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Redskins Insider: April 4, 2010 - April 10, 2010

Watch Texas Stadium blow up, er, be humanely put down

Updated 10:40 a.m. April 11 On a slow Sunday morning, what could be better than watching a hated sports stadium blow up real good be demolished in a tightly-controlled, well-engineered implosion? Say goodbye to Texas Stadium, which came down shortly after 8 a.m. EDT, in your own special way with...

By Cindy Boren  |  April 10, 2010; 3:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (316)
Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Redskins, Texas Stadium, Texas Stadium implosion  
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Haynesworth may want to get out, but will he pay back money to do so?

Albert Haynesworth wants out of Washington bus seems unlikely to pay to do so.

By Jason Reid  |  April 10, 2010; 9:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (140)
Categories:  3-4 defense , Albert Haynesworth , Jason Reid  | Tags: Albert Haynesworth, Daniel Snyder, Mike Shanahan, Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins  
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Jimmy Clausen nearly perfect on Notre Dame's pro day

Quarterback Jimmy Clausen took center stage Friday during Notre Dame's pro day at South Bend, Ind. In a 30-minute workout attended by St. Louis Rams Coach Steve Spagnuolo, whose team holds the No. 1 pick, Clausen completed 57 of 59 passes. Clausen, who left Notre Dame after his junior year,...

By Jason Reid  |  April 9, 2010; 5:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (150)
 
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Little movement on Jason Campbell trade front

Don't expect too much movement on the Jason Campbell trade front right now. Campbell's agent, Joel Segal, has been in contact with teams that have expressed interest in Washington's former starter, two people familiar with the situation said Friday. But with the NFL focused on this month's three-day draft that...

By Jason Reid  |  April 9, 2010; 1:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (276)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb , Jason Campbell , Mike Shanahan  | Tags: Campbell trade, Donovan McNabb, Jason Campbell, Jason Campbell trade, Joel Segal, Mike Shanahan, NFL, National Football League, Quarterback, Redskins, Redskins NFL draft, Redskins draft, Redskins football, Sports, Washington Redskins  
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Chris Cooley: Get your Lite Brite cells!

For a brief second, it seemed tight end Chris Cooley was not the right pitchman. He met with reporters on Thursday and was charged with explaining what the team is doing with the old JumboTron at FedEx Field. "They're tearing down the scoreboard," Cooley said. "They come in these...

By Rick Maese  |  April 9, 2010; 12:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
 
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Jason Campbell intends to sign tender as his agent continues to seek trade partner

Jason Campbell intends to sign Redskins' tender as his agent continues to seek a trade for the quarterback.

By Jason Reid  |  April 9, 2010; 5:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (272)
Categories:  Jason Campbell , Jason Reid  | Tags: Donovan McNabb, Jason Campbell, Mike Shanahan, Rex Grossman, Washington Redskins  
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Malcolm Kelly on drafting a QB: 'That's all out the water now'

We're already on-record saying it's premature to rule the Redskins out of the quarterback sweepstakes at this year's draft. It's clearly a minority opinion. "That's all out the water now, I'm pretty sure," receiver Malcolm Kelly said. "I mean, I'm no draft guru." But Kelly is a former teammate of Oklahoma...

By Rick Maese  |  April 8, 2010; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (272)
Categories:  NFL Draft , Redskins by Position  
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Phillip Buchanon might provide Redskins with happy returns

Looking to address one of their biggest annual problem areas, the Redskins coaches have spoken with newly-signed cornerback Phillip Buchanon about returning punts this season.  "I'm definitely looking forward to that, so I can get back ot my returning punt days, so I can get some touchdowns," Buchanon said. "So I'm...

By Rick Maese  |  April 8, 2010; 3:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (64)
 
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McNabb wastes no time stepping into leadership role

Donovan McNabb, who visited Redskins park for the first time just two days ago, has already made himself at home. The Redskins' newly acquired quarterback familiarized himself quickly with the practice field and his new offensive teammates. He was working out with receivers Thursday afternoon, throwing routes with receivers. And apparently, it...

