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The Insider: May, 2013

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 05/31/2013

Shanahan: Alfred Morris can thrive in any system

Defensive coordinators on the Redskins' schedule will devote a fair amount of film study to running back Alfred Morris, looking for ways to contain him.

By Mike Jones  |  01:02 PM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Mike Shanahan, Running backs

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 05/31/2013

'Totally different feeling' around Redskins this offseason after last season's success

After winning the NFC East, Washington's confidence is not false, and it includes expectations as high as the Super Bowl.

By Mark Maske  |  11:32 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  atmosphere, expectations, OTAs

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 05/31/2013

Rob Jackson frustrated by suspension, ready to focus on football

Redskins linebacker Rob Jackson said he was frustrated by the situation that led to him receiving a four-game suspension to start the 2013 season.

By Mike Jones  |  10:04 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Linebackers, OTAs, Rob Jackson, suspensions

Posted at 07:08 AM ET, 05/31/2013

London Fletcher glad to resume usual offseason routine following surgery

The 17th year linebacker didn't have to participate in offseason practices. "But this is what I do," he said

By Mark Maske  |  07:08 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Linebackers, London Fletcher, OTAs

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 05/30/2013

Garcon says he doesn't anticipate problems with injured shoulder

Pierre Garcon says he had offseason shoulder surgery and expects that to be okay heading into training camp, but could not make any guarantees about his healing foot.

By Mark Maske  |  05:16 PM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, OTAs, Wide Receivers

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 05/30/2013

Observations from Redskins' Thursday practice

Mike Jones shares what he observed at Redskins practice on Thursday, including in the secondary and at running back.

By Mike Jones  |  04:32 PM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, defensive line, observations, offseason, OTAs, Running backs, Safeties

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 05/30/2013

Maurice Hurt has arthroscopic surgery, and other injury news

Backup offensive lineman Maurice Hurt missed Thursday's offseason practice to have arthroscopic surgery on one of his knees, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said.

By Mike Jones  |  03:51 PM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Maurice Hurt, observations, Offensive line, OTAs

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 05/30/2013

Robert Griffin III's physical limitations force him to sharpen mental tools

Robert Griffin III believes that the physical limitations have led to him improving his mental approach to the game.

By Mike Jones  |  02:43 PM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  OTAs, Quarterbacks, RGIII knee injury, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 05/30/2013

Robert Griffin III says he's sharper mentally; Shanahan praises Morris

During a news conference with Robert Griffin III and Mike Shanahan, the Redskins star QB says he’s been cleared for cross-field running and has learned to adjust better post-injury.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:42 PM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, news conferences, OTAs, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 05/30/2013

The Other 31: Will arrivals of Reed, Hopkins make Texans a Super Bowl team?

Houston has built its franchise into a playoff team. Now, by adding former Ravens safety Ed Reed and drafting wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, it hopes to be a Super Bowl contender.

By Mark Maske  |  09:55 AM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AFC South, Houston Texans

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 05/29/2013

How many Redskins belong in the NFC East's best players under 25?

Besides Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris, which Redskins under 25 are worth getting excited about? How does Washington's young talent compare with that of its division rivals?

By Keith McMillan  |  04:04 PM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, RGIII, Rookies, Roy Helu

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 05/29/2013

Full text of letter from members of congress to change name

By Keith McMillan  |  01:27 PM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins name

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 05/29/2013

Redskins add a scout and offensive assistant

The Redskins on Wednesday announced that they added former Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Larry Coyer to their scouting department. The team also hired former Michigan assistant coach Aubrey Pleasant as an offensive assistant.

By Mike Jones  |  11:32 AM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Coaching staff

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 05/29/2013

Five areas to monitor in the second week of offseason practices

Thursday's practice, which is open to reporters, will provide the opportunity to monitor several other developing storylines.

By Mike Jones  |  11:09 AM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defensive line, OTAs, Running backs, Safeties

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 05/28/2013

Members of Congress urge Snyder to change Redskins name

Ten members of Congress recently sent Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder a letter, urging him to change the name of the team.

By Mike Jones  |  03:40 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins name

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 05/28/2013

Next year's NFL draft scheduled for May 8-10

Commissioner Roger Goodell had said last week that next year's draft was moving from late April to May.

By Mark Maske  |  12:35 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 05/28/2013

The Other 31: Will Eddie Lacy put the Packers over the top in the NFC?

