The Insider: Linebackers


Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 04/03/2014

Jackson, Clark acquisitions give Redskins flexibility entering draft

We’ll get more into the draft in the coming weeks as pre-draft visits and workouts will begin taking place. But here’s a quick glance at where things currently stand and what holes may still remain.

By Mike Jones  |  10:42 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, defensive line, Draft needs, inside linebackers, NFL draft, Offensive line, outside linebackers, Quarterbacks, Running backs, Safeties, special teams, tight ends, Wide Receivers

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 03/27/2014

Brian Orakpo signs franchise tag tender

The Redskins announced that outside linebacker Brian Orakpo has signed his one-year franchise player tender.

By Mike Jones  |  10:14 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, outside linebackers

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Gruden inclined to let Orakpo play season under franchise tag

Redskins Coach Jay Gruden says he’s inclined to let Brian Orakpo play out his franchise tag this season.

By Mike Jones  |  01:45 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Baker, Brian Orakpo, Jay Gruden, outside linebackers

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Andy Reid: Akeem Jordan’s versatility, reliability will help Redskins

Linebacker’s former coach in Kansas City and Philadelphia extols his reliability.

By Mike Jones  |  06:13 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Akeem Jordan, inside linebackers, special teams

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 03/20/2014

Questions remain at linebacker for Redskins

Inside linebacker certainly is now more crowded, but it’s hard to say if that’s a significantly improved position.

By Mike Jones  |  09:47 AM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Hayward, Akeem Jordan, brandon jenkins, Daryl Sharpton, inside linebackers, Jeremy Kimbrough, Josh Hull, Keenan Robinson, outside linebackers, Perry Riley Jr., Will Compton

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Redskins agree to terms with DE Geathers, LB Sharpton and CB Porter

The Redskins came to agreements with three players at positions of need on their defense.

By Mike Jones  |  03:45 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, defensive line, free agency, inside linebackers

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Redskins add ILB/special teams standout Adam Hayward

In a move that could bolster both their depth at inside linebacker and special teams, the Redskins have agreed to terms with former Tampa Bay Buccaneer.

By Mike Jones  |  04:55 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, inside linebackers, special teams

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Redskins reach agreement with LB Perry Riley Jr.

Washington’s tackle leader from 2013 and expected heir to London Fletcher as defensive leader is back in the fold.

By Keith McMillan  |  10:39 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, inside linebackers, Perry Riley

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 03/05/2014

Redskins, Perry Riley remain far apart in negotiations

Both sides remain interested in reaching an agreement, but inside linebacker most likely will at least test the open market.

By Mark Maske  |  11:31 AM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, inside linebackers, Perry Riley

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 03/05/2014

Redskins free agency: Top remaining needs on defense

Many holes remain on a unit that ranked second-worst in the league in points allowed.

By Mike Jones  |  11:12 AM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, free agency, inside linebackers, Safeties

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Orakpo encouraged by Redskins move to use franchise tag on him

Linebacker expressed encouragement about his standing with the Redskins and optimism over his future.

By Mike Jones  |  03:02 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, free agency, outside linebackers

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 02/28/2014

Redskins have yet to extend offer to Orakpo as franchise tag deadline nears

Discussions are ongoing between the team and outside linebacker Brian Orakpo, but the Redskins have yet to extend their top pass-rusher an official offer.

By Mike Jones  |  12:33 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, free agency, outside linebackers

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Offseason question: Should the Redskins pursue D’Qwell Jackson?

While the free agent market already figures to feature a number of possible candidates, another intriguing name became available on Wednesday when the Cleveland Browns released D’Qwell Jackson.

By Mike Jones  |  11:30 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, inside linebackers, offseason questions

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Free agent inside linebackers: A name, value and sleeper Redskins could target

An in-depth look at three players who could help Washington improve at inside linebacker.

