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Redskins Insider: April 25, 2010 - May 1, 2010

Horton says he's healing but still has difficulty with changing direction

Redskins safety Chris Horton missed half of the 2009 season with a toe ligament injury. He recently said though his recovery is progressing, he still has some difficulty moving laterally. Horton, who played in eight games with five starts before the team placed him on the injured-reserve list in November,...

By Mark Viera  |  May 1, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (110)
Categories:  3-4 defense  
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Redskins updates: retail stores, video screens

A couple of Redskins tidbits to pass along. They don't affect the roster, but they might be of interest. First, the team announced this morning that's its retail operations will be handled by Indianapolis-based Maingate, Inc., who will manage all of the team's retail stores and online sales. What does...

By Rick Maese  |  April 30, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (110)
 
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Cerrato offers his take on the Dez Bryant matter

Leave it to Vinny Cerrato to be the voice of reason. Cerrato, the Redskins' former executive vice president of football operations, appeared on ESPN's "Outside the Lines" on Thursday to discuss the Dez Bryant controversy. Cerrato said he'd never ask the type of question that Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland...

By Rick Maese  |  April 30, 2010; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (113)
 
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McCardell takes on task of developing Devin Thomas, Malcolm Kelly

The Redskins will enter next week's minicamp with more than a dozen wide receivers ready to go. It'll surely be a packed position meeting room, and the guy at the center of it -- new wide receivers coach Keenan McCardell -- will be trying to make sure as many of...

By Paul Tenorio  |  April 30, 2010; 6:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (120)
Categories:  wide receivers  
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Redskins' new faces mean competition for jobs will be intense

So by my count, since Mike Shanahan was hired as coach in January, the Redskins have added 33 players via draft, trade and free agency. Of those, 23 are veterans who spent last season with different NFL teams. That's a lot of a new faces and there are a couple...

By Rick Maese  |  April 29, 2010; 2:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (217)
Categories:  Bruce Allen , Free agency , Mike Shanahan , NFL Draft  
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Redskins also announce signings of UCLA tight end and LSU running back

The Redskins announced the signings today of veteran wide receivers Joey Galloway and Bobby Wade, as well as the signings of two more undrafted rookie free agents: UCLA tight end Logan Paulsen and LSU running back Keiland Williams. poll by twiigs.com...

By Rick Maese  |  April 29, 2010; 10:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (134)
Categories:  NFL Draft , wide receivers  
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Redskins reach agreement with wide receiver Bobby Wade

Another day, another veteran wide receiver has been signed. In addition to signing Joey Galloway, the team has also agreed to terms with wide receiver Bobby Wade, according to Comcast SportsNet. Wade, 29, will be playing for his fifth team since entering the league in 2003. He spent last season...

By Rick Maese  |  April 29, 2010; 9:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (87)
Categories:  Free agency , wide receivers  
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Video: The Redskins make their moves

Rick Maese talked about Trent Williams and the Redskins' moves under Coach Mike Shanahan and General Manager Bruce Allen on "Washington Post Live" on Comcast SportsNet with Ivan Carter. Your Browser DoesNot Support IFrames....

By Cindy Boren  |  April 29, 2010; 8:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (58)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb , Free agency , Jason Campbell , Mike Shanahan , NFL Draft  
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Donovan McNabb will keep his football clinic in Philadelphia, get more involved in Washington, too

Donovan McNabb may be in Washington, but his annual football clinic is remaining in the Philadelphia area -- for now. The Donovan McNabb Kids Football Clinic will take place Saturday, June 12, in Marlton, N.J. Planning for the clinic was well underway before McNabb was traded to Washington last month....

By Rick Maese  |  April 29, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
 
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Report: Joey Galloway signed by Redskins

Updated at 9:54 p.m.: The Redskins have agreed to terms with veteran wide receiver Joey Galloway, according to a league source. Galloway, 38, is a 15-year veteran who would provide leadership for a mostly young receiving corps if he makes the roster. He signed a one-year deal with the team,...

