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Posted at 2:04 PM ET, 02/10/2011

Redskins making plans to move training camp

By Mike Jones

The Washington Redskins are making plans to move their training camp from their Ashburn headquarters this summer, most likely to a location at or near George Mason University, according to three sources with knowledge of the situation. It would be the first time since 2002 that the team holds camp away from Redskins Park.

The sources said the Redskins have made arrangements to take over The Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel in Fairfax for the month of August, and they have held preliminary discussions about using George Mason's campus for training camp.

When reached for comment, Redskins senior vice president Tony Wyllie said only, "We're exploring our options."

George Mason Athletic Director Tom O'Connor said the school has taken Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen on a tour of the campus and the Mason Inn, but described the discussions of the team's move as preliminary.

"We had a good, friendly chat. We took them around and they liked what they saw," O'Connor said. "We brought them over to the Mason Inn. They came back again. But at no time was anything formal. It was very, very informal; there's nothing in writing."

The Redskins last season explored options both locally and regionally that would have allowed them to relocate training camp. But they started too late in the process to finalize a move, and coach Mike Shanahan held his first training camp with the team at Redskins Park.

The Redskins held training camp at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., from 1963-94, and then moved to Frostburg, Md., for five years. The team held training camp at Redskins Park in 2000, but coach Marty Schottenheimer then returned the team to Carlisle for 2001 and 2002. In 2003, under coach Steve Spurrier, the Redskins held camp at their Ashburn facility and have ever since.

The Redskins would need at least three fields for practices. Mason's campus includes George Mason Stadium, two adjacent practice fields and intramural fields.

Shanahan has been in meetings all day and wasn't available for comment.

When asked last year about his preferences for a training camp location, Shanahan said he had done both in the past, but added, "I kind of enjoy going away if you can get the right environment. You've got to have the right fields, you've got to have the right facility, you've got to have the right meeting rooms, and if that's possible, I would like to go to a camp. But I'm not sure if that's possible because you've got to have a quality field, and you've got to be able to have meeting rooms. We'll look into that and do the best thing for the Redskins."

Staff Writer Steven Goff contributed to this report.

By Mike Jones  | February 10, 2011; 2:04 PM ET
 
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Comments

[waves Jedi hand] You WANT to come back to Carlisle.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | February 10, 2011 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Great, thanks redskins...I was planning to stay at The Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel this August!

Posted by: PlayAction | February 10, 2011 2:09 PM | Report abuse

my bad play action arent you monks left hand tho??

i hope your the left i heard monk does some really nasty stuff with his right hand.....

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | February 10, 2011 2:19 PM | Report abuse

my bad play action arent you monks left hand tho??

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | February 10, 2011 2:19 PM

Well this was up for debate earlier...and I'm not sure we are any closer to figuring out who is who or who is what.

As for what monk does in our spare time...I just try to close my button eyes and head for higher ground.

Posted by: PlayAction | February 10, 2011 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | February 10, 2011 2:19 PM | Report abuse

FACT: We are all the same person..except for you.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | February 10, 2011 2:29 PM | Report abuse

"We'll look into that and do the best thing for the Redskins."

This has got to be THE Redskins motto for the Shallen regime. I swear I hear this tacked onto just about every statement out of their mouths.

"We think Albert is a talented player. We'll look into that and do the best thing for the Redskins."

"We think Donovan is a talented player. We'll look into that and do the best thing for the Redskins."

"I never say anything meaningful, and I've got my head up my own backside, Bruce's backside and my son's backside all at the same time. So we'll look into that and do the best thing for the Redskins."


But I guess it beats "Hip, hip hooray"...

Posted by: p1funk | February 10, 2011 2:31 PM | Report abuse

hahahaha thats funny. you must be monks alter ego!!!

when the sun is shinning its play action but watchout when the blood boils MEANYMONK comes out to destroy all blog challengers!!

one time i heard monk saved a cat from being hit by a car. not because he liked the cat but because he wanted to eat him alive hahah

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | February 10, 2011 2:31 PM | Report abuse

p1 funk

i remember we were 6-2 then ESPN kenny mayne did a mayne event about the whole hip hip hooray thing

it was funny, then we went 2-6, then 4-12 n it stopped being so cool.

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | February 10, 2011 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Gayaction haha...that was funny brandon...just too bad it was about me.

Beeps peeps

Posted by: PlayAction | February 10, 2011 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Gayaction? Is there something you want to tell me PA? Are you hiding in the closet in our brain?