By Mark Bullock  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, inside linebackers, Perry Riley, The Outsider

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 02/21/2014

Bruce Allen: Redskins haven’t decided if they’ll use franchise tag on Brian Orakpo

The Redskins general manager says team hasn’’t decided whether to use the franchise tag to retain the outside linebacker if they can’t reach a long-term deal

By Mike Jones  |  11:54 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Bruce Allen, free agency, outside linebackers

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 02/04/2014

Offseason questions: How much is Perry Riley Jr. worth?

The Redskins and Riley’s camp have held initial negotiation talks regarding a new multi-year deal.

By Mike Jones  |  10:26 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, offseason questions, Perry Riley

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/16/2014

How big a contract should Brian Orakpo get?

POLL | Brian Orakpo is about to become a free agent. What kind of contract can the Redskins expect to offer him to retain him? Weigh in with your prediction.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, Free agents, outside linebackers, poll, Rob Jackson, video

Posted at 09:51 PM ET, 01/15/2014

Kirk Olivadotti rejoining Redskins’ coaching staff

Former longtime assistant had been at the University of Georgia the last three seasons.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  09:51 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, inside linebackers, Kirk Olivadotti

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 01/15/2014

Redskins hire former Terp Brian Baker to coach outside linebackers

The Redskins announced on Wednesday that they have hired former Cleveland Browns assistant Brian Baker to coach their outside linebackers.

By Mike Jones  |  12:25 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Baker, coaches, outside linebackers, video

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 01/02/2014

Kerrigan to have arthroscopic surgery on left knee

Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan said that he will have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee to repair a torn lateral meniscus. A date for the surgery has yet to be determined, Kerrigan said on Thursday.

By Mike Jones  |  12:35 PM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, outside linebackers, Ryan Kerrigan

Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 12/29/2013

London Fletcher says (probably) farewell

Linebacker says, ‘I played 16 years and accomplished what I was able to accomplish. I feel good about that.’

By Mark Maske  |  07:35 PM ET, 12/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, London Fletcher, Redskins vs. Giants, Week 17

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 12/27/2013

Brian Orakpo remains unsure if he’ll play in Sunday’s finale

Redskins linebacker, listed as questionable with groin injury, says he’s had ‘a very productive year’ individually heading into free agency.

By Mark Maske  |  03:01 PM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, Injuries, outside linebackers, Redskins vs. Giants, Week 17

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 12/26/2013

Orakpo misses practice with groin injury

Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo missed Thursday’s practice with the groin injury that he suffered in last Sunday’s game.

By Mike Jones  |  02:55 PM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Injuries, Jim Haslett, outside linebackers, Redskins vs. Giants, video, Week 17

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 12/26/2013

Will Compton ready to chip in after long wait

After 16 weeks of working, preparing and hoping to catch his break, rookie practice squad linebacker Will Compton finally received the nod earlier this week.

By Mike Jones  |  12:14 PM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, practice squad, Roster moves, Week 17, Will Compton

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 12/23/2013

Nick Barnett tears MCL, Orakpo day-to-day with groin strain

Linebacker Nick Barnett will miss the final game of the season after tearing the medial collateral ligament in his left knee. Meanwhile, outside linebacker Brian Orakpo is day-to-day with a groin strain.

By Mike Jones  |  05:20 PM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Injuries, inside linebackers, Nick Barnett, outside linebackers, practice squad, Week 17

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 12/23/2013

Where to begin rebuilding Redskins: Defense, position by position

Mark Bullock takes a look at who from the defense should stay or be upgraded or replaced, regardless of if the Redskins run a 3-4, 4-3 or hybrid system.

By Mark Bullock  |  01:59 PM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, barry cofield, brandon jenkins, Brandon Meriweather, Brian Orakpo, Chris Baker, cornerbacks, Darryl Tapp, David Amerson, DeAngelo Hall, Defense, defensive line, EJ Biggers, inside linebackers, Jarvis Jenkins, Josh Wilson, Nick Barnett, outside linebackers, Perry Riley, Reed Doughty, Rob Jackson, Ryan Kerrigan, Safeties, Stephen Bowen, The Outsider, Week 17

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 12/18/2013

London Fletcher says he’s ’99 percent certain’ he’ll retire [updated]

The Redskins’ linebacker, notable for his streak of 254 consecutive games played since 1998, says he is likely going to call it a career.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  01:30 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, London Fletcher, Redskins vs. Cowboys, video, Week 16

Posted at 08:08 PM ET, 12/15/2013

Brian Orakpo continues to accumulate sacks

Linebacker’s day against Atlanta helps him reach 10 for the season.

