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The Insider: April, 2013

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Word around Washington: Reactions to the Redskins’ draft

What's being written about Washington's 2013 rookie class.

By Keith McMillan  |  05:02 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Word around Washington

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 04/30/2013

Brandon Meriweather remains on schedule for training camp return

Washington Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather said that his recovery from surgery to repair a torn ACL continues to progress positively and that he is on schedule to return to action by the start of training camp.

By Mike Jones  |  10:32 AM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 04/29/2013

2013 NFL Draft Rewind: Grading the AFC

Mark Maske reviews how the AFC teams performed in the 2013 NFL draft.

By Mark Maske  |  06:17 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, nfl draft 2013

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 04/29/2013

2013 NFL Draft Rewind: Grading the NFC

Mark Maske reviews how the NFC teams performed in the 2013 NFL draft.

By Mark Maske  |  03:01 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 04/29/2013

Monday mailbag: Rookies who could take veterans' jobs, and more. . .

Mike Jones answers readers' questions, starting with an assessment of which recently drafted rookies could push Redskins vets out of jobs.

By Mike Jones  |  01:01 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Monday Mailbag

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 04/29/2013

What did you think of the Redskins' draft?

Given some time to digest it all, what's your feeling on Washington's draft class?

By Keith McMillan  |  08:07 AM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013, Redskins draft

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 04/28/2013

Send your mailbag questions

The Washington Redskins had what Mike Shanahan believes will shake out to be a successful draft, adding three potential play-makers to the secondary, a pair of possible third-down backs, an athletic tight end and pass-rusher.

By Mike Jones  |  12:02 PM ET, 04/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Monday Mailbag

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 04/28/2013

Redskins add collection of undrafted rookies

The Redskins have added two offensive linemen, an inside linebacker, two wide receivers and a cornerback.

By Mike Jones  |  11:14 AM ET, 04/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins draft

Posted at 08:46 PM ET, 04/27/2013

Mike Shanahan talks Redskins draft picks

As the Redskins wrapped up its drafting Saturday night, their coach said he felt good about the collection of players acquired.

By Mike Jones  |  08:46 PM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Redskins draft

Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 04/27/2013

Redskins take RB Jawan Jamison out of Rutgers in seventh round

The Washington Redskins closed out the 2013 NFL Draft by selecting Rutgers running back Jawan Jamison in the seventh round - the 228th overall pick of the draft.

By Mike Jones  |  07:04 PM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins draft

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 04/27/2013

Redskins take another safety, Bacarri Rambo, with 191st overall pick

The Washington Redskins went safety again, taking Georgia's Bacarri Rambo with the 191st pick of the NFL draft.

By Mike Jones  |  05:47 PM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins draft, Safeties, Secondary

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 04/27/2013

Redskins draft RB Chris Thompson, LB Brandon Jenkins out of Florida State

The Redskins in the fifth round selected a pair of players out of Florida State, taking running back Chris Thompson with the 154th overall pick and outside linebacker Brandon Jenkins with the 162nd pick.

By Mike Jones  |  04:23 PM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins draft

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 04/27/2013

Phillip Thomas: 'I feel like I'm going to be the steal of the draft'

As he watched and waited while more than a hundred players came off of the NFL draft board ahead of him, Fresno State safety Phillip Thomas fought to keep his emotions in check.

By Mike Jones  |  02:41 PM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013, Redskins draft

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 04/27/2013

Redskins select Phillip Thomas in fourth round

By selecting the ball-hawking safety from Fresno State in the fourth round of the NFL draft, the Redskins turn their attention back to upgrading their secondary.

By Mike Jones  |  01:31 PM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Redskins draft

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 04/27/2013

NFL draft Day 3 -- Redskins still have some top prospects available at positions of need

With five picks (a fourth, two fifths, a sixth and seventh) on this final day of the draft, Washington should be able to meet more needs as quality players remain on the board.

By Mike Jones  |  11:37 AM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Redskins draft

Posted at 12:11 AM ET, 04/27/2013

Mike Shanahan breaks down draft picks David Amerson, Jordan Reed

Mike Shanahan believes that in David Amerson and Jordan Reed, the Redskins have added two prospects that will establish themselves as playmakers on their respective sides of the ball.

