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Expect more new undrafted free agents to pop up on Redskins

The Redskins today released their list of undrafted rookie free agents, and it may be a bit shorter than what you might have been expecting. In fact, it's only two players long: Liberty's Trey Jacobs and Ohio State safety Anderson Russell.

But according to NFL.com, the team has agreed to terms with quarterback Daryll Clark from Penn State, LSU running back Keiland Williams, Troy running back Maurice Greer, UCLA tight end Logan Paulsen and Marques Slocum, a defensive tackle from Eastern Arizona.

I can't explain the discrepancy except to point out the new Redskins regime hasn't announced any of its free agency signings this offseason until they've seen a signature on a contract. So expect a couple of more names in the next few days.

Also, it's not clear whether we'll see Clark's name in a news release. It's sounding like he might be a tryout player and not someone who will enter training camp with a contract in hand. But we'll keep you posted.

So what about all those other names that might have been floating out there? Well, there are still plenty of undrafted rookies on the team's radar, but they're most likely going to be invited to the team's next minicamp without a contract.

It's believed the tryouts will include Murray State receiver Derrick Townsel, Massachusetts running back Tony Nelson, Stanford safety Bo McNally, Wisconsin linebacker Jaevery McFadden and Colorado State safety Klint Kubiak, son of Gary Kubiak, the longtime Mike Shanahan assistant who now serves as Houston Texans' head coach.

So why have other teams inked more unsigned draft picks thus far? Well, it could simply be a numbers game.

The Redskins can open training camp with a total of 80 players on their roster. The team currently has 76 players under contract -- 84 if you include their six new draft picks and Rocky McIntosh and Carlos Rogers, neither of whom has signed his tender yet. That might limit the team's flexibility a bit when it comes to undrafted free agents because they're essentially signing rookies to take spots already occupied by someone else on the roster.

By Rick Maese  |  April 28, 2010; 3:07 PM ET
 
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Comments

What position does Liberty's Trey Jacobs play Jason??

Posted by: redrider21 | April 28, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

First? Not that it matters with no news posting.

Posted by: duh2mag | April 28, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

76 players under contract, 75 of which are D Linemen.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 28, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

vic, et al

"One your finest and funniest stories yet..."


What do you mean by 'stories'?

Everything I post is something that actually happened.

Right now, my horny gay dog is complaining about his mother.

"What's wrong with her?" I asked him.

"She's a b!tch"

"Yeah," I said. "That would annoy me, too."

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 28, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: duh2mag | April 28, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

What position does Liberty's Trey Jacobs play Jason??

Posted by: redrider21 | April 28, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse
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3 guesses. If D lineman isn't your first guess, you should be shot.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 28, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

The limit is 0 players.....when the others sign their tendor, the'll be officially on the roster.....So 76 is a good number...no need to sign someone to just immediatly drop them...

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 28, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

The limit is 80 players.....when the others sign their tendor, the'll be officially on the roster.....So 76 is a good number...no need to sign someone to just immediatly drop them...

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 28, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Once these UFAs reach Redskins Park, they'll interviewed in depth...by recruiters from Walmart, Target, MacDonald's...

Posted by: TheCork | April 28, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Jason is on vacation ,the Rickster is the author this week!!!!!!

Posted by: jiza32 | April 28, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

dimwit question, but 65 gallons per day takes its toll...

who are the best undrafted free agents in 'skins history?

feel free to ignore, but I'm actually curious and don't feel like searching.

maybe the collective wisdom of RI can answer my prayers.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 28, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

OK, if there are already 76 guys under contract, plus the six draft picks, and the limit is 80, AND they're bringing in more guys on a 'tryout' basis, then that means only one thing: practically everybody, from the top down, is being served notice that they must compete for a job.
I love it.
I hope they bring 497 guys to minicamp. Nobody should be protected. Especially people who have a habit of shooting off their mouths in public.

Posted by: SonofNero | April 28, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

easy question the greatest undrafted free agent in redskins history was an anchor for our offensive line through 4 super bowls. Number 66 big Joe Jacoby!!!!!

Posted by: mossisoldbutstillgood | April 28, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

sonofnero

"...AND they're bringing in more guys on a 'tryout' basis, then that means only one thing: practically everybody, from the top down, is being served notice that they must compete for a job."

Think of four pieces of meat representing roster spots, and then add the vast number of guys they are bringing in to fight for them.

