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Redskins Insider: August 1, 2010 - August 7, 2010

For Haynesworth, the hard part is still ahead

Now that Albert Haynesworth has passed the conditioning test, he's got to earn a spot in the starting lineup.

By Jason Reid  |  August 7, 2010; 7:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
Categories:  3-4 defense , Albert Haynesworth  | Tags: Albert Haynesworth, Jim Haslett, Mike Shanahan, Ray Wright  
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Chris Horton still sees role for himself in new D

The defense has changed. The coaching staff is different. Assignments have been switched around. But safety Chris Horton thinks there's still a place for him in the Redskins' revamped scheme. "I'm a smart football player," he said. "I've worked extremely hard. Every time I go out there I give it...

By Jorge Castillo  |  August 7, 2010; 5:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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Several thousand take in Fan Appreciation Day

Several thousand fans -- more than 29,000, according to the team -- were in attendance at Redskins Park on Saturday afternoon for the team's annual Fan Appreciation Day in Ashburn. Fans were lined up on the side of the road before 7 a.m. and the crowd began filling in several...

By Paul Tenorio  |  August 7, 2010; 4:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Chris Cooley , Larry Johnson , Mike Shanahan  
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Albert Haynesworth: 'Now it's back to playing football'

Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth issued a short statement following his first practice with the Washington Redskins after passing the conditioning test Saturday morning. "The test is over," Haynesworth said. "Now it's back to playing football. I want to thank all the fans for still supporting me, still wearing 92 jerseys...

By Paul Tenorio  |  August 7, 2010; 3:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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Bruce Allen happy to see Albert Haynesworth on practice field

Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen is among many team officials pleased that defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth finally passed his conditioning test Saturday at Redskins Park. "I think we were confident that he was going to pass the test, and now we get to work," Allen said after practice on Fan...

By Jason Reid  |  August 7, 2010; 2:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth , Bruce Allen  
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Albert Haynesworth hits Redskins practice field for first time this season

UPDATED 12:49: HAYNESWORTH APPEARS DONE FOR THE DAY Albert Haynesworth was greeted by a smattering of cheers when the Redskins' faithful gathered at Fan Appreciation Day realized he was wearing pads for the first time in training camp. Haynesworth took the pratice fields with his teammates Saturday afternoon. His jersey...

By Rick Maese  |  August 7, 2010; 12:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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Albert Haynesworth won't talk to reporters after practice

Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth does not plan to address reporters after practice, two people familiar with the situation said Saturday afternoon. The Pro Bowler on Saturday morning passed the conditioning test Coach as mandated by Mike Shanahan to participate in full practice with the team. Haynesworth is expected to...

By Jason Reid  |  August 7, 2010; 11:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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Albert Haynesworth on board as Redskins move forward

Determined to finally pass his conditioning test, Albert Haynesworth on Saturday reported to Redskins Park around 5:30 a.m. ready to work. As he had done the first nine days of training camp, the Pro Bowler met with strength coach Ray Wright, who had Haynesworth's schedule planned for the morning, but...

By Jason Reid  |  August 7, 2010; 8:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (108)
Categories:  3-4 defense , Albert Haynesworth , Jim Haslett  
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Albert Haynesworth has passed conditioning test

Updated 7:45 a.m. Albert Haynesworth passed his conditioning test Saturday morning at Redskins Park and a source familiar with the situation said that the defensive linemen will participate in his first full practice of training camp Saturday afternoon. On Day 10 of the Haynesworth Watch, the two-time All-Pro on his...

By Jason Reid  |  August 7, 2010; 7:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
Categories:  3-4 defense , Albert Haynesworth  
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Dan Snyder preparing for Canton trip

Redskins owner Dan Snyder will be in attendance Saturday when former Redskins offensive lineman Russ Grimm is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. "I'm looking forward to the after party with Russ and all the Hall of Famers from the Redskins and we're excited," Snyder...

By Jorge Castillo  |  August 6, 2010; 4:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (68)
Categories:  Daniel M. Snyder  
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Doug Dutch: Ravens' practice tougher than Redskins'

Former Redskins cornerback Doug Dutch, traded to the Baltimore Ravens on Monday, quickly noticed a difference in how hard the teams practice. "Practice here is a lot more hard," Dutch recently told the Baltimore Sun. "It's a lot bigger and tougher grind." In his first training camp with the Redskins,...