By Rick Maese  |  April 8, 2010; 2:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (95)
 
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Tim Tebow watches Donovan McNabb practice

The Redskins made a couple of players available to reporters today. As they answered questions, we could see some offensive players practicing on the fields behind us. Included in the bunch was quarterback Donovan McNabb, wearing burgundy shorts and throwing to receivers. More on that in a bit. As the...

By Rick Maese  |  April 8, 2010; 12:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (54)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb  | Tags: Donovan McNabb, Mike Shanahan, Quarterback, Tim Tebow, Washington Redskins  
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Analysis: Haynesworth situation comes down to dollars and sense

Over the past few days, several media outlets, including this one, have had reports about the Redskins' plans regarding veteran defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth. All of the reports made it clear the Redskins have recently attempted to trade Haynesworth, and one stated the team isn't actively trying to move the...

By Jason Reid  |  April 8, 2010; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (106)
Categories:  3-4 defense , Albert Haynesworth , Daniel M. Snyder , Jason Reid , Mike Shanahan  | Tags: Albert Haynesworth, Haynesworth, Mike Shanahan, Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins  
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Haynesworth might learn a few things about Shanahan from Plummer

If you're wondering just how upset coach Mike Shanahan might be that Albert Haynesworth is apparently vowing to skip all of the Redskins' voluntary offseason activities, you're going to want to check this out. J-Reid and I were on Comcast SportsNet's "Washington Post Live" on Wednesday when Ivan Carter referred...

By Rick Maese  |  April 8, 2010; 6:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (302)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth , Mike Shanahan  | Tags: Albert Haynesworth, Comcast SportsNet, Jake Plummer, Jay Cutler, Mike Shanahan, Stefan Fatsis, Washington Redskins  
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What to do with Albert Haynesworth? Chat with Tracee Hamilton, Thursday at 9:30 a.m.

For the latest edition of her daily "First Things First" chat, Post columnist Tracee Hamilton is pondering the Albert Hayneworth dilemma. Submit your questions, but first, read on to see what's on her mind: Albert Haynesworth won't participate in voluntary workouts. Now he won't participate in next week's voluntary minicamp...

By David Larimer  |  April 7, 2010; 11:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (63)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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Analysis: Shanahan in test of wills with Haynesworth

The standoff between Albert Haynesworth and the Redskins is about much more than defensive schemes and positions. What's really at play here is Coach Mike Shanahan's need to exert his will over the football operation -- and Haynesworth providing an obstacle to that end. Shanahan has repeatedly expressed his displeasure...

By Jason Reid  |  April 7, 2010; 4:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (317)
 
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Shanahan says moves are part of rebuilding process

The "rebuilding" word came up during Tuesday's news conference, and Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan was actually the one who mentioned it first. It was noted to Shanahan that the acquisition of Donovan McNabb certainly gives the impression that the team is being constructed so that it could win right away....

By Rick Maese  |  April 7, 2010; 3:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (95)
Categories:  Mike Shanahan  
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Shanahan: McNabb 'probably can play as long as he wants to play'

On the day that the football world learned Brett Favre is a grandpa, Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan managed to mention Favre's name in the same sentence as his own experienced -- though probably not grandfatherly -- quarterback Tuesday. Donovan McNabb will be 34 years old by the end of the...

By Rick Maese  |  April 7, 2010; 2:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (110)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb  
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Kiper: Shocked if Redskins draft QB at No. 4

ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper said today that he'd be "shocked" if the Redskins selected a quarterback with the No. 4 pick of this month's draft. "You don't bring in Donovan McNabb, I think, not to commit to him," Kiper said on a conference call with reporters. "He's 33 years old,...

By Rick Maese  |  April 7, 2010; 12:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (73)
Tags: Mel Kiper Redskins, Redskins Donovan McNabb, Redskins NFL draft, Redskins Russel Okung  
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Haynesworth to skip Redskins voluntary workouts, attend mandatory sessions

Veteran defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth plans to report to the Redskins' mandatory offseason workouts, but probably will not attend voluntary sessions, two people in the organization with knowledge of the situation said Wednesday. Haynesworth informed the sources, who requested anonymity because of Haynesworth's poor relationship with the new front office...

