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The Insider: May, 2011

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Coaches Association head responds to Redskins’ coaches

Larry Kennan, director of the NFL Coaches Association, says Redskins coaches were alone in their response to the court brief he filed asking for the lockout to be lifted.

By Mike Jones  |  12:38 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 05/27/2011

Banneker student wins Redskins scholarship

The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation has awarded its annual college scholarship to Yasmine Arrington, who formed a group for children with incarcerated parents.

By Mike Jones  |  11:07 AM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 05/26/2011

Redskins’ coaches say they don’t back players in lockout

In a letter to the NFL, assistant coaches say they were not consulted before the coaches association filed a friend of the court brief asking owners to lift the lockout.

By Mike Jones  |  04:21 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 05/26/2011

Golston doing his part despite uncertain future

Defensive lineman Kedric Golston isn’t under contract for the 2011 season, but he is preparing as if he will remain a Redskin.

By Mike Jones  |  03:36 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 05/26/2011

Redskins wrap up three-day camp

The Washington Redskins wrapped up their three-day informal minicamp Thursday after reviving some chemistry and introducing 10 of their 12 draft picks to offensive and defensive schemes.

By Mike Jones  |  02:09 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 05/26/2011

Gano working on new approach

After a disappointing 2010 season, kicker Graham Gano has changed his footwork and is working to become stronger and more consistent.

By Mike Jones  |  10:23 AM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/26/2011

Washington Post readers consider NFL lockout’s effect on fantasy football

With the NFL lockout showing no signs of ending any time soon, the 2011 fantasy-football season appears in jeopardy more and more each day.

By Washington Post editors  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Royster tastes reality after dream draft day

Evan Royster still calls being drafted by the hometown Redskins “a real blessing,” and is working to succeed in the NFL.

By Mike Jones  |  02:58 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Day 2 of Redskins workouts draws a crowd again

The team gathered for a second day of workouts and had 41 players in attendance once again, with some subtractions and additions.

By Mike Jones  |  01:36 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 05/25/2011

Armstrong’s coaching extends to football field

After spending the spring coaching youth soccer, Redskins receiver Anthony Armstrong now finds himself teaching rookie teammates during group workouts.

By Mike Jones  |  10:35 AM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 05/24/2011

41 Redskins players gather for workouts

As the longest work stoppage in NFL history reached its 70th day, 41 Washington Redskins players gathered for another session of informal workouts.

By Mike Jones  |  02:17 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 05/23/2011

Kerrigan ‘excited’ to work with Redskins teammates this week

After spending the last 3-1/2 weeks training at Purdue, Redskins first-round draft pick Ryan Kerrigan will at last get to practice with his new teammates.

By Mike Jones  |  03:37 PM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 05/21/2011

Fantasy football lockout

Let us know if the work stoppage is affecting your plans for the fantasy football season.

By Gene Wang  |  03:05 PM ET, 05/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 05/20/2011

Mark Rypien weighs in on Redskins’ QB situation

Former Super Bowl MVP quarterback Mark Rypien says Donovan McNabb wasn’t Washington’s problem this past season.

By Mike Jones  |  02:36 PM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 05/20/2011

Bruce Allen: Redskins ‘will be able to be as aggressive as any team’ in free agency

Whenever a new CBA is reached, the Redskins have the salary cap space to dive into the market.

By Mike Jones  |  01:56 PM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 05/19/2011

Appeals court keeps Sean Taylor hearing closed

An appeals court, without written explanation, refuses to let th public and the media attend Friday’s session.

By Amy Shipley  |  12:50 PM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 05/18/2011

QB controversy starts while Redskins wait

Unsigned second-stringer Rex Grossman says he thinks he’s the starter going into 2011. John Beck, last year’s third-string QB has said the same.

By Washington Post editors  |  02:42 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 05/18/2011

McNabb: No problem with Beck’s comments

He says he has no problem with third-stringer saying he sees himself as this year’s starter.

By Mike Jones  |  12:57 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 05/17/2011

Redskins players planning more group workouts

With the NFL lockout still in place, players are organizing another round of workouts next week.

By Mike Jones  |  10:35 AM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 05/13/2011

Dexter Manley, Gary Clark and LaVar Arrington give back at football forum

Former Washington Redskins stars Dexter Manley, Gary Clark and LaVar Arrington shared life and football lessons with high school football players at the 4th & Life Football Forum Friday.

By Mike Jones, Former Washington Redskins stars Dexter Manley, Gary Clark and LaVar Arrington told about 100 high school football players Friday not to let obstacles or disadvantages keep them from achieving their goals.  |  05:36 PM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 05/13/2011

LaVar Arrington returns to Redskins Park

LaVar Arrington returns to Ashburn for the first time since parting with the franchise on sour terms in 2006 and has a ‘surreal moment.’

By Mike Jones  |  04:57 PM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 05/13/2011

Manley: Skins should not have signed McNabb

Former Redskin Dexter Manley said Friday that the team should not have brought Donovan McNabb aboard last year in a trade with Philadelphia.

