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Redskins Insider: June 20, 2010 - June 26, 2010

DeAngelo Hall says he was not at party for Michael Vick where shooting occurred

Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall said he did not attend Michael Vick's 30th birthday party Thursday in Virginia Beach during which a man was reportedly shot. "I'm on vacation with my family and not anywhere near there," Hall said in a phone interview. "None of that has anything to do with...

By Jason Reid  |  June 25, 2010; 6:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (260)
 
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Understudy Kemoeatu prepping for lead role

Of the many players polled about Albert Haynesworth's no-show at minicamp, nose tackle Maake Kemoeatu tried to stay as low-key as possible when discussing the Redskins defensive tackle. Yet he remains perhaps the person with the most to gain from the All-Pro's absence. Kemoeatu said he was surprised that...

By Paul Tenorio  |  June 25, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (108)
Categories:  3-4 defense , Albert Haynesworth  
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K. Shanahan: Skins already have a third-down back

There's been plenty of talk about Brian Westbrook coming to play for his hometown Redskins. And on the surface, it makes sense. Westbrook is a versatile back and will be a great third-down weapon for some team. While the Redskins are still waiting to hear back from him, offensive coordinator...

By Rick Maese  |  June 25, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (122)
Categories:  Clinton Portis , Kyle Shanahan , Larry Johnson , Running backs , Willie Parker  
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Rookie LB Perry Riley likes the 3-4

Rookie linebacker Perry Riley played in a 4-3 at LSU, where he was a two-year starter and recorded 185 total career tackles en route to becoming the Redskins' fourth-round draft pick this year. Here in Washington, Riley is among the many players adjusting to the new 3-4 scheme. The rookie...

By Paul Tenorio  |  June 24, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (116)
Categories:  3-4 defense , Jim Haslett  
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Colt Brennan predicts 'success right away' for Skins

Colt Brennan was the only quarterback selected in the two NFL drafts when Jim Zorn was the Washington Redskins' coach, and spent the past two offseasons as the third quarterback behind Jason Campbell and Todd Collins. Since Mike Shanahan became head coach, both Campbell and Collins have been jettisoned. Two...

By Zach Berman  |  June 24, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (133)
Categories:  quarterbacks  
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Safeties will be playing it safe less often

One of the major changes in the Redskins defense this season will be at the safety position, where players no longer will fall into the traditional roles of "free" or "strong" safety. Instead, they will be expected to perform at both positions and likely will rotate between the two from...

By Paul Tenorio  |  June 23, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
Categories:  3-4 defense  
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Albert Haynesworth statement: 'I have always planned to attend training camp'

Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth released a statement today, making clear his intentions to participate in the Redskins training camp, which begins July 29. His statement read: "Despite my current differences with the Redskins, I have always planned to attend training camp and honor my contract. As I have previously said, I...

By Rick Maese  |  June 23, 2010; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (195)
Categories:  3-4 defense , Albert Haynesworth  
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On special teams, 'we got to see who will hit'

While the Redskins spent the majority of the offseason trying to create competition at every position, the team concluded its offseason workouts last week with a noticeably thin corps of specialists. Barring some free agent signings, the team is currently poised to open training camp with one kicker (Graham Gano),...

By Rick Maese  |  June 23, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (102)
Categories:  Special teams  
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Albert Haynesworth sued by Tennessee bank

Clayton Bank & Trust has sued Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth in Knox County, Tennessee, alleging that Haynesworth has failed to make payments on a loan in the amount of more than $2.38 million. According to the suit filed in the Knox County Chancery Court on June 18, Haynesworth...

By Paul Tenorio  |  June 22, 2010; 4:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (113)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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Chad Rinehart found guilty of public intox

A Black Hawk County magistrate in Waterloo, Iowa, has found Washington Redskins guard Chad Rinehart guilty of public intoxication in connection with a January encounter with University of Northern Iowa police. The 25-year-old Rinehart, a native of Boone, Iowa, paid $195 in fines and surcharges after Magistrate Patricia Meany issued...

By Associated Press  |  June 22, 2010; 4:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
 
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Trent Williams is getting up to speed

With the addition of offensive tackle Jammal Brown, there was initially some speculation about whether the Redskins would move rookie Trent Williams to the right side. Instead, it appears Brown, a Pro Bowl left tackle in New Orleans, will play on that side while the rookie gets his chance to...

By Paul Tenorio  |  June 22, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (149)
Categories:  Trent Williams  
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Grossman already comfortable with the system

While most members of the Redskins offense are going through the process of learning a new system and experiencing the growing pains that often go with the process, one player who has a head start is backup quarterback Rex Grossman. One of the Redskins' first offseason moves was to pick...

By Paul Tenorio  |  June 22, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (78)
Categories:  Rex Grossman  
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Austin getting a long look as WR, kick returner

Because of NFL rules, rookie wide receiver-kick returner Terrence Austin was prohibited from participating in most of the Redskins' offseason program while UCLA classes were still in session. But Austin could be very involved in the team's plans when training camp begins July 29 at Redskins Park. The Redskins have...

By Jason Reid  |  June 21, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (230)
Categories:  offseason workouts  
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Tight ends can do it all, coach says

During the team's final minicamp practice last week, Redskins' tight ends Chris Cooley and Fred Davis both ran routes at the same time in two-tight end packages. Both are known as pass catchers, though tight ends coach Jon Embree refused to acknowledge the label. "They're not both pass catchers," Embree...

By Zach Berman  |  June 21, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (112)
 
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Q&A with Jammal Brown

Jammal Brown, the newest Redskin, boarded a plane and left Washington earlier today. Before he departed, Brown did give us a brief interview and cleared up a few of the questions that might have popped up since the Redskins acquired him via trade with New Orleans Saturday. First the highlights:...

By Rick Maese  |  June 20, 2010; 1:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (96)
 
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Redskins acquire Ramzee Robinson off waivers from Browns

One day after acquiring tackle Jammal Brown via trade, the Redskins on Sunday shook up their roster a bit more. Washington was awarded cornerback Ramzee Robinson off waivers from the Cleveland Browns. The Redskins also waived defensive lineman Greg Peterson and cornerback Melvin Stephenson. Robinson, chosen in the seventh round of the...

By Rick Maese  |  June 20, 2010; 12:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
 
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Shanahans together for Father's Day, and beyond

Happy Father's Day to everyone out there. This is one of the best Sundays outside of football season, and we hope you're enjoying it. It's time for the obligatory Father's Day post, and it's made a bit easier this year by the Redskins' new coaching staff. Mike and Kyle Shanahan...

By Rick Maese  |  June 20, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Kyle Shanahan , Mike Shanahan  
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