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The Insider: February, 2012

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 02/28/2012

NFL season will open on a Wednesday

Traditional Thursday start changed to avoid a possible conflict with President Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention. Super Bowl champion Giants will host.

By Mark Maske  |  06:06 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 02/28/2012

Will Montgomery’s contract worth $12 million over four years

Washington Redskins center has a four-year deal worth $12 million, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

By Mike Jones  |  05:13 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 02/28/2012

Washington Redskins prepared to part with two first-round picks and more for St. Louis Rams’ No. 2 spot in the draft

The team is prepared to offer two first-round draft picks, plus two additional picks, to secure the No. 2 draft slot and the chance to take Baylor QB Robert Griffin III.

By Mike Jones  |  11:55 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Redskins re-sign DE Darrion Scott

The Washington Redskins on Monday announced the re-signing of backup defensive end Darrion Scott.

By Mike Jones  |  04:44 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 02/27/2012

LSU CB Morris Claiborne aims to follow in Patrick Peterson’s footsteps

Morris Claiborne went from being a coverted wide receiver recruit to one of the nation’s top cornerbacks instead.

By Mike Jones  |  10:01 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 02/26/2012

Janoris Jenkins faces questions on troubled past, aims to live up to potential

Cornerback Janoris Jenkins came to the Combine well aware that he would have to answer a host of character-related questions.

By Mike Jones  |  03:06 PM ET, 02/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 02/26/2012

Robert Griffin III clocks fastest 40-yard dash by quarterback at combine (Updated)

With an elite 40-yard dash time, Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III continues to shine at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

By Mike Jones  |  11:17 AM ET, 02/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 02/26/2012

Virginia Tech’s David Wilson looks to further impress at NFL Combine

An all-American in football and track, Virginia Tech’s David Wilson brough skills from both sports to the NFL Combine.

By Mike Jones  |  08:33 AM ET, 02/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:24 PM ET, 02/25/2012

Center Will Montgomery and Redskins agree to four-year deal

Starting center Will Montgomery, who was set to become a free agent on March 13, has agreed to a four-year deal to remain with Washington.

By Mike Jones  |  07:24 PM ET, 02/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 02/25/2012

Redskins wide receiver Leonard Hankerson has surgery on hip

Washington Redskins wide receiver Leonard Hankerson had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip last Tuesday after nearly three months of rehabilitation failed to correct the problem.

By Mike Jones  |  05:46 PM ET, 02/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 02/25/2012

NFL combine: Ryan Tannehill remains upbeat during injury recovery

Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill won’t throw at the NFL Scouting Combine because he’s still recovering from a broken foot.

By Mike Jones  |  02:40 PM ET, 02/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 02/24/2012

NFL Combine: Robert Griffin III sounds off

The Heisman Trophy winner addresses everything from his height, his ability to transition to a pro-style offense, his upbringing and even his socks.

By Mike Jones  |  03:20 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 02/24/2012

NFL Draft: Jeff Fisher likes St. Louis Rams’ options

New coach says his team has a “great opportunity” holding second overall pick.

By Mike Jones  |  11:58 AM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 02/24/2012

NFL combine: Robert Griffin III measures 6 feet, 2-3/8 inches tall

Any concerns over the height of Baylor’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback can be laid to rest.

By Mike Jones  |  11:03 AM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/24/2012

Stanford OT Jonathan Martin calls himself best in the draft

Stanford’s Jonathan Martin may not receive the top billing as the best offensive tackle at the NFL Combine according to the scouting services. But Martin on Thursday declared himself the best tackle in the NFL Draft.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 02/23/2012

NFL Draft: Mike Adams prepared for NFL, past off-field issues

When Ohio State tackle Mike Adams recalls the best opponents he faced during his college career, Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan gets a nod.

By Mike Jones  |  04:06 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 02/23/2012

NFL Draft: Vikings open to trading down from No. 3

Redskins’ chances of landing Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III could improve if they are willing to make a deal.

By Mike Jones  |  01:03 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 02/23/2012

NFL Combine gets underway with linemen and tight ends

We’re here at Lucas Oil Stadium where the NFL Scouting Combine fully gets underway this morning. The combine’s first group of players features the punters and kickers, offensive linemen and tight ends.

By Mike Jones  |  11:18 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 02/20/2012

Busy week ahead for Redskins officials

Teams can begin placing franchise tags and the NFL Scouting Combine gets underway Wednesday.

By Mike Jones  |  10:57 AM ET, 02/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Redskins hire Phillip Daniels as director of player development

The Washington Redskins on Friday announced the hiring of former defensive end Phillip Daniels as director of player development.

By Mike Jones  |  04:25 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 02/17/2012

McShay: Redskins have options in NFL draft

The sixth overall pick puts Washington “inside that safe zone.”

By Mike Jones  |  11:45 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Mike Mayock: Robert Griffin III ‘the most exciting young player in this year’s draft’

NFL Network analyst says that Heisman Trophy winner has few flaws and is worth trading up for.

By Mike Jones  |  10:40 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Mike Mayock: Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill could go in the first round

NFL draft guru Mike Mayock believes that this year’s surprise first-round quarterback will be Texas A&M’s Ryan Tannehill.

By Mike Jones  |  04:37 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Post Sports Live: Peyton Manning, the Nationals and Jeremy Lin

The Post Sports Live crew discusses the likelihood of Peyton Manning joining the Redskins, previews spring training for the Nationals, and talks about Linsanity.

By Post Sports editors  |  01:52 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 02/14/2012

NFL draft: Redskins’ best QB option could be Texas A&M’s Ryan Tannehill

The Redskins should select a passer in this year’s draft, groom him and then turn the wheel over to him next year.

By Mike Jones  |  11:30 AM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 02/10/2012

Matt Flynn: Why he might be a big risk for the Redskins

Though many see him as a good fit in D.C., the LSU product could carry significant risks.

By Mike Jones  |  12:32 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Why signing Kyle Orton would make sense for the Redskins

It definitely would lack the splash of signing Peyton Manning, but the Redskins might be better off going after Kyle Orton.

By Mike Jones  |  01:24 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 02/08/2012

George Mason ruled out as possible Redskins training camp location

The team continues to explore options that would enable it to hold training camp away from Redskins Park for the first time since 2002. But if they do, it won’t be at George Mason University.

By Mike Jones  |  01:23 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Lack of talent could hurt Redskins’ chances of landing Peyton Manning

Washington doesn’t measure up to other teams that are interested in the Indianapolis quarterback.

By Mike Jones  |  02:37 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:18 PM ET, 02/04/2012

Former Redskin Dick Stanfel falls short of election to Pro Football Hall of Fame

The guard who played three seasons for the Redskins in the 1950s was a finalist for the Class of 2012.

By Mark Maske  |  08:18 PM ET, 02/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Lorenzo Alexander gives back with bowling outing

Washington Redskins linebacker is working to find ways to express appreciation for fans.

By Mike Jones  |  03:10 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:33 AM ET, 02/01/2012

Lucas Oil Stadium capacity expanded to 68,000 for Super Bowl

Temporary seats and standing room spots will allow 68,000 people to watch the game in person.

By Mark Maske  |  07:33 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Super Bowl 2012: Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski sheds walking boot

Patriots’ star tight end still unsure whether he’ll be able to play in the Super Bowl.

By Mark Maske  |  06:06 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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