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Casey Rabach signs three-year contract with Redskins, avoids free agency

The Redskins said goodbye to veterans Chris Samuels and Randy Thomas on Thursday, but they also managed to re-sign another key piece of their offensive line.

Center Casey Rabach, who was due to become an unrestricted free agent at midnight, signed a three-year contract worth $12.3 million.

"I'm very happy," Rabach said in a phone interview. "I wanted to stay with the Redskins, and with everything going on with the CBA [collective bargaining agreement], you just weren't sure what a lot of teams were going to do. It seems like a lot of teams were going to be real cautious. I just really thought this was the best situation for me and my family."

Playing under new Coach Mike Shanahan is appealing, Rabach said.

"Who wouldn't want to play for Mike Shanahan," Rabach said. "You're talking about a guy who has put together winning teams and won Super Bowls. Bringing in a guy like Mike Shanahan has been great for the organization."

Although the Redskins have failed to qualify for the playoffs eight times in Daniel Snyder's 11 seasons as owner, Rabach said he believes the organization is moving in the right direction with Shanahan and new General Manager Bruce Allen at the helm.

"Bruce Allen has just been a breath of fresh air for the organization," Rabach said. "He doest things so much differently than we've been used to seeing around here. With both of them [Allen and Shanahan], you just have a real feeling of confidence about the direction we're headed.""

With Rabach signed and Stephon Heyer tendered, the team will return at least three starters from last year's line. Left guard Derrick Dockery is also under contract for next year.

The team is expected to address its left tackle vacancy in either free agency or April's draft.

The team also tendered guard Will Montgomery. In addition, Mike Williams, who becomes an unrestricted free agent Friday, seemed confident that he'd be returning, as well.

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how about this, we make a trade with the Seahawks.

Trade:

- 4th overall
- maybe a player

For:

- 6th overall
- 14th overall

Maybe they'll bite on the trade on draft day if Bradford is still available and they know we're tempted to taking him.

We draft:

6th - Best LT available
14th - CJ Spiller or OG Mike Iupati

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Posted by: Vicc | March 4, 2010 9:46 PM | Report abuse

RABACH - in the house. Oh wow. The state of our o-line hopefully improves with someone at RG who can play so RABACH can double with them to cover his mistakes.

Posted by: glawrence007 | March 4, 2010 9:46 PM | Report abuse

how about this, we make a trade with the Seahawks.

Trade:

- 4th overall
- maybe a player

For:

- 6th overall
- 14th overall

Maybe they'll bite on the trade on draft day if Bradford is still available and they know we're tempted to taking him.

We draft:

6th - Best LT available
14th - CJ Spiller or OG Mike Iupati

Posted by: wiz-skins07 | March 4, 2010 9:44 PM

'Twould be great if we could swing it.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 4, 2010 9:48 PM | Report abuse

how about this, we make a trade with the Seahawks.

Trade:

- 4th overall
- maybe a player

For:

- 6th overall
- 14th overall

Maybe they'll bite on the trade on draft day if Bradford is still available and they know we're tempted to taking him.

We draft:

6th - Best LT available
14th - CJ Spiller or OG Mike Iupati

Posted by: wiz-skins07 | March 4, 2010 9:44 PM | Report abuse


-4th overall
-maybe a player (whose name rhymes with Barlos Cogers)

Posted by: Original_etrod | March 4, 2010 9:48 PM | Report abuse

Most are unhappy about Clinton remaining a 'Skin

I'm unhappy Casey fuc_ing Rabach is still a 'Skin

*sigh*

Posted by: Vicc | March 4, 2010 9:48 PM | Report abuse

A few people have laid it oput perfectly but here it is again. The 10 guys cut either sucked, are old, overpaid or a combination of all 3. We were 4-12 last year. Why would you want to keep the core of the team around after that debacle. Schottenheimer did the same thing when he came on board with cleaning house. This is needed and its going to be a process of building a consistently good team. Difficult concept for some to grasp I am sure.

Posted by: Rahtard | March 4, 2010 9:50 PM | Report abuse

Uh oh...the blog police have shown up. Be afraid...

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 4, 2010 9:50 PM | Report abuse

-maybe a player (whose name rhymes with Barlos Cogers)

Posted by: Original_etrod | March 4, 2010 9:48 PM

Because Coach Gerry Jray can't run his secondary without Barlos Cogers, or someone like that.

Posted by: League-Source | March 4, 2010 9:51 PM | Report abuse

I'd be really surprised if Heyer is a starter next year, The Skins still need to find 3 starters for the Oline.

Posted by: TWISI | March 4, 2010 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Rabach's replacement should have been taken in last year's draft.

I blame Jimmy Carter.
~

Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | March 4, 2010 9:54 PM | Report abuse

I have no problem with the bloodbath that occured this afternoon. I think Smoot and Griffin still had a little bit left in the tank but their salary just didn't justify keeping them around anymore.

It's going to be a long, painful process building this team into a winner so why get stressed over some guys you like being let go?

Just sit back and make fun of the team. It will be way less painful that way.

Posted by: Original_etrod | March 4, 2010 9:54 PM | Report abuse

I have no problem with the bloodbath that occured this afternoon. I think Smoot and Griffin still had a little bit left in the tank but their salary just didn't justify keeping them around anymore.