By Mark Maske  |  08:08 PM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, outside linebackers, Redskins vs. Falcons, video, Week 15

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/06/2013

Redskins should re-sign Brian Orakpo and Perry Riley, according to London Fletcher

Young linebackers are ‘cornerstones that you need to keep around,’ Fletcher says.

By Mark Maske  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, free agency, inside linebackers, London Fletcher, outside linebackers, Perry Riley, Week 14

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Brian Orakpo says his preference remains to re-sign with Redskins

‘Right now this is home,’ said the linebacker, a potential free agent this offseason.

By Mark Maske  |  04:35 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, outside linebackers, Salary cap, Week 14

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Severity of London Fletcher’s ankle sprain not yet clear

Linebacker has played in 252 straight regular season games.

By Mark Maske  |  05:53 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, inside linebackers, Jordan Reed, London Fletcher, Niles Paul, Reed Doughty, Week 14

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Redskins position-by-position review: Ups and downs against Giants

There were a few standouts against the Giants, some for good reasons and some for not-so-good ones.

By Mark Bullock  |  12:45 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aldrick Robinson, Chris Baker, Chris Chester, cornerbacks, defensive line, inside linebackers, Offensive line, outside linebackers, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Giants, Running backs, Safeties, The Outsider, tight ends, Week 13, Wide Receivers

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 11/29/2013

Brian Orakpo is diversifying and improving his game

It might be a lost season, but Brian Orakpo is improving, using his smarts and not just athletic ability to derail plays against the 49ers. Mark Bullock takes a look at a few, and then asks via poll if Orakpo should be re-signed.

By Mark Bullock  |  12:16 PM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, outside linebackers, poll, Redskins vs. 49ers, The Outsider, Week 13

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Redskins position-by-position review: The 49ers’ defense dominated

Mark Bullock looks at the different ways the San Francisco defense gave the offense problems, and how defensive players, like Brian Orakpo and Jarvis Jenkins, actually played pretty well.

By Mark Bullock  |  01:59 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aldrick Robinson, barry cofield, Brian Orakpo, cornerbacks, DeAngelo Hall, defensive line, inside linebackers, Jarvis Jenkins, Josh Wilson, Linebackers, Offensive line, outside linebackers, Perry Riley, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. 49ers, Robert Griffin III, Running backs, Safeties, Secondary, The Outsider, tight ends, Trent Williams, Tyler Polumbus, Week 13, Wide Receivers

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Redskins mailbag: Is it time for Kirk Cousins?

Mike Jones answers questions from readers about Kirk Cousins, Keenan Robinson, clock management and, you guessed it, Kirk Cousins.

By Mike Jones  |  12:54 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, Keenan Robinson, Kirk Cousins, Mailbag, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. 49ers, Robert Griffin III, Week 13

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Redskins had ‘a blown assignment’ on McCoy’s catch vs. Kerrigan, Haslett says

Defensive coordinator also says he was pleased with efforts against Adrian Peterson and LeSean McCoy but Frank Gore, who’s up next, is a different type of runner.

By Mark Maske  |  02:58 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim Haslett, London Fletcher, outside linebackers, Redskins vs. Eagles, Ryan Kerrigan, Week 11, Week 12

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 11/21/2013

London Fletcher hasn’t decided if he will retire following the season

Veteran Redskins linebacker London Fletcher’s coaches still see him as the anchor of the defense.

By Mike Jones  |  02:09 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, London Fletcher, Perry Riley, video, Week 12

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Position-by-position review: Was it Robert Griffin III’s worst game?

