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Redskins Insider: June 8, 2008 - June 14, 2008

Skins Sign Tryon (UPDATED)

The Skins signed Justin Tryon, their fourth round pick in April. UPDATE: Tryon signed a four-year deal, sources said, in the standard form for later-round picks (nominal signing bonus; veternal minimum salaries). Tryon is a corner out of Arizona State who has good speed and cover skills but lacks size....

By Jason La Canfora  |  June 13, 2008; 11:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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One Safety Signs, One Is Released

There's a little light housekeeping here late on the last day of OTAs. The Redskins have signed safety Chris Horton, a seventh-round pick (249th overall) out of UCLA in April, and released safety Justin Hamilton. Horton is the first of this spring's picks to sign....

By Cindy Boren  |  June 12, 2008; 5:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (58)
 
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Final OTA Notes

Hello there. Most of this is going to read like straight newspaper stuff, cuz, well, it is. OTAs ended today and the Skins don't have any official business planned until players report July 19 for training camp. I'm going to be draining my vacation and comp-day balances over the...

By Jason La Canfora  |  June 12, 2008; 1:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (88)
 
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Unrestricted Betts

It's the last day of OTAs. A good time for Jason Reid to talk about Ladell Betts's potential role in Jim Zorn's West Coast Offense....

By Jon DeNunzio  |  June 12, 2008; 12:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
 
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Wednesday OTA Wrap-Up

WR Santana Moss was the only addition to the list of players not taking part in today's OTA session. He was throwing up this morning and sent home and is to report back to the training staff later. Unlike his previous absence a week ago - the day after...

By Jason La Canfora  |  June 11, 2008; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (220)
 
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Unrestricted Gets Defensive

Here's today's episode, featuring J-Reid talking about the defense. If you were looking for yesterday's it can be found here. Enjoy....

By Jon DeNunzio  |  June 11, 2008; 11:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
 
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Tuesday OTA Wrap Up

Coach Jim Zorn went with his standard practice routine at today's OTA session, though conceded he did cut it one play short due to the heat. He opted not to run consecutive long pass routes with his players torched under the ridiculous heat. Other than that it was standard...

By Jason La Canfora  |  June 10, 2008; 1:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Today's OTA Report

The Jasons report that it's toasty at Redskins Park.... Same non-injured players remain absent: Shawn Springs, Clinton Portis and Cornelius Griffin. It's so hot, the plaid on one scribe's shorts is running.... Stay tuned for updates....

By Cindy Boren  |  June 10, 2008; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Pre-Practice Notes

Some quick hits before getting out to practice: From what I hear CB Shawn Springs will not be participating in any of these OTAs. He's tending to some family stuff and working out on his own. As I have been writing, he's all set to report for the start...

By Jason La Canfora  |  June 10, 2008; 11:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Redskins Unrestricted: O-Line Prospects

In today's episode, Jason Reid talks about two guys who could contribute on the offensive line in 2008: Chad Rinehart and Lorenzo Alexander....

By Jon DeNunzio  |  June 9, 2008; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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OTA Rewind

RB Clinton Portis remains excused from OTAs. Coach Jim Zorn said he is very comfortable with Portis being away right now and that "it's the right thing for him to do." Zorn said it is not a medical emergency situation or anything of that nature, but is more of...

By Jason La Canfora  |  June 9, 2008; 1:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Monday OTA Update - Taking Attendance

RB Clinton Portis is absent from today's OTA session. Coach Jim Zorn said last week that Portis would be excused for a few days and might not be back Monday. CB Shawn Springs is also still not around. I did not see DL Cornelius Griffin on the field, but...

By Jason La Canfora  |  June 9, 2008; 11:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Shabingus!

Huge thanks to everyone who showed up to the blog gathering on Saturday. You guys are way too cool and way too kind. I had a blast and can't wait to do it again. It was neat to be able to know the people behind the various handles -...

By Jason La Canfora  |  June 9, 2008; 10:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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