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Manupuna Released

The Redskins have released defensive tackle Vaka Manupuna, who also had stints with the team in 2006-07. He signed with them April 30.

By Paul Tenorio  |  August 4, 2009; 3:49 PM ET
 
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DAMMIT!! 2-14!!

Posted by: 4-12 | August 4, 2009 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Foist?

Manu gone to make room for someone else?

Posted by: SonofNero | August 4, 2009 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Clearing room for an O-lineman

Posted by: mattsoundworld | August 4, 2009 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Hmm t_e, makes a helluva lot a sense.

I'll rejoice the day Els is shipped outta here. He'll be the last reminder from the cluster f*** that was him, Archuleta, and Lloyd.

Or Floyd.

Posted by: RedDMV | August 4, 2009 4:38 PM | Report abuse
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I nominate the Redskins free agency acquisitions as the Worst in Decade.

Just started with Trung Candidate and went downhill, didn't it?

Posted by: mattsoundworld | August 4, 2009 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Nads! Too slow again...

Posted by: SonofNero | August 4, 2009 4:48 PM | Report abuse

If either of the Jasnos are right, this is preparatory to signing Kendall to a 1 year minimum contract.

Posted by: dpc2003 | August 4, 2009 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Pete welcome back.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | August 4, 2009 4:56 PM | Report abuse

PFT reporting that Heyer is done for the year, torn ACL, and that Levi Jones is on his way here.....CRAP!!!!

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | August 4, 2009 4:57 PM | Report abuse

hmmmmmm, could our front office actually be doing something prudent like releasing the 12th DT on the depth chart to bring in a decent depth olineman?????

Posted by: redskinsfanatic1 | August 4, 2009 4:58 PM | Report abuse

You must've tried the new burrito with the bacon bits and potatoes. I can't remember the name right now.

But you could get a courtesy cup of water from Taco Bell and still have the BGs.

Posted by: RedDMV | August 4, 2009 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Got me a few Meximelts, and pintos and cheese and a big ol' glass of Kool-aid.

I credit the Kool-aid for me not getting my panties in a bunch over the O-line. I am going to try be optimistic until either the season starts or the Kool-aid wears off. The guy in the cube next to me though doesnt appreciate the rancid smell creeping over to him. Sporadic coughing wheezing.

Posted by: gatorskinz2000 | August 4, 2009 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Mattsoundworld...

Trung and Lloyd were both acquired via trade. Not to say they were good moves by any stretch, but there's a difference between trades and free agency.

Of course, we tore up Lloyd's contract and gave him a new one after we traded for him, which for all intents and purposes made him a free agent agent acquisition, but people often confuse trades with free agency, so I'm just here to clean up the mess. :)

Posted by: DCNative1975 | August 4, 2009 4:59 PM | Report abuse

I hope PFT is wrong, but if they're right, Jasno's scooped again.

Jesus, last year DL, this year OL. WTF?

Posted by: dpc2003 | August 4, 2009 5:01 PM | Report abuse

when r we going to get a kelvin bryant type 3rd down back, a dependable offensive line, a downfield passing attack, a turnover producing defense that just needs to get the dependable offense another opportunity to score and an owner who we can respect for his willingness to spend but wisdom to hire someone intelligent to make decisions for him like JKC? Then i will be happy again. these last 17 years have sucked

Posted by: scottmando | August 4, 2009 5:01 PM | Report abuse

PFT reporting that Heyer is done for the year, torn ACL, and that Levi Jones is on his way here.....CRAP!!!!

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | August 4, 2009 4:57 PM

I can't believe you don't follow this up with another post with something like "Ha ha, made you look!"

Posted by: dcsween | August 4, 2009 5:03 PM | Report abuse

well he at least he didn't get friggin SHOT like the stupid headline implied

Posted by: oaxacavine | August 4, 2009 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Bill Clinton is the f***ing man!!!

Posted by: isnadd | August 4, 2009 5:04 PM | Report abuse

mattsoundworld

"...I nominate the Redskins free agency acquisitions as the Worst in Decade: Trung Candidate and went downhill, didn't it?"

I'll see your Trung Candidate, and raise with Deon Sanders, Mark Carrier, and Christian Fauria.

If you bluff, I'll pull my Shane Matthews card out the deck and take all of your money.

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 4, 2009 5:05 PM | Report abuse

One of the reasons she goez Brazilian..

http://www.tmz.com/2009/08/04/she-bangs/

Erin Andrews carpet doesn't match the drapes..

Posted by: dpc2003 | August 4, 2009 5:06 PM | Report abuse

I hope PFT is wrong, but if they're right, Jasno's scooped again.

