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The Insider: March, 2014

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Redskins sign safety Ryan Clark

Longtime Steelers defensive back Ryan Clark played two seasons in Washington early in his career.

By Mike Jones  |  06:30 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Free agents, Ryan Clark, Safeties

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Familarity, diversity key elements of Jay Gruden’s coaching staff

Jay Gruden wanted to find coaches he had worked with in the past, and others from a wide range of backgrounds.

By Mike Jones  |  01:47 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ben Kotwica, Brian Baker, Chris Foerster, coaches, Ike Hilliard, Jacob Burney, Jay Gruden, Jim Haslett, Kirk Olivadotti, Raheem Morris, Sean McVay

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 03/31/2014

Poll: Do you want the Redskins to sign DeSean Jackson?

There are reasons to want the free agent wide receiver, and reasons not to.

By Keith McMillan  |  11:35 AM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeSean Jackson, free agency, Opening kick, polls, Post Sports Live, video, Wide Receivers

Posted at 11:27 PM ET, 03/30/2014

Redskins may not be willing to break the bank for Jackson

Redskins officials may not be willing to award three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver a highly lucrative contract.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  11:27 PM ET, 03/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeSean Jackson, free agency

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 03/29/2014

Redskins express interest in former Eagles WR DeSean Jackson

Washington is one of several teams to express interest in the three-time Pro Bowler, who was released by the Eagles on Friday.

By Mike Jones  |  03:40 PM ET, 03/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeSean Jackson, free agency, Wide Receivers

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 03/28/2014

Redskins sign guard-center Mike McGlynn

The move is made to bolster Washington’s interior offensive line depth.

By Mike Jones  |  03:10 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Offensive line

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 03/28/2014

Jay Gruden’s offense, as described by coaches who’ve faced him often

Precision, strong fundamentals, quick-releases passes and strong running game rank among the attributes of a Gruden attack.

By Mike Jones  |  01:50 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, Redskins offense

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 03/28/2014

Jay Gruden striving for balance in designing playbook for Robert Griffin III and Redskins

“I know he’s a very smart guy and he can handle everything mentally, so my fear is I’m going to have too many plays,” the coach jokes of his quarterback.

By Mike Jones  |  09:46 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, Redskins offense, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 03/27/2014

If healthy, Phillip Thomas and Chris Thompson could help Redskins

Because of injuries that robbed them of most or all of their rookie seasons, both running back Chris Thompson and safety Phillip Thomas remain mysteries.

By Mike Jones  |  02:59 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, Phillip Thomas, Running backs, Safeties

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 03/27/2014

Redskins re-sign defensive back E.J. Biggers

Biggers said he didn’t receive specifics on his role, but added, “whatever they need, I’ll be ready.“

By Mike Jones  |  11:45 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, E.J. Biggers, Roster moves

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 03/27/2014

Gruden wants players to move on from, but not forget, 3-13 season

When it comes to the Washington Redskins’ 3-13 debacle of a 2013 season, new head coach Jay Gruden has mixed feelings on how he wants his players to look back on it.

By Mike Jones  |  10:45 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 season, Jay Gruden

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 03/27/2014

Brian Orakpo signs franchise tag tender

The Redskins announced that outside linebacker Brian Orakpo has signed his one-year franchise player tender.

By Mike Jones  |  10:14 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, outside linebackers

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 03/27/2014

Redskins plan to use ‘new toy’ Hatcher in a variety of ways

Defensive lineman Jason Hatcher will not be restricted to just one position.

By Mike Jones  |  07:30 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Brian Orakpo, Chris Baker, defensive line, Jason Hatcher, Jay Gruden, Jim Haslett, pass rush, Ryan Kerrigan

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Redskins haven’t received calls on Kirk Cousins

The coach also said that the team believes it’s wise to hang onto Cousins as an insurance policy for Robert Griffin III.

By Mike Jones  |  04:05 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, Kirk Cousins, owners meetings, Quarterbacks

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 03/26/2014

NFL aims to crack down on unsportsmanlike conduct

Player conduct has ranked among the hottest topics of the NFL offseason, and on Wednesday, the league’s competition committee announced that intentions of raising the standard of professionalism going forward.

By Mike Jones  |  03:15 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Gruden inclined to let Orakpo play season under franchise tag

Redskins Coach Jay Gruden says he’s inclined to let Brian Orakpo play out his franchise tag this season.

By Mike Jones  |  01:45 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Baker, Brian Orakpo, Jay Gruden, outside linebackers

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 03/26/2014

Goodell praises Snyder, says Redskins name support remains overwhelming

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell praised the efforts of Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, who on Tuesday presented his new foundation to league officials and his fellow owners.

