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Kendall's Next on Skins' List

Jason Reid reports:

Although the Redskins brought back guard Derrick Dockery to be the their starting left guard, the team still is interested in re-signing former starting left guard Pete Kendall, Coach Jim Zorn said today.

"He's my next phone call," Zorn said after introducing Dockery and cornerback DeAngelo Hall, who re-signed with the team, at today's Redskins Park news conference.

Kendall, who turns 36 in July, still could help the Redskins in a reserve role "because he gets himself ready," Zorn said. "He's a real pro. ... He, himself, is working the free agent market to see what his market value is. If he gets an opportunity, I think he's going to be gone.

"I want to talk to him to make sure we're on the same page, he and I, and he knows the direction we're going. But we're hoping that he'll be able to come back to us at some point."

The Redskins still hope to replace Jon Jansen as the starting right tackle with a player not currently on the roster. They also need another veteran defense end, several linebackers and someone who could play center and guard for offensive-line depth purposes. And after having a surplus of veteran cornerbacks last season, the Redskins are somewhat thin at the position now.

"We have some needs. We have some people who have to rise up if we can't get anything done," Zorn said. "We have some needs we definitely have to take care of. The money eventually has to go away."

By Cindy Boren  |  March 3, 2009; 7:04 PM ET
 
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Comments

solid vet backup...can step in if injury occurs...1st

Posted by: merajc86 | March 3, 2009 7:19 PM | Report abuse

I guess if he comes back at vet min, knowing he will be a backup, ok.

Go get Igor in FA, draft RT at #13, and get a slew of LBs with the rest of the picks.

Posted by: Rypien11 | March 3, 2009 7:21 PM | Report abuse

Go get Demetric Evans back in here. Go and get him up in heeeere!

Posted by: tdpillo123 | March 3, 2009 7:28 PM | Report abuse

"We've learned our lesson," Snyder said. "This is not the old ways at all. This is what I should have done a long time ago. He's a very young man.

"I've learned that you don't do a seven-year contract with a player that's 33. You do it when he's 27. That's the big difference."

This seems to say that Pete Kendall and anyone over 28 has a long wait before the Redskins sign them as depth.

Again, I think this is Zorn speaking ... not Snyder. Snyder has changed his perspective relative to aging players ... apparently. We have seen that with the release of players like Washington, Taylor and Springs. Both respected in the locker room and in Springs, case by his coaches. And I believe Blache was willing to work with Taylor.

We haven't seen Philip Daniels returning and Demetric Evans (who is 30-ish) has not yet been recalled.

My guess is that Snyder is going to see what he can do relative to the RFA market first before he goes for guys in their thirties.

If Samari Rolle becomes available he may go to the Jets ... but I suspect the Skins would make a pitch for him as well.

Posted by: periculum | March 3, 2009 7:36 PM | Report abuse

That said, if players like Springs, Washington et al are still available after the draft they likely will be signed.

Posted by: periculum | March 3, 2009 7:37 PM | Report abuse

"I've learned that you don't do a seven-year contract with a player that's 33. You do it when he's 27. That's the big difference."

WOWWWWWW!!! To think Danny didn't understand this at ANY point. I mean, I had that figured out when I was 17.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 3, 2009 7:40 PM | Report abuse

WOWWWWWW!!! To think Danny didn't understand this at ANY point. I mean, I had that figured out when I was 17.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 3, 2009 7:40 PM

Agreed. No wonder he takes so much sh!t. This is not baseball...football is a young mans game...

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 3, 2009 7:44 PM | Report abuse

"WOWWWWWW!!! To think Danny didn't understand this at ANY point. I mean, I had that figured out when I was 17.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 3, 2009"

One can readily see where this team needs the most help. At the top ...

Be nice if Snidely could get involved in a nice owner friendly project like building a new stadium in DC near the Nationals new home and leave managing the team to professionals.

Posted by: periculum | March 3, 2009 7:46 PM | Report abuse

Good move if they can get him for the vet min

Not only for depth but kendall is a good locker room guy and super smart to help bring along any youngster

Posted by: WVskinzfan | March 3, 2009 7:46 PM | Report abuse

kendall = the new fabini

Posted by: chrislarry | March 3, 2009 7:49 PM | Report abuse

Still think they should go after UFA's like Dahl and Clabo who are both young and started 16 games last year. They would both provide quality depth with the desire to win a starting position at guard/tackle.

Posted by: periculum | March 3, 2009 7:57 PM | Report abuse

And i always enjoy his interviews

Posted by: WVskinzfan | March 3, 2009 7:57 PM | Report abuse

Ooops sorry RFAs like Dahl and Clabo.

Posted by: periculum | March 3, 2009 7:58 PM | Report abuse

They would be worth some draft picks.

Posted by: periculum | March 3, 2009 7:58 PM | Report abuse

Dahl and Clabo

Those guys are RFAs right?

Posted by: WVskinzfan | March 3, 2009 7:59 PM | Report abuse

Boy the Skins coaching staff is obviously STOKED about the potential of last year's 3rd rounder Chad Rheinhart. So much that they MUST sign two guys that play his position.

Posted by: thinker11 | March 3, 2009 7:59 PM | Report abuse

Hey, just a note on one of the comments from the other thread -- specifically, to Megskin. I didn't mean my response in the chat to dismiss your analysis of the defense. I sincerely mean that I'd like to know more of what you're thinking.
And now, to a put up a fresh post...