The FO is turning over every stone and pebble in the yard in its search for a gem.

Hopefully, we'll unearth one.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 28, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: mossisoldbutstillgood | April 28, 2010 3:33 PM

nice one... can we round out a top five list?

so far:

1) Joe Jacoby
2)
3)
4)
5)

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 28, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

BTW Rocky and Rogers are morons for not signing their tenders. They can't get signed by other teams; they can only be traded, and you can only trade a player under contract.

And if they get hurt before signing the dotted line, it's game over for them.

Like I said, morons...

Posted by: psps23 | April 28, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

London Fletcher and Antonio Pierce were UFA's, but not sure if they are top 5 material. Seems like a short list, so maybe.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 28, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: mossisoldbutstillgood | April 28, 2010 3:33 PM

nice one... can we round out a top five list?

so far:

1) Joe Jacoby
2)
3)
4)
5)

i know he's only been here a coupple of years, but for undrafted free agents you might want to think about london fletcher

Posted by: mossisoldbutstillgood | April 28, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

They weren't originally signed as Redskins, but London Fletcher and Ken Houston were undrafted, as well.

Posted by: themantoyou | April 28, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3504250

Great! Shanahan is making us the Washington Broncos(felons) like his last team. No character guys here!

Posted by: KurtShanaman | April 28, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Nobody should be protected. Especially people who have a habit of shooting off their mouths in public.

Posted by: SonofNero


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Posted by: RedDMV | April 28, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

good points on Fletcher and Houston, but was thinking of guys who signed directly to the 'skins, since that's where the real gamble is.

and I'll even add two more... feel free to rearrange the order.

1) Joe Jacoby
2) Antonio Pierce
3) Mark Murphy
4)
5)

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 28, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

nice one... can we round out a top five list?

so far:

1) Joe Jacoby
2) Stephon Heyer
3)
4)
5)

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo

Posted by: RedDMV | April 28, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

I would put Mike Nelms on the list....I think they plucked him from Canada.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | April 28, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: RedDMV | April 28, 2010 3:51 PM

but can't you see the numbers don't extend beyond five?

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 28, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

That's a tough one... way back when they had like 4 million rounds, so...

Anyway, I'm stubbing for Cliff Battles

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 28, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: RedDMV

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C'mon Red, team chemistry died in the middle of a game when we held a 6-2 record and first place in the NFC East? The team was soaring at that point.

And I gave a hearty laugh at the "he was hurt" line right there. Portis got injured 8 games into the season after rushing for 124 carries and 3.98 YPC. He was on pace for just under 1000 yards and 2 TDs. He was so bad that Quinton Ganther was an upgrade late in the season. Spare me the injury excuse for a second. He was a beast in '08, awful in '09. Make no mistake, I think he can pick it up again (and I think he will), but he was a joke last season.

But yea, yea, I know...it's all my anti-Portis agenda...

Posted by: psps23 | April 28, 2010 3:34 PM

Posted by: psps23 | April 28, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

First to say that all these D Line signings is an effort to find a quality person to fill in for Hanyesworth once he gets traded during camp. That is assuming he gets traded when someone elses D-tackle gets IR'd during training camp. Happens every year.

Book it.

Posted by: Devo2 | April 28, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

if you sign too many free agents, won't it be harder to assess each and every one? I mean, not all of them are going to get enough reps to see how good they are?

Posted by: narielnasl | April 28, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Jeff Bostic

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 28, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

That's a tough one... way back when they had like 4 million rounds, so...

Anyway, I'm stubbing for Cliff Battles

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 28, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Clint Didier.. 12th round is about as close as I can get.

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | April 28, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

They won't rest until 185% of the roster is filled. BTW Joe Jacoby has to make that list of best UFA's.

Posted by: wireman65 | April 28, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Re Rocky and Carlos...not under contract, not getting paid. Can't practice if not under contract, so they can't get injured. Can they work out? Would the Skins allow them to lift and workout if not under contract? If they can't be picked up by other teams, maybe their agents know something we don't know, otherwise... morons.

Posted by: scmonty1 | April 28, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Ok, here's the definitive list of candidates:

- Cliff Battles
- Joe Jacoby
- Jeff Bostic
- Turk Edwards
- Mark Murphey
- Neil Olkewicz
- Hugh Taylor
- Rusty Tillman

The list is cross referenced from The 70 Greatest Redskins to their draft status

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 28, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

the list of best 'skins UFAs now stands as:

1) Joe Jacoby
2) Jeff Bostic
3) Antonio Pierce
4) Mark Murphy
5)

Nelms was drafted in the 7th round by Buffalo in 1977.

