The Insider: offseason


Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 04/14/2014

DeSean Jackson reports to Redskins Park

New wide receiver has first session throwing with Robert Griffin III.

By Mike Jones  |  01:19 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeSean Jackson, Offseason workouts, Wide Receivers

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Redskins report for workouts, notice ‘new aura in the building’

The Redskins begin their offseason program with a new sense of optimism.

By Mike Jones  |  03:29 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Jay Gruden, Offseason workouts, Trent Williams

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 04/07/2014

Five pressing questions facing the Redskins as offseason workouts begin

Today marks the start of the Redskins’ offseason workout program, and for Jay Gruden, his coaches and many of his players, it has seemed like an eternity for this day to get here.

By Mike Jones  |  10:51 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Offseason workouts

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Redskins offseason program dates set

Washington will get together several times for different types of practice between now and training camp in July.

By Mike Jones  |  04:20 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  minicamp, offseason, Offseason workouts, OTAs, schedule, Training camp

Posted at 01:30 AM ET, 04/02/2014

DeSean Jackson joins the Redskins: Roundup & reaction thread

News broke late Tuesday night. We’ve got it covered from many angles, so get caught up here, or talk about the move with fellow Redskins fanatics.

By Keith McMillan  |  01:30 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeSean Jackson, free agency, Free agents, offseason, Wide Receivers

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Griffin and pass-catchers to train in Phoenix next week

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and a crew of skill-position teammates will gather next week in Arizona to knock off some rust and get a jump on offseason workouts, which begin early next month.

By Mike Jones  |  01:40 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Offseason workouts, Robert Griffin III

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 08:00 AM ET, 02/18/2014

Offseason question: Should the Redskins re-sign Jackson and Tapp?

The Redskins have made it clear that they intend to re-sign top pass-rusher Brian Orakpo, but he’s not the only outside linebacker that the Redskins must make a decision on this offseason.

By Mike Jones  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Darryl Tapp, free agency, offseason questions, Rob Jackson

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 02/14/2014

Offseason question: What areas along the Redskins O-line require attention?

As they look to help RGIII rebound, Washington must improve its offensive line.

By Mike Jones  |  10:59 AM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Offensive line, offseason questions

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 02/13/2014

Offseason question: Should the Redskins re-sign Josh Wilson?

Jim Haslett highlighted re-signing DeAngelo Hall as an offseason priority, but it remains unclear where the team stands on the other starting cornerback, Josh Wilson.

By Mike Jones  |  12:16 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, free agency, Free agents, Josh Wilson, offseason questions

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Offseason question: Should the Redskins move on from Josh Morgan?

Morgan has lobbied for a new deal with his hometown team, but it remains to be seen if the Redskins share his interest.

By Mike Jones  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Josh Morgan, offseason questions

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/10/2014

Offseason question: Should the Redskins move on from Brandon Meriweather?

Starter Brandon Meriweather’s contract voided last week, and now the Redskins must decide if they should make an attempt to re-sign him, or if they should look elsewhere.

By Mike Jones  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, offseason questions, Safeties

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/07/2014

Offseason questions: Should the Redskins re-sign Santana Moss?

The team and the veteran wide receiver are discussing a new contract.

By Mike Jones  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  offseason questions, Santana Moss

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/06/2014

Offseason question: Should the Redskins re-sign Chris Baker?

When the Redskins retained defensive lineman Chris Baker last season, the team raised a couple eyebrows. But he ended up being one of the more productive linemen.

By Mike Jones  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Baker, offseason questions

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 02/05/2014

Offseason questions: Should the Redskins trade Kirk Cousins, or hold onto him?

Today’s offseason question centers around whether the Redskins should trade Cousins. A lot of that has to do with what they could get for him.

By Mike Jones  |  11:45 AM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, offseason questions

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 11:03 AM ET, 02/03/2014

Offseason questions: Should the Redskins re-sign Brian Orakpo?

Over the next month, we’ll take a look at some of the team’s most pressing offseason decisions. Up first: the future of outside linebacker Brian Orakpo.

By Mike Jones  |  11:03 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, offseason questions

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 01/22/2014

What’s your ideal Redskins offseason?

We ask readers to project their ideal offseason moves for the Redskins. . . within reason, of course.

By Keith McMillan  |  11:05 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  draft, Free agents, offseason

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Redskins mailbag: Josh LeRibeus, offseason changes and more

Mike Jones tackles questions from readers, including those asking why Josh LeRibeus can’t catch and why Alfred Morris is no threat to catch a pass.

By Mike Jones  |  12:45 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, contracts, FedEx Field, josh leribeus, Mailbag, offseason, Robert Griffin III, Week 14

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 05/30/2013

Observations from Redskins' Thursday practice

Mike Jones shares what he observed at Redskins practice on Thursday, including in the secondary and at running back.

By Mike Jones  |  04:32 PM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, defensive line, observations, offseason, OTAs, Running backs, Safeties

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 05/24/2013

Mike Shanahan noncommittal on whether offense adjusted to protect RGIII

Redskins coach says, "I can't tell you for sure" if plays will be changed to protect Robert Griffin III.