Mark Bullock takes a closer look at Robert Griffin III, Brian Orakpo, David Amerson and the offensive line.

By Mark Bullock  |  12:55 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Brandon Meriweather, Brian Orakpo, cornerbacks, David Amerson, defensive line, inside linebackers, Offensive line, outside linebackers, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Eagles, Reed Doughty, Robert Griffin III, Running backs, Safeties, The Outsider, tight ends, Week 11, Wide Receivers

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Redskins position-by-position review: How it started well and went wrong vs. the Vikings

A detailed look at what went well on Thursday night, and where Washington gave up the plays to Minnesota that cost them the game.

By Mark Bullock  |  10:19 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, defensive line, inside linenbackers, Offensive line, outside linebackers, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Vikings, Running backs, Safeties, The Outsider, tight ends, Week 10, Wide Receivers

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Redskins’ position-by-position review: How the option opens up other plays

A look at how the option opened up big plays for the Redskins, and how each position group performed against the Chargers.

By Mark Bullock  |  11:32 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, defensive line, inside linebackers, Offensive line, outside linebackers, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Chargers, Running backs, Safeties, special teams, The Outsider, tight ends, Week 9, Wide Receivers

Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 10/30/2013

Redskins’ Brian Orakpo wins appeal over fine

Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo won his appeal for the fine leveled against him for a roughing the passer call against the Chicago Bears in Week 7, coach Mike Shanahan said.

By Mike Jones  |  07:20 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, fines, outside linebackers, Redskins vs. Broncos

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 10/28/2013

The Outsider: Position-by-position review of the Redskins 45-21 loss to the Broncos

A close look at which players and position groups played well against Denver, and where the problems occurred.

By Mark Bullock  |  12:22 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, defensive line, Linebackers, Offensive line, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Broncos, Running backs, Safeties, The Outsider, tight ends, Wide Receivers

Posted at 09:33 PM ET, 10/23/2013

Redskins’ Ryan Kerrigan receives credit for half a sack in Chicago win

Outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan has received credit for half of a sack that incorrectly was not attributed to him on the final play of Sunday’s win over the Chicago Bears.

By Mike Jones  |  09:33 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  outside linebackers, Redskins vs. Bears, Ryan Kerrigan

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 10/21/2013

Brian Orakpo: Pick-six ‘a phenomenal feeling’

When Brian Orakpo picked off a Jay Cutler pass and returned it 29 yards for a touchdown, it marked the first interception and touchdown of his whole life.

By Mike Jones  |  09:32 AM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, outside linebackers, Redskins vs. Bears, Reed Doughty

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 10/20/2013

Game day Q&A: Perry Riley Jr. on the change in his uniform and his game this season

Now in his fourth NFL season and third as a starter, inside linebacker Perry Riley Jr. has taken an obvious step forward in his development.

By Mike Jones  |  08:32 AM ET, 10/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game Day Q&A, inside linebackers, Perry Riley

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 10/18/2013

Perry Riley fined for hit on Tony Romo

The NFL docks linebacker $15,750 for a roughing-the-passer penalty during last Sunday night’s loss at Dallas, a person familiar with the situation said Friday.

By Mark Maske  |  03:36 PM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fines, inside linebackers, Perry Riley, Redskins vs. Cowboys

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 10/14/2013

The Outsider: A closer look at how the Redskins played at Dallas

How did Trent Williams fare against DeMarcus Ware? Was this DeAngelo Hall’s best game as a Redskins and Kory Lichtensteiger’s worst? The Outsider takes a closer look.

By Mark Bullock  |  02:44 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defensive line, Linebackers, Offensive line, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Robert Griffin III, Running backs, Secondary, The Outsider, tight ends, Wide Receivers

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Jarvis Jenkins, Rob Jackson participate in Redskins' practice

Four-game suspensions expired for the defensive line and reserve linebacker, and the team released kicker John Potter and defensive end Phillip Merling.

