Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
On Twitter: RedskinsInsider and PostSports  |  Facebook  |  E-mail alerts: Redskins and Sports  |  RSS

Redskins Insider: May 31, 2009 - June 6, 2009

Largent Offers Pointers to Wide Receivers

More from this week's OTAs: Washington Redskins wide receivers were visited recently by Hall of Fame receiver Steve Largent, a friend and former Seattle Seahawks teammate of Coach Jim Zorn, and second-year wideout Devin Thomas said the unit got some "good tips" from the former United States Congressman. "It was...

By Paul Tenorio  |  June 5, 2009; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (219)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

There's a Catch to Moving to NFL for Dorsey

More from this week's OTAs, which ended yesterday: Dominique Dorsey was a star in the Canadian Football League. A multi-purpose threat, he returned kicks and punts and broke from the backfield as a running back. He was a CFL all-star and its special teams player of the year in 2008....

By Mark Viera  |  June 5, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Wynn: Camaraderie Counts, Too

There are no organized team activities today, but we have some items from earlier in the week that we'll share throughout the day today. Defensive end Renaldo Wynn is back in Washington after a two-year hiatus -- playing with the New Orleans Saints in 2007 and with the New York...

By Paul Tenorio  |  June 5, 2009; 5:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Davis Hopes to Draw Notice for His Play

It did not take long for tight end Fred Davis to get noticed last year. During the Washington Redskins' minicamp in May, Davis was conspicuous by his absence after oversleeping and missing practice only a few days into his NFL career. This summer, and in the fall, Davis is hoping...

By Mark Viera  |  June 4, 2009; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (66)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Betts Back on Track

After a knee injury forced Ladell Betts to miss three games last season and contributed to his career lows in carries and rushing yards, the reserve running back said after today's OTA session that he feels at full strength and is eager to atone for what was a disappointing 2008....

By Steve Yanda  |  June 4, 2009; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Thrash Decision Expected Before Training Camp

Veteran receiver James Thrash has not participated in workouts. Zorn said he is trying to overcome a bulging disc in his neck, and it's possible the injury could end Thrash's career at age 34 after a dozen seasons in the NFL. "He's come along, and then he's had setbacks once...

By Barry Svrluga  |  June 4, 2009; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Zorn: Landry Hasn't Returned Calls

Safety LaRon Landry is now the only Redskin who is unaccounted for during this round of offseason workouts. Linebacker London Fletcher and fullback Mike Sellers - who declined comment as they left the field today - both returned to work out earlier this week after missing Monday and Tuesday....

By Barry Svrluga  |  June 4, 2009; 1:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (63)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

8 Training Camp Practices Open to Public

The Redskins have announced that training camp will begin July 30, with the following practices open to the public at 8:30 a.m.: July 30, July 31, Aug. 1, Aug. 2, Aug. 4, Aug. 5, and Aug. 6. Fan Appreciation Day is Aug. 8 with individual drills at 1:20 and an...

By Cindy Boren  |  June 4, 2009; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Fletcher, Sellers Are on the OTA Scene

London Fletcher arrived for organized team activities yesterday and Mike Sellers is participating in today's OTA, which is open to the media....

By Barry Svrluga  |  June 4, 2009; 11:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Smith: Offense Up To Speed -- And Watch Betts

Redskins Coach Jim Zorn and his staff have now had more than a full calendar year to install their offensive system -- based in the old West Coast principles made famous by the San Francisco 49ers of the 1980s -- with the current personnel. Though the offseason workouts that conclude...

By Barry Svrluga  |  June 4, 2009; 9:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (58)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Rogers: Secondary Will Be Okay Without Springs

Shawn Springs is gone from the Redskins secondary, but Carlos Rogers likes what he has seen from the unit during organized team activities this summer. With the departure of Springs, who was released in February after five seasons with the Redskins and then joined the New England Patriots, the Redskins...

By Mark Viera  |  June 3, 2009; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (109)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Orakpo Pulling Double Duty

First-round draft pick Brian Orakpo has double the workload of most of the players at the Redskins' offseason workouts. In running situations, he's a linebacker who must be prepared to drop back into pass coverage. In passing situations, he's a defensive end whose goal is to get to the quarterback....

By Barry Svrluga  |  June 3, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Hall On Vick, Skins, Punt Returning

Cornerback DeAngelo Hall, a close friend of former Atlanta quarterback Michael Vick, said today he spoke to Vick since he was released from prison last month after serving time for his part in running a dog-fighting ring. Both players grew up in the Tidewater area of Virginia -- Hall in...

By Barry Svrluga  |  June 3, 2009; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Santana Moss's Slightly New Deal

Hi, everybody. Just in case anyone was wondering, I didn't follow my boy, J La, out the door. I'm still at the paper and on the Skins (as far as I know), and loving every second of my gig. I've been off the last couple of weeks while my wife,...

By Jason Reid  |  June 3, 2009; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Bridges Puts Past Problems Behind Him

When Jeremy Bridges was released by the Carolina Panthers after last season, it ended a three-year tenure with the organization during which he made 28 starts on the offensive line. But he also left behind a series of off-the-field issues. "It is a fresh start," said Bridges, who signed with...

