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The Insider: August, 2011

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Malcom Kelly: Release from Redskins not a surprise

Injury-plagued wide receiver Malcolm Kelly said he saw his release from the Redskins coming, but isn’t quite sure what his first step will be once he is fully healthy.

By Mike Jones  |  04:30 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Malcolm Kelly is cut by Redskins

Coach Mike Shanahan says it’s “a shame” that the fourth year wide receiver couldn’t stay healthy.

By Mike Jones  |  04:00 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Kelly, Stitser, Chappell cut, Mike Shanahan says

Gano wins kicking competition. OL Xavier Fulton and LB Eric McBride also are released.

By Mike Jones  |  03:46 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Jim Haslett encouraged by defense’s depth

Defensive coordinator remains optimistic that his unit will be improved this season, largely because of its improved depth.

By Mike Jones  |  02:53 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Post Sports Live: Redskins QBs and RBs

LaVar Arrington, Dan Steinberg and Tarik El-Bashir join host Jonathan Forsythe to discuss the continuing saga of the Redskins quarterbacks.

By Washington Post editors  |  02:39 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Stephen Bowen’s family expected soon

Just a week before the Redskins begin Week 1 preparations, defensive end Stephen Bowen has some good news to share: his wife and infant son will soon join him in Northern Virginia.

By Rick Maese  |  12:40 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Recovered Ryan Torain ready to prove himself

Third-year running back Ryan Torain entered training camp as the favorite to win the Redskins’ starting job before missing the last four weeks with a broken hand.

By Mike Jones  |  12:21 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 08/30/2011

DeAngelo Hall says no star power is no problem for Redskins

The Redskins have had no shortage of star power and flashy free agent signings or trades – until now.

By Mike Jones  |  06:02 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Shanahan: First round of cuts will be easy and difficult at the same time

NFL teams must cut their rosters from 90 players to 80 Tuesday. Redskins coach is wary of one of the harder days for a football coach.”

By Mike Jones  |  04:31 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 08/29/2011

John Beck: Things have changed significantly since rookie year

John Beck is very confident for a guy who hasn’t been able to get on the field since his rookie season. But the quarterback says he is now a much different player.

By Mike Jones  |  03:29 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Mike Shanahan: Ryan Torain expected to play Thursday

Coach Mike Shanahan says the running back and returner Brandon Banks both practices without limitation Monday.

By Mike Jones  |  03:15 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Rex Grossman: Glad Jon Gruden’s not my coach

During last Thursday’s broadcast of the Redskins loss at Baltimore, coach-turned-analyst anointed John Beck the starter and said Rex Grossman might make a better backup.

By Rick Maese  |  01:47 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Jarvis Jenkins vows to come back stronger

Surgery for his torn ACL, an injury that ended his season, will be on Wednesday or Thursday, he says.

By Barry Svrluga  |  12:59 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Cooley ‘100 percent confident’ he will play in season opener

Tight end Chris Cooley said that he expects to return to practice next week and is “100 percent confident” that he will play against the New York Giants on Sept. 11.

By Mike Jones  |  12:33 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Landry will miss final preseason game

Strained right hamstring will keep Redskins’ strong safety out, but he vows to play in season opener Sept. 11.

By Mike Jones  |  12:07 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/29/2011

Five questions for the final week of preseason

This is it: the Washington Redskins’ final week of preseason action, the final audition opportunity for players battling for starting jobs, roster and practice squad spots.

By Mike Jones  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 08/28/2011

Examining the Redskins’ safety situation

Kareem Moore opening the regular season on the PUP list would mean an opportunity for one, and possibly two more safeties to make the 53-man roster.

By Mike Jones  |  12:40 PM ET, 08/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 08/27/2011

Tim Hightower a safe bet to start at running back for Redskins

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan all but anoints Tim Hightower, acquired in a late July trade with Arizona, as his starting running back for the Sept. 11 season opener against the New York Giants.

By Barry Svrluga  |  03:14 PM ET, 08/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 08/27/2011

Shanahan on Jarvis Jenkins: ‘You cannot replace a player like that’

The loss of Jarvis Jenkins along the defensive line stings, and the rookie's absence will be noticed as the season goes on, Coach Mike Shanahan said.

By Rick Maese  |  02:24 PM ET, 08/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 08/27/2011

Redskins safety Kareem Moore could miss first six weeks

Injured Redskins safety Kareem Moore might have to start the season on the physically unable to perform list.

By Rick Maese  |  01:36 PM ET, 08/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 08/27/2011

Ryan Kerrigan aims to correct mental errors; Brian Orakpo encouraged

Rookie Ryan Kerrigan recorded a preseason-high six tackles and a sack but wishes he could take back his two penalties.

By Mike Jones  |  09:32 AM ET, 08/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Jarvis Jenkins expected to have surgery next week

Jarvis Jenkins will have his torn ACL repaired next week and remains in good spirits, according to his agent.

By Mike Jones  |  05:56 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Tim Hightower in a ‘great situation’ with Redskins

The running back further solidifies his position in Washington’s backfield Thursday night against the Ravens.

By Barry Svrluga  |  02:37 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Another great night for Redskins’ Terrence Austin

Receiver Terrence Austin posts his best performance to date wearing burgundy and gold, an outing that makes a pretty good case for a spot on the 53-man roster.

By Rick Maese  |  01:37 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Five observations from Redskins-Ravens

It’s obvious that this Redskins team is better than the product we all saw in 2010. But the team still has questions at some key spots, and could use some more work in other areas.

By Mike Jones  |  12:43 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 08/26/2011

Kevin Barnes, nickel blitz look good for Redskins

For the Redskins, both have shown a lot of promise this preseason.

By Rick Maese  |  11:49 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 08/26/2011

Jarvis Jenkins ACL injury a big blow to Redskins’ D-line depth

With rookie apparently lost for the year with a torn ACL, Washington loses a key member of its revamped defensive line.

By Mike Jones  |  10:35 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 08/26/2011

Jarvis Jenkins suffers torn ACL

Defensive end Jarvis Jenkins, one of the Redskins’ most promising rookies, said he suffered a torn ACL Thursday.

By Rick Maese  |  09:30 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 08/26/2011

Shanahan: Redskins’ QB competition will play on

Round 3 between Rex Grossman and John Beck is over, but don’t expect Mike Shanahan to allow for a peek at his scorecard anytime soon.