By Mark Maske  |  02:02 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jarvis Jenkins, John Potter, outside linebackers, Rob Jackson, special teams, suspensions

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 09/30/2013

The Outsider: A position-by-position look at how the defense performed against the Raiders

Our new Outsider, Mark Bullock, gives a detailed review of each defensive unit's play in Oakland.

By Mark Bullock  |  02:02 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, cornerbacks, defensive line, Linebackers, Outsider, Redskins vs. Raiders, Safeties, Secondary, The Outsider

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Barnett not surprised by time-sharing arrangement with Fletcher

Veteran linebacker says that was his original understanding of what his role would be.

By Mark Maske  |  04:05 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, London Fletcher, Nick Barnett

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Rob Jackson eager for suspension to expire

Linebacker’s four-game ban ends after Sunday’s game at Oakland.

By Mark Maske  |  02:18 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jarvis Jenkins, outside linebackers, Rob Jackson, suspensions

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 09/26/2013

London Fletcher expects to keep sharing time with Nick Barnett

Wanting to remain effective throughout games after struggling in the first two, Redskins inside linebacker London Fletcher said he has no problem sharing playing time with Nick Barnett.

By Mike Jones  |  08:32 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, London Fletcher, Nick Barnett, Redskins vs. Raiders

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Ryan Kerrigan says his knee injury not serious

Linebacker intends to practice fully Wednesday. Tight end Fred Davis and place kicker Kai Forbath say they’re hopeful of being available this weekend.

By Mark Maske  |  02:47 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, Injuries, Jordan Reed, Kai Forbath, outside linebackers, Redskins vs. Raiders, Ryan Kerrigan, tight ends

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Keenan Robinson expected to have fully recovered by mid-December

Injured linebacker Keenan Robinson continues his recovery from surgery to repair the torn pectoral muscle that has robbed him of his second NFL season.

By Mike Jones  |  04:02 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, inside linebackers, Keenan Robinson

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Nick Barnett to return to Lambeau Field as a visitor

The linebacker, now a Redskins backup, spent his first eight NFL seasons with the Packers.

By Mark Maske  |  03:56 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Green Bay Packers, inside linebackers, Nick Barnett, Redskins vs. Packers

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Ryan Kerrigan passes concussion tests [updated]

Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan has passed all of his concussion tests and is expected to practice Wednesday.

By Mike Jones  |  02:00 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Concussions, Injuries, outside linebackers, Ryan Kerrigan

Posted at 12:42 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Kerrigan being evaluated for a possible concussion

Linebacker’s playing status this week not immediately known.

By Mark Maske  |  12:42 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Concussions, Injuries, outside linebackers, Ryan Kerrigan

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 09/09/2013

Game day Q&A: Nick Barnett on adjusting to a new team, and his off-field passion

Nick Barnett talks with Mike Jones about preparing for a game as a backup, his dabbling in music and traffic in D.C. vs. Green Bay and Buffalo.

By Mike Jones  |  09:32 AM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game Day Q&A, inside linebackers, Nick Barnett, Week 1

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 09/05/2013

Fletcher stands alone as NFL’s active leader in consecutive games

Redskins linebacker London Fletcher is focused on the Eagles, not on outlasting Tampa CB Ronde Barber.

By Mark Maske  |  03:42 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, inside linebackers, London Fletcher, Week 1

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Rob Jackson permitted to be at Redskins Park during suspension

Jackson says change in policy will make it easier for him to stay in shape while serving four-game suspension.

By Mike Jones  |  02:44 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jarvis Jenkins, outside linebackers, Rob Jackson, suspensions

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 08/28/2013

Nick Barnett expected to see significant action in preseason finale

Jim Haslett thinks that with more playing time, Nick Barnett will become more comfortable and wind up serving the team well.

By Mike Jones  |  02:47 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, Nick Barnett, preseason

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 08/28/2013

Jarvis Jenkins, Rob Jackson about to start serving suspensions

Coach Mike Shanahan says he already has spoken to the two players about staying in shape and returning to the team ready to contribute.