By Rick Maese  |  April 28, 2010; 9:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (138)
 
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Expect more new undrafted free agents to pop up on Redskins

The Redskins today released their list of undrafted rookie free agents, and it may be a bit shorter than what you might have been expecting. In fact, it's only two players long: Liberty's Trey Jacobs and Ohio State safety Anderson Russell. But according to NFL.com, the team has agreed to...

By Rick Maese  |  April 28, 2010; 3:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (111)
 
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Redskins not yet concerned about carries for Clinton Portis, Larry Johnson and Willie Parker

In Bobby Turner's 14 seasons coaching running backs with the Denver Broncos, six players rushed for more than 1,000 yards in a season. Now the running backs coach in Washington, Turner has three players who have already recorded 1,000-yard seasons at different points in their careers: Clinton Portis, Larry Johnson...

By Zach Berman  |  April 28, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (211)
Categories:  Clinton Portis , Kyle Shanahan , Larry Johnson , Minicamp  
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Redskins coaches will no longer receive pensions starting July 1

Let's update and clarify a story that Jason Reid brought you over the weekend. The Redskins informed their employees last week that they'd no longer be receiving pension benefits. We initially thought all team employees except for coaches and players would have their pensions pulled, but that's apparently not the...

By Rick Maese  |  April 27, 2010; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (231)
 
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ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. looks at Redskins' late-round draft picks

Jason Campbell stole the headlines a bit last weekend, and we didn't get a chance to discuss the team's late-round draft picks as much as we would've liked. I've seen some post-draft report cards that knocked the Redskins for failing to get more than one starter out of this year's...

By Rick Maese  |  April 27, 2010; 12:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (116)
Tags: Chris Foerster, Darryl Clark, Dennis Morris, Erik Cook, Mel Kiper Jr., Perry Riley, Redskins draft picks, Selvish Capers, Terrence Austin, Trent Williams  
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Redskins sign Darrion Scott, adding to the defensive line

The Redskins have signed yet another veteran defensive linemen, agreeing to terms with Darrion Scott, a defensive end who has been out of the league for two seasons, the team announced.according to a Sirius Radio report. Scott formerly played with Minnesota but spent last year in the United Football League....

By Rick Maese  |  April 27, 2010; 11:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (81)
Tags: darrion scott, redskins defensive line, washington redskins  
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Rock Cartwright headed to Raiders

This slipped through the cracks last night, but we wanted to make sure you knew: former Redskins running back Rock Cartwright is headed to Oakland. Cartwright is signing a one-year contract with the Raiders. The news was first reported by Comcast SportsNet. Cartwright was among the group of veteran Redskins...

By Rick Maese  |  April 27, 2010; 11:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
Tags: Clinton Portis, Darren McFadden, Gary Russell, Ladell Betts, Michael Bush, NFL, Oakland Raiders, Rock Cartwright, Washington Redskins  
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Video: Redskins' draft picks and Jason Campbell's departure

Jason Reid and John Feinstein discuss the draft and the trade of Jason Campbell to the Oakland Raiders on Washington Post Live. Your Browser DoesNot Support IFrames....

By Sports Editors  |  April 27, 2010; 9:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
Tags: Jason Campbell, Jason Campbell trade, John Feinstein, NFL draft, Washington Redskins  
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And now we exhale ...

Beginning today, I'll be on vacation for a bit. And with things expected to be quiet around Redskins Park for a least a few seconds, Rick Maese will focus on a few writing projects he shelved the last few weeks for obvious reasons and Barry Svrluga is all about the...

By Jason Reid  |  April 27, 2010; 8:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
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Trent Williams' potential: an assessment from Oklahoma

The main knock against left tackle Trent Williams before the draft seemed to be the questions surrounding his work ethic, commitment to the gym and practice habits. We decided to seek out someone who would be in position to address these concerns: Jerry Schmidt, Oklahoma's director of sports enhancement whose...

