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Redskins Insider: February 1, 2009 - February 7, 2009

More Special Teams Minutia

The Redskins signed a kicker to a futures contract yesterday, and could be signing a punter to a futures contract soon to provide "competition" to Ryan Plackemeier. I am hearing the Skins are looking at punter Jay Ottovegio, an undrafted kid out of Stanford who spent some time in Dallas's...

By Jason La Canfora  |  February 5, 2009; 2:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (554)
 
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Scott Wachenheim Is The Skins New Tight Ends Coach

The Redskins named Scott Wackenheim as their new tight ends coach, replacing longtime assistant Rennie Simmons, who retired when his contract was up at the end of the season. As I reported weeks ago, Wackenheim was the only outside candidate for the job; he interviewed with Coach Jim Zorn a...

By Jason La Canfora  |  February 5, 2009; 10:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (99)
 
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Redskins Sign Two To Futures Contracts

The Redskins have signed kicker Dave Rayner and running back-kick returner Dominique Dorsey, the team announced. Both were signed to futures contracts, making them in essence extra bodies for the offseason. Rayner should provide some degree of competition to Shaun Suisham, in theory, during camp, though he lacks any NFL...

By Jason La Canfora  |  February 4, 2009; 3:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (96)
 
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Redskins Sign a Kicker

A quick update: The Redskins have signed kicker Dave Rayner, who has played for five teams in four NFL seasons, presumably to give Shaun Suisham some competition in training camp. The team also signed running back-kick returner Dominique Dorsey, who played in the CFL for the last three years. Excerpt...

By Jon DeNunzio  |  February 4, 2009; 2:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
 
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Post-Super Bowl Blogging Break

In case you hadn't noticed already: with the 2008-09 NFL season in the books, the Redskins Insider is taking a bit of a break. Expect posts pretty much only when there's news to report over the next two weeks. After that, of course, Jason, Cindy and the gang will be...

By Jon DeNunzio  |  February 2, 2009; 4:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (297)
 
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Less Than X Minutes to XLIII

Let's start a new thread, shall we? Take a moment to vote, then do that thing you do: discuss the draft, discuss draft beers...whatever. (Roman numerals, I curse you.) poll by twiigs.com...

By Cindy Boren  |  February 1, 2009; 6:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (252)
 
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