It's going to be a long, painful process building this team into a winner so why get stressed over some guys you like being let go?

Just sit back and make fun of the team. It will be way less painful that way.

Posted by: Original_etrod | March 4, 2010 9:54 PM | Report abuse

I'd be really surprised if Heyer is a starter next year, The Skins still need to find 3 starters for the Oline.

Posted by: TWISI | March 4, 2010 9:51 PM

I bet they start Levi at RT.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 4, 2010 9:55 PM | Report abuse

uh-oh.

facsimile_etrod is back.

Posted by: Original_etrod | March 4, 2010 9:56 PM | Report abuse

I'd be really surprised if Heyer is a starter next year, The Skins still need to find 3 starters for the Oline.

Posted by: TWISI | March 4, 2010 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Look at my trade proposal,

we get the best available LT and OG Mike Iupati

next years OL:

New LT, Dockery, Rabach, Iupati, i dnt wanna say it.

Posted by: wiz-skins07 | March 4, 2010 9:59 PM | Report abuse

facsimile_etrod is back.

Posted by: Original_etrod | March 4, 2010 9:56 PM

He's okay, but he's never had an original thought.

Posted by: League-Source | March 4, 2010 9:59 PM | Report abuse

Those guys WERE holes.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 4, 2010 9:34 PM

Absolutely true. Even if new guys aren't much better in some positions they might be capable of improving as they get more experience. The guys let go today had given us their best & it was not getting the job done.

Posted by: will_ga | March 4, 2010 9:59 PM | Report abuse

I'd be really surprised if Heyer is a starter next year, The Skins still need to find 3 starters for the Oline.

Posted by: TWISI | March 4, 2010 9:51 PM | Report abuse

The only position that worries me is left tackle. I think we can fill the right side in with late rounders and undrafted guys. With Shanny doing the talent analysis this is actually a decent plan. I think Rabach will be fine here once we get him some help at right guard.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | March 4, 2010 10:00 PM | Report abuse

HOW MANY TIME DO I HAVE TO HEAR ABOUT WHAT SHANNY DID IN DENVER?? PORTIS WAS GOOD IN DENVER TOO! NEITHER HAS DONE S**T HERE IN DC!! WHENEVER EITHER DOES SOMETHING MEANINGFUL IS WHEN I WILL BE IMPRESSED. OK!!

Posted by: iubiquity | March 4, 2010 10:02 PM | Report abuse

This is the greatest night of the year... the Redskin fan's Christmas Eve. So doggone excited!

Posted by: NateinthePDX | March 4, 2010 10:04 PM | Report abuse

HOW MANY TIME DO I HAVE TO HEAR ABOUT WHAT SHANNY DID IN DENVER?? PORTIS WAS GOOD IN DENVER TOO! NEITHER HAS DONE S**T HERE IN DC!! WHENEVER EITHER DOES SOMETHING MEANINGFUL IS WHEN I WILL BE IMPRESSED. OK!!

Posted by: iubiquity | March 4, 2010 10:02 PM |

WHAT?!?!

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 4, 2010 10:05 PM | Report abuse

Look at my trade proposal,


Posted by: wiz-skins07 | March 4, 2010 9:59 PM


Why would the Seahawks trade both of their first round picks to the skins for the 4 and another player? Who is the player, Orakpo? Looks like somebody started their weekend a bit early.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | March 4, 2010 10:06 PM | Report abuse

Vicc, anything in the rules about yelling on RI?

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 4, 2010 10:07 PM | Report abuse

The last thread is jus getting interesting.

Rachel has responded to Lisa with a fashionable snarky ending

AND

RedDMV has offered a golden nugget on politics

Posted by: Vicc | March 4, 2010 10:07 PM | Report abuse

Why would the Seahawks trade both of their first round picks to the skins for the 4 and another player? Who is the player, Orakpo? Looks like somebody started their weekend a bit early.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | March 4, 2010 10:06 PM | Report abuse

Umm, they need a QB and they seem to think Sam Bradfords the guy. DUHHHH.

Posted by: wiz-skins07 | March 4, 2010 10:09 PM | Report abuse

Ledell Betts:

"Some of the best fans in the world. These fans are crazy about Redskins football."
(On Portis) "He does some things and said some things that I would not do.


------------

after being cut.

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 4, 2010 10:10 PM | Report abuse

"Vicc, anything in the rules about yelling on RI?"

Curzon417,


Sorry, WaPo ain't havin it!

And they will enforce their no yelling policy as strictly as their no personal attack policy

even if mack1 is a d0uche...

Posted by: Vicc | March 4, 2010 10:11 PM | Report abuse

Rock:

"They never really took care of you. There were days when the only people practicing were Betts & I cause CP didn't want to practice...By him not practicing, that put more load on us....I think that kind of takes a toll on your body
"What people don't realize is the Redskins like to sell jerseys."

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 4, 2010 10:14 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: chris steuber
at 03/04/2010 09:35 PM ET
Collins Release Giving Colt Brennan a Shot?

It was a busy day for the Washington Redskins on the eve of free agency. They learned that their All-Pro left tackle Chris Samuels decided to retire, and as an organization they released 10 players.

One of those players was veteran quarterback Todd Collins. Collins' departure means that 2008 sixth round draft pick Colt Brennan is now the teams No. 2 quarterback on the depth chart. There's still a chance that the Redskins decide to trade incumbent starter Jason Campbell, even though they tendered him at a first round level on Wednesday.

