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The Insider: July, 2014

Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 07/31/2014

CB Courtney Bridget Jr. goes unclaimed, placed on IR

Injured cornerback Courtney Bridget Jr. passed through waivers unclaimed and now will revert to Washington’s injured reserve list.

By Mike Jones  |  06:39 PM ET, 07/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injury report, Roster moves

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 07/31/2014

Recovered from ACL surgery, Richard Crawford sets about reclaiming a role

Third-year player Richard Crawford, recovered from ACL surgery, in battle for role in return game and secondary.

By Liz Clarke  |  05:30 PM ET, 07/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, Richard Crawford, special teams, Training camp

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 07/31/2014

Redskins training camp: Observations from Day 8

Things kicked up another notch at Redskins training camp a day after a low-key practice on Wednesday. Today, the shoulder pads were back on, so that meant more contact, and more of a spirited atmosphere.

By Mike Jones  |  03:03 PM ET, 07/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  observations, Training camp

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 07/31/2014

Guards vying for backup roles must show versatility in preseason games

With roster spots precious, second-string guards Josh LeRibeus and Spencer Long, third-round picks in 2012 and 2014, must show they can play either side.

By Liz Clarke  |  02:22 PM ET, 07/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Offensive line, Training camp

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 07/31/2014

Griffin: Pass-catching back will help improve the offense

As he and his players work to develop an identity on offense, Jay Gruden has stressed that diversity will be key for Washington’s success.

By Mike Jones  |  01:31 PM ET, 07/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Running backs, Training camp

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 07/31/2014

Alfred Morris on pass protection: ‘You have to see everything’

Redskins running back tutors young teammates on the art of protecting the quarterback.

By Jason Reid  |  12:19 PM ET, 07/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Running backs, Training camp

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 07/31/2014

Redskins continue cautious approach with Pierre Garcon

Wide receiver Pierre Garcon remained restricted in his activities because of a sore hamstring on Thursday.

By Mike Jones  |  12:16 PM ET, 07/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adrian Robinson, Doug Worthington, Injuries, Phillip Thomas, Pierre Garcon, Tyler Polumbus

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 07/31/2014

Lauvao making strides as he adjusts to Washington’s offense

As they watched their priority offensive line free agent signing of the year participate in offseason practices, Jay Gruden and his assistants had real concerns.

By Mike Jones  |  09:18 AM ET, 07/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Offensive line, Shawn Lauvao, Training camp

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 07/31/2014

Redskins Coach Jay Gruden reveals his approach to culling roster

Preseason drills will take a back seat to live action in spirited battles third-down running back, second string offensive line and wide receiver.

By Liz Clarke  |  07:01 AM ET, 07/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, Training camp

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 07/30/2014

Redskins waive cornerback Courtney Bridget Jr.

The Redskins have waived injured cornerback Courtney Bridget Jr., who will need shoulder surgery, coach Jay Gruden said.

By Mike Jones  |  04:23 PM ET, 07/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, Injuries, Roster moves, Training camp

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 07/30/2014

Redskins training camp: Observations from Day 7

After the fireworks from Monday’s full-pad practice, it was hard for the players to recapture that type of intensity. But they all said it felt good to get back to work, and they liked what they got accomplished.

By Mike Jones  |  03:59 PM ET, 07/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, observations, Training camp

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 07/30/2014

RGIII: Zone-read plays will always remain at least a small part of offense

During a portion of the 11-on-11 action in Wednesday’s practice, 2012 Robert Griffin III resurfaced.

By Mike Jones  |  02:52 PM ET, 07/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  offensive philosophy, Robert Griffin III, Training camp, zone read

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 07/30/2014

Redskins add defensive end Jake McDonough

The Redskins have signed defensive end Jake McDonough to a contract, his agent, Glen Lansky said Wednesday afternoon.

By Mike Jones  |  01:21 PM ET, 07/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defensive linemen, Jake McDonough, Roster moves

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 07/30/2014

Trent Williams, athletic freak, stands out at Redskins training camp

The Redskins Pro Bowler says he could have played tight end or outside linebacker, but his teammates like him right where he is -- at left tackle, protecting Robert Griffin III’s blind side.

