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Keydrick Vincent

The Skins have already made one significant move to better their O Line, and if I am them I'm checking out this dude, too.

The Ravens have gone with a youth movement on their line, but this guy can play some and would give them great depth at guard. Pucillo is very valuable as the back-up center and the tackle eligible in the jumbo package, but other than that they don't have much. He is much more at home on the right side, too, but Vincent has worked a lot on both sides.

Ross Tucker is having neck problems and just left the building. Said he is going to see some Drs. in Pennsylvania and will either end up released (and signing an injury settlement) or on IR. But he's not in the plans here. They have been trying Jason Fabini, a natural tackle, at guard, but it's not going well at all. He has loads of NFL experience, but with Wade and Heyer as depth tackles, I could see the Skins being interested in a natural guard.

They have Lefotu, a 2006 draft pick, but he has a ways to go and seems like a practice squad guy.

So if you think about game day, they'll probably have 8 O Linemen dressed. The five starters are obvious (Jansen, Samuels, Rabach, Kendall and Thomas), and Pucillo is always up for obvious reasons and Wade can provide cover at either tackle position (that's why he got a significant bonus from them). I think Vincent, or someone of his ilk, as the 8th guy - a swing guard - makes a lot of sense and would put them in good position should injuries occur.

Heard that two teams made pretty immediate interest on Vincent when he was relased this morning, but the Skins have not done so yet. Some teams will want to wait until all teams are down to 75 players later this afternonn - to mull all options - but Vincent is healthy and has been playing with the Ravens, so he could step in fairly quickly.

He's in his 7th year and is 6-5, 325. He's very experienced blocking in the power run game with Baltimore and Pittsburgh and has played 59 games, with 48 starts.

In no way am I saying this is definitely going to happen, but it's a move I'd strongly consider.

By Jason La Canfora  |  August 28, 2007; 1:02 PM ET
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Posted by: Hammy | August 28, 2007 1:16 PM | Report abuse

What happened to Taylor Whitley? Has he been cut? I thought he might be the 9th lineman kept after the 5 starters and then Wade, Heyer, and Pucillo.

Posted by: JamesTuthill | August 28, 2007 1:19 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2007 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the post JLa, there's still nothin' but luv up here for ya!

Posted by: Pulldownclaw | August 28, 2007 1:19 PM | Report abuse

I have to agree with JLC on this move. After our starters, the depth gets a little iffy, and bringing in another veteran to back up the starter seems like the right move. Also, getting linemen from the Ravens has worked out so far, after getting Rabach last season. Pucillo is a great backup, and Wade could be a dynamic reserve tackle, but we don't have that guard that can come in and compete if necessary. I would look into this if I were the Skins.

Posted by: Chaggy | August 28, 2007 1:23 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: Slow Pokes | August 28, 2007 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Coach talked yesterday about the possibility of carrying 8, instead of 7 OL.

Posted by: Stumped | August 28, 2007 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Oh, yeah:

Stumptown Chris....where are you?

We're trying to schedule an ODA.

Posted by: Stumped | August 28, 2007 1:28 PM | Report abuse

starting 5, Wade Heyer and Pooch = 8. Who gets sent to the practice squad if we bring in this guy?

Posted by: Innocent bystander | August 28, 2007 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Despite speculation that yesterday was going to be the day Michael Strahan showed up, it came and went with no indication he was on his way from his home in Southern California. If his primary goal was to miss training camp - mission accomplished. The defensive end will not be at Giants Stadium today, either, a source close to him said, as he continues to contemplate his football future. There are those who feel retirement still is a possibility.

Posted by: Skinz | August 28, 2007 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone know whether they actually have to cut 4 more today or if they are ok because of their NFL Europe exemptions?

Posted by: Mike H. | August 28, 2007 1:30 PM | Report abuse

The Redskins' roster currently stands at 79 players. The team has until 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday to reduce the roster to the league-mandated 75 players.

Posted by: From | August 28, 2007 1:34 PM | Report abuse

There's still hope that Brunell can be cut by tomorrow.

Posted by: Woohoo | August 28, 2007 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Because I love Mark so much we will let him go early so he has a greater chance to get on with another team.

Posted by: Joe Gibbs | August 28, 2007 1:38 PM | Report abuse

JLaC pushing an ex-Raven....shocker

just busting your cojones. wouldn't shock me if they pick up a vet guard to continue adding depth.

Posted by: CMoney | August 28, 2007 1:40 PM | Report abuse

You da man Jasno.

Posted by: Captain Rainbows | August 28, 2007 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Wasn't this guy in our camp last year?

Posted by: Biggs | August 28, 2007 1:42 PM | Report abuse

I actually thought we kept 9 O-lineman last year on the 53-man roster though we would dress some fewer number on gameday for the 45-man roster (8 Jason says here).