By Mark Maske  |  10:01 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defensive line, Jarvis Jenkins, outside linebackers, Rob Jackson, suspensions

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 08/28/2013

Haslett taking advantage of improved pass-rusher depth

Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett last Saturday unveiled another wrinkle in his pass-rushing packages when he went with six linebackers in some third-down situations to take advantage of a dearth of talent at that position.

By Mike Jones  |  08:33 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brandon jenkins, Darryl Tapp, Defense, Jim Haslett, Linebackers, outside linebackers, pass rush, Ryan Kerrigan

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Trueblood, Muckelroy, Mouton, Ashworth complete Redskins’ first round of cuts

The Washington Redskins have released linebacker Roddrick Muckelroy, cornerback Ryan Mouton and guard Jacolby Ashworth to complete their round of cuts.

By Mike Jones  |  03:41 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, Linebackers, Offensive line, Roster, Roster cuts

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Video: Which Redskins could be cut after Thursday?

The Post Sports Live panel picks which players it sees getting cut, perhaps surprisingly, after Thursday.

By Keith McMillan  |  03:01 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Offensive line, outside linebackers, Post Sports Live, punt returners, Roster, Running backs, video

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 08/23/2013

Redskins vs. Bills: Five story lines to follow in Preseason Game 3

The Washington Redskins on Saturday return to FedEx Field, where they will host the Buffalo Bills in each team's third preseason game.

By Mike Jones  |  11:16 AM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, Linebackers, preseason, Redskins-Bills, Running backs, Safeties, special teams, Storylines

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 08/22/2013

(Not-so) bold predictions for Redskins vs. Bills

An amusing clip of the Post Sports Live columnists getting called out for not making bold predictions ... and then one gets bold.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:34 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Darryl Tapp, outside linebackers, Post Sports Live, preseason, Rob Jackson, Roy Helu Jr., Ryan Kerrigan, video

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 08/21/2013

Nick Barnett inching closer toward making preseason debut

Brought along at a slow, gradual pace since signing with the Redskins on Aug. 1, veteran inside linebacker Nick Barnett expected to take another step forward in his acclimation process when the team hit the practice field Wednesday afternoon.

By Mike Jones  |  02:32 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, Linebackers, Nick Barnett

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 08/16/2013

Redskins' Brian Orakpo not concerned about thigh injury

Orakpo was held out of the final practice of training camp while nursing a bruised thigh.

By Mike Jones  |  02:03 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Injuries, Linebackers

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 08/15/2013

Redskins add linebacker Quan Sturdivant

Team signs Quan Sturdivant, former sixth-round draft pick by the Cardinals.

By Mark Maske  |  11:02 AM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Linebackers, Roster, Training camp

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 08/14/2013

Ryan Kerrigan takes on new role in certain pass-rushing packages

Jim Haslett has come up with a way to get linebackers Brian Orakpo, Ryan Kerrigan and Brandon Jenkins on the field at the same time.

By Mike Jones  |  10:33 AM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim Haslett, Linebackers, outside linebackers, Ryan Kerrigan

Posted at 08:30 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Observations from Monday's practice at Redskins training camp

Griffin's day by the numbers, plus David Amerson goes for X-rays after landing awkwardly on his hand, and much more.

By Mike Jones  |  08:30 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, Linebackers, observations, Running backs, Training camp

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Nick Barnett eases into action with the Redskins

Veteran linebacker Nick Barnett took the practice field for the first time as a Redskin during Monday morning's walk through after being inactive since signing with Washington on July 31.

By Chelsea Janes  |  03:49 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Linebackers, London Fletcher, Nick Barnett, Training camp

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Brian Orakpo calls NFL's ban on customized face masks 'disheartening'

Redskins linebacker, who plans to appeal, says it's about more than looks. It's also about safety, he says.

By Mark Maske  |  03:02 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Linebackers, NFL rules, uniforms

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Rookie LB Jeremy Kimbrough to miss year with torn labrum

Rookie out of Appalachian State was competing for a role as a backup linebacker.