By Mike Jones  |  12:11 AM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013, Redskins draft

Posted at 11:05 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Round 3 roundup: Glennon is third QB chosen; Barkley and Nassib still available

Quarterback have fallen off the board at the rate of one per round, but USC’s Matt Barkley and Syracuse’s Ryan Nassib have tumbled down the board.

By Mark Maske  |  11:05 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013

Posted at 10:04 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Redskins draft Florida tight end Jordan Reed in Round 3

Washington uses its third-round pick (85th overall) on Florida’s Jordan Reed, a 6-foot-2, 236 pound tight end who led the Gators with 45 catches last fall.

By Mike Jones  |  10:04 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013, Redskins draft

Posted at 09:35 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Second round roundup: Manti Te'o, Geno Smith chosen

Manti Te'o, Geno Smith chosen in second round of NFL draft

By Mark Maske  |  09:35 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013

Posted at 07:59 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Redskins draft cornerback David Amerson in Round 2 [updated]

By Mike Jones  |  07:59 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, nfl draft 2013, Redskins draft

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 04/26/2013

NFL draft open thread & guide to Round 2

If you're just sitting down to join the NFL draft coverage, the Redskins get a chance to pick in Round 2, and several name players are still available as well.

By Keith McMillan  |  05:31 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013, Redskins draft

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Redskins restructure Josh Wilson's deal to save cap space

The Washington Redskins have restructured the contract of cornerback Josh Wilson to create more flexibility beneath the salary cap.

By Mike Jones  |  01:54 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Josh Wilson, Redskins salary cap

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 04/26/2013

NFL draft: Alec Ogletree becomes part of Rams' compensation for Robert Griffin III trade

St. Louis takes the Georgia linebacker 30th after trading down from the 22nd pick they had received from the Redskins in 2012.

By Mark Maske  |  11:36 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013, Robert Griffin III, Robert Griffin III trade

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 04/26/2013

NFL draft 2013: First-round winners and losers

NFL DRAFT | It was a good night for offensive linemen. As for quarterbacks, running backs and the Bills? Not so much.

By Mark Maske  |  11:20 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 04/26/2013

Manti Te'o, Geno Smith are second-round NFL draft focal points

NFL DRAFT | Manti Te'o, Geno Smith, Matt Barkley and Ryan Nassib are among the notable names who could be picked in tonight’s second round.

By Mark Maske  |  11:01 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, nfl draft 2013

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 04/26/2013

NFL draft: Breaking down the best players available for the Redskins

The Washington Redskins, as expected, sat tight during the first night of the NFL Draft and tonight will spring into action with picks in the second and third rounds, the first of which begins at 6:30 p.m.

By Mike Jones  |  10:02 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins draft

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 04/26/2013

NFL draft 2013 -- Who's left for the Redskins on Day 2

Let's take stock of who is available after Round 1, and who might slide to Washington at pick No. 51

By Keith McMillan  |  08:02 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013, Redskins draft

Posted at 07:58 PM ET, 04/25/2013

NFL Draft 2013 -- Live blog & other essential Round 1 links

Need to be pointed in the right direction on draft night? The Insider's got you.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:58 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013, Redskins draft

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 04/25/2013

Another mock draft: If Fisher goes No. 1, how does that change things?

With rumors of the Chiefs perhaps settling on a different tackle with the first overall pick, the rest of the mock draft order shifts around some.

By Mark Maske  |  01:22 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 04/25/2013

Redskins do extensive homework on prospects with troubled pasts

when investigating a draft candidate with a sketchy background, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said his staff does extensive work to gain as clear a picture as possible.

By Mike Jones  |  11:10 AM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013, Redskins draft

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 04/25/2013

Who do Redskins fans not want to see drafted tonight?

The Redskins might be sitting out Round 1 of the draft, but fans can still enjoy tonight by watching to see who doesn't get picked, and remains available for Washington in Round 2.

By Keith McMillan  |  08:08 AM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013, Redskins draft

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Redskins on sideline, but still plenty of first-round intrigue in NFL draft Thursday night

Will Manti Te'o be chosen Thursday night? Will any quarterbacks be taken? What will the Rams do with the pick they got from the Redskins? There is no shortage of storylines.

By Mark Maske  |  04:17 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, nfl draft 2013

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Shanahan doesn't want to see Griffin do anything too quickly

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that while Robert Griffin III remains ahead of schedule in his recovery from the reconstruction of his right knee, he doesn't want the second-year quarterback to do too much too soon.

