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The Insider: April, 2012

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 04/29/2012

Redskins add 12 undrafted rookies

Washington has signed 12 rookies who went undrafted this weekend, including Virginia defensive back Chase Minnifield.

By Mike Jones  |  09:30 AM ET, 04/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/29/2012

Mike Shanahan pleased with Redskins’ draft

Coach Mike Shanahan says that like last year, his team was able to draft great depth and players capable of making contributions on both sides of the ball.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 08:37 PM ET, 04/28/2012

49ers draft Virginia’s Cam Johnson in final round

Gonzaga grad Cam Johnson led the Cavaliers in sacks last season. San Francisco took him with the 30th pick in the seventh and final round,

By Preston Williams  |  08:37 PM ET, 04/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 04/28/2012

Redskins turn to defense in the seventh round

Washington drafts SMU cornerback Richard Crawford and Iowa safety Jordan Bernstine.

By Mike Jones  |  06:23 PM ET, 04/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 04/28/2012

Redskins add offensive depth in sixth round

Washington picks Florid Atlanntic running back Alfred Morris and South Dakota tackle Thomas Compton

By Mike Jones  |  05:31 PM ET, 04/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 04/28/2012

Reports: Redskins release QB John Beck

After drafting Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins and Rex Grossman having been re-signed, QB John Beck was expendable.

By Mike Jones  |  04:28 PM ET, 04/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 04/28/2012

Robert Griffin III understands the pressure he’s under to win

New Redskins QB says he understands the pent-up need for a winner in Washington and will try to help the team as quickly as he can.

By Steve Yanda  |  04:04 PM ET, 04/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 04/28/2012

Cowboys draft Tech receiver Danny Coale

Episcopal grad is first offensive draftee for Dallas

By Preston Williams  |  03:30 PM ET, 04/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 04/28/2012

Iowa guard Adam Gettis goes to Redskins in fifth round

Adam Gettis is Washington’s fifth round pick

By Mike Jones  |  02:51 PM ET, 04/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 04/28/2012

Redskins take ILB Keenan Robinson in fourth round

The fourth-round pick from Texas will be moved from outside linebacker and could be groomed as London Fletcher’s successor.

By Mike Jones  |  02:19 PM ET, 04/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 04/28/2012

At FedEx, waiting for RGIII

Fans line up hours before the stadium opens to get an up-close and personal look at the Redskins’ new savior at quarterback.

By Steve Yanda  |  01:56 PM ET, 04/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 04/28/2012

Redskins surprise with fourth round pick of QB Kirk Cousins

Draft of Michigan State quarterback appears to be bad news for current third-stringer John Beck.

By Mike Jones  |  01:08 PM ET, 04/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 04/28/2012

Redskins have six picks on Day 3 of NFL Draft

The third and final day of the NFL Draft gets underway with the Redskins’ ready to spend six picks in rounds four through seven.

By Mike Jones  |  12:16 PM ET, 04/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:24 PM ET, 04/27/2012

Giants take another Hokie, cornerback Jayron Hosley

New York spends 94th pick on cornerback Jayron Hosley after using 32 selection to grab RB David Wilson.

By Josh Barr  |  11:24 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:52 PM ET, 04/27/2012

Redskins take SMU guard Josh LeRibeus

Selection comes after team trades down to 71st overall

By Mark Maske  |  09:52 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:36 PM ET, 04/27/2012

Redskins trade down two spots in third round

They move from 69 to 71 and add a seventh-round pick in a trade with Buffalo

By Mark Maske  |  09:36 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:44 PM ET, 04/27/2012

Tennessee Titans draft former Wilde Lake LB Zach Brown in second round

Was a Butkus Award semifinalist at North Carolina this past season

By Josh Barr  |  08:44 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:39 PM ET, 04/27/2012

Patriots draft former H.D. Woodson star Tavon Wilson in second round

Safety made 81 tackles this past season as a senior at Illinois

By Josh Barr  |  08:39 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 04/27/2012

And now the real work begins

Barring any wheeling and dealing, the Redskins will not pick until the third round, 69th overall, as the draft continues Friday night.

