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The Insider: June, 2013

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 06/28/2013

Weekend open thread: Could Redskins improve just by staying healthy?

Could Redskins improve just by staying healthy?

By Keith McMillan  |  12:18 PM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/28/2013

The Other 31: Eagles busy getting the pieces in place for Chip Kelly's first season

Will the former colllege coach's offense work in the NFL? Finding out the answer to that question is what Philadelphia's season will be all about.

By Mark Maske  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFC East, Philadelphia Eagles, The Other 31

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 06/27/2013

Thursday open thread: Which Redskins jersey would you buy?

Besides Robert Griffin III, which young player do you invest in? Plus, mid-day reading.

By Keith McMillan  |  11:41 AM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Open thread

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 06/27/2013

The Other 31: Raiders set to give Matt Flynn a chance as a starter

Former Green Bay and Seattle backup is in line to try to prove he can be a starting quarterback in the NFL.

By Mark Maske  |  07:01 AM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AFC West, Oakland Raiders, The Other 31

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 06/26/2013

Wednesday open thread: Sometimes quiet is good

With so many other teams in the news for the wrong reasons, Redskins fans might want to enjoy the quiet while it lasts.

By Keith McMillan  |  10:43 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Open thread

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 06/26/2013

The Other 31: Jets will be interesting, but will they be better?

Darrelle Revis, Tim Tebow exit during offseason of high intrigue. Now it's on to the quartereback tussle between newcomer Geno Smith and holdover Mark Sanchez.

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AFC East, New York Jets, The Other 31

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 06/25/2013

The Redskins and the power of expectations

Last year's Week 1 win, star performances and playoff spot were pleasant surprises. This year, those are the baseline expectations.

By Keith McMillan  |  04:51 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins 2013 schedule, Redskins vs. Eagles, Redskins vs. Saints, Week 1

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 06/25/2013

Redskins' name: Detailed poll data, and what the term means to you

Pointing you toward detailed poll data on the franchise name, and asking for your thoughts on what 'Redskins' means to you.

By Keith McMillan  |  01:11 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins name

Posted at 07:03 AM ET, 06/25/2013

The Other 31: Giants move on without former mainstays Umenyiora, Bradshaw

But Pierre-Paul and Tuck remain as top pass rushers, and Wilson and Brown are in place to share the ball-carrying duties.

By Mark Maske  |  07:03 AM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Giants, NFC East, The Other 31

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 06/24/2013

Who should ultimately man the Redskins' radio broadcasts?

If you had your druthers, who would you like to hear broadcasting Redskins' games.

By Keith McMillan  |  02:17 PM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 06/24/2013

Redskins Mailbag: Areas of improvement for RGIII, and more

This week's mailbag is heavy on RGIII, with his progression as a player, his recovery and habits among the questions sent in from readers.

By Mike Jones  |  11:01 AM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Mailbag, RGIII, RGIII injury, Running backs

Posted at 12:02 AM ET, 06/22/2013

Sam Huff retires from Redskins radio broadcast

ESPN 980, the flagship station for the Washington Redskins radio broadcast, announced that Sam Huff will retire after 38 years in the booth.

By Mike Jones  |  12:02 AM ET, 06/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sam Huff

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 06/21/2013

Robert Griffin III's suffers no setbacks after first week of cutting drills

Robert Griffin III's surgically repaired right knee responded favorably after the quarterback began the latest round of ramped activity on his rehabilitation program.

By Mike Jones  |  06:26 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 06/20/2013

The Other 31: With Payton back, Saints seek return to prominence

The former Super Bowl champs have their coach again following his bounty-scandal suspension.

By Mark Maske  |  11:46 AM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New Orleans Saints, NFC South, The Other 31

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 06/19/2013

The Other 31: Welker exits, Tebow arrives as Patriots retool to chase a fourth Super Bowl win for Belichick, Brady

But even with those highly scrutinized moves, will New England's fate depend on the availability of tight end Rob Gronkowski?

