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The Insider: June, 2012

Posted at 07:50 PM ET, 06/29/2012

Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins receivers hold passing camp in Waco, Texas

Rookie quarterback convinces his receivers to come to Texas for an informal passing camp.

By Mike Jones  |  07:50 PM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 06/26/2012

Man arrested in RGIII alleged extortion attempt has colorful past

Richard Hurd has been in court before — the last time on “Judge Judy.”

By Mike Jones  |  12:24 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 06/25/2012

Robert Griffin III is alleged target of extortion plot

A former Baylor University basketball player was arrested for threatening to release derogatory information about a person the Waco Tribune says is the Redskins’ quarterback.

By Mike Jones  |  04:41 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 06/21/2012

Refs accuse NFL of unfair bargaining tactic

Season is drawing closer with no deal between NFL and locked out officials.

By Mark Maske  |  02:27 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 06/20/2012

Sen. Richard Durbin is satisfied with response by Roger Goodell, NFL to Saints bounty allegations

Sen. Richard Durbin says he is satisfied with the NFL’s response to allegations that Saints were paid bonuses to injure opponents. .

By Steve Yanda  |  06:32 PM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Football Insider

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 06/20/2012

Redskins set dates and times for training camp practices

Thirteen afternoon practices will be open to the public, including Fan Appreciation Day on Aug. 4.

By Mike Jones  |  05:37 PM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 06/19/2012

Redskins put standing room tickets up for sale

The Washington Redskins have completed the project that added a series of standing room only viewing areas to FedEx Field, and on Tuesday put those tickets on sale.

By Mike Jones  |  10:50 AM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 06/15/2012

Coaches still expect much from Santana Moss

Redskins’ WR Santana Moss wants to rebound from a disappointing 2011 campaign and return to the form he has shown for much of his career. His coaches expect that he will.

By Mike Jones  |  11:07 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 06/14/2012

With Brian Orakpo recuperating, Rob Jackson plays with the first team

As starter Brian Orakpo continues to recover from surgery, linebacker shows coaches what he can do.

By Matt Breen  |  02:15 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Brandon Meriweather appears set at strong safety, but Redskins free safety job still up for grabs

The Washington Redskins’ offseason program draws to a close today, and in six weeks, the players report for training camp. But there still are questions about the secondary.

By Mike Jones  |  12:05 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:54 PM ET, 06/13/2012

Brandon Banks must contribute at WR and KR to make the roster, Mike Shanahan says

Coach Mike Shanahan says he is asking more this year of the special teamer, who faces a deeper receiving corps.

By Garrison Cole  |  07:54 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 06/13/2012

Quick hits: Observations from Wednesday’s minicamp

Tight end is on the sideline helping coaches on third day of minicamp.

By Mike Jones  |  04:50 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 06/13/2012

Once again healthy, undrafted CB Chase Minnifield could make the team, Jim Haslett says

He is healthy again and Washington plans to carry eight cornerbacks.

By Garrison Cole  |  04:17 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 06/13/2012

Raheem Morris likes to trash talk in practice

Secondary coach says he intends to “pump up the juice” when training camp rolls around.

By Matt Breen  |  03:43 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 06/13/2012

Robert Griffin is learning fast, needs more reps, Kyle Shanahan says

Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan says rookie QB should practice with anyone, including his fiancee.

By Mike Jones  |  02:57 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 06/13/2012

Robert Griffin III says he will be smart with his feet

As a mobile quarterback, Griffin must learn how to protect himself by knowing when to run, when to elude tacklers and gain extra yardage and when to run out of bounds or slide to avoid punishing hits.

By Mike Jones  |  12:37 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 06/13/2012

Mike Shanahan says kicking competition will last through preseason

Coach Mike Shanahan says kickers Graham Gano and Neil Rackers have embraced the battle.

By Mike Jones  |  10:29 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:55 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Redskins playing it safe with starters recovering from injuries

They are holding a handful of potential starters out of 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills during minicamp

By Mike Jones  |  07:55 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:48 PM ET, 06/12/2012

No concerns about unsigned contracts among players and coaches

Coach Mike Shanahan and QB Robert Griffin III say they are certain a deal will be done in time for training camp

By Mike Jones  |  06:48 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Quick hits: Observations from Redskins minicamp

By Mike Jones  |  04:59 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Longshot TE Beau Reliford relying on his basketball skills

He did not play football until his junior year in high school but found the transition eased by skills he picked up playing basketball

By Matt Breen  |  11:29 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Redskins minicamp begins Monday

The Washington Redskins kick off a mandatory full-squad minicamp that is scheduled to run through Thursday.