By Washington Post Sports  |  06:35 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 04/27/2012

Redskins have to wait for third round to pick again

Washington gave up second-round pick for rights to draft Robert Griffin III.

By Mark Maske  |  09:18 AM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:29 PM ET, 04/26/2012

New York Giants take Virginia Tech RB David Wilson

RB is the first player from a local college taken in the 2012 NFL Draft

By Mike Jones  |  11:29 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:03 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Browns trade up to No. 3

Team wants Alabama RB Trent Richardson to ease the burden on QB Colt McCoy

By Mike Jones  |  08:03 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:52 PM ET, 04/26/2012

NFL Draft 2012: Open thread

There’s no suspense at the top but the Cleveland Browns have already traded up to No. 3 and the rest of the first round contains a lot of intrigue. Tell us what you think.

By Washington Post Sports  |  07:52 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Bruce Allen: Robert Griffin III fits Redskins’ offense ‘to a T’

Washington Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen says that Robert Griffin III fits his team’s offense perfectly, and praised the quarterback’s work ethic and dedication.

By Mike Jones  |  05:27 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 04/26/2012

NFL draft 2012: New Era unveils the Redskins cap Robert Griffin III will wear

A look at the hat that will be worn by Robert Griffin III when he is selected by the Redskins tonight.

By Mike Jones  |  01:30 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Robert Griffin III believes Cam Newton-like success is possible

Cam Newton last season surprised people by making an immediate impact as a rookie for Carolina; Robert Griffin III thinks he can make similar contributions.

By Mike Jones  |  01:10 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/26/2012

NFL Draft: Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck discuss their futures

The top picks in NFL Draft address their likely destinations.

By Post Sports editors  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Robert Griffin III not worried about criticism, scrutiny in D.C.

Redskins’ quarterback of the future knows love-fest could die down, but that doesn’t bother him.

By Mike Jones  |  12:12 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Robert Griffin III believes he may have hurt Colts’ feelings

Indianapolis finalized its plans to draft Andrew Luck first overall after Griffin refused to have a private workout for the team, he says.

By Mike Jones  |  04:14 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Mike Shanahan says Redskins will adjust their offense to take advantage of Robert Griffin’s skills

Team is prepared to adjust its offense to take advantage of Robert Griffin III’s skills, coach says.

By Mark Maske  |  03:51 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Mike Shanahan says Jabar Gaffney could remain with Redskins

Coach Mike Shanahan says he has given the wide receiver to look for opportunities with other teams, but Gaffney could compete for time in Washington.

By Mark Maske  |  02:53 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Mike Shanahan excited about prospect of Robert Griffin III

Redskins coach says “nothing is 100 percent” certain, but expressed excitement about selecting Robert Griffin III with the second pick in the NFL draft.

By Mark Maske  |  01:26 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Robert Griffin III soaking up the draft week experience

With suspense about where he’ll be playing gone, Redskins’ quarterback-in-waiting Robert Griffin III is enjoying his pre-draft days.

By Mike Jones  |  01:16 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 04/25/2012

The worst birthday Robert Griffin III ever had

On Griffin’s 13th birthday, his father was deployed to Iraq

By Washington Post Sports  |  11:31 AM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:35 PM ET, 04/24/2012

Kicker Neil Rackers says he’s signed with the Redskins

Veteran place kicker Neil Rackers tells a Houston TV station he’s coming to the Redskins to compete with Graham Gano.

By Mark Maske  |  10:35 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 04/24/2012

Several local products could be selected in 2012 NFL Draft

A number of local products, including three 2007 All-Met selections, hope to hear their names called during this weekend’s NFL Draft. Former Wilde Lake standout Zach Brown could go as high as the second round.

By Paul Tenorio  |  02:51 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 04/24/2012

NFL won’t take action on Saints eavesdropping allegations until legal process is complete

The NFL won’t take action on the New Orleans Saints eavesdropping allegations until the legal process is finished.