By Jason Reid  |  August 6, 2010; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  training camp  
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Roydell Williams bounces back after two years out of football

The Redskins know what they have in proven wide receiver Santana Moss. It's after Moss that the questions arise at the position.   The wide receiver competition at Redskins training camp features 11 players -- veterans and youngsters alike. Roydell Williams fits somewhere in the middle of the two categories....

By Jorge Castillo  |  August 6, 2010; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  wide receivers  
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NFL rule changes include penalties for head shots

NFL referee Scott Green addressed reporters about rule changes for this season Friday afternoon at Redskins Park. Green, beginning his 20th season as a game official, introduced the league's 14-minute video on the changes and answered questions. "Pretty much any kind of shots to the head area of a defenseless...

By Jason Reid  |  August 6, 2010; 3:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
 
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No scrimmage on Fan Appreciation Day

Because of injury concerns, the Redskins will not scrimmage Saturday during Fan Appreciation Day at Redskins Park, Coach Mike Shanahan said. "I went full speed [while with the Denver Broncos], I think, three years in a row on goal line and I lost one guy each year. And I looked...

By Jason Reid  |  August 6, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Redskins have completed offensive installation

After a week of training camp, the Redskins have completed their offensive install and will now begin to focus on repetition. The Redskins began installing their playbook on Day 1 of training camp and are 95 percent of the way through it, Coach Mike Shanahan said. They've reached the point...

By Rick Maese  |  August 6, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (83)
Categories:  Kyle Shanahan , training camp  
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Albert Haynesworth keeps 'doing the same thing'

During Friday's morning practice at Redskins Park, Albert Haynesworth again wore a helmet and again was without pads. He participated in a turnover drill with his teammates, but otherwise, it was status quo. After practice, Coach Mike Shanahan reiterated that nothing has changed. "He's been doing the same thing. He's...

By Jorge Castillo  |  August 6, 2010; 12:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (95)
Categories:  3-4 defense , Albert Haynesworth , Jammal Brown , Trent Williams  
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Russ Grimm: Hall of Famer

In part three of our video series on former Redskins guard Russ Grimm, his fellow Hogs discuss his Hall of Fame credentials. Check out the video here and all our content related to Grimm's induction, including the two previous videos and a photo gallery....

By Washington Post editors  |  August 6, 2010; 10:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
 
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Frustration with Albert Haynesworth mounting [UPDATED]

On Day 9 of the Albert Haynesworth watch, frustration is mounting within the Redskins organization because the Pro Bowl defensive lineman still has not passed the conditioning test he must to participate in full practice, multiple people familiar with the situation said Friday morning. An MRI exam Thursday of...

By Jason Reid  |  August 6, 2010; 8:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (157)
Categories:  3-4 defense , Albert Haynesworth  
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Albert Haynesworth MRI shows no structural damage

Updated at 6:40 p.m An MRI exam Thursday of Albert Haynesworth's irritated knee revealed no structural damage, and the Redskins are hopeful the Pro Bowl defensive lineman will be at full strength soon, people familiar with the situation said. Haynesworth missed the 13th practice session of the Redskins training camp...

By Paul Tenorio and Jason Reid  |  August 5, 2010; 6:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (216)
Categories:  3-4 defense , Albert Haynesworth , Mike Shanahan  
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Redskins cancel afternoon practice

The Redskins canceled Thursday afternoon's practice because of lightning in the area. The team practiced Thursday morning for approximately two hours and 10 minutes.   Coach Mike Shanahan's afternoon practices during training camp have been light-- one-hour jog-through sessions intended to conserve players' energy and avoid the typical training camp...

By Jorge Castillo  |  August 5, 2010; 5:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
 
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Roger Goodell's visit leaves some Redskins feeling frustrated

Some Redskins players expressed frustration Thursday about their meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at Redskins Park. As part of his training camp tour, Goodell met with players Wednesday at the complex to discuss the upcoming season. He encouraged players to ask questions about the negotiations between owners and the...

