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The Insider: July, 2011

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 07/31/2011

Jabar Gaffney trying to settle in with Redskins

So far, Jabar Gaffney’s time in Washington has been a whirlwind as he works to becoming more comfortable with his new team

By Paul Tenorio  |  02:00 PM ET, 07/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/31/2011

Santana Moss returns to Redskins training camp with confidence

Wide receiver Santana Moss said that he believes the Washington Redskins are on the verge of finally turning the corner and transforming into a winning organization.

By Mike Jones  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 07/30/2011

Jarvis Jenkins got head start on Redskins’ defense

Jarvis Jenkins was unable to attend the Redskins player-led workouts this summer, but the defensive end quickly became familiar with his new defense.

By Paul Tenorio  |  04:00 PM ET, 07/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 07/30/2011

Free agent additions watch, wait

The team’s free agents are signed and wearing Redskins’ threads, but they are not allowed to practice with their teammates.

By Mike Jones  |  03:35 PM ET, 07/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 07/30/2011

Redskins add UVA’s Verica

The Redskins have a new quarterback in camp after reportedly signing undrafted rookie Marc Verica out of the University of Virginia.

By Mike Jones  |  03:01 PM ET, 07/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 07/30/2011

Montgomery back at natural position

With the release of veteran center Casey Rabach, Will Montgomery is back in his natural position.

By Shemar Woods  |  02:58 PM ET, 07/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 07/30/2011

Did the Redskins chase Nnamdi Asomugha?

Many wonder if the Redskins were ever in the hunt for the biggest free agent on the market.

By Rick Maese  |  02:19 PM ET, 07/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 07/30/2011

Redskins cut OL Mike Williams

The Washington Redskins have officially terminated the contract of offensive lineman Mike Williams, the team announced today.

By Mike Jones  |  01:35 PM ET, 07/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 07/30/2011

Lockout didn’t help LaRon Landry’s injury

LaRon Landry injured his Achilles in midseason. He went on injured reserves last in the season. Nearly eight months have passed and coaches are still weary about letting him go full-speed.

By Rick Maese  |  12:56 PM ET, 07/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 07/30/2011

Albert Haynesworth ‘not quite ready’ to practice

You thought you had heard the last of Albert Haynesworth and conditioning tests, right?

By Mike Jones  |  12:48 PM ET, 07/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 07/30/2011

Ryan Kerrigan: Status is day to day

Rookie linebacker Ryan Kerrigan said he felt better waking up Saturday morning, but he wasn’t certain when he’d be ready to return to practicing with his teammates

By Rick Maese  |  12:10 PM ET, 07/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 07/30/2011

Mike Sellers fighting for spot at tight end

Mike Shanahan has cut ties with several long-time veterans, and for 12-year fullback Mike Sellers, a new position may determine his future.

By Mike Jones  |  11:58 AM ET, 07/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 07/30/2011

Mike Shanahan: Adding Barry Cofield, Stephen Bowen is ‘how you build your football team’

Mike Shanahan believes that with the acquisitions of Barry Cofield and Stephen Bowen the Washington Redskins have landed two dominant, versatile additions to their defensive line.

By Mike Jones  |  10:00 AM ET, 07/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 07/30/2011

Ryan Kerrigan on side during Day 2 of camp

The Redskins’ first-round pick is working on the side after hyperextending right knee during first day of camp.

By Mike Jones  |  09:17 AM ET, 07/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 07/30/2011

DeMaurice Smith expected to visit Redskins for vote to re-form union

Players will vote to recertify the NFL players’ union on Saturday morning, and union chief DeMaurice Smith is expected to visit the proceedings.

By Rick Maese  |  09:00 AM ET, 07/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 07/30/2011

Redskins training camp: Odds and ends from Day 1

A few — OK, more than a few — leftover observations from the first full day of training camp:

By Mike Jones  |  08:20 AM ET, 07/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/30/2011

Ben Chappell ‘excited’ to be second on QB depth chart, if only temporarily

The team’s thin quarterback depth chart to open training camp means undrafted rookie Ben Chappell is the backup, if only temporarily.

