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Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 08/29/2012

27 Redskins get the night off vs. Buccaneers

You can cross at least 27 Redskins players off the roster for tonight’s preseason finale against Tampa Bay.

By Mike Jones  |  05:04 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:38 AM ET, 08/29/2012

QB Jonthan Crompton is re-signed by Redskins after release of Chris Cooley opens roster spot

The quarterback returns to the roster a day after getting cut. He is expected to play in the Redskins’ preseason finale.

By Mike Jones  |  12:38 AM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:55 AM ET, 08/16/2012

Evan Royster is not taking likelihood of a Redskins roster spot for granted

Though the second-year running back appears to be a favorite to make the opening roster, he says he has “no idea.”

By Matt Breen  |  06:55 AM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 08/15/2012

Redskins preseason: A look at the remaining position battles

Washington has concluded training camp, but three preseason games still lie ahead, and plenty of jobs remain up for grabs.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 08/15/2012

Sav Rocca gets rare recognition for a punter

Sav Rocca, who is set to open the season as the Redskins’ starting punter, is a fomer Australian rules football player named to a tough-guy list by Maxim magazine.

By Matt Breen  |  07:06 AM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:39 PM ET, 08/14/2012

Redskins training camp concludes; Observations from Aug. 14 practice

The Redskins officially wrapped up training camp, and held their final open practice of the year.

By Mike Jones  |  09:39 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 08/11/2012

Robert Griffin III’s preseason debut holds up under Mike Shanahan’s scrutiny of game film

After watching game film of the preseason win over Buffalo, Coach Mike Shanahan says the rookie was “cool, calm and collected.”

By Mike Jones  |  06:35 PM ET, 08/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 08/11/2012

Jarvis Jenkins misses Redskins practice with flu-like symptoms

The defensive end had flu-like symptoms, Coach Mike Shanahan said.

By Mike Jones  |  06:22 PM ET, 08/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 08/11/2012

Anthony Armstrong likely to return to full practice this week, should play vs. Chicago

Coach Mike Shanahan said Anthony Armstrong is likely to return to full practice this week and could play next Saturday vs. Chicago.

By Mike Jones  |  06:11 PM ET, 08/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:38 PM ET, 08/09/2012

Rex Grossman struggles in Redskins’ preseason opener vs. Bills

The veteran quarterback completes only 2 of 10 passes playing in relief of Robert Griffin III.

By Mark Maske  |  10:38 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:58 PM ET, 08/04/2012

Redskins training camp observations: Aug. 4 practice

Mike and Kyle Shanahan continue to throw different situationas at Robert Griffin III, who made three standout plays at practice.

By Mike Jones  |  07:58 PM ET, 08/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:12 PM ET, 08/03/2012

Redskins training camp observations: Aug. 3 practice

Griffin looks sharp in game simulation, offensive line struggles with pass rush, FB Boyce has his best practice and more.

By Mike Jones  |  10:12 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:18 PM ET, 08/03/2012

Redskins special teams work to avoid blocked field goals

After having field field goals blocked last season, special teams standout Lorenzo Alexander says, “We’ve definitely been working hard on those.”

By Mark Maske  |  07:18 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 06/20/2012

Sen. Richard Durbin is satisfied with response by Roger Goodell, NFL to Saints bounty allegations

Sen. Richard Durbin says he is satisfied with the NFL’s response to allegations that Saints were paid bonuses to injure opponents. .

By Steve Yanda  |  06:32 PM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:58 PM ET, 05/24/2012

HGH testing in NFL no closer to starting because of search for new candidate to lead study

The NFL and the players’ union are looking for a new candidate to oversee a study that would be a precursor to blood-testing for human growth hormone.

By Mark Maske  |  09:58 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:06 PM ET, 05/24/2012

Redskins, Cowboys are among defendants in NFLPA’s collusion lawusit

The Redskins and Cowboys are defendants in the players’ union’s collusion lawsuit against the league, even after they were punished by the league for their spending on players.

By Mark Maske  |  08:06 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 05/24/2012

NFL, referees head to federal mediation in effort to reach new labor deal

The league and the referees’ union are in negotiations for a new labor agreement.

