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The Insider: February, 2012

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Redskins coaches get a break before draft, free agency evaluations

After a week coaching the Senior Bowl’s South team, Washington Redskins coaches take a 10-day vacation before they start evaluating college and free agent prospects.

By Mike Jones  |  01:14 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 01/30/2012

Too early to make a call on Peyton Manning

It seems as if every day produces some type of news about the Colts’ quarterback, and with it more debate over whether the Washington Redskins, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets or some other team will make a move for him this offseason.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  11:31 AM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:23 PM ET, 01/28/2012

Mike Shanahan pleased NFL draft evaluations during Senior Bowl week

Mike Shanahan’s South squad falls to the North, but the Redskins coach says of scouting draft prospects, “It’s been a great week. ...

By Mike Jones  |  08:23 PM ET, 01/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Jim Haslett: Redskins need to shore up secondary

Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett came away from his early offseason evaluation of his unit encouraged. But he believes the team must improve in the secondary.

By Mike Jones  |  01:54 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Kyle Shanahan: Redskins need to add play-making receiver

Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan says a dynamic threat at wide receiver ranks among his top needs.

By Mike Jones  |  01:17 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:20 AM ET, 01/27/2012

Remembering the 1991-92 Redskins

Twenty years ago this week, the Redskins won their last Super Bowl.

By Washington Post Sports  |  01:20 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 01/26/2012

QB Brandon Weeden trying to prove age is his advantage

Through three days of practices in Mobile, Ala., 28-year-old from Oklahoma State stands out as most polished quarterback on either squad.

By Mike Jones  |  02:26 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 01/26/2012

Raheem Morris turned down Vikings’ defensive coordinator job

A day after he had committed to coach the Redskins’ defensive backs, Raheem Morris was offered the defensive coordinator’s position in Minnesota. He says he had to keep his word about coming to Washington.

By Mike Jones  |  11:08 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 01/26/2012

Ike Hilliard aims to use lessons learned as a player to help Redskins’ receivers

Former Giants and Buccaneers wide receiver Ike Hilliard counts himself “fortunate enough to fool people for 12 years and play this game.”

By Mike Jones  |  09:38 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/26/2012

Your memories from the Redskins’ last Super Bowl season

By Jon DeNunzio  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 01/25/2012

Q&A: Redskins director of player personnel Scott Campbell on Senior Bowl Week

While Mike Shanahan and his coaching staff prepare the South team for Saturday’s Senior Bowl, the Redskins’ director of player personnel and the team’s scouts continue the work they began at the start of the college season.

By Mike Jones  |  02:34 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Wisconsin’s Russell Wilson says he plays big enough for the NFL

At 5’-10”, Russell Wilson has to show doubters that he’s big enough to play quarterback in the NFL.

By Mike Jones  |  10:47 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Raheem Morris ‘excited’ to be with Redskins

It doesn’t take long to spot new Washington Redskins defensive backs Raheem Morris on the field down here at this week’s Senior Bowl practices.

By Mike Jones  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 01/24/2012

Mike Shanahan believes Bob Slowik will give linebackers a boost

Washington Redskins coach expects defensive backs coach to make a smooth transition to coaching linebackers and believes the 18-year veteran can help bolster Washington’s deepest position.

By Mike Jones  |  02:25 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 01/24/2012

ISO: Memories of Super Bowl XXVI

Two decades after Washington last participated in the NFL’s biggest game, The Post wants you to help recreate the moment.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:22 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 01/24/2012

Chris Samuels joining Alabama as offensive line assistant

Former Washington Redskins tackle Chris Samuels has accepted an assistant coaching position with his alma mater, the University of Alabama, where he will work with the offensive line while completing his degree.

By Mike Jones  |  12:13 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 01/24/2012

LaRon Landry’s future hinges on alternative medicine procedure

Redskins safety rolls the dice as he enters free agency by forgoing surgery on his left Achilles’ tendon.

By Mike Jones  |  10:45 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Redskins hire Ike Hilliard to coach wide receivers

He replaces Keenan McCardell. LaRon Landry has elected not to have surgery on his injured Achilles tendon, Coach MIke Shanahan says.

