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Bryant headed to Cincinnati; Redskins had no plans to meet

The Redskins apparently were not interested in wide receiver Antonio Bryant, who today reportedly agreed to a four-year deal with the Cincinnati Bengals that could be worth as much as $29 million.

There was a report out of Tampa on Tuesday that Bryant, formerly of the Tampa Bay Bucaneers, was headed to Redskins Park for a visit. But the Redskins had nothing scheduled with Bryant, a league source said. That's how things go at this time of year.

By Jason Reid  |  March 10, 2010; 4:05 PM ET
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that is a boatload of cash for that cat...not sure thats a wise investment....seems like he's seen a good number of teams in the relatively short career he's had.....makes you wonder...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 10, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Carson Palmer will have his choice of divas to throw to

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 10, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

No reason to use Redskins for leverage, we ain't paying... might have worked earlier in FA, but won't now.

Posted by: tony325 | March 10, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Wow, the good news just keeps comin'! Make our day and let us know when Larry Johnson signs elsewhere.

I hate to sound like a Clinton-era Republican, but character DOES matter, and IMHO, Gibbs' 1.0 emphasis on it in player selection was a bigger factor in the team's success than is generally recognized. Eccentricity's fine. Dysfunctional self-absorption is not.

You listenin', CP, CR?? NO WHINERS! NO DRAMA QUEENS!! NO ME FIRSTERS!!

Posted by: hogmeister | March 10, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

That's how things go at this time of year.

By Jason Reid

Only for you un-informed fcuks at the Post...half stepping..take from other web-site fetching..fake-ass reporters...

wonder lick the bottom of my shoe...Crack Head Mayor of RI

Posted by: jcnjcnj | March 10, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Anyone else laughing at the Post for their new found lack of inside information?

I know I am.

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

Is it just me, or are there more false FA reports about the 'Skins this year than a) any other team, and b) in any other year?

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

I hope this dude LJ doesn't sign.

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

The reporting this year has been horrible. Never thought I would miss La Confora. The best quote of the year was the Twitter quote about "QUADRUPLE CHECKED Carlos Dansby is NOT headed to South Florida" from Cindy Boren

Posted by: matt8 | March 10, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: jcnjcnj | March 10, 2010 4:19 PM |

Rapidly approaching ITA status based on posts the past few days...

Posted by: Rypien11 | March 10, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Rapidly approaching ITA status based on posts the past few days...

Posted by: Rypien11 |

what's ITA"?

Posted by: jcnjcnj | March 10, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

I think the players realize that this new regime is not f*cking around. This ain't Zorn and Cerrato, and CP...Danny won't save you now, Shanny and Allen are his new BFF's.

Posted by: iH8dallas | March 10, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

I hate to sound like a Clinton-era Republican, but character DOES matter, and IMHO, Gibbs' 1.0 emphasis on it in player selection was a bigger factor in the team's success than is generally recognized. Eccentricity's fine. Dysfunctional self-absorption is not.

You listenin', CP, CR?? NO WHINERS! NO DRAMA QUEENS!! NO ME FIRSTERS!!

Posted by: hogmeister | March 10, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

The 'Skins were not totally devoid of problem children during Gibbs 1.0 (G. Clark, whiner, drama queen; Riggins, prima donna, closet alcoholic). However, their production far outweighed any problems they presented. No, the biggest factor in the team's success during Gibbs 1.0, other than Gibbs himself, was Bobby Beathard. And the biggest reason for the different results under Gibbs 2.0

Posted by: rbpalmer | March 10, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

jcn, in ryp's case regarding you, it means, "I TOTALLY AGREE"......

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 10, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

I don't even check the Post for late breaking Skins news anymore. Strictly PFT, which seems to be on top of it.

Posted by: iH8dallas | March 10, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 10, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Character? Ben Roethlisberger and Tom Brady's character didn't keep them from winning 5 of the last 9 Super Bowls and plying in six!