By Mike Jones  |  11:28 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, name change, owners meetings, Redskins name, Roger Goodell

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/26/2014

Highlights from breakfast with Redskins Coach Jay Gruden

Taking questions for an hour, the first-year head coach discussed a wide range of topics from the QB to his staff and everything in between.

By Mike Jones  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ben Kotwica, Brian Baker, Brian Orakpo, Chris Foerster, Chris Thompson, Jay Gruden, josh leribeus, Kirk Cousins, Kirk Olivadotti, Kory Lichtensteiger, news conferences, Offensive line, owners meetings, Phillip Thomas, Robert Griffin III, Shawn Lauvao, video

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Andy Reid: Akeem Jordan’s versatility, reliability will help Redskins

Linebacker’s former coach in Kansas City and Philadelphia extols his reliability.

By Mike Jones  |  06:13 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Akeem Jordan, inside linebackers, special teams

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Gruden and Whisenhunt high on Andre Roberts

With the signing of free agent Andre Roberts two weeks ago, the Washington Redskins believe that they have added a versatile play-maker to a receiving unit badly in need of weapons.

By Mike Jones  |  04:20 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andre Roberts, Jay Gruden, Ken Whisenhunt, Wide Receivers

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Snyder presents new foundation to fellow owners at NFL meetings

The CEO of the team’s new foundation and Washington GM Bruce Allen detail the positive reception it received at the NFL owners meetings.

By Mike Jones  |  03:42 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, Daniel Snyder, name change, Redskins name, video

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Post Sports Live: Does Snyder’s foundation counteract Redskins’ name backlash?

The Post Sports Live crew discusses whether Daniel Snyder’s foundation announcement brings any good will to the owner.

By Keith McMillan  |  02:42 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  name change, Post Sports Live, Redskins name, video

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 03/25/2014

NFL coaches describe first season as never-ending learning process

Many of Jay Gruden’s counterparts classified his eye-opening experience Monday as typical, and a challenging, but necessary part of the education of a head coach.

By Mike Jones  |  11:40 AM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, Ken Whisenhunt, NFL coaches

Posted at 10:59 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Daniel Snyder starting Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation

After months of searching for a way to combat the ongoing criticisms over his stance that he will not change the name of his football team, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder announced Monday night that he will start a foundation to benefit Native Americans.

By Mike Jones  |  10:59 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, name change, Redskins name

Posted at 07:12 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Ten Redskins to receive six-figure compensation bonuses

The money is alloted through an NFL program designed designed to compensate players with lower salaries who played more than their contracts would have suggested.

By Mike Jones  |  07:12 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, contracts, David Amerson, Jordan Reed, Logan Paulsen, Niles Paul, Perry Riley, Roy Helu, Tyler Polumbus. Alfred Morris

Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Redskins claim DE Brandon Moore off waivers

Moore, who signed with the Chargers as an undrafted rookie free agent last April, most recently spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs.

By Mike Jones  |  06:57 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defensive line, Roster moves

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Jay Gruden, in first months as head coach, learns on the fly

Gruden says being a head coach a whole lot different than being a coordinator, and he’s eager to get back to work.

By Mike Jones  |  03:10 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, owners meetings, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Daniel Snyder is ‘excited’ about Jay Gruden and Redskins’ future

Redskins owner Daniel Snyder expressed excitement about his team’s new chapter and said first-year coach Jay Gruden has already impressed him.

By Mike Jones  |  01:49 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, Jay Gruden, League news, owners meetings

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 03/24/2014

NFL’s annual meeting underway

The NFL’s most powerful men have gathered here at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes for the league’s annual meetings, which got underway this morning and will continue for the next two days.

By Mike Jones  |  11:54 AM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 03/21/2014

Bruce Allen: Complacency hurt the Redskins

Redskins GM Bruce Allen suggested that 2012’s success affected 2013’s results.

By Mike Jones  |  02:31 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 03/21/2014

Bruce Allen feels ‘okay’ about free agency, sees remaining holes

With the biggest flurry of free agency action complete, Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen reviews his team’s moves so far.

By Mike Jones  |  10:59 AM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, free agency, Offensive line, Phillip Thomas, Safeties

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 03/20/2014

Owners not expected to vote next week on expanded NFL playoffs beginning in 2015 season (updated)

Owners are to be given a report and discuss the issue during annual league meeting in Orlando. The measure still is expected to be approved in time for the ‘15 season but there’s no pressing need for a vote now.

By Mark Maske  |  02:11 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  League news, NFL playoffs, NFL rules, owners meetings

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 03/20/2014

Questions remain at linebacker for Redskins

Inside linebacker certainly is now more crowded, but it’s hard to say if that’s a significantly improved position.