By Jason Reid  |  April 7, 2010; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (117)
Tags: Albert Haynesworth Redskins, Haynesworth Redskins, Haynesworth workouts, Redskins Haynesworth, Redskins Haynesworth trade, Washington Redskins Haynesworth  
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Colt McCoy appears long shot to become a Redskin

Colt McCoy's visit to Redskins Park on Tuesday was overshadowed a bit by Donovan McNabb's arrival, so let's take a couple of minutes to chat about the Texas quarterback. Whether or not you believe the Redskins are interested in drafting another quarterback , it would seem that McCoy would be...

By Rick Maese  |  April 7, 2010; 10:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (84)
Categories:  NFL Draft  | Tags: Colt McCoy Redskins, Redskins Colt McCoy, Redskins NFL draft, Redskins draft, Redskins quarterbacks  
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Tennessee DT Dan Williams talks about Haynesworth, visit with Redskins

Doug Farrar is a senior writer for FootballOutsiders.com and frequently contributes to The League here at the Post. He spoke with Tennessee defensive tackle Dan Williams on Tuesday and filed this report for us. Could the Redskins be replacing one Tennessee defensive tackle with another? It's possible that with the...

By Doug Farrar  |  April 7, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  3-4 defense , Albert Haynesworth , Mike Shanahan , NFL Draft  | Tags: Albert Haynesworth, Dan Williams, Defensive tackle, Gerald McCoy, Mike Shanahan, NFL, Tennessee, Washington Redskins  
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Shanahan says he's happy with three running backs Redskins now have

Lost in McNabbapalooza this week was the press release from the Redskins on Monday confirming the signing of running back Willie Parker. Of course, that was last week's news, but the Redskins wouldn't make it official until Parker made it to Redskins Park to actually sign his contract. On Tuesday,...

By Rick Maese  |  April 7, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
Categories:  Free agency , Mike Shanahan  | Tags: Clinton Portis, Donovan McNabb, NFL, Washington Redskin, Willie Parker  
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Redskins still showing interest in draft's quarterbacks

Since acquiring Donovan McNabb via trade Sunday night, the Redskins have not scaled back their evaulation process on the draft's available quarterbacks one iota. They've kept every visit and every meeting with quarterbacks prospects scheduled to pass through Redskins Park, and they still intend to travel later this month to South Bend, Ind., for...

By Rick Maese  |  April 7, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (124)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb , NFL Draft  | Tags: Daniel Snyder, Donovan McNabb, Jason Campbell, Jimmy Clausen, Mike Shanahan, Redskins Park, Sam Bradford, Washington Redskins  
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Redskins could owe Eagles third-round pick for McNabb

ESPN.com's Adam Schefter delivered some pretty good information today. One of the things that seemed to have fallen through the cracks is those draft picks the Redskins have sent to Philadelphia in exchange for Donovan McNabb. We know that the Eagles receive a second-round pick this year and a fourth-rounder in the...

By Rick Maese  |  April 6, 2010; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (238)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb  | Tags: Adam Schefter, Donovan McNabb, Philadelphia Eagles, Pro Bowl, Quarterback, Washington Redskin  
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Redskins actively seek to trade Albert Haynesworth

Despite recently cutting one of the largest checks in NFL history to pay defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth's bonus, the Redskins are actively attempting to trade him before the April 22 draft, people familiar with the situation said Tuesday. Coach Mike Shanahan has instructed General Manager Bruce Allen to identify potential...

By Jason Reid  |  April 6, 2010; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (138)
Categories:  3-4 defense , Albert Haynesworth , Jason Reid , Mike Shanahan , offseason workouts  | Tags: Albert Haynesworth, Detroit Lions, Donovan McNabb, Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles, Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins  
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Kelly, Thomas may benefit from working with McNabb

During the past two seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, quarterback Donovan McNabb played an instrumental role in the development of young wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin. McNabb also plans to do what he can to help Devin Thomas and Malcolm Kelly. "It's all in just spending time with...

By Jason Reid  |  April 6, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb , Jason Reid  
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Most of Bradford's visit with Redskins will occur Wednesday

Just to straighten the record a bit: When I spoke with him over the weekend, Sam Bradford said his visit with the Redskins was set for today. In fact, he arrives in town today and is having dinner with coaches tonight, but the bulk of his visit will take place...