Posted by: monk811 | February 10, 2011 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Definitely beats "Hip, Hip, Hooray"....LMAO

Posted by: rot8tor_man | February 10, 2011 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Please get J. Reids picture off the top of the blog now that he is gone. His posts were worthless.

Posted by: GravelLot | February 10, 2011 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Definitely beats "Hip, Hip, Hooray"....LMAO

Posted by: rot8tor_man | February 10, 2011 2:40 PM | Report abuse

How come it was cool when George Allen did it but when Zorn did it he looked like a tool?

The team should have started chanting '3-cheers for Jim, he's a horses ass' for Zorn like they did for Allen, at least that would have been true!

Posted by: monk811 | February 10, 2011 2:46 PM | Report abuse

i have to specualte that j reid is still workin on this blog

washington sports editor could be his cover up from all of us constantly bashing him for lack of quality posts

i say we make up for it by bashing that guy as if he was jreid until he proves that he isnt

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | February 10, 2011 2:48 PM | Report abuse


time for work.....I'd rather read hess posting his drivel......

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | February 10, 2011 2:16 PM |
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anything positive in regards to other posters on RI is considered a compliment, regardless of the content matter.

thanks greg

Posted by: hessone | February 10, 2011 2:51 PM | Report abuse

PROTESTERS RALLY AT REDSKINS HEADQUARTERS

ASHBURN, VA -- Amid reports that protesters in Cairo, Egypt, may have finally succeeded in their bid to unseat 30-year President Hosni Mubarak in favor of a new military ruler for the country, fans of the Washington Redskins are said to be considering adopting similar tactics to unseat the despot owner of the their favorite NFL football franchise, Dan Snyder.

The once far-fetched scheme to get rid the unpopular owner by any means available seemed to gather new impetus this morning when Snyder's own lawyers joined the protest movement.

Meanwhile, captains and coaches from the team's defensive unit were said to be huddling at an undisclosed location not too far from Snyder’s country estate in Potomac, Maryland -- where they are reportedly poised to move in and take control of the team in the ever-increasingly likelihood that Snyder is deposed and banished from Redskins territory.

While Snyder has often bristled and blustered at any suggestion that he might ever relinquish control of the team, he also reportedly used a recent Superbowl week visit to Dallas to visit with rival owner Jerry Jones to broach the topic of seeking “political asylum” in Dallas should Snyder ever be captured, tarred and feathered, and run out of the nation’s capital city.

Jones was reportedly amenable to the idea, but only on condition that Snyder does not then decide to move his franchise to nearby Fort Worth, or work to convince the league to rename the Dallas NFL franchise as the “Palefaces.”

Posted by: Vic1 | February 10, 2011 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Please get J. Reids picture off the top of the blog now that he is gone. His posts were worthless.

Posted by: GravelLot |

I second that! If not there might be a violent overthrow.

Posted by: iubiquity | February 10, 2011 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Gayaction? Is there something you want to tell me PA? Are you hiding in the closet in our brain?

Posted by: monk811 | February 10, 2011 2:37 PM

Nope...what the heck did you do to brandon...he was off his rocker...couldn't make out anything he said...that did make me laugh though.

Posted by: PlayAction | February 10, 2011 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Gayaction? Is there something you want to tell me PA? Are you hiding in the closet in our brain?

Posted by: monk811 | February 10, 2011 2:37 PM

Nope...what the heck did you do to brandon...he was off his rocker...couldn't make out anything he said...that did make me laugh though.

Posted by: PlayAction | February 10, 2011 3:06 PM | Report abuse

I guess I said a couple things that were true and he couldn't 'handle the truth', I hurt his pride and he started being even more incoherent than he normally is. The ITR is still on, Sally can talk all he wants, he makes no sense anyway!

So where are you going to stay in August now that the team took your hotel???

Posted by: monk811 | February 10, 2011 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Great idea. I just wish they were heading back to Carlisle.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | February 10, 2011 3:26 PM | Report abuse

So where are you going to stay in August now that the team took your hotel???

Posted by: monk811 | February 10, 2011 3:14 PM

Idk...I guess I'll wait until they make their final decision...or they'll probably take over that hotel too!

Is it just me or does Faifax seem like a strange choice for camp?

Posted by: PlayAction | February 10, 2011 3:27 PM | Report abuse

It appears this team will do just about anything to avoid having to invest in an indoor practice facility.

Presumably, the city fathers of Fairfax are pulling together some sort of sweetheart deal to entice the team to move into their town. I wonder what it entails.