That means starting five plus Heyer, Pucillo, and Wade = 8. The ninth spot right now would be filled with Calvin Armstrong or Taylor Whitley I guess. Whitley is a guard.

I don't really know what the coaching staff has said about Whitley or Armstrong or whether they would be better than Vincent.

Fabini seems done though.

Posted by: JamesTuthill | August 28, 2007 1:46 PM | Report abuse

It's probably wiser to stand pat and wait for the cut to 53. The garbage stands to be of a higher quality then, much easier to digest.

Posted by: DMAN | August 28, 2007 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Even if the Ravens are going with a youth movement as JLC mentioned above, wouldn't you think they'd want to keep a veteran guard for their own depth in case of injuries? I was under the assumption that the Raven's O-line wasn't all that great either...I think the Skins should look elsewhere if they want natural guard depth.

Posted by: CC | August 28, 2007 1:49 PM | Report abuse

We don't need anymore Lineman. We're set.

Posted by: Kili Lefotu | August 28, 2007 1:50 PM | Report abuse


Couldn't agree more. Our depth is atrocious, outside Wade and MAYBE Pucillo. I'd love to pick up Vincent, but it shouldn't be for anything more than the minimum.

Posted by: Ricky Bobby | August 28, 2007 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Cyn City- With the demise of Washington Post Radio, will TK be a free agent after football season ends?

Posted by: 4-12 | August 28, 2007 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Fabini seems done though.

Posted by: JamesTuthill | August 28, 2007 01:46 PM

Thats what SMACK said when we got him from Dallas.

Posted by: Stumped | August 28, 2007 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Stumped - I clicked on the link, but it looks like what I would do if I knew had to put up a website. So I'll pass.......

Posted by: 4th Floor | August 28, 2007 1:52 PM | Report abuse

First day of school... I'm exhausted... my RI time is going to suffer this fall. Press on with out me.

The Dorf Abides barely

Posted by: Dorf | August 28, 2007 1:52 PM | Report abuse

I'll get Vincent for us.

Posted by: Ham Sandwich | August 28, 2007 1:53 PM | Report abuse

I've said it once, I'll say it again:

Fabini is a wienie.

Posted by: TDawg | August 28, 2007 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, it looks like they've cleaned up their act a bit. In their post game table, they do mention blocking schemes. Though this was omitted in the article on The Hit.

Nevertheless, buyer beware.

I wish I could remember the totally bogus rumor that was posted there (back around Draft time).

Posted by: Stumped | August 28, 2007 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Although Heyer stepped up and did a phenominal job for an undrafted rookie filling in for Samuels, this guy has a one way ticket to the practice squad should the skins pursue Vincent.

This isn't a knock on Heyer (I am more of a Heyer supporter than hater), but it makes sense to get this guy reps while he further develops on the practice squad.

JLa, nice post. Any word on who the potential 4 cuts before 4 are? Keep the insider shizzle coming.

Posted by: Dislexic Dex #72 | August 28, 2007 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Confirmed: Washington Post Radio Is Dead - 8/28 - DCRTV broke the news on 8/19. And now the Washington Post on 8/28 confirms that the newspaper will end its low-rated year-and-a-half talk radio experiment, Washington Post Radio, WTWP, with all-news WTOP owner Bonneville come September. As DCRTV told you, Bonneville will continue to use the 107.7 FM and 1500 AM signals for a talk format, with David Burd in mornings and syndicated talkers like Glenn Beck and Neal Boortz during other periods. The Post says that it's unclear if its sports columnist, Tony Kornheiser, will return to the station after his "Monday Night Football" duties end early next year. However, DCRTV hears there's a good possibility that without the Washington Post's name on the station, the intensely loyal Kornheiser will end up elsewhere, perhaps at XM/Sirius satellite radio or return to Clear Channel's SportsTalk 980, WTEM. Bonneville would give Kornheiser the 10 AM to noon slot on the talk outlet if he returns.....

Bonneville: Errors In WaPo Radio Demise Article - 8/28 - DCRTV gets forwarded a Tuesday morning memo from Joel Oxley, who heads Bonneville's Washington radio cluster. Bonneville owns and operates Washington Post Radio. "A couple of problems with the (Paul Farhi written) article in the Washington Post this morning. 1500, 107.7 and 820 are not going off the air. Not for one second. Yes, there are some changes coming. We'll tell you about them as soon as it is official. There's more speculation than fact out there right now. We will be broadcasting talk, news, and play-by-play sports round the clock on the stations. The Post had a number of things wrong. Like the frequencies of our radio stations. Stay tuned. Facts to come as details become official".....