By Cindy Boren  |  June 2, 2009; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (112)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Rogers Bounces Back after Rough Monday

Cornerback Carlos Rogers is a mainstay at offseason workouts, and when he wasn't around for Monday's first session, Coach Jim Zorn said, "That was one of the surprises." Rogers, though, was back today and said he was sick yesterday. "Just throwing up," he said. All's well now, and the fifth-year...

By Barry Svrluga  |  June 2, 2009; 3:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Samuels Returns, Feels 'Pretty Healthy'

Veteran offensive tackle Chris Samuels returned to the field Monday and was back at it again today after missing the team's mini-camp and the first round of organized team activities as he recovered from the torn triceps he suffered in the 13th game of last season. "I feel pretty healthy,"...

By Barry Svrluga  |  June 2, 2009; 1:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Portis, Rogers Practice Today

Clinton Portis and Carlos Rogers returned to practice today, on the second day of the Redskins' June organized team activities. Rogers said he was throwing up yesterday....

By Barry Svrluga  |  June 2, 2009; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Zorn Finds Year 2 Much 'Easier'

A year ago at this time, Coach Jim Zorn was trying to familiarize himself with his new players and coaches. He was installing a new playbook and working with quarterback Jason Campbell, whom Zorn declared the starter over Todd Collins (who'd led the team into the playoffs). In Year 2,...

By Zach Berman  |  June 2, 2009; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Don't Look for Thomas until Training Camp

Guard Randy Thomas did not work out during Monday's organized team activity, and he isn't expected to reach the field until the training camp. Thomas had arthroscopic knee surgery during the offseason, and Coach Jim Zorn said Thomas's recovery is on schedule - a schedule that does not include OTAs....

By Zach Berman  |  June 2, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Williams Eschews Tofu Conversion

Stuff on the reading list this morning, which happens to be Day 2 of the eight June OTAs (today's practice is not open to the media): So far, the highlight of the morning is Dan Steinberg's mild, quickly-abandoned attempt to convince Mike Williams to switch to tofu as he continues...

By Cindy Boren  |  June 2, 2009; 8:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Search for Jansen's Replacement Begins

The departure of Jon Jansen brought attention to the offensive line and the men who would replace him as the first day of the week's organized team activities began. Barry Svrluga checked in with Stephon Heyer, the undrafted third-year Redskins player and erstwhile starter last year, and free agents Mike...

By Cindy Boren  |  June 1, 2009; 10:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (67)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Rogers Ailing; Charges against Bridges Dropped

A couple of brief updates: Zach Berman reports that Carlos Rogers was absent today because of illness. And the Associated Press is reporting that charges against Jeremy Bridges, filed in connection with an incident in December, have been dropped. CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charges against Washington Redskins offensive lineman Jeremy Bridges...

By Cindy Boren  |  June 1, 2009; 7:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Moss Seeks Improvement

Hair aside, Moss is preparing for a pivotal ninth season in the league.

By Zach Berman  |  June 1, 2009; 4:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
Tags: Devin Thomas, Malcolm Kelly, Santana Moss  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Rogers, Portis, Landry, Sellers, Fletcher Among the Missing

The players missing from today's organized team activity were cornerback Carlos Rogers, running back Clinton Portis, cornerback Kevin Barnes, safety LaRon Landry, fullback Mike Sellers, linebacker London Fletcher and wide receiver James Thrash. Barnes, a third-round pick from a Maryland, has the flu. His 103-degree temperature kept him inside Monday....

By Zach Berman  |  June 1, 2009; 3:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Kelly on Knee, Pressure to Perform

Second-year wide receiver Malcolm Kelly said he's been running routes for a month, so in that sense today's organized team activity appearance wasn't anything remarkable. He's already been cutting on his knee--on which he had microfracture surgery this winter--and could have participated in last month's minicamp and OTAs, although Daniel...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 1, 2009; 3:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Orakpo 'Still Trying to Get Acclimated' at LB

Washington Redskins first-round draft pick Brian Orakpo said he is transitioning smoothly both to the professional game and also to a new position after an organized team activity today at Redskins Park. Expected to split time between strong side linebacker and defensive end, Orakpo said he has been working to...

By Paul Tenorio  |  June 1, 2009; 2:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

A Heartfelt Good-bye

When we kicked this blog off just before the 2006 season, I'm not sure anyone had lofty expectations. I was eager and happy to explore a new forum to try to post breaking news as quickly as possible, share a little bit of myself and, best-case scenario, entertain on occasion....

By Jason La Canfora  |  June 1, 2009; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (152)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

OTA Day 1 Roll Call (Updated)

The first of these two weeks of organized team activities is well underway. We haven't spotted these guys yet, which doesn't mean they're absent, but that we either haven't seen them or they aren't on the field yet: Rookie cornerback Kevin Barnes, Carlos Rogers, Clinton Portis, LaRon Landry, Mike Sellers,...

By Paul Tenorio  |  June 1, 2009; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Santana Moss's Other OTA

Some things are just a given. Sports stars celebrate their birthdays with big bashes and Dan Steinberg is always there, asking questions, taking notes, slurping the ice sculpture, fitting right in. This time, it was Santana Moss's turn to party. He bumped up the big event, moving it to the...

By Cindy Boren  |  June 1, 2009; 9:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (65)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company