Green Bay mostly sat out free agency but did lose veteran safety Charles Woodson, who was cut, and wide receiver Greg Jennings, who exited for Minnesota.

By Mark Maske  |  12:32 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Green Bay Packers, The Other 31

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 05/28/2013

Right tackles Tony Pashos and Jeremy Trueblood are playing catch up

The 6-foot-6, 325-pound Pashos and the 6-foot-8, 320-poundTrueblood find themselves in relatively similar situations.

By Mike Jones  |  11:07 AM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jeremy Trueblood, Offensive line, Tony Pashos

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 05/28/2013

Robert Griffin III still gets emotional recalling initial hours after surgery

Speaking of the last four-plus months since his knee surgeries, Robert Griffin III says, "the tough part about it honestly was I went in the surgery not knowing what was wrong."

By Mike Jones  |  10:52 AM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 05/28/2013

The Mailbag: RGIII's health, Redskins offensive line concerns and more

As the Redskins get back to work for this week's round of offseason practices, we're going over questions regarding Robert Griffin III's health and speed, Kirk Cousins' role, offensive line play, some positional battles and more.

By Mike Jones  |  10:47 AM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mailbag

Posted at 07:03 AM ET, 05/28/2013

The Other 31: Lions keep busy to try to rebound from last season's 4-12 disappointment

Detroit's offensive line has been reworked and running back Reggie Bush and rookie pass rusher Ziggy Ansah are among the newcomers.

By Mark Maske  |  07:03 AM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Lions, The Other 31

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 05/27/2013

Even if Redskins change offense for Griffin, don't expect Shanahan to say so beforehand

The coach appears enamored with the idea that opponents must prepare for the Redskins' option game whether or not it actually will be used.

By Mark Maske  |  01:02 PM ET, 05/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  analysis, offensive philosophy, RGIII, Robert Griffin III, Robert Griffin III rehab, zone read

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 05/26/2013

Griffin has spoken to Adrian Peterson about ACL rehab

But Redskins quarterback also says, "I'm not Adrian. Adrian's not me. Everybody's body heals a little bit differently."

By Mark Maske  |  10:01 AM ET, 05/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adrian Peterson, Injuries, RGIII knee injury, Robert Griffin III, Robert Griffin III rehab

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 05/25/2013

Griffin says he could see himself playing opener even after idle preseason

Quarterback says he "would be comfortable with that" if that scenario unfolds.

By Mark Maske  |  10:01 AM ET, 05/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  preseason, Quarterbacks, RGIII, RGIII injury, RGIII's knee injury, Robert Griffin III, Robert Griffin III rehab

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 05/24/2013

Send in your Washington Redskins mailbag questions

You ask, we answer.

By Mike Jones  |  02:57 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mailbag

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 05/24/2013

Even before Griffin's injury, Cousins expected to be back for second year with Redskins

The backup quarterback says he thought it was "just too early" in his career for him to be traded.

By Mark Maske  |  02:02 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Redskins offense

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 05/24/2013

Third-round tight end Jordan Reed signs his contract

By Mike Jones  |  12:36 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 05/24/2013

Brandon Meriweather should be fine for training camp, Mike Shanahan says

The safety, who's working his way back from a torn ACL, expresses less certainty about his playing status for the outset of camp.

By Mark Maske  |  12:02 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 05/24/2013

Trent Williams: Redskins' offense doesn't put RGIII in harm's way

Pro Bowl left tackle believes that Griffin will find a balance between aggression and caution as his career progresses.

By Mike Jones  |  10:32 AM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins offense, Robert Griffin III, Trent Williams

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 05/24/2013

Redskins' London Fletcher didn't seriously consider retirement

Veteran linebacker says his speech at the end of the season wasn't meant to be a farewell.

By Mike Jones  |  09:41 AM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 05/24/2013

Mike Shanahan noncommittal on whether offense adjusted to protect RGIII

Redskins coach says, "I can't tell you for sure" if plays will be changed to protect Robert Griffin III.

By Mark Maske  |  07:01 AM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  offseason, Robert Griffin III, Robert Griffin III rehab

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 05/23/2013

Trent Williams on nightclub attack: 'I'm over it'

Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams said he has moved on from the January incident in which he was attacked in a Honolulu nightclub and had to miss the first Pro Bowl of his career.