By Mark Maske  |  06:37 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 05/23/2012

NFLPA files collusion complaint in Redskins, Cowboys salary cap case

Players union alleges the league had a secret salary cap of $123 million per team during the uncapped year.

By Mark Maske  |  01:45 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:11 PM ET, 05/22/2012

Roger Goodell defends suspension of Jonathan Vilma, others in Saints’ bounty program

The NFL commissioner says of punishments handed to players as part of the Saints’ bounty program, “I don’t expect that everyone is going to agree all the time, particularly when it involves discipline.”

By Mark Maske  |  08:11 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:44 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Ex-Redskins QB John Beck agrees to deal with Houston Texans

The former Washington quarterback latches on after being released by the Redskins in late April.

By Mike Jones  |  07:44 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/09/2012

Redskins, Cowboys set for hearing Thursday in challenge to salary cap penalties

By Mark Maske  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/29/2012

Mike Shanahan pleased with Redskins’ draft

Coach Mike Shanahan says that like last year, his team was able to draft great depth and players capable of making contributions on both sides of the ball.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 04/21/2012

Bill Polian: Robert Griffin III is ‘a threat that we really haven’t seen before’

Ever since Robert Griffin III established himself as one of the top prospects in the NFL draft, the question has been asked repeatedly: Which NFL player does Baylor quarterback’s game most closely resemble?

By Mike Jones  |  07:30 AM ET, 04/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:26 PM ET, 04/06/2012

Redskins reportedly plan several visits with Robert Griffin III

The Redskins reportedly will make several trips to Baylor University in the coming weeks to visit with the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback.

By Mark Maske  |  11:26 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:29 PM ET, 03/30/2012

NFL bounty scandal: League, players’ union appear to be at odds over investigation

By Mark Maske  |  09:29 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:19 PM ET, 03/23/2012

Sean Payton says he takes ‘full responsibility’ for New Orleans Saints bounty scandal

The Saints coach issues a statement saying he takes “full responsibility” for his role in the bounty program, two days after the NFL announced his season-long suspension.

By Mark Maske  |  08:19 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:37 AM ET, 03/22/2012

Hall of Famer Willie Wood has D.C. block of his childhood named after him

The former Packers standout has a block he grew up on named after him.

By Washington Post sports editors  |  12:37 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:22 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Free agent QB Josh Johnson says he will visit Redskins and 49ers [updated]

By Mike Jones  |  10:22 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:44 PM ET, 03/17/2012

Rex Grossman agrees to one-year deal with Redskins, says, ‘I wanted to be part of this team’ (updated)

Nine-year veteran quarterback Rex Grossman agrees to a one-year contract to return for a third season with the Redskins.

By Mike Jones  |  09:44 PM ET, 03/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:36 PM ET, 03/17/2012

Tackle Eric Winston signs with Chiefs as free agent

There had been speculation that the Redskins would be a suitor for the free agent tackle.

By Mark Maske  |  07:36 PM ET, 03/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:49 PM ET, 03/16/2012

Tackle Demetrius Bell visits Redskins

By Mike Jones  |  09:49 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:37 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Eddie Royal agrees to deal with Chargers after courtship with Redskins

Free agent wide receiver Eddie Royal, who nearly signed with the Redskins on Tuesday, ends up landing in San Diego.

By Mark Maske  |  09:37 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:24 PM ET, 03/13/2012

Vincent Jackson signs with Buccaneers for five years

Top free agent wideout had drawn interest from the Redskins, who ultimately turned to deals with Pierre Garcon and Josh Morgan and pursuit of Eddie Royal.

By Mark Maske  |  09:24 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:47 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Washington Redskins acquire No. 2 pick in NFL Draft in trade with St. Louis Rams

In its quest to land a franchise quarterback, Washington agrees to send three No. 1 picks and a second-rounder to the Rams for the rights to the No. 2 overall pick, where it is expected the Redskins will draft Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III.

By Mike Jones  |  11:47 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/07/2012

With release on the way, Peyton Manning will have plenty of options

The story of the NFL offseason could hit a higher pitch today as the Indianapolis Colts are expected to part ways with quarterback Peyton Manning — the face of the franchise for the last 14 years.