Next coin flip question: What do you think it would if take to entice the Redskins to set up shop in your neighborhood?

Posted by: Vic1 | February 10, 2011 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Horrible angry lesbians. No Fun.

Posted by: DikShuttle | February 10, 2011 1:48 PM


You can get that just walking down the street here in Olympia.

Posted by: freakzilla | February 10, 2011 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Horrible angry lesbians. No Fun.

Posted by: DikShuttle | February 10, 2011 1:48 PM

You can get that just walking down the street here in Olympia.

Posted by: freakzilla | February 10, 2011 3:35 PM

I'm not going there.

Posted by: PlayAction | February 10, 2011 3:38 PM | Report abuse

FYI hamsters

Jay_Glazer Sources close to Shaun Rogers say the Redskins have reached out and he could possibly visit them this week, even as early as tomorrow. 23 minutes ago via ÜberTwitter

Posted by: learnedhand1 | February 10, 2011 3:42 PM | Report abuse

The Redskins would need at least three fields for practices. Mason's campus includes George Mason Stadium, two adjacent practice fields and intramural fields.


Plus, they could take the team over to the GMU fieldhouse and make them run the hill out back. Dexter & Art both used to run that hill back in the day, and we used to have to run it at Red Jenkins' basketball camp. That hill is brutal.

Posted by: freakzilla | February 10, 2011 3:47 PM | Report abuse

So, where will they practice? I was under the impression GMU lacks a football field. Is there some indoor facility they'll use?

Posted by: kungpow9960 | February 10, 2011 3:48 PM | Report abuse

There's something just too perfect about the li'l danny's racial slurs moving training camp to college that has no football team.

Posted by: rev_ollie | February 10, 2011 3:53 PM | Report abuse

FYI hamsters

Jay_Glazer Sources close to Shaun Rogers say the Redskins have reached out and he could possibly visit them this week, even as early as tomorrow. 23 minutes ago via ÜberTwitter


Posted by: learnedhand1 | February 10, 2011 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Not a bad idea but even if we sign him we should still draft a young NT. It would be nice to have him, Bryant, and an up and comer on the roster.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | February 10, 2011 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Jay_Glazer Sources close to Shaun Rogers say the Redskins have reached out and he could possibly visit them this week, even as early as tomorrow. 23 minutes ago via ÜberTwitter

Posted by: learnedhand1 | February 10, 2011 3:42 PM | Report abuse
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Shanahan: So... you wear #92?
Rogers: Yeah
Shanahan: Can you trim up that beard?
Rogers: Sure
Shanahan: Welcome back to the Redskins, Albert, let us know your knew home address so we can reroute the checks there.
Rogers: Whuu...?
Shanahan: You DO want to make $3 mil this year, don't you Albert?

Posted by: mattsoundworld | February 10, 2011 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Two alberts don't make a right.

Posted by: PlayAction | February 10, 2011 4:08 PM | Report abuse


NT - Shaun Rogers trip to Washington to visit the #Redskins is CONFIRMED, scheduled for tomorrow, per a #NFL source. #Browns
web • 2/10/11 4:00 PM

Posted by: Diesel44 | February 10, 2011 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Who sez Mason doesn't have a fubbal team?

http://www.gmufootball.gmu.edu/index.html

Posted by: NateinthePDX | February 10, 2011 4:13 PM | Report abuse

NT - Shaun Rogers trip to Washington to visit the #Redskins is CONFIRMED, scheduled for tomorrow, per a #NFL source. #Browns
web • 2/10/11 4:00 PM

Posted by: Diesel44

The Road to the off-season championship always goes thru DC!

Posted by: Predator48 | February 10, 2011 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Trent Dilfer reporting on ESPN from a Cam Newton workout that Cam is the real deal and will go first, second or third in the draft. McShay says yeah, he's the real deal, but the question is about mental, intangibles. McShay predicts he'll be #10 to the Redskins.

Posted by: beep-beep | February 10, 2011 4:18 PM | Report abuse

If somehow Shanny could acquire a MOTIVATED Rogers and keep Albert and get him to play DE (A guy can dream), that would be one hell of a D line along with Carriker and/or a draft pick.

Posted by: ga8085 | February 10, 2011 4:22 PM | Report abuse

McShay says yeah, he's the real deal, but the question is about mental, intangibles.

Posted by: beep-beep | February 10, 2011 4:18 PM | Report abuse
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So in other words, McShay has no clue. Well, I could have told you that...