By Mike Jones  |  03:32 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Shanahan: Redskins prepared for multiple scenarios

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said although the team doesn't have a first-round pick this year, they have prepared for multiple scenarios.

By Mike Jones  |  01:41 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins draft

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Shanahan on the draft: Trading into first-round a long shot

At Mike Shanahan's pre-draft press conference, the Redskins coach offers small nuggets on the team's thought process.

By Keith McMillan  |  01:17 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins draft

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 04/24/2013

How much draft-day movement can we expect from the Redskins?

Mike Shanahan's three-year history of Redskins drafts suggests that Washington won't stand pat during the three-day NFL draft.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:01 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013, Redskins draft

Posted at 07:20 AM ET, 04/24/2013

NFL draft 2013 position preview: Defensive linemen

Sharrif Floyd tops the class of defensive line prospects in this year's NFL draft.

By Mike Jones  |  07:20 AM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 04/23/2013

NFL draft 2013: Another shot at a mock draft

Mark Maske takes one final crack at predicting the first round in what looks to be a fluid, hard-to-predict draft.

By Mark Maske  |  04:45 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 04/23/2013

Is 10-11 wins for the Redskins too optimistic?

Nearly 4,000 fans voted, and see 10 or 11 wins for the Redskins next year. Is that about right, or optimistic?

By Keith McMillan  |  10:40 AM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins schedule 2013

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 04/23/2013

2013 NFL draft position preview: tight ends

The way teams are using tight ends in the NFL these days gives Notre Dame's Tyler Eifert and Stanford's Zach Ertz hope of being first-round picks.

By Mark Maske  |  07:01 AM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, nfl draft 2013, tight ends

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 04/22/2013

Monday mail bag: Draft needs at corner, safety, tackle and more . . .

With Draft Weekend approaching, many of the topics on your minds are along those lines - the team's needs, the decision-making process, and how selections could impact the roster.

By Mike Jones  |  01:02 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Monday Mailbag, nfl draft 2013, Redskins draft

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 04/22/2013

Should the Redskins trade draft picks this year for better ones next year?

The Redskins might be able to parlay this year's second-rounder into a first-rounder next year. Would it be worth the wait for Washington?

By Keith McMillan  |  11:34 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nfl draft 2013, Redskins draft, Redskins draft needs

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 04/22/2013

2013 NFL draft position preview: Pass rushers

Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah, who has only three seasons of experience playing football, has become a tantalizing but risky prospect expected to be among the first 10 players drafted.

By Mike Jones  |  07:02 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defensive ends, NFL draft, outside linebackers

Posted at 09:38 PM ET, 04/21/2013

Redskins meeting with veteran DB Quentin Jammer

The Washington Redskins on Sunday evening hosted veteran cornerback Quentin Jammer as they continue to search for solutions to upgrade their secondary.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  09:38 PM ET, 04/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quentin Jammer, Redskins free agency, Washington Redskins

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 04/21/2013

2013 NFL draft position preview: Wide receivers

The Redskins have more pressing needs early, but late in the draft, the value is there at wide receiver.

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 AM ET, 04/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Wide Receivers

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 04/20/2013

2013 NFL draft position preview: Inside linebackers

Will Notre Dame's Manti Teo be taken in the first round?

By Mike Jones  |  07:02 AM ET, 04/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Linebackers, NFL draft

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 04/19/2013

Send in your questions for Monday's mail bag

Don't forget to send in your Redskins questions over the weekend and I'll answer them in the weekly Monday Mail Bag post.

By Mike Jones  |  05:31 PM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Monday Mail Bag

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 04/19/2013

Word around Washington: On the Redskins' right tackle & more

A roundup of what people are writing about the Redskins this week.

By Keith McMillan  |  03:01 PM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 04/19/2013

Redskins' strength of schedule ranks 18th in the league

The Washington Redskins' strength of schedule ranks 18th in the NFL with their 2013 opponents having recorded a combined 127-128-1 in last season.

By Mike Jones  |  10:40 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins schedule 2013

Posted at 08:14 PM ET, 04/18/2013

The Redskins' 2013 schedule [updated]

We've known Washington's opponents, but here's the full Redskins schedule, with prime time appearances and the six division games included.