By Mike Jones  |  09:47 AM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Hayward, Akeem Jordan, brandon jenkins, Daryl Sharpton, inside linebackers, Jeremy Kimbrough, Josh Hull, Keenan Robinson, outside linebackers, Perry Riley Jr., Will Compton

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 03/19/2014

Redskins host free agent center Brian De La Puente

Washington is still looking to improve its offensive line in free agency.

By Mike Jones  |  06:16 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Offensive line

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 03/19/2014

Redskins host center Brian De La Puente

Washington is still looking to improve its offensive line in free agency

By Mike Jones  |  04:35 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Offensive line

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 03/19/2014

NFL owners to consider changes to instant replay, extra point [updated]

NFL owners will consider proposals at next week’s annual league meeting to tweak the sport’s instant replay system and make the extra point a longer kick.

By Mark Maske  |  03:56 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL rules, owners meetings

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 03/19/2014

Redskins free agency grades: As, Bs and Cs

A roundup of what folks around the Web are writing about Washington’s football team.

By Keith McMillan  |  03:31 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Word around Washington

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Redskins sign linebacker Akeem Jordan

The Washington Redskins continue to strengthen their inside linebacker position and special teams units, signing eight-year veteran Akeem Jordan to a contract Wednesday morning.

By Mike Jones  |  09:30 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Akeem Jordan, free agency

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Redskins lose Donald Penn to Raiders

Washington falls short in their pursuit of the veteran tackle, who agrees to terms with the Raiders on Tuesday night.

By Mike Jones  |  08:42 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Are Redskins’ early free agency moves always their best?

We dig five years into the archives to see which of the first-week free agents panned out, and which late pickups did.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Opening kick

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Post Sports Live: Redskins free agency grades

What the Post Sports Live panel thinks, and asking what you think, about the Redskins’ first week in free agency.

By Keith McMillan  |  03:32 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Post Sports Live

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Redskins mailbag: Free agency moves, impacts and remaining holes

Things have started to quiet down on the free agent front for the Washington Redskins.

By Mike Jones  |  12:12 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, contracts, draft, free agency, Mailbag

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Redskins re-sign safety Brandon Meriweather to one-year deal

The Redskins have reached an agreement to bring back safety Brandon Meriweather, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

By Mike Jones  |  06:45 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, free agency, Safeties

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Owners might vote next week on change to NFL’s instant replay system

Referee would be in contact with league office during replay reviews. Longer extra points and postseason expansion also could be discussed next week.

By Mark Maske  |  06:38 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL rules

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Griffin and pass-catchers to train in Phoenix next week

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and a crew of skill-position teammates will gather next week in Arizona to knock off some rust and get a jump on offseason workouts, which begin early next month.

By Mike Jones  |  01:40 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Offseason workouts, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 03/17/2014

Closer looks at new Redskins Andre Roberts, Tracy Porter and Daryl Sharpton

Where three of the newest Redskins players excel and need work, and how they’ll fit in Washington.

By Mark Bullock  |  09:15 AM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, The Outsider

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 03/16/2014

Safety needs remain unfilled for Redskins in free agency

Nearly a week into NFL free agnecy, the Redskins have yet to fill one of their most pressing needs.

By Mike Jones  |  09:58 AM ET, 03/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Safety

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 03/15/2014

Redskins expected to host OT Donald Penn

The Redskins are expected to host free agent offensive tackle Donald Penn, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

By Mike Jones  |  09:39 AM ET, 03/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Offensive line

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/15/2014

Reason for optimism on free agents

After the first four days of free agency, good players remain unsigned.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency

Posted at 07:22 PM ET, 03/14/2014

Redskins, Ryan Clark have yet to reach agreement

The Washington Redskins hosted free agent safety Ryan Clark on Thursday and continued negotiations with his representative Thursday evening and part of Friday, but have yet to reach an agreement on a deal.

By Mike Jones  |  07:22 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Safeties

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 03/14/2014

Hatcher excited about beginning the next chapter with Redskins

Defensive lineman Jason Hatcher heard a lot of things that he liked that convinced him to sign with Washington before he even visited.

By Mike Jones  |  05:15 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defensive line, free agency, Jason Hatcher

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 03/14/2014

Which free agent moves do you wish the Redskins had made?

Free agency can be about opportunity as well as missed opportunities. We ask which moves you wish Washington had made.

By Keith McMillan  |  01:17 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Opening kick

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 03/14/2014

Redskins release C Will Montgomery

The Washington Redskins have informed center Will Montgomery that he will be released, the ninth-year veteran confirmed Friday morning.

