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Chargers sign Marcus Mason

Make that two recently-released Redskins who've found a new home. The San Diego Chargers signed running back Marcus Mason, who was among the 10 players released last Thursday by the Redskins.

"We've followed his progress through his young career, and when he came available, we decided to give him an opportunity to earn a spot with the Chargers," San Diego general manager A.J. Smith said in a released statement.

Mason had bounced for a couple of years but finally found a spot on the Redskins' 53-man roster and saw his first action last season. He appeared in 10 games for Washington, rushing for 127 yards on 32 carries last season.

Mason, a Georgetown Prep alum, originally signed with the Redskins as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He spent most of that season on the team's practice squad and was with the team through training camp in 2008. He was released before the start of the season and signed with the New York Jets but was back in camp with Washington in 2009.

By Rick Maese  |  March 8, 2010; 10:22 PM ET
Categories:  Free agency  
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Comments

-yawn-

G'night!

Posted by: rickyroge | March 8, 2010 10:31 PM | Report abuse

-yawn-

G'night!

Posted by: rickyroge | March 8, 2010 10:31 PM | Report abuse

Could be why no Mr. Foote news

Steelers interested in bringing back Foote
Monday, March 08, 2010
By Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


The Steelers are interested in bringing back one of their former players -- inside linebacker Larry Foote -- to improve their depth and create some flexibility at the linebacker position, the Post-Gazette has learned.

However, the Steelers are waiting to see if Foote, who is an unrestricted free agent after playing one season with the Detroit Lions, is willing to return.

Foote, 29, is scheduled to meet today with the Washington Redskins, where former Steelers defensive assistant Lou Spanos is the new linebackers coach; and later this week with the Arizona Cardinals, where he would be reunited with former Steelers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt.

Foote asked to be released by the Steelers after the 2008 Super Bowl season because he didn't want to be a backup to Lawrence Timmons.

But the Steelers are willing to take him back because he would give them some veteran depth on the roster in the event of injury, even at outside linebacker. If LaMarr Woodley or James Harrison were injured, Timmons would move to the outside and Foote could take his old spot alongside James Farrior in the middle.

Posted by: TWISI | March 8, 2010 10:41 PM | Report abuse

Nothing at all about Foote, huh? I'm glad the 'Skins passed on the guys they did but Foote would be a good get.

Posted by: terrapin3 | March 8, 2010 10:43 PM | Report abuse

Oh sweet. Thanks TWISI

Posted by: terrapin3 | March 8, 2010 10:45 PM | Report abuse

WHO GIVES A FLYING FU*K WHO HE GOT SIGN TOO IF IT AINT WITH US WHO REALLY GIVES A RATS ASS YOU DUMB BIT*H

Posted by: bsilvanus | March 8, 2010 10:53 PM | Report abuse

Jim Wyatt, The Tennessean, 3/8/2010
With questions at linebacker, the Titans are scheduled to host free agent Will Witherspoon on Tuesday.


The 29-year-old Witherspoon was released by the Eagles on March 5. He’s an eight-year pro who spent his first four seasons with the Panthers (2002-05) before signing a six-year, $33 million deal with the Rams.

The Rams traded Witherspoon to the Eagles last season, when he had 56 tackles, one sack and one interception in 12 games. In his career he’s started 105 games with 741 tackles, 20 sacks and nine interceptions.

The Titans have some decisions to make at the position.

Free agent Keith Bulluck is recovering from ACL surgery. He's expected to work out for other teams when he’s healthy, which could be a few months from now. The Titans have told his agent they're still interested in re-signing the veteran.

The Titans last week put a first-round tender on starting middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch, a restricted free agent.

David Thornton is recovering from offseason shoulder/pectoral surgery and is scheduled to make $4 million in base salary in 2010.

Rising second-year pro Gerald McRath is expected to be in the mix for a starting spot at outside linebacker.

Witherspoon was scheduled to earn $5 million in base pay in 2010, which led to his release from the Eagles.