By Mark Maske  |  07:01 AM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  offseason, Robert Griffin III, Robert Griffin III rehab

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 05/23/2013

Trent Williams on nightclub attack: 'I'm over it'

Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams said he has moved on from the January incident in which he was attacked in a Honolulu nightclub and had to miss the first Pro Bowl of his career.

By Mike Jones  |  04:22 PM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Offseason workouts, Trent Williams

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 05/23/2013

Griffin: "The only thing that needed a repair from last year was my knee"

Robert Griffin III says he feels great, that he's got two phases of rehab left before he's full-go, and that the relationship between him and his coach was not strained.

By Mark Maske  |  01:23 PM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Offseason workouts, RGIII, RGIII knee injury, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 05/22/2013

Work remains to be done in NFL's bid to revamp offseason calendar

Next year's NFL draft will be held in May. But the future of the draft beyond next year and other proposed changes to the sport's offseason calendar remain works in progress.

By Mark Maske  |  01:26 PM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL offseason

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 05/22/2013

Five areas to monitor during Thursday's Redskins OTA session

It's mostly a glorified walk-through, but there are times when the offense and defense will go another in these non-contact practices. But, there will be some nuggets to be gleaned from the day for sure.

By Mike Jones  |  10:47 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Offseason workouts, OTAs

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 05/20/2013

'Too early to tell' whether Robert Griffin III will be ready at outset of training camp, Bruce Allen says

General manager Bruce Allen says there isn't a way to know if Robert Griffin III will be able to participate in training camp until the team gives him a physical at the start.

By Mark Maske  |  05:07 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo's injury, Injuries, Offseason workouts, RGIII, Robert Griffin III injury, Training camp

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 04/16/2013

NFL's offseason calendar unlikely to change

The NFL would like to change the offseason calendar, including pushing back free agency, but the union is unlikely to agree.

By Mark Maske  |  02:32 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, NFL schedule, offseason

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Redskins' start of offseason workouts "like first day of school"

The Redskins report for offseason workouts, their first official activity since their playoff loss, and it felt "like the first day of school."

By Mike Jones  |  04:36 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Offseason workouts

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 03/25/2013

Offseason questions: How will the cornerback position shake out?

Left cornerback could be a three-way competition between E.J. Biggers, Richard Crawford and Chase Minnifield,

By Mike Jones  |  12:23 PM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defensive backs, offseason questions, Redskins, Redskins secondary

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 03/07/2013

Offseason questions: Where does Richard Crawford fit in the secondary?

Crawford a 2012 seventh-round pick out of SMU saw some time as the third corner and will be entering his second season.

By Mike Jones  |  10:31 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  offseason questions, Redskins, Redskins secondary, Richard Crawford

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 03/05/2013

Offseason questions: Should the Redskins re-sign Tyler Polumbus?

The Redskins must decide whether to re-sign him as a starter or backup, or let him walk.

By Mike Jones  |  12:11 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Offensive line, offseason questions, Redskins, Tyler Polumbus

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 03/04/2013

Offseason questions: Do the Redskins need help in the backfield?

Alfred Morris established himself as Washington's workhorse back, but there are lingering questions about his backups.

By Mike Jones  |  11:43 AM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Evan Royster, offseason questions, Redskins, Reserve running backs, Roy Helu, Running backs

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 02/28/2013

Offseason questions: Is Josh LeRibeus ready for a larger role?

Is center/guard ready to contend for a starting job?

By Mike Jones  |  11:29 AM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  josh leribeus, offseason questions, Redskins, Redskins personnel, Redskins Roster

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 02/19/2013

Offseason questions: Can the Redskins count on Brandon Meriweather?

Safety never managed to give the Washington Redskins an extended look at his ability in 2012.

By Mike Jones  |  10:11 AM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, offseason questions, Redskins, Redskins Roster

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 02/11/2013

Offseason questions: What does the future hold for Santana Moss?

Set to turn 34 as he enters his 13th NFL season, Moss is owed just more than $6.1 million.

By Mike Jones  |  12:26 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  offseason questions, Redskins, Santana Moss

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 02/06/2013

Redskins cut backup cornerback D.J. Johnson

The Washington Redskins have cut backup cornerback D.J. Johnson, ending his second brief stint with the team in the last two seasons.

By Mike Jones  |  11:04 AM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.J. Johnson, Offseason moves

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 02/04/2013

Redskins coaches expected to return to work this week

Evaluation of college players and free agents set to begin

By Mike Jones  |  11:18 AM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Coaching staff, Offseason moves, Offseason planning, Redskins

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 01/07/2013

DeAngelo Hall willing to discuss reworking contract to remain with Redskins

Free agents-to-be Kory Lichtensteiger, Lorenzo Alexander also say they want to be back next season.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  01:22 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Kory Lichtensteiger, Lorenzo Alexander, Redskins offseason, Redskins Roster, Redskins' free agents

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Redskins have decisions to make about players with expiring contracts

Team must determine future of 18 potential free agents

By Mike Jones  |  12:03 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Offseason moves, Redskins, Redskins' free agents