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Anthony Montgomery hopes to return to Redskins

As of late Wednesday night, defensive tackle Anthony Montgomery did not know whether the team planned to tender him a contract offer.

"I still didn't hear nothing yet," Montgomery said in a phone interview.

Montgomery hopes to return to the Redskins next season and rebound from a disappointing season in which the four-year veteran tumbled down the depth chart because of nagging injuries and the arrival of Pro Bowl tackle Albert Haynesworth.

He played in only seven games and was credited with four tackles. Montgomery played in 14 games and started six in 2008, and started 15 times while playing in every game during the 2007 season.

"Last year was kind of like what I went through my rookie year when I only played in five games," Montgomery said. "I told myself then I never wanted to go through that again and it ended up happening. I just can't go through that again."

Planning to remain with the Redskins, Montgomery has worked out at Redskins Park while preparing to make the switch to nose tackle in the base 3-4 scheme the Redskins plan to use next season.

"When I went up there and met the new coaching staff, they looked at my body and said that I had the perfect body for nose guard," Montgomery said. "They mentioned [playing] end briefly. But if I was to get an offer from them and stayed with the Redskins, I would definitely be the nose."

The Redskins are expected to move Haynesworth to nose tackle. But Haynesworth, who played in only 12 games last season, has not played a full 16-game schedule since his rookie year in 2002. It seems there might be opportunities for Haynesworth's backups.

"You have to take a lot of things into consideration, like injuries that can happen at any time," Montgomery said. "Guys get tired and need a breather and stuff like that. So there definitely will be a lot of opportunities.

"I've never been in a 3-4. I'm kind of looking forward to it to see how this defense is. If I had to back up Albert, it wouldn't be a problem. I just have to see if they offer me a contract."

By Jason Reid  |  March 4, 2010; 7:08 AM ET
Categories:  Free agency , Jason Reid  
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Sounds like a guy who is happy as a career backup.

Posted by: Kenbeatrizz | March 4, 2010 7:23 AM | Report abuse

"When I went up there and met the new coaching staff, they looked at my body and said that I had the perfect body for nose guard," Montgomery said.


Wow, isn't that sort of a backhanded complement? I mean, isn't that the same as telling a woman she has "child-bearing hips"?

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 4, 2010 7:27 AM | Report abuse

"perfect body for a nose tackle."

I guess so. He looks a lot heavier than when he came into the League. The team has him listed at 330 and 6'6". Question is, could he handle half the snaps, the ones where Albert isn't in there?

Posted by: Samson151 | March 4, 2010 7:34 AM | Report abuse

There's a reason why he hasn't been given a tender. I really don't think they want to keep him around. It's a shame, too. The guy has potential, but he simply doesn't have the ambition.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | March 4, 2010 7:40 AM | Report abuse

Actually I'd sign this guy up and maybe even start him at NT.

Check this potential action:

NT -- Tony Monty
DE -- Big Al
DE -- Julius Peppers
OLB -- Orakpo
ILB -- London Calling
ILB -- Karlos "Chaos" Dansby
OLB -- Chris Wilson
CB -- Deangelo
SS -- Laron Landry (back ballin' in the box)
FS -- Taylor Mays (great combine, falls to us for our second pick)
CB -- Kevin Barnes (any guy who is a terp, runs 4.3 and has high wonderlic has got to come around no?)

Posted by: TokyoHail | March 4, 2010 7:57 AM | Report abuse

No ambition = No tender*

(*Unless, of course, you're JC17)

Posted by: Vic1 | March 4, 2010 7:58 AM | Report abuse

I remember last year after the Haynesworth signing, he complained as if that move wasn't necessary and he was about to break out. Well a year later and he's on the bubble... Take more than just being 330 to play and stay.

Posted by: pv1999 | March 4, 2010 8:01 AM | Report abuse

"Hey Carlos, Rocky and alll the "whole bunch" of malcontents, DON'T expect to get a fat contract when you post a 4-12 record."

