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Redskins Insider: April 11, 2010 - April 17, 2010

Allen fine with Haynesworth's absence at voluntary events

Pro Bowl defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth has not participated in the Redskins' voluntary offseason conditioning program, has skipped this weekend's voluntary minicamp and only plans to attend June's mandatory minicamp, according to two people in the organization familiar with his situation. Haynesworth is frustrated about the Redskins' plans to use...

By Jason Reid  |  April 17, 2010; 2:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (142)
 
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Zorn talks about not quitting when the going got toughest

A hush fell over the 4,000 men who gathered at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden on Saturday morning as former Washington Redskins coach Jim Zorn talked about the day last year when he learned that he could no longer call his own plays. "When I got play calling taken...

By Hamil R. Harris  |  April 17, 2010; 2:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
 
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Clinton Portis medically cleared to participate in Redskins minicamp

This is a corrected version, indicating that there are no contact drills in minicamp. Running back Clinton Portis, who suffered a concussion in Week 9 and missed the remainder of the season, has been medically cleared to participate in the Redskins' first voluntary minicamp, which continued Saturday at Redskins Park....

By Jason Reid  |  April 17, 2010; 1:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
 
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Lions' Schwartz mum on interest in Haynesworth

If Detroit Lions Coach Jim Schwartz is interested in acquiring Albert Haynesworth from the Redskins, he's not exactly tipping his hand. In an interview with Grand Rapids radio station WBBL-FM, Schwartz wasn't directly asked whether the team would pursue him and he didn't offer up many hints. "He's under contract...

By Rick Maese  |  April 17, 2010; 12:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
 
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Sean Taylor's locker to go on display at FedEx Field

Two and a half years after Sean Taylor's death, the locker room memorial for one of the Redskins' most beloved players is being removed from Redskins Park. The locker will reappear before the start of the season at FedEx Field, situated in the club level and open for public viewing....

By Rick Maese  |  April 16, 2010; 2:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (241)
Categories:  Remembering 21  
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With Redskins trades possibly looming, Draft week figures to be a wild one

For those scoring at home, it now appears that, during next week's NFL Draft, the Redskins might trade at least three core players from last season's team: Pro Bowl defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, former starting quarterback Jason Campbell and starting weak-side linebacker Rocky McIntosh. Haynesworth, Campbell and McIntosh were not...

By Jason Reid  |  April 16, 2010; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (117)
Categories:  NFL Draft  
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McIntosh skips Redskins' minicamp, hints at possibility of trade

Linebacker Rocky McIntosh, who has expressed frustration about his contract situation, said Friday he will not attend this weekend's voluntary minicamp and intimated the Redskins might trade him soon. Contacted by phone at home Friday morning while the Redskins' first practice under Coach Mike Shanahan was underway at Redskins Park,...

By Jason Reid  |  April 16, 2010; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (122)
Categories:  Free agency , Jason Reid  
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Defensive lineman Kedric Golston signs new contract with Redskins

Steady defensive lineman Kedric Golston has signed a new contract with the Redskins, the team announced Friday morning. Contract terms were not released. In four seasons, Golston, 26, has appeared in 60 games, including 30 starts. A sixth-round pick (196th overall) in 2006 draft, Golston has been credited with 164...

By Jason Reid  |  April 16, 2010; 8:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (218)
 
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Campbell will study Shanahan's playbook despite absence from minicamp

Although quarterback Jason Campbell declined to attend the voluntary minicamp, he has studied the plays the offense will run throughout the three-day session that is scheduled to begin around 10 a.m. today at Redskins Park, two people familiar with the situation said late Thursday night. The Redskins recently sent Campbell,...

By Jason Reid  |  April 16, 2010; 6:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
Categories:  Jason Campbell , Mike Shanahan , NFL Draft  
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Carlos Rogers: Not signing tender offer yet 'is not really a big deal'

Cornerback Carlos Rogers does not know when he will sign his one-year tender offer, but the delay in the process "is not really a big deal" and the five-year veteran will report to minicamp Friday, he said Thursday evening. In a phone interview, Rogers revealed that his agent plans to...