By Rick Maese  |  April 6, 2010; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  NFL Draft  | Tags: Colt McCoy, NFL, Quarterback, Sam Bradford, Sports, Tim Tebow, Trent Williams, Washington Redskins  
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McNabb doesn't waste any time getting into conditioning program

So Donovan McNabb held up a No. 5 in burgundy and gold, and he's now officially part of the Redskins' Great Reconstruction Project. So now what? When does McNabb actually get rolling with his new team? "I started today," McNabb said. Before the press conference - before the lights and...

By Rick Maese  |  April 6, 2010; 3:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (78)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb , Jason Reid  | Tags: Arizona, Donovan McNabb, Kyle Shanahan, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskin  
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McNabb isn't worried about contract, says he'll be here 'for years to come'

The Redskins are apparently nowhere near a contract extension, but Donovan McNabb made this much clear today: He intends to be a Redskin for several years. He says he's not worried that he was traded before an extension could be negotiated. McNabb's current contract expires at the end of the...

By Rick Maese  |  April 6, 2010; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb  | Tags: Donovan McNabb, Mike Shanahan, Washington Redskins  
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Shanahan says Campbell has 'opportunity to come back here'

Coach Mike Shanahan confirmed he has granted permission to quarterback Jason Campbell's agent to seek a better situation for the five-year veteran. But if agent Joel Segal fails to locate Campbell a starting position, however, the Redskins will bring back the five-year veteran as a backup - not release him....

By Jason Reid  |  April 6, 2010; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb , Jason Campbell , Jason Reid  | Tags: Donovan McNabb, Jason Campbell, Mike Shanahan, NFL, Washington Redskins  
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McNabb says he isn't hearing footsteps of Bradford, McCoy or Tebow

The quarterbacks at Redskins Park today included Donovan McNabb, Sam Bradford and Colt McCoy. The quarterbacks at home included Jason Campbell. That's not the breakdown Redskins' fans expected a week ago. The team has raised some eyebrows by following through with visits with some of the top quarterback prospects who will be...

By Rick Maese  |  April 6, 2010; 2:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb , NFL Draft  | Tags: Colt McCoy, Donovan McNabb, Jason Campbell, Jimmy Clausen, Kevin Kolb, Sam Bradford, Tim Tebow, Washington Redskins  
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McNabb to Campbell: 'The sky is the limit for you'

As we reported Monday, Donovan McNabb reached out to Jason Campbell shortly after the Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles finalized a trade that brought McNabb to Washington for draft picks. During his introductory news conference Tuesday at Redskins Park, McNabb provided some details of his phone conversation with Campbell. "When it...

By Jason Reid  |  April 6, 2010; 2:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb , Jason Reid  
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Jason Campbell's agent exploring trade possibilities

With the permission of Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan, quarterback Jason Campbell's agent is exploring trade opportunities, people familiar with the situation say. In emails I've received, some Insider readers have suggested the Redskins should just release Campbell, a restricted free agent, in an effort to help ease his path out...

By Jason Reid  |  April 6, 2010; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (179)
Categories:  Jason Campbell , Jason Reid  | Tags: Jason Campbell, Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell, trade  
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Donovan McNabb meets the press at Redskins Park

Losable Type has other ideas about live blogging. The press conference just ended at 12:47 p.m. Mike Shanahan introduced Donovan McNabb, with just the two of them occupying the podium. Owner Daniel Snyder and General Manager Bruce Allen were seated in the audience. McNabb opened by speaking about his goals...

By Cindy Boren  |  April 6, 2010; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (74)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb  
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Donovan McNabb meets the press at Redskins Park

Donovan McNabb opens with a few comments, including: "I'm here with a great ogranization, one that wants to win and win now." (There's a theme.) Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is sitting in the audience, with only Mike Shanahan on the podium with McNabb. Updated 12:19 p.m. Mike Shanahan: "Without further...