By Mike Jones  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:24 PM ET, 02/25/2012

Center Will Montgomery and Redskins agree to four-year deal

Starting center Will Montgomery, who was set to become a free agent on March 13, has agreed to a four-year deal to remain with Washington.

By Mike Jones  |  07:24 PM ET, 02/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:18 PM ET, 02/04/2012

Former Redskin Dick Stanfel falls short of election to Pro Football Hall of Fame

The guard who played three seasons for the Redskins in the 1950s was a finalist for the Class of 2012.

By Mark Maske  |  08:18 PM ET, 02/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:23 PM ET, 01/28/2012

Mike Shanahan pleased NFL draft evaluations during Senior Bowl week

Mike Shanahan’s South squad falls to the North, but the Redskins coach says of scouting draft prospects, “It’s been a great week. ...

By Mike Jones  |  08:23 PM ET, 01/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 01/20/2012

Sean Taylor killing: Judge sets April 16 trial date for alleged shooter

A judge has set a trial date of April 16 for the alleged shooter in the 2007 killing of the Redskins star.

By Mike Jones  |  07:19 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Redskins will not change general admission ticket prices in 2012

The Washington Redskins announced on Friday that general admission ticket prices for the 2012 season will not rise, marking the seventh consecutive season they have gone unchanged.

By Mike Jones  |  05:04 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 01/04/2012

Redskins’ John Beck still not counting himself out

The season didn’t go anything like Redskins QB John Beck had envisioned. But he remains confident that his best football remains ahead of him.

By Mike Jones  |  07:30 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:04 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Redskins sign four players to futures contracts

Washington signs three of its 2011 practice squad players and one other player to futures contracts.

By Mike Jones  |  10:04 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:39 PM ET, 01/01/2012

Darrell Green tweets ‘maybe I could help’ as Redskins secondary coach

The Hall of Fame cornerback says on Twitter and Facebook: “I am starting to change my mind about not wanting to coach the Redskins secondary. Maybe i could help coach Shanahan bring a winner back to the Burgundy & Gold.”

By Rick Maese  |  09:39 PM ET, 01/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 12/30/2011

Reed Doughty is fined $15,000 by NFL for hit on Christian Ponder

The Redskins safety is docked $15,000 by the NFL for a hit on Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder.

By Mike Jones  |  06:52 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/25/2011

Redskins vs. Vikings: Five observations

Washington squandered momentum from its win over the Giants in its Week 16 loss to Minnesota.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/23/2011

Redskins-Vikings: Five story lines to follow

Washingon’s game against Minnesota on Saturday will mark its home finale of the 2011 season.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/22/2011

Vikings defensive player to watch: DE Jared Allen

Boasting great size, speed, strength, Allen ranks among the top defensive ends in the league. He ranks second in the league with 17.5 sacks, explodes off the edge, gets good leverage and uses his hands well.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/22/2011

Kyle Shanahan assesses Rex Grossman’s play

The Redskins’ offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan was noncommittal on the quarterback’s future with the team while also offering praise and criticism.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/16/2011

Redskins-Giants: Five story lines to follow

The Washington Redskins pay the New York Giants a visit this Sunday, and hope to carry over the improved offensive play displayed against New England into this week’s game.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/15/2011

Giants offensive player to watch: Eli Manning

With the Giants’ run game struggling because of injuries, their quarterback has shouldered the load, putting up career bests in every category in throwing for 4,105 yards, 25 touchdowns and just 12 interceptions — down from 25 last season.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:04 AM ET, 12/15/2011

Victor Cruz says Giants no longer take Redskins lightly

The Redskins are last in the NFC East while the Giants are tied for first, but New York’s Victor Cruz said his team knows better than to underestimate Washington, especially after a loss in their Week 1 meeting.

By Mike Jones  |  07:04 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:58 PM ET, 12/11/2011

Fill-in tackles Willie Smith, Tyler Polumbus impress Coach Mike Shanahan

Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan gave backup offensive linemen Willie Smith and Tyler Polumbus high marks for their performances against the New England Patriots as both stepped in for the team’s veteran tackles.