By Mike Jones  |  02:38 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Linebackers, preseason, Training camp

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 08/09/2013

Jeremy Kimbrough, Phillip Thomas, Donte Stallworth could miss time with injuries

Jeremy Kimbrough separated his right shoulder, while Phillip Thomas sprained his right foot, and Donte Stallworth strained his hamstring.

By Mike Jones  |  09:32 AM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Linebackers, preseason, Rookies, Tennessee Titans

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 08/01/2013

Nick Barnett ready to compete, help Redskins build on last season's success

Having witnessed Washington's success from afar last season, veteran linebacker Nick Barnett saw the Redskins as the ideal fit for him.

By Mike Jones  |  02:30 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, inside linebackers, Linebackers, London Fletcher, Nick Barnett, Training camp

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 08/01/2013

Perry Riley says he could handle increased responsibility

Linebacker Perry Riley said in case of emergency -- London Fletcher missing time -- he could handle a bigger role.

By John Keim  |  07:01 AM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, Linebackers, London Fletcher, Perry Riley, Training camp

Posted at 08:47 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Nick Barnett agrees to one-year contract with Redskins

Veteran lineacker strikes deal with team one day after arriving in Richmond.

By wpadmin  |  08:47 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins linebackers

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Darryl Tapp adjusting to new role in opportunity with boyhood team

As a free agent, Darryl Tapp expected to draw interest from teams looking for a defensive end, but when his favorite team came calling, even a position switch couldn't make him say no.

By Mike Jones  |  02:41 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Darryl Tapp, outside linebackers, Training camp

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Nick Barnett remains in Richmond, deal with Redskins still possible

Free agent linebacker stays overnight after arriving at team's training camp Tuesday.

By Mark Maske  |  12:26 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Free agents, inside linebackers, Linebackers, Training camp

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Redskins hosting free agent linebacker Nick Barnett

The Redskins are scheduled to host free agent linebacker Nick Barnett on Tuesday afternoon for a physical and an interview, a person with knowledge of the situation said.

By Mike Jones  |  02:52 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, inside linebackers, Linebackers, Roster

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 07/29/2013

Redskins lose Mays as linebacker agrees to deal with Texans

Former Broncos starter had made visit to the Redskins over the weekend.

By Mark Maske  |  04:06 PM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, Free agents, Houston Texans, Joe Mays, Linebackers, Training camp

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 07/28/2013

Deal between Joe Mays and Redskins remains possible

The free agent inebacker did not immediately sign with the team after visiting Saturday.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  02:47 PM ET, 07/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Joe Mays, Linebackers, Redskins linebackers

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 07/27/2013

Keenan Robinson remains plugged in despite injury

While waiting for surgery on his torn right triceps, Keenan Robinson has been a constant on the Redskins' sideline during practice and in their meeting rooms.

By Mike Jones  |  01:04 PM ET, 07/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, injury updates, Keenan Robinson, Linebackers, Training camp

Posted at 07:36 PM ET, 07/26/2013

Redskins to host free agent linebacker Joe Mays on visit

Team's interest comes after Keenan Robinson's injury.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  07:36 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Joe Mays, Linebackers, Redskins linebackers

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Orakpo says contract situation will 'work itself out'

Linebacker also says he's under no injury-related restrictions for training camp.

By Mark Maske  |  12:54 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, Linebackers, Training camp

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 07/08/2013

Healthy debate: Overcoming injuries will dictate Redskins' LBs success

Taking a look at the Redskins by position, starting with the linebackers. It should be a strength of the defense -- if London Fletcher and Brian Orakpo stay healthy and if Ryan Kerrigan evolves as a pass rusher.

By John Keim  |  01:31 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Linebackers, position previews, Roster

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 07/08/2013

The Mailbag: Rogers, Landry the ones that got away?

Given the Redskins' secondary issues, a readers asks if they should have hung on to Carlos Rogers and LaRon Landry.

