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Redskins Insider: May 9, 2010 - May 15, 2010

Snyder, Redskins help with new football field in Northeast

In case you don't like reading on the weekends and only skimmed through Daniel Snyder's comments from earlier today, here's some video of the team owner that might be easier to digest. Your Browser DoesNot Support IFrames. But Snyder didn't travel to Northeast Washington today to solely discuss the state...

By Rick Maese  |  May 15, 2010; 4:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (167)
 
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Daniel Snyder feels Redskins are 'going in the right direction'

Redskins owner Daniel Snyder met briefly with reporters today and says he's excited about the new direction the organization has taken the past few months. While optimism and hope are common themes around Redskins Park during the offseason, Snyder said this year, "it feels different," "We had two rough years....

By Rick Maese  |  May 15, 2010; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
 
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UConn safety expects to hear from Redskins soon

Remember those 20-plus players who were at the Redskins'' minicamp last weeked on tryouts? Expect to see at least a handful return to town when the team hosts its first OTA (organized team activity) on Monday. One of the players who participated in that minicamp was Connecticut safety Robbie Vaughn....

By Rick Maese  |  May 14, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (128)
Categories:  offseason workouts  
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Donovan McNabb hopes to improve on postseason record with Redskins

Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb doesn't want to simply replicate the level of success he enjoyed in Philadelphia. The one thing he couldn't do with the Eagles, he wants to do for the Redskins. "I look back, the things that I set out that I wanted to accomplish and bring back...

By Rick Maese  |  May 14, 2010; 2:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb  
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Brian Westbrook is in no hurry to sign, McDaniels says

We asked you this week whether you wanted the Redskins to sign free agent running back Brian Westbrook and 55 percent of the more than 5,000 votes were "No." If you're the type who thinks no news is good news, well, Happy Friday! Because there's no news on the Westbrook...

By Rick Maese  |  May 14, 2010; 12:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (176)
Categories:  Running backs  
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Jim Popp, Alouettes GM, reportedly could join Redskins

The Redskins are expected to make some additions to their front office soon, and one of the first names to surface is likely an unfamiliar one to most Redskins fans. Jim Popp, the general manager of the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League, could soon be joining the Redskins'...

By Rick Maese  |  May 14, 2010; 6:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (185)
 
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Generation next: Phillip Daniels' son has bright football future

Even at 37, Redskins defensive end Phillip Daniels knows he has a lot of football to look forward to the next several years. That's because his son is one of the top recruits in the country. DaVaris Daniels is a 6-foot-3, 175-pound wide receiver at Vernon Hills High in Illinois....

By Rick Maese  |  May 13, 2010; 1:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (282)
 
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Edwin Williams slims down to compete for Redskins o-line spot

Since last month's draft, much of the attention has focused on left tackle Trent Williams and the first-string offense line. But as Redskins fans learned last season, the depth chart is just as important. Edwin Williams doesn't need any reminders. With the Redskins drafting three offensive linemen, the DeMatha and...

By Rick Maese  |  May 13, 2010; 9:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (209)
Categories:  Offensive line , offseason workouts  
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Bruce Allen talks about meeting with Brian Westbrook

A few hours after free agent running back Brian Westbrook met with Redskins coaches and front-office executives, General Manager Bruce Allen appeared with Westbrook's high school coach -- DeMatha's Bill McGregor -- in front of about 175 area prep athletes during an NFL-sponsored youth event at Spingarn High. After...

By Dan Steinberg  |  May 12, 2010; 6:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (126)
Categories:  Bruce Allen , Free agency , Running backs  
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Brian Westbrook leaves Redskins Park with no deal, heads for Denver

Free agent running back Brian Westbrook has apparently met with the Redskins and left Redskins Park this afternoon without a signed contract. Westbrook was en route to Denver and is expected to meet with the Broncos later today, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Westbrook was originally scheduled to speak with...

By Rick Maese  |  May 12, 2010; 2:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (103)
Categories:  Running backs  
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Russ Grimm picks Joe Bugel for Hall of Fame presentation

Joe Bugel will do the honors when it comes time to present Russ Grimm for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer. Bugel was the offensive coordinator during Grimm's playing days with the Redskins' Hogs (from 1981-91). "When Russ said he wanted me to be his presenter,"...

By Cindy Boren  |  May 12, 2010; 1:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (57)
Categories:  Brian Orakpo  
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Ryan Torain has designs on playing again for Mike Shanahan

With the Redskins meeting with free agent Brian Westbrook today, no doubt the running backs already on the roster are keeping their ears open. The possibility of signing yet another veteran back would no doubt affect the others, particularly someone like Ryan Torain. In a backfield that already has three...

By Paul Tenorio  |  May 12, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (164)
Categories:  Mike Shanahan , Running backs  
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Adam Carriker hopes for a fresh start with Redskins, Jim Haslett

When defensive lineman Adam Carriker joined the St. Louis Rams as a first-round pick in 2007, Jim Haslett was the defensive coordinator, the team played in a 3-4 alignment, and Carriker excelled. Now, Carriker will play for the Washington Redskins - acquired in an offseason trade - and Haslett is...

By Barry Svrluga  |  May 12, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (93)
Categories:  3-4 defense  
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Doug Williams out in Tampa Bay; Could he be in with Washington?