By Mike Jones  |  04:22 PM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Offseason workouts, Trent Williams

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 05/23/2013

Redskins injury roundup: Orakpo back to full strength, Fletcher, ten others making strides

Linebacker Brian Orakpo practiced without limitation as the Redskins continued their offseason practices on Thursday.

By Mike Jones  |  03:18 PM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injury report

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 05/23/2013

Griffin: "The only thing that needed a repair from last year was my knee"

Robert Griffin III says he feels great, that he's got two phases of rehab left before he's full-go, and that the relationship between him and his coach was not strained.

By Mark Maske  |  01:23 PM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Offseason workouts, RGIII, RGIII knee injury, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 05/23/2013

Griffin making throws on field during OTA as part of rehab

Robert Griffin III doesn't take part in Redskins practice during organized team activities Thursday, but is seen jogging and throwing on the field.

By Mark Maske  |  11:42 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  OTAs, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 05/23/2013

The speed of redemption in baseball vs. football

The Nationals' Bryce Harper got to wipe the slate clean by doing something football players never get to do: Play the next day.

By Keith McMillan  |  09:31 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 05/23/2013

The Other 31: Welker joins Manning to try to get Broncos to Super Bowl

Denver lost Elvis Dumervil this offseason in a contract reworking-gone-bad but brought in Wes Welker to join forces with Peyton Manning for a Super Bowl push.

By Mark Maske  |  07:01 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, The Other 31

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 05/22/2013

Work remains to be done in NFL's bid to revamp offseason calendar

Next year's NFL draft will be held in May. But the future of the draft beyond next year and other proposed changes to the sport's offseason calendar remain works in progress.

By Mark Maske  |  01:26 PM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL offseason

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 05/22/2013

What did you make of 'I would have pulled him' coming up again?

The talk around the Redskins still centers on the quarterback's knee injury, even as Robert Griffin III tries to move past it.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:19 PM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  injury updates, RGIII injury, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 05/22/2013

Five areas to monitor during Thursday's Redskins OTA session

It's mostly a glorified walk-through, but there are times when the offense and defense will go another in these non-contact practices. But, there will be some nuggets to be gleaned from the day for sure.

By Mike Jones  |  10:47 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Offseason workouts, OTAs

Posted at 07:22 AM ET, 05/22/2013

The Other 31: Cowboys invest heavily this offseason in Tony Romo

The quarterback has only one career postseason win but was signed to a huge contract extension by Dallas this offseason.

By Mark Maske  |  07:22 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The Other 31

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 05/21/2013

Redskins' training camp facility: Better photos and early impressions if you're thinking about going

Thinking about going to Redskins training camp when it starts July 25? Here's a look at where you'll be going, and some general thoughts on Richmond.

By Keith McMillan  |  02:46 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 05/21/2013

Redskins getting draft picks signed quickly

The rookie pay system put in place in 2011 NFL labor deal "has simplified everything" in negotiations with draft picks, General Manager Bruce Allen said.

By Mark Maske  |  11:57 AM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, Redskins draft, Rookies

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 05/21/2013

Allen: Redskins didn't expect to be able to keep team intact in free agency

The general manager praised the Washington players who re-signed for wanting to continue building something.

By Mark Maske  |  07:17 AM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 05/20/2013

Redskins pleased with progress on Richmond training-camp site

Officials said Monday that they expect work on facility to be completed by the end of June.

By Mark Maske  |  06:20 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Training camp

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 05/20/2013

'Too early to tell' whether Robert Griffin III will be ready at outset of training camp, Bruce Allen says

General manager Bruce Allen says there isn't a way to know if Robert Griffin III will be able to participate in training camp until the team gives him a physical at the start.

By Mark Maske  |  05:07 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo's injury, Injuries, Offseason workouts, RGIII, Robert Griffin III injury, Training camp

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 05/20/2013

Allen calls team name controversy a 'non-issue'

General Manager says in Richmond that "it's been a non-issue for decades."

By Mark Maske  |  04:02 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins name

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 05/20/2013

Redskins' training camp facility taking shape

The grass is planted on practice fields while construction continues on adjacent building.

By Mark Maske  |  02:08 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 05/20/2013

Monday mailbag: Multiple tight ends, draft pick potential, name debate and more

As always, we've got a wide range of topics to tackle, from two-tight end sets, to the quality of Washington's draft class, Barry Cofield's performance, the name change debate, and a couple of others in between.