By Mike Jones  |  07:58 PM ET, 12/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:47 PM ET, 12/11/2011

Tom Brady argues with Patriots coordinator Bill O’Brien

After Washington cornerback Josh Wilson intercepted a Tom Brady pass in the end zone in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game, cameras caught the New England quarterback arguing with his offensive coordinator.

By Rick Maese  |  07:47 PM ET, 12/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:41 PM ET, 12/11/2011

Jammal Brown, Mike Sellers suffer injuries

The Redskins lost right tackle Jammal Brown before Sunday’s game even began and lost fullback Mike Sellers early in the 34-27 loss to New England.

By Rick Maese  |  07:41 PM ET, 12/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/09/2011

Redskins-Patriots: Five story lines to follow

Washington will brace for the tall task of stopping 9-3 New England, which boasts one of the top offenses in the league and a defense that gives up few points, if not yards.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/09/2011

Patriots defensive player to watch: CB Kyle Arrington

The third-year pro has come into his own this season, recording an NFL-best seven interceptions and leading the Patriots with 65 tackles and 12 pass deflections.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 12/08/2011

Mike Shanahan set to face friend, rival Bill Belichick

When the Redskins welcome the Patriots to FedEx Field on Sunday, Coach Mike Shanahan will face Bill Belichick, with whom he has a rather long history.

By Mike Jones  |  07:01 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/02/2011

Jim Haslett feeling good about his front seven

The coordinator says of the defense, which has shown marked statistical improvement after an offseason overhaul, “it’s a pretty good group.”

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:04 AM ET, 12/02/2011

Kyle Shanahan relieved by Redskins’ offensive outburst

Finally this past Sunday, the Redskins managed to maintain the momentum they had started building the last few weeks and put together a winning result, much to the offensive coordinator’s relief.

By Mike Jones  |  07:04 AM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/01/2011

Roy Helu draws on faith, lessons from father to deal with pressure

Mike Shanahan brought his rookie running back along slowly before turning him loose in Week 12 because the Redskins coach said he didn’t want to heap too much pressure on the Nebraska product.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/24/2011

Seahawks offensive player to watch: RB Marshawn Lynch

The fifth-year pro is a slasher who can run between the tackles, hits the hole with good explosiveness and also boasts breakaway speed.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/24/2011

Josh Wilson hopes to recover in time to face Seahawks

Redskins cornerback Josh Wilson hopes he can recover from a hamstring injury in time to face his former team.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/17/2011

Redskins’ offensive line might face more shuffling because of injuries

Left guard Maurice Hurt sits out with a knee injury and right tackle Sean Locklear is limited by a sprained ankle in Wednesday’s practice, further blows to a battered offensive line.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 11/14/2011

Brian Orakpo fumes over Redskins’ latest loss

The mounting losses are starting to take their toll on the Redskins linebacker.

By Mike Jones  |  06:02 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/11/2011

Kyle Shanahan still getting a feel for John Beck

As the Redskins begin the second half of the season, the offensive coordinator’s unit remains a work in progress, and he admittedly still is experimenting with how to best tailor the system to the strengths of quarterback John Beck.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/04/2011

49ers defensive player to watch: Patrick Willis

The 6-foot-1, 240-pound linebacker ranks second on San Francisco with 65 tackles while also recording seven pass breakups.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/04/2011

Kyle Shanahan: Shutout vs. Buffalo was ‘embarrassing’’

The Redskins’ offensive coordinator said his unit has missed numerous opportunities for big plays vs. Buffalo and that he and his offensive players must redeem themselves this week.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:06 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Redskins injury report: Oshiomogho Atogwe misses second straight practice

Oshiomogho Atogwe heads the Redskins’ injury report on Thursday as he misses practice with knee and toe injuries.

By Mike Jones  |  10:06 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:31 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Trial date set in Sean Taylor slaying

Four men accused of killing Redskins safety Sean Taylor in 2007 are scheduled to go on trial Jan. 30 in Miami.

By Mike Jones  |  07:31 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Brian Orakpo fined for hit on Michael Vick

The NFL docks Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo $15,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Eagles quarterback Michael Vick in last week’s loss.

By Mike Jones  |  07:19 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Panthers defensive player to watch: DE Charles Johnson

The fifth-year pro, who leads the Panthers with five sacks, beats his opponents by getting a good jump off the ball and with great acceleration off the edge.

