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Redskins Insider: April 27, 2008 - May 3, 2008

Odds, Ends and Injuries

From Paul Tenorio: Jim Zorn introduced one of his quirky quarterback drills during the second practice, working a drill in which a quarterback stands in the middle of a circle formed by other quarterbacks and avoids large pilates balls thrown at him. "I just call it dodge ball and that...

By Cindy Boren  |  May 3, 2008; 7:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (102)
 
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JZ and JC (With Afternoon Update)

JReid send this note on the offense: In another small step on offense, the Redskins began to install screen passes in the morning practice. "When we put in another big group, you see things really working," Coach Jim Zorn said. "This was the first day we put in the screen,...

By Cindy Boren  |  May 3, 2008; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (123)
 
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Devin Thomas Excused (Updated)

Well, so much for controversy. Paul Tenorio writes: As you guys have noted in the comments, Devin Thomas was excused from practice today to attend the funeral of his grandmother. He is expected to return from the funeral tonight and participate in the final practice tomorrow. They're running 9 vs...

By Cindy Boren  |  May 3, 2008; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
 
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Let's Review, Shall We?

Here's Jim Zorn's pocket review of the day, from Jason Reid: After opening minicamp with a good practice, the Redskins were not as impressive in the afternoon session, Zorn said. "Very crisp this morning. Not as crisp this afternoon," he said. "What we did is, we put in a whole...

By Cindy Boren  |  May 2, 2008; 7:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (63)
 
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The Afternoon Report (Second Update)

Jason Reid sends in a late update: Apparently, Washington Redskins Coach Jim Zorn has a temper, too. Zorn has a reputation as a good teacher and a nice guy, but he erupted in anger after cornerback Shawn Springs intercepted quarterback Jason Campbell's pass and attempted to lateral the ball to...

By Cindy Boren  |  May 2, 2008; 4:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (69)
 
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What We've Learned So Far (With Jansen Update)

From Paul Tenorio: It was hot out there on the practice field, but the coaches were getting active and involved right from the start. Special teams coach Danny Smith was barking instructions to his players during the teams drills at the start of practice and Zorn even showed his energy...

By Cindy Boren  |  May 2, 2008; 1:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (168)
 
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It's Minicamp Friday (Updated)

As Jasno mentioned in his last post, he'll be out for a while because of the death of his mother-in-law. Jason Reid and Paul Tenorio will be blogging. Here's Paul's first file: The first practice is expected to start in a few minutes at 11 a.m. and run until approximately...

By Cindy Boren  |  May 2, 2008; 10:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (107)
 
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A New Thread, Just Cuz We Needed It

Got some emails from people compaining, rightfully so, about having a 1300-comment post. Sorry to neglect the blog for few days but we've had a death in the family and I am going to need some time to be with Lauren and the kids. I'm going to miss mini camp...

By Jason La Canfora  |  April 30, 2008; 4:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (456)
 
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Draft Review

Anyone who tries to tell you they can judge a draft immediately is full on bunk. It'll be a couple of years - or at least one - before we can really start to see who hits home runs and who struck out. But, once again, the Redskins raised eyebrows...

By Jason La Canfora  |  April 28, 2008; 8:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1317)
 
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Final Odds And Ends

The Skins have agreed to terms with 13 undrafted free agents, Cerrato said, and the team will announce that after the players are officially signed - they agreed with 4 OL, 2 DL, 1 CB, 1 QB, 1 WR, 2 S, 2 LBs. Zorn said he has yet to meet...

By Jason La Canfora  |  April 27, 2008; 7:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (202)
 
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Seventh Round - The Marathon Is Over

Skins take Rob Jackson, a DE from Kansas State, with a 7th round comp pick, their first D Lineman selected in this draft, and their ninth pick overall. He's 6-foot-4, 259 pounds. They used their last pick on UCLA safety Christopher Horton. That's all folks.They took 2 WR, 1 TE,...

By Jason La Canfora  |  April 27, 2008; 6:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Skins Take Colt Brennan

There's the QB. Set records at Hawaii. Coming off an injury, which caused him to slip more. We'll see if he's a product of that run-and-shoot and how he projects to the pros. Brennan had hip surgery this month and could be out three months, but with the Skins looking...