Cliff Battles signing in 1932 with Boston Braves doesn't count.

nor does Clint Didier in the 12th round, but that's a decision call.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 28, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

C'mon Red, team chemistry died in the middle of a game when we held a 6-2 record and first place in the NFC East? The team was soaring at that point.

And I gave a hearty laugh at the "he was hurt" line right there. Portis got injured 8 games into the season after rushing for 124 carries and 3.98 YPC. He was on pace for just under 1000 yards and 2 TDs. He was so bad that Quinton Ganther was an upgrade late in the season. Spare me the injury excuse for a second. He was a beast in '08, awful in '09. Make no mistake, I think he can pick it up again (and I think he will), but he was a joke last season.

But yea, yea, I know...it's all my anti-Portis agenda...

Posted by: psps23


Yes, that was when the chemistry died. MNF versus the Steelers. On that night. I know this because they proceeded to go a trailblazing 6 for 22 for the rest of Zorn's tenure here.

So yeah, it died that night.


Never said that he wasn't "awful" in '09. Just saying the dude had a reason for biting it so bad last year -- injuries and lack of conditioning (due to injuries), and motivation -- were the causes.

And your "Quinton Ganther was an upgrade" line has be laughing my black ass off... "Upgrade"? Yeah, right. Even though he averaged a measly 3.2 a clip last season through 8 games, yeah, he was considered an upgrade... ufb...

Again, psps, go ahead and dilute the facts, outright make them up, or ignore them all together to drive home your anti-Portis agenda.

Posted by: RedDMV | April 28, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Maurice Greer is a great story. He's overcome a serious case of cancer - steroids, chemo, the whole treatment - and rebuilt his life.

Real longshot but he's overcome bigger obstacles, right?

Good luck.

(serious case of cancer? what's a non-serious case? yeah, you know what I mean)

Posted by: SteveMG | April 28, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

If you consider pre draft out, then drop Battles & Turk Edwards from my list. Everyone else is post-draft period.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 28, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

I think CP26 was dealing with bone spurs all season long....

...One of the reasons he wasn't practicing....much :)

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 28, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

my bad... 6 for 28... drives home the fact that the chemistry was slaughtered, beaten to death, hung, stabbed, and thrown off a cliff that MNF game versus the Steelers.

Posted by: RedDMV | April 28, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

They should bring in Adalius Thomas.

Posted by: A_o_C57 | April 28, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't consider Quinton Ganther much of an upgrade since his YPC and blocking were both worse than Portis' in what was a bad year for CP.

The offense looked better because the play calling switched and improved around the time Ganther became starter.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | April 28, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

my bad... 6 for 28... drives home the fact that the chemistry was slaughtered, beaten to death, hung, stabbed, and thrown off a cliff that MNF game versus the Steelers.

Posted by: RedDMV | April 28, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

I think most of the damage was done in the Detroit game and week leading up to the MNF game.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | April 28, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

The offense looked better because the play calling switched and improved around the time Ganther became starter.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | April 28, 2010 4:22 PM

Thanks to Sherm Lewis.

They installed Sherm to over the basics and run the basics so no one can say they are completly switching over to a new system.....Last year was like a long preseason...Portis knew the deal so that's why he never returned....

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 28, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

"Posted by: RedDMV | April 28, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse"

Hate to spoil your fantasy Red, but Ganther tripled Portis' rushing TDs and nearly doubled Portis' receiving yards. He was only a little behind Portis on the ypc. And yes, I'll take Ganther's 2 extra TDs over Portis' 0.7 increase in YPC.

And seriously, you're trying to argue that he wasn't a joke in '09 despite being "awful", in large part due to "lack of conditioning (due to injuries) and motivation" issues? Right. I'd be interested in seeing what you do qualify as being a joke. Zorn must have been an outright maven by those standards.

Alright Red, I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree. Go ahead and dilute the facts, outright make them up, or ignore them altogether in your obvious pro-Portis agenda.

Posted by: psps23 | April 28, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

1a. Joe Jacoby
1b. Jeff Bostic
3. Neal Olkewicz
4. Hugh Taylor
5. Mark Murphey

London drops from the list because the other guys played longer here than him.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 28, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

BTW, chemistry doesn't die in one loss, even a blowout loss. It dies when players on the same team have to choose sides between the RB and the coach, the RB and the oline, the RB and the FB, etc., etc.