By Paul Tenorio  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 08:36 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Mike Shanahan addresses Donovan McNabb, Albert Haynesworth trades

Mike Shanahan this week eliminated two very big distractions by trading away both quarterback Donovan McNabb and defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth just before the start of training camp.

By Mike Jones  |  08:36 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:07 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Mike Shanahan says he wanted to give released veterans an opportunity in free agency

The Redskins coach says he released veterans Casey Rabach, Phillip Daniels and Maake Kemoeatu early in order to help them catch on with another team.

By Paul Tenorio  |  08:07 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Redskins re-sign Byron Westbrook

Special teams standout will not be able to join the team until Tuesday because of rules regarding free agency.

By Paul Tenorio  |  07:19 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:11 PM ET, 07/29/2011

LaRon Landry on Physically Unable to Perform list

Status protects LaRon Landry’s roster spot while he recovers from strained Achilles’ tendon.

By Mike Jones  |  07:11 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Ryan Kerrigan misses afternoon walk-through

First-round pick Ryan Kerrigan is only player under contract to miss afternoon walk-through.

By Rick Maese  |  05:38 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Fred Davis switches jersey number, eyes breakout

Fourth-year tight end Fred Davis no longer will be wearing No. 86.

By Mike Jones  |  04:08 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Two more undrafted free agents added

The Redskins added offensive lineman Corey O’Daniel and cornerback Tyrone Grant to the roster.

By Mike Jones  |  03:42 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Redskins ‘happy’ to see Haynesworth go

Redskins players on Friday expressed content that Mike Shanahan had sent No. 92 packing – trading him to New England the day before.

By Mike Jones  |  03:13 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Malcolm Kelly hopes to put last training camp in the distance

Finally healthy, wide receiver Malcolm Kelly hopes to revive injury-plagued career

By Rick Maese  |  02:52 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Kyle Shanahan looking forward to Redskins QB battle

The Redskins’ offensive coordinator said he is glad to close the chapter on one quarterback and turn his attention to two others.

By Mike Jones  |  01:27 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Redskins’ John Beck: ‘I want all those reps’

John Beck gets plenty of opportunities on first day of training camp, with only one other quarterback in uniform.

By Rick Maese  |  12:35 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 07/29/2011

LaRon Landry watches first practice as Redskins evaluate Achilles’ tendon

The starting strong safety was held out of team drills during the Redskins’ first practice of training camp, and the Achilles’ tendon that hampered him last season still is healing.

By Paul Tenorio  |  12:32 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 07/29/2011

O.J. Atogwe switches to No. 20 out of respect for Sean Taylor

Safety abandons his customary No. 21 out of respect for the late Sean Taylor.

By Shemar Woods  |  12:14 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 07/29/2011

Redskins add Kyle O’Donnell, Dante Barnes to roster

O’Donnell is a linebacker from Liberty, and Barnes is a defensive back from Norfolk State. Both are undrafted free agents.

By Rick Maese  |  10:06 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 07/29/2011

Redskins sign all 12 draft picks, Macho Harris among six players released

The Redskins have signed all 12 draft picks, and released six players, including Macho Harris.

By Mike Jones  |  08:55 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:29 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Ryan Kerrigan, Redskins’ top draft pick, agrees to contract

First-round draft selection Ryan Kerrigan, a defensive end-turned-linebacker from Purdue, is expected to be on the field when Redskins training camp opens.

By Mike Jones  |  10:29 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 10:12 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Jarvis Jenkins, Redskins’ second-round pick, agrees to deal

Defensive end Jarvis Jenkins, the team’s second-round selection out of Clemson, comes to terms, leaving only two Redskins draft picks unsigned.

By Rick Maese  |  10:12 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Stephen Bowen: Redskins ‘separated themselves with salary’

The newly signed defensive end and former Cowboy says Washington made it “very hard to say no.” He signed a five-year deal for $27.5 million.

