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Joe Salave'a Cut

Heard that DT Joe Salave'a was cut. They are looking to add youth there.

he had a decent camp and seemed to be over his injury problems, but didn't get much work with the first team.

They like Montgomery and Golston and have a healthy Griffin, But Big Joe was a real core guy and pretty well liked around here by all. He was a another great 2004 success story - a la Lemar Marshall - who is now gone.

Pete Schmidt is also gone - he, like Ross Tucker, has an injury issue. Wr Jason McAddley, who was hurt Saturday, is also cut.

By Jason La Canfora  |  August 28, 2007; 2:01 PM ET
 
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first!!

Posted by: me | August 28, 2007 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Hate to see the good guys leave, but this is what we've been looking for -- get younger, faster, stronger. Eat your Wheaties!

Posted by: talent evaluator | August 28, 2007 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Whoa! I feel better now.

Posted by: Mark Brunnel | August 28, 2007 2:07 PM | Report abuse

damn I like Big Joe!

Posted by: herb | August 28, 2007 2:07 PM | Report abuse

So;

Griff
Golston
Monty
Boschetti

I guess Wynn is safe as the 5th?

Was the guy who cut his head, #77, a DT?

Posted by: Zebra | August 28, 2007 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Stumptown Chris, are you there?

Posted by: Stumped | August 28, 2007 2:09 PM | Report abuse

7thrdst!!

Posted by: A$$clown | August 28, 2007 2:10 PM | Report abuse

here comes gerrard warren

Posted by: badnewz | August 28, 2007 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Wow. pretty surprising. I am sad to see him go. I thought he would be able to come in when Golston/griff get tired and be a force. On the other hand, I'm gald to see were giving some younger guys a chance to grow/produce.

Posted by: Dman | August 28, 2007 2:11 PM | Report abuse

FIRST!!!!

P.S. Gerard Warren also has a new team now (not Denver). Can't remember who.

Posted by: anyone say first yet | August 28, 2007 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Weak on the D-line and they are cutting experienced vets?

I don't get it...!

Posted by: GAD | August 28, 2007 2:13 PM | Report abuse

That sucks. Any chance he gets scooped up by someone else? I assume we'll keep his number if we need him.

I haven't seen push from our dline in ages, so it makes sense. He will be missed.

Posted by: WaPoLiveFan16 | August 28, 2007 2:13 PM | Report abuse

This frees up some decent money on the cap (1.8 mil). NOW can we get Cooley and Taylor both signed.

Posted by: HELLOOOO | August 28, 2007 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Too bad. I have a soft spot for guys named Joe.

I bet Scarface Alexander makes the squad now.

Posted by: Joe in Raleigh | August 28, 2007 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: jjmat84 | August 28, 2007 02:01 PM

I mentioned this yesterday.

Why didn't JLaC mention him. as far as line depth, I think we are 'good enough' to go into the season with Heyer, Wade, and Pucillo as our primary back ups....

We are thin at TE very, very much.

JLaC - What's up with Wiggins?

Posted by: 4th Floor | August 28, 2007 02:04 PM

Posted by: 4th Floor | August 28, 2007 2:16 PM | Report abuse

I like big Joe but this is a good move. We need to get younger.

Posted by: jm220 | August 28, 2007 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Weak on the D-line and they are cutting experienced vets?

I don't get it...!

Posted by: GAD | August 28, 2007 02:13 PM

Have you been watching Griffin, Montgomery and Golston? I wouldn't exactly call any of them "weak".

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2007 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Someone on NPR just took Sally Jenkins to the woodshed for her reporting on M Vick.

Posted by: Stumped | August 28, 2007 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Official | August 28, 2007 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Sad to see Joe go, he's a dude I really liked, but I think more than anything this is a clear endorsement of where the young'uns are -- Goldstone and Muntgummry are ready to play.

I do hope he enjoyed that last Wegmans run with Grilliams...

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 28, 2007 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Yea - they're weak.

No pressure on the passer - EVER.

That's weak!

Posted by: GAD | August 28, 2007 2:18 PM | Report abuse

I thought McAddley might be the #5 WR. Who gets the fifth spot now? Bradford? Hoag? Someone not currently on the roster?

Posted by: Joe in Raleigh | August 28, 2007 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Salavea only counted $893K towards this year's salary cap.

Still, the younger guys will be cheaper since most of them are low rounders or UDFA in their 1st 2-3 years of NFL experince.

We def need to sign Cooley. Taylor can wait until after the season.......

Posted by: 4th Floor | August 28, 2007 2:19 PM | Report abuse

They might use the 5 WR spot to carry a backup OL-man.