Through text messages on Thursday evening, Brennan told Scout.com, "A while back, Mr. Snyder [Redskins owner] told me to get ready for this year. I haven't talked to Coach Shanahan; we all left before they hired him. But I've been in contact with my QB Coach [Matt] LaFleur."

During his rookie season in 2008, Brennan was the Redskins third-string quarterback. But he spent the entire 2009 season on injured reserve, after he suffered a labrum tear in his hip during the preseason, which required surgery.

"I've spent the last two months in Arizona training," Brennan said. "I'm healthy and ready for a fresh start."

That fresh start could be under the tutelage of Shanahan, but there is never any certainty in the Redskins organization. Although, the one thing that is certain is that the quarterback situation has to be addressed in some manner. Despite being tendered, It's hard to imagine that the Redskins go through with bringing Campbell back; a new era is a must. Whether it's Brennan or if the front office uses the No. 4 overall pick to select Sam Bradford or Jimmy Clausen, a change is needed.

Posted by: TWISI | March 4, 2010 10:14 PM | Report abuse

The only position that worries me is left tackle. I think we can fill the right side in with late rounders and undrafted guys. With Shanny doing the talent analysis this is actually a decent plan. I think Rabach will be fine here once we get him some help at right guard.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | March 4, 2010 10:00 PM | Report abuse


You mean the only position on the "Oline" that worries you is left tackle, right?

Posted by: p1funk | March 4, 2010 10:14 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 4, 2010 10:16 PM | Report abuse

Rock:

"They never really took care of you. There were days when the only people practicing were Betts & I cause CP didn't want to practice...By him not practicing, that put more load on us....I think that kind of takes a toll on your body
"What people don't realize is the Redskins like to sell jerseys."

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 4, 2010 10:14 PM | Report abuse


Is this a real quote?

If so it's pretty funny because
(1) it's completely true AND
(2) Rock is a big donkey for saying it because he tried to hit free agency and no one wanted to pay him and the Skins were the team offering him the best contract.

Posted by: p1funk | March 4, 2010 10:18 PM | Report abuse

Delhomme is now available.

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 4, 2010 10:20 PM | Report abuse

Lond overdue. Long overdue. Finally, we will get some competing rounds' here and a real blood and guts football team.

Clinton Portis, the days of no Practice are over and you soon will be as well.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | March 4, 2010 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: p1funk | March 4, 2010 10:18 PM

Posted the link above.

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 4, 2010 10:23 PM | Report abuse

RedDMV has offered a golden nugget on politics

Posted by: Vicc | March 4, 2010 10:07 PM |

Dude sounds like an angry black man who doesn't like white folks. Thinks they're underming the Pres because he is black. So much for race relations having any chance of improving.

Posted by: BangerVance | March 4, 2010 10:24 PM | Report abuse

Peppers-to-Redskins rumors go to full boil
Posted by Mike Florio on March 4, 2010 10:22 PM ET
Less than two hours until the start of free agency, rumors are flying that the Washington Redskins will soon be signing defensive end Julius Peppers.

The thinking had been that, if the Redskins decide they want Peppers, they'll get Peppers. It just wasn't clear whether the Redskins want Peppers.

Our pal Lance Zierlein of KGOW in Houston has reported, via Twitter, that the Redskins will come "charging hard" after Peppers and that he expects a deal to be done by tomorrow. Last year, Zierlein reported that the Redskins would land defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth days before it happened.

And we're hearing that the situation has progressed well beyond the Redskins "charging hard." We're hearing it's essentially done -- and that barring an unexpected development the only question is whether the deal will be announced before or after the sun rises in D.C.

That's bad news for the Bears, who had planned to make a strong push for Peppers.


Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 4, 2010 10:25 PM | Report abuse

Peppers-to-Redskins rumors go to full boil
Posted by Mike Florio on March 4, 2010 10:22 PM ET
Less than two hours until the start of free agency, rumors are flying that the Washington Redskins will soon be signing defensive end Julius Peppers.

The thinking had been that, if the Redskins decide they want Peppers, they'll get Peppers. It just wasn't clear whether the Redskins want Peppers.

Our pal Lance Zierlein of KGOW in Houston has reported, via Twitter, that the Redskins will come "charging hard" after Peppers and that he expects a deal to be done by tomorrow. Last year, Zierlein reported that the Redskins would land defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth days before it happened.

And we're hearing that the situation has progressed well beyond the Redskins "charging hard." We're hearing it's essentially done -- and that barring an unexpected development the only question is whether the deal will be announced before or after the sun rises in D.C.

That's bad news for the Bears, who had planned to make a strong push for Peppers

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 4, 2010 10:25 PM | Report abuse

Didn't there used to be some poster on here called 'drama-king' or 'dramaqueen' ?

Something like that?

Posted by: Vicc | March 4, 2010 10:26 PM | Report abuse

too fast for me scamp.

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 4, 2010 10:27 PM | Report abuse

RedDMV has offered a golden nugget on politics

Posted by: Vicc | March 4, 2010 10:07 PM |

Dude sounds like an angry black man who doesn't like white folks. Thinks they're underming the Pres because he is black. So much for race relations having any chance of improving.