By Mike Jones  |  06:21 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 01/23/2012

Senior Bowl offers inside glimpse for Mike Shanahan & Co.

As coaches of the Senior Bowl’s South team, Mike Shanahan and his staff this week will get an up-close look at some of the top draft prospects.

By Mike Jones  |  10:02 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 01/20/2012

Sean Taylor killing: Judge sets April 16 trial date for alleged shooter

A judge has set a trial date of April 16 for the alleged shooter in the 2007 killing of the Redskins star.

By Mike Jones  |  07:19 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 01/20/2012

Carlos Rogers on Redskins: ‘I was just ready to leave’

The 49ers cornerback says he is happy to be free of the day-to-day drama that defined his tenure in Washington.

By Post Sports Editors  |  01:19 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Mel Kiper thinks Redskins could miss out on top QB at No. 6

The Redskins currently hold the sixth overall pick, but the ESPN draft analyst believes that the team will have a tough time getting a much-needed franchise quarterback at that pick.

By Mike Jones  |  01:34 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 01/19/2012

How about it Redskins fans?

Especially if you live in Maryland, is it OK to cheer for the AFC team up the road to make it to the Super Bowl?

By Washington Post Sports  |  11:41 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 01/17/2012

Linebackers coach Lou Spanos leaving for UCLA

Linebackers coach will be Jim Mora’s defensive coordinator in Westwood.

By Mike Jones  |  04:52 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Redskins will not change general admission ticket prices in 2012

The Washington Redskins announced on Friday that general admission ticket prices for the 2012 season will not rise, marking the seventh consecutive season they have gone unchanged.

By Mike Jones  |  05:04 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 08:27 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Redskins hire Raheem Morris to be defensive backs coach

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris has agreed to join the Washington Redskins staff as a defensive backs coach, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed Wednesday evening.

By Mike Jones  |  08:27 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Redskins assistants Jackson, McCardell won’t return

Washington Redskins assistant coaches Steve Jackson and Keenan McCardell will not return next season, two people familiar with the situation said Wednesday night.

By Jason Reid  |  07:20 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 01/11/2012

London Fletcher named Bart Starr Award winner

The honor is given to a player who shows character and leadership on and off the field.

By Mike Jones  |  03:33 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 01/11/2012

Graham Gano fractures two bones in lower back

Redskins kicker is expected to recover in six to eight weeks and has stayed in Washington to rehab from the injury.

By Mike Jones  |  11:43 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:43 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Brian Orakpo’s shoulder surgery is successful

Washington Redskins’s sack leader injured left shoulder in the last game of the season.

By Mike Jones  |  11:43 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Post Sports Live: Tim Tebow, the NFL Playoffs, the winless Wizards and LaVar Arrington on the new Penn State football coach

The Post Sports Live crew breaks down the NFL playoffs, examines winless Wizards and LaVar Arrington discusses his issues with the hiring process for Penn State’s new football coach.

By Washington Post editors  |  12:54 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Redskins’ London Fletcher makes Pro Bowl after all

The inside linebacker, snubbed for the Pro Bowl last month despite leading the NFL in tackles, will appear in the annual all-star game anyway after making the squad as an alternate.

By Barry Svrluga  |  11:51 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 01/07/2012

Mike Shanahan and staff to coach in Senior Bowl

The Redskins coaching staff will coach the South team at the Senior Bowl on Jan. 28 in Mobile, Ala.

By Mike Jones  |  05:36 PM ET, 01/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 01/07/2012

London Fletcher earns second-team All-Pro honors

Washington Redskins inside linebacker London Fletcher has earned second-team honors on the NFL Associated Press All-Pro voting after a season that saw him lead the league in tackles.

By Mike Jones  |  11:32 AM ET, 01/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 01/06/2012

Five defensive-related questions facing the Redskins this offseason

Yesterday we took one final look at the Redskins’ offense, and now for the defense and the unit’s needs going forward.

By Mike Jones  |  10:55 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/06/2012

What are the Redskins’ biggest needs for 2012?