Posted by: DCull | March 10, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

That's how things go at this time of year....

Yep, JR and the rest of the WAPO sports writers are having one hell of frenzy covering the new approach by the Skins Front Office.... It's blowing their minds... I love it!

Posted by: TKing1 | March 10, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

jcn, in ryp's case regarding you, it means, "I TOTALLY AGREE"......

Posted by: BeantownGreg1

Thanks....

Posted by: jcnjcnj | March 10, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Well...someone better tell ORakpo that!!

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/dcsportsbog/snydercamerondiaz.jpg

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 10, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Snyder is pimptastic

Posted by: iH8dallas | March 10, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

I agree with rbpalmer!Every team has on/off the field issues to deal with. At the end of the day, how they play together is the difference between winning and losing!

Posted by: DCull | March 10, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

jcn, in ryp's case regarding you, it means, "I TOTALLY AGREE"......

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 10, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

You know, that's the first piece of misinformation I've ever seen from you, Greg

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

jcn, ryp is saying he likes you and appreciates your posts...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 10, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

jcn, in ryp's case regarding you, it means, "I TOTALLY AGREE"......

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 10, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

You know, that's the first piece of misinformation I've ever seen from you, Greg

Posted by: JohnDinHouston

well why dont you explain it...johnD

Posted by: jcnjcnj | March 10, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

I hate to sound like a Clinton-era Republican, but character DOES matter, and IMHO, Gibbs' 1.0 emphasis on it in player selection was a bigger factor in the team's success than is generally recognized. Eccentricity's fine. Dysfunctional self-absorption is not.

You listenin', CP, CR?? NO WHINERS! NO DRAMA QUEENS!! NO ME FIRSTERS!!

Posted by: hogmeister

I agree. Might be the only 1 who agrees with you.

There's a 2nd part to it. Certain coaches can deal better with character issues. Gibbs could. I think Shanahan can (Will Sammy Davis sing that?). Zorn had no chance.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 10, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | March 10, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

That's how things go at this time of year.

By Jason Reid

Only for you un-informed fcuks at the Post...half stepping..take from other web-site fetching..fake-ass reporters...

Posted by: jcnjcnj |

You know where to send your resume, right?

Look, Nixon WAS a crook. It's time to move on.

Posted by: TheCork | March 10, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone remember someone posting here a few months ago about their nephew who was a HS QB somewhere (Ohio, maybe?) and was trying to get some college programs to take a look? What was that kid’s name? I’m curious to see if he signed anywhere.

Posted by: closer44 | March 10, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

That soft, sobbing sound you hear?

It's from T.O.

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

Who can take a sunrise
Sprinkle it with dew
Cover it with choc'late and a miracle or two
The Shanahan
Oh, the Shanahan can
The Shanahan can
'Cause he mixes it with love
And makes the world taste good

Who can take a rainbow
Wrap it in a sigh
Soak it in the sun and make a groovy lemon pie
The Shanahan
The Shanahan can
The Shanahan can
'Cause he mixes it with love
And makes the world taste good

The Shanahan makes everything he bakes
Satisfying and delicious
Now you talk about your childhood wishes
You can even eat the dishes

Oh, who can take tomorrow
Dip it in a dream
Separate the sorrow and collect up all the cream
The Shanahan
Oh, the Shanahan can
The Shanahan can
'Cause he mixes it with love
And makes the world taste good

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 10, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Bean. Always lookin out for me...

Posted by: Rypien11 | March 10, 2010 5:04 PM | Report abuse

sportcenter has the browns shopping brady quinn...jc for quinn and some picks? not advocating, just kinda tossin it out there

Posted by: terrapin3 | March 10, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

jcn, in ryp's case regarding you, it means, "I TOTALLY AGREE"......

Posted by: BeantownGreg1

Thanks....

Posted by: jcnjcnj | March 10, 2010 4:40 PM

No, thank you jcnjcnj.