Posted by: mattsoundworld | February 10, 2011 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Shaun Rogers coming to the Redskins.

Oh no, not good.

If (and this is a big if) he is signed, he must be aware of what Shanahan does to fat guys.

If (and this is a big if) he plays for the Redskins I truly hope he is motivated.

But if he is cheap and doesn't cost draft picks, well I don't see the harm. Incentive contract for this guy.

Posted by: iH8dallas | February 10, 2011 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Shanahan truly loves former Browns defensive lineman. Rogers will be another over the hill band aid that probably will be hurt or unproductive.

Posted by: ToddStinkston | February 10, 2011 4:48 PM | Report abuse

McShay says yeah, he's the real deal, but the question is about mental, intangibles.

Posted by: beep-beep | February 10, 2011 4:18 PM | Report abuse
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So in other words, McShay has no clue. Well, I could have told you that...

Posted by: mattsoundworld | February 10, 2011 4:32 PM | Report abuse

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Here is what McShay said before Josh Freeman was drafted...

http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/draft09/

Most overrated
1. Kansas State QB Josh Freeman
It's easy to fall in love with Freeman's physical tools -- size (6-foot-5¾, 248 pounds), rifle arm and deceptive mobility -- but he is not the next Ben Roethlisberger or Joe Flacco. Those players came out of college with great instincts, which Freeman is lacking. Too many times on film we see him picking up coverages late or staring down his primary target and not going through his progressions. Some of his weaknesses can be coached up, but there is no guarantee he has the mental capacity and natural recognition skills to develop into a solid starter in the NFL. We would have no problem taking a chance on him in the second round, but if a team like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (No. 19) or Minnesota Vikings (No. 22) takes him in the first round, it would be a huge reach. Teams must be wary of making a desperation move simply because there is a huge drop-off in quarterback talent after Freeman.

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That pick actually turned out well for the Bucs. McShay will question every black qbs "mental capacity"

Posted by: nfcBEaST | February 10, 2011 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Re: Shaun Rogers Visit

At least the Skins brass sees what we see and understands the obvious - the Dline stunk and we need a NT upgrade to make it all work. So I'm cool with bringing in Rogers for a chat.

I still think that Dallas will get in the mix and outbid us.

Posted by: p1funk | February 10, 2011 5:02 PM | Report abuse


DT Shaun Rogers was released by the Browns and is eligible to sign with anyone. The Redskins are reportedly interested.

The Cleveland Browns this week made several transactions including the release of defensive tackle Shaun Rogers. Because of the current labor situation, we won’t be seeing free agency on March 4 so Rogers is one of only a handful of names available on the open market right now (which means he will may receive more attention than usual).

Rogers, who played nose tackle and defensive end in Cleveland, has already heard from the Washington Redskins, and could be setting up a visit with them, according to Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com.

The 31-year old defensive tackle had a Pro Bowl year in 2008 so there’s some hope that he has something left in the tank, though carrying around 340 pounds probably doesn’t mesh well with players in their 30s. Signing Rogers may have an impact on defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, who many don’t expect to return to Washington.

As an unrestricted free agent, Rogers is eligible to sign with anyone until March 4, the expiration of the CBA. On that date, there will be no more player movement. Because of the uncertainty that lies ahead, some teams have shied away from doing any new contracts. It remains to be seen if the Redskins will operate that way.
ESPN

Posted by: abxinc | February 10, 2011 5:02 PM | Report abuse

http://sports.espn.go.com/dallas/nfl/news/story?id=6109257

Ha! Ha! More flack for Jerry & Co. and their Superbowl fiasco.

This whole thing has the potential to be an AH-type of albatross around the owners' neck as far as pubic perception goes in CBA negotiations.

The story behind the seating fiasco is basically this: greed and pride.

They sold tickets to seats that didn't exist.

They wanted to make money and they wanted to toot their own whistles about breaking the Superbowl seating capacity record by trying to jam seats into a facility that couldn't handle all of them.

Greed and pride.

Now this issue can linger into the offseason...

Posted by: p1funk | February 10, 2011 5:13 PM | Report abuse

p1funk Re: Shaun Rogers Visit

At least the Skins brass sees what we see and understands the obvious - the Dline stunk and we need a NT upgrade to make it all work.

I'd say those of us who've been preaching 'NT-DT-Dend' deserve some Major Dap.

We've been posting for weeks that the redskin d-line is bad and the FO might agree.