By Mike Jones  |  02:30 PM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 05/13/2011

Clark, Manley recall strike, stress team unity in lockout

Former Redskins players Gary Clark and Dexter Manley, who were in the NFL during the last work stoppage in 1987, sympathize with current players and stress the need for unity as the labor dispute drags on.

By Mike Jones  |  01:55 PM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Roster analysis: Special teams

Consistency, more than anything else, is needed on special teams, where the Redskins have some players with potential.

By Mike Jones  |  03:37 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 05/12/2011

Roster analysis: Quarterbacks

John Beck appears to be the guy, but do he, Rex Grossman and a rookie free agent third-stringer spell improvement at QB for the Redskins?

By Mike Jones  |  11:57 AM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 05/12/2011

Kerrigan hoping ‘Grunts’ help him connect with fans

Eager to immerse himself in all things Redskins, rookie linebacker Ryan Kerrigan is using a new social media tool to give fans a look into his world.

By Mike Jones  |  09:46 AM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 05/11/2011

Roster analysis: Running backs

Coach Mike Shanahan is confident he can win with youth at running back.

By Mike Jones  |  03:21 PM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 05/11/2011

Roster analysis: Receivers and tight ends

Draft picks provide some intriguing possibilities but team must re-sign Santana Moss.

By Mike Jones  |  12:13 PM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Roster analysis: Offensive line

The Redskins’ biggest need is at right tackle. Jammal Brown and Stephon Heyer are both free agents.

By Mike Jones  |  03:02 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Roster analysis: Defensive line

The Redskins drafted a defensive end and nose tackle but still may address those positions in free agency.

By Mike Jones  |  12:00 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 05/10/2011

Haynesworth pleads not guilty to misdemeanor sexual abuse charge

He is arraigned on a charge of misdemeanor sexual abuse for an alleged incident with a D.C. waitress. Trial is set for July.

By Washington Post editors and Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth pleaded not guilty to a charge of misdemeanor sexual abuse Tuesday morning. Details are on The Crime Scene blog.  |  10:23 AM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 05/09/2011

Roster analysis: Linebackers

Now apparently set at outside linebacker, the Redskins could have a hole at inside linebacker. But a thin free agent class at that position could prompt them to promote from within.

By Mike Jones  |  12:18 PM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 05/09/2011

Roster analysis: Defensive backs

The Washington Redskins have money to spend in free agency (whenever free agency begins) and are champing at the bit, according to people inside the organization.

By Mike Jones  |  10:57 AM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 05/06/2011

Robinson eager to help Redskins

When quizzed on his knowledge of the Washington Redskins, Aldrick Robinson admits that he doesn’t know much about the team. But he does believe he can help upgrade their receiving corps.

By Mike Jones  |  11:28 AM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 05/05/2011

Report: McNabb training in Arizona while awaiting fate

Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb is one of about 20 players working out with Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald.

By Mike Jones  |  02:12 PM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Gomes bringing his juggling act to Washington

Back in middle school, DeJon Gomes’s P.E. teacher required students to learn how to juggle. Gomes picked it up with ease, and the eventual Nebraska Cornhuskers star hasn’t stopped.

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

Posted at 09:30 PM ET, 05/04/2011

For Neild, ‘better late than never’

West Virginia nose tackle Chris Neild comes to Redskins with the next-to-last pick of the NFL draft.

By Mike Jones  |  09:30 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 05/04/2011

WR Niles Paul adds size, versatility

With size, speed and a physical style of play, Niles Paul is expected to contribute on both special teams and offense.

By Mike Jones  |  12:16 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 05/03/2011

Post Sports Live: Redskins draft recap; Caps-Lightning Game 3; Can the Nats stay hot?

The Post Sports Live crew discusses the Redskins draft strategy and how good the players they picked up might be, the problems with the Capitals power play, and whether the Nats can stay around .500 without Ryan Zimmerman.

By Washington Post editors  |  01:59 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 05/03/2011

Coin Toss: Redskins’ starting RB?

Will Evan Royster and Roy Helu challenge Ryan Torain for the starting running back position this season?

By Washington Post editors  |  01:09 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:39 PM ET, 05/01/2011

Shanahan high on John Beck

After passing on a quarterback in this year’s draft, Mike Shanahan says he has “a game plan” at quarterback.

By Mike Jones  |  11:39 PM ET, 05/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:22 PM ET, 04/30/2011

Redskins take Westfield’s Evan Royster in sixth round

Further bolstering their collection of running backs, the Washington Redskins selected Penn State’s Evan Royster with the 177th pick of the draft, making a family’s dream a reality.

By Mike Jones  |  10:22 PM ET, 04/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 04/30/2011

Redskins trade up in fourth round to take RB Roy Helu

The Redskins continue to wheel and deal their way through the NFL draft, this time moving up to acquire Nebraska running back Roy Helu.

By Mike Jones  |  04:27 PM ET, 04/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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