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Redskins Insider: February 13, 2011 - February 19, 2011

Agent: Brandon Banks released from hospital [updated]

Updated 5:55 p.m. Washington Redskins kick/punt returner Brandon Banks was in the process of getting released from Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington on Friday, according to his agent, after spending the last six seven days recovering from a stab wound to the chest. James Gould said in a phone interview...

By Mike Jones  | February 18, 2011; 4:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (305)
Categories:  Brandon Banks  
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Redskins won't hold camp at George Mason this year

The Washington Redskins will not be holding training camp at George Mason University as they had hoped. General Manager Bruce Allen and George Mason Athletic Director Tom O'Connor announced Friday that despite working to move training camp to the Fairfax campus and away from the Redskins' Ashburn headquarters for the...

By Mike Jones  | February 18, 2011; 1:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (72)
Categories:  training camp  
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Roster analysis: Players could miss workout bonuses because of labor deal standoff

It's increasingly looking like a new labor deal will not be hashed out by the start of the 2011 league year on March 4. While the subsequent lockout will preclude unrestricted free agents from signing new contracts and being paid substantial signing bonuses, the financial impact in the month...

By J.I. Halsell  | February 18, 2011; 7:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (150)
Categories:  Roster analysis  
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Asst. coaches worry about pay during a lockout

Salaries for Washington Redskins' coach Mike Shanahan and the rest of the NFL's head coaches are believed to be guaranteed for the coming year in the event of a lockout, but assistant coaches across the league could face significant financial losses if the standoff between owners and players drags on...

By Mike Jones  | February 17, 2011; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (138)
Categories:  Daniel M. Snyder, collective bargaining negotiations  
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Coin Toss: What to do about Albert

LaVar Arrington opined yesterday that Albert Haynesworth's continued presence on the Redskins is undermining coach Mike Shanahan's message of team discipline. LaVar believes this is strictly a business decision. What do you think?...

By Washington Post editors  | February 17, 2011; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (156)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth, Daniel M. Snyder  
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Brandon Banks moved to different hospital

Washington Redskins kick/punt returner Brandon Banks has been transported to Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, where he will receive additional care for a collapsed lung, his agent said in a statement released by the team Wednesday evening. Banks, who was stabbed in the upper left abdomen during a fight outside...

By Mike Jones  | February 16, 2011; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (265)
 
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Defensive assistant Kirk Olivadotti leaving for Georgia; other coaching changes

The Washington Redskins are losing defensive assistant Kirk Olivadotti from their coaching staff, as he has accepted the position of inside linebackers coach at the University of Georgia, according to two people with knowledge of the situation. Olivadotti was the longest-tenured coach on the Redskins' staff, having spent 11 seasons...

By Mike Jones  | February 16, 2011; 5:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Should the Redskins draft a quarterback? Todd McShay thinks so

ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay still sees quarterback as "the premier need" for the Washington Redskins, and if either Auburn's Cam Newton or Missouri's Blaine Gabbert are sitting there when Mike Shanahan & Co. are on the clock with the No. 10 pick, McShay expects them to take one of...

By Mike Jones  | February 16, 2011; 12:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (172)
 
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Coin toss: How close are the Redskins from contending?

Carlos Rogers was on 106.7 The Fan Tuesday night, as Dan Steinberg dutifully noted over on the D.C. Sports Bog. His comments focused on the big question this off-season: Just how close are the Redskins to being championship-contenders in the NFL. Rogers clearly thinks the team needs better players...

By Washington Post Sports  | February 16, 2011; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (78)
 
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Brandon Banks remains hospitalized with tube in chest to prevent collapsed lung

The injury Washington Redskins kick/punt returner Brandon Banks suffered Saturday during a fight outside a Northwest D.C. nightclub was more serious than the team and his agent have indicated. Banks remains hospitalized with a knife wound that was significant enough for doctors to insert a tube into his chest, his...

By Mike Jones  | February 15, 2011; 6:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (244)
 
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Brandon Banks to spend third night in hospital

Washington Redskins kick/punt returner Brandon Banks remains hospitalized for "precautionary reasons" but expects to be released within 24 hours, his agent said in a statement Monday. On Sunday, Banks's agent, James Gould, said that he would be released that night. It was unclear why the Redskins return specialist has yet...

By Mike Jones  | February 14, 2011; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (360)
 
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Albert Haynesworth faces sexual assault allegation [updated]

Updated 4:45 p.m. D.C. police are investigating an allegation that Washington Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth sexually assaulted a waitress at the W Hotel in Washington over the weekend, a source within the police department said. The incident was first reported by NBC Washington. Charges have yet to be filed....

By Mike Jones  | February 14, 2011; 2:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (88)
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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Coin toss: Should the Redskins go after Plaxico?

There's been a fair amount of discussion on the blog lately about the Redskins' options at wide receiver. Some of it has been over whether the team should re-sign Santana Moss. But there are other receivers available as well. Take Plaxico Burress, for example. Here's what Samson 151 had to...

By Washington Post Sports  | February 14, 2011; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (130)
Tags:  Redskins Plaxico Burress, Redskins free agent receivers, Redskins receivers, Redskins wide receiver, Washington Redskins  
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LaRon Landry had surgery to repair dislocated wrist

Washington Redskins strong safety LaRon Landry is recovering from surgery to repair a dislocated left wrist, an injury he suffered during the second week of the season. Landry, who had the surgery Feb. 4, said in a phone interview Sunday night that he knew the extent of the injury shortly...

By Mike Jones  | February 14, 2011; 8:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (64)
Categories:  LaRon Landry  
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Brandon Banks expected to be released from hospital tonight

The agent for Washington Redskins kick/punt returner Brandon Banks said this afternoon that his client continues to progress in his recovery from superficial knife wounds suffered during a Saturday morning attack outside a D.C. nightclub, and he expects the football player to be released from the hospital some time this...

By Mike Jones  | February 13, 2011; 3:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (110)
 
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