By Keith McMillan  |  08:14 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL schedule, Redskins schedule 2013

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 04/18/2013

Redskins open the season on Monday night vs. Eagles, per Adam Carriker

Per defensive end Adam Carriker, the Redskins will open the season on Monday Night Football against the Eagles.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:44 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL schedule, Redskins schedule 2013, Redskins vs. Eagles

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/18/2013

Which Redskins games should go prime time?

When the NFL schedule is released later tonight, which of the Redskins' key matchups should be played for a national audience on a Monday, Thursday or a Sunday night?

By Keith McMillan  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL schedule, Opening kick, Redskins schedule 2013

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 04/18/2013

2013 NFL draft position preview: Running backs

The Rams got a haul of picks last season when the Redskins moved up to draft Robert Griffin III. One of those picks could go towards replacing RB Steven Jackson with Eddie Lacy.

By Mark Maske  |  07:01 AM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Running backs

Posted at 01:08 AM ET, 04/18/2013

Robert Griffin: Redskins medical staff forcing him to be patient

Robert Griffin III says he continues to make great progress, yet the team's medical staff is being cautious.

By Mike Jones  |  01:08 AM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  larry michael, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 06:55 PM ET, 04/17/2013

LaVar Arrington to announce Redskins' second-round draft pick

Former Redskins linebacker LaVar Arrington will announce Washington's second-round draft pick next week.

By Mike Jones  |  06:55 PM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LaVar Arrington, Washington Redskins

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 04/17/2013

Can the Redskins expect a safety drafted 51st to start immediately?

Can the Redskins expect a safety drafted 51st to start immediately?

By Keith McMillan  |  12:51 PM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, Safeties, Secondary

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 04/17/2013

Redskins announce preseason game dates and times

The Redskins finalize and announce dates and times for their preseason games.

By Mike Jones  |  11:53 AM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Schedule, NFL schedule, Preseason schedule, Redskins schedule, Redskins schedule 2013

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 04/17/2013

2013 NFL draft position preview: Cornerbacks

Dee Millner heads class, but after scare last fall, Houston’s D.J. Hayden could be there for Redskins.

By Mike Jones  |  07:01 AM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, NFL draft, Secondary

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 04/16/2013

Robert Griffin III making appearance at Redskins draft party

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and a number of teammates will be on hand for their team's annual NFL Draft party at FedEx Field on Saturday, April 27.

By Mike Jones  |  04:32 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins draft

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 04/16/2013

Redskins announce numbers for 10 offseason additions

The 10 Redskins added so far this offseason get their jersey numbers.

By Mike Jones  |  03:13 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jersey numbers, Redskins Roster

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 04/16/2013

NFL's offseason calendar unlikely to change

The NFL would like to change the offseason calendar, including pushing back free agency, but the union is unlikely to agree.

By Mark Maske  |  02:32 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, NFL schedule, offseason

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 04/16/2013

NFL schedule to be announced Thursday night

The schedule for the 2013 NFL regular season, league spokesman Greg Aiello announced via Twitter.

By Mike Jones  |  11:56 AM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins schedule 2013

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 04/16/2013

Will the Redskins' cap penalty benefit them in the long run?

The Redskins are suffering now, but will there be a silver lining in the discipline forced by the $36 million in salary cap penalties?

By Keith McMillan  |  10:34 AM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Salary cap

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 04/16/2013

2013 NFL draft position preview: Offensive line

There's not a lot of flash at the top of the draft, but there are top-notch tackles, none of whom will likely end up as Redskins.

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 AM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Redskins' start of offseason workouts "like first day of school"

The Redskins report for offseason workouts, their first official activity since their playoff loss, and it felt "like the first day of school."

By Mike Jones  |  04:36 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Offseason workouts

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Monday mailbag: Injury updates, draft needs and more. . .

Mike Jones answers questions about Pierre Garcon’s injury, Tanard Jackson’s status and the possible trade of Kirk Cousins.

By Mike Jones  |  12:04 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins Mailbag

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 04/15/2013

2013 NFL draft position preview: Safeties

The Redskins' need at safety matches well with a deep draft class at the position.

By Mike Jones  |  07:01 AM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft

Posted at 09:43 PM ET, 04/12/2013

Redskins fail to land Winfield as cornerback agrees to deal with Seahawks

The Redskins had targeted the free agent cornerback, but the longtime Vikings veteran accepts a one-year deal to join Seattle.

