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Berry talks about visiting Redskins and Sean Taylor's influence

The safe guess is a fair number of Redskins fans think the team has bigger needs than the safety position. Still, there's a lot of buzz around Tennessee safety Eric Berry, and we do know that there are people in the organization who think very highly of him.

And after talking to him, it's hard not to.

Here's Berry discussing his recent visit with the Redskins and what it meant to walk through the same building as one of his football idols, Sean Taylor.

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By Rick Maese  |  April 21, 2010; 4:00 PM ET
Categories:  NFL Draft  | Tags: Eric Berry, NFL draft, Safety, Sean Taylor, Tennessee, Washington Redskins  
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Comments

If only we had the first six picks in the draft! Or -- if only we had SIX picks in the draft.

Posted by: League-Source | April 21, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

where the F is McNabbs' extension, this is highly unusual (see every other trade for marquis player)

worried, Haynesworth smokescreen

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 21, 2010 12:02 PM

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You really don't pay attention to anything do you? For the hundreth time, per the CBA, a player can't get an extention until a year has passed since his last contract negotiation. Please understand this and stop asking the same question over and over again.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 16, 2010 6:30 PM

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Posted by: skinshaveaGM | April 21, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Spoken like a azzhole republican! Yea right, violence solves everything, you phukin moron.

Nevermind the big sh!t talking Blount was spewing before the game. Let's all lose our cool and just start swinging blows in front of parents and children.

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Posted by: skinshaveaGM


Cause I'm sure there weren't any derogative remarks made to blount about his race.

now when he almost went into the stands that was the problem not him punching some redneck who probably deserved it.

Its interesting what is done to punish violence from sport to sport. remember earlier this year when britny griner punched a girl in game. She only got one game. Or in baseball someone can throw a ball 90 mph at someones head and only miss one game. Yet blount lost millions due to lost draft position for his incident.

I am not condoning what he did just think he was punished more than others especially when $ is factored in.

Posted by: DG28 | April 21, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Man, all this speculation is boring me. So I wound up just trolling the internet looking for a possible site for DC united to build a new stadium.

Posted by: alex35332 | April 21, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

personal responsibility there dg...sometimes you gotta be responsible for your own actions....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | April 21, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

ST21

Posted by: retroskins14 | April 21, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

where the F is McNabbs' extension, this is highly unusual (see every other trade for marquis player)

worried, Haynesworth smokescreen

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 21, 2010 12:02 PM

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You really don't pay attention to anything do you? For the hundreth time, per the CBA, a player can't get an extention until a year has passed since his last contract negotiation. Please understand this and stop asking the same question over and over again.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 16, 2010 6:30 PM

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Posted by: skinshaveaGM | April 21, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Why do you keep reposting this? I'm sure everyone has seen it a billion times. Let's talk about something new like, Donovan McNabb or Albert Haynesworth. We could always bring up Jason Campbell again!

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | April 21, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Let's all lose our cool and just start swinging blows in front of parents and children.

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Posted by: skinshaveaGM

There's a name for someone who does that: hockey player.

Posted by: League-Source | April 21, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

I am sure the Skins are paying the WAPO to post all these articles to try to get a team nervous that we are seriously concidering anyone other than an OT. Pathetic.

Posted by: BugEyes | April 21, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

All this trade Roethlisberger talk is just lip service for PR's sake. If they were serious, they wouldn't be asking for a top ten pick for a guy who is slated to miss, at minimum, a quarter of the season. You can tell when they're serious. They took a 5th rounder for their SB MVP.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | April 21, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

P O O P

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | April 21, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

A 19 year look back at Skins 1st round picks--any lessons learned?

2009 - Brian Orakpo (OLB, Texas);
2008 - none;
2007 - LaRon Landry (DB, LSU);
2006 - none;
2005 - Carlos Rogers (CB, Auburn), Jason Campbell (QB, Auburn);
2004 - Sean Taylor (S, Miami-Florida); 2003 - none;
2002 - Patrick Ramsey (QB, Tulane);
2001 - Rod Gardner (WR, Clemson);
2000 - LaVar Arrington (LB, Penn State), Chris Samuels (OT, Alabama);
1999 - Champ Bailey (CB, Georgia);
1998 - none; 1997 - Kenard Lang (DT, Miami);
1996 - Andre Johnson (OT, Penn State);
1995 - Michael Westbrook (WR, Colorado);
1994 - Heath Shuler (QB, Tennessee);
1993 - Tom Carter (CB, Notre Dame);
1992 - Desmond Howard (WR, Michigan);
1991 - Bobby Wilson (DT, Michigan State);
1990 - none.