By Mark Maske  |  07:30 AM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AFC East, New England Patriots, The Other 31

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 06/18/2013

The Other 31: Vikings make bid to give Peterson enough help

Trio of first-round picks make Minnesota a team to watch closely.

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 AM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minnesota Vikings, NFC North, The Other 31

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 06/17/2013

Redskins Mailbag: Mike Shanahan's future, Griffin's knee, running backs and more

Mike Jones answers your Redskins questions in this week’s mailbag.

By Mike Jones  |  11:42 AM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mailbag

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 06/17/2013

The Insider guide to commenting and the metered model

Clarifications are long overdue on both our policies on discussion and how the metered model works.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:01 AM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  comments, FAQ, paywall

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 06/15/2013

Kyle Shanahan not worried about style when looking for backup to Morris

Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said talent and production will decide who he selects as his No. 2 running back, and that style doesn't carry much importance.

By Mike Jones  |  07:01 AM ET, 06/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Kyle Shanahan, Running backs

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Orakpo says he's not focused on contract heading into training camp

Linebacker, a potential free agent next offseason, says: "Everything will take care of itself."

By Mark Maske  |  03:37 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, minicamp, outside linebackers

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Hall says he considered not playing this season

But veteran cornerback re-signed with the Redskins after evaluating his situation as a free agent.

By Mark Maske  |  02:32 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, DeAngelo Hall, Secondary

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Friday open thread: Washington Rocs? Leopards? Metros?

Business Week asked a professional branding firm and a creative director to take a crack at redesigning the team's logo.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:02 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins name

Posted at 11:27 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Embattled Chargers team doctor Chao steps down

David Chao, the San Diego Chargers' embattled team doctor, has resigned from the club in wake of malpractice charges and battle to retain his medical license.

By Rick Maese  |  11:27 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  david chao, do no harm, san diego chargers

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Redskins release fullback Dorson Boyce

The Washington Redskins announced that they have released fullback Dorson Boyce to bring their roster down to the league's offseason limit of 90 players.

By Mike Jones  |  02:31 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Roster, Running backs, transactions

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Zone read crash course

Do you kind of know what people mean when they talk about the zone read, but not really? We've found someone who can explain it to you.

By Keith McMillan  |  01:49 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  offensive philosophy, zone read

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 06/13/2013

Raheem Morris on the difference between Thomas and Rambo

Defensive backs coach Raheem Morris says Phillip Thomas and Bacarri Rambo rank among the most advanced rookies that he has ever coached.

By Mike Jones  |  10:17 AM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, minicamp, Phillip Thomas, Rookies, Safeties, Secondary

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Redskins waive DE Worthington and TE Peterson, add WR Henderson, K Potter

Washington has given defensive end Doug Worthington and tight end DeAngelo Peterson the waived-injured designation.

By Mike Jones  |  05:33 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defensive ends, minicamp, Roster, tight ends, transactions

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Redskins sign WR Donte Stallworth, as expected

Washington, as expected, have signed veteran wide receiver Donte Stallworth, who spent the last two days practicing with the team on a tryout basis.

By Keith McMillan  |  04:31 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Donte Stallworth, free agency, minicamp, Wide Receivers

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Redskins minicamp: Observations from Wednesday's practice

The Washington Redskins concluded their minicamp on Wednesday and tomorrow, many of the players will depart for their offseason home and summer vacation destinations.

By Mike Jones  |  04:01 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Linebackers, minicamp, observations, Offensive line, RGIII, Secondary

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Kyle Shanahan says Redskins don't need to change offense to protect Griffin

"He stayed healthy last year running the zone-read," offensive coordinator says.

By Mark Maske  |  03:03 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, minicamp, offensive philosophy, RGIII knee injury

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 06/12/2013

At the podium: Kyle Shanahan, then Mike Shanahan

Saying ‘the threat of Robert running is the thing I love,’ Redskins offensive coordinator says quarterback was injured on broken pass plays.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:50 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, minicamp, news conferences

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Haslett sings praises of three rookie defensive backs

The Redskins defensive coordinator says David Amerson, Phillip Thomas and Baccari Rambo are developing, and with "more time on the grass" will contribute, and possibly start.

