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

Redskins Make Contract Offer to Daniels

Jason Reid reports: The Washington Redskins made a contract offer to veteran defesive lineman Phillip Daniels, who wants to return to the team. "Yeah, my agent has been talking to the Redskins and they're trying to work out something," Daniels said. "There are some other teams calling, so I'm still...

By Gene Wang  |  March 7, 2009; 7:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (98)
 
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Willis Picks Seahawks Over Redskins

Jason Reid checks in with this bit of news... Guard/tackle Ray Willis, the Redskins' top free agent target to play right tackle, has re-signed with the Seattle Seahawks, a league source said. Willis chose to return to Seattle instead of accepting the Redskins' free agent offer. The Redskins are now...

By CJ Holley  |  March 6, 2009; 9:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (120)
 
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All The Best To Shawn Springs

Wanted to give a shout out to Shawn, one of the coolest cats I have ever covered in any pro sport, and someone who should be a great fit with the New England Patriots. His sense of humor, candor and outgoing nature will be missed by those who cover the...

By Jason La Canfora  |  March 6, 2009; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (95)
 
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Skins Cap Update

Now that the dust has settled a bit here and the Skins have slowed down on the roster moves, I wanted to update the cap situation. The Redskins have roughly $7 million available under the cap, according to a league source, which is not much at all, but still more...

By Jason La Canfora  |  March 6, 2009; 2:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (98)
 
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Great Breakdown Of The Hayneworth Deal

This was supposed to get posted yesterday, and I just realized it never did. Check out the blog of former Redskins cap guy Jimmy Halsell. He was with the team for two years and explains the particulars of the Haynesworth deal. Enjoy! http://insidethecap.blogspot.com/...

By Jason La Canfora  |  March 6, 2009; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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The Dockery Contract

From what I am hearing, there is nothing imminent on Elton Brown, the offensive lineman who visited the Skins yesterday. The Redskins are mulling options, including Ray Willis, and seeing what makes the most sense fiscally. In the meantime, I figured I'd post the contract for the one offensive...

By Jason La Canfora  |  March 6, 2009; 12:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (58)
 
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Demetric Evans Moving On

Redskins end Demetric Evans, a valuable and versatile contributor during his five seasons in Washington, and the team's best defensive end during the 2008 season, said the decision to sign with San Francisco Wednesday night came down to the fact that the 49ers wanted him, and Washington never gave...

By Jason La Canfora  |  March 5, 2009; 5:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (347)
 
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Sources: Snyder, Cerrato Quickly Said 'No' to T.O.

Jason Reid checks in with more on T.O.: From what we're hearing, Redskins owner Daniel Snyder and Vinny Cerrato, Washington's executive vice president of football operations, quickly decided that signing controversial Pro Bowl wide receiver Terrell Owens simply wasn't worth the risk. They had already made several major moves in...

By Jon DeNunzio  |  March 5, 2009; 2:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (130)
 
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Redskins Sign a Punter

Jason Reid reports: The Redskins have signed punter Dirk Johnson, according a league source. Washington will be the fifth team for Johnson, who has been in the league seven years and punted for the Cardinals in 2008....

By Jon DeNunzio  |  March 5, 2009; 1:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (116)
 
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Skins Say No to T.O. Speculation

Jason Reid and Jason La Canfora report: League sources confirm reports that the Redskins at this point have no interest in pursuing free agent wide receiver Terrell Owens. Obviously, that could change if the market for Owens were to drop, but at this point the team has determined that whatever...

By Cindy Boren  |  March 5, 2009; 11:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (138)
 
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Elton Brown Set to Visit Redskins Park Today

Jason Reid and Jason La Canfora report: Four-year veteran Elton Brown, a guard-tackle with Arizona, is scheduled to visit Redskins Park today, a league source said. The Redskins hope to replace longtime right tackle Jon Jansen, considered the offensive line's weakest link last season, and Brown, who was born in...

By Cindy Boren  |  March 5, 2009; 10:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (107)
 
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Does T.O. Make Sense for Skins?

Jason Reid writes: The news reports late last night that Dallas had released controversial wide receiver Terrell Owens undoubtedly stirred talk among Redskins officials. Owner Daniel Snyder and Vinny Cerrato, Washington's executive vice president of football operations, have been eager to acquire a big Pro Bowl-caliber wideout for some time....

By Cindy Boren  |  March 5, 2009; 9:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (220)
 
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Toss-up: Would You Go for T.O.?

poll by twiigs.com...

By Cindy Boren  |  March 5, 2009; 8:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (133)
 
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49ers, Evans Agree to Terms (Updated)

Jason Reid and Jason La Canfora report: Versatile defensive lineman Demetric Evans, a key contributor to the Redskins for five seasons, has agreed to terms with the 49ers, a league source said late tonight. San Francisco was the first stop on Evans's free-agent tour, and the sides quickly reached a...

By washingtonpost.com Sports Editor  |  March 4, 2009; 10:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (146)
 
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Hall on Haynesworth

Jason Reid reports: Remember our recent entry about how the lack of a consistent pass rush contributed to the defensive backs' relatievly low interception total last season? Well, like many people, cornerback DeAngelo Hall expects the Skins' pass rush to improve, and their interception total to increase significantly, because of...