By Mike Jones  |  10:51 AM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Offensive line, Roster moves, Will Montgomery

Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Redskins land former Dallas DE Jason Hatcher

Former Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman had 11 sacks last season.

By Mike Jones  |  06:43 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Redskins agree to terms with DE Geathers, LB Sharpton and CB Porter

The Redskins came to agreements with three players at positions of need on their defense.

By Mike Jones  |  03:45 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, defensive line, free agency, inside linebackers

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Redskins hosting cornerback Walter Thurmond

The team will host Seattle Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond for a visit Friday.

By Mike Jones  |  12:49 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, free agency

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 03/13/2014

A Kirk Cousins trade remains unlikely

Quarterback maintains that while he would like to start, he won’t demand a trade and will remain professional.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  12:22 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, trades

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 03/13/2014

Spencer, Hatcher and Browner among Redskins’ free agent targets

The Washington Redskins continue to look for ways to upgrade their roster, and today are expected to host a few veterans while hoping for a meeting with another.

By Mike Jones  |  10:15 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, free agency, Reed Doughty

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 03/13/2014

Which of the Redskins’ early free agent moves have you liked?

It hasn’t been free-agent splash after splash, but it’s still worth asking which moves you appreciate.

By Keith McMillan  |  06:30 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Opening kick, polls

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Safety Ryan Clark to visit Redskins

Former Washington and Pittsburgh safety says he will visit Ashburn to discuss a return to the Redskins.

By Mike Jones  |  02:45 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Safeties

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Redskins have just more than $8 million left after Tuesday’s signings

The Washington Redskins entered Tuesday’s free agency signing period with $18.58 million in cap space, and committed $9.83 million of that money to sign five players.

By Mike Jones  |  01:25 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, free agency, Salary cap

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Redskins sign former Terps tackle Bruce Campbell

Former Maryland Terrapin tackle Bruce Campbell came back to the Washington area, signing on a one-year deal today.

By Mike Jones  |  12:45 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 03/12/2014

A closer look at new Redskins guard Shawn Lauvao

Mark Bullock watched the former Brown, and sees positives in pass protection and issues in run blocking.

By Mark Bullock  |  12:01 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cleveland Browns, free agency, Offensive line, Shawn Lauvao, The Outsider

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 03/12/2014

Re-setting the secondary market for the Redskins

After free agent safeties, and to a lesser degree, cornerbacks flew off teh board on Day 1, what’s left for Washington?

By Keith McMillan  |  10:45 AM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, free agency, Opening kick, Safeties

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/12/2014

Aqib Talib, Jairus Byrd and Mike Mitchell prove too expensive for Redskins

The Redskins passed on three top-tier free agent defensive backs on the first day of NFL free agency.

By Mike Jones  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, free agency, Safeties

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Redskins line up visits with Corey Graham and Antonio Smith

In the midst of making free agent signings shortly after the 4 p.m. start of free agency, the Redskins lined up visits with a couple of prospects.

By Mike Jones  |  05:30 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, defensive line, free agency

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Redskins add ILB/special teams standout Adam Hayward

In a move that could bolster both their depth at inside linebacker and special teams, the Redskins have agreed to terms with former Tampa Bay Buccaneer.

By Mike Jones  |  04:55 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, inside linebackers, special teams

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Redskins sign guard Shawn Lauvao

Washington aimed to upgrade the interior of its offensive line this offseason after struggling to protect Robert Griffin III in drop-back passing situations last season.

By Mike Jones  |  04:38 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Offensive line

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Redskins re-sign WR Santana Moss

The Redskins have re-signed veteran wide receiver Santana Moss to a one-year deal, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

By Mike Jones  |  04:19 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Santana Moss

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Which free agent would you like to see the Redskins sign next?

As we wait for the 4 p.m. opening of free agency, it’s poll time.

By Keith McMillan  |  01:12 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Redskins agree to terms with WR Andre Roberts

The Redskins have agreed to terms with fifth-year wide receiver Andre Roberts, formerly of the Arizona Cardinals.

By Mike Jones  |  10:45 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andre Roberts, free agency, Wide Receivers

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Redskins reach agreement with LB Perry Riley Jr.

Washington’s tackle leader from 2013 and expected heir to London Fletcher as defensive leader is back in the fold.

By Keith McMillan  |  10:39 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, inside linebackers, Perry Riley

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 03/11/2014

NFL: Redskins have $18.6 million in cap space

Washington will enter free agency with $18,580,869 in salary cap room, according to the NFL.

