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Redskins Insider: June 13, 2010 - June 19, 2010

Jammal Brown trade is "very positive for the Redskins," says Artis Hicks

The addition of Jammal Brown will no doubt force some shuffling on the Redskins' offensive line. But Artis Hicks, who will likely lose the right tackle spot to Brown, isn't complaining. "It's always a great thing when you can get one of the best left tackles in the game over...

By Rick Maese and Jason Reid  |  June 19, 2010; 8:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (91)
Categories:  Offensive line  
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Redskins confirm trade with Saints for Jammal Brown

The Washington Redskins confirmed in a news release this evening that they've acquired Jammal Brown in a trade with the Saints. They did not disclose terms of the deal. "We are pleased to add another proven NFL competitor to our team," General Manager Bruce Allen said in the release. Brown...

By Rick Maese  |  June 19, 2010; 7:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  Offensive line , Trent Williams  
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Details on Redskins' trade for Jammal Brown

[Updated at 6:32 p.m.] The New Orleans Saints have confirmed that Jammal Brown has signed his tender and has been traded to the Redskins.    Still no official word from the Redskins on the deal, and we don't expect any until after he passes his physical, which is expected to...

By Rick Maese  |  June 19, 2010; 5:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
Categories:  Offensive line  
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Redskins possibly close to landing tackle Jammal Brown

The Redskins could be close to adding New Orleans Saints' Pro Bowl tackle Jammal Brown, according to multiple reports.The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported this afternoon that a trade had been finalized between the Saints and the Redskins, and ESPN said the two sides were close to finalizing the deal. The...

By Rick Maese  |  June 19, 2010; 3:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
 
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NFL Dads step up for daughters

Former Redskin Brian Mitchell and Washington cornerback DeAngelo Hall are scheduled to appear at a book-signing Saturday afternoon at a Costco in Arlington (1200 S. Fern St.), beginning at 3 p.m. The two will be signing copies of a new book called "NFL Dads Dedicated to Daughters." The book features...

By Rick Maese  |  June 19, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (60)
 
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Redskins fine Haynesworth $10,000

As expected, the Redskins have fined Pro Bowler Albert Haynesworth $10,000 for skipping this week's mandatory two-day minicamp, team sources said on Friday night.

By Jason Reid  |  June 18, 2010; 9:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (119)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth , offseason workouts  | Tags: Albert Haynesworth, Redskins minicamp  
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Kevin Mawae rips Albert Haynesworth

In case you haven't heard enough people ripping Albert Haynesworth, let's listen briefly to Kevin Mawae, who's not only the NFL Players Association president but also was Haynesworth's teammate in Tennessee from 2006 to 2008. Mawae, currently a free agent, appeared on Sirius radio with Bryan McGovern and Gil Brandt...

By Rick Maese  |  June 18, 2010; 3:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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Jim Haslett: Defense is with the program

Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said he didn't know what to expect when the Redskins began their off-season conditioning program in March. That's when Haslett began the process of converting the Redskins from their longtime base 4-3 scheme to a hybrid 3-4 approach, and he braced for a potentially slow transition...

By Jason Reid  |  June 18, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (98)
Categories:  3-4 defense , Jim Haslett  
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Riley and Redskins agree to terms

We told you Thursday that a deal was imminent, and this morning the Redskins and rookie linebacker Perry Riley have agreed to contract terms, according to a league source. Riley, the fourth-round draft pick out of LSU has looked good at off-season practices and could provide the Redskins depth at...

By Rick Maese  |  June 18, 2010; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
 
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McIntosh wants an extended stay

Redskins linebacker Rocky McIntosh was one of the most outspoken players to voice displeasure with the way labor unrest limited his options in free agency. Instead of playing the field and possibly entertaining a multi-year deal, McIntosh signed a one-year tender this week with the Redskins that will pay him...

By Rick Maese  |  June 18, 2010; 10:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  3-4 defense  
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Offense makes strides, Kyle Shanahan says

A lot of what we heard during the Redskins' off-season workouts indicated that the defense was ahead of the offense in terms of learning their respective systems. That is a pretty common training camp trend. Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan explained that to overhaul an offensive philosophy, coaches must first tear...

By Rick Maese  |  June 18, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (63)
Categories:  Offensive line  
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Skins alumni pile on Haynesworth

There was no free agency for many of the former Redskins players at Thursday's alumni event during the team's final minicamp practice, Nor were there bonuses worth millions of dollars. So it took very little for the alums to transition from praising the Redskins new front office for setting up...

