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  • Written by  Daniel Kucin Jr., photo by Michael Smith
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PaulRichardson redskinsASHBURN – The Washington Redskins are gearing up for the road to Richmond in Ashburn as football season is around the corner.

The Burgundy and Gold welcomed some new faces. Newly acquired quarterback Alex Smith (top right) who will be under center after the organization let go Kirk Cousins after six years of service as the former signal caller. Smith has looked in sync with his receivers, and there is optimism that he will hit the ground running with an entirely new offense after playing in Kansas City for five years. “Just (having) been around a lot of quarterbacks in my league as a player and as a coach, I can tell you one thing. When I was with Rich Gannon actually when I was in Kansas City, it was unbelievable the amount of time and effort that he spent in the offseason, and Alex kind of reminds of Rich in that standpoint – spending a lot of time in the office, trying to get the offense down, just an excellent human being that will perform at a high fashion,” Washington Redskins Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky said of Smith. “He beat us when we were out there in Kansas City last year, and he was the main cause of it. I’m excited to have him here.”

Former Southern Methodist University (SMU) wide receiver Trey Quinn (bottom right) is one of the newcomers who will look to make an impact along with former Louisiana State University (LSU) standout running back Derrius Guice.Quinn is coming off of a senior career year at SMU after he hauled in 114 catches for 1236 yards and three touchdowns while Guice rushed for more than 1,000 yards for the Tigers last season with 11 touchdowns on the ground. Smith will also have another offensive threat downfield in former Seattle Seahawks wideout Paul Richardson (top left). Richardson scored six touchdowns on 703 yards receiving last year.

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