Dockery Could Visit Skins Tomorrow

Jason La Canfora reports:

The Redskins continue to pursue free agent guard Derrick Dockery, who left Detroit without a contract today. According to some Redskins players, he could be at Redskins Park tomorrow and a deal could be completed over the weekend.

When reached by phone, the usually gregarious Dockery said he was unable to talk and said to call him again in the morning. After the press conference with Albert Haynesworth today, executive director of football operations Vinny Cerrato said that Dockery would be a nice addition to the team.

By Cindy Boren  |  February 27, 2009; 8:58 PM ET
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just reposted.

I have a feeling we will sign Dockery next week. I thinkhe wants to come here to be reunited with his buddy Samuels, and FO wants him. Vinny made a comment today on TV that if Dock was watching, "come home". I think we are letting him test the market to determine his value. If that happens, I will be very happy with our moves in free agency.

Posted by: frediefritz | February 27, 2009 9:05 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: frediefritz | February 27, 2009 9:07 PM | Report abuse

For what it's worth, Dockery attended a taping of "PTI" right after signing with Buffalo and I spoke with him because we tape Talking Points afterward. He really seemed to be unhappy about going to Buffalo. Seemed to be just going for the payday.

Posted by: CindyBoren | February 27, 2009 9:12 PM | Report abuse

looks like someone else reporting its done already... Schefter blog notes:

ADAM SCHEFTER
Redskins keep spending, add G Dockery
Posted: Adam Schefter | Adam Schefter | Tags: Derrick Dockery, Washington Redskins

Washington’s wheeling and dealing did not end early Friday; it went into the night. The Redskins reached agreement with former Bills guard Derrick Dockery on a five-year, $26 million deal that included $8.5 in guaranteed money. Combined with the $18.5 in guarnateed money Dockery made from his two years with the Bills, he will have made $27 million guaranteed in three years.


Posted by: sdefife | February 27, 2009 9:12 PM | Report abuse

I thought this was REDSKIN INSIDER? adam say we already sign dockery? what gives ? A little late again

Posted by: why-hate | February 27, 2009 9:16 PM | Report abuse

I think this deal soften the AH deal. I like this move alot

Posted by: why-hate | February 27, 2009 9:18 PM | Report abuse

What was the skins offer two years ago? I hope they didn't go too much above it. Dockery helps because he adds a veteran presence and he knows the players and the OL coach. I hope he commits himself to excellence this offseason. That leaves OT and LB as the most pressing need in the draft. I heard on ESPN 980 today that the rumor is the skins are more than likely to trade back in the first if possible. Hopefully they can address both positions early in the draft.

Posted by: TWISI | February 27, 2009 9:20 PM | Report abuse

LT- Samuels LG- Dockery C- Rabach
Rg- R Thomas RT Andre Smith

Back-up: Jansen, kendall, heyer, rinehart, D. Clark.

Makes sense to me

Posted by: why-hate | February 27, 2009 9:22 PM | Report abuse

Nice scoop, Post insider.

Posted by: docjohnson | February 27, 2009 9:24 PM | Report abuse

JASON YOU ARE NOT GOOD EVEN AT YOUR DAY JOB

GO COVER THE RAVENS AND LET JASON REID BE THE INSIDER

YOU SUCK!

Posted by: evamg78 | February 27, 2009 9:24 PM | Report abuse

I would trade back and pick up an pick maybe Clay Matthews jr., or the road warriors animals kid James Laurinaitis

Posted by: why-hate | February 27, 2009 9:25 PM | Report abuse

and yes

i rrrrrrrrrrrrreallly hope we get andre smith

oher could work too though ;)

Posted by: evamg78 | February 27, 2009 9:25 PM | Report abuse

Yes!

Dagger!

Posted by: 4thFloor | February 27, 2009 9:26 PM | Report abuse

and we get a second or early third and get a decent tackle

Posted by: why-hate | February 27, 2009 9:26 PM | Report abuse

I do not mind the opinions here, but it is clear this blog of the home town paper is only for opinion and not the place to get breaking Redskins news, and there is more coverage of the Haynesworth presser on ESPN.com than here

Posted by: docjohnson | February 27, 2009 9:27 PM | Report abuse

If Dockerry is in the fold, then that is a really decent start. I hope the skins do something with the Taylor contract to add more cap space and add Leonard Weaver and Bobby Engram to the offense. Now that's impressive.

Posted by: TWISI | February 27, 2009 9:28 PM | Report abuse

we need Lb badly right now.

Posted by: why-hate | February 27, 2009 9:28 PM | Report abuse

When reached by phone, the usually gregarious Dockery said he was unable to talk and said to call him again in the morning.