Posted by: mack1 | March 10, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

You know where to send your resume, right?

Posted by: TheCork | March 10, 2010 4:57 PM

Time for some new stuff, Cork. This once-lively retort was lifeless in 2007, had rigor mortis in 2008, had rotted in 2009, and is decomposing in 2010.

Posted by: League-Source | March 10, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

if they weren't interested in Bryant, I doubt they would be interested in T.O.

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 10, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse

League-Source are you calling someone's game stale? Really?

Posted by: mack1 | March 10, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

sportcenter has the browns shopping brady quinn...jc for quinn and some picks? not advocating, just kinda tossin it out there

Posted by: terrapin3

quiet you, don't even throw it out there

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 10, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

SkinsneedaGM, if JC is such a clear loser why do you think Allen/Shanahan tendered him a first rounder?

Posted by: Alan4 | March 10, 2010 2:16 PM
=========================================
ALAN4
Tendering a player as a 1st rounder is not a vote of confidence that JC is not a "loser". ("Loser" was your choice of words not mine).
A vote of confidence would of been, what JC and his agent wanted, a Contract Extension.

For just 124K more the Skins could of shown a little more confidence in JC..but, decided to see what they could get for him..and invite other teams to make offers..


From Rich Campbell..
The Washington Redskins yesterday began solidifying their roster for 2010 by tendering qualifying offers to most of their 10 restricted free agents, and they turned a few heads with a tender to quarterback Jason Campbell that was lower than many league observers expected.

Campbell received a qualifying offer at the first-round level worth $3.14 million for one year, according to a league source with knowledge with the situation. If Campbell signs an offer sheet with another team, the Redskins would have seven days to match it. If they choose not to, they'd receive that team's first-round pick as compensation for losing Campbell.....

For only $124,750 more, however, the Redskins could have protected Campbell much more securely with a first- and third-round tender.

Although it's unlikely that a team would give up a first-round pick for him, it's almost certain no team would give up first- and third-rounders.......

Yesterday's decision was the strongest indication yet of new coach Mike Shanahan's tepid desire to commit to Campbell as the Redskins' long-term solution at quarterback. The Redskins still could trade him before the season.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 10, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

so sorry, just not used to the offseason boredom

Posted by: terrapin3 | March 10, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

terrapin thats an AWFUL... Quinn is one of the few qbs out there worse than campbell... plus he likes to touch other men... how well did that turn out for Kordell Stewart in the Steelers locker room?

Just saying, Quinn is the definition of a bust, and to even THINK of trading JC for him just shows how stupid people on this chat really are.... JC isn't a great Qb, but trust me there are FARRRRRRRRRRRRR worse...

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | March 10, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

I hate to sound like a Clinton-era Republican, but character DOES matter, and IMHO, Gibbs' 1.0 emphasis on it in player selection was a bigger factor in the team's success than is generally recognized. Eccentricity's fine. Dysfunctional self-absorption is not.

You listenin', CP, CR?? NO WHINERS! NO DRAMA QUEENS!! NO ME FIRSTERS!!

Posted by: hogmeister

selective memory, Riggo was and is a diva, sat out a year cause of $$ didn't practice, had few friends on the team, you stop whining, whiner

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 10, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

No, the biggest factor in the team's success during Gibbs 1.0, other than Gibbs himself, was Bobby Beathard. And the biggest reason for the different results under Gibbs 2.0

Posted by: rbpalmer | March 10, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Absolutely, and have said so here several times. Plus ownership's reluctant hands off policy in all matters except of highest priority.

Posted by: glawrence007 | March 10, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

a lot of guys aren't getting extensions cause of the CBA, guys that would've got them in any other year.

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 10, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Time for some new stuff, Cork. This once-lively retort was lifeless in 2007, had rigor mortis in 2008, had rotted in 2009, and is decomposing in 2010.

Posted by: League-Source | March 10, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

You mean Rigor Portis!