Notice the common ingredient in that list too.

Posted by: psps23 | April 28, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

"First to say that all these D Line signings is an effort to find a quality person to fill in for Hanyesworth once he gets traded during camp."

I beg to differ.

I think they want to make sure there is solid depth for one thing.

The other thing is that like inthe case of Osi or Tuck, there just might be some other young athletic defensive line monstah out there that some scout missed out on.

Remember too that Kemo is in recovery, A Montgomery has underwhelmed, Daniels is an older player, Jarmon remains an unknown, Jackson is a ?, Wilson might just be a linebacker, so the team should bring in whoever will fit in.

And I tell you this: it also shows the extent to which J Haslett has the power to get a long loo see at a variety of players.

Too bad Joe Buges was never given power like this.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 28, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Does Jeff Bostic count when he was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Eagles and then released?

Posted by: dfbovey | April 28, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 28, 2010 4:17 PM

thanks for the tips, matt. will leave it as this, other folks should feel free to change things:

1) Joe Jacoby
2) Jeff Bostic
3) Hugh Taylor
4) Antonio Pierce
5) Mark Murphy

as a two-time Pro Bowler, Hugh Taylor goes above Pierce and Murphy. Tillman and Olkewicz could fit somewhere, too.

the point is that future career undrafted free agents are very, very hard to find.... but it doesn't hurt to look. interesting that most of them have been OL or LB types.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 28, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

1a. Joe Jacoby
1b. Jeff Bostic
3. Neal Olkewicz
4. Hugh Taylor
5. Mark Murphey

London drops from the list because the other guys played longer here than him.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 28, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

I need a throwback Olkewicz jersey.... didnt realize he went undrafted.

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | April 28, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

nice one... can we round out a top five list?

so far:

1) Joe Jacoby
2) Stephon Heyer
3)
4)
5)

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo


Posted by: RedDMV | April 28, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse
_______

If you guys want to compare "apples to apples", so to speak, you probably should also consider anyone drafted in rounds 8 through the end of the old draft system. back when there were more than the 7 rounds that exist today. All of those guys would have been free agents today. Mark Schlereth comes to mind immediately off the top of my head, but I know there are lots more.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | April 28, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

I think CP26 was dealing with bone spurs all season long....

...One of the reasons he wasn't practicing....much :)

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 28, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Yeah he had bone spurs in the ankle. I've never had that before, but it sounds extremely painful.

Posted by: iH8dallas | April 28, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Hate to spoil your fantasy Red, but Ganther tripled Portis' rushing TDs and nearly doubled Portis' receiving yards. He was only a little behind Portis on the ypc. And yes, I'll take Ganther's 2 extra TDs over Portis' 0.7 increase in YPC.

Posted by: psps23 | April 28, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

And I hate to spoil your fantasy about Quinton Ganter. But the areas where he put up better numbers than CP are directly related to Sherm Lewis' play calling.

RE More TDs: Ganther had the benefit of not have 'Stretch' run left every short yardage situation.

RE More Receiving yds: Again playcalling, Sherm Lewis used the RBs much more in the passing game rather than keep them in in Pass Pro.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | April 28, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Does Jeff Bostic count when he was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Eagles and then released?

Posted by: dfbovey | April 28, 2010 4:36 PM

you're beyond me at this point... was thinking more along the lines of whether they had already played a season elsewhere.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 28, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

"Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | April 28, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse"

You do realize that I could care less about Ganther. The argument was whether Portis held credibility last season due to his poor (even pathetic) play on the field.

The simple fact that it has to be debated whether Ganther was an upgrade over Portis shows how awful he was.

Posted by: psps23 | April 28, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Born Spurs are crazy....That ish hurts....But they never mention when they mention he doesn't practice....Things that make you go 'hmmmm'

In other news...Dez Bryant.....This is something I don't care about and he should have never let it come out....Most people talking today saying they would have knocked out Ireland are lying with multi-million dollars on the line.....I bet there have been worse questions that have come out.....All he had to do was say 'no' and keep it moving....

Good thing he went to the Girls....I see him being a fake Randy Moss type dude....

