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Shawn Springs Had To Leave Early

Please no one be alarmed (Lisa). This is essentially a non-story, but as I am the only person sitting out here at The Park, I thought it should at least ne noted.

Springs was here all morning, in meetings, with the team, full go. However, about 10 minutes ago he had to leave early to tend to a family issue. It is not anything related his father's health, Shawn said, (Ron Springs recently underwent a kidney transplant) and is not anything for us to be worried about, but it was something unforeseen he had to tend to.

It is not related to Shawn's health, and it is totally excused by the team. He should be back tomorrow, but just had to leave about an hour early today. Trust me, at Shawn's behest I am not going to write exactly what the matter is, but it was nothing to be alarmed about. Please, no conspiracy theories, either.

Everything is cool, he just had to leave a voluntary practice early. Sorry to have to be vague, but, again, I am going to respect Shawn's wishes and the team is doing the same thing. Shawn said wishes the timing was better and was eager to be out on the field and hated to have to leave, but, alas, his return to on-field work will be delayed another day.

By Jason La Canfora  |  June 5, 2007; 12:24 PM ET
 
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Comments

Oh no! I am alarmed...hope everything is ok....(you know how women are).

Posted by: Lisa | June 5, 2007 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Interesting, I was wondering what the (real) reason for reporting late was. If he has had family with big-time health problems that says a lot.

Posted by: Stumped | June 5, 2007 12:45 PM | Report abuse

he's having lunch with his favorite team's owner, jerry jones.

Posted by: dealer | June 5, 2007 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Stumped, where have you been? Did you not know about Ron Springs kidney transplant

According to Jason, that is not the issue, though.

Posted by: Lisa | June 5, 2007 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Funny:
• Chris Harris worked with the starters at strong safety ahead of Adam Archuleta.

Posted by: hmmmmm | June 5, 2007 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Lisa,
It must have been that trip to Amnesia...

I've heard all the rumors about a trade (really bad idea); I guess I just haven't bought it. In this case, things aren't as simple as they seem.

Posted by: Stumped | June 5, 2007 12:57 PM | Report abuse

I am just happy it isn't his father.

Posted by: jm220 | June 5, 2007 1:02 PM | Report abuse

jasono, will this situation get cleared up by tomorrow?

Posted by: dealer | June 5, 2007 1:06 PM | Report abuse

I'm just glad Springs is on the cups of returning to the field.

Posted by: mugamack | June 5, 2007 1:21 PM | Report abuse

hey! you stole my name!!

Posted by: hmmmmm | June 5, 2007 1:22 PM | Report abuse

This is not a big-time issue and the matter should be settled soon (before tomorrow).

Posted by: Cindy | June 5, 2007 1:24 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad this isn't a complication with his dad or an issue with his own health.

And I don't think it's a big deal for him to be missing this early time -- yeah, in a perfect world he would be there for everything, but I'm more concerned with OTAs as far as our offense jelling around our young QB than for the development of our #1 corner. If he's in as great shape as Jasno reported, I'm happy.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | June 5, 2007 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Is JLC saying this will not result in Springs being cut or traded this offseason?

Posted by: Jon | June 5, 2007 1:29 PM | Report abuse

ITBF (ignore the Barney Fife)

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2007 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Yep, the ol Barney Fife of the Northwest is flappin his gums again.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2007 1:33 PM | Report abuse

thanks cindy!

now who's going to go see steven wright this weekend? i'm seriously considering it. anyone critiqued it yet?

Posted by: dealer | June 5, 2007 1:52 PM | Report abuse

OMG! Springs is trying to undermine the team. This shows how much the team is in disarray, right Sally Jenkins?

ROFL!

Posted by: GI Joel | June 5, 2007 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Maybe his wife needed help with "regular, or de-caf?"

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2007 1:59 PM | Report abuse

i am curious who our starting CBs will be this season. if westbrook is as good as jasno indicated in his other blog, we might finally be able to get rid of ade "bad penny" jimoh.

