thankful to have a second chance with an expansion franchise. So, it all made for a very good atmosphere, especially for us Tulsa guys.”

Much is made of Seattle’s fanatic and loud support of the Seahawks, the famed “12th man.”

Before each game, a “12th man” flag is raised in the end zone by someone being honored by the team. It is a Seahawk tradition and August was that guy at the first preseason game in 2012. That just happened to be Russell Wilson’s first game as a Seahawk.

“Everyone knows about how great the fans are in Seattle,” August said. “That just didn’t happen in the last couple of years. When I started playing there, Seattle already had the reputation as the loudest and best fans in the NFL. The Kingdome would get so loud that it would shake the place.

“Raising that 12th Man flag a year ago was quite an honor for me. They do it right after the national anthem and right before kickoff. It was quite a huge deal for me to be remembered.”

August was also back for a “12th man” flag raising last year as part of a 30-year team reunion. Largent was a team captain and did the flag raising for that game.

In addition, the front office administrator who handles team reunions is Johns, yet another of Seattle’s Golden Hurricane.

“It was great to have those Tulsa connections, but it was just as great because it was such a thrilling time to be with that organization,” Largent said. “It was an expansion franchise. We were new to Seattle and the stadium was new. It was a very exciting time to be a player with the Seahawks.

“The fans in the Pacific Northwest were unbelievable — and they still are. They absolutely loved the team. That’s what made playing for the Seahawks so great. There was a true love affair between our team and our fans. And it wasn’t just Seattle. It was that whole region.”

August played eight years in Seattle before being traded to Pittsburgh to finish his career. He has been back to Seattle for two Seahawks games in the past two years and said he tries to stay in touch with some of his former teammates.

“It was all so new for everyone and that made it special,” August said. “It was also special to me because there were these teammates in Seattle that were friends of mine at Tulsa.

“Steve (Largent) was a good friend at TU, so I was pretty excited to get drafted by Seattle. I think all of us would say the same thing. It was a lot of fun.”

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Nearly 30 years since he last officially pulled on the purple for the University of Washington, former defensive tackle Steve Alvord said he and a group of four or five former teammates still gather for most Huskies home games to tailgate and enjoy the games.

Once a year, they try to “chase the Dawgs” and make a road game – often crashing at a friend’s house in Los Angeles when UW plays at USC or UCLA.

“We talk more about what’s going on in our lives now,” said Alvord, who serves as a vice president financial adviser at asset and wealth management firm D.A. Davidson in Bellingham. “We’ve each gone on and built our own lives, and it’s fun talking about our kids and our families. But we always have those memories of playing together, too. We spent four years together, and we have that common thread.”

That thread will now forever tie Alvord and his teammates to UW immortality in the Husky Hall of Fame.

The 1984 Washington football team – winners of the 1985 Orange Bowl – will be one of eight inductees into the Hall at a ceremony Sunday, Oct. 23, at Alaska Airlines Arena. The team will join fellow Class of 2016 members Olin Kreutz (football, 1995-97), Sara Pickering (softball, 1994-97), Nate Robinson (basketball, 2003-05; football 2002), Bob Rondeau (radio announcer, 1978-present), Sanja Tomasevic (volleyball, 2002-05), Brad Walker (track and field, 2002-05) and Mary Whipple (rowing, 1999-2002).

Alvord, who graduated from Bellingham High in 1983, said at least 50 members of the ’84 squad have responded to an email string and are planning to travel to attend the festivities, which Alvord said was expected to include a Friday night gathering at a former teammate’s house near the University District in Seattle and a return to Husky Stadium to be honored at halftime of UW’s game against Oregon State on Saturday, Oct. 22. The weekend, of course, will be capped by the induction ceremony.

“I’ll probably know more about what it feels like after the event,” Alvord said. “It’s kind of surreal now. I have a couple of buddies that are in the Hall of Fame, but it really hasn’t hit me what it means, yet.