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Redskins Insider: March 29, 2009 - April 4, 2009

Leftwich Visit Scheduled Well in Advance

The timing of quarterback Byron Leftwich's workout with the Redskins seems curious, to say the least. The team brought in the free agent Friday for an audition at Redskins Park -- the same day owner Daniel Snyder called a meeting with quarterback Jason Campbell to clear the air after the...

By Jason Reid  | April 4, 2009; 5:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (196)
 
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Redskins Confirm Leftwich Visit

The Redskins have confirmed a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report that backup quarterback Byron Leftwich visited Redskins Park on Friday. Leftwich, a D.C. native and longtime starter with the Jacksonville Jaguars, spent last season as a backup in Pittsburgh. Leftwich, 29, worked out for the club and is seen solely as a...

By Jason La Canfora  | April 4, 2009; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (80)
 
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Campbell's Agent: Cutler Pursuit Will Not Affect Talks

I reached Jason Campbell's agent this morning, and asked him about how the events of the past week might play into any potential contract talks. So I wrote a short news story about what Joel Segal, who rarely talks to the media (at least in my experience) had to say....

By Jason La Canfora  | April 4, 2009; 12:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
 
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Campbell: Meeting "Very Successful"

Jason Reid just got off the phone with Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell, who said he met with owner Daniel M. Snyder, executive vice president of football operations Vinny Cerrato and Coach Jim Zorn for two hours today at Redskins Park. Snyder and Cerrato called the meeting to clear the air...

By Emilio Garcia-Ruiz  | April 3, 2009; 3:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (249)
 
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Redskins Issue Statement

The Redskins have released a statement from executive vice president of football operations Vinny Cerrato. It states: "We met with Jason [Campbell] today and had a candid discussion. We told Jason that when [Denver quarterback] Jay Cutler became available we, like many other NFL teams, spoke with the Broncos. We...

By Emilio Garcia-Ruiz  | April 3, 2009; 2:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (102)
 
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What's Next for Campbell, Skins?

New day, new thread... The big question in the aftermath of yesterday's non-deal seems to center on what comes next for the Skins and Jason Campbell and whether this will damage his relationship with Jim Zorn. Campbell spoke to Mike Wilbon as well as Jason Reid about the situation and...

By Cindy Boren  | April 3, 2009; 7:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (382)
 
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Campbell Says He's Ready to Move Forward

Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell said he plans to move forward and "to do everything I can do to help us get to where we want to be as a team" after the team failed to acquire quarterback Jay Cutler from the Denver Broncos and trade Campbell. The Broncos traded Cutler...

By Jason Reid  | April 2, 2009; 5:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (415)
 
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Broncos Trade Cutler to Bears for Orton, Picks (Updated)

The Denver Broncos have agreed to trade quarterback Jay Cutler to the Chicago Bears in exchange for Kyle Orton, two No. 1 picks and the teams swapped third- and fifth-round picks. Cutler had expressed a strong desire to play in Chicago throughout the process, according to a source who had...

By Jason La Canfora  | April 2, 2009; 5:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (225)
 
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Jay Cutler Update

For the most part, we have nothing new on the Jay Cutler trade front. Some executives I've spoken to think Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is in a difficult spot because they think he must now make the deal and get rid of Jason Campbell to avoid having a situation similar...

By Jason La Canfora  | April 2, 2009; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (614)
 
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Titans Submit Tampering Evidence (Updated)

A report out of Nashville says that the Titans have asked the NFL to look into whether the Redskins tampered in the signing of Albert Haynesworth in February. Jim Wyatt of tennessean.com reports: The Titans recently turned in what they considered to be evidence that the Redskins had contact with...

By Cindy Boren  | April 2, 2009; 9:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (161)
 
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Your Chance to Weigh In

By washingtonpost.com Sports Editor  | April 2, 2009; 8:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (64)
 
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Cutler: 'I Didn't Want It to Come to This'

The overnight developments in the Jay Cutler trade saga: Cutler, interviewed by Fox Sports at a UFC event in Nashville, seems to have mixed emotions about all of this, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post. "I was surprised they decided to trade me this soon," Cutler told FoxSports....

By Cindy Boren  | April 2, 2009; 6:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (213)
 
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Redskins Trying to Land Cutler (Update 2)

The Washington Redskins are actively pursuing a trade for disgruntled Denver Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler tonight, according to NFL sources. One source said the Redskins are trying to complete the deal as quickly as possible although at least two other teams, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Jets, are...