Exactly.

Maybe the days of guys of coming to the Redskins just to "get paid" are finally over with.

"The guy has potential, but he simply doesn't have the ambition."

I think you can say that about half of the team. But lets be serious for a second....losing Montgomery isn't going to hurt the Redskins at all.

There's a bunch of guys just like him they can sign off of the street.

Again, this notion that dudes are so APALLED by the Redskins top brass better get over it and quick. They aren't as good as they think they are.

Just as a reminder: 4-12

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | March 4, 2010 8:02 AM | Report abuse

I'll take Monty. Dude WANTS to play here which is more than what can be said for that piss-ant Carlos Rogers and Rocky McIntosh.

It's hard to feel bad for guys who are going to make millions of dollars to play a game with a ball. If they are concerned about "securing" their financial futures, they can stash some of that cash in the bank instead of buying another pair of diamond stud earings.

They whine and moan to the press as if they're being treated unfairly. Do they expect sympathy from me? Am I supposed to boo-hoo with them?

If they want more money they are free to find a nice 9-5 job in the offseason.

Posted by: p1funk | March 4, 2010 8:07 AM | Report abuse

CB -- Kevin Barnes (any guy who is a terp, runs 4.3 and has high wonderlic has got to come around no?)

Posted by: TokyoHail | March 4, 2010 7:57 AM | Report abuse

Well, no. But new coaching might help " Blow 'um up" BARNES. I still say we should have gotten D.C. native GREG TOLER instead. But picking a draftee from ST. PAUL's College would have hurt VINNIE's itty-bitty little sensativities. Had to go with the big-time U of Md. STEPHON HEYER program instead.

Posted by: glawrence007 | March 4, 2010 8:08 AM | Report abuse

just tuning in this morning, read this from last night, and nearly spit water out my nose:

"They know they got me for cheap," Rogers continued"

Was this serious? I mean, talk about not getting it....

Dear Carlos,

For the majority of your career you have sucked. Whether they tendered you or not, your suckiness would have prevented you from getting paid. Try intercepting a pass, or learning how to cover the dreaded double move...until then, your career is a running joke...nothing you can do about it...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 4, 2010 8:12 AM | Report abuse

MONTY just wants a pay-check because he's bagging groceries and stocking shelves if the phone doesn't ring. And in the season of overstock, he just might not get that. I think he's played himself right off this team. Apologies to those who liked his play, but leaving truck-sized holes for RB's does not endear you to the coaching staff. Of course, it's a new era at REDSKINS PARK, so anything's possible today.

Posted by: glawrence007 | March 4, 2010 8:15 AM | Report abuse

As for C. Rogers not seeing a 1st round tender coming...

"Ain't nothing you can do about that, Carlos."

Posted by: RedSkinHead | March 4, 2010 8:19 AM | Report abuse

Tokyo, in case you haven't noticed, we have a new GM and a new coach...so playing Peppers as a DE in a 3-4 instead of OLB won't happen since Blache won't be here to play guys out of position. Vinny is gone, so we won't be blowing high picks on low impact positions like safety.

So sell your brand of crazy elsewhere...we're all stocked up here.

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 4, 2010 8:21 AM | Report abuse

"Montgomery hopes to return to the Redskins next season and rebound from a disappointing season in which the four-year veteran tumbled down the depth chart because of nagging injuries and the arrival of Pro Bowl tackle Albert Haynesworth."

How about:
"Monty hopes to draw a paycheck after a season where he disappeared after having a big fat pitty party for himself because the Redskins signed Albert Haynesworth and handed him the starting job, instead of doubling his own personal effort to make them wonder why they signed Albert in the first place - validating the teams concerns that Monty has no heart..."

Posted by: edvar | March 4, 2010 8:25 AM | Report abuse

Monty is a lazy player, you can draft hundreds of those guys in the late rounds. If he hasn't figured it out by now, he never will.