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 28, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Source: Ryan Clady tore patellar tendon playing basketball
Posted by Mike Florio on April 28, 2010 4:43 PM ET
The unbridled enthusiasm coming from Denver in the wake of the Thomas-Tebow round-one haul has hit a relatively major snag.

As Mike Klis of the Denver Post reported earlier today, tackle Ryan Clady suffered a potentially serious knee injury while doing something unrelated to football. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the injury is believed to be a torn patellar tendon. The source says the injury occurred while Clady was playing basketball.

If that's the case, Clady likely will miss all of the 2010 season. A first-round pick in 2008, Clady has started all 32 regular-season games of his career, and he was named to the Pro Bowl and the Associated Press All-Pro team after the 2009 season.

Also, if anyone is interested in signing Flozell Adams, it may be a good idea to get a deal done before the Broncos make a play for him.

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 28, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

If you guys want to compare "apples to apples", so to speak, you probably should also consider anyone drafted in rounds 8 through the end of the old draft system. back when there were more than the 7 rounds that exist today. All of those guys would have been free agents today. Mark Schlereth comes to mind immediately off the top of my head, but I know there are lots more.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | April 28, 2010 4:39 PM

agreed, but kind of fun nonetheless... need to sign off, enjoy thinking about this stuff in the context of history, rather than minute-by-minute emotion.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 28, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Wow, that's crazy news about Clady. Denver's a ship that's really taking on water now. Most of it self imposed.

Posted by: dfbovey | April 28, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Major blow for the Broncos. That sucks. Unless that defense carries them this year, McDaniels could see himself Jim Zorned out of Denver. No Cutler, No Marshall, No Clady. Shanahan will be laughing his way to the postseason this year.

Posted by: psps23 | April 28, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Oakland -- 2nd place in the AFC West this year, fighting for a playoff berth.

Book it.

Posted by: psps23 | April 28, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

George Allen signed a pretty good kick returner from his annual amateur tryout camp - - Herb Mulkey.

Posted by: bones21 | April 28, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

You do realize that I could care less about Ganther. The argument was whether Portis held credibility last season due to his poor (even pathetic) play on the field.

The simple fact that it has to be debated whether Ganther was an upgrade over Portis shows how awful he was.

Posted by: psps23 | April 28, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

My fault must of missed the credibility part. I saw you call Quinton an upgrade, which is more of a joke than a debate.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | April 28, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

The Cowboys spent a 1st last year and a 2nd this year for Roy Williams(Loser) and a 1st for Dez Bryant(Future Loser).All the while Austin Miles blows up, they don't have a good left tackle and they will be once again overrated.

7-9 miss playoffs, lose twice to Skins.

Skins-1st place
Eagles-2nd
Boys-3rd
Giants-4th

Posted by: iH8dallas | April 28, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

"I think CP26 was dealing with bone spurs all season long..."

And whereas this is true, you have to wonder if it will be an issue next season.

Did Portis follow the advice Stump Mitchell gave him where he says he told Portis, last Fall, to get the surgery that would rid him of the 'bone spurs' issue?

Mitchell said he told Portis that since he was shut down because of the concussion issue, he could've received proper treatment for the spurs, rehabbed all winter and spring, and be in complete health come training camp.

If Portis didn't do any of this, it means the issue with the bone spurs stands as a possible detriment to the offense--and team--this Fall.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 28, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Here is what I am thinking now @ Ih8Dallas

1. Us
2. Gmen
3. Girls
4. Iggles

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 28, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: psps23 | April 28, 2010 4:52 PM

Yeah but let McDaniels tell it, they will be ok. He thinks Tebow is going to be a star because he understood the terminology of his offense during their combine meaning. Combining the Tebow pick and the fact he tried to get Cassel last year im convinced that he is trying to turn a mediocre qb into a star a la Brady to secure his legacy as a qb guru. And they said that Zorn was in over his head.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | April 28, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

PORTIS POCKETS:

Some things never change. Keep seeing the trees and not the forest. Love your posts. LOL

Posted by: glawrence007 | April 28, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

yeah, I can't wait for a bunch of UFAs to come in suddenly improve and take the jobs of proven vets and elite college talents

Then every position can be as awesome as our O line was last year.

Everyone is on Notice. Ooooooooooooooh. Their scared!

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 28, 2010 5:33 PM | Report abuse

portis' had the longest run of his career last year, and rushed for more yards than any other redskins last year.

How's your credibility

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 28, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Portis couldn't finish that run.