Posted by: BangerVance | March 4, 2010 10:24 PM |

Although Red is certainly angry and opinionated he most certainly is NOT an angry black man with an axe to grind against whites. He is usually pretty upset with idiot whites AND blacks alike.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 4, 2010 10:27 PM | Report abuse

Although Red is certainly angry and opinionated he most certainly is NOT an angry black man with an axe to grind against whites. He is usually pretty upset with idiot whites AND blacks alike.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 4, 2010 10:27 PM


And in this particular case he was right.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | March 4, 2010 10:29 PM | Report abuse

Peppers has shown motivational problems. I hope he goes to Chicago. He is exactly the kind of player we have gone after since Snyder got here & hopefully that is changing now. We'll see soon enough.

Posted by: will_ga | March 4, 2010 10:29 PM | Report abuse

And in this particular case he was right.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | March 4, 2010 10:29 PM

Gotta disagree my man but I'll leave that one the last thread. It's getting to close to the witching hour for such tomfoolery. The excitement for our offseason playoff run is at hand!

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 4, 2010 10:34 PM | Report abuse

What motivational problems?

Posted by: lifelongfan | March 4, 2010 10:34 PM | Report abuse

I don t think that there are any linemen that could make a roster anywhere else in the NFL. Casey is at least a year away from productive. His mental lapses and physical inability is not going to get it done. Mike Williams, the other williams and Heyer just are not NFL talent. I like the fact that they have a plan to improve. These guys are not NFL players. Maybe back ups. But you cannot run or pass with this kind of talent.

Posted by: HelloNewman1 | March 4, 2010 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Look at my trade proposal,

Posted by: wiz-skins07 | March 4, 2010 9:59 PM
_______________

You're like the Stephen Hawking of football strategists.

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | March 4, 2010 10:36 PM | Report abuse

What motivational problems?

Posted by: lifelongfan | March 4, 2010

Here's one take on him plus teammate interview saying imagine how good he could be if he loved playing football.


http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/ross_tucker/02/19/Peppers/index.html

Posted by: will_ga | March 4, 2010 10:41 PM | Report abuse

Understand, I haven't seen him much but he seemed to perform when I did see Carolina games. Didn't realize he was considered an underperformer even though his stats are usually quite good.

Posted by: lifelongfan | March 4, 2010 10:49 PM | Report abuse

guys are not NFL players. Maybe back ups. But you cannot run or pass with this kind of talent.

Posted by: HelloNewman1 | March 4, 2010 10:34 _______________________

The last time we had a completely healthy line with NFL STARTERS, Clinton Portis was a leading rusher in the NFL, which was 2008... If the Redskins get STARTING quality LT & RG to go with Dockery, Rabach, & Heyer... it's already been done.

___________________

cromartie traded to Jets....

Posted by: tony325 | March 4, 2010 10:53 PM | Report abuse

Last year AH seemed to take time off to recuperate and on other plays he was a force that could stop anything. Think of how much money would be going to AH and Peppers this year if we get him. How will those lesser paid players react having to pick up the slack when they take plays off? When was the last time the Redskins felt like a team instead of a collection of expensive players who didn't win many games?

There's just got to be a better way than having so much tied up in so few.

Posted by: will_ga | March 4, 2010 10:58 PM | Report abuse

Cromartie & Revis... nice tandem.

Posted by: tony325 | March 4, 2010 10:59 PM | Report abuse

Dude sounds like an angry black man who doesn't like white folks. Thinks they're underming the Pres because he is black. So much for race relations having any chance of improving.

Posted by: BangerVance


Please, yeah I hate all white people.

And YES, MOST of the people who are undermining the president are certainly fueled by the fact that he's black. MOST of them.

The dude that shouted "YOU LIE", there is no way he talks to Bush or Clinton like that. There was a time that even if you didn't care for the president you at least respected the position. These days you got senators screaming at him in public, universities not inviting him to graduation ceremonies, and parents pulling children out of school so they can't hear him speak.

Funny how all the sudden there are a bunch of white people that don't vote. They had rather to sit the last one out instead of voting at all because they didn't believe any of the candidates were viable.

At least that's what they say.

Same goes for black people who came out in record numbers to vote just because there was a black candidate. I found it very disturbing that these are the same people who like to cry "racism" at every turn, but then go out and vote for Obama for the sole purpose that he's back.

White people who didn't vote, or didn't vote for Obama because he's black = Black people who voted for Obama because he's black. They hate each other but they're one and the same. Both are both negatives on this country and strongly impede the process of uniting as a people.

And you must be kidding with the "race relation" nonsense. As long we as a people are "race aware" you're always going to have racism. When you categorize people they're going to gravitate to what they can identify with.

That's just the way it is.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 4, 2010 11:00 PM | Report abuse

Report: 'Skins near deal with Julius Peppers
Julius Peppers - DL - CAR - Mar. 4 - 10:44 p.m. ET
Lance Zierlein of KGOW in Houston reports that the Redskins are "charging hard" after free agent Julius Peppers and that a deal is close.
Zierlein "expects a deal to be done" by Friday. It's worth noting that Zierlein, the son of former Steelers offensive line coach Larry, reported days before it happened that Albert Haynesworth would end up in Washington. So it appears he's got some legit sources inside the organization. We still wouldn't rule out the Bears or Eagles swooping in at the last minute.
Source: Lance Zierlein on Twitter

Posted by: tony325 | March 4, 2010 11:01 PM | Report abuse

Please, yeah I hate all white people.