By Mark Maske  |  09:43 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Antoine Winfield, Redskins free agency

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

Soliciting questions for Monday's mailbag

Soliciting questions for Monday's mailbag

By Keith McMillan  |  04:04 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 04/12/2013

Redskins draft: The depth chart as it currently stands

The Washington Redskins long have been expected to address last year's struggling secondary early in this month's NFL Draft.

By Mike Jones  |  01:45 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Redskins draft needs

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 04/12/2013

Draft comparables, spider charts and comments worth highlighting

Late-morning grab bag includes ways to visualize prospects' raw talent, and reader comments worth highlighting.

By Keith McMillan  |  11:37 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  draft, Secondary

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 04/11/2013

Garcon says he'll be 'healthy enough to play'

But wide receiver tells NFL Network he 'can't say I'll be 100 percent.'

By Mark Maske  |  12:02 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pierre Garcon, Wide Receivers

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 04/11/2013

Jordan Bernstine targeting training camp return date

Redskins safety Jordan Bernstine continues to make strides in his recovery from the knee injury that robbed him of his rookie campaign.

By Mike Jones  |  10:56 AM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jordan bernstine, Safeties, Secondary

Posted at 07:16 AM ET, 04/11/2013

Alfred Morris does not count against the salary cap

Because of the offseason rule designating only the 51 highest-paid players on the team to count against the salary cap, No. 54, star running back Alfred Morris, is not one of them.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:16 AM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick

Posted at 09:12 PM ET, 04/10/2013

Seahawks thought to be in the lead for Winfield, with Vikings still in the chase

Redskins have been in pursuit of veteran free agent cornerback despite salary cap situation.

By Mark Maske  |  09:12 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins free agency

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 04/10/2013

Iconic Redskins, Cowboys quarterbacks compete for charity

Ex-Redskins quarterback Doug Williams, Cowboys Hall of Famer Roger Staubach participate in charity event to raise awareness for cardiovascular health.

By Gene Wang  |  06:00 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cowbboys, history, Redskins

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 04/10/2013

Chris Baker signs restricted free agent tender

Nose tackle Chris Baker has signed his restricted free agent tender, making official the deal that the team tendered him before the start of free agency.

By Mike Jones  |  03:00 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Baker, defensive line, free agency

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 04/10/2013

A roundup of the Redskins in mock drafts

No matter who's doing the mocking, folks projecting the NFL draft tend to see the Redskins ending up with a corner or a safety at pick No. 51.

By Keith McMillan  |  02:11 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mock drafts, NFL draft

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 04/10/2013

Draft prospects Amerson, Thomas, Williams visiting Redskins Wednesday

The Washington Redskins were scheduled to host North Carolina State cornerback David Amerson and Fresno State safety Phillip Thomas for pre-draft visits, two people with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

By Mike Jones  |  10:19 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, NFL draft, Safeties, Secondary

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 04/10/2013

Should the Redskins draft a cornerback?

They have some talent at cornerback, but they weren't all that great against the pass last year.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:17 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, draft, Opening kick, Secondary

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 04/09/2013

In wake of recent signings, Redskins just $30,000 under salary cap

The Redskins managed to squeeze Fred Davis, DeAngelo Hall, Rex Grossman and Pat White under the salary cap, but just barely

By Mark Maske  |  11:49 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Fred Davis, Lorenzo Alexander, Redskins salary cap, Rex Grossman, Salary cap

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 04/08/2013

Monday mailbag: Your questions, our answers to all things Redskins

Your questions came in all weekend, and continue to trickle in. And so I've gotten to as many as possible.

By Mike Jones  |  01:47 PM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins Mailbag

Posted at 09:25 PM ET, 04/06/2013

Shanahan: RGIII will 'set a record' for return from ACL surgery

The glowing reviews of Robert Griffin III's recovery from knee reconstruction continue.

By Mike Jones  |  09:25 PM ET, 04/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 04/05/2013

Send in your Redskins questions

Have a question regarding the Redskins' salary cap situation, free agency, draft plans or depth chart?

By Mike Jones  |  04:25 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mailbag

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 04/05/2013

NFL Draft: Kiper projects UConn's Blidi Wreh-Wilson to Redskins in second round

With less than a month remaining before the NFL Draft, ESPN analyst Mel Kiper predicts that the Redskins will select UConn cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson with the 51st pick of the draft.

By Mike Jones  |  04:11 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 04/05/2013

Can you get excited at all about the Redskins' preseason?