Tackled from behind, gassed out at the ten yard line.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | April 28, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse

1a. Joe Jacoby
1b. Jeff Bostic
3. Neal Olkewicz
4. Hugh Taylor
5. Mark Murphey

London drops from the list because the other guys played longer here than him.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 28, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

What was the deal with Gary Clark coming over from the AFL? Does that count as being an undrafted free agent? Was there an expansion draft? I'm pretty sure he didn't come through the NFL draft...

Posted by: p1funk | April 28, 2010 5:54 PM | Report abuse

psps23

"Oakland -- 2nd place in the AFC West this year, fighting for a playoff berth."



That's an easy call as just what the AFC West is:

Chargers

Raiders

Broncos

Chiefs


If the AFC East is the toughest division, is the AFC West the softest?

I'd say yes.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 28, 2010 5:55 PM | Report abuse

portis' had the longest run of his career last year, and rushed for more yards than any other redskins last year.

How's your credibility

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 28, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse


Wasn't that the run against Kansas City, when he couldn't even get in the end zone despite having a blocker and only 1 guy to get by in front of him??

Are you sure you want to use that example as an illustration that Portis didn't suck last year?

BTW - you are the last dude who needs to be talking about credibility up here.

Your cred is about as good as the MARTYS_EMAIL_ADD guy; except his posts made more sense than yours.

Posted by: p1funk | April 28, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

so you remember. Portis' did better than ganther, betts, etc, etc.

You have better credibility?

Fpunk

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 28, 2010 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Yep portis' got tackled just after sellars fell down and missed the last guy to block

Every silver lining has a cloud

Good job all, hate it up

Go caps!

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 28, 2010 6:13 PM | Report abuse

screw Denver, screw mcdaniels, sorry a guy gut hurt but screw the broncos, I hope they get pounded by the raider-skins

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 28, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

pardon the interruption:

their = belonging to them
they're = they are
there = a place - not here, but there.

your = belonging to you
you're = you are

our = belonging to us
are = plural of "is"

carry on.

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | April 28, 2010 6:22 PM | Report abuse

Just what we need, another frickin' English teacher on a blog.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 28, 2010 6:32 PM | Report abuse

uh-oh a typo on a blog comment

Quick, spew hate.

Good job

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 28, 2010 6:32 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | April 28, 2010 6:22 PM

completely sympathetic, although sometimes the hooves fail.

if anyone is looking for some real grammar tricks, try the various participles of irregular verbs such as "lie" versus "lay", or even just "hang"...

lots more fun there, ignoring the various innuendos attached to each.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 28, 2010 6:38 PM | Report abuse

Good luck Walter. I'm afraid your lesson falls on deaf ears. And by deaf I mean stupid.

Posted by: mack1 | April 28, 2010 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Damn, interviewing Sellers on Caps pregame, dude looks much slimmer.

Posted by: RomoLongballs | April 28, 2010 6:52 PM | Report abuse

This is offbase but I think the collapse of the Giants last year will carry over into 2010.

iH8newyork

Posted by: iH8dallas | April 28, 2010 7:05 PM | Report abuse

Undrafted FA's.....

Was Charlie Brown an undrafted free agent.

I thought he was picked up during one of those open tryouts

Can anyone remember if this was true....?

Posted by: shy_washington | April 28, 2010 7:06 PM | Report abuse

Just what we need, another frickin' English teacher on a blog.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 28, 2010 6:32 PM |

And "frickin" = (noun) I don't give a "frick"
= (Adj) "frickin" English teacher
= (Adv) he runs "frickin" slow
= (Verb) "Frick" it


Posted by: bones21 | April 28, 2010 7:22 PM | Report abuse

Lionel Vital, leading rusher for the Scabskins

great UFA

Charlie Brown was the 8th pick in the 8th round in 1981 draft

one of the top 10 draft classes of all time

1-20 (20) - Mark May, Pittsburgh, T
3-13 (69) - Russ Grimm, Pittsburgh, C
4-7 (90) - Tom Flick, Washington, QB
5-8 (119) - Dexter Manley, Oklahoma State, DE
5-21 (132) - Gary Sayre, Cameron, G
6-10 (148) - Larry Kubin, Penn State, LB
8-8 (201) - Charlie Brown, South Carolina State, WR
9-10 (231) - Darryl Grant, Rice, G
10-9 (257) - Phil Kessel, Northern Michigan, QB
10-19 (267) - Allan Kennedy, Washington State, T
11-8 (284) - Jerry Hill, North Alabama, WR
12-10 (314) - Clint Didier, Portland State, TE

Posted by: noonefromtampa | April 28, 2010 8:00 PM | Report abuse

accept/except, further/farther, affect/effect.