By Mike Jones  |  11:49 AM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Monday Mailbag

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 05/20/2013

Redskins begin OTAs on Monday with familiar faces

Prep for the 2013 season gets going in earnest.

By Mike Jones  |  10:07 AM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  OTAs

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 05/20/2013

The Other 31: Browns upgrade their defense but quarterback questions remain

Veterans Paul Kruger and Desmond Bryant and rookie Barkevious Mingo have been added on defense. But with Brandon Weeden or Jason Campbell likely to start at QB, there's still uncertainty.

By Mark Maske  |  08:02 AM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The Other 31

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 05/17/2013

Redskins sign second-round cornerback David Amerson

By bringing the second-round cornerback into the fold, Washington has now signed six of its seven draft picks.

By Mike Jones  |  04:28 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, cornerbackers, Rookies, Secondary

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 05/17/2013

Redskins sign fourth-round safety Phillip Thomas

By signing fourth-round pick Phillip Thomas, the Redskins have all but their second- and third-round picks under contract.

By Mike Jones  |  01:01 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, draft, Rookies, Safeties, Secondary

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 05/17/2013

GM Bruce Allen excited about start of OTAs, not focusing on Griffin rehab

General Manager Bruce Allen says he's excited about blending the rookies with Washington's veteran core.

By Mike Jones  |  11:35 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  organized training activities

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 05/17/2013

The Other 31: Bengals have productive offseason in bid to overtake Ravens in AFC North

Cinncinnati has kept the core of last season's team, which reached the playoffs, intact and has made some key additions, like veteran linebacker James Harrison and rookie tight end Tyler Eifert.

By Mark Maske  |  07:01 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The Other 31

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 05/16/2013

Afternoon reading: The Redskins player you love to hate & more

Which Redskins player frustrates you most, and a roundup of some of the best Redskins item across the internet.

By Keith McMillan  |  02:38 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 05/16/2013

Redskins sign seventh-round RB Jawan Jamison

Washington continues to get its lower-round picks under contract, announcing the signing of the seventh-round running back from Rutgers.

By Mike Jones  |  10:50 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins draft, Rookies, Running backs

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 05/16/2013

Redskins, Giants inquire about Tim Hightower

Knee injury derailed Hightower's previous stint with the Redskins.

By Mike Jones  |  09:39 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tim Hightower

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 05/16/2013

The Other 31: Bears move on without Smith, Urlacher on heels of 10-6 playoff near-miss

Chicago, which plays at FedEx Field in October, fired its coach and parted ways with its prominent middle linebacker after failing to reach last season's playoffs.

By Mark Maske  |  07:01 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, The Other 31

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Redskins sign fifth-round pick Chris Thompson

The Redskins announced Wednesday afternoon that they have signed fifth-round pick Chris Thompson to his rookie contract.

By Mike Jones  |  02:18 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, Rookies, Running backs

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Chiefs of three Virginia tribes say they have no problem with 'Redskins'

A Richmond columnist asked the chiefs of the Patawomeck, Pamunkey and Rappahannock tribes if they take issue with the nickname of the Washington football franchise. None do.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:17 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins name

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 05/15/2013

DeAngelo Hall says he's okay with pay cut, takes blame for the salary-cap mess

Cornerback DeAngelo Hall says he realizes his contract was part of the reason the Redskins were in a tight financial situation, and was eager to re-sign for less.

By Keith McMillan  |  10:18 AM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, Secondary

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 05/15/2013

The Other 31: Panthers vie to get to .500 or above in Newton's third NFL season

Will the QB take a step forward and has Carolina done enough to bolster the team around him to become a winner?

By Mark Maske  |  07:01 AM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The Other 31

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 05/14/2013

Redskins sign wide receiver Lance Lewis

The Redskins signed a player that took part in their rookie minicamp, a wide receiver from East Carolina.

By Keith McMillan  |  05:33 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Wide Receivers

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 05/14/2013

Is Alfred Morris the Redskins' best player?

Depending on whose list you consult, the second-year running back might be a smidge ahead of Robert Griffin III, Trent Williams and London Fletcher.