And YES, MOST of the people who are undermining the president are certainly fueled by the fact that he's black. MOST of them.

The dude that shouted "YOU LIE", there is no way he talks to Bush or Clinton like that. There was a time that even if you didn't care for the president you at least respected the position. These days you got senators screaming at him in public, universities not inviting him to graduation ceremonies, and parents pulling children out of school so they can't hear him speak.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 4, 2010 11:00 PM |

That actually started with Bush. They said all sorts of nasty sh!t about him and congressman were included in that. That didn't start with Obama.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 4, 2010 11:06 PM | Report abuse

tick tock, tick tock, tick tock...

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 4, 2010 11:10 PM | Report abuse

Why is it that our blatantly obvious weakness, our offense, is ignored while our strength is pursued in free agency (e.g. Haynesworth and possiblyFor Peppers)? I love what Haynesworth brings when he brings it, but definitely now worth the price of admission. I fear the same about Peppers. For the love of Skins Nation, puhleeeese address the SJKing offense in free agency!!!

Posted by: HTTR | March 4, 2010 11:11 PM | Report abuse

scamp how is the baby?

Posted by: chrislarry | March 4, 2010 11:12 PM | Report abuse

scamp, people have been talking negatively about the Presidents of this country for years, citizens and foreigners.

But yelling at one in public? That's sort of new.

I'd like to know when has that happened in the past. I'm only 25 and the there has been an executive office in this country for about 230 years, but my guess is never.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 4, 2010 11:14 PM | Report abuse

scamp how is the baby?

Posted by: chrislarry | March 4, 2010 11:12 PM

He's absolutely frickin' awesome. He makes me laugh just lookin at his little round face.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 4, 2010 11:14 PM | Report abuse

Rex Grossman will re-join Shanny Jr here.

Posted by: 3rings | March 4, 2010 11:15 PM | Report abuse

...and I almost forgot my most important point, F Dallas!!!

Posted by: HTTR | March 4, 2010 11:16 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: RedDMV | March 4, 2010 11:14 PM |

Problem is you can't argue with ignorance and ignorant people. Most people just want someone to tell them what too think or believe. Sad.

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 4, 2010 11:17 PM | Report abuse

But yelling at one in public? That's sort of new.
I'd like to know when has that happened in the past

Rumour has it that several have even been shot at.

Posted by: daggar | March 4, 2010 11:19 PM | Report abuse

scamp, people have been talking negatively about the Presidents of this country for years, citizens and foreigners.

But yelling at one in public? That's sort of new.

I'd like to know when has that happened in the past. I'm only 25 and the there has been an executive office in this country for about 230 years, but my guess is never.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 4, 2010 11:14 PM |

I thought I remember something like that happening to little Bush too but I could be wrong. Doesn't matter really, they all suck...We need a libertarian that's worth a damn and all of the career politicians need to get voted out. Term limits in Congress please. This vote buying crap has gotten really old. But I'm getting off track. I'm all for respect but these guys (including Presidents) don't seem to show many others respect either. Politics suck. Hooray Redskins offseason football.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 4, 2010 11:20 PM | Report abuse

That's all I have to say about that.

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 4, 2010 11:20 PM | Report abuse

thanks daggar, beer all over my laptop.

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 4, 2010 11:22 PM | Report abuse

thanks daggar, beer all over my laptop.

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 4, 2010 11:22 PM

What, no tequila?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 4, 2010 11:24 PM | Report abuse

scamp, the beer was chasing the Tres Generaciones, Anejo.

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 4, 2010 11:27 PM | Report abuse

That's what I figured.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 4, 2010 11:28 PM | Report abuse

Please Please do not get Spiller. He is a third down back / returner who can not run between the tackles. We need a workhorse.

Posted by: photoassign | March 4, 2010 11:32 PM | Report abuse

I thought I remember something like that happening to little Bush too but I could be wrong.

Posted by: scampbell1975

Until they throw shoes at Obama he'll never know the plight of Bush.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 4, 2010 11:32 PM | Report abuse

35 minutes to go till Free Agency.....Bears in the lead for Peppers? Maybe...from Michael Lombardi.


I don't think anyone actually has a clue but we'll find out soon enough.

Posted by: will_ga | March 4, 2010 11:33 PM | Report abuse

Well I gotta go to bed. I'm sure when I wake up Snyder will have given Shanahan his shiny new toy in Peppers and then we can concentrate on real needs. Dansby please. Oline please. Night all
Hail!

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 4, 2010 11:33 PM | Report abuse

I thought I remember something like that happening to little Bush too but I could be wrong.

Posted by: scampbell1975

Until they throw shoes at Obama he'll never know the plight of Bush.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 4, 2010 11:32 PM |

LOL! Peace

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 4, 2010 11:34 PM | Report abuse

Redskins must be paying a boatload for Peppers if he's coming here... cause Bears are so desperate... but how can Bears outbid Skins if they decide they want him?

I'm waiting for an Andre Carter trade before the draft if this happens.

