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The Insider: April, 2011

Posted at 07:27 PM ET, 04/29/2011

Jarvis Jenkins selected with 41st pick overall

The Redskins draft 6-foot-3, 309- pound Clemson defensive lineman Jarvis Jenkins with their first pick of the second round (41st overall).

By Mike Jones  |  07:27 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 04/29/2011

With Redskins, Kerrigan lands in ‘perfect’ situation

During the pre-draft evaluation and interview process, Ryan Kerrigan came to the belief that he would fit well with only one team: The Washington Redskins.

By Mike Jones  |  02:39 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 04/29/2011

NFL draft Day 2: Redskins looking for quarterback and nose tackle, among others

Quarterback, nose tackle are the top priorities for the Redskins, though they may want to take a shot at a running back or wide receiver.

By Mike Jones  |  09:47 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Redskins begin returning to team facilities

Players can work out under interim rules, but the NFL is not yet allowing free agent signings or player trades.

By Mike Jones  |  08:24 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Ryan Kerrigan: ‘I’m really glad they chose me’

Defensive end, whom Washington chose with the No. 16 pick to pair opposite Brian Orakpo at linebacker, believes he’s a good fit.

By Rick Maese  |  08:14 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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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Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 04/28/2011

Julio Jones on West Coast offense: ‘I fit in everything’

Alabama wide receiver isn’t concerned with adjusting to a new offense.

By Rick Maese  |  03:51 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 04/28/2011

NFL prospects already pros at keeping secrets

Most NFL prospects won’t reveal which teams they’ve spoken with.

By Rick Maese  |  03:33 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 04/28/2011

NFL: Teams can begin welcoming players back Friday

The NFL released a statement Thursday afternoon declaring that, beginng 8 a.m. Friday, teams will be free to contact players, facilities will be open for players to resume training, receiving treatment and have contact with coaches.

By Mike Jones  |  01:03 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 04/28/2011

Dallas Morning News writer predicts Redskins will take Florida State QB Christian Ponder in NFL draft

Dallas Morning News writer Rick Gosselin says Redskins will select the Florida State quarterback with their first-round pick.

By Rick Maese  |  11:39 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 04/28/2011

Even after judge’s ruling, Redskins Park remains closed to players

Washington Redskins players’ attempts to train at Redskins Park were rendered fruitless for a second time this week.

By Mike Jones and Steve Yanda  |  09:31 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 04/28/2011

Mike Mayock mock draft: Redskins taking cornerback

NFL draft guru Mike Mayock has Washington using the 10th overall pick on Nebraska’s Prince Amukamara.

By Mike Jones  |  08:55 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 04/27/2011

Redskins’ draft prospects: Robert Quinn

The strong edge rusher from North Carolina looks like Washington’s most likely selection.

By Mike Jones  |  05:12 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 04/27/2011

Redskins draft prospects: J.J. Watt

The 290-pound walk-on from Wisconsin is well suited to play defensive end in a 3-4 defense.

By Mike Jones  |  03:43 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 04/27/2011

Shanahan: Redskins could move down in draft

Team also has identified three or four players it would choose with 10th overall pick

By Mike Jones  |  03:06 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 04/27/2011

Von Miller wants to play for the hometown Cowboys

Born and raised in Texas, the top-5 prospect says he would not mind dropping to No. 9. That’s unlikely to happen.

By Rick Maese  |  02:40 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 04/27/2011

Redskins’ draft prospects: Julio Jones

The Alabama receiver has incredible physical skills, but will the Redskins use a first-round pick on a wideout?

By Mike Jones  |  11:40 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 04/27/2011

Redskins’ draft prospects: Tyron Smith

The USC lineman could fill an important need on the right side of the Redskins’ line--if he’s still available at No. 10.

By Mike Jones  |  11:13 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 04/26/2011

Redskins’ draft prospects: Da’Quan Bowers

If not for a knee injury, the power rushing end from Clemson might have been one of the top picks in the draft. He might be hard to pass up at No. 10.

By Mike Jones  |  06:31 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 04/26/2011

Redskins’ draft prospects: Cameron Jordan

After trying to fit round pegs into square holes, the Redskins need an edge-rushing LB who fits their scheme.

By Rick Maese  |  03:51 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 04/26/2011

Post Sports Live: NFL lockout lifted; Caps advance to conference semifinals; NFL draft preview

The Post Sports Live crew discusses the ramifications of U.S. District Judge Susan Nelson’s injunction, how the Caps of 2011 differ from the Caps of 2010, and what holes the Redskins should be filling in this weekend’s NFL Draft.

By Washington Post editors  |  01:56 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 04/26/2011

Redskins’ prospects: cornerback Prince Amukamara

The Nebraska CB probably could start right away, but the Redskins have more pressing needs.

By Rick Maese  |  12:22 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 04/26/2011

NFL Lockout lifted: Coverage from Day 1

An updating list of stories and tweets as the media, players and the NFL react to yesterday’s injunction lifting the NFL’s lockout of its players.