Yes, sign Rogers: dude will get paid and will perform for us.

Rogers is not a head case as much as the browns don't want to pay him.

AH is a head case who should not have been paid.

But all of this means we can really use AH (he's not gonna be moved, IMO) Rogers, and Carriker as defensive linemen.

Bryant, Jarmon, Holliday, and Golston back up AH-SR.

And if you do draft Von Miller @ 10 to play ILB, well, we then have a very upgraded defense.

This makes Ponder in round 2 and even better idea.

Posted by: MistaMoe | February 10, 2011 5:40 PM | Report abuse

Letter below was posted on Huffington, anyone else?

I personally know of at least one life long skins fan who says he's done and he very well might make good on it.

I'm not sure I could turn my back now but it's tempting, this greasy little biatch who hijacked our team makes me sick, and I'm tired of having my Sundays ruined.

Dear Mr. Snyder:

When I was born in Mississippi in 1945, the NFL promoted the Washington Redskins throughout the Deep South, and by the time I entered the first grade of school I was avidly listening to radio broadcasts of Redskins' games every Sunday (Eddie LeBaron, the Little General, was my first quarterback hero).

After I became a resident of Washington D.C., in 1968 (where I have remained since) my attachment to the team strengthened and deepened. I have attended many games at RFK Stadium and FedEx Field, and over the years I have participated in season ticket packages and purchased my fair share of team apparel and paraphernalia.

Despite my 65-year engagement with the team, as of the date of this letter, I will never spend another penny on Redskins tickets and/or merchandise, nor will I further support the team in any other way, tangible or intangible.

Until now, I have always thought that I could separate the owner from the team, and that disdain for the former did not preclude support for the latter. Your latest actions have irrevocably shattered that rationalization.

As I understand the matter, in a November 24, 2010, letter, the Redskins' general counsel threatened to drive a local alternative newspaper into bankruptcy by pursuing a "war of attrition" through protracted and expensive litigation -- all because your sensibilities were offended by an opinion piece that was satirically critical of your management of the Redskins and other business ventures -- and on February 2, 2011, your lawyers made good on that threat by filing a lawsuit after the newspaper refused to capitulate to your bullying. That is, simply put, a morally reprehensible abuse of legal process (and I categorically reject any suggestion that I am an anti-Semite for saying so).

Because continued support of the Redskins would, in my view, make me complicit in your repellent enterprise, I am, very sadly, shifting my allegiance to another NFL team, and I therefore close with:

Who dat say they gonna beat dem Saints,

William G. McLain

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | February 10, 2011 5:44 PM | Report abuse

I'm not sure I could turn my back now but it's tempting, this greasy little biatch who hijacked our team makes me sick, and I'm tired of having my Sundays ruined.

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | February 10, 2011 5:44 PM

He actually bought the team -- he didn't hijack it.

If the Skins had gone 13-3 and won a home playoff game last year, no one would notice the smarmy owner. If the 'Skins win on the field, Snyder can sue anyone he wants and people will do nothing more than shake their heads and buy tickets. If Snyder doesn't field a winning team, people will stop buying tickets and stop tuning in.

There was absolutely nothing admirable about Jack Kent Cooke, but the 'Skins won three Super Bowls and that bought him limitless good will.

Posted by: beep-beep | February 10, 2011 5:57 PM | Report abuse

And if you do draft Von Miller @ 10 to play ILB, well, we then have a very upgraded defense.

This makes Ponder in round 2 and even better idea.

Posted by: MistaMoe | February 10, 2011 5:40 PM | Report abuse

I'd be cool with that. But I still think we take Newton at 10, if he's available of course.

Posted by: iH8dallas | February 10, 2011 5:58 PM | Report abuse

I'd be cool with that. But I still think we take Newton at 10, if he's available of course.

Posted by: iH8dallas | February 10, 2011 5:58 PM | Report abuse

I doubt he will be there. This time last year, everyone had a d-lineman going #1 until sam bradford, another qb from a spread offense, looked great in workouts. When scouts see a qb that is 6-6 260 lbs, with 6% body fat (big ben is 240 with 11% body fat), had the higher passer rating in FBS history, has a rocket arm (way quicker than tebow), and can out run your defensive backs, yeah he's going number 1 after the combine. I do wish the skins would get him because he is physically built to survive behind our o-line.

