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The Insider: February, 2013

Posted at 10:22 PM ET, 02/28/2013

NFL salary cap set at $123 million per team

That figure is about $2 million higher than originally projected, helping a team such as the Redskins that might be facing a cap squeeze.

By Mark Maske  |  10:22 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins salary cap

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 02/28/2013

Offseason questions: Is Josh LeRibeus ready for a larger role?

Is center/guard ready to contend for a starting job?

By Mike Jones  |  11:29 AM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  josh leribeus, offseason questions, Redskins, Redskins personnel, Redskins Roster

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 02/27/2013

NFL to look into player's allegation that he was asked about sexual orientation at combine

Colorado tight end Nick Kasa said in radio interview this week he was asked by a team, "Do you like girls?"

By Mark Maske  |  03:26 PM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL Combine, NFL scouting combine

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 02/27/2013

Josh Morgan is recovering from three surgeries

Wide receiver had operations on his right ankle and both hands.

By Mike Jones  |  02:15 PM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Josh Morgan, Redskins, Redskins injuries

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 02/26/2013

Mixed views on strength of Redskins' legal position in salary cap case

Team seeks to recoup $18 million cut by NFL as penalty

By Mark Maske  |  03:57 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins salary cap case

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 02/26/2013

Tyrann Mathieu has another solid showing at combine, this time on the field

Looking still to cement themselves in the minds of NFL talent evaluators as some of the best at their position, cornerbacks and safeties had their day on the field Tuesday.

By Mike Jones  |  03:16 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL scouting combine

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 02/26/2013

Fred Davis cleared to ramp up physical activity

Tight end is recovering from season-ending Achilles’ tendon injury.

By Mike Jones  |  02:32 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, Redskins, Redskins injuries, Redskins Roster

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 02/26/2013

Redskins hire former Chargers GM A.J. Smith as adviser

Ex-Chargers GM A.J. Smith comes to Washington after being fired by San Diego this past season.

By Mike Jones  |  09:36 AM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.J. Smith, Front office

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Redskins put contract talks on hold as they work to recoup salary cap space Updated

It's not clear how team, which has lost before an arbitrator, plans to fight cap reduction.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  01:19 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins salary cap, Redskins salary cap case

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Johnathan Cyprien looks to become the next small-school player to shine in the NFL

Florida International University safety is determined to prove he is the best player at his position at the NFL combine

By Mike Jones  |  12:17 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL scouting combine, Redskins draft, Redskins prospects, Redskins Roster

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 02/24/2013

Tyrann Mathieu moves on from 'The Honey Badger' and drug habit, hoping for shot in the NFL

A seemingly humble and rather candid Tyrann Mathieu says his main message to NFL teams is that he has learned from his mistakes.

By Mike Jones  |  04:06 PM ET, 02/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL scouting combine

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 02/24/2013

Wide receivers Tavon Austin, Marquise Goodwin post eye-catching 40 times at NFL Scouting Combine

Each is timed unofficially at 4.25 seconds, just off Chris Johnson's combine record of 4.24.

By Mark Maske  |  11:18 AM ET, 02/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL scouting combine

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 02/24/2013

Maryland TE Matt Furstenburg puts himself on the radar at NFL combine

The former Terp reported to Indianapolis last week for the scouting combine well aware that he needed a good showing to help increase his draft stock.

By Mike Jones  |  11:02 AM ET, 02/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL scouting combine

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 02/23/2013

Manti Te'o says at NFL combine that he has 'answered everything I could' about hoax

The former Notre Dame linebacker addresses members of the media for close to 15 minutes at the NFL scouting combine.

By Mark Maske  |  03:40 PM ET, 02/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Manti Te'o, NFL scouting combine

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 02/23/2013

Redskins promote offensive assistant Mike McDaniel to receivers coach

The team fills the vacant position by promoting the 29-year-old who had spent the passt two seasons as an offensive assistant with the Redskins.

By Mike Jones  |  01:59 PM ET, 02/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Coaching staff, Mike McDaniel, Redskins receivers

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 02/23/2013

Tackles Terron Armstead, Lane Johnson turn heads in 40-yard dash at NFL combine

As the 40-yard dash got underway, it didn't take time for someone to impress.

By Mike Jones  |  01:04 PM ET, 02/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL Combine, NFL scouting combine

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 02/23/2013

Manti Te'o scheduled to address media at NFL scouting combine

On- and off-field performance of former Notre Dame star linebacker will be scrutinzed closely in wake of girlfriend-hoax controversy.

By Mark Maske  |  11:20 AM ET, 02/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL scouting combine

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 02/22/2013

Virginia Tech's Corey Fuller following in brother's footsteps to NFL

Receiver's older brother Vince was an NFL defensive back for eight years

By Mike Jones  |  06:25 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Corey Fuller, NFL Combine

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 02/22/2013

Will Redskins' final appeal of salary cap reduction be 'informal'?