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:02 AM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 04/26/2011

Redskins’ draft prospects: Aldon Smith

Missouri defensive end/linebacker could be a strong edge rusher opposite Brian Orakpo.

By Rick Maese  |  10:36 AM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 04/26/2011

Despite lifting of NFL lockout, players not allowed to work out at Redskins Park

Redskins linebacker Lorenzo Alexander and wide receiver Anthony Armstrong try to work out at the team’s facility, but are told by General Manager Bruce Allen that they cannot.

By Mike Jones  |  09:42 AM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Redskins’ draft prospects: Jake Locker

Huskies QB may not be worth No. 10 overall pick but might not be around at 41. His accuracy has been questioned.

By Rick Maese  |  12:11 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Redskins’ late-round picks carry little value

The Redskins have eight picks in the NFL draft, but because they lack selections in the third and fourth rounds, they basically have only two picks of real quality.

By Mike Jones  |  12:00 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 04/25/2011

Redskins’ draft prospects: Ryan Mallett

Razorback has the physical tools, but may not be the kind of player coach Mike Shanahan wants.

By byRick Maese and Rick Maese  |  10:03 AM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 04/22/2011

NFL draft 2011: Redskins linebackers unfazed by draft talk

It’s no secret that the Redskins would like to find a pass rusher in this year’s draft. But what do the team’s OLBs think of that?

By Mike Jones  |  05:20 PM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 04/22/2011

Shanahan talks draft, Toronto trip

Mike Shanahan took part in a conference call with Canadian reporters as part of an early preview for the Redskins’ game in Toronto agains the Buffalo Bills this season.

By Mike Jones  |  05:06 PM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:23 AM ET, 04/22/2011

Beck wants to be ‘the guy’

Backup last year wants to be the starter in 2011.

By Mike Jones  |  07:23 AM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 04/21/2011

2011 NFL draft: Doug Williams to announce Redskins’ second-round pick

Super Bowl XXII MVP Doug Williams will be at the podium to announce the Washington Redskins’ second-round draft pick next Friday at Radio City Music Hall.

By Mike Jones  |  04:23 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 04/21/2011

How mock drafts help NFL teams

NFL mock drafts can be entertaining, interesting and conflicting, but Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen says they also help in teams’ draft preparations.

By Mike Jones  |  03:27 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Kemoeatu expects improvement in 2011

With his surgically-repaired shoulder and Achilles’ tendon feeling “great,” Ma’ake Kemoeatu believes he will play much better this season.

By Mike Jones  |  01:06 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 AM ET, 04/21/2011

Mayock, Gruden believe Locker is a good fit for Redskins

Quarterback Jake Locker has been criticized for a lack of accuracy, but draft analysts Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden believe Locker can succeed in the NFL, particularly with the Redskins.

By Mike Jones  |  12:41 AM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 04/20/2011

Man charged in Banks assault released from electronic monitoring

Judge orders Jason Shorter to stay away from the nightclub, Banks and Banks’ friend, Christopher Nixon.

By Washington Post editors  |  05:21 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 04/20/2011

Redskins minicamp: ‘It’s that important’

For a second straight day, locked-out Redskins players gathered for voluntary workouts.

By Mike Jones  |  03:01 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 04/20/2011

Redskins’ 2011 schedule is NFL’s 4th-easiest

After going 6-10 while playing the eighth-most difficult schedule last season, Washington will play the fourth-easiest slate of games this year.

By Mike Jones  |  01:15 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 04/19/2011

Redskins 2011 schedule features home opener vs. Giants

The Redskins will begin their season on Sept. 11 with a home opener against the New York Giants.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 PM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 04/19/2011

Redskins hold players-only workout

Members of the Washington Redskins were encouraged by the turnout and production they had at their players-only voluntary workout Tuesday afternoon.

By Mike Jones  |  03:15 PM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 04/19/2011

Post Sports Live: Rangers-Caps, McNabb’s future and the 2011 NFL schedule

The Post Sports Live Crew discusses whether Donovan McNabb will wind up on the Vikings and whether the Redskins will keep the No. 10 pick in the draft.

By Washington Post editors  |  02:20 PM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 04/19/2011

Redskins’ 2011 schedule to be released today

On Tuesday evening, the NFL will release the schedule for the 2011 season despite the uncertainty of the labor dispute between the league’s owners and players.

By Mike Jones  |  09:01 AM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 04/18/2011

McNabb to Vikings buzz continues

Although no deal could be made until there is a new collective bargaining agreement, sources say the Minnesota Vikings are among the teams interested in Donovan McNabb.

By Mike Jones  |  02:54 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 04/18/2011

NFL draft: Trading down makes more sense than trading up for Redskins

Mike Shanahan has to be sitting back and smiling to himself, because every day, there is a different report about the Washington Redskins are supposedly trying to do in the NFL draft.

By Mike Jones  |  10:33 AM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 04/17/2011

Bruce Allen: NFL lockout hasn’t impacted Redskins’ draft plans

Washington Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen says that although the team hasn’t been able to meet needs through free agency, draft plans and preparation have remained the same.

