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Redskins Insider: June 6, 2010 - June 12, 2010

McNabb hosts football clinic for kids in New Jersey

Donovan McNabb may not be an Eagle anymore but his presence in the Philadelphia community is still felt - even if he is now on the rival Redskins. The 11-year veteran returned to his former stomping grounds in Marlton, N.J., where he hosted his 10th annual kids football clinic. Over...

By Jorge Castillo  |  June 12, 2010; 5:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (78)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb  
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Redskins are still a possibility for Brian Westbrook

An already crowded Washington Redskins backfield may add another Pro Bowl ballcarrier in the very near future. At former teammate Donovan McNabb's annual football clinic for children on Saturday, free agent running back Brian Westbrook admitted that joining the Redskins is definitely a possibility. "I liked Coach Shanahan when I...

By Jorge Castillo  |  June 12, 2010; 4:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Running backs  
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Redskins sign three draft picks

The Redskins signed draft picks Dennis Morris, Selvish Capers and Erik Cook, the team announced Friday evening. Contract terms were not revealed. Washington selected Morris, a fullback-tight end, in the sixth round (174th overall) of the three-day April draft. Last season, the former Louisiana Tech standout, listed at 6'2", 265...

By Jason Reid  |  June 11, 2010; 5:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (104)
Categories:  Offensive line , Trent Williams  
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Mike Shanahan to reduce minicamp from three days to two

Things could be a little easier for Albert Haynesworth next week. Apparently satisfied with the progress the team has shown, Coach Mike Shanahan plans to reduce the mandatory minicamp from three days to two, several people in the organization said Friday morning. The Redskins will practice Wednesday and Thursday and...

By Jason Reid  |  June 11, 2010; 10:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (166)
Categories:  3-4 defense , Albert Haynesworth , Jason Reid , Jim Haslett , Kyle Shanahan , Mike Shanahan  
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Poll: Albert Haynesworth's condition

The disgruntled lineman is finally scheduled to practice with the Redskins Wednesday. poll by twiigs.com...

By Washington Post editors  |  June 11, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth , Minicamp  
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Furrey faces yet another challenge

When Mike Furrey walked out of a Florida movie theater after watching "Get Him to the Greek," Tuesday night, he looked down at his cell phone and saw that he had six missed calls and a few texts from his agent. A team had finally put an offer on the...

By Jorge Castillo  |  June 11, 2010; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
Categories:  offseason workouts , wide receivers  
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Shanahan, Redskins wrap up OTAs

The Redskins wrapped up their fourth and final session of organized team activities Thursday, and Coach Mike Shanahan addressed a laundry list of items afterward as the team prepares for the mandatory three-day minicamp that begins next Wednesday. That day should bring the long-awaited appearance of defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth....

By Barry Svrluga  |  June 10, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (71)
 
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Teammates eagerly await Haynesworth

Pro Bowl defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth has missed all but one day of Washington's voluntary off-season program, but he is expected to report to the team's mandatory minicamp next week. His teammates eagerly await his arrival. "I can't wait. I can't wait," cornerback DeAngelo Hall said Thursday afternoon after an...

By Jason Reid  |  June 10, 2010; 2:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
Categories:  3-4 defense , Albert Haynesworth , offseason workouts  
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A few notable absences at Redskins' practice

Today is the final day of organized team activities at Redskins Park this off-season, and several veteran players were not on the practice field. Running back Clinton Portis was the most noticeable absence, especially as he faces competition from off-season additions Larry Johnson and Willie Parker. (Not to mention...

By Paul Tenorio  |  June 10, 2010; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (103)
Categories:  Clinton Portis , Larry Johnson , Redskins by Position , Running backs , offseason workouts  
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Redskins sign Furrey to bolster receiving corps

Seeking to bolster their receiving corps, the Redskins on Wednesday announced the signing of veteran wideout Mike Furrey. Terms of the deal were not revealed. In seven seasons, Furrey, 33, has 221 receptions for 2,298 yards and seven touchdowns. He also has experience in the return game, with 387 yards...

By Washington Post editors  |  June 9, 2010; 5:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (159)
Categories:  wide receivers  
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McNabb's Kids Clinic will include Portis

The Redskins are wrapping up their last session of "organized team activities" this week. Media availability is Thursday, and we'll have many more updates then. The team will convene next Wednesday through Friday for a full-on mini-camp, their last team activity before training camp. The down time allows players to...

By Barry Svrluga  |  June 9, 2010; 1:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
Categories:  Clinton Portis , Donovan McNabb , Larry Johnson  
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Rabach now the veteran on Redskins' offensive line

When Casey Rabach arrived as the starting center for the Redskins in 2005, he was 27 and entering just his fourth year in the NFL. The right tackle was Jon Jansen, a six-year veteran on his way to becoming a franchise pillar. The left tackle was Chris Samuels, a mainstay...

By Barry Svrluga  |  June 8, 2010; 9:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (382)
 
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Redskins lag in retention of last year's players

You need take only a passing glance at the Redskins' roster to realize that some big-time changes were made these past few months. But ESPN.com's Mike Sando has put together a nifty chart that quantifies just how much turnover the Redskins and every other team in the league have experienced...

By Rick Maese  |  June 7, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (140)
 
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Cooley working to develop a rapport with McNabb

Last Friday in a radio interview with ESPN 980's "The Sports Fix," new Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb discussed the process of learning a new offense after playing in one system in Philadelphia for the past 11 years. On Saturday, at his camp in Fairfax, tight end Chris Cooley spoke more...

By Paul Tenorio  |  June 7, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
Categories:  Chris Cooley , Donovan McNabb , Kyle Shanahan , Mike Shanahan , Santana Moss  
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Offense tries to match defense's progress

The offense will try to catch up with the defense when the Redskins return to the field Monday morning to begin their fourth and final session of organized team activities. Through two voluntary mini-camps and the OTAs, Washington's defense has impressed under coordinator Jim Haslett. There has been limited access...

By Jason Reid  |  June 7, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (90)
Categories:  3-4 defense , Jim Haslett , Kyle Shanahan , Mike Shanahan , Offensive line , wide receivers  
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