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By Cindy Boren | February 27, 2009; 8:58 PM ET

That's because his agent told him not to tell any reporters.

Then his agent hit Shefter on the BlackBerry....

Great offseason. F the haters.

This is our owner. The only way we'll make the SB. Overpaying for past mistakes. But hey, It Is What It Is. Either find another team to root for or deal with it haters......

Posted by: 4thFloor | February 27, 2009 9:31 PM | Report abuse

Moore resigned with the Jets. Less total money than Dockery but more guaranteed money

Posted by: docjohnson | February 27, 2009 9:32 PM | Report abuse

Clayton just concured and said the skins have signed dockery, way to go jason's

Posted by: John134 | February 27, 2009 9:32 PM | Report abuse

Cindy -- im not a hater. just sharing with the peeps. but its obvious the front office of the skins wants to control all its news.

Posted by: sdefife | February 27, 2009 9:36 PM | Report abuse

Dockery maka me happy

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 27, 2009 9:36 PM | Report abuse

Brown, Moore, and Keamoetaeu (sp?) were locked up earlier in the day. So Dockery had to sign fast before the money dried up....

Posted by: 4thFloor | February 27, 2009 9:37 PM | Report abuse

I wonder how much of this is the front office (read, Vinny) shutting out the Post and feeding them mis-information in retribution for the perceived negative views last year from JLC. How else do you miss the Haynesworth thing so badly?

Posted by: docjohnson | February 27, 2009 9:37 PM | Report abuse

evamg78 basically said exactly what i'm thinking, with dockery on the line and andre smith? oooo geez, but oher would do too.

man, whats up JLC? I was on this site constantly but heard all three deals from schefter. I know he has retarded contacts but still. Guess this site is for people who DON'T have way too much time on their hands haha

Posted by: poconnor | February 27, 2009 9:37 PM | Report abuse

What are you writing? Dockery visits skins TOMORROW?... Schefter says we already got Dockery. lol. You are a day behind, but it's okay, although this IS the Redskins insider, I expect everything here first, but I guess not.

Posted by: rachel216 | February 27, 2009 9:37 PM | Report abuse

Andre Smith is a LT and LT only. That's all he played his entire life. He will not go to RT because he knows they make less money in the long run.

Posted by: 4thFloor | February 27, 2009 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Not a big JLC fan here. However, I'd like to repeat here what Cindy has posted often before. The Post wants to confirm these reports from several sources. So I wouldn't buy too much into the fact that the Dockery signing hasbeen reported elsewhere.

Posted by: TWISI | February 27, 2009 9:41 PM | Report abuse

Andre Smith is a LT and LT only. That's all he played his entire life. He will not go to RT because he knows they make less money in the long run.

Posted by: 4thFloor | February 27, 2009 9:39 PM

He's a rookie, he'll do as he's told or not play.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 27, 2009 9:42 PM | Report abuse

At least post that there are multiple outlets, save for the Post, reporting that Dockery is signed.........

Posted by: 4thFloor | February 27, 2009 9:42 PM | Report abuse

I am hearing that Haynesworth is strongly considering taking a huge contract with Tampa. I was really hoping the Skins could get him.

Maybe Jasno Lacantreporta can make some calls and see what is going on.

Also, I hear Deangelo Hall's agent said he will not re-sign with the Skins until they have visited a few other clubs.

Posted by: isnadd | February 27, 2009 9:43 PM | Report abuse

Andre Smith is a LT and LT only. That's all he played his entire life. He will not go to RT because he knows they make less money in the long run.

Posted by: 4thFloor


Agreed. I think Oher would be the pick over Andre.

Posted by: TWISI | February 27, 2009 9:43 PM | Report abuse

do you think larry michael is freezing out JLC??? GASP!!! he found the infamous "source" and has a wire on his ear feeding him BS and laughing with cerrato

Posted by: poconnor | February 27, 2009 9:44 PM | Report abuse

haha its on nfl.com

cindy shouldnt cover for jla

Posted by: evamg78 | February 27, 2009 9:45 PM | Report abuse

Not a big JLC fan here. However, I'd like to repeat here what Cindy has posted often before. The Post wants to confirm these reports from several sources. So I wouldn't buy too much into the fact that the Dockery signing hasbeen reported elsewhere.

Posted by: TWISI | February 27, 2009 9:41 PM

While I would like to agree with you. I can't because of one thing:

When has Schefter of the NFL Network (owned by the NFL and it's owners) ever been wrong?

Exactly.

And what's wrong with reporting that other people are reporting it but they themselves haven't?