Team is set to absorb second half of $36 million penalty this season.

By Mark Maske  |  05:21 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Redskins salary cap, Redskins salary cap case

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 02/22/2013

James Andrews: Robert Griffin III 'way ahead of schedule'

Rehab proceeding well but aim is to do what's best for QB's career.

By Mike Jones  |  04:29 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III, Robert Griffin III rehab

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 02/22/2013

Standards higher for rookie QBs after Griffin, Luck, Wilson

Expectations high for NFL rookie quarterbacks

By Mark Maske  |  04:08 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, NFL scouting combine, Quarterbacks

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 02/22/2013

Baylor WR Terrance Williams expects dramatic comeback from Robert Griffin III

Former teammate saw Griffin's work ethic after first knee surgery.

By Mike Jones  |  02:03 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Robert Griffin III, Robert Griffin III rehab

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 02/22/2013

Sustained success of zone read, pistol formations hinges on diversity

Onus is on offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan to develop new wrinkles

By Mike Jones  |  11:45 AM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins offense, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 02/22/2013

Syracuse OT Justin Pugh aims to sell his versatility to NFL teams

As he looks to impress NFL officials, coaches and scouts at football's Scouting Combine, Syracuse offensive tackle hopes that versatility stands out as one of his best traits.

By Mike Jones  |  10:36 AM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jordan Pugh, NFL Combine, Redskins

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 02/22/2013

NFL players' union not likely to approve later free agency

Players generally want to know as soon as possible where they'll be playing the following season

By Mark Maske  |  09:38 AM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, NFL schedule, NFL scouting combine

Posted at 10:03 PM ET, 02/21/2013

NFL considers pushing back combine, free agency, draft in future years

Proposed changes to calendar would put scouting combine in early March, opening of free agent market in early April and the NFL draft in early May.

By Mark Maske  |  10:03 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL scouting combine

Posted at 07:16 PM ET, 02/21/2013

NFL to monitor playing-field conditions more closely after FedEx Field criticized in playoffs

Ray Anderson, league's executive VP, says 'that instance certainly highlighted the need for us to re-engage and be much more involved in enforcing our current rules and policies.'

By Mark Maske  |  07:16 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FedEx Field

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 02/21/2013

Top NFL official says 'it's just enough' of haggling between league, union over HGH testing

NFL senior VP Adolpho Birch says the league has offered the union what it wants on appeals of positive HGH tests.

By Mark Maske  |  04:51 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  HGH testing

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 02/21/2013

NFL's competition committee discusses possible expansion of playoff field

One playoff team could be added in each conference. It's also possible that the preseason could be shortened from four games to two.

By Mark Maske  |  03:32 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL playoffs

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 02/21/2013

Pittsburgh Steelers valued Danny Smith's experience, ties to city

He's a Pittsburgh guy, Steelers GM Kevin Colbert said Thursday at the NFL combine.

By Mike Jones  |  12:40 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Danny Smith

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 02/21/2013

NFL Scouting Combine getting underway

Tight ends, offensive linemen and special teams players got to town on Wednesday, and today, those same player groups descend on Lucas Oil Stadium for measurements, medical examinations, interviews and team interviews.

By Mike Jones  |  10:20 AM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL Combine

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 02/20/2013

London Fletcher says he's still deciding whether to play next season

Linebacker wants to be sure he can play at a level that satisfies him

By Sarah Kogod and Mark Maske  |  05:35 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Redskins, Redskins Roster

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 02/20/2013

Redskins begin initial talks on re-signing players, but no deals imminent

The Redskins begin initial negotiations with a number of their players with expiring contracts, but no signings are imminent.

By Mike Jones  |  08:57 AM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency

Posted at 10:39 PM ET, 02/19/2013

Union president Foxworth says players don't trust NFL or Goodell

Retired cornerback says 'there were some recent events that kind of broke that bridge again.'

By Mark Maske  |  10:39 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Roger Goodell

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 02/19/2013

Pierre Garcon likely to avoid surgery on problematic toe

Wideout is receiving an array of treatments to strengthen muscles and tendons

By Mike Jones  |  01:46 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pierre Garcon, Redskins, Redskins injuries

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 02/19/2013

Robert Griffin III says he will not compromise his career with speedy return

The quarterback says he will not put his career at risk to be on the field in Week 1.

By Mike Jones  |  12:55 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 02/19/2013

Offseason questions: Can the Redskins count on Brandon Meriweather?

Safety never managed to give the Washington Redskins an extended look at his ability in 2012.

By Mike Jones  |  10:11 AM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, offseason questions, Redskins, Redskins Roster

Posted at 08:02 PM ET, 02/18/2013

Mike Mayock: Safety Johnathan Cyprien 'makes a lot of sense' for Redskins

Mike Mayock believes that the Redskins are capable of getting an impact safety with their first pick of the draft (51st overall).

