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Washington HC Ron Rivera ‘Real Pleased’ With Dax Milne’s Progress

Aug 17, 2021, 11:16 AM | Updated: 11:18 am
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Washington Football Team wide receiver Dax Milne (84) carries the ball during a preseason game between the New England Patriots and the Washington Football Team on August 12, 2021, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
(Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera said he’s “real pleased” with Dax Milne and added that the former BYU wide receiver is ahead of schedule for a young player in the NFL.

Rivera praised the rookie from South Jordan, Utah following Washington’s first preseason game.

”He’s ahead of where you think a lot of young guys would be at this time,” the head coach said of Milne. “I’m real pleased with what he’s shown us.”

Milne had two receptions for 16 yards on four targets during Washington’s 22-13 loss to the New England Patriots in Week 1 of the NFL preseason.

“He’s progressed very well. He really has,” Rivera added. “You see his natural route running ability showing on certain situations, circumstances. The thing is he caught a lot of balls in college, so you know he came here prepared. He’s taking coaching very well. You see him coming out of his own element, starting to create who he is, his own persona.”

Washington’s second preseason game is against the Cincinnati Bengals on Friday, August 20 at 6 p.m. (MDT). The game will on the NFL Network.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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