Posted by: diamond_jim | March 10, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

No, the biggest factor in the team's success during Gibbs 1.0, other than Gibbs himself, was Bobby Beathard. And the biggest reason for the different results under Gibbs 2.0

Posted by: rbpalmer | March 10, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Absolutely, and have said so here several times. Plus ownership's reluctant hands off policy in all matters except of highest priority.

Posted by: glawrence007

the biggest reason for the difference in gibbs 2.0 was the untimely death of ST21! we would have had the best D in the league in 2007, a bunch of interceptions, and our wild card run would have had a chance to go all the way, IMO

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 10, 2010 5:23 PM | Report abuse


Bears add Eddie Williams to mix at fullback
March 10, 2010 4:17 PM | No Comments
By Brad Biggs

The Bears have added a fullback by signing Eddie Williams, an athletic option who moves well and is an accomplished receiver.

Williams, a seventh-round draft pick from Idaho by the Washington Redskins last year, was released last week and the Bears scooped him up, adding him to the mix with veteran Jason McKie.
Williams suffered a broken left leg in practice in late November and had surgery. He had to pass a physical with the Redskins to be released last week, so that means he is ready to go. Williams had concerns when he came out last year after tearing the ACL in his right knee as a senior in school.

But Williams showed great promise in the Vandals program. During that senior year, he caught 54 passes for 687 yards and six touchdowns as a tight end. The 6-1, 249-pounder is viewed as an H-back type.

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 10, 2010 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Who is our back-up going to be

Posted by: CheyenneWY | March 10, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Anyone else laughing at the Post for their new found lack of inside information?

I know I am.

Posted by: jincargo | March 10, 2010 4:21 PM

RI is us and this information was already posted, so why complain? Until someone else offers up the information infrastructure to provide a Skins chat room all day long, time to lighten up.

Posted by: dcsween | March 10, 2010 5:27 PM | Report abuse

Happy Dance Time.

Adults running the Redskins. Football people. People who aren't paying $50,000 for a rusted out Yugo with 2 dead cylinders and three wheels.

Who knows - maybe The Danny will appreciate that his money is actually buying value and playing time instead of angry fans.

Anyway - thanks to Allen and Shannahan - at least there's some brainpower behind the employment offers.

Posted by: laserwizard | March 10, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

it means, "I TOTALLY AGREE"......

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 10, 2010 4:37 PM

Oh SNAP! [Am I using that phrase in the right context?]

Posted by: dcsween | March 10, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Who is our back-up going to be

Posted by: CheyenneWY | March 10, 2010 5:24 PM

Backup what? QB? Rex Grossman.

Did you hear about the butcher who backed up into the meat grinder?

He got a little behind in his work.

Posted by: dcsween | March 10, 2010 5:33 PM | Report abuse

Eagles signed CB Marlin Jackson from Indy. Would have been a great pickup for us. Not sure how expensive he would have been though.

Posted by: quinn3 | March 10, 2010 5:34 PM | Report abuse

There's a 2nd part to it. Certain coaches can deal better with character issues. Gibbs could. I think Shanahan can (Will Sammy Davis sing that?). Zorn had no chance.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 10, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse
_______________________________________

As long as they still have... what's the magical word I'm thinking of... oh... TALENT!!

NO to TO & LJ... We can find a more productive back in the draft & we need to let our players develop. I would of been OK with Bryant, if they determined he was an upgrade, but obviously they didn't think he was worth the coin... Good move!

Posted by: tony325 | March 10, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Did you hear about the butcher who backed up into the meat grinder?

He got a little behind in his work.

Posted by: dcsween | March 10, 2010 5:33 PM | Report abuse

Giving new meaning to the cut of beef called "Rump Roast"

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | March 10, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Player Agents always put it out there that the Redskins are interested. It is their way of trying to get a team to put up a contract offer, before the "free-spending Skins" sign 'em.