Posted by: dpc2003 | August 4, 2009 5:01 PM

You a new guy up here? Welcome to the blog.

Last post: "Orakpo avoids sucker routes." Greg reels dpc into a sucker route.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | August 4, 2009 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Nice one beans...here's the real deal:

RedskinsDotComStephon Heyer had MRI on knee and Jim Zorn called results encouraging. Team will monitor his progress and update status on Wednesday.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | August 4, 2009 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Manupuna released?

This may come back to haunt us.

We all know you cannot have a truly beastly defense unless there is a Samoan somewhere on the roster...

Posted by: p1funk | August 4, 2009 5:11 PM | Report abuse

"...Jesus, last year DL, this year OL. WTF?..."

If Heyer is out for the year due to injury, the actions of cutting Jansen and not drafting a tackle would be seen in hindsight as stupid and cause most owners to fire their talent people.

People around the league will say, "Why didn't they keep Jansen around and make sure Heyer was starting material before letting him go?"

People in this blog will say, "WTF! Fire Vinny!"

Jon Jansen will giggle in an RV somewhere near Ford Field.

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 4, 2009 5:11 PM | Report abuse

If Heyer is out for the year due to injury, the actions of cutting Jansen and not drafting a tackle would be seen in hindsight as stupid and cause most owners to fire their talent people.

People around the league will say, "Why didn't they keep Jansen around and make sure Heyer was starting material before letting him go?"

People in this blog will say, "WTF! Fire Vinny!"

Jon Jansen will giggle in an RV somewhere near Ford Field.

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 4, 2009 5:11 PM | Report abuse


But Mike Williams lost 100 pounds!!!!

Posted by: p1funk | August 4, 2009 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Slo yo roll. BG was just playing with the fire alarm again.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | August 4, 2009 5:14 PM | Report abuse

OK, the Beaner got me.

Posted by: dpc2003 | August 4, 2009 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Go chill Bill! Clinton negotiates the release of Lisa Li's sister and the other US journalists from North Korea.

Maybe he can negotiate with Dan Snyder to stop making personnel decisions, hire a competent and successful GM, just sign checks, stay the hell in the background and in his luxury suite on Sundays.

Posted by: 72Redskins | August 4, 2009 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Panicking now...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | August 4, 2009 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Panicking now...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | August 4, 2009 5:21 PM

What does this mean? What beer do you have in front of you as you type this?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | August 4, 2009 5:23 PM | Report abuse

I too fell for the Heyer post. Whew.

Been wondering if Carolina will come calling for one of our DTs, and we can arrange a trade for oline depth.

Thoughts?

Posted by: AhhYes | August 4, 2009 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Have you guys seen this stuff?


http://www.nfl.com/players/jasoncampbell/situationalstats?id=CAM375235

Compare JC and Eli Manning, or JC and Romo. Fascinating.

Posted by: dpc2003 | August 4, 2009 5:27 PM | Report abuse

Re: Heyer injury

Our O-line was pretty much going to suck this year anyway.

We plugged holes - Dock for Kendall, Heyer for Jansen; and brought in some experiments for depth.

But you cannot make zero upgrades and expect to get better somehow.

So the upside is that a gimpy Heyer is not a huge dent in the plans for this year.

We are still going to win on the strength of the D. Hopefully, JC and the receivers are more on the same page, and DT11/MK12 can make some strides forward to improve the passing game even if it is just a little bit. If we can work Ladell in a little more to keep CP fresh, then hopefully we can lean on the running game for more than half a season.

All in all the plan has always been to work "around" a crappy Oline, and it still is. It worked for Pittsburgh and Ravens last year, so who konws...

Posted by: p1funk | August 4, 2009 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Manapuna - that's Samoan for "should have played offense tackle". If the rumor mill (courtesy of RI) is true, then I would be happy to see Pete Kendall return, but, um, Vinny, we need an offensive tackle. Maybe this just means that they've decided Bridges is going to stick at right tackle, although he currently only holds that position by default - he hasn't shown anything to make me believe he is the answer.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | August 4, 2009 5:29 PM | Report abuse

http://www.nfl.com/players/jasoncampbell/situationalstats?id=CAM375235

Compare JC and Eli Manning, or JC and Romo. Fascinating.

Posted by: dpc2003

go ahead and sum it up for me

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 4, 2009 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Go chill Bill! Clinton negotiates the release of Lisa Li's sister and the other US journalists from North Korea.

Maybe he can negotiate with Dan Snyder to stop making personnel decisions, hire a competent and successful GM, just sign checks, stay the hell in the background and in his luxury suite on Sundays.