Posted by: Alan4 | April 21, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Bigfoot_has_a_posse,

And you were doing so well yesterday making peace with that lady on the Marijuana thread. Wait your fighting with on of them GM guys.

GO FOR THE THROAT!!!

Posted by: alex35332 | April 21, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

New RI trick: Interview player or coach and write blog post about it. Post video of interview at later date. Voila. New blog post about same thing and few are the wiser.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | April 21, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

So I wound up just trolling the internet looking for a possible site for DC united to build a new stadium.

Posted by: alex35332 | April 21, 2010 4:10 PM

Keep trolling the internet because the only stadium they build will be a virtual stadium. Fat times for stadiums in DC are over.

Posted by: League-Source | April 21, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Absolutly they have to be responsible for there actions. And I am willing to say blount will be a better player and person for this incident.

What I was trying to get at is in football we ask our players to perform controlled violence on a regular basis. Then we punish them harder then anyother sport if they break the in game violence rule. It seems somewhat hypocritcal to me. But I am curious how others on here percieve it?

Posted by: DG28 | April 21, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Still, there's a lot of buzz around Tennessee safety Eric Berry, and we do know that there are people in the organization who think very highly of him.

Do we know what his middle name is? Eric Acai Berry?

Posted by: LibertyValence | April 21, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

A 19 year look back at Skins 1st round picks--any lessons learned?

2009 - Brian Orakpo (OLB, Texas);
2008 - none;
2007 - LaRon Landry (DB, LSU);
2006 - none;
2005 - Carlos Rogers (CB, Auburn), Jason Campbell (QB, Auburn);
2004 - Sean Taylor (S, Miami-Florida); 2003 - none;
2002 - Patrick Ramsey (QB, Tulane);
2001 - Rod Gardner (WR, Clemson);
2000 - LaVar Arrington (LB, Penn State), Chris Samuels (OT, Alabama);
1999 - Champ Bailey (CB, Georgia);
1998 - none; 1997 - Kenard Lang (DT, Miami);
1996 - Andre Johnson (OT, Penn State);
1995 - Michael Westbrook (WR, Colorado);
1994 - Heath Shuler (QB, Tennessee);
1993 - Tom Carter (CB, Notre Dame);
1992 - Desmond Howard (WR, Michigan);
1991 - Bobby Wilson (DT, Michigan State);
1990 - none.


Posted by: Alan4 | April 21, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Don't draft from the ACC or Big 10?

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | April 21, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: DG28 | April 21, 2010 4:17 PM

Some of us had this very discussion when Blount was re-instated.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | April 21, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

A 19 year look back at Skins 1st round picks--any lessons learned?

2009 - Brian Orakpo (OLB, Texas);
2008 - none;
2007 - LaRon Landry (DB, LSU);
2006 - none;
2005 - Carlos Rogers (CB, Auburn), Jason Campbell (QB, Auburn);
2004 - Sean Taylor (S, Miami-Florida); 2003 - none;
2002 - Patrick Ramsey (QB, Tulane);
2001 - Rod Gardner (WR, Clemson);
2000 - LaVar Arrington (LB, Penn State), Chris Samuels (OT, Alabama);
1999 - Champ Bailey (CB, Georgia);
1998 - none; 1997 - Kenard Lang (DT, Miami);
1996 - Andre Johnson (OT, Penn State);
1995 - Michael Westbrook (WR, Colorado);
1994 - Heath Shuler (QB, Tennessee);
1993 - Tom Carter (CB, Notre Dame);
1992 - Desmond Howard (WR, Michigan);
1991 - Bobby Wilson (DT, Michigan State);
1990 - none.

Posted by: Alan4 | April 21, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

4 out of 19. 1 Champ that we traded... less that a 20% clip of drafting talent. Unacceptable.