Posted by: Wemiss21 | March 10, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

JReid responding to whiff on reports that Bryant was visiting Ashburn: "that's how things go at this time of year" = Rogers/Landery on double moves: "what can you do?"

Posted by: AdamCr | March 10, 2010 5:40 PM | Report abuse

JReid responding to whiff on reports that Bryant was visiting Ashburn: "that's how things go at this time of year" = Rogers/Landery on double moves: "what can you do?"

Posted by: AdamCr | March 10, 2010 5:40 PM | Report abuse

Accountability right out the window here.

Posted by: glawrence007 | March 10, 2010 5:42 PM | Report abuse

*Landry

Posted by: AdamCr | March 10, 2010 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Just for general knowledge:

The WONDERLIC is a reading comprehension test where you answer as many of 50 questions correctly as you can in, I believe, 12 minutes. I used it on my students to identify those who would have difficulty passing a state insurance licence examination. 25 proved to be the general cut-off for first time passage of the state exam. Scores below that median SOMETIMES proved the individual to be reading deficiant. Below twenty. it was virtually impossible to pass on the first try although I had exceptions of course.

Most below 25 took the examination more than once before being successful. I should point out that WONDERLIC has many different tests measuring different variables among individuals. Whether this particular test for the NFL measures reading ability I do not know of course.

Posted by: glawrence007 | March 10, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: glawrence007 | March 10, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Its a blog folks. The days of journalism are over. I really could care less (at least 98% of the time) who breaks what story. Especially since so many of these 'stories' have multiple parts.

Part 1: Guy might come
Part 2: Guy is coming
Part 3: Guy is here
Part 4: Guy is spotted having dinner
Part 5: Guy expected to sign contract
Part 6: Guy might not sign
Part 7: Guy signs
Part 8: Terms of Guy's contract
Part 9: Effect of Guy on Albert Haynesworth
Part 10: Guy might make Carter odd man out
Part 11: Guy still doesn't solve OL problem
Part 12: Comments by current Skins on Guy
Part 13: Guy make comments
Part 14: Blog laments release of Rock

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 10, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

beep

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 10, 2010 5:57 PM | Report abuse

Part 15: Leigh Torrence joke
~

Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | March 10, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Bryant is overrated. It's a good sign that they didn't actually schedule a visit with that guy. The wr's we currently have are okay but they've shown no consistency. I'd take the Steelers 3rd wr (Mike Wallace) over any of the guys we currently have. Shanny might have to acquire a legit wr through trade to give his offense a fighting chance.

Posted by: coparker5 | March 10, 2010 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Why do I sense T.O. heading this way?

Posted by: erthdog | March 10, 2010 6:08 PM | Report abuse

Why do I sense T.O. heading this way?

Posted by: erthdog


Probably because the Mayor is NOT reporting it. Ergo, it has a huge chance of happening.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | March 10, 2010 6:27 PM | Report abuse

Why do I sense T.O. heading this way?

Posted by: erthdog


Probably because the Mayor is NOT reporting it. Ergo, it has a huge chance of happening.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | March 10, 2010 6:27 PM

Why would shanallen be interested in a reciever who hast clearly lost a step, a known locker room cancer, and I personally think he drops more easy passes than CR. We're deep @ WR, develop the young talent(Thomas, Kelly, Mitchell), maybe grab a 7th round project this year and this is a non-issue. Or am I wrong?

Posted by: CA420skinsFan | March 10, 2010 6:58 PM | Report abuse

Actually, my gut tells me both Larry Johnson and TO end up in DC playing for the Skins. I think Shanahan will now model himself after Belicheck and will not be averse to bringing in talented players with past problems. LJ has close to 700 career carries LESS than CP, and TO would be an upgrade over the recently waived ARE. 1 or 2 yr reasonable contracts for both. I actually ... I am okay with this result if it goes down!

Posted by: gilk | March 10, 2010 10:48 PM | Report abuse

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