Posted by: nfcBEaST | February 10, 2011 6:17 PM | Report abuse

Its about time they got rid of J-Reid's face on RI

Posted by: nfcBEaST | February 10, 2011 6:26 PM | Report abuse

gee the owner and coaches want to move ,gee it may be better , they do have an inside area large enough to practice.I know there was only one super bowl winner,so all the others lost,not just the Redskins.All losers disapointed or should be, some lose later then others ,but a loss is a loss.

Posted by: dcg326 | February 10, 2011 6:30 PM | Report abuse

Can't sign any FAs until there is a new CBA. This is just due diligence, no one should be overreacting. Would you rather Shanahan be playing golf?

Posted by: Diesel44 | February 10, 2011 6:31 PM | Report abuse

Yes, sign Rogers: dude will get paid and will perform for us.

Rogers is not a head case as much as the browns don't want to pay him.

AH is a head case who should not have been paid.

But all of this means we can really use AH (he's not gonna be moved, IMO) Rogers, and Carriker as defensive linemen.

Bryant, Jarmon, Holliday, and Golston back up AH-SR.

And if you do draft Von Miller @ 10 to play ILB, well, we then have a very upgraded defense.

This makes Ponder in round 2 and even better idea.

Posted by: MistaMoe | February 10, 2011 5:40 PM |

I like the fact the Skins are at least exploring this option. Rogers has the rep of being undisciplined in his 3-4 techniques allowing for big plays in the run game. Some say the Browns defense was better without him. I don't think Rogers is worth mega bucks, but he can be effective at times, and would be an upgrade on this team.

Posted by: TWISI | February 10, 2011 6:31 PM | Report abuse

Can't sign any FAs until there is a new CBA. This is just due diligence, no one should be overreacting. Would you rather Shanahan be playing golf?

Posted by: Diesel44 | February 10, 2011 6:31 PM

I hear they can sign Rogers because he was released. If he was a FA because of an expiring contract, then they wouldn't be able to sign him.

Posted by: TWISI | February 10, 2011 6:37 PM | Report abuse

6% body fat??? Get the F out of here. That's his agent's exaggeration to his lack of time in the gym. Veron Davis was higher than 6% and there is no way Newton is anywhere close.

Posted by: Diesel44 | February 10, 2011 6:38 PM | Report abuse

6% body fat??? Get the F out of here. That's his agent's exaggeration to his lack of time in the gym. Veron Davis was higher than 6% and there is no way Newton is anywhere close.

Posted by: Diesel44 | February 10, 2011 6:38 PM | Report abuse

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft2011/news/story?id=6066772
Body fat is measured at the combine and at Cam Newton's media workout in San Diego. Your right about the fact that his trainer may have fudged it, but the combine testing will see how accurate this. Cam is still a good player though.

Posted by: nfcBEaST | February 10, 2011 6:47 PM | Report abuse

* beep beep *

new post...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | February 10, 2011 6:58 PM | Report abuse

As an unrestricted free agent, Rogers is eligible to sign with anyone until March 4, the expiration of the CBA. On that date, there will be no more player movement. Because of the uncertainty that lies ahead, some teams have shied away from doing any new contracts. It remains to be seen if the Redskins will operate that way.
ESPN

Posted by: abxinc

Let's hope they have the sense to be prudent and wait. Rogers is a bit too old, has too many miles, has had several injuries and will want big dough. Hopefully our cornerstone NT will come in the 2nd round, whenever that may be.

Posted by: NYPDee | February 10, 2011 7:02 PM | Report abuse

I guess that will be their excuse for raising the admission and parking fees for camp.

Posted by: Redskinrex | February 10, 2011 9:27 PM | Report abuse

Dear Washington football team,

Please keep your bad karma away from George Mason University. Take your racist name and leave this area.

Sincerely,
Mason alum and Ravens fan

Posted by: jmarks09 | February 11, 2011 2:03 AM | Report abuse

Welcome to the Insider, Mike Jones. Congrats on the new gig.

You have big shoes to fill. J Reid was awesome in this position and I already miss him.

Insider guys in the past have moved on to big things. This is a big opportunity for you. Don't 'F' it up.

Posted by: heyjoe728 | February 11, 2011 9:12 AM | Report abuse

They should just take it to Georgetown Prep. Those facilities are ridiculous.

Posted by: jeffco01 | February 11, 2011 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Absolutely ridiculous to hold training camp at George Mason, It's still too close to home. I thought they were trying to get away from the area for training camp. What's the difference GM or Ashburn?

Posted by: smooth8 | February 11, 2011 1:56 PM | Report abuse

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