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Redskins Insider: March 30, 2008 - April 5, 2008

The Numbers Don't Lie

It's been impossible not to notice the stark contrast between this off season and most every one prior under Dan Snyder/Vinny Cerrato. Even in previous years where spending was down, they were always chasing at least a few free agents from the onset, wining and dining players at the start...

By Jason La Canfora  |  April 4, 2008; 6:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (392)
 
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Update On An Old Friend

Would be remiss if I let some news regarding an old favorite in these parts pass any longer. The wide receiver, No. 85, found a new home (at least temporarily) while I was on vacation, and figured I'd post on that situation. This guy cost the Redskins a 3rd...

By Jason La Canfora  |  April 3, 2008; 5:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
 
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The Jason & Jason (and Russ) Show

In case you missed it yesterday -- Jason La Canfora and Jason Reid appeared on the Comcast SportsNet's Washington Post Live to talk Redskins with host Russ Thaler:...

By washingtonpost.com Sports Editor  |  April 3, 2008; 4:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
 
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Preseason Schedule

The Redskins' preseason schedule has just been released, although as you'll remember it first comes out with just the opponents and the weekend of some games in the middle of the preseason: Aug. 3 -- Hall of Fame game against Indianapolis in Canton, Ohio Aug. 7-10 -- vs. Buffalo Aug....

By Cindy Boren  |  April 3, 2008; 2:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
 
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The Nickname

The Vinny-based nickname contest drew some quality early returns. I like Stu's attempt thus far from the bunch. His email to me read: How about a variation on "Veni, vidi, vici"? See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veni,_vidi,_vici Considering the level to which he's risen, the Latin version of "Vinny the Conqueror" or "Vinny's Conquerors"...

By Jason La Canfora  |  April 3, 2008; 1:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
 
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Mock Draft (Made For TV)

Let me preface this by saying that as a rule I can't stomach mock drafts. I find them tedious and irrelevant, as odious as Power Rankings in Week 2 and all of that "braketology" nonsense that begins around Thanksgiving. Whole lotta talkin', but ain't sayin' nothing. So, as the complete...

By Jason La Canfora  |  April 3, 2008; 9:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (170)
 
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Broughton Re-Signs

The Redskins have just announced that they have re-signed Nehemiah Broughton, 5-11, 255-pound fullback. He was on injured reserve all last season and spent all but the last two games of the 2006 season on the practice squad....

By Cindy Boren  |  April 2, 2008; 6:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (102)
 
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Zorn's Breakfast Club

Mark Maske filed this report on Jim Zorn's breakfast address. It's a quick hit; he'll have actual quotes shortly. For the full and updated version, keep an eye on his NFL Insider. PALM BEACH, Fla.--Jim Zorn just finished speaking for more than an hour at the NFC coaches' media breakfast...

By Cindy Boren  |  April 2, 2008; 9:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (194)
 
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Feelings About Vinny

As I wrote at length after the Zorn hiring, this is the Vinny Cerrato era, not the Jim Zorn era. He is in charge, hiring and firing PR people, devising new media guidelines, overseeing spending, setting a draft strategy. It's all him - he hired Zorn, was the voice behind...

By Jason La Canfora  |  April 2, 2008; 8:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
 
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Show Some Luv To Captain Chaos

Chris Cooley has started some new blog initiatives and Mike Wise sent me the links. Looks pretty cool. He's looking for more feedback from the fans and I know we have a fired up and interactive bunch over here at RI, so I thought maybe you guys could help the...

By Jason La Canfora  |  April 1, 2008; 7:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Performance-Based Pay

The NFL announced the annual leaders in performanced-based pay, a sytem explained below. One Skin, G Jason Fabini, cracked the top 25. The lesson here, looking at the top 25 guys, is that there is plenty of cheap talent to be found on the O Line and in the secondary....

By Jason La Canfora  |  April 1, 2008; 2:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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I'm Back

After a few weeks of vacation and time to tend to some family issues, I am happy to be back among the blog faithful. So, real quick, what did I miss?? Okay, not much, just as I suspected. I'm pretty much cool with the tack Vinny Cerrato has taken with...

By Jason La Canfora  |  April 1, 2008; 10:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (129)
 
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Redskins Get Three More Picks

From Maske at the owners' meetings: PALM BEACH, Fla.--The Washington Redskins were awarded three additional picks in the NFL draft in April, including a third-rounder, today. The league announced the compensatory draft choices awarded based on a formula balancing players lost and added in free agency. The Redskins were awarded...

By Cindy Boren  |  March 31, 2008; 3:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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National TV Games, Opening Weekend

As expected, the NFL has announced the national TV games for the first weekend of the season: Sept. 4, Redskins at Giants, 7 p.m. (NBC) -- Yes, we already knew this. Sept. 7, Bears at Colts, 8:15 p.m. (NBC) Sept. 8, another Monday night doubleheader: Vikings at Green Bay, 7...

By Cindy Boren  |  March 31, 2008; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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A Playoff Proposal

Good morning! Not much happening yet, but I wanted to take your temperature on a proposal from the NFL's competition committee that will be addressed at the owners' meetings, which began this morning in Palm Beach, Fla. Maske is there and will be BHGO on the NFL Insider. I'll cross-post...

By Cindy Boren  |  March 31, 2008; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
 
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