By Jason Reid  |  01:00 PM ET, 07/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Offensive line, Training camp, Trent Williams

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 07/30/2014

Redskins announce ‘standby line’ for fans who still seek tickets for Fan Appreciation Day and joint practice with Patriots

Redskins fans can join ‘standby’ line for tickets to Fan Appreciation Day and joint practices with Patriots

By Liz Clarke  |  12:31 PM ET, 07/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Training camp

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 07/30/2014

Post Sports Live: Is ‘Camp Boring’ a good thing for the Redskins?

The Post Sports Live crew explains why no major news out of training camp is good for the Redskins, coming off of a 3-13 season.

By Keith McMillan  |  10:56 AM ET, 07/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Post Sports Live, Training camp, video

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 07/30/2014

Healthy, confident Phillip Thomas catching coaches’ eyes

Second-year pro Phillip Thomas isn’t expected to start, but he’s healthy and confident now, and hopes to make it interesting for Redskins coaches.

By Mike Jones  |  07:32 AM ET, 07/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Phillip Thomas, Safeties, Training camp

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 07/29/2014

Jolted by Jason Hatcher signing, Jarvis Jenkins is playing with a new fire

Defensive end, a starter last season, saw the team hand out big contracts to two other defensive ends this season, and has taken the message to heart.

By Mike Jones  |  02:05 PM ET, 07/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defensive line, Jarvis Jenkins, Training camp

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 07/29/2014

Now healthy, Tracy Porter joins defensive back competition

Porter: “Not being able to practice, it forced me to focus on a different aspect of the game, and that’s getting mental reps ... Having an injury forced me to sharpen my mind.“

By Mike Jones  |  01:03 PM ET, 07/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, Tracy Porter, Training camp

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 07/29/2014

Redskins mailbag: O-line depth, practice squad candidates and more

The Redskins have knocked out five days of practice, and get back to work on Wednesday for four more straight days of practice. Meantime, Mike Jones answers readers’ questions.

By Mike Jones  |  11:18 AM ET, 07/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mailbag, Training camp

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 07/29/2014

New addition Everette Brown ready to play catch-up

Brown will battle for a roster spot at an outside linebacker position that features three locks in Brian Orakpo, Ryan Kerrigan and Trent Murphy, and roster hopefuls Rob Jackson, Adrian Robinson and Gabe Miller.

By Mike Jones  |  07:02 AM ET, 07/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  everette brown, outside linebackers, Training camp

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 07/28/2014

RGIII: Improvement evident five days into training camp

Quarterback encouraged after first five practices of training camp.

By Mike Jones  |  05:47 PM ET, 07/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 07/28/2014

Redskins training camp: Observations from Day 5

Based on the tempo and energy of today’s practice, Washington’s players certainly seemed to have earned their break.

By Mike Jones  |  03:51 PM ET, 07/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  observations, Training camp

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 07/28/2014

Pierre Garcon rests sore hamstring

The wide receiver left practice early on Monday because of a sore right hamstring, but neither he, nor coach Jay Gruden, seemed overly concerned.

By Mike Jones  |  01:05 PM ET, 07/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Pierre Garcon, Training camp, Wide Receivers

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 07/28/2014

After feisty practice, Gruden might back off of the tackling

Redskins coach was happy to get the full-pads work in and see some of his players tackle for the first time, but wants to avoid injuries.

By Jason Reid  |  12:19 PM ET, 07/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, Training camp

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 07/28/2014

Redskins sign OLB Everette Brown

After waiving Brandon Jenkins, Washington signs a pass rusher who played with Dallas last season, and had worked previously with assistant coach Brian Baker.

By Mike Jones  |  10:11 AM ET, 07/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  everette brown, outside linebackers, Roster moves, Training camp

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 07/28/2014

Kory Lichtensteiger makes smooth transition to center

Center Kory Lichtensteiger and coach Jay Gruden both expressed encouragement over the progress that the sixth-year pro has made while transitioning to his new role along the offensive line.

By Mike Jones  |  09:18 AM ET, 07/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kory Lichtensteiger, Offensive line, Training camp

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 07/28/2014

Amerson hopes to provide stability along with ‘swag’ in his second season

Ryan Clark among those mentoring David Amerson, who’ll line up at cornerback alongside DeAngelo Hall.