By Keith McMillan  |  02:40 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, London Fletcher, Robert Griffin III, Trent Williams

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 05/14/2013

Should a Redskins player ever wear No. 21 again?

Will there ever be a time where it's okay for a Redskins player to wear Sean Taylor's number?

By Keith McMillan  |  12:49 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sean taylor

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 05/14/2013

The Other 31: For Bills, much depends on success of draft-night QB move

They traded down eight spots and then surprised just about everyone by taking EJ Manuel. Was it the right thing to do?

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 AM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The Other 31

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 05/13/2013

Redskins sign Rambo, Jenkins; five rookie draftees still unsigned

Two of the Redskins' seven draft picks are now under contract.

By Keith McMillan  |  04:13 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baccari Rambo, Rookies, Safeties

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 05/13/2013

Monday mailbag: Where's Cooley, Super Bowl chances, name debate and more

Mike Jones answers questions about the futures of Chris Cooley and Sam Huff, who is being groomed behind London Fletcher, Daniel Snyder's stance on the name change, rookie salaries and more ...

By Mike Jones  |  01:16 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, London Fletcher, Monday Mailbag

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 05/13/2013

Alfred Morris says he left a lot of yards on the field last year

The Redskins running back remains as likeable as ever, and says he left a lot of yards on the field last year.

By Keith McMillan  |  11:35 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Running backs

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 05/13/2013

The Other 31: Ravens begin retooling process after post-Super Bowl defections

There's been some offseason turbulence for the Super Bowl champs but General Manager Ozzie Newsome has the retooling well under way.

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The Other 31

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 05/10/2013

Seeking your questions for the mailbag

Mike Jones asks if there are any questions about the Washington Redskins that need answering.

By Mike Jones  |  04:03 PM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Monday Mailbag

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 05/10/2013

A closer look at Chris Thompson and Jawan Jamison

Get to know two of the Redskins' young running backs.

By Keith McMillan  |  02:14 PM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rookies, Running backs

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 05/10/2013

Will the Redskins win more than nine games in 2013?

A casino in Reno released its over/under marks for wins in 2013, and Washington's is set at nine. Do you think they'll win more than that?

By Keith McMillan  |  11:03 AM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins schedule 2013

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 05/10/2013

The Other 31: Will the Falcons' offseason roster reshuffling get them into the Super Bowl?

The Falcons, who face the Redskins in December, didn't stand pat after reaching last season's NFC championship game.

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 AM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The Other 31

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 05/09/2013

Snyder says Redskins will 'never' change the team's name

Franchise owners says the team name, the subject of debate over whether it is offensive, is here to stay

By Keith McMillan  |  05:33 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins name

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 05/09/2013

Who is the Redskins best option at right tackle?

What are the Redskins' options at right tackle, and who should win the job?

By Keith McMillan  |  03:05 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Offensive line

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 05/09/2013

London Fletcher may be last man standing following Ronde Barber's retirement

With Ronde Barber due to retire and London Fletcher anticipating returning for another season, the Redskins linebacker would stand alone in the active consecutive games played category.

By Mike Jones  |  10:11 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Linebackers, London Fletcher

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 05/09/2013

The Other 31: How the Arizona Cardinals have changed this offseason

We take an offseason peek at what the other 31 teams in the league are doing, starting with the Arizona Cardinals.

By Mark Maske  |  07:01 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona Cardinals, The Other 31

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 05/08/2013

Robert Griffin III: Knee feels great, taking it slow

'Each day is a better day,' the Redskins quarterback tells reporters.

By Mike Jones  |  03:11 PM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 05/08/2013

Is Robert Griffin III overexposed?

He's at the Kentucky Derby and taking photos with politicians and movie stars. Yet we don't see how the rehab from his much-publicized knee injury is going. Cause for concern?

By Keith McMillan  |  12:01 PM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  RGIII, RGIII injury

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 05/08/2013

Who belongs on the Redskins' Mount Rushmore? [updated]

Several Redskins find themselves on the made-for-the-slow-season player ratings. Who do you have on each list?

By Keith McMillan  |  09:42 AM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  history, rankings

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 05/07/2013

What would you like to see happen with Brian Orakpo's contract status?

Washington's biggest defensive star is coming off an injury, and heading into the final season of his contract. Would it make sense to make a deal soon?