Using Expected Points Added as a measure of success at each position, we can see where the Redskins had their biggest holes and where their biggest needs are.

By Brian Burke  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Redskins talking to former Tampa Bay coach Raheem Morris

Former Bucs’ head coach, fired after a 4-12 season, is discussing an assistant coaching position with Washington.

By Mike Jones  |  05:50 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/05/2012

Five offensive-related questions for the Redskins this offseason

Last week we took a look back at the Washington Redskins season on offense. And over the next several weeks, Mike Shanahan and his staff will review that side of the ball, evaluating both good and bad.

By Mike Jones  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 01/05/2012

Lorenzo Alexander named Redskins’ Walter Payton award nominee

Special teams stalwart is named the Redskins’ Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee for his charity work.

By Mike Jones  |  10:55 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/05/2012

Mike Shanahan encouraged by progress of Roy Helu, Evan Royster

It was mid-November and with his offense sputtering Redskins coach Mike Shanahan was asked about the ineffectiveness of the running game, something that had always been a staple of his Denver Broncos teams, and the coach vowed that improvements would soon come.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Anthony Armstrong aims to apply lessons of 2011 season

A year after emerging as the Washington Redskins’ second-leading wide receiver, Anthony Armstrong expected big things in his sophomore season in the NFL.

By Mike Jones  |  01:00 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 01/04/2012

Jammal Brown’s future hinges on offseason rehab

When the Washington Redskins re-signed right tackle Jammal Brown last July to a five-year deal worth $20.25 million, the hope was that two years removed from hip surgery, he would regain the form that made him a Pro Bowl player in 2006 and 2008 with the New Orleans Saints.

By Mike Jones  |  11:02 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 01/04/2012

Redskins’ John Beck still not counting himself out

The season didn’t go anything like Redskins QB John Beck had envisioned. But he remains confident that his best football remains ahead of him.

By Mike Jones  |  07:30 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 10:04 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Redskins sign four players to futures contracts

Washington signs three of its 2011 practice squad players and one other player to futures contracts.

By Mike Jones  |  10:04 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Post Sports Live: Wholesale changes in store?

The Post Sports Live crew breaks down Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan’s final news conference of the season, which included a couple of eyebrow-raising comments

By Washington Post editors  |  06:38 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Chris Cooley certain he’ll be back with Redskins

Tight end Chris Cooley played in only five games this season and finished two of the past three seasons on injured reserve. Still, he has no questions about his future in Washington.

By Rick Maese  |  02:30 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Tim Hightower: ‘I know what I bring to a football team’

PG County native is is uncertain as to whether the Redskins want him back.

By Barry Svrluga  |  12:02 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Rocky McIntosh faces uncertain future

Through six games, inside linebacker Rocky McIntosh was the Redskins’ leading tackler. Now future in Washington appears to be in doubt.

By Rick Maese  |  09:30 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Mike Shanahan: Dan Snyder has been ‘very, very supportive’

Washington Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan expressed appreciation for the support he has received from owner Daniel Snyder throughout the 5-11 season.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:32 PM ET, 01/02/2012

Mike Shanahan challenges Trent Williams, sees change in Fred Davis

Washington Redskins coach issues a public challenge to left tackle to continue his on-field development and demonstrate improved commitment and maturity. The coach also said he sees a change in tight end Fred Davis. Both were suspneded for failing drug tests.

By Mike Jones  |  07:32 PM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 01/02/2012

Quick hits: Brian Orakpo has a strained pectoral muscle

Coach Mike Shanahan also says team could have won 10 or 11 games if not for injuries, and responds to lineman Sean Locklear’s criticism of Redskins’ exit meeting.

By Mike Jones  |  03:39 PM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 01/02/2012

Saints sign Redskins practice squad lineman Eric Olsen

While Washington Redskins players packed their belongings and prepared to head to their offseason homes, a member of their practice squad was headed for the playoffs.

By Mike Jones  |  03:08 PM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 01/02/2012

Mike Shanahan leaves final meeting to troops

Each NFL franchise handles its final team meeting of the year differently. Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan wasn’t in the room for most of his team’s final meeting of the year, instead asking troops to address players.

