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One Safety Signs, One Is Released

There's a little light housekeeping here late on the last day of OTAs. The Redskins have signed safety Chris Horton, a seventh-round pick (249th overall) out of UCLA in April, and released safety Justin Hamilton. Horton is the first of this spring's picks to sign.

By Cindy Boren  |  June 12, 2008; 5:12 PM ET
 
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Posted by: dcsween | June 12, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Pick Signed! 1st post ever, and its 1st!

Posted by: SUPER | June 12, 2008 5:25 PM | Report abuse

This is what passes for big news after the OTA's end. So what do we think of this? Good? Bad? Beginning of the end? End of the beginning?

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 12, 2008 5:25 PM | Report abuse

The Skins site says Hamilton was on the roster for almost two weeks.

Posted by: dcsween | June 12, 2008 5:27 PM | Report abuse

TE and DCsween need a hug.

Posted by: not Barno | June 12, 2008 5:25 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | June 12, 2008 5:28 PM | Report abuse

So, no I don't agree to disagree. I do the opposite. What is that, anyway? Disagree to agree? Disagree to disagree? Disagree just to be unpleasant? You're the master wordsmith -- help me out here.

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 12, 2008 5:23 PM

Hmmm ... the unpleasant one sounds close. Disagreeing to disagree gets into infinity issues ... which might teleport you into Lindsay Applebaum's blog about blogs. [I know that teleportation into a blog about blogs doesn't sound so bad, but it causes a severe outbreak of bonus points ... which landed Greg in the joint.]

Posted by: dcsween | June 12, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

...which landed Greg in the joint.

Posted by: dcsween | June 12, 2008 5:30 PM

He was trying to land in Big Murph's bong.

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 12, 2008 5:33 PM | Report abuse

Is it me or is the only quote from anyone on defense (whether on the Skins site, the WaPo, or the other paper) something from Smoot?

http://www.redskins.com/news/newsDetail.jsp?id=15747

Not only that, Smoot is not sounding goofy ... he sound like he might actually be, gulp, maturing into a, second gulp, leader ...

[Last season, it seem like Fletcher and Springs where the quote guys.]

Posted by: dcsween | June 12, 2008 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Regarding the last unrestricted (which I enjoyed watching; although I had to watch it after work, hence the late post),

Do West Coast offenses generally use multiple backs, like they use multiple TE's and WR's? It seems reasonable - like another way to multiply your options.

In that sort of situation, Betts could be a good threat with CP also on the field (like someone else said).

Posted by: Josh | June 12, 2008 6:56 PM | Report abuse

Deez Nutz

Posted by: Anonymous | June 12, 2008 8:07 PM | Report abuse

TE and DCsween need a hug.

Posted by: not Barno | June 12, 2008 5:25 PM

I always wanted to feud with sween, but I've been coming to this blog forever and this is the only time when I was right and he was wrong. Woo-hoo! In fact, it was the only time when he was wrong. And, probably, the only time when I was right.

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 12, 2008 5:30 PM

Wrong AGAIN, t_ e_! If you read closely enough, I go to great lengths to be wrong ... and often successfully. Most famously was probably this past preseason when I predicted HUGE things for the Detroit Lions, much to the derision and ridicule of the blog faithful ... and I was RIGHT until about Week 8 or 9 ... when I became outstandingly wrong with remarkable consistency for the balance of the season.

Posted by: dcsween | June 12, 2008 5:36 PM

Well am I right or am I wrong? My statement was that the only time I've been right on the blog was when I called sween on his Casey Bramlet love. Now, sween tells me I'm wrong. Of course I'm wrong. I said I've only been right once. So, this makes the second time I'm right. I'm on a streak -- twice in the same day.

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 12, 2008 8:35 PM | Report abuse

So did Horton hear a Who?

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 12, 2008 8:36 PM | Report abuse

Alex,

I'm not tackling that one. If I even tried, I would break my twice-right streak. Sween will be back tomorrow and he can work it out for us.

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 12, 2008 9:05 PM | Report abuse

t_e, as Han admonished Luke a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, "don't get cocky."

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 12, 2008 11:17 PM | Report abuse

"We can dance
We can dance
Everything's under control
We can dance
We can dance
Doin' it pole to pole
We can dance
We can dance
Everyone look at your hands
We can dance
We can dance
Everyone taking a chaaaaance
The safety dance..."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcOZ6xFxJqg


It never gets old, does it?

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 12, 2008 11:20 PM | Report abuse

Just trying to get in a little jibba jabba before heading off to see the great and powerful Frank Black AKA Black Francis, my all-time favorite maker of music, in concert right here in my neighborhood. What a lucky fellow I am.

