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Redskins sign Chris Draft; Rocky McIntosh in camp

A couple of new linebackers will be attending today's Redskins minicamp who were not a part of the last one.

Rocky McIntosh, who has yet to sign his tender offer and sat out the first minicamp last month, has signed an injury protection agreement and will be practicing with the team this weekend. The news was first reported this morning by ESPN's Adam Schefter.

McIntosh still has to sign a contract with the team to be added to the roster for the season. He sent a message to the team's front office by sitting out the first one and probably realized he would be doing himself few favors with the new coaching staff by missing a second minicamp, voluntary or not.

Also, before minicamp began this morning, the Redskins added one more piece to the puzzle, signing free agent linebacker Chris Draft. Draft, a 12-year veteran, played last season in Buffalo, starting three games and appearing in all 16. He was credited with 45 tackles, a sack and an interception. Draft is also considered a special teams contributer.

Draft, who's listed at 5-foot-11, 232 pounds, has played all the linebacker spots, so he's versatile and could be plugged into a few roles in Washington's revamped defense.

The Redskins mark Draft's seventh team. He broke into the league as a sixth-round draft pick by Chicago in 1998 out of Stanford. Since then, he has spent time in San Francisco, Atlanta, Carolina and St. Louis before playing last season in Buffalo. He was a regular starter for the Falcons, Panthers and Rams.

In St. Louis, Draft crossed paths with Jim Haslett, the Redskins' new defensive coordinator, so coaches do know what they're getting in signing Draft.

By Rick Maese  |  May 7, 2010; 9:45 AM ET
 
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Rocky reporting FIRST???

Posted by: gixxer998 | May 7, 2010 9:52 AM | Report abuse

I want Brian Orakpo rushing on Trent Williams side all offseason. I think that will better prepare the "Silverback" for DeMarcus Ware week 1. I think Brian Orakpo will be a better player than DeMarcus, wich in practice will help Trent.

Posted by: roccoskins | May 7, 2010 8:30 AM | Report abuse

Im not to worried about the silverbacks ability against speed rush guys. Both Williams and Osakpo are familiar with each other having lined up across from each other in a very intense rivalry. I would be a lot more worried about how Trent handles the guys who employ power rushing techniques, bull rushers and the like. TW is very athletic and has proven he has the ability to get out on the edge to negate speed guys off the corner. Throw big Andre at him, or get Philip Daniels healthy. These guys are more likely to provide a challenge to the part of his game he needs solidify.

Posted by: Stu27 | May 7, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Stu27 | May 7, 2010 9:52 AM | Report abuse

I would welcome Russel here......

Who are our QBs anyway after DMac and Cult of Colt?

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 7, 2010 9:54 AM | Report abuse

Wow...if the goal is getting LT off for inadequate legal representation, then mission accomplished. Check out this exchange from the Today Show:
Matt Lauer: "Did Lawrence Taylor have sex with this young lady, a 16-year-old, in his hotel room?"
Aidala: "No."
Matt Lauer: "Did he have consensual sex with her?"
Aidala: "No."
Matt Lauer: "Did she go to his hotel room?"
Aidala: "I'm not gonna get into those facts. Those facts will be litigated in the courtroom when she's on the stand and she's cross examined by me at a trial."

It's like Jim Zorn as a lawyer...
Posted by: brownwood26 | May 7, 2010 9:41 AM

Reminds me of Mark Mcguire being there to testify to congress, but not talking about things that happened in the past.

Also, 110 guys in camp? Wow, maybe that’s why the weight room has been looking so crowded. Good thing AH isn’t there….there’s no room for him. HA!

Posted by: dlhaze1 | May 7, 2010 9:55 AM | Report abuse

If Jamarcus comes here maybe he and Campbell can flip houses. I'm sure Campbell will get the better deal.

Posted by: gixxer998 | May 7, 2010 9:56 AM | Report abuse

Get Atogwe from the vaunted Rams D under Haslett, and I'd say the Skins' D would be tweaked enough.

Posted by: TWISI | May 7, 2010 9:57 AM | Report abuse

4thfloor

"I would welcome Russell here...."

If by Russell you mean that kid who used to hangout with Fat Albert, yes, I'd welcome him as a backup quarterback.

But if you mean JaMarcus Russell, I'd be upset.

And, BTW, does Russell's getting cut mean J Campbell has looked that good to the raiders?

He is in a situation where he's trying to both earn money and prove the redskins wrong.

Maybe playing with a chip on his shoulder is what Campbell needed.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 7, 2010 10:03 AM | Report abuse

So, who was that, that said that Campbell would be only a backup in Oakland?

Must really be a Campbell hater.