By Rick Maese  |  06:56 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Redskins sign free agent guard Chris Chester

Washington has made its first free agent addition to the offensive line, signing guard Chris Chester away from the Ravens.

By Mike Jones  |  04:17 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Why Albert Haynesworth makes sense for the New England Patriots

The fact that Coach Bill Belichick was willing to take the hard-headed defensive lineman off of Washington’s hands shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.

By Mike Jones  |  03:34 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Redskins have plenty of cap space after trading Albert Haynesworth, cutting veterans

By trading Albert Haynesworth and cutting several veterans, Washington freed up another $12.15 million in cap room Thursday.

By Mike Jones  |  02:11 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Redskins agree to terms with defensive end Stephen Bowen

Formerly with the Cowboys, Bowen could be a bookend to Barry Cofield on the defensive line.

By Rick Maese  |  01:28 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Still without a team, Phillip Buchanon switches agents

The cornerback played last season for the Redskins, but is still looking to find a home for 2011.

By Mike Jones  |  01:16 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Redskins agree to terms with draft picks Chris Neild, Roy Helu

The rookie defensive tackle and seventh-round draft pick agrees to a four-year, $2.1 million deal with Washington.

By Mike Jones  |  12:15 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 07/28/2011

Redskins agree to terms Niles Paul, Aldrick Robinson; reportedly cut Roydell Williams

Washington has agreed to terms with rookie wide receivers Niles Paul and Aldrick Robinson and also have reportedly cut seldom-used veteran wideout Roydell Williams.

By Mike Jones  |  11:04 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 07/28/2011

Redskins cut linemen Phillip Daniels, Ma’ake Kemoeatu

Washington cuts ties with a pair of veteran defensive lineman, releasing Phillip Daniels and Ma’ake Kemoeatu on Thursday morning.

By Mike Jones  |  10:36 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 07/28/2011

Agent: Brandon Stokley not coming to Washington

Given Redskins’ bevy of receivers, NFL veteran Brandon Stokley won’t be heading to camp after all.

By Rick Maese  |  09:30 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 07/28/2011

Albert Haynesworth traded to Patriots for fifth-round pick

The Redskins end tumultuous relationship with defensive lineman, receive fifth-round draft pick.

By Mike Jones  |  09:30 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 07/28/2011

Redskins sign sixth-round pick Evan Royster

Sixth-round pick Evan Royster, a Westfield grad, gets four-year deal; Kerrigan close to agreement.

By Mike Jones  |  09:07 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 07/28/2011

Washington Redskins to release center Casey Rabach

Longtime center says he was told that team wants to go younger at the position.

By Mike Jones  |  08:36 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:37 AM ET, 07/28/2011

Leonard Hankerson is first of Redskins’ draft picks to agree to contract terms

Wide receiver Leonard Hankerson, a third-round selection out of the University of Miami, is the first of the Redskins’ draft picks to reach a deal.

By Rick Maese  |  12:37 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 09:01 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Redskins, Vikings finalize Donovan McNabb trade

Washington and Minnesota have officially finalized the agreement that will send quarterback Donovan McNabb to the Vikings.

By Mike Jones  |  09:01 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 07/27/2011

CB Josh Wilson agrees to terms with Redskins

The Redskins fill a pressing need on defense by reaching a deal with the former Ravens cornerback, who also played college at Maryland and in high school at DeMatha.

By Mike Jones  |  06:53 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Redskins sign veteran WR Brandon Stokley

Washington adds yet another wide receiver to the mix, agreeing to terms with 13th-year veteran Brandon Stokley.

By Mike Jones  |  04:43 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Jabar Gaffney: Trade to Redskins ‘shocked me’

The 30-year-old wideout says he “didn't have any clue” Denver was going to send him to Washington.

By Rick Maese  |  03:57 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Redskins trade Jeremy Jarmon to Denver for Jabar Gaffney

Washington sends defensive end Jeremy Jarmon to the Broncos in exchange for wide receiver Jabar Gaffney.