Doug Williams, who won a Super Bowl as a Redskins quarterback, parted ways with the Tampa Bay front office, where he previously worked with current Redskins GM Bruce Allen.

By Rick Maese  |  May 11, 2010; 8:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
Tags: Bruce Allen, Doug Williams, NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins  
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Westbrook-McNabb reunion with Redskins isn't foreseeable

It's difficult to foresee a scenario in which Brian Westbrook is reunited with Donovan McNabb in Washington. Aside from the fact that the Redskins already have three of the top running backs from 2006 -- plus favorable reports from the first two minicamps about Clinton Portis, Larry Johnson and Willie...

By Rick Maese  |  May 11, 2010; 2:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (150)
Categories:  Running backs  
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Brian Westbrook visits Redskins as he shops for ideal team

Clinton Portis is guaranteed $6.4 million whether or not he makes the Washington Redskins' roster out of training camp and the Redskins this offseason have signed Larry Johnson and Willie Parker. Although the backfield already seems crowded, the Redskins are expected to play host to all-pro running back Brian Westbrook...

By Jason Reid  |  May 11, 2010; 1:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
Categories:  Jason Reid , Running backs  
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Brian Westbrook's visit with Redskins won't prompt a campaign by his brother

Although Redskins cornerback Byron Westbrook is pleased that his brother, all-pro running back Brian Westbrook, will visit with the Redskins on Wednesday at Redskins Park, he will not lobby for the team to sign the former Philadelphia Eagles star. "I'm not part of that decision-making process," Byron said in a...

By Jason Reid  |  May 11, 2010; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (88)
Categories:  Jason Reid , Running backs  
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Joey Galloway brings experience, leadership to Redskins' WRs

There was no mistaking newly-signed wide receiver Joey Galloway among the large number of wide receivers who were in the Redskins' minicamp last weekend. Not with a salt-and-pepper beard that gives away the age of the 38-year-old wideout entering his 16th season in the NFL. Signed to a contract shortly after the...

By Paul Tenorio  |  May 11, 2010; 7:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (156)
Categories:  wide receivers  
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Redskins' times, dates for preseason games are announced

Updated at 2:32 p.m. The NFL announced today specific dates and kickoff times for preseason games. And, in case you were wondering, the Redskins' preseason finale in Phoenix still makes little sense. Here's what the Redskins have to look forward to: Friday, Aug. 13, 7:30 p.m.: Buffalo at Redskins Saturday,...

By Rick Maese  |  May 10, 2010; 2:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (179)
Categories:  Preseason schedule  
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Brian Orakpo may stand to benefit from Brian Cushing's suspension

Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo's case for defensive Rookie of the Year could be open again -- sort of. Dave Goldberg, a longtime voter and advisor for the Associated Press's annual award, says that a re-vote is possible after it was revealed that last season's winner, Houston linebacker Brian Cushing, tested positive for...

By Rick Maese  |  May 10, 2010; 12:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (58)
Categories:  Brian Orakpo  
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Can Haynesworth redeem himself with Redskins?

Ah, Albert Haynesworth. He just keeps on giving. He's crossed Coach Mike Shanahan with his absence from voluntary workouts and now his teammates aren't thrilled with his work ethic, either. poll by twiigs.com...

By Cindy Boren  |  May 10, 2010; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (92)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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Haynesworth in danger of falling way behind

Pro Bowl defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth will have a lot of catching up to do if, as expected, he reports for the mandatory minicamp that begins June 16 at Redskins Park. "It's a new system," defensive lineman Phillip Daniels said. "A lot of stuff puttin' in. It's going to be...

By Jason Reid  |  May 10, 2010; 6:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (291)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth , Minicamp  | Tags: Albert Haynesworth, Mike Shanahan, Minicamp, Phillip Daniels, Redskins Park, Washington Redskins  
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Redskins minicamp: What did we learn?

The Redskins broke camp on Sunday afternoon and will now take a week to catch their collective breath before returning to Redskins Park for their first series of OTAs (offseason training activities). The team has six OTA sessions scheduled for this month (May 17-19, May 24-26). So what did we...

By Rick Maese  |  May 9, 2010; 3:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (80)
 
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A disarming sight

It was a bit disarming to see the familiar No. 17 gold quarterback jersey dropping back to pass during drills at Saturday's minicamp session at Redskins Park. Just weeks after former starting quarterback Jason Campbell, who wore the No. 17 during his time here, was traded to the Oakland Raiders,...

By Paul Tenorio  |  May 9, 2010; 2:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
 
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McNabb discusses Jackson's comments, his future with Redskins

Quarterback Donovan McNabb is quite comfortable in front of a microphone, and during Saturday's minicamp session with the media he touched on a number of subjects. Perhaps most interesting were his comments regarding former teammate DeSean Jackson, who in a recent Sporting News article said, "I don't think we lost...

By Paul Tenorio  |  May 9, 2010; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb  
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Mike Williams solidifying his place with Redskins

Considered a first-round bust as a tackle, Mike Williams has resurrected his career with the Redskins. Williams has a promising future in the league as a guard, Coach Mike Shanahan says, and Williams is the Redskins' first-team right guard. He has continued to strengthen his standing during the first two...

By Jason Reid  |  May 9, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
Categories:  Minicamp , Offensive line , Trent Williams  
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