By Jason Reid  |  07:02 AM ET, 07/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, David Amerson, Training camp

Posted at 07:12 PM ET, 07/27/2014

Adrian Robinson, Gabe Miller overtook Brandon Jenkins in outside linebacker pecking order

Washington cut its fifth-round pick from last year because two other young outside linebackers have looked good in training camp on defense and special teams.

By Mike Jones  |  07:12 PM ET, 07/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adrian Robinson, brandon jenkins, Jay Gruden, outside linebackers, Roster moves

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 07/27/2014

Ryan Clark sees no need to reconsider hard-hitting approach despite concussion alarms

With three Pro Bowls between them, Redskins safeties Ryan Clark and Brandon Meriweather are determined to play with ‘reckless abandon.’

By Liz Clarke  |  04:47 PM ET, 07/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 07/27/2014

Redskins waive OLB Brandon Jenkins, activate Mo Hurt

The Redskins announced that they have waived outside linebacker Brandon Jenkins a year after drafting him in the fifth round out of Florida State.

By Mike Jones  |  03:06 PM ET, 07/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brandon jenkins, Maurice Hurt, Offensive line, outside linebackers, Roster moves, Training camp

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 07/27/2014

Keenan Robinson, healthy again, is primed for signal-calling duties

Keenan Robinson lost his second NFL season to injury, but devoted the time to learning the playbook and tuning his mental game.

By Liz Clarke  |  02:47 PM ET, 07/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, Keenan Robinson, Training camp

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 07/27/2014

Redskins training camp: Observations from Day 4

Sunday’s practice represented another waterlogged day for the Redskins. At one point, the morning session was in danger of being moved inside as lightning was spotted roughly 45 minutes before practice.

By Mike Jones  |  02:29 PM ET, 07/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Practice observations, Training camp

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 07/27/2014

Cofield feels 100 percent after offseason surgery, rehab

Nose tackle Barry Cofield has practiced without limitation, and three days into training camp said that he feels great following his real football action since last season.

By Mike Jones  |  10:18 AM ET, 07/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, defensive line, Injuries, Training camp

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 07/26/2014

Gruden explains his philosophy on practicing in pads

Jay Gruden explains his philosophy on practicing in pads so early in training camp.

By Mike Jones  |  05:51 PM ET, 07/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, Training camp

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 07/26/2014

Gruden: FB Darrel Young will be a ‘major part’ of Redskins offense

Soon after the Redskins introduced Jay Gruden as head coach of the Washington Redskins, fullback Darrel Young did his research to find out how the coach used fullbacks during his time as offensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals.

By Mike Jones  |  03:17 PM ET, 07/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Darrel Young, Jay Gruden, Running backs, Training camp

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 07/26/2014

Cofield: Camp Gruden is ‘definitely about football’

It didn’t take long for Barry Cofield to come up with a list of differences when asked to compare training camp under new coach Jay Gruden and Washington’s training camp last year under Mike Shanahan.

By Mike Jones  |  02:50 PM ET, 07/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Jay Gruden, Training camp

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 07/26/2014

Redskins training camp: Observations from Day 3

Saturday was Day 3 of training camp for the Redskins, and the first practice in pads. Mike Jones shares what he saw during a spirited, physical practice.

By Mike Jones  |  01:47 PM ET, 07/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  observations, Training camp

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 07/26/2014

Chris Baker vies for starting job at left defensive end

Chris Baker hopes his “swagger” and love of football will bolster the Redskins’ pass rush and finally earn him a starting job in the NFL.

By Liz Clarke  |  12:01 PM ET, 07/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Baker, defensive line, Training camp

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 07/26/2014

Niles Paul on Jordan Reed: ‘That’s a Pro Bowl tight end right there’

Teammate impressed with fellow tight end’s offseason dedication.

By Jason Reid  |  09:33 AM ET, 07/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jordan Reed, Niles Paul, tight ends, Training camp

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 07/26/2014

Ryan Clark’s homecoming: A chance to repay a loyal fan base

In his second stint with Redskins, veteran safety Ryan Clark will be counted on for tackling ability, leadership and signal-calling.

By Liz Clarke  |  07:02 AM ET, 07/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, Ryan Clark, Safeties, Training camp

Posted at 07:05 PM ET, 07/25/2014

Leonard Hankerson cleared to run, but he’s not yet 100 percent

Wide receiver Leonard Hankerson has received clearance to run, but he is not yet ready to return from knee surgery.