By Mike Jones  |  10:19 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Salary cap

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 03/11/2014

NFL free agency: Where the Redskins stand on signing day

At 4 p.m. today the Redskins and NFL teams will be able to sign free agents to contracts.

By Mike Jones  |  09:05 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, free agency, Perry Riley, Safeties

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Redskins and free agents: On Aqib Talib, Jairus Byrd and Anthony Collins

A roundup of what’s being written about the Redskins and potential free-agent additions, both from The Post and around the Web.

By  |  04:30 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Redskins eye wide receivers Kenny Britt and Andrew Hawkins

Washington reaches out in search of some more help for QB Robert Griffin III.

By Mike Jones  |  04:00 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Wide Receivers

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 03/10/2014

Redskins express interest in Jairus Byrd, Corey Graham and Captain Munnerlyn

Determined to fix their problematic secondary, the Washington Redskins continue to hold discussions with top defensive backs on the market.

By Mike Jones  |  11:42 AM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, free agency, Safeties

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/10/2014

Free agent cornerbacks: A name, value and sleeper the Redskins could target

An in-depth look at three more players who could help Washington’s secondary improve.

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Tags:  cornerbacks, free agency, Free agents, The Outsider

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 03/09/2014

Redskins express interest in Aqib Talib and Mike Mitchell

Defensive backs could help team upgrade a struggling secondary.

By Mike Jones  |  01:18 PM ET, 03/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, free agency, Safeties

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 03/07/2014

Redskins free agency: What they’re saying

A roundup of what’s being written about the Redskins and next week’s opening of NFL free agency around the Web.

By Keith McMillan  |  03:40 PM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Word around Washington

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 03/07/2014

NFL free agency: Five players the Redskins should avoid

Big names are available in free agency, but doesn’t mean Washington should bite. Mike Jones provides five alternatives.

By Mike Jones  |  11:40 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, observations

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 03/06/2014

Free agent safeties: A name, value and sleeper the Redskins could target

An in-depth look at three players who could help Washington’s secondary improve.

By Mark Bullock  |  12:30 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Safeties, The Outsider

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 03/06/2014

Redskins free agency: Top needs on offense

The Washington Redskins have many key pieces in place on offense. But a number of deficiencies exist as well.

By Mike Jones  |  10:44 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Offensive line, wide receiver

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 03/05/2014

Redskins, Perry Riley remain far apart in negotiations

Both sides remain interested in reaching an agreement, but inside linebacker most likely will at least test the open market.

By Mark Maske  |  11:31 AM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, inside linebackers, Perry Riley

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 03/05/2014

Redskins free agency: Top remaining needs on defense

Many holes remain on a unit that ranked second-worst in the league in points allowed.

By Mike Jones  |  11:12 AM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, free agency, inside linebackers, Safeties

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 03/04/2014

Redskins part ways with Adam Carriker, Sav Rocca, three others

The Redskins terminate the contracts of veteran defensive end Adam Carriker and punter Sav Rocca while also waiving running backs Jawan Jamison and Davin Meggett. The team also cut tight end Richard Quinn.

By Mike Jones  |  04:11 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Carriker, Jawan Jamison, Roster moves, Sav Rocca

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 03/04/2014

Redskins mailbag: Orakpo’s tag impact, remaining needs, and more

It should be an interesting couple of weeks as the Redskins try to overhaul their roster.

By Mike Jones  |  12:27 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Mailbag, Perry Riley Jr.

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Orakpo encouraged by Redskins move to use franchise tag on him

Linebacker expressed encouragement about his standing with the Redskins and optimism over his future.

By Mike Jones  |  03:02 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, free agency, outside linebackers

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Redskins apply franchise player tag to Brian Orakpo (updated)

Announcement made by team about 2-1/2 hours before deadline.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  01:48 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Redskins free agents

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Update: Redskins using franchise tag on Orakpo

The Washington Redskins are leaning toward using the franchise tag to retain the services of outside linebacker Brian Orakpo, a person with knowledge of the situation said.

By Mike Jones  |  01:18 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, free agency

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Redskins re-sign safety Jose Gumbs

The Washington Redskins have re-signed safety Jose Gumbs to a one-year deal, the player confirmed on Monday afternoon.

By Mike Jones  |  12:28 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, jose gumbs, Safeties

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Redskins have not yet told Orakpo he’s been tagged or will be tagged

Deadline is 4 p.m. today.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  12:25 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 03/01/2014

Redskins in final deliberations over ‘really close call’ on keeping Brian Orakpo

Teams officials are said to like the linebacker but wonder if retaining the prospective free agent would be wise given the expected price.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  05:41 PM ET, 03/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Redskins free agents

 

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