Posted by: tony325 | March 4, 2010 11:39 PM | Report abuse

NFL Network is announcing the Skins are signing Peppers and giving a 2nd round pick in 2011 to the Chargers for Sproles.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

Posted by: isnadd | March 4, 2010 11:50 PM | Report abuse

Oh geez, ten minutes. I need more beer to get thru this. Thank you Atlanta suburb for outlawing beer sales after 11:45 pm. Not.

Posted by: will_ga | March 4, 2010 11:52 PM | Report abuse

scamp, the beer was chasing the Tres Generaciones, Anejo.

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 4, 2010 11:27 PM | Report abuse
scamp, the beer was chasing the Tres Generaciones, Anejo.

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 4, 2010 11:27 PM | Report abuse
Just woke up from my gimlet stupor. What's happening? Have we signed anyone yet?

Posted by: frediefritz | March 4, 2010 11:55 PM | Report abuse

Just Casey? Ohh! I may fall back asleep a' gin.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 4, 2010 11:57 PM | Report abuse

Oh yahhh! Wil Montgomery is resigned. We're on a roll. who is next?

Posted by: frediefritz | March 5, 2010 12:00 AM | Report abuse

NFL Network is announcing the Skins are signing Peppers and giving a 2nd round pick in 2011 to the Chargers for Sproles.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

Posted by: isnadd | March 4, 2010 11:50 PM | Report abuse
____________________________
BS

Posted by: tony325 | March 5, 2010 12:01 AM | Report abuse

Got me. DOH!!!! lol

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | March 5, 2010 12:04 AM | Report abuse

RickMaese

DE Julius Peppers has agreed to visit the Chicago Bears on Friday, according to agent Carl Carey

Posted by: will_ga | March 5, 2010 12:09 AM | Report abuse

fredie, how goes it? stay awake just a bit longer for the "big news".

Nah, the tequila is to celebrate some of the cuts made and a real FO in Skins land!

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 5, 2010 12:11 AM | Report abuse

RickMaese

DE Julius Peppers has agreed to visit the Chicago Bears on Friday, according to agent Carl Carey

Posted by: will_ga | March 5, 2010 12:09 AM | Report abuse

Excellent.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | March 5, 2010 12:12 AM | Report abuse

Dansby heading to Miami for visit... others texting/calling him by the second.

Gotta think (hope?) Redskins are one of the suitors.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | March 5, 2010 12:14 AM | Report abuse

fredie, how goes it? stay awake just a bit longer for the "big news".

Nah, the tequila is to celebrate some of the cuts made and a real FO in Skins land!

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 5, 2010 12:11 AM | Report abuse
I'm doing great, Curz, hopin' for some big news. Everything seems to be on D tho. We need to get some help on OL. What's taking them so long? I might have to switch to your tequila.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 5, 2010 12:14 AM | Report abuse

Dansby was on NFL live. He said he is talking to the Dolphins primarily. Other teams are lining up.

Posted by: TWISI | March 5, 2010 12:16 AM | Report abuse

Dansby heading to Miami for visit... others texting/calling him by the second.

Gotta think (hope?) Redskins are one of the suitors.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | March 5, 2010 12:14 AM | Report abuse

Yah, Kaneohe, I think Dansby may be our main target. Let him go to Miami first. I dont think he'll sign until he hears our offer.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 5, 2010 12:17 AM | Report abuse

How fast would we have to sign our first free agent in order to set a world record? Do we already hold that honor?

Posted by: hokiesmokie | March 5, 2010 12:19 AM | Report abuse

Me, I'm thinking they are looking at OL in the draft and FA to get the 3-4 guys. Or hoping.

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 5, 2010 12:20 AM | Report abuse

Dansby heading to Miami for visit... others texting/calling him by the second.

Gotta think (hope?) Redskins are one of the suitors.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | March 5, 2010 12:14 AM | Report abuse

Yah, Kaneohe, I think Dansby may be our main target. Let him go to Miami first. I dont think he'll sign until he hears our offer.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 5, 2010 12:17 AM | Report abuse

If he (and his agent) is smart he won't, LOL

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | March 5, 2010 12:20 AM | Report abuse

from PFT
Posted by Mike Florio on March 5, 2010 12:01 AM ET
Amid rumors that the Redskins are making a big push for defensive end Julius Peppers, we're now hearing that the Chicago Bears plan to "come out swinging" in the hopes of landing the consensus top free agent in the 2010 class.

A league source tells us that the numbers have gotten to the point where the Eagles have dropped out, and that the Seahawks were never serious players for Peppers.

Peppers' choice should be about more than money. In Chicago, he'd be operating in a 4-3 defense as an end. In Washington, he'll most likely move to outside linebacker in a 3-4.

So stay tuned. The market is open, and the shoppers are streaming into the store.

According to this story, Peppers is our main focus. Where does that leave ACarter?

Posted by: frediefritz | March 5, 2010 12:20 AM | Report abuse

The Skins will look to trade Carter if they can land Peppers is my guess.

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 5, 2010 12:23 AM | Report abuse

Expect at least 5 more cuts, like I have consistently predicted, JC is not going anywhere, Cooley is not going anywhere, CP will be brutal next year, and Carter will be used to his strength. Worried about Haynesworth? Please don't. The defensive base will be 3-4 with Haynesworth at nose, when rotation goes to 4-3, Albert becomes a DE or LB. Expect Albert to be very brutal next year. I wouldn't be surprised if Santana Moss is released, why? He will be asked to play slot, he may refuse, he may be cut; just one of my predictions which, so far, is almost perfect.