By Mike Jones  |  07:05 PM ET, 07/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Leonard Hankerson, Training camp, Wide Receivers

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 07/25/2014

Jason Hatcher working, and waiting patiently for return

Defensive end Jason Hatcher said he remains unsure when the team will activate him from the physically unable to perform list and clear him for practice. Hatcher called patience the key to a full and effective recovery.

By Mike Jones  |  06:33 PM ET, 07/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defensive line, Injuries, Jason Hatcher, Training camp

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 07/25/2014

Brian Orakpo refuses to dwell on lack of long-term contract

Linebacker Brian Orakpo would’ve preferred for the Redskins to have signed him to a long-term deal rather than play this season out on the one-year franchise player tag.

By Mike Jones  |  04:36 PM ET, 07/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, outside linebackers, Training camp

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 07/25/2014

Redskins training camp: Observations from Day 2

With the camp-opening kinks worked out on Thursday, the Redskins had an improved practice Friday and expressed encouragement over the progress made.

By Mike Jones  |  02:33 PM ET, 07/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  observations, Training camp

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 07/25/2014

Theismann: Shanahan did RGIII a favor by benching him

Former Redskins quarterback ‘cautiously optimistic’ about Redskins season, given Griffin’s ease of movement, new special teams coach and veteran defense.

By Liz Clarke  |  02:06 PM ET, 07/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 07/25/2014

DeSean Jackson, Robert Griffin III get on same page on Day 2 of training camp

The Redskins face challenge in distributing the ball adequately among their playmakers.

By Jason Reid  |  12:50 PM ET, 07/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 07/25/2014

WR Andre Roberts more confident in his role with Redskins

The introduction to the offense that Roberts received during the offseason — when he, Garcon and Jackson shared the field and lined up in a number of different positions — helped set his mind at ease.

By Mike Jones  |  10:01 AM ET, 07/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andre Roberts, Training camp, Wide Receivers

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 07/25/2014

Gruden: Griffin, Jackson just need time

But both players and their head coach believe it’s only a matter of time before the two develop the chemistry required to produce great results.

By Mike Jones  |  08:40 AM ET, 07/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeSean Jackson, Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 07/24/2014

Gruden: Rookie class did ‘okay’ on Day 1 of Redskins training camp practices

Coach Jay Gruden gave a lukewarm response when asked for his assessment of how his rookie class fared on their first practice of training camp.

By Mike Jones  |  05:24 PM ET, 07/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bashaud Breeland, Rookies, Ryan Grant, Training camp

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 07/24/2014

Impending storms force Redskins indoors for afternoon walk-through

Gruden still felt relatively satisfied with his team’s first day of camp, despite having to move the afternoon walk-through indoors.

By Mike Jones  |  04:29 PM ET, 07/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Training camp, weather

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 07/24/2014

Alfred Morris expects run game to remain an important element of the offense

Pro Bowl running back Alfred Morris can’t predict exactly how things will play out under new coach/play-caller Jay Gruden.

By Mike Jones  |  03:53 PM ET, 07/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Running backs

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 07/24/2014

DeAngelo Hall, defense enter training camp with chips on their shoulders

With 10 NFL seasons under his belt, DeAngelo Hall knows that he’s closer to the end of his career than the start of it. But he fully believes that he still ranks among the best cornerbacks in the league.

By Mike Jones  |  02:15 PM ET, 07/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, DeAngelo Hall, Defense, Training camp

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 07/24/2014

Redskins training camp: Observations from Day 1

The team didn’t have a flawless practice, but players classified the day as a good start to camp and said they believe improvement will naturally come.

By Mike Jones  |  01:07 PM ET, 07/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  observations, Training camp

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 07/24/2014

Griffin not sharp in first practice

The defense outplayed the offense in the first session, but Griffin said he’s upbeat about the team and the new coaching staff.

By Jason Reid  |  12:10 PM ET, 07/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 07/24/2014

Morgan Moses looking like a rookie as training camp gets underway

Rookie has a ways to go before threatening Tyler Polumbus at right tackle.

By Jason Reid  |  11:37 AM ET, 07/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 07/24/2014

Redskins kick off training camp in the rain

Thursday morning, as they kicked off training camp 2014, a steady rain fell from the skies, and the practice start time was delayed roughly 30 minutes.

