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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’ 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 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...

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 Hope to Add Versatility to Their Defensive Backfield with New Defensive Backs Coach Raheem Morris
June 6th, 2012 at 5:33 PM
It's safe to say that the Redskins got a pretty good deal when, fresh off a head coaching job, they snagged Raheem Morris to be their new defensive backs coach, even more so considering he was offered a defensive coordinators job for the Minnesota Vikings. Morris has earned a very good...

LaRon Landry is No Longer a Washington Redskin; He’s a New York Jet and That’s OK
March 19th, 2012 at 6:46 PM
The New York Jets have signed LaRon Landry to a one year deal, worth $4 million, as reported early today, by Adam Schefter. The former top ten pick of the Washington Redskins has missed 17 games, in the last two years.  ***PHOTO2*** The New York Jets and head coach, Rex Ryan, together run one of the riskier organizations in the league and they like...

Washington Redskins Negotiate a Favorable Contract with Brandon Meriweather
March 15th, 2012 at 4:24 PM
Multiple sources have confirmed that Brandon Meriweather has signed with the Washington Redskins. The Skins signed the Former Pro Bowl, strong safety to a favorable contract. Jason La Canfora reported that the deal would be for two years, $6 million dollars. And Rich Tandler told me he "wouldn't be surprised if it's a longer deal that voids after two like Morgan's but [we]...

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...

Brandon Meriweather to Visit Washington Redskins Wednesday, per Adam Schefter
March 14th, 2012 at 9:07 AM
Adam Schefter is reporting that Brandon Meriweather will be in Washington this Wednesday, to visit the Redskins. The Skins desperately need help at safety, after the release of O.J. Atogwe, and the apparent non re-signing of LaRon Landry.  ***PHOTO1*** He played well in New England before being released, and was signed by the Chicago Bears, where he played in just 11...

Washington Redskins LaRon Landry Opts Out of Surgery
January 25th, 2012 at 12:12 PM
***PHOTO1*** Washington Redskin fans I can only shake my head at this.  For the second year in a row safety LaRon Landry has decided not to have surgery on his often injured Achilles tendon. I for one can understand Landry's hesitance towards that kind of surgery leads to a long road to...

Washington Redskins Fire Keenan McCardell and Steve Jackson; Hire Former Buccaneers’ Head Coach Raheem Morris
January 11th, 2012 at 8:15 PM
The Washington Redskins and Mike Shanahan part ways with wide receiver coach Keenan McCardell and safeties coach Steve Jackson. Filling in the secondary void, will be former Tampa Bay Buccaneers' head coach Raheem Morris - now Redskins defensive backs coach. ***PHOTO1*** The Redskins also have incumbent cornerback coach, Bob Slowik, whose future we are still unaware of. Regardless, Reheem Morris will be a great addition to the Redskins...

Redskins Announce Rookie DeJon Gomes Will Start at Strong Safety; Laron Landry Headed for Injured Reserve
December 15th, 2011 at 1:22 PM
This can't be how Redskins strong safety LaRon Landry pictured his season going. On Thursday, Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett announced that promising rookie defensive back DeJon Gomes will start the rest of the season at strong safety and that Landry will be placed on season ending injured reserved. ***PHOTO1*** Last year,...

Washington Redskins’ LaRon Landry is Out for Sunday’s Game, Starting Left Tackle Still Unknown
December 9th, 2011 at 3:42 PM
 ***PHOTO1*** Health has been an issue all year for the Washington Redskins. Among the chronically broken is LaRon Landry, who's set to miss his sixth game of the season, as the Redskins take on the New England Patriots. Mike Shanahan said that he didn't practice today and was ruled out for Sunday's game (groin). Why can't he stay healthy? It's not like LaRon won't play again this season, but his...

Washington Redskins Safety LaRon Landry Returns to Practice but is Limited
September 15th, 2011 at 11:30 AM
 ***PHOTO1*** Gary Fitzgerald of redskins.com reported that Washington Redskins safety LaRon Landry participated in practice Wednesday‚ but only on a limited basis.  After recovering from an Achilles injury that sidelined him last year‚ Landry tweaked his hamstring during training camp this year. When asked what he had to see from LaRon to let him play on Sunday‚...

Washington Redskins Safety LaRon Landry Patiently Waiting to Return to the Field
August 24th, 2011 at 12:30 PM
   ***PHOTO1*** Washington Redskins safety LaRon Landry was at one point expected to return for this week’s preseason game against the Ravens‚ but has now experienced a set back. Landry was placed on the PUP (physically unable to perform) list at the start of training camp which has allowed him to recover from an...

Washington Redskins’ Nebraska Trio Looks to Make Redskins Roster and Contribute
August 11th, 2011 at 9:31 AM
The Washington Redskins have been both heralded and criticized on their 2011 Draft. I like this draft class from top to bottom, but it's the middle I would like to focus on now. Day three of the NFL Draft had started and rounds one through three had already been completed. The Redskins go on to take...

Eight Washington Redskins’ Players to Watch During the Preseason
August 8th, 2011 at 10:35 AM
With the preseason kicking off Thursday for some teams, I figured it's now or never to drop this list. I’m sharing which players are worth watching and why. The Washington Redskins play their first game against the Steelers on Friday and one of the first thing to look for is, does are defense model...