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Redskins Reactions Mixed on Draft

June 2, 2000

WASHINGTON (AP) _ When the Washington Redskins drafted LaVar Arrington and Chris Samuels as the second and third overall picks in April, it appeared to be love at first sight.

The Redskins remain high on Samuels following the first four days of a two-week quarterback school. Samuels practiced each day and impressed coach Norv Turner, who said the left tackle and 1999 Outland Trophy winner from Alabama had an ``outstanding week.″

But Turner wasn’t elated with Arrington, who missed all four days because his girlfriend gave birth on Tuesday. The Redskins had granted the Penn State linebacker an excused absence.

As the week progressed, Turner kept saying he hoped Arrington would be in practice the next day. By week’s end, the coach seemed a bit peeved that he remained a no-show.

Turner said he expects Arrington at Monday’s practice.

``I’d prefer him to be here. He needs to be here. He’s behind four good days of work,″ Turner said. ``We can’t start where we started last Tuesday if he gets here Monday. He starts Monday where everyone else is, and that’s four good days into it.″

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