By Mike Jones  |  02:43 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Redskins’ Trent Williams: Rookie season ‘wasn't up to my standard’

The Redskins’ second-year left tackle says he can do better than his rookie season performance.

By Rick Maese  |  02:26 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Donte Stallworth sees plenty of familiar faces on Redskins roster

The newly signed wide receiver was drafted by Jim Haslett in 2002 and is friends with Santana Moss.

By Rick Maese  |  12:14 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Redskins, quarterback Kellen Clemens agree to one-year deal

Washington and the former Jets quarterback agree on a one-year deal.

By Rick Maese  |  11:54 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Donte Stallworth: ‘I just want to show what I can do’ with Redskins

Newly signed wide receiver Donte Stallworth says he's coming to Washington to fight for playing time.

By Rick Maese  |  10:37 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Redskins agree to terms with Donte Stallworth

Pro Football Talk is reporting that the Redskins have agreed to terms with free agent wide receiver Donte Stallworth.

By Mike Jones  |  10:05 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Donovan McNabb trade to Vikings expected to be completed today

Deal to ship Redskins QB to Minnesota for draft picks is expected to be finalized today.

By Mike Jones  |  09:49 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Redskins’ to-do list includes signing Kerrigan

On the eve of training camp, Redskins are expected to work on rookies’ contracts.

By Mike Jones  |  09:21 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Albert Haynesworth watch is underway

He makes too much money to ride the bench, and the Redskins know it. Opponents, too.

By Rick Maese  |  08:15 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:07 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Barry Cofield and Redskins reportedly agree to terms

The Redskins have agreed to terms with free agent defensive lineman Barry Cofield, who had a career year with the Giants a year ago.

By Mike Jones  |  01:07 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 12:15 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Report: Vikings strike a deal for McNabb

The Redskins have reportedly agreed to the framework of a trade that would send QB Donovan McNabb to the Minnesota Vikings for a sixth-round pick in 2012, and possibly another sixth-rounder in 2013.

By Mike Jones and Rick Maese  |  12:15 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 10:48 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Report: Redskins interested in Matt Leinart

The former USC star reportedly is weighing offers from Washington and Seattle.

By Mike Jones  |  10:48 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Redskins tell punter Josh Bidwell he’ll be released

The Washington Redskins tell punter Josh Bidwell not to bother showing up for training camp.

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Posted at 07:31 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Kevin Gidrey is signed by Redskins as undrafted free agent

By Rick Maese  |  07:31 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Santana Moss re-signs for three years, $15 million, according to report

Wide receiver Santana Moss gets three-year deal worth $15 million, according to an ESPN report.

By Mike Jones  |  06:34 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 07/26/2011

ESPN: Redskins, Vikings in talks about Donovan McNabb trade

Adam Schefter reports that the Redskins have had trade talks with the Minnesota Vikings regarding Donovan McNabb.

By Rick Maese  |  04:44 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Redskins talking to free agents, but no movement yet

Most of the action in the NFL has taken place behind the scenes, and there has been no flurry of trade announcements or free agency news.

By Rick Maese  |  04:18 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Wide receiver talk motivates Armstrong

Anthony Armstrong said he takes it personally that the team is rumored to be seeking help at the wide receiver position.

By Mike Jones  |  03:12 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Redskins’ Brian Orakpo tired of Albert Haynesworth drama

Third-year linebacker Brian Orakpo said he hopes the Redskins either quickly part ways with Albert Haynesworth, or find a way for him to be a key contributor to the team.

By Mike Jones  |  02:35 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Post Sports Live: The Redskins open the door

Tracee Hamilton, Tarik El-Bashir and Jonathan Forsythe discuss the Redskins laundry list of post-lockout priorities.

By Washington Post editors  |  01:54 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Redskins release training camp schedule

The first of 11 open sessions will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, and Fan Appreciation Day takes place the following Saturday.