By Mike Jones  |  12:03 PM ET, 04/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 04/15/2011

USC’s Tyron Smith could fill need at RT

Right tackle is a question area for the Washington Redskins with Jammal Brown and Stephon Heyer both due to become free agents. If he’s available at No. 10, USC’s Tyron Smith could be a valuable pick.

By Mike Jones  |  12:40 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 04/14/2011

McShay: At OLB, big drop-off after UNC’s Robert Quinn

If the Redskins trade down from No. 10 to get more draft picks, would they still be able to find a top-flight outside linebacker for their 3-4 defense?

By Mike Jones  |  03:35 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Coin Toss: Should richer players pass up lockout fund?

Practice squad players such as the Redskins Selvish Capers aren’t eligible for the Players Association fund. Should higher-paid players help him out?

By Washington Post editors  |  12:46 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 04/13/2011

Draft analysts: Redskins shouldn’t wait until 2012 to draft a QB

Former NFL executives Charley Casserly and Michael Lombardi both believe it unwise for Washington to ignore its quarterback need this year.

By Mike Jones  |  03:20 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 04/13/2011

Chris Cooley to play featured role at Zep Fest 2011

Washington Redskins tight end/potter Chris Cooley will serve as tour manager for the classic rock and blues festival, Zep Fest 2011.

By Mike Jones  |  11:57 AM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Redskins’ preseason schedule announced

The Washington Redskins will face the Steelers, Colts, Ravens and Buccaneers this preseason . . . if there is a preseason.

By Mike Jones  |  06:53 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Lorenzo Alexander acclimates to the East Coast.

Check out his thoughts on East vs. West coast living.

By Washington Post editors  |  03:58 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 04/12/2011

Redskins host three for pre-draft visits

The Washington Redskins are scheduled to meet with Purdue DE Ryan Kerrigan, Alabama RB Mark Ingram and North Carolina LB Quan Sturdivant Tuesday.

By Mike Jones  |  11:59 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 04/11/2011

NFL draft: Watt to cash in on transfer, position change

If Redskins want to upgrade at defensive end, Wisconsin’s J.J. Watt could be an option.

By Mike Jones  |  01:27 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 04/08/2011

NFL draft: UNC’s Robert Quinn may be within Redskins’ reach

The Redskins would obviously love for linebacker Von Miller to fall to No. 10 in the draft, but that appears unlikely. The next best option: UNC’s Robert Quinn.

By Mike Jones  |  11:12 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Coin Toss: Non-essential personnel

If the government shuts down Friday at midnight, which Redskins will be declared non-essential personnel?

By Washington Post editors  |  12:05 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 04/06/2011

More on Redskins’ season ticket policy

Senior vice president Tony Wyllie further explains the Redskins’ policy that season tickets must be purchased by May 1 despite the lockout.

By Mike Jones  |  01:15 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 04/06/2011

Redskins watch as NFL labor dispute heads to court

Redskins players are waiting to see what comes of today’s hearing before making final plans for a group workout.

By Mike Jones  |  10:30 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Hit and Run at Donovan McNabb’s home

Driver flattens the fence at the quarterback’s Great Falls home early Saturday before taking off. The McNabb family was not home.

By Washington Post editors  |  05:21 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Fletcher, Alexander foundations receive grants from NFL Charities

Washington Redskins linebackers London Fletcher and Lorenzo Alexander are among the 87 current and former NFL players whose charitable organizations received grants from the league’s charitable foundation.

By Mike Jones  |  01:57 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 04/05/2011

Sam Huff to Drew Brees: Pipe down and learn some history

Hall of Fame linebacker and Redskins broadcaster scolds Saints quarterback in unsolicited commentary submitted to The Post.

By Washington Post editors  |  08:12 AM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Coin Toss: Donovan McNabb deal revisited

How would the past year have been different if the Redskins hadn’t traded for Donovan McNabb?

By Washington Post editors  |  12:14 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 04/04/2011

Lorenzo Alexander hosting charity bike ride

Redskins linebacker Lorenzo Alexander and teammates are gearing up for Alexander’s second annual Ride to Provide.

By Mike Jones  |  09:26 AM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 04/01/2011

Sean Taylor would have been 28 today

The hard-hitting safety was killed in November 2007 during an attempted burglary at his home.

By Mike Jones  |  02:30 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 04/01/2011

More names added to Redskins’ pre-draft visits list

Nebraska cornerback Prince Amukamara, Florida center/guard Mike Pouncey, Alabama defensive tackle Marcell Dareus and Arizona defensive end Brooks Reed are the latest prospects scheduled to meet with the team. Virginia Tech’s Ryan Williams says he also has scheduled a workout.

By Mike Jones  |  10:54 AM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 03/31/2011

Redskins to host draft party

Despite the NFL labor dispute, the Redskins will hold their annual draft day party at FedEx Field April 30.

By Mike Jones  |  12:27 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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