By Mike Jones  |  08:02 PM ET, 02/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL Combine, NFL draft

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 02/18/2013

NFL to use new aptitude test for players at scouting combine

NFL's new test, developed with the help of Washington attorney Cyrus Mehri, will not replace the Wonderlic intelligence test but is designed to complement the Wonderlic.

By Mark Maske  |  10:59 AM ET, 02/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL scouting combine

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 02/18/2013

Franchise tag period begins today

Starting today, the Washington Redskins and their fellow teams have a two-week window of opportunity in which they can use their franchise tag on a designated player.

By Mike Jones  |  10:05 AM ET, 02/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Franchise tag

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 02/15/2013

Roger Goodell's income reportedly tops $29 million

Commissioner's compensation reportedly tripled from 2010 to 2011

By Mark Maske  |  04:27 PM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Roger Goodell

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/15/2013

Offseason Questions: Will the Redskins re-sign Kory Lichtensteiger?

The left guard is eligible for unrestricted free agency and has said he would like to stay.

By Mark Maske  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 02/14/2013

Bruce Allen: No plans to change Redskins' name

Team's GM says it's "ludicrous" to infer team is trying to upset anyone.

By Mike Jones  |  06:05 PM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, Redskins, Redskins name, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 02/14/2013

Redskins sign nose tackle Ron Brace

Barry Cofield and Chris Neild also are under contract

By Mike Jones  |  11:18 AM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins Roster

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/14/2013

Offseason questions: Can LB Brian Orakpo stay healthy and have an impact?

As he enters his fifth season, he looks to rebound from injury and try again to establish himself as one of the NFL's best pass-rushing linebackers.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/13/2013

Offseason Questions: Will the Redskins get back any salary cap space?

Most believe there is little chance of recouping second half of $36 million cap space penalty.

By Mark Maske  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 02/12/2013

Offseason questions: What kind of a deal should the Redskins offer Fred Davis?

If he can return to the form he sported in 2011, Fred Davis will be extremely valuable to the Redskins.

By Mike Jones  |  07:01 AM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 02/11/2013

Redskins hire Broncos assistant Keith Burns to coach special teams [Updated]

Keith Burns will take over for Danny Smith.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  05:46 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Redskins coaches, special teams

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 02/11/2013

Offseason questions: What does the future hold for Santana Moss?

Set to turn 34 as he enters his 13th NFL season, Moss is owed just more than $6.1 million.

By Mike Jones  |  12:26 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  offseason questions, Redskins, Santana Moss

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 02/08/2013

Phillip Daniels out as Redskins director of player development

Daniels played for Washington from 2004 to 2010.

By Mike Jones  |  12:37 PM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Coaching staff, Phillip Daniels

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 02/07/2013

Jammal Brown's contract set to void Friday

Oft-injured offensive tackle Jammal Brown's contract is set to automatically void at 4 p.m. Friday, a move that will trigger $1.1 million in salary cap savings for the Redskins.

By Mike Jones  |  06:13 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jammal Brown

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 02/06/2013

Redskins cut backup cornerback D.J. Johnson

The Washington Redskins have cut backup cornerback D.J. Johnson, ending his second brief stint with the team in the last two seasons.

By Mike Jones  |  11:04 AM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.J. Johnson, Offseason moves

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 02/05/2013

Jordan Black has suspension lifted for offseason

The Redskins reserve tackle is eligible to participate in offseason workouts, though he has one game remaining on a suspension for performance-enhancing drugs.

By Mike Jones  |  06:32 PM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jordan Black

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 02/05/2013

Nightclub owner pleads not guilty to assaulting Trent Williams

Michael Miske Jr. is charged with second-degree assault, will stand trial April 8.

By Mike Jones  |  12:38 PM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trent Williams

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 02/04/2013

Roger Goodell: Power outage doesn't hurt New Orleans' chances of hosting another Super Bowl

Beyonce's halftime show not to blame for near-blackout, commissioner says.

By Kent Babb  |  12:03 PM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Roger Goodell, Super Bowl, The day after

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 02/04/2013

Redskins coaches expected to return to work this week

Evaluation of college players and free agents set to begin

By Mike Jones  |  11:18 AM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Coaching staff, Offseason moves, Offseason planning, Redskins

Posted at 07:38 PM ET, 02/02/2013

Robert Griffin III wins NFL rookie of the year, says knee rehabilitation is ahead of schedule

The quarterback caps a thrilling season by becoming the first Redskins offensive player to win the award since 1975. He also says his knee rehabilitation is ahead of schedule.

By Rick Maese  |  07:38 PM ET, 02/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 02/01/2013

Rookie of the year winner to be announced Saturday night

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and his fans will learn on Saturday night if he will cap his impressive first season in the NFL with rookie of the year honors.

By Mike Jones  |  12:08 PM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Robert Griffin III, Rookie of the Year

 

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