Posted by: joeboggs | March 4, 2010 8:26 AM | Report abuse

The sense of entitlement exuded from these players is just beyond me. Do you notice how Montgomery hasn't said one thing about what he has done to deserve a tender? It's all "they told me I could do it" and "I really would like to stay". Hey, Monty, what did you do to improve your situation? This guy says he shows up for work every day and so they automatically pay him $2.0 million a year?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | March 4, 2010 8:27 AM | Report abuse

I disagree with you guys. Rocky is worth a multiyear contract. I dont think you need to add his position to the list of holes if he walks next year. He has been solid in coverage and run support. Carlos is completely entitled to be upset about the tender, truth is if he was unrestricted he would be a top 5 CB on the market. Not that i like his acute inability to let the ball bounce of his hands, but he's coverage has been strong - no rebounds about getting beat, cuz everybody gets beat at some point. I dont know if you guys noticed but he didnt get thrown at as much as DHall last season.

Monty needs to fill out an application, list his skills and references and apply for a job. He hasnt done anything to deserve being a back up on any team including the lions, and potential just wont cut it anymore.

Posted by: Skinalicious | March 4, 2010 8:48 AM | Report abuse

skin, save it with defending CR talk, cuz thats akin to shoveling a hole in the ocean. his play, apart from an 8 game stretch 2 years ago, has been mediocre to poor, there has been no improvement, there has been no corner that he turned, he makes excuses. He doesn't put in the work, the EXTRA work that would make him great. He's got what 6 interceptions in a 5 year career?? PA-THET-IC.

Sorry, that dog wont hunt....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 4, 2010 8:54 AM | Report abuse

BIG + FAT + LAZY = DEMISE

He gets what he put into it. Why should the FO office believe this upcoming season would be any different... It is a shame because coaches even said he had the ability to be a real talent as a DT... The knock on him has always been the lack of desire.

Posted by: EinVB | March 4, 2010 8:55 AM | Report abuse

On Rocky... Rocky should be pissed as any hardworking successful employee should in any organization... when they are compensated appropriately. But, the team is probably just hedging their bets on him to see how he manages after another year (due to the knee issues). He probably had his best season last year and played very well in all phases... arguably played at a Pro-Bowl level.

Carlos is another story... DOUBLEMOVE STONEHANDS.... He's an absolute underacheiver for a #9 pick. You have to come to play everyday and everyplay... He did for the 1st half of the 08 season. He was a shutdown corner during that span. He's just kind of punked out since then...

Posted by: EinVB | March 4, 2010 9:04 AM | Report abuse

bring him back for 1 yr lowest tender. He sounds like his main objective is to get a contract which is still overpaying a guy who's never on the field. But he is the ideal NT, already on our roster and bigger than any kid coming out of the draft. last pay check if of course you finally found your nitche.

Posted by: sthai75 | March 4, 2010 9:05 AM | Report abuse

This whining isn't unique to the Redskins. I don't frequent other teams' blogs, but I bet other teams' players are putting up the same statements regarding being tendered, or not being tendered. It's tough for them and they really should be letting their union representation know how they failed to protect them in this instance. The players can get mad at the owners if they want, but the players pay the union to keep these types of things from happening and they didn't get what they paid for. Maybe Carlos Rogers and his other just-got-screwed buddies should go to the union and ask for a refund of the dues they paid since entering the league. At $10k a season, that should at least pay for gas in that new Mercedes...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | March 4, 2010 9:05 AM | Report abuse

It ain't the 80's kiddies. Name the top 5 QB picks in the last 10 years, heck, the last 15 years, that have sat behind another QB for a year to two to "develop". That haven't started at least several games in their rookie season.