By Mark Maske  |  02:43 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 04/24/2012

Roger Goodell says penalties for Saints players coming “very soon”

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says evidence is clear that New Orleans players embraced bounty system.

By Mark Maske  |  02:36 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 04/24/2012

Redskins bringing back OLB Chris Wilson

He is expected to compete for playing time as backup to Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan

By Mike Jones  |  02:18 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 04/24/2012

It’s official: Colts will take Andrew Luck

Indianapolis GM Ryan Grigson tells reporters it’s time to confirm what everyone already knows.

By Mark Maske  |  01:57 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 04/24/2012

Redskins are nearly $5 million under the NFL salary cap

Even with $18 million penalty imposed by the league, Washington has money to spend.

By Mark Maske  |  01:45 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 04/24/2012

2012 NFL draft: The intrigue begins with the third pick

Minnesota,at No. 3, and Cleveland, at No. 4, will decide much of the early first round with their selections

By Mark Maske  |  12:14 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 04/24/2012

Bill Polian: Key to success is drafting best player available

How should the Redskins go about using their six picks in rounds three through seven?

By Mike Jones  |  10:21 AM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:59 PM ET, 04/23/2012

NFL increases offseason roster limit to 90 players

The roster increase, up from 80 players, will take effect on Tuesday.

By Mark Maske  |  09:59 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Report: Saints GM was able to listen to opposing coaches’ conversations

ESPN says Mickey Loomis had an electronic device in his suite that allowed him to eavesdrop on opposing coaches’ discussions.

By Mark Maske  |  05:46 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Bryan Kehl to join Redskins at ILB

He and Lorenzo Alexander would back up London Fletcher and Perry Riley under current plans

By Mike Jones  |  12:28 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Ken Harvey to represent Redskins on second day of NFL draft

He will announce Redskins’ third round pick.

By Mike Jones  |  12:16 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 04/23/2012

Mel Kiper Jr.: Robert Griffin III should succeed faster than Andrew Luck

ESPN NFL draft analyst believes Robert Griffin III will prosper before fellow quarterback Andrew Luck, whom the Indianapolis Colts are expected to draft first overall on Thursday.

By Mike Jones  |  10:32 AM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 04/21/2012

Tim Hightower visits New England Patriots

Redskins still may be able to sign versatile running back

By Mike Jones  |  12:36 PM ET, 04/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 04/21/2012

Bill Polian: Robert Griffin III is ‘a threat that we really haven’t seen before’

Ever since Robert Griffin III established himself as one of the top prospects in the NFL draft, the question has been asked repeatedly: Which NFL player does Baylor quarterback’s game most closely resemble?

By Mike Jones  |  07:30 AM ET, 04/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 04/20/2012

Mike Mayock doesn’t see any red flags with Robert Griffin III

The likely Redskin QB’s character was questioned in a report from an unnamed scout that said he has a “selfish streak,” and NFL Network reporter Albert Breer chimed in as well. But analyst Mike Mayock disagrees.

By Mike Jones  |  02:55 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 04/20/2012

NFL seeks dismissal of Redskins’ and Cowboys’ salary cap case

League says because players union agreed to cuts for Redskins and Cowboys, teams cannot contest them.

By Mark Maske  |  01:21 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 04/20/2012

Niles Paul preparing to switch to tight end

Wide receiver will bulk up to his more “natural weight” of 234 pounds and has begun learning the new position.

By Mike Jones  |  12:11 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Taking the measure of Robert Griffin III

He again proves his amazing athletic ability, this time in a laboratory setting. But there is always room for improvement.

By Dave Sheinin  |  05:41 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Trade calmed Robert Griffin III’s nerves when it reduced his prospects to Colts and Redskins

Once he knew he’d be either a Colt or a Redskin, pre-draft days became fun again.

By Mike Jones  |  12:24 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 04/19/2012

Colts tell Andrew Luck he’s their man; Redskins all clear for Griffin III

Selection of Stanford QB as first overall pick next week would clear the way for Redskins to take Robert Griffin III with the next choice

By Mike Jones  |  11:23 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 04/18/2012

WR Jabar Gaffney says Redskins are shopping him

His agent has been told that Washington will trade or release the wide receiver, who led the team in receptions last year.

