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Redskins Insider: February 20, 2011 - February 26, 2011

Top QBs Newton, Gabbert face the media

INDIANAPOLIS - Quarterbacks Cam Newton and Blaine Gabbert continue to own the spotlight at the NFL combine this week at Lucas Oil Stadium, towering over the scene in a manner fitting of their statuesque frames, impressive college accomplishments and franchise-defining potential. But the two quarterbacks have also commanded so much...

By Mike Jones  | February 26, 2011; 7:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (66)
Categories:  Blaine Gabbert, Cam Newton, quarterbacks  
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Clinton Portis talks about moving on

INDIANAPOLIS - Clinton Portis says that he won't be upset if the Washington Redskins cut him rather than pay him the $8.3 million salary figure he is owed for the coming season. Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said Friday evening at the NFL Combine that the team will allow Portis to...

By Mike Jones  | February 26, 2011; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (93)
Categories:  Clinton Portis, Mike Shanahan  
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Shanahan: Banks 'doing very well'

INDIANAPOLIS -- Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that kick returner Brandon Banks continues to recover from a stab wound that caused him to be hospitalized for seven days with a collapsed left lung. Banks, who suffered the wound on Feb. 12 in an altercation around 3 a.m. outside of...

By Mike Jones  | February 26, 2011; 11:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Brandon Banks, Mike Shanahan  
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Standardized concussion test recommended by Head, Neck and Spine Committee

Continuing their efforts to better detect and monitor concussions, the NFL's Head, Neck and Spine Committee has come up with a standardized concussion assessment system for teams to use this coming season. Dr. Margot Putukian, chair of the NFL's Subcommittee on Return-to-Play Issues and the team physician for Princeton University,...

By Mike Jones  | February 25, 2011; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (135)
 
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NFL Combine challenge: Evaluating spread quarterbacks

It's Day 1 of the NFL combine, and contrary to what you might think, very little is going on. There are no workouts today. Day 1 is the day for offensive linemen, kickers, long snappers and tight ends to have measurements taken and physical exams conducted. They're given the Wonderlic...

By Mike Jones  | February 24, 2011; 2:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (270)
Categories:  quarterbacks  
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At NFL combine, Redskins will keep tabs on quarterbacks, defense

Redskins coaches and officials are bound for the NFL scouting combine, which will take place in Indianapolis this week, starting Thursday. Obviously, the biggest name at the combine is Auburn's Cam Newton, and much will be made of how he does, along with fellow top 10 quarterback prospect Blaine Gabbert....

By Mike Jones  | February 23, 2011; 1:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (334)
 
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Atogwe leaves Redskins Park without signing

Free agent safety Oshiomogho Atogwe had a good meeting with Washington Redskins' coaches and officials today in Ashburn, but the six-year NFL veteran left Redskins Park without signing a contract, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation. Atogwe is a free agent after being released last Friday by...

By Mike Jones  | February 22, 2011; 3:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (259)
 
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Post Sports Live: The Carmelo Anthony trade, the NFL combine and college's basketball stretch run

Dan Steinberg and Michael Lee joined LaVar Arrington, and host Jonathan Forsythe on this week's webcast discuss the Carmelo Anthony trade, Redskins draft priorities as the NFL Combine begins and George Mason, Georgetown and Maryland as college basketball's stretch run begins. Post Sports Live streams live on washingtonpost.com every Tuesday...

By Washington Post editors  | February 22, 2011; 1:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (57)
Categories:  Post Sports Live  
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Oshiomogho Atogwe in town to meet Redskins officials

A league source said that free agent free safety Oshiomogho Atogwe will meet with Washington Redskins officials and coaches Tuesday. There were reports that Atogwe was going to be at Redskins Park on Monday. But many Redskins coaches were out of town for the holiday weekend, and Atogwe didn't arrive...

By Mike Jones  | February 22, 2011; 8:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (96)
 
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Report: Redskins to host safety O.J. Atogwe today

Updated, 5:15 p.m.: All appears to be quiet at Redskins Park, where free agent safety O.J. Atogwe was reportedly scheduled to visit today. It's unclear if the sixth-year veteran did indeed meet with Redskins officials, however. His agent, Ken Landphere, didn't respond to email and voicemails. Original post: The Washington...

By Mike Jones  | February 21, 2011; 9:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (272)
 
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Olivadotti has no regrets about leaving Redskins

When reached last Wednesday for comment on his new gig as inside linebackers coach at the University of Georgia, Kirk Olivadotti declined comment because the school hadn't made the official announcement. The Bulldogs did make the announcement on Friday, giving Olivadotti the green light to comment on his decision to...

By Mike Jones  | February 20, 2011; 12:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (83)
 
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