By Cindy Boren  |  April 6, 2010; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb  
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McNabb, Redskins may not be that close to an extension

We told you this morning that Donovan McNabb's camp is ready to hammer out an extension with the Redskins that could keep the veteran quarterback in Washington for a few more years. The question now is: Are the Redskins just as eager? A pair of reports out of Philadelphia this morning...

By Rick Maese  |  April 6, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (73)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb , Mike Shanahan  | Tags: Donovan McNabb, Mike Shanahan, Peyton Manning, Philadelphia Inquirer, Quarterback, Washington Redskins  
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Will McNabb, Redskins get to the playoffs?

It should be another busy day on the blog, but while you reach for a second cup of coffee, let's talk polls for a second. Over at Philly.com, Eagles fans were asked whether their team received enough in return for Donovan McNabb, arguably the best quarterback the city has ever...

By Rick Maese  |  April 6, 2010; 10:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb  
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Redskins players feel for Campbell in aftermath of McNabb trade

Almost from the moment the surprising trade occurred, Redskins players have expressed overwhelming approval of the trade that brought Pro Bowl quarterback Donovan McNabb to the Redskins for draft picks. But many said they were conflicted because of their admiration for Campbell, who had the misfortune of being drafted into...

By Jason Reid  |  April 6, 2010; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb , Jason Reid  | Tags: NFL, sport  
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Jason Campbell will work out away from Redskins Park

Since he was drafted in 2005, quarterback Jason Campbell has spent most of his time at Redskins Park. Apparently, that's about to change. Following the Redskins' Sunday night acquisition of Pro Bowl quarterback Donovan McNabb from the Philadelphia Eagles, Campbell no longer will participate in the Redskins' voluntary offseason conditioning...

By Jason Reid  |  April 6, 2010; 9:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (101)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb , Jason Campbell  | Tags: Jason Campbell, Jason Campbell Redskins  
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With Albert Haynesworth, trouble might be brewing for Redskins

Obviously, we spent a lot of time Monday on the Redskins' quarterback situation, and we're probably only getting started. But I wanted to take a moment to revisit a potential storm on the horizon: Albert Haynesworth. In a post Monday morning, Rick Maese explained the Redskins included Haynesworth in their...

By Jason Reid  |  April 6, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (113)
Categories:  Mike Shanahan  | Tags: Albert Haynesworth, Donovan McNabb, Jim Haslett, Mike Shanahan, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Sport, Washington Redskins  
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Brandon Marshall might be first post-McNabb move

At noon today, for the first time in his 11-year professional career, longtime Eagle Donovan McNabb will stand in front of a new team's logo. Even as McNabb is introduced as the Redskins' next quarterback, you can bet the team is already identifying its next moves. And the three areas...

By Rick Maese  |  April 6, 2010; 5:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (87)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb , Free agency , NFL Draft  | Tags: Brandon Marshall, Eric Berry, LaRon Landry  
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Pardon the virtual dust...

...our blogs will be down between 12:30 and 4 a.m. this morning for upgrades. During the outage, nothing will be posted and comments will be disabled. But don't worry, we'll be back bright and early Tuesday morning. Now get some sleep!...

By David Larimer  |  April 6, 2010; 12:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
 
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By the way, Russell Okung visited on Monday

With everything that's happened since Sunday night, there's a lot we simply haven't had time to address - left tackle Russell Okung's visit atop the list. The former Oklahoma State offensive lineman left Redskins Park on Monday afternoon after a "fantastic visit," his agent, Peter Schaffer, said Monday night...

By Jason Reid  |  April 5, 2010; 9:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (149)
Categories:  NFL Draft , Offensive line  | Tags: Russell Okung  
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McNabb's agent, Fletcher N. Smith, on the trade

We caught up with Donovan McNabb's agent, Fletcher N. Smith, shortly before he boarded a flight to travel to Redskins Park for Tuesday's news conference. With many questions and little time before the plane's door closed, here's our (quick) question-and-answer session with Smith: Q: Is the report accurate that McNabb...

