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  1. Briggs: “Thought I was headed to Washington”

    Mar 2, 2008, 8:29 AM EDT

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    Lance Briggs thought he had a new team—the Washington Redskins. Shortly after he agreed to terms with his current team, the Chicago Bears, Briggs revealed that he believed that he was D. C. bound. “I didn’t think I was going to be a Chicago Bear. I actually thought I was headed to Washington,” Briggs said.…

  2. Briggs staying put

    Mar 2, 2008, 3:04 AM EDT

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    In the instant information age, instant analysis can instantly be rendered useless. As soon as I uploaded the Briggs post, word came in that he had re-upped with the Bears. I was right about one thing though—he didn’t get the guaranteed money he was looking for. The six-year, $36 million deal reportedly contains just (just?)…

  3. Redskins in pursuit of Briggs?

    Mar 2, 2008, 2:54 AM EDT

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    Almost as soon as I uploaded my last post about the Redskins becoming smart in free agency, a report on ESPN stated that Chicago linebacker Lance Briggs will be going to Redskins Park for a free agency visit. According to multiple reports prior to the onset of free agency, Briggs and agent Drew Rosenhaus are…

  4. What did Vinny say?

    Mar 2, 2008, 1:51 AM EDT

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    What did Vinny say? “We’re being smart,” Cerrato said. “We’re not just going out there and throwing money around.” Say what? The irony here is that the Redskins have been the kings shoveling out the long green. In three of the past five years (2003, 2004, 2006) they hit the market early and often. Some…

  5. Briggs staying put

    Mar 1, 2008, 11:04 PM EDT

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    In the instant information age, instant analysis can instantly be rendered useless. As soon as I uploaded the Briggs post, word came in that he had re-upped with the Bears. I was right about one thing though—he didn’t get the guaranteed money he was looking for. The six-year, $36 million deal reportedly contains just (just?)…

  6. Redskins in pursuit of Briggs?

    Mar 1, 2008, 10:54 PM EDT

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    Almost as soon as I uploaded my last post about the Redskins becoming smart in free agency, a report on ESPN stated that Chicago linebacker Lance Briggs will be going to Redskins Park for a free agency visit. According to multiple reports prior to the onset of free agency, Briggs and agent Drew Rosenhaus are…

  7. What did Vinny say?

    Mar 1, 2008, 9:51 PM EDT

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    What did Vinny say? “We’re being smart,” Cerrato said. “We’re not just going out there and throwing money around.” Say what? The irony here is that the Redskins have been the kings shoveling out the long green. In three of the past five years (2003, 2004, 2006) they hit the market early and often. Some…

  8. All’s quiet in Ashburn

    Feb 29, 2008, 11:50 PM EDT

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    We’re about 18 hours into the NFL free agent signing period and the sounds of silence are emanating from Redskins Park. Well, near silence anyway. The Redskins did ink quarterback Todd Collins to a three year deal that will be worth at least $9 million ($3 million guaranteed), perhaps more with incentives. He signed the…

  9. All’s quiet in Ashburn

    Feb 29, 2008, 7:50 PM EDT

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    We’re about 18 hours into the NFL free agent signing period and the sounds of silence are emanating from Redskins Park. Well, near silence anyway. The Redskins did ink quarterback Todd Collins to a three year deal that will be worth at least $9 million ($3 million guaranteed), perhaps more with incentives. He signed the…

  10. Lloyd: Skins will pay later

    Feb 27, 2008, 1:54 PM EDT

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    The Redskins will cut now, pay later. To update yesterday’s piece about the little-lamented release of Brandon Lloyd by the Redskins, Vinny Cerrato said that Lloyd was indeed designated as a post-June 1 release. That means that the Skins will get charged with the lion’s share of the $7.4 million in accelerated bonus money in…

  11. Salisbury out in Bristol

    Feb 27, 2008, 11:59 AM EDT

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    ESPN has confirmed that Sean Salisbury, a 12-year veteran of the four-letter network’s TV and radio, is done in Bristol. “Sean Salisbury has made many contributions to our efforts for the past 12 years. We thank him and wish him all the best,” said ESPN spokesman Bill Hofheimer. For his part, Salisbury and his agent…

  12. Lloyd: Skins will pay later

    Feb 27, 2008, 9:54 AM EDT

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    The Redskins will cut now, pay later. To update yesterday’s piece about the little-lamented release of Brandon Lloyd by the Redskins, Vinny Cerrato said that Lloyd was indeed designated as a post-June 1 release. That means that the Skins will get charged with the lion’s share of the $7.4 million in accelerated bonus money in…