By Mike Jones  |  08:31 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 AM ET, 08/26/2011

Jarvis Jenkins suffers knee injury

Team calls it a sprain, but rookie lineman says doctors told him his ACL feels “a little loose.”

By Barry Svrluga  |  12:41 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:55 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Redskins lose wild one to Ravens, 34-31

Last minute Baltimore touchdown gives Washington its first preaseason loss.

By Rick Maese  |  08:55 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:32 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Redskins cut Thomas Weaver

The backup defensive tackle was buried on the depth chart.

By Mike Jones  |  08:32 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:26 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Six starters to miss Ravens game

Cornerback Josh Wilson, strong safety LaRon Landry and inside linebacker London Fletcher all have hamstring injuries.

By Mike Jones  |  07:26 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Gruden: John Beck reminded me of Marc Bulger

Jon Gruden, the ESPN commentator and former Tampa Bay head coach, evaluated Redskins’ QB when Beck was coming out of school.

By Rick Maese  |  06:42 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Open thread: Washington Redskins at Baltimore Ravens

Discuss Washington and Baltimore’s annual preseason battle of the beltway.

By Post Sports Editors  |  06:19 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Rex Grossman will start against Ravens

He will play a couple of series, give way to John Beck and the two QB rivals will rotate after that, says General Manager Bruce Allen.

By Mike Jones  |  05:33 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Trent Williams: Redskins’ offensive line ‘making strides’

Through two preseason games, the first-team offensive line has fared fairly well, particularly when it comes to run-blocking. Baltimore will present a bigger challenge.

By Rick Maese  |  02:02 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Redskins roster survey: Defense and special teams

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan and his staff will make their first round of cuts Aug. 30 before naming their final 53-man roster on Sept. 3. Here’s your chance to voice your opinions on the defense and special teams.

By Washington Post editors  |  01:03 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Washington Redskins at Baltimore Ravens: Five storylines to follow

The Washington Redskins tonight face the Baltimore Ravens in what is the closest thing to a dress rehearsal for the regular season as they will have.

By Mike Jones  |  12:06 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Redskins rookie Leonard Hankerson trying to eliminate mental glitches

Rookie wide receiver Leonard Hankerson has two items on his to-do list:

By Mike Jones  |  10:56 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Redskins see Baltimore matchup as true measuring stick

Redskins have a sense of guarded optimism, but Thursday’s game in Baltimore will give a good indication of what can be expected this season.

By Mike Jones  |  09:06 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Redskins roster survey: Offense

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan and his staff will make their first round of cuts Aug. 30 before naming their final 53-man roster on Sept. 3. Here’s your chance to voice your opinions on the offense.

By Washington Post editors  |  03:19 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Santana Moss among Redskins’ 2010 players of the year

Santana Moss, Brian Orakpo and Lorenzo Alexander are awarded by the Redskins for their performance on offense, defense and special teams, respectively, last season.

By Mike Jones  |  02:15 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 08/24/2011

John Beck, Rex Grossman still in the dark about who starts vs. Ravens

Dueling quarterbacks John Beck and Rex Grossman both say they remain unsure as to which of them will start against the Ravens on Thursday night.

By Mike Jones  |  01:40 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 08/24/2011

Terrence Austin is making a case for a roster spot

He has shown his versatility as a receiver, returner and gunner on coverage teams.

By Mike Jones  |  10:30 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 08/23/2011

John Harbaugh still wants Redskins’ fans

Ravens coach said he understands Josh Wilson’s comments about DC fans, but stands by his goal of taking over Washington’s fan base.

By Mike Jones  |  06:37 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Moss: Continuity will make a difference

Santana Moss expects a second year under Mike Shanahan and added weapons to improve the team’s performance.

By Mike Jones  |  05:12 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Post Sports Live: John Beck vs. Rex Grossman

LaVar Arrington, Tracee Hamilton and Tarik El-Bashir join host Jonathan Forsythe to discuss what Mike Shanahan’s decision to start Beck or Grossman at Baltimore on Thursday will mean for Week 1 of the NFL season.

By Washington Post editors  |  03:48 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 08/23/2011

LaRon Landry still aiming to play in season opener

Strong safety is “disappointed” he can’t play in Thursday night’s preseason game at Baltimore, but hopes to be ready Sept. 11.

By Mike Jones  |  03:20 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Quick Hits: Shanahan won’t name Thursday’s starting QB

Coach Mike Shanahan declines to name signal-caller for Ravens game.

By Mike Jones  |  01:33 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Washington Redskins’ starting lineup is taking shape

The third and fourth preseason games will be important for roster evaluation, but most starting spots — other than at quarterback — seem set.

By Mike Jones  |  11:15 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Jim Haslett: Brian Orakpo’s improvement in Redskins’ 3-4 like ‘night and day’

With a year in the 3-4 defense under his belt, linebacker Brian Orakpo’s progress is clearly evident.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Kyle Shanahan: Redskins quarterback evaluation about more than stats

As he evaluates dueling quarterbacks John Beck and Rex Grossman, Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan says he only pays but so much attention to the statistics that each passer puts up.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Mike Sellers taking snaps at fullback again

After spending all of training camp and the first two weeks of the preseason working exclusively as a tight end, 12th-year veteran Mike Sellers will see some time back at fullback.

By Mike Jones  |  04:42 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Jammal Brown injures finger; Mike Sellers back with fullbacks

X-rays will determine whether the right tackle broke his ring finger. Mike Sellers, who has been working with tight ends all preseason, was back with the fullbacks Monday.

By Mike Jones  |  03:36 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 08/22/2011

John Beck, Rex Grossman try to maintain tunnel vision

John Beck and Rex Grossman still don’t know where they stand in the team’s quarterback competition.

By Mike Jones  |  03:20 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Albert Haynesworth pleads no contest to simple assault

He will undergo alcohol and psychological assessments, and perform community service as part of a plea agreement.

By Washington Post editors  |  02:44 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Josh Wilson: Redskins’ fan base tops Ravens’

When it comes to fan support, cornerback says Washington wins over his former club.

By Mike Jones  |  01:50 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Chris Cooley hopeful for Week 1

Tight end says his injured knee is feeling better and he hopes he’ll be ready for the team’s season opener Sept. 11 against the New York Giants.