By Jason Reid  |  April 5, 2010; 6:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (58)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb  
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Selig not thrilled with all the McNabb talk on Opening Day

Apparently, not everyone in Washington, D.C. is doing backflips today over the Donovan McNabb news. Out at Nationals Park this afternoon, baseball commissioner Bud Selig met with reporters and didn't seem too happy that a football trade in April might've stolen the spotlight from baseball's Opening Day. Asked by Tom Boswell...

By Rick Maese  |  April 5, 2010; 5:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (100)
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Redskins could bring back Jason Campbell even with McNabb

Despite having acquired Pro Bowler Donovan McNabb to be their new starting quarterback, the Redskins have not ruled out bringing back former starter Jason Campbell as a backup, two people with knowledge of the situation said Monday afternoon. Instead, Washington Coach Mike Shanahan apparently will permit Campbell's agent, Joel Segal,...

By Jason Reid  |  April 5, 2010; 4:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (115)
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Campbell, Shanahan met to discuss Redskins' plans

As we reported earlier, the scheduled meeting between Coach Mike Shanahan and Jason Campbell did occur, according to a Redskins source. At the meeting, Shanahan and Campbell were expected to discuss the Redskins' plans for Campbell since the team traded Sunday night for quarterback Donovan McNabb. Campbell believes he has...

By Jason Reid  |  April 5, 2010; 3:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
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McNabb to Redskins: How the trade was made

While the Eagles made no secret of the fact that Donovan McNabb was on the market, it was a surprise to many this weekend that the Redskins were involved in the discussions. So how exactly did this all go down? The Redskins' new regime keeps its cards pretty close to the chest, and hopefully...

By Rick Maese  |  April 5, 2010; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (182)
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In Washington, McNabb will be active off the field as well

While Donovan McNabb might ultimately be judged by his ability to win football games in Washington, fans will also see an active member of the community -- and the city's most famous resident, President Obama, should expect a phone call. "His goal is to become immersed in everything that goes...

By Rick Maese  |  April 5, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
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Artis Hicks: 'Donovan is going to be just fine'

New Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb played in a West Coast scheme his entire NFL career as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, and Coach Mike Shanahan runs a highly productive version of the offense. Obviously, Shanahan's offense has wrinkles that are unique to his vision, and McNabb likely will have...

By Jason Reid  |  April 5, 2010; 1:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (93)
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Trade is 'like a rebirth' for McNabb, publicist says

Donovan McNabb had multiple conversations Sunday night with Coach Mike Shanahan Sunday night and also spoke with Redskins owner Daniel Snyder. He's en route to Washington today, excited about a fresh start in a new city, according to his publicist. "I asked him is this felt like being drafted all...

By Rick Maese  |  April 5, 2010; 12:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (70)
Categories:  Daniel M. Snyder , Donovan McNabb , Mike Shanahan  
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With McNabb trade, Redskins signal that future is now

If you thought it was odd that Redskins' coaches and team officials avoided using the "rebuilding" word, it all seems to make sense today. The team is certainly rebuilding its roster, though it doesn't look as if Coach Mike Shanahan and General Manager Bruce Allen are pursuing any sort of...

By Rick Maese  |  April 5, 2010; 12:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
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Redskins to introduce McNabb at noon Tuesday

Quarterback Donovan McNabb will be formally introduced as a Washington Redskin on Tuesday at noon. The team announced the news conference in a release late this morning. According to the release, McNabb will be introduced by Coach Mike Shanahan at Redskins Park. It's believed McNabb was en route from his Arizona...

By Rick Maese  |  April 5, 2010; 11:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (94)
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Mike Shanahan, Jason Campbell to meet Monday afternoon

Coach Mike Shanahan is scheduled to meet with quarterback Jason Campbell on Monday afternoon to discuss Campbell's situation after the team's trade for former Philadelphia Pro Bowl quarterback Donovan McNabb, a team source said Monday morning. It is unclear whether Shanahan and Campbell plan to meet at Redskins Park or...

By Jason Reid and Rick Maese  |  April 5, 2010; 11:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
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Does McNabb to Redskins alter team's plans for No. 4 pick in draft?

One thing we'll be monitoring closely: Just how did the Easter trade for Donovan McNabb affect the Redskins' draft-day plans? The obvious answer would seem to be that the Redskins will no longer chase a quarterback and might opt to address their offensive line in the first round. But we've...