  13. Salisbury out in Bristol

    Feb 27, 2008, 7:59 AM EDT

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    ESPN has confirmed that Sean Salisbury, a 12-year veteran of the four-letter network’s TV and radio, is done in Bristol. “Sean Salisbury has made many contributions to our efforts for the past 12 years. We thank him and wish him all the best,” said ESPN spokesman Bill Hofheimer. For his part, Salisbury and his agent…

  14. Later, Lloyd

    Feb 27, 2008, 1:42 AM EDT

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    The Washington Redskins handed Brandon Lloyd his walking papers today two years after giving up third- and fourth-round draft picks for the right to sign him to a contract that had $10 million in guaranteed money. The trade and signing turned out to be a very costly mistake. Lloyd caught 25 passes for the Redskins.…

  15. Later, Lloyd

    Feb 26, 2008, 9:42 PM EDT

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    The Washington Redskins handed Brandon Lloyd his walking papers today two years after giving up third- and fourth-round draft picks for the right to sign him to a contract that had $10 million in guaranteed money. The trade and signing turned out to be a very costly mistake. Lloyd caught 25 passes for the Redskins.…

  16. Don’t let the facts get in the way

    Feb 25, 2008, 3:01 PM EDT

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    In the Denver Post, columnist Bill Williamson regurgitates some trade and free agency rumors that have been floating around ever since the end of the season: Believe the reports that the Redskins are going to try to pry receiver Chad Johnson from Cincinnati. Johnson has been vocal about his desire to be dealt but Bengals…

  17. Don’t let the facts get in the way

    Feb 25, 2008, 11:01 AM EDT

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    In the Denver Post, columnist Bill Williamson regurgitates some trade and free agency rumors that have been floating around ever since the end of the season: Believe the reports that the Redskins are going to try to pry receiver Chad Johnson from Cincinnati. Johnson has been vocal about his desire to be dealt but Bengals…

  18. Combore

    Feb 23, 2008, 1:16 AM EDT

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    I’m an NFL writer. I’m an NFL guy. But I couldn’t possibly be less interested in the alleged NFL “event” going on this weekend. The combine (I refuse to capitalize it) is all over the sports media. There were some 400 media credentials issued for the gathering, more than one for every player participating. Every…

  19. Combore

    Feb 22, 2008, 9:16 PM EDT

    I’m an NFL writer. I’m an NFL guy. But I couldn’t possibly be less interested in the alleged NFL “event” going on this weekend. The combine (I refuse to capitalize it) is all over the sports media. There were some 400 media credentials issued for the gathering, more than one for every player participating. Every…

  20. Jansen restructures

    Feb 21, 2008, 1:14 PM EDT

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    Although nobody is calling him “The Rock” any more, the longest-tenured current Redskin will be staying around for while longer. Jon Jansen has agreed to restructure his contract. As most of us know, such a deal generally does not cost the player any money. A payment due to a player is reclassified from one category…

  21. Jansen restructures

    Feb 21, 2008, 9:14 AM EDT

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    Although nobody is calling him “The Rock” any more, the longest-tenured current Redskin will be staying around for while longer. Jon Jansen has agreed to restructure his contract. As most of us know, such a deal generally does not cost the player any money. A payment due to a player is reclassified from one category…

  22. Skins won’t be major players

    Feb 17, 2008, 11:39 PM EDT

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    In an interview on Redskins Radio on Friday (nicely summarized here by host Bram Weinstein) Vinny Cerrato said that the Redskins do not expect to be major players in free agency in 2008. The signing period is set to start on Friday, February 29. This is not exactly shocking news considering that it takes cap…

  23. Skins won’t be major players

    Feb 17, 2008, 7:39 PM EDT

    In an interview on Redskins Radio on Friday (nicely summarized here by host Bram Weinstein) Vinny Cerrato said that the Redskins do not expect to be major players in free agency in 2008. The signing period is set to start on Friday, February 29. This is not exactly shocking news considering that it takes cap…

  24. Smith takes OC job

    Feb 16, 2008, 1:27 AM EDT

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    Sherman Smith is coming to the Redskins as Jim Zorn’s offensive coordinator. After first informing the Titans that he was going to decline the offer and return to Tennessee, Smith had one more talk with Zorn. The Z-man, as Smith has continually called the Skins’ new head coach in interviews with the Washington Post, apparently…

  25. Smith takes OC job

    Feb 15, 2008, 9:27 PM EDT

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    Sherman Smith is coming to the Redskins as Jim Zorn’s offensive coordinator. After first informing the Titans that he was going to decline the offer and return to Tennessee, Smith had one more talk with Zorn. The Z-man, as Smith has continually called the Skins’ new head coach in interviews with the Washington Post, apparently…

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