By Jason Reid  |  August 5, 2010; 3:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (58)
Categories:  DeAngelo Hall , training camp  
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Malcolm Kelly believes he'll make the team

As the rest of his Redskins teammates made their way off the practice field toward the locker room late Thursday morning, Malcolm Kelly remained behind, catching footballs spit from a passing machine. He didn't run routes because of the strained hamstring that has prevented him from practicing since last week,...

By Barry Svrluga  |  August 5, 2010; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
Categories:  wide receivers  
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Kevin Barnes plans to keep on hitting

Redskins cornerback Kevin Barnes will always be linked to one stomach-churning YouTube clip.   "One of the fans I signed an autograph for said she saw my Cal game, you know, the infamous Cal game," the 23-year-old said of the contest during his senior season at Maryland.   Barnes's crushing...

By Jorge Castillo  |  August 5, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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Injuries mounting for offensive line, receivers

After sitting out practice Wednesday, starting right tackle Jammal Brown (hip) was limited Thursday during the morning session at Redskins Park. Brown, sidelined the entire 2009 season because of a hip injury and a sports hernia, did not move well in team drills and appeared fatigued in one-on-one matchups. The...

By Jason Reid  |  August 5, 2010; 1:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
 
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Russ Grimm: Bonding with the Hogs

Part two of our video series on former Redskins guard Russ Grimm, who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday, explores the friendship among the linemen who comprised The Hogs....

By Washington Post  |  August 5, 2010; 10:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
 
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John Madden sees some Brett Favre in Donovan McNabb

With Brett Favre stealing headlines from Albert Haynesworth this week, it seems only right that we connect the dots back to Redskins Park. John Madden makes it easy. Madden sees a quarterback like Donovan McNabb and he makes the comparison to Favre. They both are mobile, they both make plays,...

By Rick Maese  |  August 5, 2010; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb  
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Albert Haynesworth does not take test because of sore knee

With his knee still sore Thursday and the field slick, Albert Haynesworth apparently did not take the conditioning test he must pass to participate fully in practice. As he has done throughout training camp, the two-time all-pro reported to Redskins Park at 6 a.m. to begin a daily workout designed...

By Jason Reid  |  August 5, 2010; 8:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (78)
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The Running Backs: A breakdown

In Thursday morning's paper, we wrote about the Redskins' crowded backfield situation, with a particular eye on incumbent Clinton Portis and veteran free agent signees Larry Johnson and Willie Parker. There are many factors in how this situation will eventually work out, but one quote kind of jumped out. "It's...

By Barry Svrluga  |  August 5, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
Categories:  Clinton Portis , Larry Johnson , Running backs , Willie Parker  
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Goodell would intervene on Haynesworth if "I can play a helpful role"

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell met with Redskins' players Wednesday afternoon, and though he chatted privately with Albert Haynesworth after the team meeting, he did not speak with Santana Moss, who has acknowledged he was treated by a Canadian doctor accused of providing HGH to some clients. Of Haynesworth, Goodell said:...

By Rick Maese  |  August 4, 2010; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (112)
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Versatile Stephon Heyer backing up both tackles

Coach Mike Shanahan has made many changes along the offensive line in an effort to upgrade a group that was considered the weakest unit on the team the past two seasons. Although veteran tackle Stephon Heyer was demoted to second string in the shakeup, he is preparing to serve as...

By Jason Reid  |  August 4, 2010; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
Categories:  Offensive line  
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Shay Hodge trying to catch on

Shay Hodge isn't afraid to admit it: So far becoming accustomed to the NFL hasn't been easy.   "On the field it's been kind of tough," the rookie wide receiver said. "The NFL is a big adjustment. Balls come faster, you got to make adjustments, and learn how to run...

By Jorge Castillo  |  August 4, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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Veterans catch a breather in morning practice

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan gave several veterans most of the morning off Wednesday to rest and recover from the rigors of training camp. Linebacker London Fletcher, wide receivers Santana Moss and Joey Galloway, running backs Clinton Portis and Larry Johnson, cornerback DeAngelo Hall and defensive lineman Phillip Daniels participated in...

By Paul Tenorio  |  August 4, 2010; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
Categories:  Clinton Portis , Larry Johnson , London Fletcher , Santana Moss  
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Jammal Brown misses practice with hip strain

Redskins right tackle Jammal Brown did not participate in practice Wednesday because of a hip strain, he said. Brown, the two-time Pro Bowl left tackle who was acquired from the New Orleans Saints in a trade last month, had hip and hernia surgery last September and missed all of the...