The University of Georgia product has played both outside and inside linebacker. In his best game with the Eagles he had nine tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and an interception he returned for a nine-yard touchdown against the Redskins

Posted by: terrapin3 | March 8, 2010 10:58 PM | Report abuse

WHO GIVES A FLYING FU*K WHO HE GOT SIGN TOO IF IT AINT WITH US WHO REALLY GIVES A RATS ASS YOU DUMB BIT*H

Posted by: bsilvanus | March 8, 2010 10:53 PM |

Hey look, the guy who's mother got donkey punched by J Reid is back.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 8, 2010 11:00 PM | Report abuse

Uh, no, Rick Maese hoodini'd her.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 8, 2010 11:01 PM | Report abuse

SilvANUS...lol

Posted by: terrapin3 | March 8, 2010 11:01 PM | Report abuse

Colts center Jeff Saturday disagreed with President Bill Polian's suggestion that the team's offensive line struggled in the Super Bowl.

But Polian is the one that makes personnel decisions, and he spoke loud and clear by releasing starting guard Ryan Lilja Monday, according to Alex Marvez of Fox.

Lilja was due a $1.73 million bonus soon, but the move is still surprising. He started every game for the Colts last season and is only 28 years old.

Ultimately, the Colts need better run blockers and Polian decided Lilja was only going to get in the way with a hefty base salary. Polian trusts the team's ability to develop players and he's usually right.

That trust allows Polian to make strong statements in print and on the transaction wire.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/category/rumor-mill/2.php

Paging Mr Allen...

Posted by: mohammed10 | March 8, 2010 11:04 PM | Report abuse

Foote and Parker arrived later than expected, so that is why any news - good or bad - could be delayed.

Posted by: PCinOz | March 8, 2010 11:19 PM | Report abuse

BORING.

Posted by: BMACattack | March 8, 2010 11:20 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, Mason still has to make the team.

Posted by: edvar | March 8, 2010 11:21 PM | Report abuse

If he's not asking too much, Lilja along with Hicks would be a nice upgrade to the OL. How many FA's total get signed this offseason? I know it's a rebuild and we need value but our roster is just woeful. Good coaching helps but we wanna win SOME games right?

Posted by: terrapin3 | March 8, 2010 11:25 PM | Report abuse

Lilja would be a good pickup for us since we can't fix everything with one draft class. He would buy us time, and he is under 30.

This, btw, is why Allen takes the slow approach. More players will be released as things move along. And if you need to plug a veteran linemen into your squad, all you need to do is wait until a few get released after the draft when rookies are brought in to replace them.

Posted by: lordtwang | March 8, 2010 11:27 PM | Report abuse

Marcus Mason is the MVP of preseason.. Problem is, during regular NFL game speed (non-preseason) he looks like he is wearing cement cleats.
Go with God my son.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 8, 2010 11:33 PM | Report abuse

Zeke--It was his second full year as a starter. He had a good year for Denver. His lowest QB rating in Denver was 86.0. Campbell's best QB rating in DC (last year) was 86.4.

Posted by: League-Source

You're grasping. Was Cutler a good pick at #12 overall for Denver?

He wasn't that good before he got traded. But Chicago foolishly shipped a boatload of stuff to them in return for Cutler, so it worked out OK for Denver.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 8, 2010 11:36 PM | Report abuse


We should get Hunter the Punter signed along with Ethan Albright. And what about Graham Gano?? What's up with him??

Posted by: diamond_jim | March 8, 2010 11:38 PM | Report abuse

WHO GIVES A FLYING FU*K WHO HE GOT SIGN TOO IF IT AINT WITH US WHO REALLY GIVES A RATS ASS YOU DUMB BIT*H

Posted by: bsilvanus | March 8, 2010 10:53 PM |

I didnt know Emmit Smith was on this blog

Posted by: ocskins | March 8, 2010 11:43 PM | Report abuse

I say bring the boy in from Indy for a look. If the monies right, goferit. Foote seems like a good interum player (if we go 3-4 we need some guys)if the $$$ are right. If not, move on.

Posted by: msrent | March 8, 2010 11:51 PM | Report abuse

diamond_jim
Albright's the man, and so's Smith but our OL unit? It's not just bad, it's a crying joke. I'd like them to get one more guy like Hicks that's clearly better than the depth we have now, and someone who can play ILB in a 3-4 too. They cut almost 20% of the 53-man roster, you know? Gotta sign some outside FA's

Posted by: terrapin3 | March 8, 2010 11:53 PM | Report abuse

Kinda,Sorta,Wished zorn was never fired. Kinda,Sorta miss his ZORN like feel around the park.

