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Redskins Insider: July 11, 2010 - July 17, 2010

Clinton Portis, in shape and motivated, will enter camp determined

Don't be surprised if Clinton Portis is among the top candidates for this season's NFL comeback player of the year award. Although Portis has said little about his personal goals for 2010, the eight-year veteran is determined to show he's still an elite back capable of rushing for a 1,500-yard...

By Jason Reid  | July 15, 2010; 1:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (505)
Categories:  Clinton Portis, Mike Shanahan  
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Redskins unlikely to make a pick in the supplemental draft

A year ago, the Redskins were the only team that made a move in the supplemental draft, making Jeremy Jarmon a third-round selection. This year's supplemental draft is slated for today and it'd be surprising if you heard a peep out of Redskins Park. The most likely player to hear...

By Rick Maese  | July 15, 2010; 9:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (84)
 
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LaRon Landry has toe surgery

Safety LaRon Landry, coming off a disappointing 2009 season, underwent successful toe surgery recently and is expected to be ready for the start of training camp, two people familiar with the procedure said Wednesday. The surgery was performed in North Carolina on June 23, the team sources said. Landry was...

By Jason Reid  | July 14, 2010; 6:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (116)
 
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Redskins last in young talent

Football Outsiders' Bill Barnwell did a ranking for ESPN that examines each team's under-25 talent level. The results do not reflect favorably on the aging Redskins. In fact, they couldn't be worse. Barnwell says the Redskins have the least young talent in the league; he ranks Washington No. 32 on...

By Rick Maese  | July 14, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (84)
Categories:  Brian Orakpo  
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Brian Westbrook: "This season is gonna be different"

Brian Westbrook was in the middle of another training session, about to begin a set of squats at a Bowie gym Monday when he was approached by a stranger with an all too familiar question. "How's your head feeling?" the man asked the former Philadelphia Eagles running back, a two-time...

By Mark Giannotto  | July 14, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
Categories:  offseason workouts  
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Trainer: Haynesworth has lost 32 pounds

In two weeks, Redskins players will report for training camp and you can bet all eyes will be on Redskins' defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, who hasn't been seen around these parts since a quick visit with Coach Mike Shanahan back in March. While coaches have said they're confident Haynesworth will arrive...

By Rick Maese  | July 14, 2010; 10:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (89)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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Lorenzo Alexander's foundation honored

Sure it's the offseason, but that doesn't mean we can't have a player of the month. An organization called Sporting Generosity, in fact, has named Redskins linebacker Lorenzo Alexander its player of the month for July. The organization strives to identify players who make important off-field contributions and Alexander appears to be...

By Rick Maese  | July 13, 2010; 4:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (105)
 
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Video: Jason Reid on Mike Williams's health

The Washington Post's Jason Reid talked about the blood clots that have ended offensive lineman Mike Williams's season and their impact on the Redskins' plans. Your Browser DoesNot Support IFrames....

By Washington Post editors  | July 13, 2010; 2:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
 
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Daniel Snyder on George Steinbrenner's death

The fraternity of sports owners isn't a very large one, and it's not uncommon for owners in different sports to cross paths. So it's not surprising that George Steinbrenner's death today touched many in the sports world, including Redskins' owner Daniel Snyder. In a prepared statement, Snyder said: "I am sorry...

By Washington Post editors  | July 13, 2010; 12:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
 
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Chris Draft joins government reading initiative

As you know, July is a down month in the NFL, with many players squeezing in last-minute vacations before training camp opens. But Redskins linebacker Chris Draft planned to spend his free Tuesday reading to kids. Draft was slated to attend an event Tuesday morning in conjunction with the Obama...

By Rick Maese  | July 13, 2010; 10:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
 
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