By Jason La Canfora  |  April 27, 2008; 3:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (302)
 
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Hey, I Got One Right

Skins take Kareem Moore from Nicholls State, a safety they had rated highly. I know they had an eye on him in the second day and they had just 3 safeties on the roster, so it was an obvious void. I would think they grab Marcus Dixon, a D Lineman,...

By Jason La Canfora  |  April 27, 2008; 3:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (74)
 
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They Took A Punter - Durant Brooks

You guys take it from there. Kid on the phone with us now. Ray Guy, the all-time great punter, is a family friend. Durant, like Tyron, has no lack of confidence. He called himself - "the best in the crop," of punters, and, didn't think it unusual to be taken...

By Jason La Canfora  |  April 27, 2008; 3:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (183)
 
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Henderson From Maryland Still There, Justice Still There, Dixon There Too

By Jason La Canfora  |  April 27, 2008; 3:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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I'm guessing Erik Ainge at 168 - Check That, Just Got Drafted

With Josh Johnson off the board now, and with 3 sixth round picks available, I think they take Ainge first and then look D Line later in this round. Just my hunch for now Well, Ainge off the board now too. There is a QB out of New Hampshire the...

By Jason La Canfora  |  April 27, 2008; 2:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
 
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Skins Trade ... Again

Skins trade their 5th round pick while on the clock. They send the 157th pick and the 228nd pick (7th round) for the Rams picks at 168 and 180 - both sixth round picks. So the Skins end up without a 5th round pick after all, but have three 6th...

By Jason La Canfora  |  April 27, 2008; 2:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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I'll say a DT Here

Maybe they QB and Steve Forrest still on the board, but its also starting to get thin at DT. Maybe now it's Marcus Dixon time. Guion still on the board, too. (Check that, Guion just got taken after I posted. So the run on DTs is really on now, while...

By Jason La Canfora  |  April 27, 2008; 2:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
 
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Justin Tryin - Barely In The NFL, But Already All-Pro With The Media Schlubs

This kid is a keeper, folks, trust me. Just did our five minute conference call with the Skins most recent draft pick, and this corner is fired up and has the gift of gab. He's got All-NFL Quote Team written all over here. All the schlubs in here - well,...

By Jason La Canfora  |  April 27, 2008; 1:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
 
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Skins Take a DB

Justin Tryon, a smaller CB from Arizona State (5-9, 190), is the Skins pick. He has some kick return ability but with the abundance of bigger wide receivers in the division, it'll be interesting to see how it works out. He was Arizona State's top cover corner and was Second...

By Jason La Canfora  |  April 27, 2008; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (82)
 
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Skins Up Again

You'd tend to think they might look at the defensive side of the ball here. The D Line and secondary are areas of need. Seems high for Kareem Moore, but more safeties are going off the board. Seems high for Marcus Dixon, too, and I'm hearing he's likely to still...

By Jason La Canfora  |  April 27, 2008; 12:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (71)
 
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Skins Making Another Trade - I Like It

Skins send the 103rd pick to Tennesse for the 124th and 157th picks. Skins did not previously have a 5th round pick, so now they get one. Guessing they may target a a QB there, now that they have that pick. Gotta think they look DL with the 4th round...

By Jason La Canfora  |  April 27, 2008; 11:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (127)
 
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A lineman, Eureka!

The Skins take guard Chad Rinehart, a guard out of Northern Iowa, with their third round pick. It's a position of significant need with not much depth at guard and both starters dealing with injuries (Kendall has arthritic knees; Randy Thomas is coming off another season-ending surgery). Rinehart is plenty...

By Jason La Canfora  |  April 27, 2008; 11:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (68)
 
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Skins Next Pick

Might be a little high to take Hampton DL Marcus Dixon. Other DL like Guion from Floridat State and Dre Moore of Maryland could interest the Skins here as well. Safeties like Kareem Moore and Thomas Decoud remain on the board. Most of the corners tagged to go in this...

By Jason La Canfora  |  April 27, 2008; 11:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
 
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Day Two

Expect a run on DTs and OTs here. This is where you can find good starters at half the cost. Not sure any of the guys the Skins really like will still be there at the end of the third round when they pick again. Might have to seriously consider...

By Jason La Canfora  |  April 27, 2008; 10:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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