Posted by: 4thFloor | February 27, 2009 9:45 PM | Report abuse

He's a rookie, he'll do as he's told or not play.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 27, 2009 9:42 PM

For the money they're paying, he'll be the long snapper, he`ll return punts, or he`ll clean up the locker room if they ask.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 27, 2009 9:46 PM | Report abuse

Trade our 3rd, 5th, and 6th for a high 2nd.

Take Orakpo at #13 and then Loadholt/Britton/Mack in the 2nd.

Or some combination of OL/LB.

Case closed.

Posted by: Rypien11 | February 27, 2009 9:46 PM | Report abuse

http://www.washingtontimes.com/weblogs/redskins/2009/Feb/27/caponomics-park/

Good tidbits. Cerrato actually speaks to this paper....

Posted by: 4thFloor | February 27, 2009 9:47 PM | Report abuse

As I stated earlier during my "I-don't-like-the-Hanyensworth-signing-rants", if we sign Dock I will shut up and have a good attitude.
So I'm making good on my promise.

Kudos to the FO for a very promising day of FA signings.

$8.5 guaranteed is a good number for a proven starter who has been successful under our coaches and is motivated to play here.

This is NOT like the Carrier, George, Sanders, Smith era - where we overpaid for aging/on-the-downside stars.

This is NOT like the FA bonanza under Gibbs where we handed out $10mill guaranteed contracts like hotcakes to 2-bit 2nd-tier FAs like Lloyd, Arch and Randle El.

We signed a handful of legit proven players who are hitting their primes (although I believe we overpaid for one of them).

The icing on the cake will be Andre Smith at #13 in the draft.

Posted by: p1funk | February 27, 2009 9:47 PM | Report abuse

Trade our 3rd, 5th, and 6th for a high 2nd.

Take Orakpo at #13 and then Loadholt/Britton/Mack in the 2nd.

Or some combination of OL/LB.

Case closed.

Posted by: Rypien11

I'm really thinking the skins will trade a 2010 pick to get one in 2009. After the Haynesworth signing, Zorn and even Vinny are on the clock.

Posted by: TWISI | February 27, 2009 9:49 PM | Report abuse

Espn.com wont report without 2 sources, press standard. Not sure the issue here, other than I assume JLC's source was one of the 45 people fired, and thus the reason he has no scoop and points this out in an article about signing a player

Posted by: docjohnson | February 27, 2009 9:50 PM | Report abuse

Off Season Checklist:

Sign Stud DT to improve pass rush: check

Re-sign malcontent CB to maintain strong secondary: check

Improve offensive line: check

Add player to roster named Dabrickashaw: (get busy Vinnie)

Posted by: isnadd | February 27, 2009 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Anyway, good for Dock for pulling this off. He`s getting big bucks between the Skins and Buffalo. He was a third round pick out of Texas, a tackle, who worked hard to become an NFL guard. He`s never going to be All Pro, but he`s a reliable guy (aside from penalties) who will make the Redskins a better team and at a reasonable price.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 27, 2009 9:52 PM | Report abuse

HAYNESWORTH'S "REAL" DEAL IS LIKELY FOUR YEAR, $48 MILLION
Posted by Mike Florio: Friday, February 27, 2009 9:41 PM
Like we've said time and again when it comes to these big-money contracts, the number that gets reported carries a lot of fluff aimed at making the deal look better, presumably to help the agent leverage the transaction into attracting further clients.

In the case of the contract signed on Friday by defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth with the Redskins, the headlines regarding a seven-year, $100 million deal with a maximum value of $115 million sound a lot better than something like, say, four years and $48 million.

But Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that, in reality, the contract is worth $48 million over four years.

In the fifth year of the deal, Haynesworth is due to receive a whopping $29 million in salary and bonuses. And since he'll be 32 when the 2013 season begins, the Redskins likely won't pay those amounts.

Still, $41 million of the $48 million is genuinely guaranteed, which is the true significance of the contract. Moving forward, look for a greater percentage of the actual base value of these contracts to represent guaranteed money.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 27, 2009 9:52 PM | Report abuse

!!!Dockery is signed!!!

Posted by: offbyone | February 27, 2009 9:53 PM | Report abuse

I'm really thinking the skins will trade a 2010 pick to get one in 2009. After the Haynesworth signing, Zorn and even Vinny are on the clock.

Posted by: TWISI | February 27, 2009 9:49 PM

With you on this TWISI. Maybe they can pull of a good trade-down, but barring that I see them trading next year`s first for a second this year. It is just too Snyder for them not to do it.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 27, 2009 9:54 PM | Report abuse

Most mock's now have Orakpo going at 6. No chance he will be there at 13

Posted by: docjohnson | February 27, 2009 9:54 PM | Report abuse

Like I said earlier, I speculated that Haynesworth would only see 4 years and $50/55Mil at the most. Well........