Posted by: Stumped | August 28, 2007 2:21 PM | Report abuse

GAD, I think we're banking on the LBs and safeties bringing extra pressure, so the D line just has to be competent, not world-beaters.

Last season they weren't even competent, they were a big part of everything collapsing on our D. Now the key guys appear to be back healthy (Griff, Daniels) and the youngsters in the middle are coming along... it's not going to be a liability this season, mock my words!

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 28, 2007 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Yea - they're weak.

No pressure on the passer - EVER.

That's weak!

Posted by: GAD | August 28, 2007 02:18 PM

That's sooo last year. Get with the times.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2007 2:23 PM | Report abuse

4th, you reminded me: Uff Da!

(That's for Dorf. Good luck with school, dude.)

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 28, 2007 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: 4th Floor | August 28, 2007 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Joe had his time in the sun. But the past few years have been one injury after another. Unlike Griff, Joe was never a game changer. The D-line is the weakest unit on the Skins and if Joe doesn't get signed elsewhere, I can see him coming back if depth is needed.

Posted by: AL | August 28, 2007 2:25 PM | Report abuse

This is, of course, sad for Big Joe -- but it's a good sign for the Skins' D-line if the coaches feel that Montgomery can play a significant role this year.

Montgomery can be a beast. And played well against the Ravens.

Posted by: CMoney | August 28, 2007 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Very sad to see Big Joe go. Real core Redskin and a genuine tough dude.

That said, I have been pleasantly surprised by the play of the d-tackle rotation of Griffin, Golston, and Montgomery. Only Griff is really a penetrator but then again Big Joe was not a penetrator either. He played the nose spot and tried to occupy blockers.

This would seem to bode well for Scarface Lorenzo Alexander.

Posted by: JamesTuthill | August 28, 2007 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Didn't Wiggins stink the place up the last couple of years?

What's wrong with Todd "carbonated" Yoder? I thought he caught at least one TD pass last year?

Posted by: Redcoat | August 28, 2007 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Bummer. This coming on the heels of ESPN reporting just days ago that the Redskins D-line would be much improved, partially because Salave'a looked like he was all he way back.

Shows you what ESPN knows...

Posted by: Captain Rainbows | August 28, 2007 2:27 PM | Report abuse

The U.S. Americans can not find the Samoa U.S. on the map because the "Joe South Africa [say it really quickly]" was cut from the Native America football. And the football is not on the map where the Samoa is, and therefore the Americans from the U.S. don't know.

Posted by: Ms. Teen South Carolina | August 28, 2007 2:28 PM | Report abuse

"Unlike Griff, Joe was never a game changer."

Posted by: AL | August 28, 2007 02:25 PM

How quickly we forget. All I have to say is:

2004 Playoffs, Wild Card Game, Begining of the 2nd Half.

If it wasn't for Salavea, we wouldn't have won that game......

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2007 2:28 PM | Report abuse

badnewz--Gerard Warren was traded to Oakland. If you want to blast the 'Skins for something they're not going to do, at least make it something that they're not going to do but would do if they were as stupid as you think they are.

Posted by: talent evaluator | August 28, 2007 2:29 PM | Report abuse

2:28 was me

Posted by: 4th | August 28, 2007 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Stumped, if they only keep 4 WRs then I assume they'll want 3 TEs. I'm not sure the depth there is any better.

Cooley, Yoder, end of list.

Posted by: Joe in Raleigh | August 28, 2007 2:30 PM | Report abuse

As I thought they wanted to spend some time breaking the news to the guys who have been through the mill here. Like Joe Salave.

I think I agree with Jason on the guard situation. But I think they really want to keep Armstrong. I think Fabini is gone along with all the others. Lefotu still has an NFL Europe exemption at least for another week. Practice squad again that is rather disappointing I think.

Griff
Golston
Monty


Boschetti is gone I think.

Posted by: periculum | August 28, 2007 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Jasno, I still want to know what you think of our scouting department. Seems like they're doing a better job. What say you?

Cindy, My Mrs thanks you for the salute. She's a tough one to have gone through the chemo, but she has a heart of candy. She sends her own salute to your friend. She's in our prayers.

Posted by: Neil in Durango | August 28, 2007 2:30 PM | Report abuse

We don't need to pick up any O Line help. Develope the young guys we have. Get younger is the key.

Posted by: jm220 | August 28, 2007 2:32 PM | Report abuse

"Unlike Griff, Joe was never a game changer."

Posted by: AL | August 28, 2007 02:25 PM

How quickly we forget. All I have to say is:

2004 Playoffs, Wild Card Game, Begining of the 2nd Half.

If it wasn't for Salavea, we wouldn't have won that game......

