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The Insider: March, 2011

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Coin Toss: Where does Cooley rank?

ESPN.com last week angered Redskins’ outside linebacker Brian Orakpo by leaving him off their top 10 pass rushers list. But teammate Chris Cooley did better in this week’s ESPN position rankings.

By Mike Jones  |  12:24 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 03/30/2011

Albert Haynesworth’s court date postoned

Hearing on Albert Haynesworth’s alleged road rage incident has been put off until May 26.

By Mike Jones  |  11:24 AM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 03/29/2011

Coin Toss: Should Redskins take Nick Fairley if he’s available?

He is sliding down many mock draft boards. But is he what the Redskins need?

By Washington Post editors  |  12:45 PM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 03/28/2011

Reports: Fairley, Kerrigan, Dalton to visit Redskins

More prospects reportedly have arranged pre-draft workouts with the Redskins in the next few weeks.

By Mike Jones  |  11:30 AM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:09 PM ET, 03/25/2011

Redskins awarded 7th-round draft pick

Compensatory draft choice gives team three selections in the 7th round.

By Mike Jones  |  07:09 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 03/25/2011

Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation seeking applications for college scholarship

The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation will award a “high-potential, low-income” D.C. area high school student a $25,000 college scholarship. The organization is accepting applications now.

By Mike Jones  |  01:48 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 03/25/2011

Coin Toss: Will there be pro football this fall?

The first critical court date is April 6. Will there be a season five months later? Or will some games be lost?

By Washington Post editors  |  12:12 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 03/25/2011

Cam Newton to visit Redskins

Cam Newton’s agent says the Auburn quarterback is scheduled to pay Washington a pre-draft visit on April 15.

By Mike Jones  |  09:11 AM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 03/24/2011

Coin Toss: Where does Brian Orakpo rank among pass rushers?

Among elite NFL pass rushers, is he in the top 10?

By Washington Post editors  |  02:54 PM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 03/24/2011

Shanahan banking on growth of young linemen

Much has been made about the Washington Redskins’ quarterback situation, but regardless of who is passing this season, the offensive line has to do a better job of keeping him upright.

By Mike Jones  |  11:40 AM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 03/23/2011

NFL draft: Are second-round QBs worth the risk?

If Cam Newton and Blaine Gabbert are drafted before the Redskins pick at No. 10, can the team find a franchise quarterback in the second round?

By Mike Jones  |  12:52 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 03/23/2011

Shanahan: Lockout won’t deter Redskins from drafting QB

Mike Shanahan says the risk of a lengthy lockout and the potential loss of offseason workouts won’t cause him to shy away from drafting a quarterback.

By Mike Jones  |  08:09 AM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 03/22/2011

Shanahan ‘excited’ about addition of Atogwe

Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan believes his defense has a potentially dominant tandem in strong safety LaRon Landry and free safety O.J. Atogwe.

By Mike Jones  |  02:44 PM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 03/22/2011

Shanahan mum on Haynesworth, McNabb

Coach Mike Shanahan declined to comment on the still uncertain futures of defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth and quarterback Donovan McNabb.

By Mike Jones  |  01:33 PM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 03/22/2011

Shanahan: NFL Lockout hasn’t affected Redskins’ focus

Despite uncertainty caused by the ongoing labor dispute, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said his job and focus haven’t been affected.

By Mike Jones  |  11:52 AM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 03/21/2011

Coin Toss: How many games should NFL play?

NFL players say an 18-game regular season is dead on arrival. How many games should there be in an NFL season?

By Washington Post editors  |  01:12 PM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 03/21/2011

Reports: Redskins to host draft prospects Von Miller, Tyrod Taylor

Washington reportedly has visits scheduled for Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller and Virginia Tech quarterback Tyrod Taylor.

By Mike Jones  |  09:20 AM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 03/17/2011

Redskins special teams players don’t like kickoff proposals

Some Washington special teams players are critical of kickoff rule changes proposed for next season.