By Mike Jones  |  10:38 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 06/08/2012

Evan Royster hopes to pick up where last season ended

He finished 2011 with two consecutive 100-yard rushing efforts.

By Matt Breen  |  04:48 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 06/08/2012

Mike Shanahan is happy with new offseason schedule

Redskins coach says team has been productive during shortened offseason practices.

By Mark Maske  |  03:02 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 06/08/2012

Niles Paul aims to have a job at tight end when training camp ends

Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe has provided encouragement as wideout makes the transition.

By Mark Maske  |  01:55 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 06/08/2012

Chris Cooley says a potent offense will have to be a team effort

Veterans must be in the right places at the right times for the rookie QB to succeed, according to tight end Chris Cooley.

By Mike Jones  |  12:27 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Mike Shanahan is eager to hold training camp in Richmond

Players will get to know each better when they spend down time at camp together, according to the head coach

By Mark Maske  |  05:03 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Robert Griffin III becoming more comfortable in Redskins’ offense

QB says he had his ‘ah ha’ moment this week.

By Mike Jones  |  03:44 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Wilson, Hankerson won’t be at full speed until training camp

Neither is badly hurt, but Coach Mike Shanahan said they want wide receiver to fully recover from surgery and safety to get past a thigh injury

By Mike Jones  |  02:26 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 06/07/2012

NFL concussions: football head injuries draw wide concern in Washington Post poll

More than half the public thinks the problem of concussions in the National Football League needs to be dealt with, according to a new Washington Post poll.

By Scott Clement  |  01:39 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Quick Hits: Observations from Thursday’s Redskins practice

Wide receiver goes through positional drills as he recovers from hip surgery.

By Mike Jones  |  01:01 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Little obvious competition between Graham Gano and Neil Rackers

The Redskins’ placekickers drill together during practice Thursday

By Matt Breen  |  12:31 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 06/06/2012

Redskins moving training camp to Richmond in 2013

Expansion of Ashburn facility, where team’s HQ will remain, is part of the deal.

By Anita Kumar and Mark Maske  |  10:58 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 06/04/2012

NFL to hire and train replacement officials

Contract talks have broken down between the league and the NFL Referees Association

By Mark Maske  |  02:48 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Arbitrator says he does not have authority to rule in three Saints’ bounty cases

Penalties against players were levied by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell; one case still pending

By Mark Maske  |  02:11 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 06/04/2012

Return of Jenkins, Carriker, Golston gives Redskins deep defensive line

Jarvis Jenkins’ return and this offseason’s re-signings of Adam Carriker and Kedric Golston give the Redskins a deep defensive line rotation.

By Mike Jones  |  11:23 AM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 06/02/2012

Kirk Cousins quietly gets to work

While Robert Griffin III juggles the demands of his stardom with the rigors of learning the NFL game, the Redskins’ other rookie quarterback is learning the ropes without much fanfare.

By Mark Maske  |  12:38 PM ET, 06/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 06/02/2012

Redskins add CB Morgan Trent to the mix; release Leigh Torrence

The Washington Redskins have signed free agent cornerback Morgan Trent, who spent time with three teams last season.

By Mike Jones  |  09:09 AM ET, 06/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 06/01/2012

Rex Grossman takes quarterback situation in stride

If last year’s starter is upset by the arrival of not one, but two drafted quarterbacks, he’s not letting on.

By Mark Maske  |  02:35 PM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washington redskins, rex grossman

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 06/01/2012

Raheem Morris implementing changes in Redskins secondary

New assistant coach Raheem Morris has preached a new philosophy while also revamping strategies.

By Mike Jones  |  11:23 AM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Mike Shanahan still isn’t ready to talk about cap hit, but says he will

Coach says he will reveal impact of $36 million sanction when he is able.

By Mark Maske  |  05:35 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Mike Shanahan says hit was most jarring accident of his career

But he says he was fine 20 minutes after receiver Josh Morgan and cornerback Brandyn Thompson knocked him woozy last week.

By Mark Maske  |  04:06 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Robert Griffin III says he is growing more comfortable with Redskins’ offense

Rookie QB says he is developing good chemistry with teammates, and that his relationship with Coach Mike Shanahan is strong.

By Mike Jones  |  03:18 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Mike Shanahan can’t remember what he told team after he was leveled at practice May 21

He spoke to the team after he was knocked woozy at May 21 practice, but can’t remember what he said.

By Mike Jones  |  02:16 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 05/31/2012

Kirk Cousins signs contract with Redskins

Fourth-round pick out of Michigan State is competing to be Robert Griffin III”s backup.

By Mike Jones  |  08:35 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washington redskins

 

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