By Mike Jones  |  09:14 AM ET, 07/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Training camp

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 07/24/2014

Changes on the Redskins beat

The Post is changing its team covering Washington’s team, and expanding its NFL coverage overall.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:50 AM ET, 07/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:10 PM ET, 07/23/2014

Gruden happy with Griffin’s physical and mental health entering camp

Gruden on Griffin: “Physical condition is not an issue. Mental condition, we feel is excellent.“

By Mike Jones  |  07:10 PM ET, 07/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 07/23/2014

Jay Gruden seeks tempo, energy at Redskins training camp

First-year NFL coach hopes every player returns with ‘chip on shoulder’ and zeal to compete as Redskins try to rebound from 3-13 season

By Liz Clarke  |  06:26 PM ET, 07/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, Training camp

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 07/23/2014

Cornerbacks Richard Crawford, Tracy Porter cleared to practice

After spending the offseason working their way back into form following surgical procedures, cornerbacks Richard Crawford and Tracy Porter on Wednesday received clearance to practice when the Redskins open training camp on Thursday.

By Mike Jones  |  05:18 PM ET, 07/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, Injuries, Richard Crawford, Tracy Porter, Training camp

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 07/23/2014

Hatcher, three others open camp on PUP list

Jason Hatcher will not be on the field when Redskins open training camp.

By Mike Jones  |  04:47 PM ET, 07/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injury report, Jason Hatcher, PUP list, Training camp

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 07/23/2014

Highlights from Jay Gruden’s training camp press conference

New coach stresses it’s not all about Robert Griffin III.

By Mike Jones  |  04:31 PM ET, 07/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 07/23/2014

Replacing London Fletcher might not be that tall a task

Though regarded as the heart and soul of the team, linebacker’s play had fallen off. Here are a few examples.

By Mark Bullock  |  10:02 AM ET, 07/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, The Outsider

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 07/23/2014

Redskins training camp: Five areas to monitor on special teams

We’ve tackled offense and defense. Here’s a look at the five areas to monitor on the special teams units this training camp.

By Mike Jones  |  08:32 AM ET, 07/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  observations, special teams, Training camp

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 07/23/2014

Redskins training camp: Everything you need to know

Whether or not you are going, this roundup of the Redskins’ training camp schedule, directions, parking information, things to do in Richmond and other pertinent details covers all the bases.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:01 AM ET, 07/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Training camp, video

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 07/22/2014

Redskins mailbag: Gruden’s track record, Jackson vs. Robinson and more

Mike Jones answers readers’ questions in his final pre-training camp mailbag, discussing Jay Gruden’s previous successes, wide receivers, trick plays and waiver procedures.

By Mike Jones  |  01:36 PM ET, 07/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aldrick Robinson, DeSean Jackson, Jay Gruden, Jordan Reed, league rules, Mailbag

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 07/22/2014

Redskins make promotions, hires in front office

The team has promoted personnel assistants Jeff Scott and Josh Washburn to the positions of Pro Scout. Washington also hired Matt Evans as player personnel assistant and Brian Zeches as an administrative assistant.

By Mike Jones  |  01:20 PM ET, 07/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Front office moves

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 07/22/2014

Redskins training camp: Five areas to monitor on defense

We’re now just one day away from the Redskins’ training camp report date, and today we take a look at the defense, and the most pressing aspects to keep an eye on over the course of the next 20 days in Richmond.

By Mike Jones  |  07:02 AM ET, 07/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, observations, Training camp

Posted at 07:14 PM ET, 07/21/2014

Redskins waive long snapper Kyle Nelson, sign TE Mike Caussin

Long snapper was signed after Nick Sundberg was injured last season. Washington also signed TE Mike Caussin

By Mike Jones  |  07:14 PM ET, 07/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  special teams

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 07/21/2014

Here are some NFL experts who don’t think the Redskins will stink this year

Early predictions on Washington’s 2014 season haven’t been too kind, but this Fox Sports Live roundtable is.

By Keith McMillan  |  03:47 PM ET, 07/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFC East, predictions, video

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 07/21/2014

Redskins training camp: Five areas to monitor on offense

As the Redskins’ first day of training camp approaches, Mike Jones goes over key areas to monitor on offense.

