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Reed Doughty Gets Released by the Washington Redskins
June 6th, 2014 at 9:48 AM
Veteran safety Reed Doughty was released by the Washington Redskins on Wednesday. If you read the last article about examining the safety position in Washington, then you would have known that this was going to be the most crowded and competitive spot on the roster. Doughty could not make the...

Examining the Safety Position for the Washington Redskins
June 4th, 2014 at 9:03 PM
Many football analysts were surprised when the Washington Redskins did not take a safety in this year's NFL Draft. After last season's performance, it was one of the biggest needs on defense. However, team president Bruce Allen and head coach Jay Gruden felt like there were other needs to fill...

What Can Phillip Thomas Offer the Washington Redskins This Season?
May 15th, 2014 at 11:51 AM
The draft is a time of pure euphoria for both NFL teams and players alike. Hearing your name called from behind the podium means that you've reached the pinnacle of football and you're on your way to a career in the NFL.  Phillip Thomas, last year's fourth round pick for...

Washington Redskins’ Brian Orakpo: “I Would Love to Continue to Finish My Career as a Redskin”
December 5th, 2013 at 1:27 AM
Washington Redskin's linebacker Brian Orakpo is starting to heat up on the field, collecting 5.5 sacks over his last four games, as talk of his contract status starts to simmer off the field. Orakpo will become a free agent at the end of the season but recently told the Washington Post...

Washington Redskins’ Phillip Thomas Out for Season
August 13th, 2013 at 6:11 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Washington Redskins thought they were in the clear when reports came back that rookie safety Philip Thomas didn't have a broken foot.  Unfortunately, those celebrations were premature, as the team placed Thomas on injured reserve Tuesday afternoon with a Lisfranc injury, according to Mark Maske. Thomas left last Thursday's preseason...

Washington Redskins’ Phillip Thomas Has Foot Sprain and Other Injury Updates
August 10th, 2013 at 10:30 AM
The amount of preseason injuries this season around the NFL has been staggering, so the Washington Redskins breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday when they escaped with a victory against the Tennessee Titans largely unscathed.   However, rookie safety Phillip Thomas, left the game early in the second quarter with...

Washington Redskins’ Defensive Line Finally Getting Healthy
July 19th, 2013 at 11:49 AM
Washington Redskins' defensive linemen Jarvis Jenkins and Chris Neild have a lot in common.  They were both members of the same draft class, they have both overcome career threatening ACL injuries, and now they'll deal with the expectations of producing at a high level for a team that hopes to win...

Washington Redskins Have not Discussed Long-term Contract with Brian Orakpo
June 18th, 2013 at 10:13 AM
All indications have pointed to a healthy return for the Washington Redskin's linebacker Brian Orakpo after a torn pectoral muscle effectively ruined his 2012 season. Orakpo is a free-agent after the season, and the Redskins are apparently content with allowing him to play out the season before offering him a...

Washington Redskins Sign Draft Picks Bacarri Rambo and Brandon Jenkins
May 14th, 2013 at 10:13 AM
The Washington Redskins have signed two of their 2013 draft picks, fifth-rounder Brandon Jenkins and sixth-round selection Bacarri Rambo. Jenkins played defensive-end at Florida State, starting 28 games, and recorded 119 tackles.  He finished his career as a Seminole in ninth-place in school history for career sacks with 22.5.  He'll compete at...

Josh Wilson Restructures Deal with Washington Redskins
April 26th, 2013 at 6:24 PM
The Washington Redskins have restructured cornerback Josh Wilson's contract and will save approximately two million against the cap. He finished last season with 74 tackles, one sack, and two interceptions in a much maligned Redskin's secondary.  Wilson came over from the Baltimore Ravens after the 2010 season, and is entering his...

Washington Redskins’ Brian Orakpo Says He’s “100 Percent” Healthy
April 15th, 2013 at 11:12 AM
The Washington Redskin's defense is poised to get a major boost this season with the return of outside linebacker Brian Orakpo to the every day lineup. Orakpo, entering his fifth season in the NFL, has been slowed by major injuries over the past few seasons.  He suffered injuries to his left...

Washington Redskins’ Ryan Kerrigan to Throw First Pitch for Richmond Flying Squirrels
March 27th, 2013 at 10:00 AM
The Richmond Flying Squirrels, the Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, will invite Washington Redskin's pro-bowl linebacker Ryan Kerrigan to throw out the first pitch of their season opener, Thursday, April 4th. Vice President and COO of the Flying Squirrels hopes that having Kerrigan in attendance will allow fans to have...

Washington Redskins Address Secondary, Sign Cornerback E.J. Biggers
March 20th, 2013 at 1:17 PM
Washington Redskins fans have been pining for some cornerback help this offseason.  It seems they have finally received that help.  The team has reached an agreement with E.J. Biggers, according to the Washington Post. Biggers was a seventh round selection in the 2009 NFL Draft out of Western Michigan University.  He...

Safety Brandon Meriweather Restructures Deal with the Washington Redskins
March 13th, 2013 at 11:55 AM
Brandon Meriweather will stick with the Washington Redskins for at least one more year after agreeing to restructure his contract, which will save the team just under $940,000 on this years salary cap, as reported by OverTheCap.com. If Meriweather's healthy, he provides an immediate boost to a questionable Redskins secondary.  He...

Washington Redskins Reach Agreement with Kedric Golston
March 13th, 2013 at 9:06 AM
Mike Shanahan is holding true to his promise that the Washington Redskins will "take care of those who have taken care of them."  The team announced late Tuesday evening that they have reached a three year agreement with veteran defensive end Kedric Golston. The deal was worth a top-end value of...

Washington Redskins to Part Ways with Cornerback DeAngelo Hall
March 11th, 2013 at 4:34 PM
DeAngelo Hall, the outspoken cornerback of the Washington Redskins, has been released by the team according to a text sent to ESPN's Josina Anderson.  He had two years remaining on a six-year, $54 million dollar deal. The writing was on the wall yesterday after the Redskins resigned several of their own...

London Fletcher Plans to Return for 2013 Season
March 6th, 2013 at 12:49 PM
Good news for the Washington Redskins this week:  London Fletcher plans to return for the 2013 season. In the first step of making preparations for his 16th NFL season, the 37 year-old middle linebacker will have surgery on his left ankle on Wednesday morning and elbow surgery later this month as...

Washington Redskins and Free Agent Lorenzo Alexander Far Apart in Latest Negotations
February 27th, 2013 at 11:34 AM
The Washington Redskins seemed to navigate through cap penalties last season without much difficulty.  It's already causing issues this offseason.   Free agent Lorenzo Alexander told John Keim of the Washington Examiner that the Redskins initial offer was "not close." “They offered me a deal but obviously at this point I’m not...

Washington Redskins Sign DL Ron Brace to Contract
February 14th, 2013 at 2:08 PM
The Washington Redskins have added their second free agent defensive linemen to the roster adding nosetackle Ron Brace. The 6'6, 330 lbs. lineman was a former second round draft pick of the New England Patriots in the 2009 season, grew up in Massachusetts and played close to home at Boston College....

What Should the Washington Redskins Do with Brian Orakpo?
February 6th, 2013 at 4:47 PM
The Washington Redskins face an interesting dilemma this offseason regarding outside linebacker Brian Orakpo.  Should the keep him in the starting lineup or shop him around for a player that might plug another hole in the leaky defense? The former first round pick out of Texas has been a staple in...