By Paul Tenorio  |  June 17, 2010; 6:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (97)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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Alumni, active players bridge the gap

On the final day of minicamp at Redskins Park, current players working through their final practice became the sideshow to the main event on the adjacent turf field. Former players milled about next to the practice as part of an alumni event set up by General Manager Bruce Allen. They...

By Paul Tenorio  |  June 17, 2010; 5:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
 
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Cerrato: Haynesworth would like playing for Shanahan

Former top Redskins official Vinny Cerrato, who played a major role in luring Albert Haynesworth to Washington, joined in the criticism of the disgruntled Pro Bowl defensive tackle Thursday, saying Haynesworth "should stop thinking only about himself." Invited to Redskins Park to participate in the team's alumni barbecue event, Cerrato...

By Jason Reid  |  June 17, 2010; 3:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth , Mike Shanahan , Minicamp  
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Pros bowl as practice ends

Practice broke Thursday afternoon and while the team's third and final minicamp might have officially concluded, unofficially, the competition was just getting started. Redskins' Coach Mike Shanahan planned an afternoon for his players far from the hot practice fields at Redskins Park. "We're going to take the team out, have...

By Rick Maese  |  June 17, 2010; 3:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  Mike Shanahan  
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Trent Williams fires his agent

The Redskins have signed four of their six drafts picks. A fifth --linebacker Perry Riley -- says he could sign as early as Thursday afternoon. But that sixth rookie -- first-round draft pick Trent Williams -- will surely take a little bit longer. That's because Williams fired his agent this...

By Rick Maese and Jason Reid  |  June 17, 2010; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Trent Williams  
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Redskins rest, coaches pleased with progress

And on the 50th day, they rested. Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said he cut the team's third minicamp a day short because he's pleased with the effort and progress he's seen throughout the team's intensive off-season workout program, which began 49 days ago. "We've had such great participating in this...

By Rick Maese  |  June 17, 2010; 2:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  Santana Moss , offseason workouts  
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If Albert Haynesworth won't play nose tackle for the Redskins, who will?

The Albert Haynesworth Situation will shine a bright light of intrigue on an otherwise quiet period on the NFL calendar. Ask five people around Redskins Park how the Albert Haynesworth Situation will stand come August, and you might get five different answers. Haynesworth seems fairly convinced the Redskins intend to...

By Rick Maese  |  June 17, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (276)
Categories:  3-4 defense , Albert Haynesworth , Mike Shanahan , Minicamp  
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Skins sign rookie WR Terrence Austin

The Redskins have signed rookie receiver Terrence Austin, a league source confirmed Wednesday. Austin, a seventh-round draft pick out of UCLA, agreed to a four-year deal with a total base value of $1.85 million, according to the National Football Post's Aaron Wilson. Austin received a $62,000 bonus and could receive...

By Washington Post editors  |  June 16, 2010; 5:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (106)
Categories:  wide receivers  
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Sources: NFLPA advised Haynesworth about skipping minicamp

The NFL Players Association advised Albert Haynesworth about the possible disciplinary action he might face from the Redskins for skipping this week's mandatory minicamp, including the potential forfeiture of a prorated portion of his signing bonuses, two people familiar with the situation said Wednesday. A league source said the Redskins...

By Jason Reid  |  June 16, 2010; 4:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (65)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth , Minicamp  
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Haynesworth's teammates not feeling charitable

What may turn out to be the Redskins' shortest practice of the summer also may turn out to be the team's most talked about. Several Redskins had opinions on Albert Haynesworth's absence from the first of two mandatory minicamp sessions. Defensive end Phillip Daniels told reporters he and his teammates...

By Jorge Castillo  |  June 16, 2010; 4:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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Hall: 'It's a standoff' between Redskins, Haynesworth

Cornerback DeAngelo Hall is among few Redskins players who are close with Pro Bowl defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth. So it was not surprising that Hall and Haynesworth had a lengthy phone conversation Tuesday night shortly after Haynesworth revealed he would not attend the minicamp that began Wednesday and wants to...

By Jason Reid and Zach Berman  |  June 16, 2010; 3:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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In other (non-Haynesworth) news...

Need a break from Albert Haynesworth? Here are a few other tidbits from today's rain-shortened practice: -- The Redskins cut kicker Justin Medlock on Monday, leaving Graham Gano as the only kicker on the roster. Coach Mike Shanahan said he has entered training camp with one kicker before, although he...

