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Converted Terps wrestler Spencer Myers, several other local players working out for Redskins today, sources say

Maryland All-American wrestler and defensive lineman Spencer Myers is working out for the Washington Redskins today at their local prospect day, according to sources.

Other Maryland players slated to work out for the Redskins today include linebackers Matt Robinson, Cole Farrand, L.A. Goree and Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil, wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Deon Long, defensive tackle Andre Monroe, and cornerback Jeremiah Johnson.

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Among the other local players working out for the Redskins today include Penn State safety Adrian Amos (Calvert Hall), Stony Brook wide receiver Adrian Coxson (City), Delaware linebacker David Mackall (Edmondson), Prairie View quarterback Jerry Lovelocke (Edmondson), Western Carolina safety Ace Clark (Clarksburg) and Towson pass rusher Ryan Delaire and Towson cornerback Tye Smith and New Mexico running back Crusoe Gongbay.

Myers emerged as a valuable defensive lineman for the Terps last season.

Myers worked out for 30 NFL teams at the Terps' campus Pro Day workout where he benched pressed 225 pounds 29 times.

The 6-foot-3, 270-pound former Pennsylvania Defensive Player of the Year performed offensive and defensive line drills and also is working on developing his long snapping skills.

Myers played in 13 games last season, recording 18 tackles, 2.5 for losses and a half-sack. He had five tackles, 1.5 tackles for losses against James Madison and four tackles against West Virginia.

Myers' long snapping skills could give him more of a chance to make an NFL roster.

Myers reached the quarterfinals in the NCAA championships in St. Louis, so his weight was still down from wrestling season when he auditioned for NFL scouts. Myers won the ACC heavyweight title twice and was an All-American as a freshman when he finished sixth in the NCAA championships.

As a senior in high school in Selinsgrove, Pa., when he won the state wrestling championship at 215 pounds and won a state title in football, Myers was named the Pennsylvania Wrestler of the Year. Myers played last season at roughly 285 pounds.

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"I see a guy that's got high energy," Maryland coach Randy Edsall said of Myers. "He's got a really good motor. He's relentless and chases the ball. He plays with good leverage."

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