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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 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 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...

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...

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...

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...

Washington Redskins Week Six Game Ball
October 18th, 2012 at 1:28 PM
Even though we here at Redskins101.com write up game recaps and do quarter season report cards we've never done a weekly feature on a single player who played the best for the Burgundy and Gold the previous Sunday.  Well I was doing some thinking and well that's about to change. Starting...

Washington Redskins Fans Rejoice as Brian Orakpo is Eliminated from Madden NFL 13 Cover Contest
March 28th, 2012 at 2:52 PM
***PHOTO1*** Washington Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo has been eliminated from contention in EA's Madden 13 Cover vote. The fan favorite lost to division rival, breakout wide receiver Victor Cruz by a margin of 82% (Cruz) to 18%. While undoubtedly Orakpo must be disappointed, Washington Redskins fans everywhere are happy to...

Could the Washington Redskins Re-Sign Linebacker London Fletcher This Week?
March 26th, 2012 at 10:31 AM
***PHOTO1*** Washington Redskins fans have been in a state of unrest since the NFL's Free Agency period began almost two weeks ago.  The unrest comes at the fact that free agent Pro Bowl middle linebacker London Fletcher has yet to be re-signed. When the Redskins' dismal season came to a close last...

Washington Redskins Need’s Drastically Switch; Moving Forward, Defense is Priority
March 14th, 2012 at 1:41 PM
Now that the Redskins have a bona fide identity on the offensive side of the ball, pre-draft focus should switch to the defensive side. This league is predicated on scoring points...and—as we often forget—stopping the other team from scoring points. With MAJOR holes at strong safety, free safety and middle linebacker, the latter could prove difficult.  Washington will most likely need to address two of...

Washington Redskins’ London Fletcher Leads NFC Pro Bowl Team in Tackling After Early Snubbing
January 30th, 2012 at 6:30 PM
Initially slated as a Pro Bowl alternate, London Fletcher took the place of the Bears' middle linebacker Brian Urlacher in Honolulu. Urlacher suffered a knee injury in 17, which opened the proverbial door for London, as the only Washington Redskin to make it to the Pro Bowl. London ended up leading the NFC team with seven solo tackles, proving he shouldn't have been snubbed in the first place. ***PHOTO1*** He was...

Washington Redskins Mock Draft 1.0; What If Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III Aren’t Available at Number Six?
January 3rd, 2012 at 8:31 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Washington Redskins will select sixth in the 2012 NFL Draft, a draft position that has more than a few fans nervous. While it's almost certain that two top flight quarterbacks---Stanford's Andrew Luck and Baylor's Robert Griffin III---are coming out, the worry is that several teams will try to leap...

Snap Counts Can Be Deceiving, Redskins’ Ryan Kerrigan Hit Rookie Wall Several Weeks Ago
December 30th, 2011 at 12:37 PM
Rookie Ryan Kerrigan has exceeded expectations in his rookie year. Not only has he proven to be an asset opposite Brian Orakpo, he hasn't missed a snap all season – 960 of 960 per Ryan O'Halloran. After week ten's match-up with the Dallas Cowboys, Kerrigan said, "As far a rookie wall, I dunno, I think that’s all just mental." I would argue...

Washington Redskins’ Linebacker London Fletcher Snubbed Again, Which Proves the NFL Pro Bowl Selection is Still a Joke
December 28th, 2011 at 8:56 AM
***PHOTO1*** I have always maintained that professional sports All-Star games are a mere joke, especially the NFL's Pro Bowl.  This is because the spirit of All-Star games is to honor that season's best players.  However, this hasn't been the case since the leagues have begun to let fans vote on the...

Key Redskins Become Free Agents in the Off-Season, Who Should Be Re-signed and Who Should Go
December 23rd, 2011 at 1:59 PM
***PHOTO1*** When the disappointing 2011 season concludes the Washington Redskins will obviously be thinking about who will be the quarterback next season.  However, they can't be so focused on a quarterback they forget about key pieces to the Redskin family. Notable players who will become free agents at the end of the...

Are the Washington Redskins on the Cusp of Being the Next Worst to First Team in the NFL?
December 19th, 2011 at 11:05 AM
***PHOTO1*** To describe my feelings on the last month of Washington Redskins football I would have to quote fictional Cleveland Indians' manager Lou Brown (brilliantly played by James Gammon in 1989's Major League) "It's all starting to come together." Since the injury bug once again reared its ugly head towards the Redskins...

Washington Redskins Fans, Help Lorenzo Alexander Get to the Pro Bowl
December 12th, 2011 at 9:36 AM
***PHOTO1*** Anyone who knows me knows I'm not a big supporter of fans voting for the Pro Bowl (or any All-Star game for that matter) because it makes the selection process more a popularity contest than an actual honor for the players who attend.  Every year several players who deserve to...