Posted by: BugEyes | April 21, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

2009 - Brian Orakpo (OLB, Texas)- Success
2007 - LaRon Landry (DB, LSU)- FAIL
2005 - Carlos Rogers (CB, Auburn)- FAIL
Jason Campbell (QB, Auburn)-FAIL
2004 - Sean Taylor (S, Miami-Florida)- Success RIP
2002 - Patrick Ramsey (QB, Tulane)- FAIL
2001 - Rod Gardner (WR, Clemson)- FAIL
2000 - LaVar Arrington (LB, Penn State)- Success
Chris Samuels (OT, Alabama)- Success
1999 - Champ Bailey (CB, Georgia)- Success
1997 - Kenard Lang (DT, Miami)- FAIL
1996 - Andre Johnson (OT, Penn State)- FAIL
1995 - Michael Westbrook (WR, Colorado)- FAIL
1994 - Heath Shuler (QB, Tennessee)- FAIL
1993 - Tom Carter (CB, Notre Dame)- FAIL
1992 - Desmond Howard (WR, Michigan)- FAIL
1991 - Bobby Wilson (DT, Michigan State)- FAIL

Posted by: Alan4 | April 21, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse
Record: 5-12

Posted by: alex35332 | April 21, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: BugEyes | April 21, 2010 4:20 PM

Au contraire mon frere.

I think it shows that under Snyder the Skins have drafted very well in the first round.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | April 21, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: learnedhand1

Must have been absent from RI that day. Read RI reguarly don't usually post.

Posted by: DG28 | April 21, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

All this trade Roethlisberger talk is just lip service for PR's sake. If they were serious, they wouldn't be asking for a top ten pick for a guy who is slated to miss, at minimum, a quarter of the season. You can tell when they're serious. They took a 5th rounder for their SB MVP.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | April 21, 2010 4:11 PM |

Still, Oakland would be the ideal spot for him. A team and its fans who revel in the image of the biker life as opposed to the fambly oriented Steelers and their fans who cling to their blue collar image of respectability.

Posted by: LibertyValence | April 21, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Keep trolling the internet because the only stadium they build will be a virtual stadium. Fat times for stadiums in DC are over.

Posted by: League-Source | April 21, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

True,
But I did find some spots in the city that they could in theory put a stadium, places where I wonder why they did not try it eariler.

Like that municipal parking lot where the old convention center used to be, the dimensions of that would be good for a 2-sided stadium or a horses-shoe looking thing.

Posted by: alex35332 | April 21, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

where the F is McNabbs' extension, this is highly unusual (see every other trade for marquis player)

worried, Haynesworth smokescreen

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 21, 2010 12:02 PM

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You really don't pay attention to anything do you? For the hundreth time, per the CBA, a player can't get an extention until a year has passed since his last contract negotiation. Please understand this and stop asking the same question over and over again.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 16, 2010 6:30 PM

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Posted by: skinshaveaGM


so it's not coming and McNabb WILL negotiate with whoever he wants next year (probably Minn or Ari)

what matters is he's either leaving or getting a Haynesworth style contract

I'll post whatever I want whenever I want and you can too

F off, were all phuked next year, cause McNabb will leave and Campbell will too

so keep talking about who to trade for what geniuses

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 21, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

4 out of 19. 1 Champ that we traded... less that a 20% clip of drafting talent. Unacceptable.

Posted by: BugEyes | April 21, 2010 4:20 PM |

What do you expect when most of the time the decision making was being made by non-GMs? That is a recipe for disaster.

Posted by: LibertyValence | April 21, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

But I did find some spots in the city that they could in theory put a stadium, places where I wonder why they did not try it eariler.

Like that municipal parking lot where the old convention center used to be, the dimensions of that would be good for a 2-sided stadium or a horses-shoe looking thing.

Posted by: alex35332 | April 21, 2010 4:27 PM

You don't put a soccer stadium on prime center city real estate. May as well turn it into a boy scout camp site.

How about this? Put that land up for sale to the highest bidder and if DC United (or the boy scouts) buy it, then we give them a ten-year exemption from taxes?

Posted by: League-Source | April 21, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

I still think if desmond howard had a full career under gibbs he would have been a great player. But then you could probably say that for a lot of people.