By Mike Jones  |  10:32 AM ET, 07/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, observations, Offense, Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 07/21/2014

Santana Moss will have to fight to stay on Redskins’ roster

Moves last season knocked Santana Moss from the No. 1 receiving target to third. Now another offseason of action at wide receiver, Moss’s role looks as if it could diminish even more.

By Mike Jones  |  07:02 AM ET, 07/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Players to watch, Santana Moss, Wide Receivers

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 07/18/2014

Can Stephen Bowen get back to his old form and carve out a role?

Former starter along the defensive line might have to be part of a rotation behind Jason Hatcher, Barry Cofield and Chris Baker.

By Mike Jones  |  07:02 AM ET, 07/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defensive line, Players to watch, Stephen Bowen

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 07/17/2014

Will Redskins benefit from DeSean Jackson more than Eagles will miss him?

Two Sports Illustrated reporters discuss whether the wide receiver’s move will have a greater impact on his old team or new one.

By Keith McMillan  |  11:45 AM ET, 07/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles, video

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 07/17/2014

Is the Redskins’ backfield too crowded for Evan Royster?

Evan Royster has been a useful role player for Washington, but the team keeps drafting running backs. So to make the roster, he’ll have to stand out.

By Mike Jones  |  07:02 AM ET, 07/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Evan Royster, Players to watch, Running backs

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 07/16/2014

Brandon Jenkins: From draft steal to roster long shot in one year

Outside linebacker was a steal as a fifth-rounder in 2013, but now faces a crowd jockeying for similar roles.

By Mike Jones  |  01:04 PM ET, 07/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brandon jenkins, outside linebackers, Players to watch

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 07/16/2014

How Jay Gruden might deploy DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon and Andre Roberts

Washington’s addition of DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts to partner up with Pierre Garcon gives the team a formidable trio of receivers.

By Mark Bullock  |  07:01 AM ET, 07/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andre Roberts, DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon, The Outsider, Wide Receivers

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 07/15/2014

Redskins tackle Tyler Polumbus faces two young challengers for his job

Tackle has improved, and remains the starter, but Tom Compton and Morgan Moses will push him.

By Mike Jones  |  10:02 AM ET, 07/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Offensive line, Players to watch, Tyler Polumbus

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 07/14/2014

Aldrick Robinson suddenly competing with a crowd of wide receivers

The offseason changes at wide receiver may affect Robinson as much as anyone.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:01 AM ET, 07/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aldrick Robinson, Players to watch, wide receiver

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 07/11/2014

Can Kai Forbath withstand a challenge for his place-kicking job?

Redskins’ place kicker has excelled on field goals, but Washington spent a draft pick on Zach Hocker to add competition, and perhaps push Forbath to improve on kickoffs.

By Mike Jones  |  07:01 AM ET, 07/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kai Forbath, Players to watch

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 07/10/2014

Federal judge dismisses some but not all of Barrett Green’s lawsuit against Redskins, Robert Royal

Former Giants linebacker accuses former Redskins tight end of intentionally injuring his knee as part of a bounty program.

By Mark Maske  |  02:37 PM ET, 07/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins bounty program

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 07/10/2014

Fullback Darrel Young believes there’ll be a role for him in new offense

Though Jay Gruden didn’t use fullbacks much in Cincinnati, Darrel Young says Redskins assistants know how valuable he can be, and he’ll try to earn a spot on special teams as well.

By Mike Jones  |  09:58 AM ET, 07/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Darrel Young, Players to watch, Running backs

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 07/09/2014

Tanard Jackson suspended indefinitely for another violation of substance-abuse policy

Safety had been reinstated in May after a two-year suspension.

By Mike Jones  |  05:06 PM ET, 07/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safeties, suspensions, Tanard Jackson

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 07/09/2014

Jarvis Jenkins must make some improvements to make an impression

The second-round pick from 2011 has had a checkered career so far. Likely nudged out of a starting spot, he can still be a key cog in the defensive-line rotation.

By Mike Jones  |  11:30 AM ET, 07/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defensive line, Jarvis Jenkins, Players to watch

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 07/09/2014

How Jay Gruden can use Jordan Reed to create mismatches

If the way Jay Gruden used Jermaine Gresham in Cincinnati is any indication, Jordan Reed will line up in different spots, and affect the defense even when he isn’t catching the ball.