By Mike Jones  |  12:09 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 07/26/2011

Vonnie Holliday on Albert Haynesworth: ‘I think Big Al is going to be there’

Vonnie Holliday expects Albert Haynesworth to report to Redskins Park, barring a trade

By Rick Maese  |  11:53 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 07/26/2011

Players begin reporting at Redskins Park

Redskins Park is open for business, and players started arriving this morning for voluntary workouts, physicals and meetings.

By Mike Jones  |  10:57 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 07/26/2011

Report: Former Indiana QB Ben Chappell to join Redskins

The 6-foot-3, 240-pound undrafted rookie was a two-year starter for the Hoosiers.

By Rick Maese  |  08:51 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:25 AM ET, 07/26/2011

Can Redskins compete with Jets for Holmes?

One of the top receivers on the free agent market, Santonio Holmes has been linked to Washington. But his best bet may be returning to the Jets.

By Mike Jones  |  07:25 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:20 AM ET, 07/26/2011

UNC’s Draughn joining Redskins

Undrafted rookie running back Shaun Draughn tweets of deal with Washington.

By Rick Maese  |  12:20 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Redskins chat wrap: Free-agency needs, end of the lockout and more

With the end of the NFL lockout after more than four months of discussions and details, Washington Post Redskins reporter Rick Maese answered reader questions about the Redskins’ next moves, the new labor agreement and more

By Washington Post editors  |  06:51 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Redskins players eager to report to training camp Thursday (updated)

Expressing a mixture of excitement and relief, Washington Redskins players making preparations to return to team headquarters.

By Mike Jones  |  04:22 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 07/25/2011

John Beck turned away at Redskins Park

Minutes after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced the end of the lockout, John Beck drove to Redskins Park, but was turned away.

By Mike Jones  |  03:24 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 07/25/2011

NFL’s undrafted rookies are in a tough spot

Undrafted players already have found themselves in a position of great uncertainty, and now that the NFL’s labor dispute is about to be resolved, they face another predicament.

By Mike Jones  |  01:18 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 07/25/2011

Redskins players: Training camp starts Thursday (updated)

Redskins players and some of their agents have been told that the team will open training camp on Thursday.

By Mike Jones  |  09:56 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Redskins free agents: Which of their own players will Washington re-sign?

Before team targets outsiders, it must first decide which of its own players to re-sign.

By Mike Jones  |  10:23 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 07/21/2011

2011 could be a breakout year for some Redskins

The Redskins certainly have some young, talented players. Now, can they take the next step in their development and become consistent key contributors and even standouts?

By Mike Jones  |  10:55 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Post Sports Live: Redskins needs, free agents and party decks (Video)

LaVar Arrington, Dan Steinberg, Tarik El-Bashir and Mitch Rubin discuss which names (and non-names) the Redskins might pursure, which positions need to be filled first and how the Redskins could better have handled the announced changes to FedEx Field.

By Washington Post editors  |  12:30 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 07/20/2011

Niles Paul’s journal: Why I chose football

Wide receiver Niles Paul, drafted by the Redskins in the fifth round out of Nebraska, is keeping a weekly diary for The Post about his efforts to cope with the NFL lockout and make the team.

By Niles Paul  |  11:32 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 07/20/2011

Redskins special teams: Who has the most to prove?

Earlier in the week, we took a look at the offense and defense. Now for some special teams players with a good deal to prove.

By Mike Jones  |  09:42 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Redskins defense: Who has the most to prove?

Who are some of the Redskins with the most to prove? Earlier today, we took a look at the offense. Now for the defense.

By Mike Jones  |  12:50 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 07/19/2011

Redskins offense: Who has the most to prove?

Jobs will be on the line, expectations to be met, questions to be answered when Redskins camp opens.

By Mike Jones  |  10:27 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 07/18/2011

John Beck ready to get going

Ever the optimist, quarterback is acting as if doors to Redskins Park will open this week.

By Mike Jones  |  09:44 AM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Redskins chat wrap: Offensive line targets, John Beck or Donovan McNabb, ticket prices and more

NFI Insider Mike Jones answered Washington Post reader questions about Redskins free-agency targets, quarterback situation and season-ticket sales during an online chat Friday.