HAYNESWORTH'S "REAL" DEAL IS LIKELY FOUR YEAR, $48 MILLION
Posted by Mike Florio: Friday, February 27, 2009 9:41 PM
Like we've said time and again when it comes to these big-money contracts, the number that gets reported carries a lot of fluff aimed at making the deal look better, presumably to help the agent leverage the transaction into attracting further clients.

In the case of the contract signed on Friday by defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth with the Redskins, the headlines regarding a seven-year, $100 million deal with a maximum value of $115 million sound a lot better than something like, say, four years and $48 million.

But Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that, in reality, the contract is worth $48 million over four years.

In the fifth year of the deal, Haynesworth is due to receive a whopping $29 million in salary and bonuses. And since he'll be 32 when the 2013 season begins, the Redskins likely won't pay those amounts.

Still, $41 million of the $48 million is genuinely guaranteed, which is the true significance of the contract. Moving forward, look for a greater percentage of the actual base value of these contracts to represent guaranteed money.

===================================

HAHA! All the haters find another whipping boy!

Danny has learned. (It seems)...

Posted by: 4thFloor | February 27, 2009 9:55 PM | Report abuse

Ever wonder why some people under perform?

Former Jags' WR Reggie Williams Arrested for DWI, Marijuana Possession
Posted Feb 27th 2009 5:30 PM by Ryan Wilson (RSS feed)

Filed Under: Jaguars, AFC South, NFL Police Blotter, NFL Free Agency
In 2004, the Jaguars drafted wide receiver Reggie Williams with the ninth-overall pick. To date, that has been the highlight of his NFL career. He's averaged just 38 catches a season and never approached 1,000 receiving yards, which is why the team showed no real interest in re-signing him.

Perhaps more would've been made of his underachievement if the team hadn't drafted Matt Jones -- who's had his own issues with making the transition from college to the NFL (though, to his credit, he was a quarterback at Arkansas; Williams has no such excuse) -- a year later. Relatively speaking, Jones had a breakout season in 2008, but that was cut short after he was suspended for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

More than draft status and mostly mediocre NFL numbers, Williams and Jones now share another distinction: getting cuffed and stuffed on drug possession charges. Well done, sirs. Jones' run-in came last summer; Williams, who has impeccable timing, waited till the start of free agency, presumably to keep his name in the news for would-be suitors.
[Williams] has been charged with DWI and possession of .97 grams of marijuana, both class B misdemeanors. Williams failed three field sobriety tests but refused to voluntarily provide a blood and urine sample, according to the police report. ...

Williams was initially pulled over as part of a routine traffic stop according to the police report because he was unable to maintain a single lane of traffic and because he failed to signal he was changing lanes.
There is good news: the police report indicates that Williams was cooperative, so there's that. No idea what this means for his immediate future -- it wasn't like he was in high demand before the arrest. Plus, if the Jags aren't interested -- and they have quite possibly the worst pass-catching situation in the league -- then there probably isn't much of a market for Williams, weed or not.

Posted by: TWISI | February 27, 2009 9:55 PM | Report abuse

JASON YOU ARE NOT GOOD EVEN AT YOUR DAY JOB

GO COVER THE RAVENS AND LET JASON REID BE THE INSIDER

YOU SUCK!

Posted by: evamg78 | February 27, 2009 9:24 PM

Whew! Chillax, dude. You'd think you were AH after an undetected Gurode take-down!

Posted by: AntonChigurh | February 27, 2009 9:57 PM | Report abuse

PLEASE DONT TRADE THE 13th PICK!!! ANDRE SMITH!!

Posted by: cocodc1 | February 27, 2009 9:59 PM | Report abuse

what a joke.......here is the dockery signing from espn the real redskins news source


http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3941156

Posted by: John134 | February 27, 2009 10:00 PM | Report abuse

From Clayton's piece: An off season by the line in 2008 and a big salary made Dockery a salary cap casualty Thursday. But strange things happened. The Bills didn't place Dockery on the waiver wire, and there had been interest by the Detroit Lions in acquiring him in a trade.

Dockery flew to Detroit Friday for a visit and a physical. The Bills didn't get the paperwork in on a trade, so he was officially released Friday. That's when things heated up.

The Redskins called and tried to bring him back. The Lions offered him a richer contract to stay, but Dockery decided he couldn't pass up the chance to return to the Redskins.