By Paul Tenorio  |  August 4, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
Categories:  Jammal Brown , Offensive line  
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Danny Smith: Graham Gano "a great young prospect"

Special teams coach Danny Smith was his usual animated self after practice Wednesday and had some complimentary words about Graham Gano, the only kicker in camp. But Smith made clear that even though Gano is the lone kicker in camp, he's not necessarily assured of the job five weeks from...

By RIck Maese  |  August 4, 2010; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Special teams  
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Redskins in no rush to fill 80th roster spot

The Redskins are in no rush to fill their 80th roster spot and have the luxury to wait and see whether any injuries occur during camp, head coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday at a news conference after morning practice. The Redskins have an open roster spot after cutting quarterback Colt...

By Paul Tenorio  |  August 4, 2010; 1:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Hogs on eve of Russ Grimm's Hall of Fame induction

Russ Grimm, leader of the Hogs during the Redskins glory days, will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday. In the first of three videos, Grimm's offensive linemates remember him as the "Boss Hog," who took on the toughest defensive assignments, including the Cowboys' Randy White. Stay...

By Washington Post  |  August 4, 2010; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
 
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Albert Haynesworth's $21 million bonus made sense, given the options

Many Insider readers continue to email me about the Albert Haynesworth situation, so I figured this would be a good time to answer one of your most popular questions. A lot of people are wondering why the Redskins would pay Haynesworth a $21 million bonus in April when they knew...

By Jason Reid  |  August 4, 2010; 9:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (106)
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Until knee improves, Haynesworth won't retest

Until his balky knee significantly improves, Albert Haynesworth does not plan further attempts to pass the conditioning test he must to participate in full practice with the Redskins, two people familiar with the situation said early Wednesday morning. The Redskins medical and training staff has advised Haynesworth to continue...

By Jason Reid  |  August 4, 2010; 6:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (104)
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The Wright man for the job of helping Kemo

Washington Redskins nose tackle Maake Kemoeatu wanted to go home for vacation in Hawaii before the start of training camp. Since signing with the Redskins on March 10, Kemoeatu had made Redskins Park his home away from home as he rehabilitated his torn Achilles tendon. Two-a-days had become the regular...

By Paul Tenorio  |  August 3, 2010; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (81)
 
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Jeremy Jarmon adjusting to new assignment

A season ago, Jeremy Jarmon was inserted into games at all four positions on the line: both tackle spots and both end positions. He's already been shuffled around a bit this year. Projected as a linebacker through much of the offseason, Jarmon has been piling on pounds and will be...

By Rick Maese  |  August 3, 2010; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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Lineup shuffle doesn't mean depth chart changes

There has been some shuffling of players between the first and second teams in the past few practices. Defensive ends Phillip Daniels and Vonnie Holliday worked with the first team on Tuesday, for example. But Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said there's not much to glean from those moves. In fact,...

By Paul Tenorio  |  August 3, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
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Shanahan not sold on Favre retirement

With word circulating throughout the sports world of Brett Favre's reported decision to retire instead of returning to the Minnesota Vikings for a 20th season, not all are convinced -- and that includes Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan. "I've got to see it before I'll believe it," Shanahan joked after Tuesday's...

By Jorge Castillo  |  August 3, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  Mike Shanahan , Santana Moss  
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Linemen go 1-on-1 in practice

Redskins coaches mixed in a few new drills at practice Tuesday and for the first time since training camp opened last week, players squared off against each other in 1-on-1s. Perhaps the most intriguing battle pitted Brian Orakpo, last year's first-round draft choice, against Trent Williams, the fourth overall pick...

By Rick Maese  |  August 3, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Brian Orakpo , Trent Williams  
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Albert Haynesworth: Status quo

On the sixth day of Redskins' training camp, the Albert Haynesworth update amounts to this: Status quo. Haynesworth watched the Redskins' morning workout with the rest of the defensive linemen, often wearing his helmet, but he did not attempt the conditioning drill that Coach Mike Shanahan has said he must...