By Mark Bullock  |  07:01 AM ET, 07/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cincinnati Bengals, Jay Gruden, Jordan Reed, The Outsider

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 07/08/2014

Redskins mailbag: Defensive fronts, WR depth, nickname use and more

Mike Jones answers reader questions on why the Redskins won’t switch back to a 4-3 front, why The Post hasn’t stopped using the team’s name and much more.

By Mike Jones  |  01:18 PM ET, 07/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mailbag, name change

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 07/08/2014

As Leonard Hankerson recovers from injury, will there be a role for him?

A knee injury derailed Leonard Hankerson’s most promising season to date. He might soon be healthy again, but the Redskins wide receiver group looks much different.

By Mike Jones  |  09:16 AM ET, 07/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Leonard Hankerson, Players to watch, Wide Receivers

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

Crowdsourcing the Redskins’ roster: Cornerbacks

In anticipation of the upcoming battles in training camp, Insider readers are selecting the final 53. Cornerback has a crowd of competition.

By Keith McMillan  |  03:07 PM ET, 07/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, polls

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 07/07/2014

Josh LeRibeus, once seen as a future starter, will fight for a roster spot

Third-round pick had the look of a future starter when he filled in for most of the 2012 playoff game. But since then, his standing on the team has slipped.

By Mike Jones  |  10:13 AM ET, 07/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  josh leribeus, Offensive line, Players to watch

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 07/04/2014

How much will Brian Orakpo benefit by being ‘turned loose?’

Mike Jones is looking at Redskins players who have a lot to prove this season, and Brian Orakpo is perhaps the most high-profile player on his list.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:01 AM ET, 07/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, outside linebackers, Players to watch

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 07/03/2014

Eagles-Redskins Q&A: On DeSean Jackson, and how Kelly-Foles is like Gruden-Griffin

Sheil Kapadia of Birds 24/7 joins The Insider to talk about the division rival that let DeSean Jackson leave for Washington, and the commonalities between the teams who will meet in Week 3.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:32 PM ET, 07/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, Philadelphia Eagles, Robert Griffin III, The Other Sideline

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 07/03/2014

Can Richard Crawford return to a useful role on punt returns and at cornerback?

After showing promise in 2012, the team showed needs at both spots in 2013 and moved to fill them in 2014. Does that leave Crawford without a job?

By Mike Jones  |  07:02 AM ET, 07/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, Players to watch, Richard Crawford, special teams

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 07/02/2014

Jaguars-Redskins Q&A: How soon Blake Bortles will contribute, and much more

Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union joins The Insider to talk about the Jaguars and Redskins, who’ll face off in Week 2 this season.

By Keith McMillan  |  01:11 PM ET, 07/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jacksonville Jaguars, The Other Sideline

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 07/02/2014

Will Roy Helu Jr. play the role of third-down back for Redskins?

Facing a challenge from Chris Thompson and Lache Seastrunk, Helu has the advantage of experience, but is trying to impress a new coaching staff.

By Mike Jones  |  10:42 AM ET, 07/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Players to watch, Roy Helu Jr., Running backs

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 07/02/2014

The importance of letting Robert Griffin III make changes at the line

Jay Gruden and Sean McVay appear to be willing to let Robert Griffin III call line protections and change plays. Mark Bullock explains how that can help.

By Mark Bullock  |  07:01 AM ET, 07/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, Offensive line, Robert Griffin III, Sean McVay, The Outsider

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 07/01/2014

On the other sideline: A Texans-Redskins Q&A

Steph Stradley of the Houston Chronicle joins The Insider to talk about the similarities between the Texans and Redskins teams who will face off Week 1.

By Keith McMillan  |  02:02 PM ET, 07/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Houston Texans, The Other Sideline

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 07/01/2014

Redskins mailbag: The state of the secondary and more

Mike Jones answers readers’ questions about where things stand in the secondary, some of the offseason moves, and how things work for the quarterback in the area of film study and protection calls.

By Mike Jones  |  10:21 AM ET, 07/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defensive backs, Mailbag, offseason moves, Quarterbacks

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 07/01/2014

Can Redskins guard Chris Chester bounce back?

Mike Jones looks at players whose performances in 2014 will be key to the team’s fortunes. Guard Chris Chester is today’s subject.

By Mike Jones  |  07:01 AM ET, 07/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Chester, Offensive line, Players to watch

 

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