By Mike Jones  |  05:13 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 04/18/2012

Arbitration hearing scheduled in Redskins, Cowboys salary cap case

The NFL’s arbitrator will hold a hearing on a bid by the Redskins and Cowboys to reverse sharp cuts in their salary cap.

By Mark Maske  |  02:05 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 04/18/2012

Redskins have sixth-easiest NFL schedule

Based on opponents’ records, Redskins positioned to better last year’s 5-11 mark.

By Mike Jones  |  12:24 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:17 PM ET, 04/17/2012

2012 Redskins schedule: Thanksgiving in Dallas

The Redskins play the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day, one of two nationally televised games in 2012.

By Mike Jones  |  07:17 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 04/17/2012

Lorenzo Alexander transitioning to inside linebacker

With London Fletcher freshly inked to a new contract and fellow inside linebacker Perry Riley set as the other starter as he enters his third pro season, the Washington Redskins plan to groom Lorenzo Alexander as the primary backup at both positions.

By Mike Jones  |  02:50 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 04/17/2012

Lorenzo Alexander switching to inside linebacker

The veteran is special teams captain and has played seven positions in his five-year career.

By Mike Jones  |  11:50 AM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 04/16/2012

NFL schedule to be unveiled Tuesday

Details of league’s 2012 slate to be released Tuesday.

By Mark Maske  |  05:20 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 04/16/2012

NFL, union officials meet as announcement on bounty penalties nears

By Mark Maske  |  03:26 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Redskins’ offseason conditioning work gets underway

The Washington Redskins’ offseason conditioning program kicked off on Monday, and had 57 players for their first session, according to members of the team.

By Mike Jones  |  03:04 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Redskins make London Fletcher re-signing official

Re-signing free agent linebacker had been one of the Redskins’ top priorities in free agency.

By Mark Maske  |  02:38 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  redskins, london fletcher

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 04/16/2012

NFL draft: Blake DeChristopher believes durability will serve him well

Virginia Tech tackle Blake DeChristopher hopes the reliability he exhibited for the Hokies helps make him an attractive option to NFL teams.

By Mike Jones  |  02:05 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Redskins announce minicamp, OTA dates

Team gets set to start offseason workouts Monday.

By Washington Post Sports  |  04:13 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 04/13/2012

Redskins reach deal with linebacker London Fletcher [updated]

The pact with the team captain ends a lengthy negotiation. Terms were not immediately available.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  03:43 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 04/13/2012

Redskins sign free agent safety Tanard Jackson

The free agent, who played for Tampa Bay, will reunite with former coach Raheem Morris

By Mark Maske  |  01:39 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/13/2012

Oklahoma OT Donald Stephenson thinks he would fit well with Redskins

Tackle Donald Stephenson, projected as a third-round pick, said he ls familiar with the Redskins’ blocking schemes.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 04/12/2012

Joe Vitt is named interim replacement — for now — for New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton

Assistant head coach will lead team until he begins his own six-game suspension for his role in New Orleans scheme that paid players to injure opponents.

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Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Trial of accused Sean Taylor slayer postponed indefinitely

Hearing is set for July to allow alleged shooter’s new attorney to review the case.

By Amy Shipley  |  09:49 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Jarvis Jenkins cleared to play football

Defensive end is ready for offseason workouts that begin Monday after a seven-month rehab that followed surgery on his ACL.

By Mike Jones  |  03:00 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Jon Gruden confident about Robert Griffin III’s potential

Add the former coach to the extensive list of analysts who believe Robert Griffin III will fit perfectly into Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan’s system if Washington selects the Baylor quarterback.

By Mike Jones  |  01:08 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 04/11/2012

Steve Smith says rookie QB can succeed with Redskins

Carolina wideout Steve Smith has experience working — and succeeding — with a rookie quarterback.