Posted by: talk show host | June 5, 2007 2:04 PM | Report abuse

No disrespect intended to JLC, but if Springs had to leave a "voluntary" practice only one hour early today, will be back tomorrow, and both he and his father are fine, why is this news? I know this is a blog and not subject to the same standard of newsworthiness as the newspaper itself, but does this tell us anything important about Springs or the 'Skins? I don't think so. So why include it?

Posted by: rbpalmer | June 5, 2007 2:07 PM | Report abuse

then why the hell did u even post this??? I think shouldn't have even reported it if it truely is a non-issue...The guy left one hour early, big deal. Leave him alone.

Posted by: Rob | June 5, 2007 2:07 PM | Report abuse

18,000,000 yard flag on the play.

Against the FO for making Archi-blood-letta the highest paid safety ever. We are going to have to live this down for a long time.... unless we win!

Posted by: Zebra | June 5, 2007 2:09 PM | Report abuse

ITA

Posted by: Fife in the MWK | June 5, 2007 2:10 PM | Report abuse

rbpalmer, Rob:

Jasno said he reported it because he was at the Park and there wasn't much to it (give him a break).

Go back and review the last three posts, which have plenty of content.

Posted by: Stumped | June 5, 2007 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Report:

Marcus Washington and draft pick to Buffalo for Schobel...

Posted by: Phil | June 5, 2007 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Given this non-news, no worries, non-thread starter (btw, thx if the reason for not actually reporting had anything to do with the concept of hemmy), I'm going back to the kicker/punter thread. Maybe someone knows about this Tyler Frederickson character (and what it is about the Skins and Scandanavian kickers?).

Posted by: dcsween (in the RFD) | June 5, 2007 2:19 PM | Report abuse

18,000,000 yard flag on the play.

Against the FO for making Archi-blood-letta the highest paid safety ever. We are going to have to live this down for a long time.... unless we win!

Posted by: Zebra | June 5, 2007 02:09 PM

LMGO!!! Zebra that was on the money partner.

Posted by: jm220 | June 5, 2007 2:19 PM | Report abuse

jm220 - LMGO?

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2007 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Actually Phil, that would pave the way for Briggs, should he be cut.

Problem though, why would Buffalo trade for a guy coming off of Hip Surgery? Hips are pretty important to LB'ers

Posted by: Zebra | June 5, 2007 2:23 PM | Report abuse

LMGO is what Joe Gibbs does ("laughing me guts out").

Posted by: dcsween | June 5, 2007 2:25 PM | Report abuse

C'mon, Zebra, Archi got a nice fat theoretical contract, and is walking around with a decent chunk of DannyBoy's cash in his pocket, but thankfully he wanted out at least as badly as we did, and the only pain we're suffering is a momentary blip in the salary cap radar for this year.
If he'd destroyed his knee on the opening kickoff last year, we'd have sunk another $4M into him and be truly fcuked.
Throw the 18000000 yard flag on the Duckett deal, but Archi's not worth fretting about...

Posted by: cload and daggar | June 5, 2007 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Actually, for those of you complaining that Jason mentioned this at all, I heard about Springs leaving early on the radio. It's not a big deal, but the unfortunate thing is that in today's society, no news *is* news.

If JLaC hadn't put it in the blog, it still would have been "out there," and some bozo would have come along asking why the "insider" didn't know or share it.

Posted by: JustMe | June 5, 2007 2:32 PM | Report abuse

I just think we looked stupid for signing him to such a huge contract and then he cant even start on the team that he should be taylor made for.

Actually that puts our coaches in a better light. We all called for him to be used in some way and that maybe the D should try to change so he could fit in. Well, it looks like he doesnt fit in anywhere. Wonder how Lovie is feeling about now?

Posted by: Zebra | June 5, 2007 2:32 PM | Report abuse

I think we look stupid for
Heath Shuler
Westbrook
Gardner, Rod
Jeff George
Bruce Smith
[two pages of other idiots redacted]
BLloyd
Duckett
Archi

But at some point, it's time to move on (or move out)...

Posted by: cload and daggar | June 5, 2007 2:37 PM | Report abuse

To add to that JustMe, someone, say Pastabelly, would start fanning the flames of innuendo. Saying he wanted out of his contract (Mrs Jenkins, is that you?) But Jla shot it down before the fire could spread.