1999 2000 04 09 are the only good picks

westbrook and howard could have been good if we had better coaching staff

Wow we really don't draft very well though do we

Posted by: DG28 | April 21, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

alan4

Orakpo, Taylor, Arrington (somewhat), Lang (moved on)and Samuels had great returns.

But, how does our picking compare to other teams'?

That would be great to see.

And finally, I'd wager the true value comes from rounds 2-5: that's where your team comes from.

1st rounders are the candle to the cake.

And late round finds and undrafted guys sometimes are what gives the frosting true flavor.

Can't wait 'til tomorrow!!!!!!!

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 21, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

so it's not coming and McNabb WILL negotiate with whoever he wants next year (probably Minn or Ari)

what matters is he's either leaving or getting a Haynesworth style contract

I'll post whatever I want whenever I want and you can too

F off, were all phuked next year, cause McNabb will leave and Campbell will too

so keep talking about who to trade for what geniuses

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 21, 2010 4:28 PM

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http://community.kdvr.com/_Circumstances-surrounding-CBA-rule-impact-McNabb-extension-talks/BLOG/2291863/96399.html

Actually his extenzeion will come. What is really going on here is that you disagree with the trade and you just want to be right about so you can rub it our face. That makes you a jerk.

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Posted by: skinshaveaGM | April 21, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

shanny drafted cutler the diva, made it work

drafted marshall the diva, made it work

was handed a dominant DL diva #92, make it work

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 21, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Read RI reguarly don't usually post.

Posted by: DG28 | April 21, 2010 4:24 PM

I have the reverse problem ... lots of posting, not much reading.

Posted by: dcsween | April 21, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Are we there yet? No, shaddup!

Are we there yet? No, shaddup!

Are we there yet? No, shaddup!

Are we there yet? No, shaddup!

Posted by: HPYTRKR1 | April 21, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Actually picks from 91-99 in that list fall under Casserly, who for some reason everyone thinks was brilliant (not me though). He by my standards here went 1-7.

Vinny as Dans Proxy was 2000,02-09 and 4-4

Shottinhimer was '01- pick Rod G.

Posted by: alex35332 | April 21, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Still, Oakland would be the ideal spot for him. A team and its fans who revel in the image of the biker life as opposed to the fambly oriented Steelers and their fans who cling to their blue collar image of respectability.

Posted by: LibertyValence | April 21, 2010 4:26 PM

Yet another reason why the Steelers should send the Skins a draft pick in exchange for Jason Campbell.

Posted by: dcsween | April 21, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Actually his extenzeion will come.

Posted by: skinshaveaGM | April 21, 2010 4:34 PM |

Hey, who hasn't seen the Jimmy Johnson late nite commercials?

Posted by: LibertyValence | April 21, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

I'll post whatever I want whenever I want and you can too

F off, were all phuked next year, cause McNabb will leave and Campbell will too

so keep talking about who to trade for what geniuses

Posted by: pabrian2003

Hate much? I hear the eagles are recruting new fans. All you have to do is puke on a cop boo santa clause and the best qb in franchise history and your in. Can you dig it!

Posted by: DG28 | April 21, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

You don't put a soccer stadium on prime center city real estate. May as well turn it into a boy scout camp site.

How about this? Put that land up for sale to the highest bidder and if DC United (or the boy scouts) buy it, then we give them a ten-year exemption from taxes?

Posted by: League-Source | April 21, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

I would be down with that. I think that DCU should get a stadium but it should not cost the city anything more than typical construction does.

Posted by: alex35332 | April 21, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Actually his extenzeion will come.

Posted by: skinshaveaGM | April 21, 2010 4:34 PM |

Hey, who hasn't seen the Jimmy Johnson late nite commercials?

Posted by: LibertyValence | April 21, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Samuels, Orakpo, Sean Taylor and Champ were legit.

Arrington was good but didn't live up to the hype.

I wouldn't call Landry or Rogers complete failures, though time is running out for them.

Kenard Lang was a decent player. He wasn't great but I wouldn't call him a bust.

Outside of Samuels, our offensive picks sucked.

For as much credit as Casserly gets for mid to late round gems, he did not do well with high picks.

