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Redskins Insider: February 14, 2010 - February 20, 2010

Campbell to prepare as if he is the Redskins' starter

Back in town after taking a little time off, quarterback Jason Campbell is ready to work. "It's about time to get it started again," Campbell said before his appearance today on Comcast SportsNet's "Washington Post Live with Ivan Carter." "Real soon, we're going to start our workouts to get in...

By Jason Reid  |  February 20, 2010; 8:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (256)
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Byron Westbrook charged with drunk driving -- UPDATED

Update, 6:26 p.m. Washington Redskins cornerback Byron Westbrook was arrested on a drunk driving charge early Friday after a Charles County sheriff's deputy saw him driving erratically on a state highway in Waldorf, the sheriff's department said. Westbrook, 25, who lives in Herndon, was driving a gray Mercedes on Route...

By Paul Duggan and Rick Maese  |  February 19, 2010; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (64)
 
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Jarmon's ready for any defense Redskins plan to use

If everything had gone as planned, Jeremy Jarmon would be getting ready for next week's NFL Draft Combine. Instead Jarmon's college career ended a year early (when the Redskins used a supplemental draft pick on him) and he's now rehabbing from knee surgery that ended his rookie NFL season Nov....

By Rick Maese  |  February 18, 2010; 10:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (278)
 
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Kiper's argument for the Redskins drafting Clausen

To QB or not QB - that's the burning question facing the Redskins as the NFL draft approaches. For ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr., it's apparently a no-brainer. Even though the Redskins have glaring holes on their offensive line and elsewhere, Kiper thinks the team should use its No....

By Rick Maese  |  February 17, 2010; 4:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (204)
 
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Kiper projects Clausen as Redskins' first-round draft pick

In his latest mock draft, ESPN uber-analyst Mel Kiper has moved Jimmy Clausen ahead of Sam Bradford on his big board - and now pegs the former Notre Dame quarterback as the Redskins' first-round draft pick. It's an interesting move, and you can't help but wonder what information Kiper is...

By Rick Maese  |  February 17, 2010; 12:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (274)
 
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Redskins add Richmond Flowers as coaching assistant

Updated at 11:28 a.m. Though the core of the coaching staff is complete, the Redskins are still adding members to their new corps. The team announced today the addition of Richmond Flowers as a coaching assistant. Flowers is a former college teammate of offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan at Duke University...

By Rick Maese  |  February 17, 2010; 11:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
 
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Redskins have 18-player free-agent class

You might have noticed that Pro Football Talk this week is listing each team's free agents. Seems like a smart idea to us, so without further ado... When the NFL's free-agency period begins March 5, a total of 18 Redskins players will be free to entertain offers from other teams....

By Rick Maese  |  February 16, 2010; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (192)
 
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Alexander, Golston go back to college

Defensive linemen Lorenzo Alexander and Kedric Golston are back in school. They're among 77 players participating this week in the NFL's business management and entrepreneurial programs at the Harvard Business School and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Alexander and Golston today began a four-day session at Wharton...

By Jason Reid  |  February 16, 2010; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Larry Hess and Paul Kelly join the Redskins' staff

The Redskins today confirmed Larry Hess, the team's director of rehabilitation, has been promoted to head trainer and announced the hiring of Paul Kelly, who will assist Coach Mike Shanahan in football administration. As previously reported, Hess replaced former head trainer John Burrell, who has left the organization. According to...

By Jason Reid  |  February 16, 2010; 2:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Redskins' head athletic trainer no longer with team

John Burrell, the Redskins' head athletic trainer, is no longer with the organization, a league source confirmed Monday night. Larry Hess, the team's director of rehabilitation, has assumed Burrell's former duties. The Tuesday morning reading list ... Dan "CSI: 15th Street" Steinberg examines the Russ Grimm hot dog story more...

By Jason Reid  |  February 16, 2010; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (89)
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Kelly encouraged by conversation with Shanahan

While at Redskins Park last week, wide receiver Malcolm Kelly had his first conversation with Coach Mike Shanahan. And from Kelly's perspective, it couldn't have gone better. "One of the first things he said was they're really going to put me in a lot of situations where I'll be isolated....

By Jason Reid  |  February 15, 2010; 4:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (161)
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Darrell Green turns 50 with a burst of speed

What's the best way to celebrate turning 50? Stuffing your face full of cake and washing it down with a microbrew? Warning your loved ones not to hug your brittle bones too tightly? Making out a will? Not if you're Darrell Green, the Redskins' Pro Football Hall of Famer who...

By Cindy Boren  |  February 15, 2010; 3:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
 
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