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Redskins Insider: January 30, 2011 - February 5, 2011

Redskins' Chris Hanburger is elected to Hall of Fame

Former Redskins linebacker Chris Hanburger was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night, joining six other members of the Class of 2011. Hanburger played for the Redskins his entire career (1965-78), helped lead the team to its first Super Bowl and is the franchise's all-time leader...

By David Larimer  | February 5, 2011; 11:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (311)
 
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Daniel Snyder, LaVar Arrington share 'surreal moment'

The Dan Snyder Goodwill Tour was hard to miss Friday at the Super Bowl Media Center in Dallas. The Redskins owner has never gone out of his way to talk with the media, but for more nearly three hours, he fielded question after question from a variety of media outlets....

By Rick Maese  | February 4, 2011; 7:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (93)
Categories:  Daniel M. Snyder  
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Daniel Snyder on Haynesworth signing: 'I'm disappointed'

Albert Haynesworth made news today because of an alleged road-rage incident. Team owner Daniel Snyder didn't know details about the allegations and declined to comment on the matter. But he did offer some of his most extensive comments to date on his high-priced defensive tackle. Asked how he feels his...

By Rick Maese  | February 4, 2011; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth, Daniel M. Snyder  
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Redskins considering a move out of Ashburn

The Redskins have no plans to move out of FedEx Field any time soon, but team owner Daniel Snyder said the team is investigating the possibility of relocating Redskins Park -- the team's aging headquarters -- from its current location in Ashburn. "We would be open to moving our training facility," Snyder...

By Rick Maese  | February 4, 2011; 5:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  Daniel M. Snyder  
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Daniel Snyder on Fed Ex Super Bowl possibility: 'I think we have an opportunity'

Redskins owner Daniel Snyder said he doesn't think the weather that's putting a damper on some of this week's Super Bowl festivities in Dallas will necessarily hurt his chances to one day host a Super Bowl in Washington. "Today, obviously looking out the window, you say, 'Wow, where are we? In Fargo,...

By Rick Maese  | February 4, 2011; 3:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
Categories:  Daniel M. Snyder  
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Daniel Snyder on City Paper lawsuit: 'All they had to do was apologize'

Daniel Snyder says he never sought the job of a Washington City Paper reporter who wrote critical articles about his tenure as Redskins team owner. Instead, Snyder says he simply requested a retraction. "We were hoping that he'd apologize, hoping they'd say sorry," Snyder said Friday afternoon in an...

By Rick Maese  | February 4, 2011; 2:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (392)
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Coin Toss: Does Dallas snow hurt chances of a Super Bowl at FedEx Field?

Dallas has received another five inches of snow since last night, further paralyzing a city that has been battered by its worst snowstorm in 15 years. While the weather is supposed to ease in time for Sunday's game, morning flights into Dallas have been canceled, and this week's festivities in...

By Washington Post sports editors  | February 4, 2011; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (85)
 
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Albert Haynesworth charged in road-rage incident

Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth has been charged with simple assault for a road rage incident on the Fairfax County Parkway in Reston, Fairfax police said. Tom Jackman has the details on the breaking news blog....

By Washington Post sports editors  | February 4, 2011; 11:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (75)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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Coin toss: Should they stay or should they go?

J.I. Halsell this morning explored one of the unexpected consequences of the uncapped salary year--teams such as the Redskins used the opportunity to restructure contracts. That helped them, but it also may help any players hit with the franchise tag by their teams, because of the way salaries are calculated...

By Washington Post editors  | February 3, 2011; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (248)
 
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Haynesworth and Hall may help raise pay for franchised players

Entering the 2010 uncapped year, the speculation was that teams would use the absence of a salary cap to spend money like never before to acquire players. As it turned out, the absence of a salary floor, the unique rules of the uncapped year, and perhaps, as the NFL...