LMAO. At least the spaghetti gang gets the paperwork done, LOL

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | February 27, 2009 10:03 PM | Report abuse

Hey thats what happens when you burn bridges with the people you need to be in contact with to do your job. So in exchange for trying to snitch on Cerratto this past year the Wapo loses out to other outlets in reporting about the hometown team. Pretty weak.

Andre Smith can play RT for 2 years and move to the left side when Samuels is done. He'll make his money if he is good at either position.

Posted by: Posse81_83_84 | February 27, 2009 10:03 PM | Report abuse

It seems that the Lions offered Dockery more. Just like Tampa offered Haynesworth more. Hmmmm...

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 27, 2009 10:03 PM | Report abuse

So Dockery is the 2nd out of our 2 FA signings to take less money and play with he Redskins?

I call tht progress!

Posted by: 4thFloor | February 27, 2009 10:04 PM | Report abuse

Yea Posse, I forgot about that d baggery JLaC pulled. What an a$$.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 27, 2009 10:05 PM | Report abuse

sweet..maybe i am a softie but i am siced about dockery returning.

Posted by: chrislarry | February 27, 2009 10:07 PM | Report abuse

Hmmmmm Lions or Redskins????? Must have been a tough choice, after he already found out what more money and a crappy team feels like.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | February 27, 2009 10:07 PM | Report abuse

2 Days ago I would have said Andre Smith is a huge risk based on his recent shananigans (sp?) at the combine.

After today's signings he'd fit right in.

Remember the last time we drafted a guy named Andre in the first round who played offensive line?

Posted by: isnadd | February 27, 2009 10:07 PM | Report abuse

Is Dock on board?? Do we have confirmation of this?

I am trying not get excited about this spending spree given past futility. But it's hard not to. One big factor is, unlike many of our big f/a signings in the past, Hall, Haynesworth and Dockery are all in their prime (25, 27 and 27 yrs old respectively). I am down with all of this, but I think we really need to nail this 13th pick. Michael Oher seems like a great pick - he slid on work ethic questions, but is considered a top 5 guy on talent. Given his personal struggles, being adopted, etc, I wouldn't worry too much about his character. If one of the elite OT's isn't available, trade back and take a LB and OT in the late first and with the 2nd or 3rd rounder we'd get in a trade.

HAIL

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | February 27, 2009 10:10 PM | Report abuse

Trade our 3rd, 5th, and 6th for a high 2nd.

Take Orakpo at #13 and then Loadholt/Britton/Mack in the 2nd.

Or some combination of OL/LB.

Case closed.

Posted by: Rypien11 | February 27, 2009 9:46 PM | Report abuse

Umm..Who in their right mind would trade a high 2nd for a 3rd, 5th, and 6th? I don't even think Madden 2006 would let that fly. LOL

Posted by: ga8085 | February 27, 2009 10:10 PM | Report abuse

Here's the deal people. JLaC sucks at his job, but thanks to his blog and all of you, I get the breaking news as quick as anyone and for that I'm thankful. Thanks to all of you for your diligence.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 27, 2009 10:10 PM | Report abuse

Beeps people

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 27, 2009 10:11 PM | Report abuse

JLC was very unwise to alienate the FO. It would have been wise to put the ego and hatred for Vinny aside and suck up so you can be better at your job.

Think about it, if JLC and Vinny were golf buddies, he might really be getting inside info instead of sourcing the janitor over and over...

Posted by: Jason10 | February 27, 2009 10:12 PM | Report abuse

s-camp while I don't wholeheartedly agree with your first assertion I agree completely with the second. It takes all kinds....

Posted by: chrislarry | February 27, 2009 10:14 PM | Report abuse

Gotta sympathize with Detroit in this case, since the Nats go through the same thing in free agency. Nobody wants to play there if they are offered even similar money somewhere else.

Posted by: Cavalier83 | February 27, 2009 10:18 PM | Report abuse

"he might really be getting inside info instead of sourcing the janitor over and over... " LMAO. Or maybe the intern or the receptionist.

Posted by: AntonChigurh | February 27, 2009 11:00 PM | Report abuse

Trade our 3rd, 5th, and 6th for a high 2nd.

Take Orakpo at #13 and then Loadholt/Britton/Mack in the 2nd.

Or some combination of OL/LB.

Case closed.

Posted by: Rypien11 | February 27, 2009 9:46 PM

Who the name of Slingin Sammy Baugh would trade us a high 2nd for our 3rd, 5th, and 6th round picks? Maybe we could get our 2nd back for Jason Taylor....

Posted by: kenboy1 | February 28, 2009 7:14 PM | Report abuse

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