By Washington Post editors  |  06:06 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Forbes: Redskins are 4th-most valuable sports franchise

Forbes’ annual report on the most valuable sports franchises shows the Redskins rank fourth in the world behind Manchester United, the Dallas Cowboys and New York Yankees.

By Mike Jones  |  02:15 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Three seemingly good fits for McNabb

Where Donovan McNabb winds up post-lockout continues to be a matter of debate, but three teams make more sense than others.

By Mike Jones  |  12:18 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 07/13/2011

NFL deal is closer, could be reached by Tuesday

Full negotiating teams of players and owners resumed talks Wednesday, trying to apply the finishing touches to an agreement.

By Mark Maske  |  01:47 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 07/13/2011

Redskins’ free agency buzz continues

Another look at some of the Redskins’ roster needs and possible free agent targets.

By Mike Jones  |  11:30 AM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 07/12/2011

Pros vs. Joes game to battle teen homelessness

Retired Redskins lineman Del Cowsette will host a Pros vs. Joes charity flag football game to raise funds for homeless teenagers in Loudoun County.

By Mike Jones  |  11:59 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Redskins’ last six picks have work cut out for them

Each will bring talent to Redskins’ training camp, whenever it opens. But they face considerable obstacles making the team or a significant contribution.

By Mike Jones  |  04:16 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 07/11/2011

COO Dave Donovan leaving Redskins

Washington Redskins Chief Operating Officer Dave Donovan is leaving the organization and will be returning to WilmerHale, the law firm where he worked before joining the team six years ago.

By Mike Jones  |  04:04 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Albert Haynesworth trial scheduled for Aug. 23

It could come during the Redskins’ training camp and last as long as four days.

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:25 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Chris Hanburger selects son as HOF presenter

Nine-time All-Pro will be inducted on Aug. 6.

By Mike Jones  |  01:23 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Redskins rookies: Why they could struggle or succeed

Which Redskins rookie will have the biggest impact, and who has the most to overcome? Here’s a look at why the rookies could struggle, and why they could do well this season.

By Mike Jones  |  11:00 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 07/08/2011

Chemistry development will be key for Redskins’ secondary

The Redskins have a good chance of success in defensive backfield. But developing chemistry ranks high on the to-do list for the unit, which remains under construction.

By Mike Jones  |  11:47 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 07/08/2011

Do the Redskins have enough at running back?

At running back, the Redskins have promise, but plenty of questions as well.

By Mike Jones  |  09:49 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Don’t expect too much from Redskins’ rookies too soon

The Redskins’ 2011 draft was big on depth. But how much can be expected from their 12 picks early on?

By Mike Jones  |  04:03 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Training camp may start more slowly than usual

Although Redskins’ players have been working out during the offseason, on their own and at three informal minicamps, training camp may have to operate at a slower pace.

By Mike Jones  |  02:43 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Where will Albert Haynesworth be this season?

Philly? Tennessee? On the Redskins’ inactive list? Or playing in the 3-4 defense at FedEx Field?

By Mike Jones  |  12:49 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Niles Paul’s journal: Pre-draft stress

By Niles Paul  |  04:27 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 07/06/2011

Free agency: Who will Redskins target when lockout ends?

Washington is expected do a great, big cannonball into the free agent pool when a new collective bargaining agreement is signed.

By Mike Jones  |  11:57 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Shanahan planning for July 28 start of Redskins’ training camp

Although the NFL’s labor dispute is not resolved, coach Mike Shanahan and his staff are preparing as if the Washington Redskins will report for training camp July 28th.

By Mike Jones  |  12:18 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 07/01/2011

Niles Paul’s journal: My own worst critic

Redskins draft pick Niles Paul discusses his work ethic and mentality as he copes with the lockout and waits for his chance to make the team.

By Niles Paul  |  11:28 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 06/30/2011

Two QBs may be better than one this year

With the lockout canceling organized team activities and mini-camps, teams may find they need two QBs in training camp, former Redskins star Joe Theismann says.

By Rick Maese  |  01:25 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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