By Mike Jones  |  03:18 PM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 03/17/2011

Coin Toss: Protection Racket?

How far should the NFL go in protecting defenseless players from illegal hits?

By Washington Post editors  |  01:00 PM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 03/16/2011

Coin toss: NFL draft getting chilly

Should top prospects skip the NFL draft in favor of an alternative ceremony hosted by the dissolved players’ union?

By Washington Post editors  |  12:57 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 03/15/2011

Bruce Allen confident NFL labor dispute will soon be resolved

In a letter to fans, General Manager Bruce Allen expressed optimism that a resolution will be be reached as quickly as possible. It was the Redskins’ first comments on the labor standoff.

By Mike Jones  |  03:35 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 03/15/2011

Redskins players have yet to plan workouts

Players haven’t yet made plans for any group offseason workouts or walk-through sessions, but will if the NFL lockout stands after April 6 hearing.

By Mike Jones  |  12:26 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 03/14/2011

Redskins worry about lockout’s trickle-down effect

Linebackers Lorenzo Alexander and Chris Wilson cringe at the thought of missed games and paychecks during the lockout. Both also worry about small businesses that depend on the team.

By Mike Jones  |  01:19 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 03/14/2011

Coin Toss: Lockout alternatives?

How do you plan to occupy March with free agency on hold?

By Washington Post editors  |  12:24 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 03/09/2011

Kiper doesn’t see Newton, Gabbert falling to Redskins

ESPN draft analyst thinks the Redskins won’t have a shot to land either quarterback.

By Mike Jones  |  03:52 PM ET, 03/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:26 PM ET, 03/08/2011

Redskins must pay former punter injury settlement

The Maryland Court of Appeals ruled that the Redskins must pay former punter Tom Tupa workers’ compensation for a back injury that ended his career in 2005.

By Mike Jones  |  07:26 PM ET, 03/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 03/07/2011

Baylor’s Phil Taylor on Redskins’ radar

The Washington Redskins were among 23 teams that had a scout at a Baylor University Pro Day workout that featured defensive tackle Phil Taylor last Thursday.

By Mike Jones  |  06:21 PM ET, 03/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 03/03/2011

Redskins sign safety O.J. Atogwe, source says

Former Rams safety rejoins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett in Washington.

By Mike Jones  |  05:42 PM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 03/03/2011

Redskins cut Andre Carter

Continuing their purge of prominent names, the Washington Redskins have cut linebacker/defensive end Andre Carter.

By Mike Jones  |  12:42 PM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 03/02/2011

Report: Redskins to meet with Andre Davis

The Redskins on Wednesday reportedly will meet former free agent wide receiver Andre Davis, who last played for the Houston Texans. Mark Berman of Houston's KRIV-TV first reported the news. The former Virginia Tech standout missed all of last season with an injury, and last played for Houston in 2009,...

By Mike Jones  |  09:24 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Redskins cut Andre Carter

Continuing their purge of prominent names, the Washington Redskins have cut linebacker/defensive end Andre Carter, the team announced today. A 10-year veteran, Carter was owed a $4.075 million bonus this offseason. The Redskins' decision not to pick up that option voids the remainder of his deal and makes him an...

By Mike Jones  |  05:18 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Andre Carter

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Redskins cut Derrick Dockery

The Washington Redskins released left guard Derrick Dockery Tuesday, according to the eight-year veteran offensive lineman. Dockery, who was owed $3.82 million for the coming season, said that Coach Mike Shanahan informed him of his release Tuesday. The move came a day after the Redskins released running back Clinton Portis....

By Mike Jones  |  04:17 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Derrick Dockery

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Will Clinton Portis be on an NFL roster next season?

The Post Sports Live team discusses Portis's career and future prospects....

By Washington Post editors  |  01:33 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clinton Portis, Running backs

Posted at 04:17 AM ET, 03/01/2011

Redskins cut Derrick Dockery

The Washington Redskins released left guard Derrick Dockery Tuesday, according to the eight-year veteran offensive lineman.

By  |  04:17 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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