His writing of this 'non-story' as he himself admits in the first paragraph, shows how well he knows the RI, the spin outsiders will put on it, and that Lisa can go back to blasting DC88man, or whatever his moniker is on the Wiz insider.

Posted by: Zebra | June 5, 2007 2:38 PM | Report abuse

HE PROBABLY RE-INJURED HIMSELF AGAIN LOL

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2007 2:42 PM | Report abuse

People need to get a clue. EVERY TEAM, in the NFL, has had draft picks not pan out. NO ONE is immune from this. Rod Gardner, Westbrook, Shuler, EVERY DRAFT PICK is a roll of the dice. If you're still pissing and whining about Bruce Smith, and Jeff George, LET ALONE, Heath Shuler, then you're a complete loser and need to find something better to do with your life.

Posted by: Greg(Boston) | June 5, 2007 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Jason said it was a non-story myriad times, but some people will still fret.

Posted by: WashingtonWarriors | June 5, 2007 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Capital Letter alert!

Posted by: Zebra | June 5, 2007 2:52 PM | Report abuse

New Post

Posted by: Zebra | June 5, 2007 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Greg -- are we agreeing then, or do I have to find a new HabiTrail?

I'd hate to be thought a complete loser.

Posted by: cload and daggar | June 5, 2007 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Don't sell yourself short. You're a tremendous slouch, cload.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | June 5, 2007 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Answer: Mark Mosley

what's the best RI trivia question to go with this answer? Extra point (pun intended) for anyone whose question ties directly to Jasno's kicking worries.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2007 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Who won MVP in 1982?

"Using their momentum for the end of the previous season the Redskins get off to a solid 2-0 start before the season was interrupted by a 2-month Player's strike. When the players returned the Redskins did not miss a beat winning 5 of their 6 remaining games to claim the top seed in the playoffs with a 7-1 record, as PK Mark Mosley wins the NFL MVP. In doing so Mosley became the first pure kicker to earn the honor as his foot provided the difference in 4 of the team's 7 wins including back- to-back weeks in which he was the only offense the Redskins had. In the Playoffs the Redskins continued down the warpath destroying the Detroit Lions 31-21 in the 1st Round, and beating the Minnesota Vikings 21-7 in the 2nd. The Redskins would go on to face the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Championship Game there John Riggins would grind out 140 yards to break the Cowboys spirits in a 31-17 win that earned the Redskins a trip to their 2nd Super Bowl."

http://www.sportsecyclopedia.com/nfl/washington/redskins.html

Posted by: Stumped | June 5, 2007 4:55 PM | Report abuse

If memory serves...Mosley may have been the leading scorer in 1982. (Fact check, anyone?)

Posted by: Stumped | June 5, 2007 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Stump!! you da dawg!!

barkeep!! another cold one for my main man, and one for Nate, as well.

Posted by: flipthatswitch | June 5, 2007 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Cheers and salutations, boys!

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | June 5, 2007 5:54 PM | Report abuse

I just heard that Shawn Springs wife/girlfriend had a baby. That would definitely explain why he left early.

Congrats Shawn!

Posted by: Lisa | June 5, 2007 6:17 PM | Report abuse

That sounds like very good news, but it also kind of sounds like Shawn has a woman in his life, Lisa. Sorry about that!

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | June 5, 2007 6:48 PM | Report abuse

Oops - No baby yet for Springs but they are expecting so says Renaldo Wynn.

Posted by: Lisa | June 5, 2007 6:49 PM | Report abuse

Nate, I knew he was married - or had a fiance :) Per reports, the baby is due in a few weeks.

Posted by: Lisa | June 5, 2007 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Easy, Barney, easy. Mr. Fife should be more considerate

Posted by: PG | June 5, 2007 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Fife you

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | June 5, 2007 7:05 PM | Report abuse

I have the story on Shawn Springs' early exit from practice. According to my inside source at Redskins Park, Springs received word that his prized Pit Bull Sparky was injured in an "incident" on a farm outside of Blacksburg, Virginia. The source would not confirm what the "incident" was, only that Springs would be back in time for practice tomorrow after a brief trip to Atlanta this evening.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2007 7:35 PM | Report abuse

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