By Rick Maese  |  12:21 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 08/22/2011

Redskins unlikely to take a chance on Terrelle Pryor

Redskins seem unlikely to use a pick on gifted athlete who needs a lot of work before he can become an NFL quarterback.

By Mike Jones  |  11:02 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/22/2011

Shanahan praises Beck’s decision making

After film study, Redskins coach was rather pleased with his quarterback’s play vs. Indianapolis.

By Mike Jones  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 08/21/2011

Banks out while receiving PRP treatments

The Redskins will be without Brandon Banks for a second straight preseason game as he receives a series of Platelet Rich Plasma treatments.

By Mike Jones  |  04:07 PM ET, 08/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 08/21/2011

Redskins quarterback John Beck turns 30

Washington Redskins quarterback John Beck turned 30 years old on Sunday and celebrated the milestone with a series of meetings, practice reps and film-study.

By Mike Jones  |  03:46 PM ET, 08/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 08/21/2011

Redskins release RB James Davis

The Redskins have formally released running back James Davis, who left the team last week.

By Rick Maese  |  03:43 PM ET, 08/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 08/21/2011

Quick Hits: Landry still out, Atogwe, others return

Coach Mike Shanahan said starting strong safety LaRon Landry remains sidelined. London Fletcher, Oshiomogho Atogwe and Josh Wilson returned to action.

By Mike Jones  |  03:12 PM ET, 08/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 08/21/2011

Tickets remain on sale for Redskins Welcome Home Luncheon

The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and Redskins Alumni Association on Wednesday will host the 50th annual Redskins Welcome Home Luncheon.

By Mike Jones  |  02:26 PM ET, 08/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 08/21/2011

Torain remains limited

Redskins running back Ryan Torain remains limited as his surgically repaired left hand continues to heal, but the fourth-year pro is hoping to at least play in the final preseason game.

By Mike Jones  |  12:46 PM ET, 08/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 08/21/2011

Jones ‘blessed’ to have suffered only a concussion

Backup linebacker Edgar Jones described himself as “blessed” to be able to walk away from the hit he suffered while in punt coverage Friday night in Indianapolis.

By Mike Jones  |  12:13 PM ET, 08/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 08/21/2011

Redskins roster breakdown: Who has the best chance of making the team?

A look, position by position, at the players that appear to be locks, and those that remain on the bubble.

By Mike Jones  |  08:47 AM ET, 08/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 08/20/2011

Redskins’ Terrence Austin: ‘I think I did an okay job’ in increased role vs. Colts

With Brandon Banks out nursing a sore knee Friday night, Terrence Austin had an increased role on offense against the Colts.

By Rick Maese  |  04:04 PM ET, 08/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 08/20/2011

Keyaron Fox settling in with Redskins

The inside linebacker has wasted little time acclimating himself to the Redskins, the team that signed him as a free agent two weeks ago.

By Mike Jones  |  02:48 PM ET, 08/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 08/20/2011

John Beck or Rex Grossman? Redskins’ QB battle isn’t over just yet

While some seemed eager to hand the starting quarterback job to John Beck following Friday night's performance, Rex Grossman certainly isn't about to concede.

By Rick Maese  |  12:41 PM ET, 08/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 08/20/2011

Redskins vs. Colts: Five post-game observations

The Redskins came away from their second preseason victory with a sense of accomplishment, but still have work left to do. Here are five observations from preseason game No. 2.

By Mike Jones  |  11:51 AM ET, 08/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 AM ET, 08/20/2011

Adam Carriker held out Colts game with blisters

Rookie Jarvis Jenkins gets the start at defensive end.

By Rick Maese  |  12:41 AM ET, 08/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 AM ET, 08/20/2011

Graham Gano is perfect so far

Redskins’ kicker has gone 6-for-6 on field goals in first two preseason games after struggling late last season.

By Rick Maese  |  12:26 AM ET, 08/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:48 PM ET, 08/19/2011

First-team defense shines against depleted Colts

Redskins dominate Colts’ starters, who are without Peyton Manning, Reggie Wayne and Austin Collie.

By Rick Maese  |  08:48 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:12 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Ryan Kerrigan notches first sack

In front of home state fans, the Indiana native records his first sack as a pro.

By Rick Maese  |  08:12 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:49 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Final: Redskins beat Colts 16-3

Offense and defense are dominant in second preseason victory.

By Mike Jones and Rick Maese  |  07:49 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Redskins’ rookie DE Jarvis Jenkins to start vs. Colts

A week after coming off the bench, Redskins rookie Jarvis Jenkins will start at left end against the Indianapolis Colts tonight.

By Mike Jones  |  06:24 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Open thread: Washington Redskins at Indianapolis Colts

Discuss Washington’s preseason game against Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium.

By Post Sports Editors  |  05:30 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 08/19/2011

How the Redskins’ rookies can help themselves against the Colts

Washington’s 12 drafted players take the field tonight for their second professional football game.

By Mike Jones  |  10:49 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 08/19/2011

Redskins vs. Colts: Five things to watch

The Washington Redskins will play their second preseason game at 7 p.m. tonight when they take on the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium.

By Mike Jones  |  06:01 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Redskins’ young DBs get their chance Friday

Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett will be evaluating some of the younger defensive backs who are battling for spots on the 53-man roster.

By Mike Jones  |  01:41 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Ryan Kerrigan eyes growth in homecoming game

Muncie, Ind., native Ryan Kerrigan remembers going to Indianapolis Colts’ games growing up, but now, his focus is on improving in the Redskins’ defense against his home-state team.

By Mike Jones  |  11:28 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Jim Haslett encouraged by play of defensive line

After several additions designed to upgrade the defensive front, coordinator believes his unit will be much improved.

By Mike Jones  |  10:14 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Mike Shanahan: Rex Grossman’s experience edge over John Beck not significant

Rex Grossman started the last three games of the 2010 season and John Beck has yet to take a regular season snap for the Redskins, but Coach Mike Shanahan said he doesn’t consider that a significant edge.

By Mike Jones  |  06:01 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 10:25 PM ET, 08/17/2011

LB Thaddeus Gibson claimed off waivers by Redskins

By Mike Jones  |  10:25 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Redskins sign K Clint Stitser

The Washington Redskins have signed free agent kicker Clint Stitser to their roster, according to two people with knowledge of the situation.

By Mike Jones  |  05:02 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Brandon Banks sees James Andrews about knee

The Redskins were awaiting word Wednesday on how long they will be without standout returner Brandon Banks, who saw orthopedic surgeon James Andrews about his problematic left knee.