Posted by: 4th Floor via DCRTV | August 28, 2007 1:58 PM | Report abuse

if i were the redskins i'd also be checking out jermaine wiggins...the te who used to play with the vikes got cut from the jaguars...our te depth is very suspect, even more so than our offensive line depth...and wiggins caught like 80 passes like 1 or 2 seasons ago

Posted by: jjmat84 | August 28, 2007 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Is Football In Farley's DC Future? - 8/27 - Where was all-news WTOP programmer Jim Farley (right) last week? In Seattle. And what do we hear this week? That city's news talker KIRO, which is owned by Bonneville, has inked a contract extension with the Seattle Seahawks. Hmmm. DCRTV wonders if Farley's going to be gunning for the Washington Redskins for Bonneville's WTOP or its rumored new post Washington Post Radio talker for next year? Hmmm, again. Farley does national news and talk radio consulting for Salt Lake City's Bonneville. A Bonneville source tells us that Farley was asked to "help out" by Seattle radio management. "Landing the Seahawks was the hard and creative work of Bonneville Seattle Market Manager Scott Sutherland and PDs Rod Arquette and Dave Logan," we're told......

Posted by: 4th Floor via DCRTV | August 28, 2007 2:02 PM | Report abuse

The other thing to consider here is why the Ravens cut him in the first place. If he cannot make the Ravens o-line roster, I am not sure why he should make ours. Their line didn't look like any great shakes when Trucks went past that Maryland tackle like he was standing still.

Additionally, as Jason says about the Ravens, who are a great organization, they are going with a "youth movement." Well, all of our starters (including Kendall) are 30 or older now (actually Rabach will be 30 in September) and top back-ups Pucillo and Wade are 28 and 30.

Maybe we should be developing young talent along our offensive line. Unless Vincent is significantly better than Whitley or Heyer (and maybe he is?), I say we keep the young guys.

Posted by: JamesTuthill | August 28, 2007 2:04 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 2:04 PM | Report abuse

beep beep! BIG news

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2007 2:04 PM | Report abuse

I like more line depth. I still think we should be lookin' to dump someone for future pics... if anyone's buyin'...

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

Big Joe cut.....just reported

Posted by: Esmydee13 | August 28, 2007 2:31 PM | Report abuse

I guess they really do like the D-line??

Posted by: Esmydee13 | August 28, 2007 2:32 PM | Report abuse

esmy, come on over to the next post. we've been yapping about it for a half a hour

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2007 2:35 PM | Report abuse

It's true.....and sad. Joe S. was never a game changer but I loved the guy for his attitude and work ethic.

Posted by: Skinz | August 28, 2007 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: dcsween | August 28, 2007 4:00 PM | Report abuse

LAst! Worst post of the weak, weak, weak....

We don't want the Raven's scraps. So to even mention that idea is Luda-Chris

Posted by: 4th Floor | August 28, 2007 4:30 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: MV Dame | August 28, 2007 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Dang it Dame. Are you a computer program that lives in the RI domain?


Posted by: 4th Floor | August 28, 2007 4:43 PM | Report abuse

I'm Donald Graham's worst nightmare...

Posted by: MV Dame | August 28, 2007 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Russ Grimm looks pretty good...can we get him back for the O-Line?

Posted by: sicwidit | August 28, 2007 8:31 PM | Report abuse

I'd have to agree with snathcing up Keydrick Vincent; He's faily young and was a starter at Guard last year for a 13-3 team; gotta pick him up if he's healthy.

Posted by: guisher | August 28, 2007 10:59 PM | Report abuse


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Posted by: 4th | August 29, 2007 12:42 AM | Report abuse

Caught up to here. May actually have a point later. Remains to be seen.

Posted by: bangkokben | August 29, 2007 1:42 AM | Report abuse

Stamina unmatched
Still MV needs beauty sleep
He wakes, lurks, pounces

Posted by: MV Dame | August 29, 2007 9:39 AM | Report abuse

The last game is so much funnier than the first game.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 29, 2007 12:25 PM | Report abuse

MV snaps to it
His focus unwavering
Wins photo finish

Posted by: MV Dame | August 29, 2007 12:34 PM | Report abuse

How do you do it?
Dame, where do you find the time?
Moon waning gibbous.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 29, 2007 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Past... present... future...
What's time got to do with it?
MV's eternal

Posted by: MV Dame | August 29, 2007 1:15 PM | Report abuse

For a little while
The paltry comment may stand
Not everlasting.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 30, 2007 9:14 AM | Report abuse

Silently, he waits.

Patiently, he waits.

Hungrily, he waits.

Old owly.

Mousy appears!

Wing! Beak! Claw!

Fur, Blood, on snow.

Owly hungry no more.





(with apologies to Ted Hughes, former UK poet laureate)


Posted by: Redcoat | August 30, 2007 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Even on Google
Worthier adversaries
Nobody could find

Posted by: MV Dame | August 30, 2007 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Haiku war rages
How is it this continues
Even on a 'work' day?

Posted by: Redcoat | August 30, 2007 3:26 PM | Report abuse

MV right again
Redcoat does not play by rules
Corrected now though

Posted by: Redcoat | August 30, 2007 3:47 PM | Report abuse

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