By Jason Reid  |  April 15, 2010; 5:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (118)
 
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Redskins sign Greg Peterson, defensive lineman

Defensive lineman Greg Peterson, who has played 14 games in three seasons, has signed with the Redskins, the team announced Monday. Peterson, 26, had his best season for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2007, playing in 10 games and being credited with 14 tackles, including 11 unassisted. He also had...

By Jason Reid  |  April 15, 2010; 4:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
 
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Malcolm Kelly excited, energized by arrival of Shanahan

Although not every player plans to attend the voluntary three-day minicamp that begins Friday at Redskins Park, third-year wide receiver Malcolm Kelly is eager to get started. Frustrated in former coach Jim Zorn's version of the West Coast offense, Kelly has been energized by the arrival of Coach Mike Shanahan...

By Jason Reid  |  April 15, 2010; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
 
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McShay thinks Redskins are targeting a lineman but adds 'you never know'

We told you last week that ESPN's Mel Kiper said he'd be shocked if the Redskins drafted a quarterback in the first round after trading for Donovan McNabb. You can add his colleague Todd McShay to the list of anaylsts who think the team is targeting an offensive lineman in...

By Rick Maese  |  April 15, 2010; 2:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Bruce Allen , NFL Draft  
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Shanahans, Allen spend the day looking at Bradford, Clausen

Today is a busy travel day for the Redskins. Mike Shanahan, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and general manager Bruce Allen, are starting the day in Norman, Okla., where they're holding a private workout with Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford. It's believed that the only two teams to schedule private workouts with...

By Rick Maese  |  April 15, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (89)
Categories:  NFL Draft  | Tags: Jimmy Clausen, Mike Shanahan, Sam Bradford, Tim Tebow, Washington Redskins  
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What happens if Rogers, McIntosh don't sign tenders?

From reading many of the comments after our first post of the day, it seems some of you are upset I did not explain what could happen if cornerback Carlos Rogers and linebacker Rocky McIntosh simply declined to sign their tenders. Some of you often complain we waste your time...

By Jason Reid  |  April 15, 2010; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (78)
Categories:  Free agency , Jason Reid  | Tags: Carlos Rogers, Rocky McIntosh, Washington Redskins  
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Redskins still await signatures of Carlos Rogers, Rocky McIntosh

On the day they were tendered contracts, cornerback Carlos Rogers and linebacker Rocky McIntosh expressed their frustration about the process. Now, today is the last day on which restricted free agents can sign offer sheets with other clubs and the Redskins are still awaiting the signatures of Rogers and McIntosh...

By Jason Reid  |  April 15, 2010; 6:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (164)
Categories:  Free agency , Jason Reid  | Tags: Carlos Rogers, Free agent, Jason Campbell, Washington Redskins  
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Redskins, Shanahan might find wide receiver answers without fanfare

So the Denver Broncos traded star wide receiver Brandon Marshall to the Miami Dolphins for a second-round pick in next week's draft and another second-rounder in the 2011 draft. And then the Dolphins, according to ESPN, gave Marshall a $47.5 million contract extension that included $24 million in guaranteed money,...

By Jason Reid  |  April 14, 2010; 3:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (225)
 
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Redskins coaches, players prepare for first minicamp under Mike Shanahan

The first two days of the Redskins' first voluntary minicamp under Coach Mike Shanahan this weekend will be closed to the media, but there will be press availability on final day, the team announced this afternoon. Coaches and players will be available for interviews on Sunday after practice at Redskins...

By Jason Reid  |  April 14, 2010; 12:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (95)
Tags: Redskins minicamp, minicamp  
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Jeff Fisher gives non-denial denial on Haynesworth speculation

If defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth plays anywhere else next season, many league observers expect that place to be back in Tennessee. Titans Coach Jeff Fisher, though, did his best to splash water on such speculation in an interview with the Tennessean. "There has been some speculation that I've had conversations...