English is harder than scoring goals is for the Caps.

Posted by: SMACK1 | April 28, 2010 8:01 PM | Report abuse

Klint with a K? Pro jocks never fail to amaze with their terrible choice of names.

Posted by: drischord | April 28, 2010 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Running through the list of post-draft players I wanted:

ADRIAN TRACY - GIANTS 6th round.
ARTHUR MOATS - BUFFALO 6th round.
JARVIS GEATHERS - Undrafted.
TERRELL WHITEHEAD post-draft JAX.
JOIQUE BELL - post-draft BUFFALO.
ED WANG - BUFFALO 5th round.
MATT McCRACKEN - Withdrawn-Injured.
TONY WASHINGTON - Undrafted.
CIRON BLACK - post-draft STEELERS.
DEREK HARDMAN - post-draft TAMPA BAY.
MIKE JOHNSON - ATLANTA 3rd round.
ERIC OLSEN - DENVER 6th round.
LINVAL JOSEPH - GIANTS 2nd round.

Only TONY WASHINGTON, JARVIS GEATHERS and MATT McCRACKEN are not NFL bound.

McCRACKEN withdrew from the draft and does not anticipate playing ball.

TONY WASHINGTON has not been offered a post-draft contract that I am aware of. I frankly am surprised that this character issue has stood in the way of his launching an NFL career. Evidently there is a point where an individual really does cross the line of toleration in the NFL.

JARVIS GEATHERS is deemed too small to be a DE or OLB in the NFL I guess. To my knowledge he has not been offered a post-draft contract. REDSKINS should invite he and WASHINGTON to camp.

Posted by: glawrence007 | April 28, 2010 8:07 PM | Report abuse

First to say that all these D Line signings is an effort to find a quality person to fill in for Hanyesworth once he gets traded during camp. That is assuming he gets traded when someone elses D-tackle gets IR'd during training camp. Happens every year.

Book it.

Posted by: Devo2 | April 28, 2010 3:58 PM |

My price for AH tradewise:

Any AFC team = next years 1st rd and 3rd rd

NFC EAST team = 2 1st rds

Any other NFC team = 1st rd and 2nd rd

Posted by: HPYTRKR1 | April 28, 2010 8:09 PM | Report abuse

What position does Liberty's Trey Jacobs play Jason??

Posted by: redrider21 | April 28, 2010 3:15 PM


Trey Jacobs, DT
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 295 | College: Liberty

03/28/2010 - PRO DAY RESULTS: With all the talk about 4.30-second 40-yard dashes, 40-inch vertical jumps and 10-foot broad jumps, it's easy to lose track of what constitutes an outstanding workout for a defensive tackle. Naturally, the standards are different for players hovering around 300 pounds. Given that, it's eye-catching what unheralded prospect Trey Jacobs (6-3 3/4, 295 pounds) was able to accomplish at Liberty's pro day. The athletic defensive tackle was the most notable of the seven prospects who worked out indoors on FieldTurf for representatives from three teams. He ran the 40-yard dash in 5.13 and 5.0 seconds, had a 36-inch vertical leap, 8-1 broad jump, a 4.61-second short shuttle, a 7.58-second three-cone drill and did 24 bench press repetitions at 225 pounds. While those numbers won't put him in a position to rival the quickness, speed and agility of skill position players, they are more than good enough to indicate he has the physical attributes to handle offensive linemen. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

Posted by: abxinc | April 28, 2010 8:10 PM | Report abuse

Great! Shanahan is making us the Washington Broncos(felons) like his last team. No character guys here!

Posted by: KurtShanaman | April 28, 2010 3:43 PM


He drafted Maurice Greer, the cancer survivor, does that make him a saint?
Regarding Darrion Scott, check your conscience if you have never sinned before.

Posted by: abxinc | April 28, 2010 8:25 PM | Report abuse

Caps gotta find a way.

Still down 1-0 after 2.

Posted by: edvar | April 28, 2010 8:43 PM | Report abuse

"pardon the interruption"

God knows I hate the grammar police on this blog, too.

