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Redskins Insider: March 6, 2011 - March 12, 2011

Mel Kiper: 'I don't think Newton fits the Redskins'

After projecting that the Washington Redskins would take either Cam Newton or Blaine Gabbert with the No. 10 pick of the NFL draft, ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper said Wednesday he now thinks the Redskins won't have a shot to land either. Speaking today on a pre-draft conference call with...

By Mike Jones  | March 9, 2011; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (817)
 
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Redskins must pay Tom Tupa for back injury

The Redskins must pay former punter Tom Tupa workers' compensation for a back injury that ended his career in 2005, the Maryland Court of Appeals has ruled. A 17-year veteran at the time, Tupa was injured while warming up during a preseason game at FedEx Field in August of 2005....

By Mike Jones  | March 8, 2011; 6:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (158)
 
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Coin Toss: Are huge rookie contracts justifiable?

With the average NFL career lasting only 3 to 4 years, should rookies be free to get every guaranteed dollar they can in their first NFL contracts? Or are teams justified in insisting on a rookie wage scale to hold down costs until players pan out? The issue is a...

By Washington Post editors  | March 8, 2011; 12:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (162)
Categories:  collective bargaining negotiations  
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Baylor's Phil Taylor attracts Redskins' interest

Update: March 8: Redskins spokesman Tony Wyllie said today that team owner Daniel Snyder did not attend the Redskins' interview with Phil Taylor. Original Post: The Washington Redskins were among 23 teams with scouts at Baylor University's Pro Day, which featured defensive tackle Phil Taylor last Thursday, according to Taylor's...

By Mike Jones  | March 7, 2011; 3:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (281)
Categories:  3-4 defense  
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Coin toss: Should NFL owners open their books?

One of the main sticking points in the current NFL negotiations is how much information owners must give to players as evidence of their economic situation. What would you want to know about the Redskins, and other teams, that you don't know now? Should owners of private businesses--only the Green...

By Washington Post editors  | March 7, 2011; 12:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (162)
Categories:  Daniel M. Snyder  
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