Think Oakland got him just to be a backup now.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | May 7, 2010 10:05 AM | Report abuse

Im not to worried about the silverbacks ability against speed rush guys. Both Williams and Osakpo are familiar with each other having lined up across from each other in a very intense rivalry. I would be a lot more worried about how Trent handles the guys who employ power rushing techniques, bull rushers and the like. TW is very athletic and has proven he has the ability to get out on the edge to negate speed guys off the corner. Throw big Andre at him, or get Philip Daniels healthy. These guys are more likely to provide a challenge to the part of his game he needs solidify.

Posted by: Stu27 | May 7, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Rak and Williams didn't not go up against eachother in school...they were on different sides!!

Posted by: chicoexcell | May 7, 2010 10:05 AM | Report abuse

Who has more upside -- Jamarcus Russell or Colt Brennan?

Posted by: beep-beep | May 7, 2010 9:59 AM

Jamarcus has more on the backside.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 7, 2010 10:07 AM | Report abuse

I would welcome Russel here......

Who are our QBs anyway after DMac and Cult of Colt?

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 7, 2010 9:54 AM

Why not? J Rus vs the Cult of Colt should make for an interesting summer at Redskins Park.

Posted by: TWISI | May 7, 2010 10:09 AM | Report abuse

Get Atogwe from the vaunted Rams D under Haslett, and I'd say the Skins' D would be tweaked enough.

Posted by: TWISI | May 7, 2010 9:57 AM

I believe that this roster is set, exception is FS. Still a waiting game on Atogwe. Rams waiting for an offer for a player most think will be released come june. Perfect fit with the us. Unless one of these young hopefuls has the juice or Moore impresses.

Posted by: sthai75 | May 7, 2010 10:09 AM | Report abuse

We need some corner depth...

not sure if couldn't have gotten one more good year out of Smooty???

Posted by: rickyroge | May 7, 2010 10:09 AM | Report abuse

no thanks on jruss, there just isn't any 'want to' on his part...can't change the spots, and he is what he is....he's never going to put in the time/work/effort to be a successful qb...he's 100 times more talented that 95 percent of the qb's in this league, but his work ethic is garbage......

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 7, 2010 10:11 AM | Report abuse

Seems as if our roster is going to have the average age of a Congressman...

Posted by: oldnova | May 7, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse

I don't want J Russell coming to town. It would just add a mess where there isn't one. Why spend money on that and take reps away from Colt? I think this year is up or out for him, so lets find out.

I'd like to see us add an RB or two who are not either: 1) In the last year of their career or 2) Undrafted rookies....

Posted by: edvar | May 7, 2010 10:14 AM | Report abuse

Who are our QBs anyway after DMac and Cult of Colt?

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 7, 2010 9:54 AM

right now, it's Rex Grossman as the backup, with Colt, Richard Bartel, and Daryll Clark battling for the third spot. I think we'll carry four QBs into camp, so this weekend should be interesting for Bartel vs Clark.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 7, 2010 10:16 AM | Report abuse

I want Brian Orakpo rushing on Trent Williams side all offseason. I think that will better prepare the "Silverback" for DeMarcus Ware week 1. I think Brian Orakpo will be a better player than DeMarcus, wich in practice will help Trent.

Posted by: roccoskins | May 7, 2010 8:30 AM | Report abuse

Im not to worried about the silverbacks ability against speed rush guys. Both Williams and Osakpo are familiar with each other having lined up across from each other in a very intense rivalry. I would be a lot more worried about how Trent handles the guys who employ power rushing techniques, bull rushers and the like. TW is very athletic and has proven he has the ability to get out on the edge to negate speed guys off the corner. Throw big Andre at him, or get Philip Daniels healthy. These guys are more likely to provide a challenge to the part of his game he needs solidify.

Posted by: Stu27 | May 7, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Agreed. I would like to see Fat Albert line up on the left end and go head to head with Trent.

Posted by: roccoskins | May 7, 2010 10:16 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: chicoexcell | May 7, 2010 10:05 AM | Report abuse

I think the point was they played in the Big 10 against each other. So while in school (each at different) they played against each other

Posted by: Zeebs1 | May 7, 2010 10:17 AM | Report abuse

I'd like to see us add an RB or two who are not either: 1) In the last year of their career or 2) Undrafted rookies....

Posted by: edvar | May 7, 2010 10:14 AM | Report abuse

I could see Ryan Torain(sp?) impressing.

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | May 7, 2010 10:18 AM | Report abuse


"....right now, it's Rex Grossman as the backup, with Colt, Richard Bartel, and Daryll Clark battling for the third spot."

I'm taking Clark as the winner of that battle?