By Keith McMillan  |  02:15 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  outside linebackers

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Redskins sign former Titans center Kevin Matthews [updated]

The Redskins sign former Titans center Kevin Matthews, a three-year veteran.

By Mike Jones  |  12:32 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Offensive line, Redskins free agency

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 05/07/2013

Tackle Xavier Nixon believes he fits perfectly into Redskins' system

An undrafted free agent, Xavier Nixon will continue working and training throughout the offseason with the goal of earning a spot on Washington's 53-man roster.

By Mike Jones  |  10:48 AM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Xavier Nixon

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 05/07/2013

Cousins feels 'added urgency to be ready to go'

With Griffin on the mend, backup QB says, "My job is to get myself ready and when called upon, deliver."

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 AM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 05/06/2013

Orakpo expects to be ready for OTAs, has not discussed contract

Linebacker says recovery from latest torn pectoral muscle is going well.

By Mark Maske  |  04:20 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, outside linebackers

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 05/06/2013

Griffin makes appearance at Orakpo's charity golf event

By Mark Maske  |  02:18 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 05/06/2013

Redskins training camp will take place July 25 to Aug. 16

The Washington Redskins will hold training camp from Thursday, July 25, to Friday, Aug. 16, and will open 17 days of to their fans, the team announced Monday afternoon.

By Mike Jones  |  01:02 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Training camp

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 05/06/2013

Monday mailbag: Rookie standouts, running back challenges and Tanard Jackson

Who stood out at rookie minicamp? Whither Tanard Jackson? Will Roy Helu and Evan Royster be challenged? That and more in this week's mailbag.

By Mike Jones  |  12:05 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Evan Royster, Monday Mailbag, Rookie minicamp, Roy Helu, Tanard Jackson

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 05/06/2013

Did rookie camp change your opinion on anything?

It was just five practices, but it could be enough to get one fired up about the Redskins' prospects.

By Keith McMillan  |  11:01 AM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rookies

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 05/05/2013

Mike Shanahan encouraged by rookie defensive backs following rookie camp

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan likes what he sees in rookie defensive backs David Amerson, Phillip Thomas and Bacarri Rambo.

By Mike Jones  |  02:16 PM ET, 05/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rookie minicamp

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 05/05/2013

Redskins rookie minicamp roster includes 48 tryout players

The Washington Redskins today wrap up their rookie minicamp, which got underway on Friday.

By Mike Jones  |  09:48 AM ET, 05/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rookie minicamp

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 05/03/2013

Redskins announce rookie jersey numbers

The Washington Redskins have released the jersey numbers that their seven draft picks will wear for the time being.

By Mike Jones  |  12:51 PM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jersey numbers

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 05/03/2013

What lies ahead for rookie safeties Phillip Thomas and Bacarri Rambo?

If they expect to play this season, rookies Phillip Thomas and Bacarri Rambo have a lot of studying to do, former Redskins safety Matt Bowen says.

By Mike Jones  |  10:32 AM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, Phillip Thomas, Safeties

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 05/02/2013

Some non-rookies can attend this weekend's rookie camp

Clarifying whether or not second-year players can attend rookie camp.

By Mark Maske  |  02:47 PM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 05/02/2013

Redskins sign 12 college free agents [updated]

The Redskins announced 12 college free agent signings this afternoon, without including terms.

By Keith McMillan  |  01:34 PM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Free agents, Rookie minicamp, Rookies

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 05/02/2013

Lunchtime reading: On Griffin, Josh Jarboe, mock drafts and the name

A roundup of some longer reading on the Redskins, regarding Robert Griffin III, rookie camper Josh Jarboe and more.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:13 PM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:31 AM ET, 05/02/2013

Where does RGIII draw the line between being himself and doing what's best for the team?

Robert Griffin III is such a big star that he can cause a stir without necessarily intended to. How do fans feel he should balance being himself and doing what's best for the Redskins?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:31 AM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 05/01/2013

Penn State QB Matt McGloin, Michigan G Ricky Barnum receive rookie camp invites

Add two more to the list of players that will attend the Washington Redskins rookie minicamp at the end of this week.

By Mike Jones  |  12:58 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rookie minicamp

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 05/01/2013

Which Redskin are you expecting surprisingly good play from this season?

Fans always have players they feel good above, even if the facts don't support the hunch. Which Redskin players are you expecting a big season out of?

By Keith McMillan  |  11:17 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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