OPENING KICK | The Redskins face the Titans, Steelers, Bills and Bucs in the preseason. Excited?

By Keith McMillan  |  09:13 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, Preseason schedule

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

Redskins 2013 preseason schedule released

The Washington Redskins will open the 2013 preseason on the road against the Tennessee Titans.

By Mike Jones  |  04:08 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Preseason schedule

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 04/04/2013

NFL finds no specific violations in investigation of scouting combine questions

League leaves open possibility of taking action in the future if evidence of wrongdoing surfaces.

By Mark Maske  |  12:30 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL scouting combine

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 04/04/2013

How many games will RGIII start next season for the Redskins?

It's early yet, but with glowing rehab reports and Washington making QB moves, it makes it easy to question how many starts the team will get from RGIII?

By Keith McMillan  |  09:17 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:56 PM ET, 04/03/2013

Redskins have less than $700,000 available under the cap

Team had $669,949 in available salary cap space, second-least in the league, as of Wednesday night, according to NFLPA records.

By Mark Maske  |  11:56 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Redskins salary cap

Posted at 09:23 PM ET, 04/03/2013

Union asks agents for any evidence of collusion by NFL teams

The NFLPA says there is "a concern that teams are working in concert" in this free agent market. The league counters that "anyone seeing collusion in this market is seeing ghosts."

By Mark Maske  |  09:23 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 04/03/2013

Redskins sign quarterback Pat White

The Redskins have added a second quarterback on Wednesday, following the re-signing of Rex Grossman by adding former Miami Dolphin Pat White.

By Mike Jones  |  05:06 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Quarterbacks

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 04/03/2013

Rex Grossman agrees to one-year deal to return

Third-string quarterback agrees to a one-year deal.

By Mike Jones  |  02:59 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 04/03/2013

What would Pat White's role be with the Redskins?

What would quarterback Pat White's role be with the Redskins?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:17 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, Quarterbacks

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Winfield, Redskins share 'high mutual interest'

The Redskins have told free agent cornerback Antoine Winfield's representatives that they have a plan to fit him under the salary cap, even after re-signing DeAngelo Hall.

By Mike Jones  |  06:51 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, free agency, Secondary

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

QB Pat White, formerly of West Virginia and Dolphins, to visit Redskins

Pat White to visit Redskins

By Mike Jones  |  04:03 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Sean Taylor murder trial postponed for the ninth time

Postponed a ninth time, the new trial date has been set for Aug. 12.

By Mike Jones  |  12:46 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sean taylor

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

Redskins to host FIU safety Johnathan Cyprien for pre-draft visit

The Washington Redskins will host Florida International safety Johnathan Cyprien for a pre-draft visit this month, a person with knowledge of the situation said.

By Mike Jones  |  12:02 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 04/02/2013

Despite salary cap restrictions, Redskins keep team mostly intact

Even while absorbing the second half of their two-year, $36 million salary cap penalty, Washington finds way to retain its players.

By Mark Maske  |  09:49 AM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:16 AM ET, 04/02/2013

What does DeAngelo Hall's return mean for the secondary?

How does bringing DeAngelo Hall back on a one-year deal affect the Redskins' secondary, and their plans for the remainder of free agency and the draft?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:16 AM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, free agency, Opening kick

Posted at 10:04 PM ET, 04/01/2013

Redskins remember Jack Pardee fondly

Former Redskins player and coach died Monday at 76.

By Mark Maske  |  10:04 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jack Pardee

Posted at 09:24 PM ET, 04/01/2013

Redskins bringing cornerback DeAngelo Hall back

Washington cut DeAngelo Hall on the eve of free agency to save money, but the sides are reuniting, as the cap-strapped Redskins bring the cornerback back.

By Mike Jones  |  09:24 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, DeAngelo Hall, Secondary

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 04/01/2013

Griffin expected to begin on-field running next week

Quarterback's father reports his son is ready to take next step in injury rehabilitation.

By Dave Sheinin  |  01:39 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 04/01/2013

Fred Davis' new deal will pay him up to $3.75 million

Tight end Fred Davis' contract includes $1.25 million in incentives.

By Mike Jones  |  10:01 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 04/01/2013

Let's Kick It Again and a look at Washington's draft history

As the Opening Kick returns, it looks at a few different draft analyses, and finds that no matter how you slice it, the Redskins need to draft better.

By Keith McMillan  |  08:24 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Opening kick, Redskins draft

 

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