By Mike Jones  |  04:33 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Rocky McIntosh mum on U. Miami scandal

The Redskins’ inside linebacker declined to discuss a Yahoo! Sports report that he and at least 71 other current and former University of Miami athletes collectively accepted tens of thousands of dollars in improper benefits from a booster.

By Mike Jones  |  02:09 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Ryan Torain is back on the field

Rex Grossman will see some snaps against Colts Friday, but four starting defenders are expected to sit out the game with injuries.

By Mike Jones  |  01:36 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Redskins shift to regular season schedule as training camp ends

The Washington Redskins concluded their final day of training camp Tuesday and will continue the preseason with more of a regular-season practice schedule.

By Mike Jones  |  12:05 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Jammal Brown leads linemen in unified fashion statement

On the final day of training camp, the Redskins’ offensive line takes another step toward improving its chemistry.

By Shemar Woods  |  11:15 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Keiland Williams will see more time as a third-down back

He has spent the majority of training camp as a backup fullback. But the second-year man from LSU is still an option as a third-down back.

By Mike Jones  |  10:48 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Redskins Rocky McIntosh, Sean Taylor linked in Miami investigation

A Yahoo! Sports investigation of a Ponzi schemer implicates two Redskins, including the deceased Sean Taylor, who played for Miami.

By Rick Maese  |  09:00 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Redskins’ Ryan Torain cleared to resume practice

The running back was cleared by doctors to resume football related activities and will begin taking handoffs, according to a team official.

By Mike Jones  |  05:53 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Redskins drop RB James Davis, add TE Tony Curtis

The running back, who left the team suddenly in a dispute over playing time, is put on the “reserve/left squad” list.

By Mike Jones  |  05:29 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Former Redskin Rickie Harris ruled competent to stand trial

His attorney had argued that Harris’s dementia impaired his ability to assist in his own defense against a drunk driving charge.

By Washington Post editors  |  03:04 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Brandon Banks will miss Colts game

Soreness and swelling in the Redskins kick returner’s knee have returned.

By Mike Jones  |  02:36 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 08/16/2011

John Beck says he feels no extra pressure this week

He sat out the Redskins’ first preseason game with a groin injury. Now comes his chance to compete for the starting job.

By Mike Jones  |  02:03 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 08/16/2011

DeAngelo Hall, Chris Horton move on from scuffle

The Redskins defensive backs say a mid-practice altercation was a result of training camp fatigue and already has been resolved.

By Mike Jones  |  01:00 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Witness against Albert Haynesworth allegedly offered $50K to testify

Haynesworth’s attorney in a misdemeanor groping case claims that someone who introduced himself as the victim’s attorney offered the money in exchange for testimony.

By Washington Post editors  |  12:37 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Mike Shanahan: RB James Davis won’t be back

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said he doesn’t expect missing running back James Davis to return to the team.

By Rick Maese  |  12:19 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 08/16/2011

Quick Hits: John Beck will start for Redskins against Colts

Coach Mike Shanahan says quarterback is over his injury and will open Friday’s game against Indianapolis.

By Mike Jones  |  11:56 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 08/16/2011

QB Ben Chappell appreciates scout team

Until he receives his shot on the field, undrafted rookie uses scout-team role to catch up to the NFL learning curve.

By Shemar Woods  |  08:50 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:05 AM ET, 08/16/2011

Redskins’ Fred Davis ready for heavier load

With Chris Cooley expected to miss possibly four weeks of action, opportunity presents itself for fourth-year tight end Fred Davis.

By Mike Jones  |  07:05 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Rex Grossman values bond with Moss, Gaffney

‘I can trust that they will separate from defenders,’ quarterback says of veteran receivers.

By Mike Jones  |  04:22 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Chris Cooley evaluated by Dr. James Andrews

When Redskins tight end Chris Cooley missed an afternoon walk-through last week, he was in Alabama visiting renowned orthopedic surgeon James Andrews.

By Rick Maese  |  03:01 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Chris Neild working for smooth transition

Chris Neild played sparingly during Friday’s preseason game, but he will always cherish his first experience of NFL action — even if it did involve losing his shoe.

By Shemar Woods  |  02:55 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Malcolm Kelly remains sidelined with foot injury

Wide receiver Malcolm Kelly missed an eighth straight day of practice with a slowly-healing foot injury, and is expected to miss Washington’s preseason game at Indianapolis on Friday.

By Mike Jones  |  02:17 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 08/15/2011

LaRon Landry eyeing Wednesday return

The Redskins strong safety said he expects to come off of the Physically Unable to Perform list on Wednesday, and that he anticipates making his preseason debut Aug. 25 against Baltimore.

By Mike Jones  |  12:21 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Quick Hits II: John Beck practices, appears rusty

John Beck practiced for a second straight day, and Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said he didn’t feel any limitations. Several of his throws were off though.

By Mike Jones  |  11:55 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Quick Hits: Morning practice update

Chris Cooley was not at practice, and LaRon Landy, Oshiomogho Atogwe and Kareem Moore remain sidelined at Redskins Park.

By Mike Jones  |  09:30 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Mike Shanahan likes confidence, but isn’t satisfied

Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan is encouraged by his players’ attitude, but he stresses the need for more improvement.

By Mike Jones  |  09:08 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Gano fine with more competition

Washington Redskins kicker Graham Gano said he has no problem with coaches bringing in another kicker to compete with him.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 08/14/2011

Graham Gano still has to solidify spot

Having parted ways with veteran Shayne Graham, the Redskins haven’t decided whether they’ll bring in another kicker and coaches say incumbent Graham Gano still has work to do.

By Rick Maese  |  05:56 PM ET, 08/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 08/14/2011

Oshiomogho Atogwe hopes to return soon

All of the Redskins’ big free agent signings saw significant action in last Friday’s preseason opener except one — safety Oshiomogho Atogwe.

By Rick Maese  |  05:39 PM ET, 08/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 08/14/2011

Quick Hits: Beck returns to practice

After being held out last week with a groin injury, quarterback John Beck returns at full capacity on Sunday.

By Mike Jones  |  05:09 PM ET, 08/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 08/14/2011

Brandon Banks misses another practice

Just two days after showing he’s still capable of explosive returns, Brandon Banks had to sit out practice Sunday with a sore knee.