Posted by: skinsinsider101 | March 8, 2010 11:53 PM | Report abuse

I say bring the boy in from Indy for a look. If the monies right, goferit. Foote seems like a good interum player (if we go 3-4 we need some guys)if the $$$ are right. If not, move on.

Posted by: msrent | March 8, 2010 11:51 PM

Would have agreed with you if you knew how to ssppeell.

Posted by: skinsinsider101 | March 8, 2010 11:55 PM | Report abuse

lol @ocskins yeah the wit, wisdom and social commentary of bsilvanus

Posted by: terrapin3 | March 8, 2010 11:56 PM | Report abuse

Colts center Jeff Saturday disagreed with President Bill Polian's suggestion that the team's offensive line struggled in the Super Bowl.

But Polian is the one that makes personnel decisions, and he spoke loud and clear by releasing starting guard Ryan Lilja Monday, according to Alex Marvez of Fox.

Lilja was due a $1.73 million bonus soon, but the move is still surprising. He started every game for the Colts last season and is only 28 years old.

Ultimately, the Colts need better run blockers and Polian decided Lilja was only going to get in the way with a hefty base salary. Polian trusts the team's ability to develop players and he's usually right.

That trust allows Polian to make strong statements in print and on the transaction wire.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/category/rumor-mill/2.php

Paging Mr Allen...

Posted by: mohammed10


Don't know Lilja's indiviudal performance, but the Colts OL was just fine in the Super Bowl.

1st drive
Stopped because of false start (DeVan)

2nd drive
TD

3rd drive
Stopped because of Garcon drop

4th drive
Stopped because Colts went conservative, ran 3 straight plays from their own 1, trying to run down the clock before halftime

5th drive
TD

6th drive
Stopped, key play was a WR screen that lost 3 yards

7th drive
Stopped by pick 6

8th drive
Ended with dropped pass in end zone

I don't see where the OL was the problem for the Colts.

Only 8 drives
2 ended with drop passes
1 ended with a pick
1 ended due to a false start (got FG)
1 ended because of good Saints defense
1 ended by being too conservative
2 ended in TDs

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 8, 2010 11:57 PM | Report abuse

Don't you guys have anything better to do other than canvassing every Skins post?

Posted by: abxinc | March 8, 2010 11:59 PM | Report abuse

Not really, it's 10:15 on a Monday night in east Mesa, AZ. Sidewalks are rolled up already

Posted by: terrapin3 | March 9, 2010 12:13 AM | Report abuse

>

Makes him the running back version of Babe Laughenberg, doesn't it?

Posted by: DC2Dallas | March 9, 2010 12:15 AM | Report abuse

I say bring the boy in from Indy for a look. If the monies right, goferit. Foote seems like a good interum player (if we go 3-4 we need some guys)if the $$$ are right. If not, move on.

Posted by: msrent | March 8, 2010 11:51 PM


Would have agreed with you if you knew how to ssppeell.

Posted by: skinsinsider101 | March 8, 2010 11:55 PM | Report abuse

Man, it's late and I've had more than a few. Do I have to be able to spell??

Posted by: msrent | March 9, 2010 12:17 AM | Report abuse

OK, tired of speculating just what the hell the FO's gonna do so...who's the best 'Skins scrub of the last 25 years? I'm torn between Brian Davis and Shar Pourdanesh...or which was the more pathetic FS Stanley Richard or Leomont Evans?

Posted by: terrapin3 | March 9, 2010 12:35 AM | Report abuse

Big John needs to try and put AI in check.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | March 9, 2010 12:48 AM | Report abuse

Stanley Richard: Worst Safety EVER... like Roy Williams (31) without the hitting ability

Posted by: jgarrisn | March 9, 2010 12:52 AM | Report abuse

I wish Marcus Mason all the best and everything, but good grief am I glad he won't be around Ashburn this summer to wow everyone at training camp and in preseason again.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | March 9, 2010 12:53 AM | Report abuse

(Assuming, that is, that his signing with SD now means he won't be hanging around Ashburn this summer.)