By Mike Jones  |  10:00 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Redskins-Panthers: Five story lines to follow

Washington will pay Carolina a visit, trying to avoid suffering a second straight loss to a one-win team.

By Mike Jones  |  08:00 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/14/2011

Kareem Moore eyes return to practice field Monday

Once-hobbled free safety Kareem Moore will be eligible to join the Redskins after this weekend’s game against Philadelphia, when his status for the remainder of the season will be evaluated.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/14/2011

What happened to Ryan Kerrigan’s sack total?

You may have noticed that the Redskins’ rookie linebacker has only two sacks to his name despite appearing to have a hand in as many as 1.5 more during the first four games.

By Mike Jones  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/11/2011

Barry Cofield still learning Redskins’ defense, but senses progress

Redskins nose tackle Barry Cofield has yet to break out his Taser sack dance while in the burgundy and gold, but the sixth-year pro believes that he is getting closer to that moment.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/11/2011

Fred Davis, Rex Grossman get in work during bye

While scattered for some rest and recovery in their home towns during the bye week, tight end Fred Davis reported to Redskins Park to receive treatment for various bumps and bruises.

By Mike Jones  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:13 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Rob Jackson and Perry Riley each fined $15,000 for hits vs. Rams

Linebackers Rob Jackson are Perry Riley are docked $15,000 by the NFL for hits that resulted in penalties during the Rams game.

By Mike Jones  |  07:13 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:39 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Brandyn Thompson clears waivers

Rookie cornerback Brandyn Thompson, who was released to make room on the roster for Phillip Buchanon, is expcted to be signed to the Redskins’ practice squad.

By Mike Jones  |  08:39 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/28/2011

Redskins’ lack of offensive balance appeared costly vs. Cowboys

Despite focusing on developing a happy medium between the passing and rushing games, Washington could find none of that when it mattered most in Monday’s game.

By Mike Jones  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:34 PM ET, 09/26/2011

LaRon Landry is active, will start for Redskins vs. Cowboys, plus list of inactive players

LaRon Landry, who has missed the first two games of the regular season while nursing a strained right hamstring, will start tonight.

By Mike Jones  |  07:34 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 09/26/2011

Redskins-Cowboys: Key matchups to watch

Washington and Dallas will meet tonight for the 103rd time in the history of the franchises. Dallas owns a 60-40-2 record against Washington. 

By Mike Jones  |  12:00 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/26/2011

Gameday Q&A: Will Montgomery on the switch to center, growing up a Redskins fan, and ‘Gladiator’

The Redskins center – a local product who stood out both at Centreville High and Virginia Tech – talks about his new role with the team, growing up a Redskins fan and off-field interests.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 09/26/2011

Redskins-Cowboys: Five story lines to follow

The Washington Redskins will face the rival Cowboys in Dallas’s home opener tonight at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.

By Mike Jones  |  06:01 AM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/25/2011

Redskins bracing for Cowboys’ aggressive defensive front

Washington’s offensive line has been tested in its first two games, but neither the Giants nor the Cardinals are on the level of Dallas’s defensive front.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 09/23/2011

Ryan Kerrigan beginning to bring balance to Redskins’ pass rush

The Redskins drafted Ryan Kerrigan in the first round to complement outside linebacker Brian Orakpo and bring more balance to Washington’s pass-rushing attack.

By Mike Jones  |  11:00 AM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 09/23/2011

Chris Cooley says his knee is improving

While Fred Davis has been the Redskins’ top tight end since early in training camp, Chris Cooley says he has done “anything and everything” to get his ailing left knee healthy and has made huge strides.

By Rick Maese  |  08:30 AM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/23/2011

Jarvis Jenkins says ACL recovery is ‘coming along’

Redskins rookie defensive end Jarvis Jenkins said that his recovery from knee surgery continues at a slow but steady pace.

By Mike Jones  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/22/2011

DeMarcus Ware: Redskins RBs pose a problem

Tim Hightower and Roy Helu showed that are capable of being a rather dynamic duo at running back for the Redskins, which creates an additional challenge for defenses, according to Dallas linebacker DeMarcus Ware.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 09/22/2011

Jason Garrett: Redskins-Cowboys rivalry hasn’t changed

Redskins fans always get extra worked up for a game against the Dallas Cowboys, and the team’s players do as well. The argument has been made in recent years that the rivalry isn’t what it once was. Dallas Coach Jason Garrett disagrees.