Posted by: abxinc | March 5, 2010 12:24 AM | Report abuse

How fast would we have to sign our first free agent in order to set a world record? Do we already hold that honor?

Posted by: hokiesmokie | March 5, 2010 12:19 AM | Report abuse
Haynesworth signed around 5:15 am, didn't he? I don't know if that the record, but it would be hard to beat, if you allow for some semblence of "no contact until midnight".

Posted by: frediefritz | March 5, 2010 12:24 AM | Report abuse

Expect at least 5 more cuts, like I have consistently predicted, JC is not going anywhere, Cooley is not going anywhere, CP will be brutal next year, and Carter will be used to his strength. Worried about Haynesworth? Please don't. The defensive base will be 3-4 with Haynesworth at nose, when rotation goes to 4-3, Albert becomes a DE or LB. Expect Albert to be very brutal next year. I wouldn't be surprised if Santana Moss is released, why? He will be asked to play slot, he may refuse, he may be cut; just one of my predictions which, so far, is almost perfect.

Posted by: abxinc | March 5, 2010 12:24 AM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Albert as a linebacker. That's a good one

Posted by: mardiros | March 5, 2010 12:26 AM | Report abuse

The Skins will look to trade Carter if they can land Peppers is my guess.

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 5, 2010 12:23 AM | Report abuse
I agree, curz, no need to have both. And Carter is more valuable in a 4-3. But you never know what they're thinking.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 5, 2010 12:27 AM | Report abuse

Adam Schecter is saying that word is that Peppers will first go to Chicago and that all signs point to him signing there.

Posted by: manlius1 | March 5, 2010 12:27 AM | Report abuse

from PFT
We have a free agent signing
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on March 5, 2010 12:22 AM ET
The Falcons agreed to terms on a two-year, $5 million contract with backup quarterback Chris Redman, marking the first transaction of the uncapped era.

Okay, so this is actually a re-signing. And if you want to get technical about it, it came before midnight.

Just let us have our fun.

ESPN's John Clayton broke the news, which makes a lot of sense for Atlanta. Redman, who ranked No. 48 on our top-50 free agent list, performed capably when given the chance last season

Posted by: frediefritz | March 5, 2010 12:29 AM | Report abuse

Looks like Chicago saved us again.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | March 5, 2010 12:29 AM | Report abuse

3 years and 12 million for RABACH?

Are you freakin kidding me?

That guy spent last season 4 yards deep in our backfield. I would have offered two years at vet minimum for back up duties or said goodbye...

Nobody would have paid anything near that for him.

Also, LOVE THIS SENTENCE:

"With Rabach signed and Stephon Heyer tendered, the team will return at least three starters from last year's line."

Uhh...we had the worst line in football last year, and the only TWO guys that were (emphasis on "were') any good just got released or retired.

More Tequila please!

Posted by: edvar | March 5, 2010 12:30 AM | Report abuse

so is Gregg Rosenthal BeanTownGreg?

Posted by: frediefritz | March 5, 2010 12:31 AM | Report abuse

Bears GM and HC need to sign Peppers to save their job. They may tie him up until he signs, which is good news for the Skins.

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 5, 2010 12:31 AM | Report abuse

Freddie: Does it really matter? Peppers is another high dollar free agent who will fade out the moment he gets within 100 miles of DC. It makes me sick to hear these free agent rumors again because the skins were supposed to be past this nonsense but obviously its the same old story in DC. Free agency is an opportunity for a team to add one or two pieces to shore up a weakness, not to build a team. Until this team learns how to make quality draft picks in the later rounds of the draft they will continue to struggle with overpaid divas in the line up. Just sad.

Posted by: eorr | March 5, 2010 12:31 AM | Report abuse

More Tequila please!

Posted by: edvar | March 5, 2010 12:30 AM

Won't argue with this even if I could argue about the rest of your post. Must be a full moon out there.

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 5, 2010 12:33 AM | Report abuse

Mark Schlereth thinks LT might end up in DC, isn't that far of a stretch, might revitalize his career in zone-blocking scheme. Still if the objective is to get younger at RB, it would be another snyderesque failure.

Posted by: hokiesmokie | March 5, 2010 12:33 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: abxinc | March 5, 2010 12:24 AM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Albert as a linebacker. That's a good one

Posted by: mardiros | March 5, 2010 12:26 AM

Don't quote me, read the new DC statement. When I first heard that, I was amused myself until I found out, it can be done and it will be done, maybe as a decoy for a heavy QB pass rush.

Posted by: abxinc | March 5, 2010 12:35 AM | Report abuse

F Mark Schlereth.

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 5, 2010 12:35 AM | Report abuse

The first move on Free Agency Day is for... Chris Redman.

Chris Redman fever. Catch it!

Posted by: JohnnyRyde | March 5, 2010 12:35 AM | Report abuse

Actually Curz, for the most part, the news today has been pretty good. Like the way Allen is clearing out the dead wood.