By Barry Svrluga  |  August 3, 2010; 12:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
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Newly-acquired QB John Beck tries to learn the system

The last 24 hours have been a whirlwind for the newest member of the Washington Redskins. On Monday morning John Beck was participating in some post-practice passing drills for the Baltimore Ravens when he received word that he had been traded to the Redskins. By Monday evening, he had made...

By Jorge Castillo  |  August 3, 2010; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Brian Orakpo's new role: The "Buck"

In the Redskins' new 3-4 defense, only one outside linebacker regularly has significant coverage responsibility. The position is nicknamed the "Buck" linebacker, and standout second-year player Brian Orakpo will fill the key role this season. The Redskins, at least initially, will rely on Orakpo to be a bigger part of...

By Jason Reid  |  August 3, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (69)
Categories:  3-4 defense , Brian Orakpo , Jim Haslett  
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Despite drama, Albert Haynesworth could still start

Since the beginning of training camp last week, many Insider readers have emailed me asking whether I believe two time-Pro Bowler Albert Haynesworth will play for the Redskins this season. Some of you have expressed concerns that Haynesworth, if he remains on the roster, will be inactive every week...

By Jason Reid  |  August 3, 2010; 8:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (103)
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Brian Westbrook still weighing his options

Even with all the running backs in camp - five, including three who have been to the Pro Bowl - the Redskins still haven't said publicly that they are giving up hope of landing former Philadelphia Pro Bowler Brian Westbrook. Westbrook's brother, Washington cornerback Byron Westbrook, said Monday he has...

By Barry Svrluga  |  August 3, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (75)
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Haynesworth takes another day off to rest knee, no end in sight

With his knee still sore, Albert Haynesworth and the Redskins decided he should take more time before making yet another attempt to pass his conditioning test, two people familiar with the situation said early Tuesday morning. The Redskins did not schedule a test Tuesday for Haynesworth because on Monday he...

By Jason Reid  |  August 3, 2010; 2:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
 
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Chad Rinehart back to full strength

Chad Rinehart has had a rough eight months. In Week 11 against the Dallas Cowboys last season, the right guard suffered a broken fibula that ended his season. He had started four games before the injury. Then in January he was arrested for public intoxication at a pizza place in...

By Jorge Castillo  |  August 2, 2010; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (142)
Categories:  Offensive line , training camp  
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Rex Grossman out front in backup QB race

The Washington Redskins' trade for John Beck and release of Colt Brennan on Monday shakes up the competition for the back-up quarterback job in Washington. But it is unlikely to immediately change the depth chart. Rex Grossman remains, at least for now, the frontrunner for the job. Grossman, who has...

By Paul Tenorio  |  August 2, 2010; 4:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  quarterbacks  
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Colt Brennan says Skins wanted to help him find a spot

The Redskins on Monday released third-year quarterback Colt Brennan, who had hoped to have a long career in Washington. "I was totally surprised," Brennan said in a phone interview shortly after leaving Redskins Park. "I actually was walking off the field today and someone asked, 'How'd you do today?' I...

By Jason Reid  |  August 2, 2010; 4:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
Categories:  quarterbacks  
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Kareem Moore making the most of his chance at free safety

Third-year free safety Kareem Moore had two interceptions in a span of three plays Monday during the morning session at Redskins Park. Moore, who has worked with the first-team defense since organized team activities, first made a nice catch on a deep ball quarterback Donovan McNabb intended for wide receiver...

By Jason Reid  |  August 2, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
 
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Colt Brennan, fan favorite, is cut

Backup quarterback Colt Brennan, among the Redskin players most popular with fans, was released Monday shortly after the team traded for another quarterback. Brennan, who struggled in the early stages of training camp, impressed at times during the preseason as a rookie in 2008. But the former University of Hawaii...

By Jason Reid  |  August 2, 2010; 2:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (100)
Categories:  quarterbacks  
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Redskins acquire QB Beck from Ravens

Mike Shanahan might have a history of keeping only two quarterbacks on his roster during the regular season, but with an afternoon trade Monday, he's now carrying five in training camp. The Redskins acquired fourth-year quarterback John Beck from the Baltimore Ravens Monday in exchange for cornerback Doug Dutch. Beck,...