By Rick Maese  |  April 14, 2010; 11:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (90)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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For Jason Campbell, the smart move is skipping this minicamp

Updated 7:32 a.m. Quarterback Jason Campbell made a wise move in deciding not to participate in this weekend's voluntary minicamp at Redskins Park. Campbell, according to two people familiar with the situation, informed the Redskins he would not attend the camp shortly after signing his one-year, $3.14 million contract Monday....

By Jason Reid  |  April 14, 2010; 7:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (187)
Tags: Donovan McNabb, Jason Campbell, Mike Shanahan, Washington Redskins  
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NFL Q&A with Tracee Hamilton, Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.

Join Post columnist Tracee Hamilton for the latest edition of her daily "First Things First" chat, when she'll discuss whether NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should suspend the Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger. Submit your questions, but first, read on to see what's on her mind: If nothing else, at least Tuesday's meeting...

By David Larimer  |  April 14, 2010; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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Gruden: Don't be surprised if Redskins take QB -- in later rounds

ESPN analyst Jon Gruden went through five NFL Drafts with Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen while the two were together in Tampa, so he knows a little bit about Allen's style and tendencies. He said today on a conference call that he wouldn't rule out the Redskins targeting a quarterback in...

By Rick Maese  |  April 13, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (206)
Categories:  Bruce Allen , Jason Reid , NFL Draft  | Tags: Bruce Allen, Donovan McNabb, Jimmy Clausen, Jon Gruden, NFL Draft, Sam Bradford, Washington Redskins  
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Carter opts to attend minicamp to be with teammates, learn new system

After spending time in California while rehabbing from surgery to repair a torn biceps, linebacker/defensive end Andre Carter has returned to the area for the minicamp that begins Friday at Redskins Park. Carter has not been cleared to participate in team drills, "but I wanted to be here to support...

By Jason Reid  |  April 13, 2010; 2:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (126)
Categories:  3-4 defense , Jason Reid  | Tags: Andre Carter, Lou Spanos Redskins NFL draft  
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A bit of clarity on Albert Haynesworth's situation with Redskins

It appears I need to clarify something I recently reported about Albert Haynesworth. A few Insider readers emailed me this week because they were confused about what appeared to be my conflicting reports regarding the Pro Bowl defensive tackle, who is at odds with the Redskins over their determination to...

By Jason Reid  |  April 13, 2010; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (193)
Categories:  3-4 defense , Albert Haynesworth , Jason Reid , Mike Shanahan  | Tags: Albert Haynesworth  
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Russell Okung says playing for Redskins 'would be an honor'

Russell Okung discusses Redskins' tradition and the challenge of playing left tackle in the NFL.

By Jason Reid  |  April 13, 2010; 6:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (91)
Categories:  Jason Reid , NFL Draft , Offensive line  | Tags: Chris Samuels, Donovan McNabb, Offensive tackle, Washington Redskins  
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Redskins sign nose tackle Anthony Bryant

Free agent nose tackle Anthony Bryant has signed with the Redskins, the team announced Monday. Terms of the deal were not released. In three seasons in the NFL, Bryant, 28, has appeared in nine games, including three starts. He has been credited with 11 tackles, including five unassisted. Listed at...

By Jason Reid  |  April 12, 2010; 5:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (139)
Categories:  Free agency  | Tags: Anthony Bryant, Redskins, Redskins free agents, Redskins nose tackles, Washington Redskins  
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Jason Campbell signs tender but doesn't plan to attend minicamp

Jason Campbell signs tender but won't attend this weekend's minicamp

By Jason Reid  |  April 12, 2010; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (145)
Categories:  Jason Campbell  | Tags: Jason Campbell, Washington Redskins  
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Jason Campbell may take more time to evaluate situation, sources say

Jason Campbell may take more time to evaluate his situation before signing his tender from the Redskins.

By Jason Reid  |  April 12, 2010; 6:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (330)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb , Free agency , Jason Campbell , Jason Reid  | Tags: Donovan McNabb, Jason Campbell, Mike Shanahan, Rex Grossman, Washington Redskins  
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