By Rick Maese  |  April 5, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
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In wake of McNabb trade, what can Redskins hope to get for Campbell?

With the Redskins acquiring quarterback Donovan McNabb, many teams that were in the market for a veteran QB now are expected to shift their focus to Jason Campbell. ESPN 980 on Monday reported Buffalo, Carolina, Oakland, Jacksonville and an unidentified team are believed to be interested in Campbell, who could...

By Jason Reid  |  April 5, 2010; 10:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (130)
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McNabb to the Redskins: Do you like the trade?

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By Cindy Boren  |  April 5, 2010; 10:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
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Donovan McNabb trade: Albert Haynesworth, LaRon Landry reportedly offered to Eagles

The Donovan McNabb trade story is about more than a quarterback. The Redskins reportedly offered defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth to the Eagles in exchange for McNabb. There are multiple  reports now that Haynesworth was part of the negotiations, and we'd heard this weekend that the team was shopping the talented defensive tackle...

By Rick Maese  |  April 5, 2010; 9:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (145)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth , Donovan McNabb  
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Donovan McNabb trade: Hamilton, Boren chat

This figures to be a ridiculously busy sports day, what with Tiger Woods' press conference, the Nationals' opener and the NCAA men's basketball championship, but let's take first things first, which just so happens to be the name of Tracee Hamilton's daily chat. There was a Redskins trade last night...

By Cindy Boren  |  April 5, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (103)
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Donovan McNabb brings a loose side to serious work

New Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb has a reputation of being serious all the time. But McNabb likes to have as much fun as the next guy - as long as the next guy also has a burning desire to win, one of McNabb's former and current teammates said. "Donovan's not...

By Jason Reid  |  April 5, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
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Bringing in Donovan McNabb just makes sense

After FoxSports.com reported in a tweet Saturday the Redskins were attempting to trade for Pro Bowl quarterback Donovan McNabb, we contacted a person with knowledge of the Philadelphia Eagles' trade talks. The person said that most teams had called the Eagles since late February in regard to McNabb, but he...

By Jason Reid  |  April 5, 2010; 2:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb , Jason Campbell , Mike Shanahan  | Tags: Casey Rabach, Devin Thomas, Donovan McNabb, Mike Shanahan  
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What the McNabb trade means for Campbell

Many Insider readers expressed anger toward me in e-mails after I recently wrote the team clearly was not committed to quarterback Jason Campbell. After Sunday night's surprising trade for former Philadelphia Pro Bowl quarterback Donovan McNabb, the Redskins made their feelings about Campbell known publicly. As of late Sunday evening/early...

By Jason Reid  |  April 5, 2010; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb , Jason Campbell , Mike Shanahan  | Tags: Donovan McNabb, Jason Campbell  
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Reaction of Redskins' players to Donovan McNabb trade is positive

Reaction from Redskins players to the team's trade for quarterback Donovan McNabb was overwhelmingly positive, according to Jason Reid. "Obviously, it's very surprising," outside linebacker Lorenzo Alexander said. "You're talking about a guy who has been to the big game [Super Bowl XXXIX] and played in a lot of NFC...

By Cindy Boren  |  April 4, 2010; 11:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
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Donovan McNabb 'excited' about trade to Redskins

Updated at 11:34 p.m. Donovan McNabb, who was traded by the Philadelphia Eagles to the Washington Redskins on Sunday night, said he is "absolutely looking forward to this ... absolutely. I'm excited about it, no question." McNabb spoke by telephone with Washington Post columnist Mike Wilbon for a column on...

By Cindy Boren  |  April 4, 2010; 10:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (189)
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Donovan McNabb traded to Redskins

Updated at 9:47 p.m. In the boldest move since Mike Shanahan took over as head coach, the Redskins acquired quarterback Donovan McNabb Sunday night in a trade with the Eagles. McNabb, a six-time Pro Bowler, instantly changes the face of the Redskins' offense, simultaneously casting uncertainty on quarterback Jason Campbell's...

By Rick Maese  |  April 4, 2010; 8:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (400)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb  | Tags: Donovan McNabb, quarterback  
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