By Zach Berman  |  June 16, 2010; 3:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Mike Shanahan , wide receivers  
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Report: Redskins look to get back some of Haynesworth's $21 million bonus

The Redskins will attempt to get back some of the $21 million bonus that they paid Albert Haynesworth on April 1, according to an ESPN report. Haynesworth consulted with the NFL Players Association before deciding to skip the team's mandatory minicamp this week to ensure that his bonus was safe....

By Rick Maese  |  June 16, 2010; 1:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (101)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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Shanahan: Redskins were willing to part ways with Haynesworth in February

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan addressed Albert Haynesworth's absence from minicamp, making clear his disappointment and confirming that the Redskins were willing to part ways with the defensive tackle earlier this spring. Shanahan said he spoke with Haynesworth in February and gave Haynesworth permission at that time to find another place...

By Rick Maese  |  June 16, 2010; 12:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (160)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth , Mike Shanahan , Minicamp  
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London Fletcher: Albert Haynesworth is 'selfish'

With rain falling fast, the Redskins left the field after less than 30 minutes of practice on Wednesday. Following the abbreviated practice, several players addressed Albert Haynesworth's absence, and perhaps none was as outspoken as linebacker London Fletcher, who called Haynesworth "selfish" and said the highly-compensated defensive tackle "can't be...

By Rick Maese  |  June 16, 2010; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (100)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth , London Fletcher , Minicamp  
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Redskins teammates unhappy with Haynesworth

I received many phone calls and text messages from current and former Redskins players shortly after word emerged that Pro Bowl defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth will not report to the mandatory two-day minicamp that begins today and wants to be traded. Several of the players (they all declined to comment...

By Jason Reid  |  June 16, 2010; 6:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (291)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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Poll: Who's to blame for the Haynesworth mess?

The Redskins all-pro says he won't report to minicamp Wednesday and wants to be traded. poll by twiigs.com...

By Washington Post editors  |  June 16, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
Categories:  3-4 defense , Albert Haynesworth , Daniel M. Snyder , Mike Shanahan , Minicamp  
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Haynesworth will skip minicamp, wants trade

Pro Bowl defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, who skipped the Redskins' voluntary workout program in protest of his new role on the team, will not attend the mandatory minicamp that begins Wednesday and wants to be traded, his agent said Tuesday night. "The Redskins are trying to establish a new regime...

By Jason Reid  |  June 15, 2010; 8:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (287)
 
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Allen: Redskins will be James Brown of NFL

Speaking to a Fairfax County business audience group, 'Skins GM promises team will be the "hardest working" in the league....

By Washington Post editors  |  June 15, 2010; 3:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (71)
Categories:  Bruce Allen  
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Moore, Armstrong starting well

The Redskins have held four weeks of practices in May and June, a far cry from the regular season or even training camp and preseason. But two players have made good early impressions during organized team activities at Redskins Park. Third-year safety Kareem Moore has impressed on the defensive...

By Paul Tenorio  |  June 15, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (167)
Categories:  3-4 defense , wide receivers  
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Rogers in no rush to sign contract [UPDATED]

With linebacker Rocky McIntosh signing his tender offer Monday, cornerback Carlos Rogers is the Redskins' only unsigned restricted free agent. Apparently, however, Rogers is in no rush to sign the one-year, $1.542-million contract the team offered in March. "Nah," Rogers responded to my text message Monday afternoon about whether he...

By Jason Reid  |  June 14, 2010; 5:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (115)
Categories:  3-4 defense  
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Redskins' McIntosh signs offer [UPDATED]

Redskins linebacker Rocky McIntosh has signed his tender offer, the team announced Monday. Terms of the deal were not released, though McIntosh was initially given a second-round tender of $1.759 million for one season. McIntosh was a restricted free agent and was outspoken about his disappointment when the team tendered...

By Rick Maese  |  June 14, 2010; 4:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
Categories:  3-4 defense , Free agency  
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Portis makes appearance at McNabb's football camp

Clinton Portis was a no-show for the Redskins' final voluntary organized team activities session on Thursday but flew up to Philadelphia from Miami on Saturday morning in time to support teammate Donovan McNabb's annual football clinic for kids. Asked what motivated him to come from spending time with his family...

By Jorge Castillo  |  June 13, 2010; 6:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (295)
Categories:  Clinton Portis , Donovan McNabb  
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