By Mike Jones  |  06:01 AM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 09/18/2011

Redskins linebackers Ryan Kerrigan, Brian Orakpo start sack party

A week ago, the Redskins rang up four sacks – all from down linemen in their three-man defensive front, an unusual result in a scheme that is designed to free up linebackers. In Sunday’s win over the Cardinals, the Redskins managed three more sacks – all from linebackers.

By Barry Svrluga  |  06:20 PM ET, 09/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 09/17/2011

Anthony Armstrong is encouraged by his role

Second-year wide receiver Anthony Armstrong wasn’t sure what to make of the Redskins’ pursuit of five new wideouts this offseason. But he emerged from the team’s season opener with a sense of optimism.

By Mike Jones  |  01:00 PM ET, 09/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 09/17/2011

Will Montgomery still working on shotgun snaps

The Redskins have a new center in Will Montgomery, who moved from guard to anchor the line in 2011, and the former Virginia Tech standout has some adjusting to do on shotgun snaps.

By Mike Jones  |  11:00 AM ET, 09/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/17/2011

DeAngelo Hall believes his tackling skills are underrated

Cornerback DeAngelo Hall made two bit hits in last week’s season opener. But he said his tackling ability is nothing new.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:32 PM ET, 09/16/2011

Redskins injury report: LaRon Landry, Brian Orakpo among eight listed as questionable

Brian Orakpo and LaRon Landry are among eight Redskins listed as questionable for Sunday’s game vs. the Cardinals.

By Rick Maese  |  07:32 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 09/16/2011

Darnell Dockett is Cardinals defensive player to watch vs. Redskins

Strong and physical, the 6-foot-4, 290-pound Darnell Dockett is tough to stop against both the run and the pass.

By Mike Jones  |  01:00 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 09/16/2011

Redskins-Cardinals: Key matchups for Week 2

The Washington Redskins and Arizona Cardinals on Sunday meet for the first time since 2008 but for the 120th time in the history of the two franchises.

By Mike Jones  |  11:00 AM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/16/2011

Redskins-Cardinals: Five story lines to follow

The Washington Redskins on Sunday face the Arizona Cardinals as they look to build on last week’s 28-14 victory over the Giants.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/16/2011

Cardinals’ Darnell Docket is eager to face Redskins on trip back home

Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman Darnell Dockett knows all about the Redskins, having grown up in Montgomery County, and he would like nothing better than to defeat the team his friends and family cheered for during his youth.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 09/15/2011

Ken Whisenhunt: Trading Tim Hightower from Cardinals to Redskins wasn’t an easy decision

The Arizona Cardinals appeared to essentially give running back Tim Hightower away, but Cardinals Coach Ken Whisenhunt said the decision wasn’t made lightly, and that he expects Hightower to have a productive career with Washington.

By Mike Jones  |  08:30 AM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/15/2011

Rookie WR Leonard Hankerson working to maintain focus

Redskins rookie wide receiver Leonard Hankerson feels like it’s freshman year of college all over again. But rather than sulk about a lack of playing time, he’s trying to prepare himself just in case.

By Mike Jones  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 09/12/2011

Redskins special teams saw mixed results vs. Giants

The special teams play was good in spots, fair in others in Washington’s season-opening victory over the New York Giants.

By Rick Maese  |  09:02 AM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:10 PM ET, 09/11/2011

Chris Cooley sets career record for catches by Redskins tight end

Chris Cooley started in the season opener despite not playing in the preseason and in the game moved atop the Redskins’ all-time catch list for tight ends.

By Mike Jones  |  11:10 PM ET, 09/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/09/2011

Redskins defense: Jim Haslett gives rookies passing grade

The Redskins emphasized upgrading their defense this offseason and used six of their 12 draft picks – including three of their first five selections – to take defensive players, all of whom made the 53-man roster.

By Mike Jones  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/08/2011

Justin Tuck: Giants have Redskins’ number

New York defensive end Justin Tuck believes his team has the Redskins’ number, and that facing Rex Grossman, whom the Giants played against in the 2010 finale, should only help .