Why do I have this feeling we're going to slip right past 200K while Cindy's on vacation, with not a bang but a whimper? If we haven't already, I mean. Wow.

Compare that to the rush to 100K... I'll have to root through the archives and find some exemplary threads during that awesome, ridiculous time.

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 12, 2008 11:24 PM | Report abuse

**quick hockey related post**

Congrats to Ovie and Coach Boudreau!

**end hockey related post**

Posted by: redskirt | June 13, 2008 12:23 AM | Report abuse

t_e, as Han admonished Luke a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, "don't get cocky."

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: | June 12, 2008 11:17 PM

Or, as Granny used to say, way back in the day, "Pride goeth before the fall." Fall? I'd love to see fall and the first kick-off.

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 13, 2008 7:11 AM | Report abuse

I shut it off at halftime, because the Lakers couldn't miss, and the Celtics couldn't throw it in the ocean from the beach.

There....that feels better.

Posted by: Greg | June 13, 2008 7:54 AM | Report abuse

Apparently, I shut off this place too....

Posted by: Greg | June 13, 2008 8:39 AM | Report abuse

The safety dance..."

How is it I associate it more with Futurama now a days...
"you know that dance was not as safe as they said it was"

Ah the slick veneer of the 80's

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 13, 2008 8:53 AM | Report abuse

I believe Smoot wanted to become a defensive leader after Champ was let go and when that didn't happen, he became jaded. It helped lead to his dismissal and all the craziness that followed.

I welcome his leadership if he's ready to step it up.

Posted by: Dik | June 13, 2008 8:57 AM | Report abuse

I think Smoot should change his last name to SMOOOOOOOOOOT on his jersey.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 13, 2008 8:59 AM | Report abuse

You can dance if you want to - you can leave your friend's behind.....


Leave it where?

...how can I leave her behind alone?

Posted by: Dik | June 13, 2008 9:09 AM | Report abuse

But a classic music video.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 13, 2008 9:13 AM | Report abuse

Who killed this blog.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 13, 2008 10:00 AM | Report abuse

It was a one-armed man!

Posted by: etrod | June 13, 2008 10:12 AM | Report abuse

Call me old fashioned but I think that fire is magic...and it scares me alot.

Posted by: etrod | June 13, 2008 10:19 AM | Report abuse

"Big bottoms drive me out of my mind ... how can I leave this behind?"

t_e_, I can't vouch for the either the 7th round safety or the dust speck, but it also bears mentioning that my most famously absurdly wrong prediction ever (circa 2006) was that Warrick Holdman was going to turn his game around "next week". The error of my ways did not become fully apparent until after a couple of months of that during the season.

Finally, I bandwagoned onto Brandon Lloyd early, ardently, and stubbornly ... but did figure out to quit with the helmet episode. Around that time, I put myself on probation regarding wildly speculative predictions ... but once a junkie always a junkie. [My name is dcsween and I'm a wildly speculative football predictor.] That said, Bramlett will ultimately become a starter in the NFL. While I'm at it, Bruce Gradkowski will be a starting QB (like from Week One) within the next couple/few seasons as well.

Posted by: dcsween | June 13, 2008 10:24 AM | Report abuse

The Truth is a big fan of Frank Black and approves of him.


The Truth thinks that you should believe in yourself at all times and keep your head up.


The Truth does not like liars, like Alex and chris larry.

Posted by: The Truth | June 13, 2008 10:26 AM | Report abuse

The truth continues to be a d-bag.

Posted by: Greg | June 13, 2008 10:31 AM | Report abuse

That said, Bramlett will ultimately become a starter in the NFL.

Posted by: dcsween | June 13, 2008 10:24 AM

Well, he's finally got the right coach to make him a starter: Norv Turner. This is the Norv who turnered Heath Shuler and Gus Frerotte into starters.

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 13, 2008 10:32 AM | Report abuse

I'm not saying Bramlett will become the starter in San Diego, just that he will become a starter within the next couple few years somewhere. That said, I think Phillip Rivers is ready to be exposed for the mediocre QB that he is ... a few key injuries on the O-line and Rivers will be made to make room for whoever survives as the #2 guy.

Posted by: dcsween | June 13, 2008 10:40 AM | Report abuse

for the record, I'm with dcsween on Bramlet. I think he has a chance to develop in to a good player. Just because he's 27 and hasn't thrown a pass doesn't mean he won't be a good player. Guys like Trent Green, Jake Dellhome and Brad Johnson all rode the pine or bounced around for a while before catching on. Not saying Bramlett will be as successful as those guys, but he could be. The coaches really liked him last year and I recall one of the big reasons he was released was to get him a better chance of starting.