Why?: I bet we see him in a little 'wildcat' this year.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 7, 2010 10:20 AM | Report abuse

A thought I left out:

J Russell would not come to town to compete with Colt. He'd be looking to compete for the starter spot or to back up to a QB with a tenuous hold on the #1 spot. That is not the case here, hence the "why take reps from Colt" comment.

We really don't need to add a lazy, ineffective, attitude problem QB to the roster at the moment.

Let that circus play another town...

Posted by: edvar | May 7, 2010 10:20 AM | Report abuse

Why spend money on that and take reps away from Colt? I think this year is up or out for him, so lets find out.

Posted by: edvar | May 7, 2010 10:14 AM

I think most teams have 4 QBs in camp anyways. If Colt and J Rus is there, I would think the better QB between them will get the most reps. I wouldn't expect Russell to be signed for anything but a min. salary at this point. Not sure where the harm is if he's brought in for a looksee as the 4th QB.

Posted by: TWISI | May 7, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

Isn't J Russell 300 lbs? and has 30-40 million in the bank? Game over.

Posted by: sthai75 | May 7, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

I could see Ryan Torain(sp?) impressing.

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | May 7, 2010 10:18 AM

I'm hoping for a couple of nice surprises.

Eager to see if Barnes steps up at corner, DT makes the argument to be a permanent starter, and Kelley learns how to play receiver, for example.

Posted by: edvar | May 7, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

I'm taking Clark as the winner of that battle?

Why?: I bet we see him in a little 'wildcat' this year.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 7, 2010 10:20 AM

don't have much to say on this, but I'd take Clark over Bartel... leaving Colt and Clark to scrap it out during camp this summer.

if I had to guess - and this is just an uneducated guess - would say that Shanahan might go with the guy he brought in, rather than Colt. hopefully it depends on performance, too.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 7, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

JRuss is ONLY 24 years old....

....He can be our backup for the next 3/4 years learning under DMac...And be a very polished player by the time he is 27/28 years old.....

That would be the smart thing...

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 7, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

Jamarcus has more on the backside.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 7, 2010 10:07 AM

This is the cow calling the bull "rump roast."

Posted by: beep-beep | May 7, 2010 10:29 AM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: TWISI | May 7, 2010 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Not sure where the harm is if he's brought in for a looksee as the 4th QB.

Posted by: TWISI | May 7, 2010 10:23 AM


Does Russell have the mobility that Shanny values? I don't remember him throwing on the move very well in Silver and Black.

Posted by: edvar | May 7, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

J Russell would not come to town to compete with Colt. He'd be looking to compete for the starter spot or to back up to a QB with a tenuous hold on the #1 spot. That is not the case here, hence the "why take reps from Colt" comment.

We really don't need to add a lazy, ineffective, attitude problem QB to the roster at the moment.

Let that circus play another town...

Posted by: edvar | May 7, 2010 10:20 AM

Man is not going to have a single team in the league offering him a contract to compete with a starting QB. He's gonna have a league minimum contract with incentives. And if, in his second stop, he's still lazy, then he's out of the league. And, he knows it.

Posted by: beep-beep | May 7, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

If Jamarcus comes here maybe he and Campbell can flip houses. I'm sure Campbell will get the better deal.

Posted by: gixxer998 | May 7, 2010 9:56 AM | Report abuse
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Campbell's in California - he'd take a bath on a real property swap like that. If he has an $800,000 house in VA, it's probably 6,000 sq. ft or so. $800,000 in CA will get you 25% of that in some areas.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | May 7, 2010 10:33 AM | Report abuse

Wow...if the goal is getting LT off for inadequate legal representation, then mission accomplished. Check out this exchange from the Today Show:
Matt Lauer: "Did Lawrence Taylor have sex with this young lady, a 16-year-old, in his hotel room?"
Aidala: "No."
Matt Lauer: "Did he have consensual sex with her?"
Aidala: "No."
Matt Lauer: "Did she go to his hotel room?"
Aidala: "I'm not gonna get into those facts. Those facts will be litigated in the courtroom when she's on the stand and she's cross examined by me at a trial."

It's like Jim Zorn as a lawyer...
Posted by: brownwood26 | May 7, 2010 9:41 AM
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The lawyer did the right thing here. The charge, so I've read, is statutory rape, which is sex with a minor without regard to consent or a lack thereof. So, the lawyer denied any sex at all. To say otherwise would have been an admission on his part. The other question he just punted on because he didn't want to get trapped into a factual scenario by the media when it wasn't necessary. He got the key point out, which was that LT didn't have sex with her.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | May 7, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

4thfloor

"I would welcome Russell here...."