By Rick Maese  |  April 27, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (64)
Tags: Trent Williams, Washington Redskins  
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Landry clarifies his comments about playing linebacker

Several Insider readers have emailed me seeking information about safety LaRon Landry's switch to linebacker. Although Landry is among the players with whom I speak often, and I wrote a fairly long entry about him recently, I was not aware he might be moving to linebacker. Landry said he would...

By Jason Reid  |  April 26, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (230)
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LaRon Landry plans on helping Perry Riley adjust to the NFL

Fourth-round draft pick Perry Riley (6 feet 1, 239 pounds) was the only defensive player Washington selected in the three-day draft that ended Saturday, and he has a lot of work ahead of him as he transitions to the NFL. Fortunately for the former Louisiana State linebacker, he'll receive help...

By Jason Reid  |  April 26, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (210)
Categories:  NFL Draft  
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Malcolm Kelly defends Trent Williams's work ethic

Offended by what he considers to be unfair criticism of tackle Trent Williams's work ethic, wide receiver Malcolm Kelly defended his longtime friend and teammate in high school, college and, soon, the pros. "It does bother me," Kelly said in a phone interview Sunday. "See, the thing about the draft,...

By Jason Reid  |  April 26, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (182)
Categories:  NFL Draft , Offensive line , Trent Williams  
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Tracee Hamilton to discuss the Redskins during First Things First

Join Post columnist Tracee Hamilton for the latest edition of her "First Things First" chat, Monday at 9:30 a.m. Submit your questions, but first, read on to see what's on her mind: Once again, so much to talk about, so little time. We've got Game 6 tonight in Montreal, with...

By washingtonpost.com Sports Editor  |  April 25, 2010; 9:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (69)
 
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Redskins reportedly sign Penn State's Daryll Clark

Updated: 5:32 p.m. Redskins' General Manager Bruce Allen said Saturday the team would pursue an undrafted quarterback, and they've apparently found one they liked. The team has signed Penn State quarterback Daryll Clark as an undrafted rookie free agent, according to WFMJ-TV in Youngstown, Ohio. A two-year starter, Clark is...

By Rick Maese  |  April 25, 2010; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (145)
 
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Taking a look at how Saturday's moves impact other Redskins

UPDATED at 4:02 p.m. We could be staring at a couple of slow news days for the Redskins, but hopefully later today we'll have a longer list of the team's undrafted free agents. For now, we know they've locked up the following players: Ohio State safety Anderson Russell UCLA tight...

By Rick Maese  |  April 25, 2010; 12:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (120)
Categories:  NFL Draft  
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Jason Campbell puts JaMarcus Russell's future aside

With quarterback Jason Campbell headed to the Oakland Raiders, the future of JaMarcus Russell, the Raiders' top pick in the 2007 NFL draft, is unclear. The Raiders will release Russell, some league observers believe, if he does not agree to restructure his contract and take a pay cut. For his...

By Jason Reid  |  April 25, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (91)
Categories:  Jason Campbell  
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Next task for Redskins? Getting Trent Williams signed

During a news conference Friday to introduce Trent Williams, the Redskins' top draft pick, General Manager Bruce Allen, sitting in the crowd, asked Williams if he planed to sign on time. Laughter erupted throughout the room, and Williams, standing at the lectern, said he would. With Williams expected to start...

By Jason Reid  |  April 25, 2010; 10:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  NFL Draft , Trent Williams  
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Shanahan evaluates Redskins' performance in his first draft

The Post's Dan Steinberg was at FedEx Field all day Saturday, and he was onhand as Coach Mike Shanahan met with reporters to discuss a variety of Redskins topics. On the weekend: "It has been a long day, but it's been a lot of fun. [We] got a lot done,...

By Rick Maese  |  April 25, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (102)
Categories:  Mike Shanahan , NFL Draft  
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