By Mike Jones  |  11:33 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fullback, inside linebackers, Mailbag, Offensive line, Secondary, tight end

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 07/01/2013

The Mailbag: RGIII and the PUP List, training camp fan experience and more

We dive into another collection of reader questions as the Redskins' downtime continues for another several weeks.

By Mike Jones  |  12:47 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  broadcast, cornerbacks, inside linebackers, Linebackers, Mailbag, outside linebackers, Safeties, Secondary, Training camp

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Orakpo says he's not focused on contract heading into training camp

Linebacker, a potential free agent next offseason, says: "Everything will take care of itself."

By Mark Maske  |  03:37 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, minicamp, outside linebackers

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Redskins minicamp: Observations from Wednesday's practice

The Washington Redskins concluded their minicamp on Wednesday and tomorrow, many of the players will depart for their offseason home and summer vacation destinations.

By Mike Jones  |  04:01 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Linebackers, minicamp, observations, Offensive line, RGIII, Secondary

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 06/06/2013

Observations from Thursday's practice session

Mike Jones shares insights on the Redskins' Thursday practice, including who's hurt, who's lining up with first- and second-teams, and who scuffled.

By Mike Jones  |  03:32 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, inside linebackers, observations, Offensive line, OTAs, Practice reports, running back, Safeties, tight ends

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 06/03/2013

The Mailbag: Chances for success, RGIII off-field attention, injury updates and more

As the Redskins go through another week of offseason practices, Mike Jones takes a dip into the mailbag.

By Mike Jones  |  01:26 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, Mailbag, OTAs, Running backs

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 05/31/2013

Rob Jackson frustrated by suspension, ready to focus on football

Redskins linebacker Rob Jackson said he was frustrated by the situation that led to him receiving a four-game suspension to start the 2013 season.

By Mike Jones  |  10:04 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Linebackers, OTAs, Rob Jackson, suspensions

Posted at 07:08 AM ET, 05/31/2013

London Fletcher glad to resume usual offseason routine following surgery

The 17th year linebacker didn't have to participate in offseason practices. "But this is what I do," he said

By Mark Maske  |  07:08 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Linebackers, London Fletcher, OTAs

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 05/09/2013

London Fletcher may be last man standing following Ronde Barber's retirement

With Ronde Barber due to retire and London Fletcher anticipating returning for another season, the Redskins linebacker would stand alone in the active consecutive games played category.

By Mike Jones  |  10:11 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Linebackers, London Fletcher

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 05/07/2013

What would you like to see happen with Brian Orakpo's contract status?

Washington's biggest defensive star is coming off an injury, and heading into the final season of his contract. Would it make sense to make a deal soon?

By Keith McMillan  |  02:15 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  outside linebackers

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 05/06/2013

Orakpo expects to be ready for OTAs, has not discussed contract

Linebacker says recovery from latest torn pectoral muscle is going well.

By Mark Maske  |  04:20 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, outside linebackers

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 04/22/2013

2013 NFL draft position preview: Pass rushers

Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah, who has only three seasons of experience playing football, has become a tantalizing but risky prospect expected to be among the first 10 players drafted.

By Mike Jones  |  07:02 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defensive ends, NFL draft, outside linebackers

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 04/20/2013

2013 NFL draft position preview: Inside linebackers

Will Notre Dame's Manti Teo be taken in the first round?

By Mike Jones  |  07:02 AM ET, 04/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Linebackers, NFL draft

Posted at 07:43 PM ET, 03/20/2013

Rob Jackson facing four-game suspension for banned substance [Updated]

Redskins linebacker Rob Jackson tested positive for a banned substance, two sources confirm, who signed a one-year deal earlier this month.

By Mike Jones  |  07:43 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  banned substances, Linebackers, Rob Jackson

Posted at 08:21 PM ET, 09/23/2012

Redskins get production out of Rob Jackson, Chris Wilson

Duo shared playing time at Brian Orakpo's outside linebacker spot.

By Mark Maske  |  08:21 PM ET, 09/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Wilson, Linebackers, Rob Jackson