The Insider: Rookies


Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Shanahan not willing to play young players for the sake of evaluation

MIke Shanahan said that his approach will not change when it comes to evaluating young players, even though the Redskins have no chance to make the playoffs.

By Mike Jones  |  05:16 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Gettis, Bacarri Rambo, josh leribeus, Mike Shanahan, news conferences, Offensive line, Rookies, Tom Compton

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Bacarri Rambo takes demotion in stride

Baccari Rambo was taken out of the starting lineup, but says he’ll let the coaches coach, and work on improving.

By Mike Jones  |  01:23 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baccari Rambo, Defense, Rookies, Safeties

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 08/27/2013

Bacarri Rambo encouraged after showing improvement vs. Buffalo

The rookie safety has been working on tackling in the open field, and he got better results against the Bills after struggling in his first two preseason games.

By Mike Jones  |  07:01 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, Rookies, Safeties

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Bacarri Rambo working to lift Phillip Thomas's spirits

Of Phillip Thomas, rookie safety Bacarri Rambo says: ""He was kind of down, but he knows he's going to make it through it."

By Mike Jones  |  01:12 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, Injuries, Phillip Thomas, Rookies, Safeties

Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Phillip Thomas will miss his entire rookie season

Redskins rookie safety out 4-5 months after being diagnosed with Lisfranc injury in his left foot.

By Mark Maske  |  06:56 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Phillip Thomas, preseason, Rookies, Safeties, Training camp

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Former rivals Jamison, Thompson team up in backfield

Former high school rivals and current Redskins rookies Jawan Jamison and Chris Thompson are working together as they compete for a roster spot.

By Chelsea Janes  |  02:12 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, Jawan Jamison, Rookies, Running backs, Training camp

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Rookie David Amerson nursing sprained thumb

Amerson will wear a supportive brace, but doesn't see his injury as serious.

By Mike Jones  |  12:17 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, David Amerson, Injuries, Rookies

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 08/09/2013

Jeremy Kimbrough, Phillip Thomas, Donte Stallworth could miss time with injuries

Jeremy Kimbrough separated his right shoulder, while Phillip Thomas sprained his right foot, and Donte Stallworth strained his hamstring.

By Mike Jones  |  09:32 AM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Linebackers, preseason, Rookies, Tennessee Titans

Posted at 08:39 PM ET, 08/08/2013

Three rookies start in Redskins' secondary

Redskins start three rookies in the secondary in preseason opener

By Mark Maske  |  08:39 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  preseason, Rookies, Secondary, Tennessee Titans

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 08/07/2013

Rookies in Redskins' secondary will be in spotlight Thursday night

All eyes are on David Amerson, Bacarri Rambo and Phillip Thomas in the preseason opener against the Titans.

By Mark Maske  |  07:01 AM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, preseason, Redskins preseason, Rookies, Safeties, Secondary, Tennessee Titans, Training camp

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 08/05/2013

Redskins mailbag: Banned substances, positional battles and more

Training camp rolls on, and the Redskins soon will face their first opponent of the preseason.

By Mike Jones  |  11:17 AM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Free agents, Mailbag, preseason, Rookies, suspensions, Training camp, Wide Receivers

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 08/04/2013

Redskins training camp: Positives and negatives so far

Above all, quarterback Robert Griffin III seems to be making progress in his return.

By Mark Maske  |  12:07 PM ET, 08/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, depth, Injuries, Offensive line, Rookies, suspensions, Training camp, Trent Williams

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Phillip Thomas says he's catching on to Redskins' defense

Rookie safety is catching up after falling behind when he missed a week of offseason practices.

By Mark Maske  |  01:06 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Phillip Thomas, Rookies, Safeties, Training camp

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 07/26/2013

Jordan Reed, Chris Thompson learning on the run

Redskins rookies, tight end Jordan Reed and running back Chris Thompson, learned a thing or two during their first time practicing after sitting out all spring with injuries.

By John Keim  |  11:56 AM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rookies, Running backs, tight ends, Training camp

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 11:01 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 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 12:51 PM ET, 12/24/2012

Is RGIII NFL's rookie of the year?

With three promising candidates vying for the award, Thomas Boswell says not voting for the Redskins QB would be crazy.

By Washington Post Sports Editors  |  12:51 PM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  awards, RGIII, Rookies