Fact is, so much money is dropped on these guys that they HAVE to start them. That means Campbell is the backup. He knows it. The Redskins know it. The only way Campbell starts is if they don't pick a QB with the #4 pick or the guy is a total bust. New coach. New system. New QB. Simple as that. (Oh, unless Campbell doesn't sign Collins and Brennen are gone).

Posted by: elkiii_2008 | March 4, 2010 9:06 AM | Report abuse

e, exactly.

Someone in Redskins Management should make a tape of all the plays that Los DID NOT make, and all the plays that had 2 levels to them, in which he covered only the first one, all the plays in which he was in position to intercept a pass, and failed to do so.

They should then sit Los down, and make him watch it, and then ASK him if he still feels like the team is getting him on the cheap.

If anything, he's been cheating the Redskins for 4 1/2 seasons now....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 4, 2010 9:08 AM | Report abuse

On Rocky... Rocky should be pissed as any hardworking successful employee should in any organization... when they are compensated appropriately. But, the team is probably just hedging their bets on him to see how he manages after another year (due to the knee issues). He probably had his best season last year and played very well in all phases... arguably played at a Pro-Bowl level.

Posted by: EinVB | March 4, 2010 9:04 AM
------------------------------------------
I think McIntosh is trade bait. He's a little small to play in a 3-4 defense. He's a great 4-3 linebacker and could probably be a great 3-4 linebacker, but these smallish linebackers don't hold up very well when they have to see more blocks from 300 lb linemen. Maybe he gets traded and then gets his pay day.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | March 4, 2010 9:09 AM | Report abuse

Beep Beep

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 4, 2010 9:15 AM | Report abuse

This is interesting:

Whispers continue regarding Rams and McNabb
Posted by Mike Florio on March 4, 2010 8:26 AM ET
Bryan Burwell of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch recently sent Rams fans into a tizzy by reporting that the Rams have had "intense internal investigations" with the Eagles regarding quarterback Donovan McNabb.

Though Burwell later essentially claimed that his newspaper's offensive line had been outplayed, the talk continues.

One tipster with a limited but viable track record in these parts claims that McNabb could be a Ram as soon as Friday, in exchange for the first pick in the second round of the draft.

But there's an important factor to keep in mind regarding such a deal. Though McNabb's contract does not contain a no-trade clause, McNabb's willingness to happily join a team that has won six total games in three years will be a big factor in any such deal.

Then there's the fact that the Rams wouldn't send the first pick in the second round of the draft for a 30-something-year-old quarterback who is under contract for only one year. The Rams will want to do an extension, and McNabb can kill the deal by simply saying "no f--king way."

That doesn't mean McNabb stays put. But it means that, before he gets traded, his new team will need to have a pretty good idea that they're getting him for more than 16 games.

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 4, 2010 9:17 AM | Report abuse

So sell your brand of crazy elsewhere...we're all stocked up here.

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 4, 2010 8:21 AM | Report abuse

Nice line. "As Good As It Gets."

Posted by: glawrence007 | March 4, 2010 9:28 AM | Report abuse

Interesting developments with the rams and eagles. Totally seeing McNabb move on he could use a change of scenery and after that defeat to the cowboys I don't think he wants any part of this division anymore. not to mention we would absolutley get bradford or okung @ 4. Saw an interview of okung. He seems like a real tough guy said something to the effect of smacking a DE in the mouth before he smacks me first is just part of his nature. Stud #1 at his position.

Posted by: sthai75 | March 4, 2010 9:31 AM | Report abuse

Does everyone agree that Haynesworth would be great doing what Haloti Ngata does for Baltimore?

Well guess what Ngate doesn't play NT, Kelly Gregg does. I keep having to argue this point w/people. But eventhough Ngata is always refered to as a NT, just talk to one of the Raven fans or check the team's depth chart. Depth Chart

I think it makes a lot of sense for the Skins to consider a battle among Golston, Monty, and Griff for the NT and play Albert next to OLBs Orakpo or Carter.

Posted by: SportzWiz | March 4, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

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