By Mike Jones  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:10 PM ET, 09/03/2011

Kareem Moore placed on PUP list by Redskins

The backup free safety, recovering from knee surgery, won’t be eligible to return to the roster until Week 7.

By Mike Jones  |  10:10 PM ET, 09/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 08/30/2011

DeAngelo Hall says no star power is no problem for Redskins

The Redskins have had no shortage of star power and flashy free agent signings or trades – until now.

By Mike Jones  |  06:02 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 08/19/2011

Redskins vs. Colts: Five things to watch

The Washington Redskins will play their second preseason game at 7 p.m. tonight when they take on the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium.

By Mike Jones  |  06:01 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Mike Shanahan: Rex Grossman’s experience edge over John Beck not significant

Rex Grossman started the last three games of the 2010 season and John Beck has yet to take a regular season snap for the Redskins, but Coach Mike Shanahan said he doesn’t consider that a significant edge.

By Mike Jones  |  06:01 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:25 PM ET, 08/17/2011

LB Thaddeus Gibson claimed off waivers by Redskins

By Mike Jones  |  10:25 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/31/2011

Santana Moss returns to Redskins training camp with confidence

Wide receiver Santana Moss said that he believes the Washington Redskins are on the verge of finally turning the corner and transforming into a winning organization.

By Mike Jones  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 07/30/2011

DeMaurice Smith expected to visit Redskins for vote to re-form union

Players will vote to recertify the NFL players’ union on Saturday morning, and union chief DeMaurice Smith is expected to visit the proceedings.

By Rick Maese  |  09:00 AM ET, 07/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/30/2011

Ben Chappell ‘excited’ to be second on QB depth chart, if only temporarily

The team’s thin quarterback depth chart to open training camp means undrafted rookie Ben Chappell is the backup, if only temporarily.

By Paul Tenorio  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:07 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Mike Shanahan says he wanted to give released veterans an opportunity in free agency

The Redskins coach says he released veterans Casey Rabach, Phillip Daniels and Maake Kemoeatu early in order to help them catch on with another team.

By Paul Tenorio  |  08:07 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:29 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Ryan Kerrigan, Redskins’ top draft pick, agrees to contract

First-round draft selection Ryan Kerrigan, a defensive end-turned-linebacker from Purdue, is expected to be on the field when Redskins training camp opens.

By Mike Jones  |  10:29 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:12 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Jarvis Jenkins, Redskins’ second-round pick, agrees to deal

Defensive end Jarvis Jenkins, the team’s second-round selection out of Clemson, comes to terms, leaving only two Redskins draft picks unsigned.

By Rick Maese  |  10:12 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:37 AM ET, 07/28/2011

Leonard Hankerson is first of Redskins’ draft picks to agree to contract terms

Wide receiver Leonard Hankerson, a third-round selection out of the University of Miami, is the first of the Redskins’ draft picks to reach a deal.

By Rick Maese  |  12:37 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 07/27/2011

CB Josh Wilson agrees to terms with Redskins

The Redskins fill a pressing need on defense by reaching a deal with the former Ravens cornerback, who also played college at Maryland and in high school at DeMatha.

By Mike Jones  |  06:53 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:07 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Barry Cofield and Redskins reportedly agree to terms

The Redskins have agreed to terms with free agent defensive lineman Barry Cofield, who had a career year with the Giants a year ago.

By Mike Jones  |  01:07 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:15 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Report: Vikings strike a deal for McNabb

The Redskins have reportedly agreed to the framework of a trade that would send QB Donovan McNabb to the Minnesota Vikings for a sixth-round pick in 2012, and possibly another sixth-rounder in 2013.

By Mike Jones and Rick Maese  |  12:15 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:57 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Ron Springs, father of former Redskin Shawn Springs, dies at 54

Ron Springs, whose son Shawn played at Springbrook High and for five seasons with the Redskins, was 54.

By David Larimer  |  11:57 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:24 PM ET, 04/28/2011

Redskins trade 10th pick in NFL draft to Jaguars for 16th and 49th selections

By Mike Jones  |  09:24 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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