Posted by: NateinthePDX | March 9, 2010 12:54 AM | Report abuse

Zeke--It was his second full year as a starter. He had a good year for Denver. His lowest QB rating in Denver was 86.0. Campbell's best QB rating in DC (last year) was 86.4.

Posted by: League-Source

You're grasping. Was Cutler a good pick at #12 overall for Denver?

He wasn't that good before he got traded. But Chicago foolishly shipped a boatload of stuff to them in return for Cutler, so it worked out OK for Denver.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 8, 2010 11:36 PM
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What? Cutler visiting Redskins Park today?

Didnt he get picked by Shanny in the 1st round of 2006 at # 11 overall, and make the ProBowl in 2008?
Did Denver get the Skins 2006 1st round pick to get Jason Campbell in 2005?
Ironical..

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 9, 2010 1:00 AM | Report abuse

Man them were some bad bad Norv teams right after Gibbs 1.0...Richard was tied for worst FA pickup with Alvin Harper and James Washington

Posted by: terrapin3 | March 9, 2010 1:10 AM | Report abuse

What? Cutler visiting Redskins Park today?

Didnt he get picked by Shanny in the 1st round of 2006 at # 11 overall, and make the ProBowl in 2008?
Did Denver get the Skins 2006 1st round pick to get Jason Campbell in 2005?
Ironical..

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM

Coulda been number 11 overall. Made the ProBowl, but that doesn't mean much if your the 16th rated QB playing with very good receivers behind a top rate OL. Cutler was never that great.

I've never traced the Denver picks from the Campbell trade to see who they turned into.

I do know that I would never had made that trade, it was too much to give up.

If Gibbs had wanted a QB that much, Gibbs probably could have moved up a bit further with the same offer and grabbed Aaron Rodgers, who was being considered for #1 overall. Rodgers was picked in the spot before Campbell.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 9, 2010 1:27 AM | Report abuse

Oh yes, Cutler in 2008 NEVER played a game against ANY of the top 8 defenses in the league and had an 86 rating. Campbell played 8 games vs top 8 defenses and had an 84 rating.

Cutler has never been that special.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 9, 2010 1:35 AM | Report abuse

Campbell > Cutler

Yeah, I said it.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | March 9, 2010 1:40 AM | Report abuse

#4 Jimmy Clausen QB
#37 Bruce Campbell OT
No third round pick
#128 Zane Beadles OG
#160 Terrell Skinner FS
#193 Andre Dixon RB
#226 Kerry Meier FB

Superbowl 2011 is ours

Go SKINS

Posted by: HPYTRKR1 | March 9, 2010 1:41 AM | Report abuse

Campbell

Yeah, I said it.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | March 9, 2010 1:40 AM

Corrected that small error for you

Posted by: HPYTRKR1 | March 9, 2010 1:51 AM | Report abuse

Campbell

Yeah, I said it.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | March 9, 2010 1:40 AM

I corrected that small error for you.

Posted by: HPYTRKR1 | March 9, 2010 1:54 AM | Report abuse

Campbell

I corrected that small error for you but my two earlier tries failed. has to be the keyboard, cant be the typist.

Posted by: HPYTRKR1 | March 9, 2010 1:57 AM | Report abuse

there is a hex on this computer. someone wont let me make any corrections to erroneous material. oh well

Cutler it better than Campbell and will get more wins in this next season. I would be willing to put $50.00 on it, it there are any takers.

Posted by: HPYTRKR1 | March 9, 2010 1:59 AM | Report abuse

I hear ya, Happy Trucker, but I'd rather have Campbell than Cutler any day. Cutler is a deuchebag, and despite the hype he's not a better QB than Campbell. I realize I'm in the minority on this one, but that's where I stand...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | March 9, 2010 2:18 AM | Report abuse

The bet still stands.

Posted by: HPYTRKR1 | March 9, 2010 2:30 AM | Report abuse

Well we shall see....time for bed for me...

Posted by: HPYTRKR1 | March 9, 2010 2:32 AM | Report abuse

Right on, Hippy Tracker. Pleasant dreams.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | March 9, 2010 2:36 AM | Report abuse

Campbell IS better than Cutler.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 9, 2010 2:52 AM | Report abuse

Count me in the crowd who would take Campbell over Cutler. Jay C is one of the most overrated players in the NFL.