The fellow who cleared up issues related to the misuse of the possessive pronoun 'their' and adverb 'there' missed a golden opportunity to educate the masses about the proper use of words that actually have meaning to real people.

Consider:

sheeeeeeeeet!!!--indicates disbelief in the face of facts

sheeeeeeeeet!!!--with a dap pound means you understand and encourage your friend to engage in a particularly nefarious activity

hell no: means what you want, you won't get

hellnaw!: means that now matter much you ask, the answer won't change

fukdat: forget about it

fukdat(racial word): same as above, but now complicated as either the NAACP or KKK is pissed

blownsave: when the girlfriend doesn't spit it out

shegonedowhatnow?: suggests you and your lucky friend have met the right kind of slightly inebriated chick at the strip club

b!tchIthoughtItoldyounottocallmeatwork: the sober chick you met two months before is asking for help with paying for an abortion

RIblogga: someone who, having no football games for the next 3 months, must commit himself to keeping the blog alive

Otherwise, we all say, "Fukdatblogga!!!"

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 28, 2010 8:45 PM | Report abuse

The Cowpatties are having a good time laughing at the prediction that D.Hall made! LAUGHING AT THIS TEAM! HOW RUDE! F-Dallas!

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | April 28, 2010 8:54 PM | Report abuse

I'm not happy about this.
Sure, I get to put it in people's faces who said I was wrong about the Caps, but this is getting bad.

I guess it's better than the game 7 demolishing the Penguins handed out last year, but still sick.

"I told you so" doesn't quite make up for it.
I'd rather have been proven wrong.

Still time though.
BS! The Caps have a loooong offseason. Sucks.

Posted by: Thinker_ | April 28, 2010 9:02 PM | Report abuse

Anyone read Tom Boswell's latest column regarding the Caps?

Sad, but he is so right.
This is inexcusable; and is a classic choke!!

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | April 28, 2010 9:08 PM | Report abuse

Beep per new

Posted by: rb_rivers | April 28, 2010 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Beep per new

Posted by: rb_rivers | April 28, 2010 9:10 PM | Report abuse

Still a lot of time. Calm down.

Halak is ridiculous, though.

MVP of the series so far.

Posted by: Thinker_ | April 28, 2010 9:10 PM | Report abuse

C`Mon Caps

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | April 28, 2010 9:26 PM | Report abuse

game over.......

Posted by: rb_rivers | April 28, 2010 9:28 PM | Report abuse

its over.

Posted by: Thinker_ | April 28, 2010 9:29 PM | Report abuse

OK, not over
2-1

Posted by: Thinker_ | April 28, 2010 9:32 PM | Report abuse

F THAT!

Posted by: Thinker_ | April 28, 2010 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Nobody should be protected. Especially people who have a habit of shooting off their mouths in public.

Posted by: SonofNero


Uh, uh, yessa SonofNero boss... Can I get ya sum tea der boss? How 'bout a tune der boss? I done learn'ned a new jig da uhhhha dey. Nero boss, can I dance da jig for der boss? Hal 'bout if I jus smile in yo' face wit mah purley wites and make ya giggle, uh boss, would you like dat der boss???

I promise to be a good boay from now on, an jus shut up and make you happy der boss by running 'round an 'round wit da fuheetbawl, eh okay, boss?

I'm sarray, boss


- Signed,
Clinton Portis

Posted by: RedDMV | April 28, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

OMG you are really a faulking kaksuckerrr. Why dont you go play with urself and not waste time here ok little boy.

Posted by: SkinEm1 | April 28, 2010 10:29 PM | Report abuse

OH YEAH THERE IS DEFINATLEY A CONSPIRACY HERE CAUSE THEY HAVENT LISTED ALL THE UNDRAFTED SIGNINGS YET!!! omg get a f-n life you winey little complaining FAKE Skins fan losers!!!! GO SOMEWHERE ELSE YOU WASTE OF TIME!! LOSERS

Posted by: SkinEm1 | April 28, 2010 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Hey, SkinEm, what seems to be the problem? Seriously, I'm curious. Was somebody mean to you? Is that why you're hurt/angry?

Posted by: Thinker_ | April 29, 2010 12:27 AM | Report abuse

i sure hope the broncos hurry up and sign that lousy flozzel so everyone will stop begging the skins to sign his lousy arse. he sucked worse or as bad as heyer.

Posted by: rls1041 | April 29, 2010 8:07 AM | Report abuse

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