Posted by: Original_etrod | April 21, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Actually his extenzeion will come. What is really going on here is that you disagree with the trade and you just want to be right about so you can rub it our face. That makes you a jerk.

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Posted by: skinshaveaGM

we'll see. do you have short term memory? Jason Taylor. Is Albert next? We are the Kings of bad contracts, and one and done's

you put your trust in Danny, I hope your right

Nice try on the analysis Dr Phil Jr, but that ain't it. Until there is an extension in place I will assume bye-bye D Mac

i'm a jerk? oooooh noooooo.

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 21, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Daddy, I gotta go to the baffroom.

Shaddup we're only a block from the house. I told you to go before we left.

But daddy, I didn't haffa go then. Sob! Sniff!

Posted by: HPYTRKR1 | April 21, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Actually picks from 91-99 in that list fall under Casserly, who for some reason everyone thinks was brilliant (not me though).

Posted by: alex35332 | April 21, 2010 4:37 PM

Revisionist history based on two claims to greatness: (1) didn't draft Reggie Bush; (2) traded pick to New Orleans that turned into Champ Bailey plus a few picks in the following year's draft. Both astute moves, but not enough to establish brilliance.

Posted by: League-Source | April 21, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

soooooooooooooooooo, why not post this weeks after he visited...

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | April 21, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Arrington was good but didn't live up to the hype.


bs he was our best player for years

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 21, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

I'll post whatever I want whenever I want and you can too

F off, were all phuked next year, cause McNabb will leave and Campbell will too

so keep talking about who to trade for what geniuses

Posted by: pabrian2003

Hate much? I hear the eagles are recruting new fans. All you have to do is puke on a cop boo santa clause and the best qb in franchise history and your in. Can you dig it!

Posted by: DG28

whatever sucker, i'm the guy up here defending Redskins. you trust in snyder too much

the only way mcNabb signs is if he gets a ridiculous contract, otherwise he will go play for a real contender

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 21, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

bs he was our best player for years

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 21, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

He was our best player for 3 years, then he was injured and eventually released.

Considering he was "The next Lawrence Taylor" coming out of college, I'd say he didn't live up to the hype.

Posted by: Original_etrod | April 21, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

"(1) didn't draft Reggie Bush"

Reggie has a Super Bowl ring.

Mario hasn't seen the playoffs yet.

Score one for New Orleans.

Posted by: psps23 | April 21, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Berry is who the Skins should be taking if they hadn't neglected the Oline for so long.

Posted by: Rod5 | April 21, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Arrington was good but didn't live up to the hype.

bs he was our best player for years

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 21, 2010 4:43 PM

Lavar was a game-changing playmaker before he got hurt. Regardless of hype, he was easliy among the most exciting defensive players we had between Dexter Manely and Sean Taylor.

Posted by: Alan4 | April 21, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Original_etrod | April 21, 2010 4:48 PM

Three time pro bowler, before Gibbs 2.0. Williams played him out of position for his remaining time here. Another case of new regime new system, he was definitely worth the hype. If your not sure ask Troy Aikman if Arrington is the truth.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | April 21, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

So Bush is the better pick because he plays for the better team?

Posted by: learnedhand1 | April 21, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Beep beep.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | April 21, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Hey WASHINGTON pick me, pick me. I'm over here, I LOVE SEAN TAYLOR, and you got the #4 slot. BIG-G-G MONEY. PICK ME.

Posted by: glawrence007 | April 21, 2010 6:14 PM | Report abuse

berry is no sean taylor

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | April 21, 2010 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Bery's no Taylor but he's not too bad. If we are trying to run a Pitt type D then we need someone at FS who can make plays. I'm a Kareem Moore fan but if we gotta go through the year with him or Horton, its got potential to be a long season. It sucks we gotta take one of these LTs because none of them are the dominant guy you should be taking with the #4 pick. We need to make a play for Sharper.

Posted by: AnthonyMix | April 21, 2010 8:45 PM | Report abuse

It's going to be boring tomorrow. We're going to take an OT with #4. That's the way it should be.
We should pick another O-lineman in round 4.
We should make Albert shut up and play.
We should make Rocky shut up and play.
We should trade JC for any pick we can get.

Posted by: Gibbs4Pres | April 21, 2010 10:38 PM | Report abuse

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