Posted by: 72Redskins | August 4, 2009 5:19 PM

The guy was good, not God.

Posted by: dcsween | August 4, 2009 5:35 PM | Report abuse

We could trade Anthony Montgomery to Carolina for their backup Right Guard.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/teams/depth?team=car

The guy looks decent.

Posted by: MonkMossMann | August 4, 2009 5:36 PM | Report abuse

We could trade Anthony Montgomery to Carolina for their backup Right Guard.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/teams/depth?team=car


Posted by: MonkMossMann | August 4, 2009 5:36 PM | Report abuse


So that he can play behing Randy Thomas, Jeremy Bridges and Chad Rhinehart??

Posted by: p1funk | August 4, 2009 5:41 PM | Report abuse

We could trade Anthony Montgomery to Carolina for their backup Right Guard.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/teams/depth?team=car


Posted by: MonkMossMann | August 4, 2009 5:36 PM | Report abuse


So that he can play behing Randy Thomas, Jeremy Bridges and Chad Rhinehart??

Posted by: p1funk | August 4, 2009 5:41 PM | Report abuse

We've already acquired Carolina's backup RG. Jeremy Bridges.

Posted by: frediefritz | August 4, 2009 5:54 PM | Report abuse


To sum up the situational stats

Tony Romo is an average passer for his first 20 passes / game. From 21-30 he's HOF level (rating over 100).


JC is consistent, except the first 10 not so much which perhaps indicates that JZ's play scripting isn't working very well.

Posted by: dpc2003 | August 4, 2009 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Great! Another brilliant find by the Skin's front office is gone. Maybe Vinny and Danny will convince Brett Favre to come out of retirement, or bring in Michael Vick. The dog fights could be part of the halftime show at Fedex field.

Posted by: mikepem01 | August 4, 2009 6:18 PM | Report abuse

We've already acquired Carolina's backup RG. Jeremy Bridges.

Posted by: frediefritz | August 4, 2009 5:54 PM | Report abuse


That's what I get for failing to actually click the link before responding.

Posted by: p1funk | August 4, 2009 6:22 PM | Report abuse

Prediction: This is the only the latest hole in what will prove to be an injury riddled roster.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | August 4, 2009 6:27 PM | Report abuse

Portis is next...

Posted by: Chia_Pet | August 4, 2009 6:28 PM | Report abuse

To sum up the situational stats

Tony Romo is an average passer for his first 20 passes / game. From 21-30 he's HOF level (rating over 100).


JC is consistent, except the first 10 not so much which perhaps indicates that JZ's play scripting isn't working very well.

Posted by: dpc2003 | August 4, 2009 6:01 PM | Report abuse
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To paraphrase a great cable salesman, 'you can make 100% of numbers say whatever you want 50% of the time'

I know it's repulsive to think about, but if JC ever lined up with the receivers Romo has enjoyed, I bet Jessica Simpson would suddenly develop a case of jungle fever.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | August 4, 2009 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Then Samuels...

Posted by: Chia_Pet | August 4, 2009 6:29 PM | Report abuse

Chia, And your next prediction? The sun will rise in the east? Taxes will be increased? Ralph Nader will run for President?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | August 4, 2009 6:30 PM | Report abuse

I know it's repulsive to think about, but if JC ever lined up with the receivers Romo has enjoyed, I bet Jessica Simpson would suddenly develop a case of jungle fever.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | August 4, 2009 6:28 PM

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This makes no sense.

What is "jungle fever?"

Why is this a "repulsive" thought???

Posted by: Chia_Pet | August 4, 2009 6:31 PM | Report abuse

TE, I predict Obama's approval rating will continue to slide until folks can afford to go out to eat at Olive Garden again (on a regular basis.)

Posted by: Chia_Pet | August 4, 2009 6:34 PM | Report abuse

Then Santana...

Posted by: Chia_Pet | August 4, 2009 6:35 PM | Report abuse

The defense, however, will remain largely injury free, sans Albert Hayneworth's season ending knee surgery...

Posted by: Chia_Pet | August 4, 2009 6:38 PM | Report abuse

LOL!, so DCSween, it's going to take God to get Snyder to do all that stuff?

Guess I'll start praying.

Posted by: 72Redskins | August 4, 2009 6:54 PM | Report abuse

JLaC was at Redskins camp today...

He's reporting on the Skins Camp on NFLN now....

Ofcourse it was all about whether or not this will be JZs and JC17 last year......

Posted by: 4thFloor | August 4, 2009 7:05 PM | Report abuse

Mike Williams diet was our Super Bowl.

Posted by: mack1 | August 4, 2009 9:06 PM | Report abuse

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