Posted by: etrod | June 13, 2008 10:41 AM | Report abuse

My name is dcsween and I have a predicting problem.

Posted by: dcsween | June 13, 2008 10:43 AM | Report abuse

my name is etrod and I'm easily swayed.

Posted by: etrod | June 13, 2008 10:44 AM | Report abuse

My name is Bessie and I'm easliy suede.

Posted by: Bessie the cow | June 13, 2008 10:46 AM | Report abuse

I can't make this prediction, so I'll just make a statement. For some reason, this makes inaccuracy less complicated.

You guys are going to go nuts over the next couple weeks without any new blog topics.

As far as a redskin note is concerned, Chris Cooley has requested questions for Jason Campbell (deadline, today @5pm) from his blogging site. He wants non-norm type questions. What do you guys think of Cc's site? I'm losing interest and don't know why, Cc is so cool to do this. I assume I don't have to show loyalty to WP for suggesting other blog sites.

Posted by: rando | June 13, 2008 10:51 AM | Report abuse

I am the AMAZING Dik Shuttle and I like Cuban toast.

por que lo hablo sobre Bramlett? Brennan es mas mejor!

Posted by: The AMAZING Dik Shuttle of the Fabulous ShuttleLOUNGE | June 13, 2008 10:51 AM | Report abuse

The Truth frowns upon comments like those of "Greg". The Truth thinks Greg should apologize.


The Truth wants all the kids out there to take vitamins daily and always brush their teeth!

Posted by: The Truth | June 13, 2008 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Ricardo Montalban es mas macho que Fernando Lamas (y pineapple es mas macho que knife).

rando, thx ... you are on the money about going through football withdrawal ... it brings out the worst in me -- predictions. [plus bonus points]. thx on the Cooley referral ... will bombard the site with questions.

Posted by: dcsween | June 13, 2008 10:58 AM | Report abuse

Greg stands by his comments that the truth is a d-bag.

You'd have a better shot at seeing Elvis live in concert today, than getting an apology out of me for you acting like a prick.

Posted by: Greg | June 13, 2008 10:59 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: The AMAZING Dik Shuttle of the Fabulous ShuttleLOUNGE

The best handle up here in the RI.

Posted by: etrod | June 13, 2008 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Wow. Thx!

[blushes]

Sometimes it makes my typing finger hurt, tho.

Posted by: Dik | June 13, 2008 11:09 AM | Report abuse

rivers beats indy at indy in the playoffs on a torn acl. bramlett zero nfl starts. the logic of rivers being mediocre and bramlett being good is confusing me greatly this morning.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 13, 2008 11:13 AM | Report abuse

The Truth doesn't think telling people to keep their head up constitutes acting like a prick.


The Truth feels that Greg is obsessed/jealous of him.


The Truth feels empathy for Greg.

Posted by: The Truth | June 13, 2008 11:31 AM | Report abuse

Call me old fashioned but I believe that there's only one God. His name is Xoran and he lives inside my cat.

Posted by: etrod | June 13, 2008 11:32 AM | Report abuse

all hail Xoran, God of Feline Intestinal Fortitude!

Posted by: Dik | June 13, 2008 11:42 AM | Report abuse

The Truth | June 13, 2008 11:31 AM

Are you Paul Pierce?

Posted by: Sto | June 13, 2008 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Nothing like a little false idol worship to kickstart the old blog.

Posted by: etrod | June 13, 2008 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Sto, you gotta git 'cha an ID on tha Wiki!

http://redskinsinsiders.wetpaint.com/

Posted by: Dik | June 13, 2008 11:53 AM | Report abuse

beepums

Posted by: Anonymous | June 13, 2008 11:54 AM | Report abuse

I prefer the golden cafe personally.

Posted by: Sto | June 13, 2008 11:54 AM | Report abuse

is that pronounced Z-o-ran?

Btw truth, them there are fightin' words. There are three things no one calls Alex35332, liar, coward and good looking.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 13, 2008 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Zool! I am the key master!

Posted by: Dik | June 13, 2008 11:56 AM | Report abuse

How about them LAKERS!!!!

Posted by: Kobe | June 13, 2008 1:04 PM | Report abuse

That guy "stoic fan" doesn't think I'm funny?

Posted by: Chia Pet | June 13, 2008 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Marcus vick arrested again...real shock that family is pathetic

Posted by: Anonymous | June 13, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

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