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Redskins Insider: May 11, 2008 - May 17, 2008

Skins Release Mathis

This just in from JLC, who is driving to Bethesda to appear on Washington Post Live: Wide receiver/return specialist Jerome Mathis, the only outside free agent the Redskins have signed this offseason, has been released, according to the team. Mathis, who has been injury prone and has had legal issues,...

By Jon DeNunzio  |  May 15, 2008; 3:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Guest Blog

Alexander Seese sent me a few emails saying how depressing it was checking RI and seeing the story about the guily plea by one of those accused in Sean Taylor's murder. He asked if I could put something, anything, else up, so I aim to please. Alexander sent along some...

By Jason La Canfora  |  May 15, 2008; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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A Guilty Plea In The Sean Taylor Case

Venjah Hunte pleaded guilty to second degree murder and burglary charges for his role in the killing of Redskins star safety Sean Taylor and was handed a 29-year sentence, the first in what Taylor's family hopes will be a series on long sentences. Hunte was one of five men...

By Jason La Canfora  |  May 15, 2008; 9:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Fifth Person Charged in Taylor Killing (Updated)

A fifth person has been charged in connection with the shooting death of Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor, a spokesman in the Miami-Dade State Attorney's office said Wednesday. Timothy Brown, 16, of Fort Myers, Fla., has been charged with first-degree felony murder and armed burglary of an occupied dwelling, according...

By Jason La Canfora  |  May 14, 2008; 1:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (233)
 
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Redskins Hire A Pro Scout

The Redskins have promoted Alex Santos to the position of pro scout, according to team sources, a considerable promotion for one of the most well-liked people around Redskins Park. Santos is a hard worker and eager learner who has been trying to break into the football operations side, and this...

By Jason La Canfora  |  May 14, 2008; 11:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
 
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OTA Ramblings

Rookie head coach Jim Zorn caught people by surprise by choosing not to use one of his allotted mini camps, having no bed check or curfew for rookies during mandatory mini camp and holding no team activities prior to the draft (opting not to evaluate any existing talent within...

By Jason La Canfora  |  May 14, 2008; 7:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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OTA Ramblings

Rookie head coach Jim Zorn caught people by surprise by choosing not to use one of his allotted mini camps, having no bed check or curfew for rookies during mandatory mini camp and holding no team activities prior to the draft (opting not to evaluate any existing talent within...

By Jason La Canfora  |  May 14, 2008; 7:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (72)
 
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Shabingus Update

Nate in the PDX sent out an email today with the blog outing to the Nats game next month getting closer, and I wanted to pass it along for anyone else interested. The game is June 7 and it looks like I will be able to make it barring any...

By Jason La Canfora  |  May 13, 2008; 2:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (140)
 
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Front Office Shake-Up

Well, looks like the reshaping of the Redskins organization under Vinny Cerrato is nearing its final phase. The team has finished purging its staff, from its coordinators to scouts, to the pro personnel director, to the medical team, to its head of security. And, starting tomorrow, the Redskins are expected...

By Jason La Canfora  |  May 13, 2008; 10:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (120)
 
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Louis Riddick Is Gone

The Washington Redskins have released longtime football operations official Louis Riddick, according to league sources. Riddick's contract, like that of many people in the football operations/scouting department, was to expire this summer, and the team informed him that his deal will not be renewed, sources said. Riddick, a former...

By Jason La Canfora  |  May 12, 2008; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (76)
 
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