By Cindy Boren  |  March 4, 2009; 3:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (204)
 
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Healthy Daniels Says He's Ready to Go

Jason Reid reports: Just got off the phone with defensive end Phillip Daniels, who, as we previously reported, could soon be headed back to the Redskins. On Tuesday, Vinny Cerrato, Washington's executive vice president of football operations, acknowleged that re-signing Daniels was among the options to address the hole at...

By Cindy Boren  |  March 4, 2009; 1:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (68)
 
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Hall Says the Best Is Yet to Be

Jason Reid reports: Whenever an athlete, especially one who has had problems in his past, conducts himself as a model citizen and excels during a contract year, it prompts speculation that he only behaved to get paid. Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall addressed this perception, as it pertains to him, during...

By Cindy Boren  |  March 4, 2009; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
 
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Cerrato 'Disappointed' by Taylor's Decision

Jason Reid reports: Vinny Cerrato, Washington's executive vice president of football operations, was surprised and "disappointed, totally disappointed" that Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Taylor declined to participate in the offseason workout program at Redskins Park, prompting the team to release him yesterday. The Redskins cut the high-priced Taylor after...

By Cindy Boren  |  March 3, 2009; 8:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (294)
 
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Kendall's Next on Skins' List

Jason Reid reports: Although the Redskins brought back guard Derrick Dockery to be the their starting left guard, the team still is interested in re-signing former starting left guard Pete Kendall, Coach Jim Zorn said today. "He's my next phone call," Zorn said after introducing Dockery and cornerback DeAngelo Hall,...

By Cindy Boren  |  March 3, 2009; 7:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
 
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Dance with Taylor Comes to Curious End

Jason Reid's take on Jason Taylor: Several teams are interested in speaking with Jason Taylor about playing next season, according to a league source. Many were monitoring Taylor's situation, believing the Redskins would do something with him because of his high-price contract. Taylor, 34, was scheduled to make $8 million...

By Cindy Boren  |  March 3, 2009; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (335)
 
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Wanted: Tackle, Linebackers, Guard-Center

Jason Reid writes: Just got off the phone with Jason La Canfora, who, as I figured, has continued to help me work the phones even during his supposed vacation. We're hearing a lot about some former Skins. With the Redskins' decision to release defensive end Jason Taylor yesterday, right end...

By Cindy Boren  |  March 3, 2009; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (101)
 
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Taylor Departs, Dockery and Hall Arrive

There are a few leftovers from Jason Reid's story on the Redskins' release of Jason Taylor this morning, with the Redskins planning a 5 p.m. press availability with Derrick Dockery and DeAngelo Hall. We'll also have a chat at 2 p.m. today, either with me or with JReid (if it's...

By Cindy Boren  |  March 3, 2009; 9:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (70)
 
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Miscast with Skins, Taylor Moves to Next Role

Jason Reid writes: It seems Jason Taylor finally had enough. After changing positions (there really is a difference in playing right end or left end), trying to fit into a scheme that clearly didn't fit his skills and not meshing well with defensive coordinator Greg Blache, according to team sources,...

By Cindy Boren  |  March 2, 2009; 8:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (338)
 
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Redskins Release Jason Taylor

Jason Reid reports: The Redskins released defensive end Jason Taylor today. The team had wanted to add a clause to Taylor's contract that would have required him to participate in offseason workouts at Redskins Park for a bonus believed to be $500,000, team and league sources said. But Taylor declined...

By Jon DeNunzio  |  March 2, 2009; 4:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (389)
 
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It's a Matter of Coverage -- and Rushing the QB

Jason Reid writes: Some Redskins defensive backs privately expressed frustration last season about the criticism they received for not having more interceptions. Washington tied for 17th in the NFL with 13 interceptions, and the team's lack of turnovers contributed significantly to the 2-6 second-half slide. Obviously, Washington's defensive backs share...

By Cindy Boren  |  March 2, 2009; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (197)
 
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Dockery, Hall Pushed Back a Day

Jason Reid reports: The mediafest for Derrick Dockery and DeAngelo Hall has been moved from today to tomorrow at 5 p.m. And, because you know you want the official word on the snowfall here, let's go to the SnowCam....

By Cindy Boren  |  March 2, 2009; 11:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (107)
 
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Next Task: Filling Team's Remaining Holes

Jason Reid checks in on a quiet Sunday afternoon: Guard Derrick Dockery and cornerback DeAngelo Hall are supposed to be available to the media sometime tomorrow at Redskins Park, so we'll get their comments to you as soon as, well, they speak. With all the headline-grabbing the Redskins did in...

By Cindy Boren  |  March 1, 2009; 5:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (226)
 
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Reid Weighs in on Redskins' Signing Spree

After a few warmup swings with the burgundy-and-gold donut on, Jason Reid steps up to the plate with his thoughts on the Redskins' big day: Just got off the phone with my partner, the legendary Jason La Canfora, who plans to take some much deserved time off, which means he'll...

By Cindy Boren  |  March 1, 2009; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (126)
 
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