By Mike Jones  |  12:03 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, Defense, Jim Haslett, minicamp, Rookies, Safeties, Secondary

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 06/12/2013

At the podium: Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett

Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett addresses the press. Here's a tweet-heavy thread for you to talk about what's being said.

By Keith McMillan  |  09:51 AM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim Haslett, minicamp, news conferences

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 06/12/2013

Garcon gives $30,000 to Washington Boys & Girls Club

By Mike Jones  |  07:17 AM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pierre Garcon

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 06/11/2013

Meriweather will be ready at the outset of training camp, Shanahan says

Doctors 'don't think there's any question about it,' Redskins coach says of safety's availability July 25.

By Mark Maske  |  04:57 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Safeties

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 06/11/2013

Redskins minicamp: Observations from Tuesday's practice

The Washington Redskins returned to the practice field today for the first session of their mandatory minicamp, which is scheduled to run Tuesday through Thursday.

By Mike Jones  |  04:00 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, defensive line, Injuries, minicamp, observations, returners, Rookies, Safeties, Secondary

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 06/11/2013

Griffin says he'll begin making cuts on surgically repaired knee next week

Quarterback says his rehab will continue while he's on his honeymoon next month, as he aims to be ready to practice at the outset of training camp.

By Mark Maske  |  03:02 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Quarterbacks, RGIII, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 06/11/2013

Shanahan intends to sign Donte Stallworth

Stallworth will return for another practice as the Redskins continue their mandatory minicamp, and Shanahan said that he expects the team to sign him within the next few days.

By Mike Jones  |  02:24 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Donte Stallworth, Wide Receivers

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 06/11/2013

At the podium: Griffin and Shanahan speak after minicamp

The Redskins minicamp is in full swing, and Robert Griffin III and Mike Shanahan are speaking to reporters. Discuss here.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:43 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, minicamp, news conferences, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 06/11/2013

The Other 31: Dolphins make moves as Tannehill tries to catch Luck, Griffin, Wilson

Miami signed speedy wide receiver Mike Wallace and bolstered its defense by adding linebackers Dannell Ellerbe and rookie Dion Jordan.

By Mark Maske  |  07:28 AM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AFC East, Miami Dolphins, The Other 31

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 06/10/2013

The Mailbag: Redskins' regular season games, Orakpo's impact, the offense and more

The Redskins enter their final round of offseason practices with this week's mandatory minicamp.

By Mike Jones  |  10:32 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, defensive line, Mailbag, Redskins schedule 2013, Roy Helu, zone read

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 06/10/2013

The Other 31: Reid moves quickly to rebuild Chiefs

By retaining Dwayne Bowe and Branden Albert and adding Alex Smith and Eric Fisher, new coach Andy Reid has things moving toward respectability in Kansas City.

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AFC West, Kansas City Chiefs, The Other 31

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 06/07/2013

Griffin wearing a different knee brace than at end of last season

Robert Griffin III is wearing a knee brace different from the one he wore at the end of last season and in the playoffs.

By Mike Jones  |  01:58 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, RGIII knee injury, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 06/07/2013

Donte Stallworth to try out with Redskins during next week's minicamp

The Washington Redskins will have veteran wide receiver Donte Stallworth in for a tryout during next week's three-day minicamp, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

By Mike Jones  |  12:15 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Donte Stallworth, Wide Receivers

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 06/07/2013

Roy Helu finally returns to full strength

Nine months after his last football game, Redskins running back Roy Helu Jr. returned to the field this week, finally healthy enough to compete for a spot in a crowded yet uncertain backfield.

By Mike Jones  |  11:49 AM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Roy Helu, Roy Helu Jr., Running backs

Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 06/07/2013

'We feel like we should be a top-10 defense'

With the return of Brian Orakpo (pictured), Brandon Meriweather and Adam Carriker, Redskins defense expects to be a stout unit in 2013.