By Rick Maese  |  05:02 PM ET, 08/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 08/14/2011

Derek Schouman gets his chance with Redskins

Tight end Derek Schouman is trying to quickly get up to speed after joining Washington last week.

By Shemar Woods  |  03:29 PM ET, 08/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 08/14/2011

Redskins cut kicker Shayne Graham

Kicker Shayne Graham is released two days after he misses a pair of field goal attempts.

By Mike Jones  |  12:13 PM ET, 08/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 08/14/2011

Five storylines to follow this week for the Redskins

The Washington Redskins get back to work after a day off following their preseason opener against Pittsburgh. Up next are the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on Friday.

By Mike Jones  |  11:45 AM ET, 08/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/14/2011

Ryan Torain still unsure when he’ll return to practice

His status for Friday’s second preseason game against Indianapolis is also unclear

By Shemar Woods  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 08/13/2011

Rookie watch: Preseason Game 1

On Friday, we looked at how the Redskins’ draft picks could help themselves in their professional debuts.

By Mike Jones  |  05:42 PM ET, 08/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 08/13/2011

Five observations from Redskins vs. Steelers

Redskins’ players and coaches draw encouragement from Friday night’s 16-7 preseason victory over the Steelers, thanks to improvements in several key areas.

By Mike Jones  |  01:22 PM ET, 08/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/13/2011

Graham Gano takes first round of Redskins’ kicker battle

He hits all three of his field goal tries while rival Shayne Graham misses badly on two attempts.

By Paul Tenorio  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:39 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Brandon Banks shows that old speed

He returns one kickoff 58 yards, nearly breaking it for a touchdown, and runs back a punt 19 yards.

By Paul Tenorio  |  11:39 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Chris Cooley is out at least a couple of weeks, Shanahan says

Soreness and irritation in the tight end’s left knee keeps him out of preseason win against the Steelers.

By Rick Maese  |  11:21 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:16 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Final: Redskins beat Steelers, 16-7

Rex Grossman’s passing, three Graham Gano field goals vanquish Steelers.

By Paul Tenorio  |  08:16 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Beck, Atogwe out for preseason opener

As expected, the QB will not play in the Washington Redskins’ preseason opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Free safety also will miss the game.

By Mike Jones  |  06:27 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Open thread: Washington Redskins vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Discuss Washington’s preseason opener against Pittsburgh.

By Post Sports Editors  |  06:00 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 08/12/2011

How Redskins rookies can help themselves against Steelers

Tonight’s game against the Steelers marks the NFL debut for 12 Redskins rookies. Here’s how they can help their cause.

By Mike Jones  |  02:35 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Washington Redskins vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: Five things to watch tonight

This Redskins team very much remains a work in progress, and there are plenty of story lines to follow. But here’s a look at five key areas to watch tonight.

By Mike Jones  |  12:03 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Redskins GM Bruce Allen reiterates belief in Rex Grossman, John Beck

Redskins GM says team officials feel so strongly about Beck and Grossman’s capabilities that when free agency rolled around, they didn’t go after any veteran quarterbacks.

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

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 08/12/2011

Poll: John Beck or Rex Grossman as Redskins’ starting quarterback?

The preseason will tell us more soon, but in the meantime, which quarterback should start Week 1 for the Redskins?

By Post Sports Editors  |  10:44 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 08/12/2011

Chris Cooley: John Beck is doubtful vs. Steelers

Tight end Chris Cooley offered a pair of injury updates this morning during an appearance on the “The Sports Junkies” on 106.7 The Fan.

By Rick Maese  |  10:02 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 08/11/2011

Jim Haslett still waiting for a healthy defense

With starting safeties LaRon Landry and Oshiomogo Atogwe both sidelined, defensive coordinator has yet to see his complete first unit.

By Mike Jones  |  02:20 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/11/2011

Kyle Shanahan ‘excited’ about offensive position battles

What outsiders may see as uncertainty at different positions on offense excites Redskins’ offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.

By Mike Jones  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 08/11/2011

Sidelined Ryan Torain remains upbeat

Redskins running back is sidelined with a broken left hand, but hopes to return in time to compete for the starting job.

By Mike Jones  |  10:15 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/11/2011

New QB Matt Gutierrez gets fresh start

With NFL preseason games beginning Thursday night, quarterback Matt Gutierrez knew he couldn’t afford to wait around and compare offers. The Redskins were the first to call after the Chicago Bears released him, so he quickly agreed to terms and arrived at Redskins Park Wednesday.

By Rick Maese  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Chris Cooley misses walk-through

The Redskins have been spared serious injuries so far this training camp, but the bug is still going around.

By Rick Maese  |  06:40 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 08/10/2011

That’s no rookie, that’s Edgar Jones

Little known fifth-year player tries to land a spot on Redskins’ special teams.

By Shemar Woods  |  06:14 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Redskins add QB Matt Gutierrez, cut QB Marc Verica

Washington adds QB Matt Gutierrez and cuts QB Marc Verica.

By Rick Maese  |  05:33 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Limited work could hamper Redskins, Steelers

Washington will play its first preseason game on Friday, but thanks to the NFL lockout, players still haven’t mastered the schemes and still are acclimating to new teammates.

By Mike Jones  |  03:09 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Still no timetable on Landry, Moore

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said there is no way to know when injured safeties, who have spent all of training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list, may return.

By Mike Jones  |  01:52 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Quick Hits: Redskins’ Wednesday practice

Redskins’ coach Mike Shanahan ackowledges some concern about Cooley’s knee injury two days before game with Steelers.

By Mike Jones  |  12:12 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 08/10/2011

Chris Cooley sits out Redskins practice again

A day after returning to practice in a full capacity, Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley again is an observer while nursing his sore left knee.

By Mike Jones  |  09:56 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/10/2011

London Fletcher already notices Barry Cofield’s impact on Redskins

The Washington Redskins have yet to play their first preseason game, but inside linebacker London Fletcher can see what new nose tackle Barry Cofield can do for the defense this season.

By Mike Jones  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Doug Worthington tries to stick with Redskins

Former Ohio State captain Doug Worthington is hoping to land a job with the Redskins and stay in the NFL.

By Shemar Woods  |  06:07 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Post Sports Live: The Redskins depth chart

Jason Reid and LaVar Arrington join Dan Steinberg and host Jonathan Forsythe to discuss who is where on the Redskins unofficial depth chart which was released Tuesday.