By Rick Maese  |  August 2, 2010; 1:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (85)
Categories:  quarterbacks  
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Mike Shanahan gives--a little--on Albert Haynesworth

Albert Haynesworth eventually may be permitted to practice with the Redskins even if he does not pass his conditioning test, Coach Mike Shanahan said Monday after the morning practice session at Redskins Park. While it appeared earlier in the day that Haynesworth skipped the test Monday morning, Shanahan said the...

By Jason Reid  |  August 2, 2010; 12:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (73)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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More Brian Baldinger on Donovan McNabb

If you missed it over the weekend, we rolled out a piece on Donovan McNabb that took a closer look at what fans could expect from the 33-year-old quarterback this season. As is always the case with such pieces, there was a lot that didn't make the story, and there...

By Rick Maese  |  August 2, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (74)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb  
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Long snapper Nick Sundberg off to an uncertain start

Long snapper Nick Sundberg, who has never appeared in an NFL game, apparently is off to a shaky start in his bid to replace Pro Bowler Ethan Albright. Sundberg struggled Saturday during field goal drills. In an indication the Redskins might be considering other options, guard-center Will Montgomery practiced long...

By Jason Reid  |  August 2, 2010; 9:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (57)
Categories:  Special teams , training camp  
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Haynesworth tests knee, skips conditioning test

Updated 8:45 a.m. After testing his sore knee on the practice field, Albert Haynesworth did not take his conditioning test early Monday morning at Redskins Park, which means he'll miss at least two more practices. As players began to practice, Haynesworth joined them on the field and watched his...

By Jason Reid  |  August 2, 2010; 7:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (94)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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Shanahan cancels afternoon practice

Washington Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan canceled the team's walk-through practice Sunday afternoon, opting instead to hold player meetings.   The afternoon practices over the past two days have been hour-long walk-through workouts in which players have worn just jersey and shorts and have gone over the team's new schemes, never...

By Paul Tenorio  |  August 1, 2010; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (173)
 
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Tryon hopes third year is charm

The Washington Redskins roster could be described in a variety of ways. With an average age of 27.33 years old, youthful is not one of them. One of the few young potential difference-makers for the NFL's oldest team this season could be cornerback third-year cornerback Justin Tryon -- at least...

By Jorge Castillo  |  August 1, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
Categories:  3-4 defense  
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Landry looking to be big hit in '10

If you ignore the Virginia backdrop, the smattering of fans at Redskins Park and the fact that players aren't in full uniform - if you ignore all of that and just focus on safety LaRon Landry, you might not realize at times that this is just training camp. Players aren't...

By Rick Maese  |  August 1, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  3-4 defense , training camp  
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Thomas makes a move in the WR battle

With Malcolm Kelly sidelined Sunday morning because of a sore hamstring, Devin Thomas made a move in the wide receiver race at Redskins Park. Thomas had his second strong practice in as many days. His nifty catch on a go route, against tight coverage, was the highlight of 11-on-11...

By Jason Reid  |  August 1, 2010; 1:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth , Clinton Portis , wide receivers  
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Redskins' secondary expected to blitz more this season

Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett prefers to blitz more than his predecessor, Greg Blache, and the secondary is expected to be heavily involved in blitz packages. Haslett provided a glimpse of what's to come in Saturday's morning practice at Redskins Park. From his cornerback alignment, Carlos Rogers pursued the quarterback on...

By Jason Reid  |  August 1, 2010; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
 
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Haynesworth studying right end position

Though Albert Haynesworth will miss Sunday's practices because he again skipped the morning conditioning test, he's still expected to work privately with coaches following both practice sessions. Using trash bins to simulate an offensive line, defensive coordinator Jim Haslett and Jacob Burney, the defensive line coach, have been instructing Haynesworth...

By Jason Reid  |  August 1, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (75)
Categories:  3-4 defense , Albert Haynesworth , Jim Haslett  
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Haynesworth plans to rest knee another day

Apparently, Albert Haynesworth needs another day off to rest his sore knee. The Pro Bowl defensive lineman, who injured his knee while twice failing to pass a difficult conditioning test during the first two days of Redskins training camp, plans to sit out again today in hopes of passing Monday...

By Jason Reid  |  August 1, 2010; 6:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
 
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