If by Russell you mean that kid who used to hangout with Fat Albert, yes, I'd welcome him as a backup quarterback.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 7, 2010 10:03 AM
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Freakin' hilarious!

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | May 7, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

If Jamarcus comes here maybe he and Campbell can flip houses. I'm sure Campbell will get the better deal.

Posted by: gixxer998 | May 7, 2010 9:56 AM | Report abuse
________

Campbell's in California - he'd take a bath on a real property swap like that. If he has an $800,000 house in VA, it's probably 6,000 sq. ft or so. $800,000 in CA will get you 25% of that in some areas.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | May 7, 2010 10:33 AM

Looks like Campbell is really going to have to prove his worth now, just to pay the mortgage for the type of house he's been used to here and such.

LOL FUNNY.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | May 7, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Do you guys ever get tired of writing the phrase "The news was first reported this morning by ..."?

I mean seriously, it's just embarassing after awhile.

Posted by: McMetal | May 7, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

JRuss is ONLY 24 years old....

....He can be our backup for the next 3/4 years learning under DMac...And be a very polished player by the time he is 27/28 years old.....

That would be the smart thing...

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 7, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

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Smart thing ??? to add a lazy, ineffective, attitude problem QB ???????????

Posted by: inva | May 7, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

If the kid Danario Alexander from mizzu can get healthy i would like to add him in the mix of wr. this kid and i hate comparing players could be Randy Moss like.

Posted by: dakel76 | May 7, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

i wonder why Ciron Black lt for lsu still aint on a nfl roster he might cant be a lt but he may work out as a og. he started four year's at left tackle in the sec that got to stand for something.plus he is a good character guy who does a lot of good thing's in the community.

Posted by: dakel76 | May 7, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

PLEEZE..SIGNING DRAFT? HE IS OLD, AND IF HE HAS BEEN WITH 7 TEAMS..NOT VERY GOOD. THE COACHING STAFF IS JUST GETTING STUPID WITH SIGNING SO MANY PLAYERS. TALK ABOUT UNDERSIZED..5-11, AND 232LBS. THERE ARE A LOT OF RUNNING BACKS BIGGER THAN HIM. IF BUFFALO DID NOT WANT HIM..THAT SAYS SOMETHING AS WELL.
WITH ALL THOSE PLAYERS COMING TO MINI-CAMP, HOW WILL THE COACHES HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO PROPERLY EVALUATE ANY OF THEM?

Posted by: blazerguy234 | May 7, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

JRuss is ONLY 24 years old....

....He can be our backup for the next 3/4 years learning under DMac...And be a very polished player by the time he is 27/28 years old.....

That would be the smart thing...

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 7, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

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I say no to JaNormus Russell!

No way he can meet the discipline standards of Shanny. Eating yourself into a food coma during team meetings is pretty much frowned upon. Besides, you have to be a lineman to receive binge eating authorization (BMW is the exception to the rule).

Posted by: HTTR | May 7, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

6'4 and 265-270?

Perhaps Russell can gain 20 pounds and transition to center or OG in the ZBS?

Posted by: leopard09 | May 7, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

want Brian Orakpo rushing on Trent Williams side all offseason. I think that will better prepare the "Silverback" for DeMarcus Ware week 1. I think Brian Orakpo will be a better player than DeMarcus, wich in practice will help Trent.

Posted by: roccoskins | May 7, 2010 8:30 AM | Report abuse

Keep in mind Orakpo and Andre Carter benefited from Haynesworth's double and sometimes triple teaming... Dallas runs a 3 4 and does not have a D-Tackle ( who draws double and triple team) on the same level as Haynesworth so dont compare 1 season for Orakbo piling up sacks on below 500 teams to Demarcus Ware! Review Orakpo's sack games from last season and 4 came against Okland , others against lower talent teams like St. Louis, Detroit and KC... How many against winning teams? let alone teams in the NFC east...Look again in the games towards the end of the season when they played teams with winning records... how many sacks? Until Orakpo records 21 sacks in one season its no argument who the better player is.

Posted by: rlomax67 | May 7, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

"I would welcome Russel here......"

Dude may never play football again, that's how bad he is.

And you want him here???

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | May 7, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

I love people's Madden mentality:
Russell is a 77 QB at 24 yrs old so he has nothing but time to grow.

Unfortunately real football doesn't work that way. His job was on the line and instead of working hard he ballooned up to 300 pounds! Most guys work hard when their on the line then quit when they are safe he didn't even have the brains to do that.

Posted by: HanMy | May 7, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Jamarcus Russell is the exact type of player the Skins are trying to get rid of.

Posted by: AsstGM | May 7, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

4thfloor, You sir are a dope if you would welcome Russell here! F-Russell!

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | May 7, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

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