By Mark Maske  |  07:53 AM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, expectations, Injuries, OTAs, pass rush, Redskins defense, Secondary

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

Fletcher makes good on interception vow to Cousins

Veteran linebacker had told the quarterback before Thursday's practice that he would intercept a pass. And he did.

By Mark Maske  |  04:17 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, London Fletcher, OTAs

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 06/06/2013

Observations from Thursday's practice session

Mike Jones shares insights on the Redskins' Thursday practice, including who's hurt, who's lining up with first- and second-teams, and who scuffled.

By Mike Jones  |  03:32 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, inside linebackers, observations, Offensive line, OTAs, Practice reports, running back, Safeties, tight ends

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 06/06/2013

RGIII believes he can return by Day 1 of training camp, 'Without a doubt'

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III said that he is confident that he is capable of returning to the field by the start of training camp, which will kickoff July 25 in Richmond.

By Mike Jones  |  02:57 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Quarterbacks, RGIII injury, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 06/06/2013

At the podium: Robert Griffin III is 'tired of watching'

Robert Griffin III speaks after Thursday's practice, we tweet it, you discuss.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:44 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Mike Shanahan, news conferences, OTAs, RGIII, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 06/05/2013

Richard Crawford working to become more versatile in Year 2

Richard Crawford agreed with the Redskins' decision to sign and draft cornerbacks this offseason. But don't take that as a sign of resignation.

By Mike Jones  |  01:29 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, defensive backs, Richard Crawford

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

Chris Thompson is waiting patiently, soaking up offense

Rookie Chris Thompson has tried to practice patience while also seizing the few opportunities he gets to show his potential.

By Mike Jones  |  12:06 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, Injuries, Rookies, Running backs

Posted at 06:59 AM ET, 06/05/2013

The Other 31: Jaguars add marquee offensive tackle, but QB situation remains unsettled

Jacksonville used the No. 2 pick in the draft on Luke Joeckel. The problem is, the quarterback he'll protect will be either Blaine Gabbert or Chad Henne.

By Mark Maske  |  06:59 AM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AFC South, Jacksonville Jaguars, The Other 31

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 06/04/2013

Afternoon reading: Bad news out of New York and Dallas

A roundup of NFL reading, much if it not involving the Redskins

By Keith McMillan  |  03:57 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 06/04/2013

Jarvis Jenkins aims to be more disruptive in 2013

As he prepares for what appears to be his second season as a starter, Jarvis Jenkins hopes to make a significant leap in his development and play well beyond his years.

By Mike Jones  |  12:07 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defensive line, Injuries, Jarvis Jenkins

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 06/04/2013

E.J. Biggers feels right at home with Redskins

E.J. Biggers may be one of the new guys in the Washington Redskins secondary, but the fifth-year pro signed this offseason as a free agent from Tampa Bay, says that it doesn't feel like it.

By Mike Jones  |  10:03 AM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, defensive backs, E.J. Biggers

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 06/04/2013

The Other 31: Freeney exits but Colts accelerate building process around Luck

In the offseason after their rookie quarterback got them to the playoffs, the Colts were busy trying to put a championship-caliber team around Andrew Luck.

By Mark Maske  |  07:01 AM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AFC South, Indianapolis Colts, The Other 31

Posted at 01:58 AM ET, 06/04/2013

Hall of Fame pass rusher Deacon Jones dies at 74

Hall of Fame defensive end David "Deacon" Jones died at his home in Southern California from natural causes at the age of 74.

By Mike Jones  |  01:58 AM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Deacon Jones

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 06/03/2013

The Mailbag: Chances for success, RGIII off-field attention, injury updates and more

As the Redskins go through another week of offseason practices, Mike Jones takes a dip into the mailbag.

By Mike Jones  |  01:26 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, Mailbag, OTAs, Running backs

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 06/03/2013

Is Griffin and Orakpo 'doing it the right way' still not enough?

This morning's Opening Kick asks whether it's annoying or endearing that onlookers and Robert Griffin III and Brian Orakpo themselves expect more elite performance, even as they already do plenty when healthy.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:17 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Injuries, Robert Griffin III

 

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