By Rick Maese  |  02:47 PM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 01/02/2012

Rex Grossman says he can cut down on his interceptions

Redskins QB says some picks are beyond his control, but vows to cut down on one that are his fault.

By Mike Jones  |  02:17 PM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 01/02/2012

Fred Davis, Trent Williams attend team meeting, decline to answer questions

The pair, suspended for the final four games of the season for failing multiple drug tests, attend the final team meeting and take another drug test. But they decline to speak with reporters.

By Mike Jones  |  12:15 PM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 01/02/2012

Redskins-Eagles: Five observations

Washington made the same mistakes, its defense wore down and it needs playmakers on offense. Where have we heard this before?

By Mike Jones  |  10:30 AM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/02/2012

London Fletcher ends season as NFL’s leading tackler

Redskins linebacker London Fletcher officially made four tackles in Sunday’s loss to the Eagles, giving him 166 on the season, which remains a league high.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:39 PM ET, 01/01/2012

Darrell Green tweets ‘maybe I could help’ as Redskins secondary coach

The Hall of Fame cornerback says on Twitter and Facebook: “I am starting to change my mind about not wanting to coach the Redskins secondary. Maybe i could help coach Shanahan bring a winner back to the Burgundy & Gold.”

By Rick Maese  |  09:39 PM ET, 01/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 08:50 PM ET, 01/01/2012

Redskins will pick sixth in NFL draft

Indianapolis Colts finish with the NFL’s worst record and will get first shot at Stanford QB Andrew Luck.

By Rick Maese  |  08:50 PM ET, 01/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:25 PM ET, 01/01/2012

Orakpo ends season on bittersweet note

With two sacks against the Philadelphia Eagles, Redskins’ linebacker finishes the year with a team-high nine for the season. But he suffered an injury that sidelined him for the second half

By Mike Jones  |  07:25 PM ET, 01/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 01/01/2012

Redskins’ opponents, sites set for 2012

In addition to home and away games against their regular NFC East opponents, they will face all four teams from the AFC North, with trips to Cleveland and Pittsburgh and home games against Baltimore and Cincinnati.

By Barry Svrluga  |  06:56 PM ET, 01/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:44 PM ET, 01/01/2012

Evan Royster again tops 100 yards for Redskins

For the second time in as many weeks, rookie running back Evan Royster posted a 100-yard game. But his performance in Sunday’s 34-10 loss at Philadelphia was considerably more difficult.

By Rick Maese  |  06:44 PM ET, 01/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 01/01/2012

Rex Grossman says he’d like to return to the Redskins

As the Redskins quarterback prepares to become a free agent and Washington coaches begin to seriously evaluate prospects, Grossman says he’d like to return to Washington next season.

By Rick Maese  |  05:54 PM ET, 01/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 01/01/2012

Redskins-Eagles: Philadelphia rips Washington, 34-10

The Eagles get touchdowns from DeSean Jackson, Brent Celek and Dion Lewis to pull away from the Redskins.

By Mike Jones, Rick Maese and Barry Svrluga  |  01:50 PM ET, 01/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 01/01/2012

Redskins-Eagles open thread

Two disappointing teams end their season today, playing for pride and auditioning for next year. Which Redskins are you watching closely today?

By Washington Post Sports  |  12:36 PM ET, 01/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 01/01/2012

Rocky McIntosh is inactive for Eagles game

Inside linebacker, a second round draft pick in 2006, may have played his last game for the Redskins.

By Mike Jones  |  11:58 AM ET, 01/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 01/01/2012

Gameday Q and A: Niles Paul

With a pack of veteran receivers ahead of him, the fifth-round draft pick made his mark on special teams and enjoyed the company of two other rookies out of Nebraska.

By Mike Jones  |  11:09 AM ET, 01/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 12/31/2011

Overcoming double-teams tops Brian Orakpo’s offseason to-do list

As Washington Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo heads toward his third NFL offseason, he already has a clear idea of what he wants to work on so he can become more dominant.

By Mike Jones  |  11:32 AM ET, 12/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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