Posted by: | August 28, 2007 02:28 PM

How quickly we forget indeed anon. That wasn't the 2004 season unless a 6-10 team got into the wildcard game that year....

Posted by: Redcoat | August 28, 2007 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Miss Teen South Carolina--You wore out your welcome yesterday.

What happened to the kid with metal plates in his head? Was he killed in the lightning storms at Fed Ex? We should take up a collection for his family.

Posted by: talent evaluator | August 28, 2007 2:34 PM | Report abuse

How quickly we forget indeed anon. That wasn't the 2004 season unless a 6-10 team got into the wildcard game that year....

Posted by: Redcoat | August 28, 2007 02:33 PM

Ok, thinking too fast. 2005 when we went to the playoffs....

The Redskins Fans knew what I meant.......

Posted by: 4th Floor | August 28, 2007 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Overall, the Skins have made pretty good efforts to fill their holes from last year. The O-line was pretty good and they added Kendall after losing Dockery. They already had good RBs one WR and TE.

On defense, they upgraded at LB and added talent in the secondary, both big problems last year. What they didn't address. The D-line and the 2nd WR. The biggest question mark is the QB. But that one has to play out.

They also didn't really address the age issue and the cap is still going to be a challenge going forward. But I don't think they made it much worse either

Posted by: AL | August 28, 2007 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Hey guys, Getting backed up at work today and wasn't able to refresh as much as I usually do. Mind if I get first on this one today?

Thank you in advance.

Posted by: A little slow today | August 28, 2007 2:40 PM | Report abuse

4TH - Good Call on the MISS America Teen South Carolina. The You Tube video is hilarious.

She ended her answer with multiple prepositions and def. looked like she was still convinced she nailed it.

Posted by: WaPoLiveFan16 | August 28, 2007 2:42 PM | Report abuse

beep beep! Jasno's on a Kieser roll.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2007 2:42 PM | Report abuse

AL--Good recap. Another area of progress was in keeping future draft picks. They only gave up one future pick this off season. They've got all their day 1 picks next year, and are missing only 4 and 5 next year.

Posted by: talent evaluator | August 28, 2007 2:43 PM | Report abuse

There is a difference between a game changer and a guy who has a good game. I said Joe had his time in the sun. He was a good player. And I also said he could wind up back in a Skins uniform if injuries bite us.

But Griffin is the person that requires double teams, gets into the backfield, disrupts play after play. No one else on the D-line is a game changer. So its worth it to keep Griffin, even though he seems hurt every year.

Posted by: AL | August 28, 2007 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Say it ain't so, Joe!

Posted by: rb | August 28, 2007 2:50 PM | Report abuse

getting younger while keeping a balance of key veterans who can still play....the key is continue to find younger guys ( i don't care how) to push the vets out the door when thier play begins to slip or can't be counted on to stay healthy....our roster is somewhat younger and much deeper than last year....expect that to continue next yr as well as some vets that make this yrs squad almost certainly will be gone next...root for the uniforms

Posted by: Old School | August 28, 2007 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Well that's a real shame. I thought of Joe as a "Core Redskin." I guess the only solace is that this indicateds they're putting some sentimentality aside and only going with their best players. To that effect, Collins should be the second string QB with Brunell dropping to 3rd string. Also, Todd Wade should be permitted to earn his way into a starting tackle spot if he in fact deserves it.

Posted by: Joe the Fan | August 28, 2007 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Someone needs to pick up and carry the ukelele from here on out.

Big Joe will be missed. He was a warrior. He was a real Redskin. My guess is this is a Blache/triple G move and not a Gibbs move.

Poster that says no pass rush ever is weak is, sadly, correct. When the goal is to beat the Eagles, you have to be able to rattle McNabb. Otherwise, we are fighting for second in the East this year.

Posted by: Ukelele | August 28, 2007 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Nate you quacked me up with the UFF DA!!

Your time in Seattle shows.

I had an old girlfriend who was raised in a Scandinavian family and she used to murmur UFF DA rather breathlessly when i would....

Ooops. Wrong blog.

SJK.

Posted by: Willie | August 28, 2007 3:32 PM | Report abuse

I miss Joe!

"Maps for U.S. Americans"

Posted by: Dik | August 28, 2007 3:51 PM | Report abuse

to the comment of "fighting for 2nd place in the east"----the only fight the redskins will be involved in is a fight with the giants for last place in the east and fighting for top 5 draft position. Things may look ok now but wait until there are 3 or 4 key players get hurt and there is absolutely NO DEPTH behind any of them. That is what 3rd, 4th and 5th round draft picks are for----depth

Posted by: the NFL | August 28, 2007 3:55 PM | Report abuse

How quickly we forget indeed anon. That wasn't the 2004 season unless a 6-10 team got into the wildcard game that year....