By Jason La Canfora and Jason Reid  | April 1, 2009; 8:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (410)
 
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Man Wants Plea Withdrawn in Sean Taylor Case

From The Associated Press: MIAMI -- A man who pleaded guilty to avoid a possible life sentence in the killing of Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor now wants to back out of the deal, his attorney said today. Venjah Hunte, 21, would have served 29 years under the deal reached...

By Cindy Boren  | April 1, 2009; 7:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
 
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Skins' Position on Cutler Unchanged

At this point, our reporting gives us no reason to believe that anything has changed concerning the Redskins' thinking on Denver quarterback Jay Cutler. At the owners' meetings a week ago in California, Coach Jim Zorn said the team had no interest in Cutler. And Vinny Cerrato, the team's executive...

By Jason La Canfora and Jason Reid  | April 1, 2009; 2:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (358)
 
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The Cutler Sweepstakes

Mark Maske handicaps the field of likely suitors for Denver Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler now that Broncos owner Pat Bowlen has said he will seek to trade the quarterback. His take on the Redskins' chances and interest: Coach Jim Zorn said at the annual league meeting last week that the...

By Cindy Boren  | April 1, 2009; 11:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (155)
 
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Position Battle: Nickel Corner

The Redskins don't have a true inside-position cornerback on the roster. Carlos Rogers played the position a few times in a pinch last season, but he's more comfortable on the outside. Fellow starter DeAngelo Hall has been an outside corner exclusively. Fred Smoot lacks the size to play there, and...

By Jason La Canfora  | April 1, 2009; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (59)
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Suisham on Special Teams (and a Special Delivery)

This week, Comcast's Russ Thaler is doing a five-part series of interviews with Redskins players and kicker Shaun Suisham was up last night. He talked about special teams and, on a personal note, the birth of his daughter. On Monday, Thaler interviewed Renaldo Wynn. Washington Post Live airs nightly on...

By Cindy Boren  | April 1, 2009; 8:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
 
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Westbrook Makes a Bully Appearance on MTV

Did anyone else see Michael Westbrook go off on MTV on Sunday night? I was half-asleep at 10 p.m. - yeah, I'm pathetic - when I remembered that the Redskins' first-round draft pick from 1995 was scheduled to appear on MTV's "Bully Beatdown." I had to check it out....

By Jason La Canfora  | March 31, 2009; 2:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (260)
 
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Kendall, K. Campbell, Washington Updates

I spoke briefly with Pete Kendall and he didn't have much to say about his current situation other than, "I feel good and I'm working out every day." He has not drawn interest on the open market and has not received a firm offer from the Skins, according to sources....

By Jason La Canfora  | March 31, 2009; 12:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (65)
 
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Position Battle: Strong Safety

There should be no position battle here. LaRon Landry should be playing strong safety. Period. It makes the most sense, given his skills, and it's the position he was drafted to play. (Virtually all of his incentives are based on tackles, tackles for loss, etc; things that occur around the...

By Jason La Canfora  | March 31, 2009; 9:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (95)
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Renaldo Wynn on Washington Post Live

By Matthew Rennie  | March 30, 2009; 9:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (63)
 
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Not-Guilty Plea Entered for Haynesworth

A not-guilty plea was entered on behalf of defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth in his arraignment Monday on two misdemeanor traffic charges that stemmed from a December crash in which another driver was seriously injured. Haynesworth, a two-time Pro Bowler whom the Redskins signed to a record seven-year, $100 million dollar...

By Paul Tenorio  | March 30, 2009; 3:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (86)
 
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Daniels Agrees to Terms

Defensive end Phillip Daniels says he expects to sign a contract to return to the Redskins in the next few days, and will definitely play for the team in the fall, as he told the Washington Times on Friday. Daniels called the Redskins today and agreed to terms on a...

By Jason La Canfora  | March 30, 2009; 2:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (91)
 
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Preseason Opponents Set (Update 2)

Opponents for each week of the preseason schedule have just been released by the NFL in conjunction with the national TV schedule for preseason. So far, only two dates/times are definitive for the Skins. Week 1 -- Aug. 13 Washington at Baltimore 7:30 p.m. (Ch. 4, Comcast) Week 2 --...

By Cindy Boren  | March 30, 2009; 1:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (58)
 
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Position Battle: Strong-Side LB

If camp opened today, this would be a battle between Alfred Fincher and H.B. Blades, two guys who are the favorites although neither is ideally constructed for the role. Blades and Fincher come in with limited starting experience in this system, though both have proven their worth on special teams....

By Jason La Canfora  | March 30, 2009; 10:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (132)
Categories:  Redskins by Position  
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