Posted by: CindyBoren | March 3, 2009 8:03 PM | Report abuse

I heard the Snyder quote tonight on 980 on the way home. What an embarrasment. Even if he didn't really understand this...keep quiet about it. Really isn't he a communications expert?

Did anyone hear the interview tonight on the radio with Deangelo Hall? Szabe totally ambushed him about his past in Atlanta and Oakland. Way to celebrate his signing. Look he's 25 years old and since he has been here he has kept his mouth shut and played some good ball. Give the man a chance already.

Posted by: redlotparty | March 3, 2009 8:05 PM | Report abuse

always so much promise in the offseason isnt there?

Posted by: pquick6165 | March 3, 2009 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Only harrier then Fabini well according to Cooley

Posted by: alex35332 | March 3, 2009 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like Springs may be going to Philly. Guarantee he will be moved to safety. Not to be a d!ck but I hope he gets hurt right away.

Shawn Springs visits Eagles
Springs is here! No, not spring. My frozen second-floor cold water pipe knows better than that. It's really, really cold for March, or any other darned time. But Shawn Springs, the corner the Redskins released because they always have to release a bunch of Dan Snyder's old favorite free agent toys to make room for his new free agent toys every year, is visiting the NovaCare complex.

The visit started today and will continue tomorrow, with a media availability scheduled for the afternoon. That probably means a signing.

What does this mean? Good question. The Eagles have a roster spot, with Lito Sheppard finally traded, but they just paid Joselio Hanson handsomely to be their nickel corner; hard to see Springs being happy with Lito's old role. Can he play safety? That would be good. He did have six sacks in 2004, so he has to be able to play inside a little, right?

Springs, 33, spent the last five seasons with the Redskins after beginning his career with the Seattle Seahawks (third overall pick in the 1997 draft). Springs has 32 interceptions and has been selected to the Pro Bowl once.

Posted by: Posse81_83_84 | March 3, 2009 8:06 PM | Report abuse

Im not sure this has anything to do with Chad Rheinhart as much as overall depth at G

As cl mentioned fabini is gone

Posted by: WVskinzfan | March 3, 2009 8:08 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: CindyBoren | March 3, 2009 8:12 PM | Report abuse

Somehow I doubt the Eagles want a 8 million dollar free safety...

Posted by: siris | March 3, 2009 8:41 PM | Report abuse

"Still think they should go after UFA's like Dahl and Clabo who are both young and started 16 games last year. They would both provide quality depth with the desire to win a starting position at guard/tackle."

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Once again, you need to do your homework before blabbing. Dahl is a RFA. So is Clabo. Giving up more picks is not the solution Einstein. Might want to stop posting for just long enough to get your facts straight.

Posted by: dericozw | March 3, 2009 8:44 PM | Report abuse

"http://www.redskins.com/gen/articles/Redskins_Still_Hope_Kendall_Returns_32671.jsp

Looks like Pete Kendall should be back.

He'll be good back-up and insurance for R. Thomas.

Posted by: filmchis | March 3, 2009"

He'll be last and least ... I suspect they will wait until after the draft. They have until just before the draft to decide if they want to pursue some RFA's.

Posted by: periculum | March 3, 2009 6:44 PM | Report abuse


ROFLMAO Are you always wrong?

Posted by: filmchis | March 3, 2009 8:54 PM | Report abuse

Go get Demetric Evans back in here. Go and get him up in heeeere!

Posted by: tdpillo123 | March 3, 2009 7:28 PM
Demetrius Evans has more than earned a shot at the LE spot. Give Wilson, Buzbee, and Jackson shots at spelling Evans on passing downs. See if these guys can sustain high levels of productivity for us, and if not, let em go and move on. Wilson in particular seems to do well when given a chance, and this combo certainly can't do any worse than Taylor last year.

Jason Taylor never made sense. Why waste a 2nd round pick on a 32 yo vet who has spent an entire career, albeit a successful one, playing a style completely antithetical to the defensive coordinator's scheme, who didn't want the guy in the first place

Posted by: kenboy1 | March 3, 2009 10:18 PM | Report abuse

"They also need another veteran defense end, several linebackers and someone who could play center and guard for offensive-line depth purposes"

So, fellow RIers:

Who are the best available at each position:
DE - Evans?
LB1 - ?
LB2 - ?
C/G - ?


Posted by: HenryHog | March 4, 2009 7:22 AM | Report abuse

So, when are the 4-Skins going to get rid of Cerrato and get a real GM?

Posted by: phackyoutwice | March 4, 2009 8:25 AM | Report abuse

"We have some needs." Zorn said. "It'd be nice if we had some draft picks." Zorn should have said.

Posted by: Gfunk | March 4, 2009 11:29 AM | Report abuse

After watching every game last season closely, I came to the conclusion Kendall was our 2nd best starting lineman, only behind Samuels (who IMO has been disappointing).

Jansen is clearly over the hill, Thomas was injured and little help, and Rabach is below average to begin with but made things worse with stupid penalties and occasional snap issues.

I think we should resign Kendall if at all possible for 1 more year, but this line last year was OLD.

Posted by: hender_22 | March 4, 2009 11:59 AM | Report abuse

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