Posted by: Redcoat | August 28, 2007 02:33 PM

Ok, thinking too fast. 2005 when we went to the playoffs....

The Redskins Fans knew what I meant.......

GEE Let's keep a guy that made on eplay for us 2 years ago! That's like saying start MB because in 2005 he threw those 2 TDs against Dallas and won the game...PLEASE

Posted by: Leevi | August 28, 2007 4:03 PM | Report abuse

BIG PANDA GONE??? NOOOO!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2007 4:05 PM | Report abuse

They might use the 5 WR spot to carry a backup OL-man.

Posted by: Stumped | August 28, 2007 02:21 PM

Seems like they are leaving a spot open for Priest Holmes.

Posted by: Perineum | August 28, 2007 4:23 PM | Report abuse

LAst!

This is to let you know that we will carry all comments moving to the next relevent blog.

Salavae had his 45 minutes of Fame in the blog.

Now it's about everyone in the uniforms on the practice field now (as the next blog stipulates)

Posted by: 4th Floor | August 28, 2007 4:33 PM | Report abuse

I'm brokenhearted - I love Big Joe!

Posted by: Lisa | August 28, 2007 4:40 PM | Report abuse

I'm sick and tired of us cutting locker room guys and blue collar guys taht do anything they are asked. Yes, Salave's was old but when he was healthy he was awesome. If Griffin can't stay healthy this yeah then that means we have 2 kids starting at DT. I can understand letting Golston start over Joe but don't release him. Get rid of Blaylock We don't need 10 RB's on the Roster we already have Portis, Betts and Cartwright.

Posted by: fdacowboys | August 28, 2007 4:42 PM | Report abuse

fdacowboys - Do you want to keep Salavae until he's 40?

Good grief. Dexter Manley is still looking for a job. Maybe we should sign him to the vets min, huh?

Since I wasn't 1st, I'm Last!

Posted by: 4th Floor | August 28, 2007 4:45 PM | Report abuse

You're first in our hearts, 4th...

Posted by: MV Dame | August 28, 2007 5:11 PM | Report abuse

I have no problems cuts of old injured D-Lineman on a 5-11, last ranked defense...maybe there's a phantom GM in the FO.

Posted by: sicwidit | August 28, 2007 8:33 PM | Report abuse

Damn! I need to be more specific when I say "Joe must go!" Gettin' closer anyway....

Posted by: Montana'Skins Fan | August 28, 2007 10:47 PM | Report abuse

Montana, you gotta lay off the juice. Ron Rivera came in second for the El Segundo, Ca. Hish School coaching job.

We have a full-fledged Saint in command.

Posted by: cload and daggar | August 28, 2007 11:04 PM | Report abuse

Last!!!

Posted by: I'm last!!! | August 28, 2007 11:55 PM | Report abuse

Interesting...

"Ron Rivera came in second for the El Segundo, Ca. Hish School coaching job."

LMGO

Posted by: bangkokben | August 29, 2007 1:59 AM | Report abuse

Even laster!

Posted by: Redcoat | August 29, 2007 8:49 AM | Report abuse

Sweet-toothed chef MV
Whips and batters opponents
Eats them like cupcakes

Posted by: MV Dame | August 29, 2007 9:41 AM | Report abuse

4th floor
You can't put a price on locker room presence and morale. Salave`a was having a good camp and don't tell me you would rathe rhave Alexander over him. Give me a break. If Dexter could get us a pass rush they yes I would sign him. Salave`a took on lineman and freed up our LB's and I'll take him healthy over these young kids anyday

Posted by: fdacowboys | August 29, 2007 10:45 AM | Report abuse

Joe Salave'a
Himself accounts for first line.
Dropped, though, from D line.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 29, 2007 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Nate's last nearly saved
By Insider relevance
Alas, not today

Posted by: MV Dame | August 29, 2007 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Gender confusion.
A reminder is needed.
It means Notre Dame.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 30, 2007 9:10 AM | Report abuse

Yet still, Redcoat slips by.

Unnoticed.

To claim the ultimate prize of last!!

Posted by: Redcoat | August 30, 2007 11:20 AM | Report abuse

This Day in RI
One year from now they will see
I demolished you

Posted by: MV Dame | August 30, 2007 3:09 PM | Report abuse

MV finds again
His triumphal moment is
Really bitter defeat

Posted by: Redcoat | August 30, 2007 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Redcoat finds again
His triumphal moment was
Actually wrong

Posted by: Redcoat | August 30, 2007 3:48 PM | Report abuse

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