By Washington Post editors  |  03:30 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Tim Hightower, Mike Shanahan not worried about fumbles

Currently the Redskins’ starting running back, Hightower has plenty of talent but tends to cough up the football.

By Mike Jones  |  02:55 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Redskins’ John Beck uncertain for Friday, but isn’t losing ground yet

Although his groin injury kept him sidelined for a second straight day, Redskins quarterback John Beck isn’t yet in danger of falling behind in his competition with Rex Grossman, Coach Mike Shanahan said.

By Mike Jones  |  01:20 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 08/09/2011

Quick Hits: Redskins’ morning practice

Rookie LB Ryan Kerrigan acknowledges his pass coverage skills need work, but he makes a nice play in the end zone.

By Mike Jones  |  11:54 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 08/09/2011

John Beck moving better, still limited

TE Chris Cooley is back at full speed, but backup guard Artis Hicks joins the injured on the sideline.

By Mike Jones  |  09:58 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 08/09/2011

Rex Grossman listed as starter on Redskins’ unofficial depth chart

Three days before they open the preseason against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Redskins have released their first depth chart of the year. There aren’t a ton of surprises, but it’s still worth noting where everyone stands as the team embarks on some live-action games. Let’s run through the highlights.

By Rick Maese  |  09:22 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 08/09/2011

On tackling, Redskins’ Shanahan safe rather than sorry

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan isn’t worried that a lack of tackling drills in practice will lead to poor play Friday vs. Pittsburgh.

By Mike Jones  |  07:30 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:23 AM ET, 08/09/2011

Redskins QB coach: Beck and Grossman both capable

Redskins quarterbacks coach Matt Lafleur, center, believes consistency is Rex Grossman’s biggest need, and repetition is John Beck’s.

By Mike Jones  |  12:23 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Redskins chat wrap: How good will this team be?

Training camp is in full swing and the big-name free agents have been signed — by other teams — but there still are plenty of questions about the Redskins’ 2011 roster.

By Washington Post editors  |  05:38 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Roy Helu aiming for perfection

He grew up watching his father star on the Tongan National Rugby team and hopes for similar success in the NFL.

By Shemar Woods  |  04:56 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Ryan Kerrigan glad to get back to work

Rookie linebacker went through his first practice since July 29 without a hitch and said he hopes to play in Friday’s preseason opener against Pittsburgh.

By Mike Jones  |  03:20 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Keyaron Fox added to inside linebacker competition

Veteran linebacker Keyaron Fox made his practice debut Monday and almost immediately made the inside linebacker competition more interesting.

By Mike Jones  |  02:50 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Brandon Banks is back, not 100 percent

After missing four straight days of practice because of a sore knee, Brandon Banks was in pads Monday and had limited participation in practice.

By Rick Maese  |  02:10 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 08/08/2011

John Beck says he’ll be ready for Steelers

Slowed by a groin injury, quarterback says he’ll be ready to play in Friday’s preseason opener.

By Rick Maese  |  12:16 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 08/08/2011

Quick Hits: Cooley improving, Beck limited

Quick hits: Malcom Kelly could be out of practice another week, but top draft pick Ryan Kerrigan returned for his first full practice since July 29th.

By Mike Jones  |  11:48 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 08/08/2011

John Beck sees limited action at Redskins practice

Redskins quarterback John Beck is limited at practice on Monday, two days after suffering a groin injury.

By Mike Jones  |  09:41 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/08/2011

Dan Snyder pleased with Redskins’ direction

Redskins owner Dan Snyder says he’s proud of the work Mike Shanahan and Bruce Allen have done.

By Rick Maese  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 08/07/2011

Redskins sign defensive tackle Doug Worthington

Washington has signed free agent defensive tackle Doug Worthington, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

By Mike Jones  |  05:58 PM ET, 08/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 08/07/2011

New role, new number for Kevin Barnes

The third-year cornerback has a new number and, as expected, an expanded role in the Redskins’ defense.

By Mike Jones  |  11:00 AM ET, 08/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 08/07/2011

Barnes hungry for Redskins roster spot

Norfolk State’s cornerback is one of eight cornerbacks in camp with the Redskins.

By Shemar Woods  |  09:00 AM ET, 08/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/07/2011

Kerrigan hoping to return soon

Rookie linebacker believes he is nearing a return to full action after gradually increasing his activity each of the last three days.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:08 PM ET, 08/06/2011

Redskins add LB Keyaron Fox

Washington add another veteran to their linebacking corps, signing eighth-year pro Keyaron Fox.

By Mike Jones  |  10:08 PM ET, 08/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 08/06/2011

Cooley expected to return Monday

Tight end Chris Cooley sat out a second straight practice with a swollen left knee, but coach Mike Shanahan said that he expects the Redskins’ top tight end to be back Monday.

By Mike Jones  |  05:29 PM ET, 08/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 08/06/2011

Sav Rocca finally joins Redskins

Nine days after he reached an agreement to join the team as a free agent, punter Sav Rocca finally took the practice field Saturday.

By Mike Jones  |  04:27 PM ET, 08/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 08/06/2011

Quick hits: Shanahan not worried about Beck injury

Head coach also says tight end Chris Cooley and wide receiver Brandon Banks should be back in action Monday.

By Mike Jones  |  03:15 PM ET, 08/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 08/06/2011

John Beck tweaks groin

Scrambling from the pass rush during Saturday’s practice, Redskins quarterback John Beck suffers a minor injury and is held out of the rest of practice, losing reps to Rex Grossman and Kellen Clemens.

By Mike Jones  |  03:05 PM ET, 08/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 08/06/2011

Big crowds in Ashburn for Redskins’ fan appreciation day

Redskins’ fan appreciation day draws thousands after anemic attendance earlier this week.

By Mike Jones  |  12:31 PM ET, 08/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 08/06/2011

Robert Henson released

Outspoken linebacker had spent training camp on the physically unable to perform list.

By Mike Jones  |  09:49 AM ET, 08/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 08/05/2011

Redskins sign offensive lineman Sean Locklear

The offensive lineman last season started 15 out of 16 games at right tackle for the Seattle Seahawks.

By Mike Jones  |  04:54 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 08/05/2011

Guard Chris Chester making transition to new team, offense

Guard Chris Chester has plenty of familiar faces around to help him settle into Washington’s system.