Can't believe there isn't more consternation here about Marcus Mason going to SD...I mean, the guy was a LEGEND here!

And no shock that ARE ended up back in Pittsburgh...wouldn't surprise me at all if he ends up having a big year for them playing out of the slot. If there's one thing that Pittsburgh does right, it's get the most out of the players on their roster.

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 9, 2010 5:22 AM | Report abuse

You're only as good as your offensive line.

Posted by: skinsfan0524 | March 9, 2010 5:40 AM | Report abuse

Oh and Campbell is the better of the two.

Posted by: skinsfan0524 | March 9, 2010 5:45 AM | Report abuse

Oh and Campbell is the better of the two.

Posted by: skinsfan0524 | March 9, 2010 5:45 AM

This is reassuring news! Any day now we'll be trading Campbell for a starting QB (I hope it's maybe Flacco), two first round picks, and a third round pick.

Wait! That's what Cutler got on the market. Since Campbell's better we should be getting THREE first round picks.

Posted by: League-Source | March 9, 2010 6:05 AM | Report abuse

This is reassuring news! Any day now we'll be trading Campbell for a starting QB (I hope it's maybe Flacco), two first round picks, and a third round pick.

Wait! That's what Cutler got on the market. Since Campbell's better we should be getting THREE first round picks.

Posted by: League-Source | March 9, 2010 6:05 AM |

Hey LS,

Don't forget the grilled Ham and Cheese, thats the deal breaker.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 9, 2010 6:34 AM | Report abuse

Wait! That's what Cutler got on the market. Since Campbell's better we should be getting THREE first round picks.

Posted by: League-Source

Along those lines.........

If he's better shouldn't he already have been signed to another team? I mean half the teams in the league need a starting QB, and all it would take is a first round pick. What's the problem?

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | March 9, 2010 6:36 AM | Report abuse

WHO GIVES A FLYING FU*K WHO HE GOT SIGN TOO IF IT AINT WITH US WHO REALLY GIVES A RATS ASS YOU DUMB BIT*H

Posted by: bsilvanus | March 8, 2010 10:53 PM | Report abuse

I think these are my sentiments regarding MARCUS MASON. Are we to be treated to a seperate article on every former REDSKIN who inks a contract with someone else. Who cares. BTW what's in the article JASSON, I didn't read it?

Posted by: glawrence007 | March 9, 2010 7:21 AM | Report abuse

If there's one thing that Pittsburgh does right, it's get the most out of the players on their roster.

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 9, 2010 5:22 AM
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And their QB gets the most out of his women - whether they consent or not. F_PITTSBURGH and F_ROTHLIESBERGER

Posted by: RedSkinHead | March 9, 2010 7:47 AM | Report abuse

Stanley Richard: Worst Safety EVER... like Roy Williams (31) without the hitting ability

Posted by: jgarrisn | March 9, 2010 12:52 AM
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The "Sheriff" was bad, but c'mon, Adam Archuleta had to be the all time low at safety for the Redskins.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | March 9, 2010 7:51 AM | Report abuse

Mason is strictly camp fodder.

SD will quickly find out what the Redskins did, namely that he lacks the speed and acceleration to be productive at this level. He also is a clear liability in pass protection.

Posted by: leopard09 | March 9, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Why do reporters try to become the story and don't just report the story. The team released some players from a 4 - 12 team and all reporting is negative. If they had kept the players, I'm sure the reporting would be just as negative. Randle El and Mason got picked up... That's good for them. The Redskins gave them the entire FA period to find a job.

Because someone else wanted them doesn't mean that the Redskins made a mistake...... Get real......

Posted by: punchdaclock | March 9, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Mason will probably make the pro bowl and gain over 1000 yards.

Anyone with talent who leaves the cursed Skins goes on to greatness.

Posted by: dannyboyrules | March 9, 2010 9:18 PM | Report abuse

Mason will probably make the pro bowl and gain over 1000 yards.

Anyone with talent who leaves the cursed Skins goes on to greatness.

Posted by: dannyboyrules | March 9, 2010 9:19 PM | Report abuse

Mason will probably make the pro bowl and gain over 1000 yards.

Anyone with talent who leaves the cursed Skins goes on to greatness.

Posted by: dannyboyrules | March 9, 2010 9:19 PM | Report abuse

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