Posted by: edvar | March 5, 2010 12:36 AM | Report abuse

# RT @RickMaese: RT @vxmcclure23 Lovie Smith just landed in Charlotte to meet w/Peppers and agent. Smith will fly back to Chicago with them. less than 20 seconds ago via UberTwitter

Posted by: TWISI | March 5, 2010 12:37 AM | Report abuse

Redskins out, Bears in for Peppers
Posted by Mike Florio on March 5, 2010 12:32 AM ET
Not even 30 minutes into the launch of the free agency period, ESPN's Adam Schefter says that there's a "league-wide expectation" that defensive end Julius Peppers is heading to the Bears.

Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune reports that a visit already has been arranged, and that Peppers has a "strong interest" in joining Brian Urlacher, Lance Briggs, and Tommie Harris on the Chicago defense.

Bryant McKinnie just peed a little.

Meanwhile, a league source tells us that the Redskins are out. For most of the first half hour of free agency, G.M. Bruce Allen was communicating with persons other than Peppers' agent, Bruce Carey.

We've spoken with Lance Zierlein of KGOW and the Houston Chronicle regarding the change, given that Zierlein was convinced Peppers would be heading to D.C. -- and given that Zierlein had it nailed last year regarding the signing of Albert Haynesworth by the Redskins. Zierlein says that, even though everything was pointing to the Redskins and Peppers on Thursday night, "something happened" to put the Bears in the driver's seat. It could be that Peppers simply wants to play for Rod Marinelli, and that he wants to avoid a 3-4 defense.

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 5, 2010 12:37 AM | Report abuse

LT here would be great if we don't pay him too much. Rotating LT, CP, and a young back from the draft would be a good combo. Then the next year you pick up another young back and phase out whoever is slower, CP or LT. Makes sense to me.

Posted by: lordtwang | March 5, 2010 12:37 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: TWISI | March 5, 2010 12:38 AM | Report abuse

Looks like we lost on Peppers. Thank the football gods for that one.

Posted by: lordtwang | March 5, 2010 12:39 AM | Report abuse

"Mark Schlereth thinks LT might end up in DC"

Great then we have Clinton Portis and Clinton Portis+. Both are done. I say again, unless this team learns how to hold on to draft picks and more importantly make quality draft picks in the later rounds of the draft they will not be successful.

Posted by: eorr | March 5, 2010 12:41 AM | Report abuse

Looks like Chicago may be the Skins guardian angel keeping them from hurting themselves.

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 5, 2010 12:42 AM | Report abuse

LT was a great player but I don't like the idea of bringing him to DC. I would much prefer using a 4th rd pick on the best available RB. This draft is pretty deep in that position and it appears that the Skins could get quite a bit of talent with a 4th rd RB pick. In any event, I heard the Schlereth bit and it sounded to me like he was just engaging in pure speculation.

Posted by: manlius1 | March 5, 2010 12:43 AM | Report abuse

Jake Delhomme was cut by the Panthers...

Posted by: edvar | March 5, 2010 12:44 AM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 5, 2010 12:46 AM | Report abuse

Looks like Bruce Allen will slow play this FA period. from Peter King

# Just heard 'Skins GM Bruce Allen is riding herd on building to skip on biggest FA names, clean up own house, and win secondary FA battles. 1 minutes ago via TweetDeck

Posted by: TWISI | March 5, 2010 12:46 AM | Report abuse

RickMaese

RT @SI_PeterKing Heard Bruce Allen is riding herd on building to skip on biggest FA names, clean up own house, and win secondary FA battles

Well might as well go to bed...

Posted by: will_ga | March 5, 2010 12:47 AM | Report abuse

Why didn't we low-ball Rabach and take a solid look at Casey Weigmann? With alot more cuts to come tomorrow, I don't think Rabach would have gotten anywhere near 4 mil a year anywhere else. He won't live to the end of his contract and we'll be footing the bill.

Posted by: hokiesmokie | March 5, 2010 12:48 AM | Report abuse

Why didn't we low-ball Rabach and take a solid look at Casey Weigmann? With alot more cuts to come tomorrow, I don't think Rabach would have gotten anywhere near 4 mil a year anywhere else. He won't live to the end of his contract and we'll be footing the bill.

Posted by: hokiesmokie | March 5, 2010 12:48 AM |

AMEN!

Posted by: edvar | March 5, 2010 12:52 AM | Report abuse

Rabach SUCKS! He's a sieve! Bruce, Mike, didn't you notice how many times he got thrown into Campbell? He's too small. We need a center that can actually block. $12m for a below average C, I thought the skins were going to show restraint and better judgement this year, guess not!

Posted by: Toochilled | March 5, 2010 1:00 AM | Report abuse

Scampbell, nobody EVER yelled out anything like that against Bush at a State of the Union address or, even though he regularly lied about just about everything under the sun.

Posted by: kenboy1 | March 5, 2010 4:32 AM | Report abuse

Toochilled, I'll put my faith in Shanny. He knows what kind of player he wants in his new zone blocking scheme.

Posted by: shanks1 | March 5, 2010 8:04 AM | Report abuse

Good move.. Rabach is solid at center.. a real Marine.

Posted by: sovine08 | March 5, 2010 10:29 AM | Report abuse

$4million a year, yeah, I'd want to stay too. Good signing. However, try to remember, that he is the only starter who played well last year. The rest need to go to the bench. Enough already - offensive line, offensive line, offensive line and then find someone else for the offensive line.

Posted by: KDSmallJr | March 5, 2010 10:41 AM | Report abuse

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