By Mike Jones  |  10:43 AM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Redskins sign CB Leigh Torrence

Free agent, who last played for the New Orleans Saints, will get a second tour with Washington.

By Mike Jones  |  04:41 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Andrew Luck, Redskins will get some face time Tuesday and Wednesday

Andrew Luck will spend some time getting to know the Redskins this week.

By Mark Maske  |  04:04 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Redskins, Madieu Williams agree to terms

Madieu Williams, a safety who played college football at Maryland, has agreed to terms with the Redskins.

By Mike Jones  |  03:32 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 04/10/2012

Cal OT prospect Mitchell Schwartz views himself as a ‘complete player’

As he readies for the next chapter of his career, the Cal tackle knows that challenges await in the NFL. But the 6-foot-5, 318-pound Schwartz – a four-year starter – believes he is well prepared for the next level.

By Mike Jones  |  11:43 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Kedric Golston returning to Redskins; team signs free agent tackle James Lee

Seventh-year defensive end would be part of a rotation that also includes Jarvis Jenkins, Stephen Bowen and Adam Carriker. The team also signed free agent tackle James Lee.

By Mike Jones  |  05:40 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 04/09/2012

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upholds penalties against Saints’ coaches, team in bounty scheme

Team, coaches may see fines and other sanctions modified if they cooperate in future proceedings. Discipline of players still has not been announced.

By Mark Maske  |  01:57 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Versatility could help Jaymes Brooks’s draft chances

After earning second-team All-ACC honors as a junior and a senior at Virginia Tech, guard Jaymes Brooks has generated interest from a number of teams, including the Washington Redskins.

By Mike Jones  |  01:15 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:26 PM ET, 04/06/2012

Redskins reportedly plan several visits with Robert Griffin III

The Redskins reportedly will make several trips to Baylor University in the coming weeks to visit with the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback.

By Mark Maske  |  11:26 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 04/06/2012

Redskins pursuing former Terp Madieu Williams

The Washington Redskins hosted free agent safety Madieu Williams, and extended the former Maryland Terrapin a contract offer.

By Mike Jones  |  05:25 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Carlos Rogers downplays Redskins’ bounty system under Gregg Williams

Former Redskins and current 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers says Washington did not run a bounty system during their time together in Washington from 2005-2007.

By Mike Jones  |  12:01 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Redskins preseason schedule released

Matchups to include game against the Indianapolis Colts.

By Mike Jones  |  03:32 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Redskins’ free agent target Demetress Bell signs with Eagles

The Washington Redskins lost out on another free agent target along the offensive line.

By Mike Jones  |  12:33 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 04/04/2012

Shanahan responds to McNabb

The Redskins coach says he’ll let his record speak for itself when judging his record handling quarterbacks.

By Washington Post Sports  |  11:44 AM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Redskins salary cap space: $7.1 million

After NFL-imposed penalty and spending on free agents, the team has $7.1 million left under the cap.

By Mark Maske  |  03:54 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 04/03/2012

Robert Griffin III declines Colts’ request for private workout

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay says Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, through his agent, declined a request for a private workout.

By Mike Jones  |  11:18 AM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 04/02/2012

Redskins to remove another 4,000 seats from FedEx Field

The team has received approval to remove another 4,000 seats from its stadium.

By Mike Jones and Ovetta Wiggins  |  06:22 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 04/02/2012

Will the Colts pick Robert Griffin III? Michael Wilbon says they might

The assumption has been he will go the Redskins. But Michael Wilbon says he hears the Colts giving serious consideration to selecting him No. 1.

By Washington Post Sports  |  03:25 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 04/02/2012

LB Rocky McIntosh visits Miami Dolphins

The free agent linebacker visited Miami on Sunday, according to his agent.

By Mike Jones  |  10:46 AM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 03/31/2012

Robert Griffin III meets fans at Chantilly card show

The Baylor quarterback and Redskins target signs autographs for fans at a sports memorabilia show.

By Mike Jones  |  06:14 PM ET, 03/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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