By J.I. Halsell  | February 3, 2011; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (133)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth, DeAngelo Hall  
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Washington City Paper responds on conflict with Daniel Snyder

Updated: 1:45 a.m. Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has filed suit against the Washington City Paper and its parent company, The Post's Paul Farhi reports. Updated: 6:04 p.m. The Washington City Paper released a letter to its readers late Wednesday afternoon that details Daniel Snyder's threat to sue the publication and...

By Washington Post editors  | February 2, 2011; 6:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (129)
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Coin Toss: Who pays the bigger price, Snyder or McKenna?

This morning's WP brought word that Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is seeking the dismissal of Washington City Paper reporter Dave McKenna, who wrote an unflattering portrait of Snyder in November. Early reaction on our web site and blogs seems to be that the Redskins' owner didn't help his image much...

By Washington Post editors  | February 2, 2011; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (203)
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Where are you watching The Game?

At home? Not a bad option. But if you want multiple big screens and a couple hundred of your closest friends, here are some bars hosting Super Bowl viewing events....

By Washington Post editors  | February 2, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (107)
 
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Donovan McNabb says he's "definitely a Redskin"--for now

Washington quarterback Donovan McNabb is providing guest analysis this week for ESPN, and not surprisingly, the embattled signal-caller took some time to address his status with the Redskins. "As of right now, I'm definitely a Washington Redskin," McNabb told ESPN's Mike Tirico. "I signed a contract to be with them...

By Rick Maese  | February 1, 2011; 5:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (92)
Categories:  Donovan McNabb  
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From Redskins reject to Super Bowl with the Steelers

A year ago, Antwaan Randle El had finished a disappointing season with the Washington Redskins and was just a month away from being released to join the NFL's long unemployment line. Now, as a role player with the Pittsburgh Steelers, he's back in the Super Bowl. "It's not even a...

By Rick Maese  | February 1, 2011; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Post Sports Live: Maryland-Duke, the streaking Hoyas and Super Bowl XLV

Liz Clarke and Paul Tenorio joined LaVar Arrington, and host Jonathan Forsythe on this week's webcast to discuss Maryland-Duke, Georgetown's winning streak and which team's defense has the edge in the Super Bowl Post Sports Live streams live on washingtonpost.com every Tuesday at noon; archives can be found at washingtonpost.com/postsportslive....

By Washington Post editors  | February 1, 2011; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
Categories:  Post Sports Live  
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Coin Toss: Chris Hanburger in a landslide?

Well, if the voters in our poll are correct, another Redskins player, Chris Hanburger, will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday evening. As of shortly before noon, you're voting 96% to 3% in favor of Hanburger's selection. A biased sample? Maybe. Some readers see a legitimate...

By Washington Post editors  | February 1, 2011; 11:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (63)
 
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Should Chris Hanburger be a Hall of Famer?

Which Redskin made more Pro Bowls than any other? Bobby Mitchell and Russ Grimm went four times, Sonny Jurgensen five, Darrell Green seven, Charley Taylor eight. But the Redskin with the most Pro Bowl appearances: Linebacker Chris Hanburger, who went nine times. Each of the other players is in the...

By Barry Svrluga  | February 1, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (138)
 
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How much would you pay to take the Redskins public?

Join the discussion in the Redskins Tailgate Zone....

By Matt McFarland  | January 31, 2011; 2:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (132)
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Coin toss: Who should be quarterback in 2011?

The ink was barely dry on our post on the Pro Bowl game when a lively debate broke out right here on RI about what the Redskins should do about their quarterback situation next season. zjenks got it started this morning with a simple little comment: Cam Newton, Vince Young...

By Washington Post Sports  | January 31, 2011; 12:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (149)
 
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DeAngelo Hall is Pro Bowl MVP; NFC wins, 55-41

Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall earned most valuable player honors at Sunday's Pro Bowl, a 55-41 victory by the NFC. Hall had an interception, returned a fumble 34 yards for a touchdown and was credited with six solo tackles. The Redskins' Brian Orakpo had seven total tackles, and his teammate and...

By David Larimer  | January 30, 2011; 11:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (183)
Categories:  Brian Orakpo, DeAngelo Hall, London Fletcher  
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