By Paul Tenorio  |  03:53 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 08/05/2011

Kellen Clemens learning on the fly

Quarterback Kellen Clemens says training camp is “just like driving on the freeway – going the wrong way.”

By Mike Jones  |  03:22 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 08/05/2011

LaRon Landry: Achilles ‘feels fine, the strength is not there’

Safety says of Achilles injury that has kept him out of training camp: “feels fine, the strength is not there.”

By Barry Svrluga  |  03:03 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 08/05/2011

Sidelined Redskins WR Brandon Banks frustrated, but not worried

WR sits out again with sore knee, but he and Mike Shanahan say there is no cause for concern just yet.

By Mike Jones  |  01:21 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 08/05/2011

Quick Hits: Rex Grossman, John Beck compete at QB

Mike Shanahan declines to give an assessment on the play of Grossman, but said he is pleased that there now is competition at that position.

By Mike Jones  |  11:37 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 08/05/2011

Torain, Cooley, Kelly and Banks watch practice

Ryan Torain and Chris Cooley join Brandon Banks and Malcolm Kelly on the sidelines Friday morning.

By Mike Jones  |  09:22 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:18 AM ET, 08/05/2011

Shayne Graham joins Graham Gano in kicking competition

Shayne Graham competes with Graham Gano for Redskins kicking duties.

By Mike Jones  |  07:18 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:24 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Doughty, McIntosh return to the mix

Coach Mike Shanahan considers Reed Doughty a ‘core’ part of the Redskins, and says Rocky McIntosh has a chance to compete for starting inside linebacker job.

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

Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Ryan Torain expected to miss seven to 10 days with broken hand

First string running back is out after four screws are inserted into the top of his fractured left hand, according to coach Mike Shanahan.

By Mike Jones  |  07:35 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Quick Hits: Ryan Torain’s hand is broken

Cooley has swelling in his knee. Malcolm Kelly sits out.

By Mike Jones  |  06:58 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Redskins’ free agents finally take the field

After nearly a week of watching and waiting, Washington's 16 free agent signee/re-signees joined their teammates on the practice field.

By Mike Jones  |  05:01 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Redskins add center/guard Donovan Raiola

The Washington Redskins have added a 90th player to their traning camp roster, signing center/guard Donovan Raiola, according to multiple reports.

By Mike Jones  |  03:14 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Chris Hanburger, Redskins prepare for “special weekend”

The Redskins have worn a path from Washington to Canton, Ohio in recent years.

By Rick Maese  |  02:17 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Redskins’ Kedric Golston: ‘I want to be a part of fixing the last couple years’

The Redskins drafted a defensive end and signed another in free agency, but Kedric Golston maintained a desire to re-sign with the team that drafted him in the sixth round in 2006.

By Mike Jones  |  12:13 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 08/04/2011

Shanahan: Torain update coming later today

Ryan Torain, last year’s leading rusher and this season’s first-string running back, could be sidelined for at least two weeks.

By Mike Jones  |  10:40 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:12 AM ET, 08/04/2011

Redskins quarterback competition begins today

Get your popcorn — the Washington Redskins’ quarterback competition begins at 4 p.m.

By Mike Jones  |  07:12 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:01 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Rocky McIntosh re-signs with Redskins

Reed Doughty and Kedric Golston also re-signed.

By Mike Jones  |  11:01 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Redskins re-sign safety Reed Doughty

The Redskins re-signed safety Reed Doughty, giving themselves insurance if strong safety LaRon Landry remains sidelined indefinitely.

By Mike Jones  |  07:35 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Ryan Torain injures wrist, could be out two weeks

The oft-injured running back will see a hand specialist to determine the extent of his injury. If his wrist is broken, he could miss two weeks of the Redskins’ abbreviated training camp.

By Mike Jones  |  06:08 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Torchia aiming to defy odds with Redskins

Fully recovered from season-ending surgery at Virginia, tight end Joe Torchia aims to make Washington’s roster as a rookie free agent.

By Shemar Woods  |  05:44 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Jarvis Jenkins is impressing the Redskins’ coaches

He is overpowering offensive linemen and spending time at both defensive end positions.

By Barry Svrluga  |  03:48 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Redskins re-sign Kedric Golston

Seeking D-line depth, the Redskins re-signed veteran Kedric Golston, according to league sources.

By Rick Maese  |  02:29 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Armstrong still has Shanahans’ confidence

Second-year wide receiver Anthony Armstrong has had some ups and downs in camp, but Mike and Kyle Shanahan say they aren’t concerned.

By Mike Jones  |  01:52 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Chris Cooley watches as Fred Davis gets reps

Tight end Fred Davis has looked good and Chris Cooley has watched a lot of the 11-on-11 drills from the sideline. So what’s the deal?

By Rick Maese  |  12:55 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 08/03/2011

Quick hits: Brandon Banks’s knee is swollen; Torain hurts hand

Coach Mike Shanahan says QB John Beck’s shoulder, which was sore from overuse Tuesday, feels better. Ryan Kerrigan is still a few days away from practicing.

By Mike Jones  |  11:55 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 08/03/2011

Niles Paul’s Journal: There’s fast and there’s NFL fast

Redskins’ rookie tries to adjust to the speed of the NFL.

By Niles Paul  |  11:32 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 08/03/2011

John Beck officially switches numbers

John Beck is is now No. 12; wide receiver Malcolm Kelly switches to No. 14.

By Mike Jones  |  09:16 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/03/2011

Tim Hightower with Redskins ‘for a reason’

Tim Hightower was content to return to the Arizona Cardinals, but is excited to play for his hometown Washington Redskins.

By Mike Jones  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:28 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Grossman wants to play, not talk

Unable to play until Thursday, he will watch John Beck Wednesday. Then he will try to convince coaches he should be the Redskins’ starting quarterback.

By Mike Jones  |  07:28 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Redskins DBs learning on the fly

The Washington Redskins’ secondary has undergone a makeover with the acquisitions of O.J. Atogwe and Josh Wilson. Team shows little interest in re-signing free agent Carlos Rogers.

By Shemar Woods  |  05:08 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Fulton used boxing to get ready for training camp

When his love for football was denied during the NFL labor dispute, Xavier Fulton found another passion: boxing.

By Shemar Woods  |  03:36 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Report: Tatupu, Hayden to visit Wednesday

The Redskins have lined up free agent visits with linebacker Lofa Tatupu and cornerback Kelvin Hayden, according to an ESPN report.

By Mike Jones  |  03:21 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Ryan Kerrigan’s return is a couple of days away

Coach Mike Shanahan said his rookie linebacker may not fully participate in practice until the end of the week.

By Rick Maese  |  02:21 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 08/02/2011

QB John Beck has a sore shoulder

Washington Redskins quarterback John Beck is suffering from some soreness in his throwing arm, coach Mike Shanahan says.

By Mike Jones  |  01:49 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Redskins reach agreement with Rex Grossman

Rex Grossman has agreed to contract terms with Redskins and will compete with John Beck for starting job.

By Mike Jones  |  12:28 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 08/02/2011

Phillip Buchanon suspended for four games

Cornerback, who agreed to terms Monday, will miss the first four games of the season for an undisclosed violation. Punishment came from the NFL, Shanahan says.

By Mike Jones  |  11:56 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 08/02/2011

Quick hits: Grossman on his way to camp; Buchanon suspended for first four games

Cornerback will miss first four games of the regular season for an undisclosed violation. QB Rex Grossman has agreed to terms and should be in camp Tuesday night.

By Mike Jones  |  11:43 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 08/02/2011

Rex Grossman headed to Redskins’ training camp

The free agent quarterback should sign his contract shortly, coach Mike Shanahan says.

By Rick Maese  |  11:31 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 08/02/2011

Ryan Kerrigan limited in return to Washington Redskins practice

Rookie linebacker was on the practice field in a limited capacity as the Redskins kicked off their fourth day of camp.

By Mike Jones  |  10:56 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 08/02/2011

London Fletcher has been stabilizing force for Washington Redskins

In today’s editions, Jason Reid writes about inside linebacker London Fletcher, whose effective leadership has provided stability during difficult times the past four seasons.

By Mike Jones  |  08:47 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:43 AM ET, 08/02/2011

Trent Williams: slimmer, faster, smarter

Left tackle Trent Williams reported for camp noticeably trimmer, a result of a seven-day-a-week training commitment.

By Mike Jones  |  06:43 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:55 PM ET, 08/01/2011

CB Josh Wilson counting his blessings

Growing up in Prince George’s County, Josh Wilson learned early in life that there was only one football team he was allowed to cheer. Now he’s playing for that team.

By Mike Jones  |  06:55 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 08/01/2011

CB Phillip Buchanon re-signs with Redskins

The Redskins and the veteran cornerback have agreed to terms on a deal that will bring Buchanon back to Washington for a second season.

By Mike Jones  |  05:10 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Redskins linemen glad to have Jammal Brown back

Washington Redskins players welcomed back right tackle Jammal Brown Monday, the day after the seventh-year pro agreed to a five-year, $27.5 million deal.

By Mike Jones  |  04:23 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Mike Shanahan: Tim Hightower to challenge Ryan Torain in Redskins’ backfield

In Tim Hightower, the Redskins have added to their roster a talented young player who will challenge for the starting running back, Coach Mike Shanahan said.

By Mike Jones  |  02:07 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Redskins place kicker Graham Gano welcomes competition in Shayne Graham

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said that he will stage a kicking competition between11-year veteran Shayne Graham and Gano.

By Mike Jones  |  01:02 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Brandon Banks needs to show speed

To make the roster, wide receiver must show he’s recovered his speed after last season’s knee surgery.

By Rick Maese  |  12:44 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Quick hits: Redskins sign placekicker Shayne Graham

The former Bengal, Patriot and Giant will compete with Graham Gano for the placekicker job.

By Mike Jones  |  12:11 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Redskins nearing 90 player limit

Team adds undrafted free agents to bring roster to 84 players, with more expected.

By Mike Jones  |  10:32 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Barry Cofield ‘excited’ about switch to nose tackle

Free agent addition Barry Cofield says no need to worry about position change.

By Mike Jones  |  09:21 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:22 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Redskins going younger

Based on Mike Shanahan’s roster moves this offseason, Washington’s plan appears to be to field a more youthful team.

By Mike Jones  |  07:22 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 PM ET, 07/31/2011

Redskins’ Jammal Brown: ‘I believe in the chemistry Mike Shanahan is building’

The right tackle said his faith in Mike Shanahan made re-signing with Washington more attractive than any other offer he received in free agency.

By Mike Jones  |  07:45 PM ET, 07/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 07/31/2011

Redskins re-sign right tackle Jammal Brown, acquire running back Tim Hightower

Washington will turn to a familiar face to place right tackle, agreeing to terms Sunday to re-sign Jammal Brown, according to an ESPN report.

By Rick Maese  |  06:10 PM ET, 07/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 07/31/2011

Redskins sign tight end Joe Torchia

The Redskins have added tight end Joe Torchia to their roster, according to the undrafted rookie's agent.

By Rick Maese  |  05:40 PM ET, 07/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 07/31/2011

Redskins’ Willie Smith doesn’t mind quitting day job for football

With plenty of time on his hands during the NFL labor dispute, rookie offensive linemen Willie Smith sold knives to support himself financially.

By Shemar Woods  |  04:09 PM ET, 07/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 07/31/2011

Albert Haynesworth passes conditioning test with Patriots

The former Redskin must be in better shape this year than he was last year.

By Mike Jones  |  01:02 PM ET, 07/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 07/31/2011

Redskins sign linebacker Obi Ezeh

Washington has added another undrafted rookie free agent, signing former Michigan standout inside linebacker Obi Ezeh, according to the Detroit Free Press.

By Mike Jones  |  12:31 PM ET, 07/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 07/31/2011

Mike Shanahan is re-shaping Redskins’ roster

After this week’s dismissals of Phillip Daniels and Casey Rabach, only 18 of the 74 players on the Redskins’ roster were on the team before Mike Shanahan arrived.

By Mike Jones  |  11:30 AM ET, 07/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 07/31/2011

Report: Redskins interested in Ahmad Bradshaw

It's a little bit difficult to tell if this is a serious overture on Washington's part or whether Bradshaw's agent might be trying to prod the New York Giants into action. 

By Rick Maese  |  11:18 AM ET, 07/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 07/31/2011

Blades returning to Redskins

The Redskins have now re-signed a third member of their own free agent class: inside linebacker H.B. Blades.

By Mike Jones  |  08:14 AM ET, 07/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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