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  1. Has Mason already made it?

    Aug 30, 2009, 6:22 PM EDT

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    Did a slip on the tongue on the part of Sherman Smith tip off a key roster decision? Jason Reid Barry Svrluga recounted a conversation with Smith, the Washington Redskins offensive coordinator, in his Redskins Insider blog. The subject was Clinton Portis and his relative lack of production in the preseason. Here is what Smith…

  2. Good news for Mason-ites?

    Aug 30, 2009, 5:34 PM EDT

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    The first round of cuts generally are insignificant. I’m not exactly sure why the NFL has teams trim about 6% of the roster on one day and then the remaining 34% necessary to get to the limit four days later. The release of Alfred Fincher, however, was a mild surprise and it lines up some…

  3. Redskins trim 5

    Aug 30, 2009, 1:40 PM EDT

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    The Redskins have released five players ahead of Tuesday’s deadline: LB Alfred Fincher OL Devin Clark DB Michael Grant DE Michael Marquardt WR Marques Hagans

  4. Blache, Matich clash

    Aug 30, 2009, 11:14 AM EDT

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    If you didn’t stick around for the post game show on Comcast you missed some good TV. The following exchange took place between Greg Blache and former Redskin Trevor Matich. The former was just outside of the Redskins locker room doing his regular, paid (this fact is important to the story) interview with Comcast’s Kelly…

  5. Who can be on the Practice Squad?

    Aug 30, 2009, 4:59 AM EDT

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    During the live blog last night we got to discussing the practice squad and who could be on it and who couldn’t. I found my PDF of the NFL collective bargaining agreement and found the rules on page 171. Here are the eligibility requirements for players to be on the Practice Squad:

  6. Nothing new from Campbell—consistency the key

    Aug 29, 2009, 1:08 PM EDT

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    So far, so good. The Washington Redskins’ starting offense has gone from totally unproductive against the Ravens to showing signs of competence vs. the Steelers to resembling an actual NFL offense last night with the Patriots in town. Progress is what you’re looking for and that’s what we’ve seen. Jason Campbell demonstrated that he can…

  7. Live Blog Redskins vs. Patriots

    Aug 28, 2009, 7:22 PM EDT

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    OK, folks, we’ll get rolling at about 7:30 with kickoff at 8:00 (or so, I’m sure that there will be some pregame on CBS). Just click the link below and the window will pop up for you to join in. Click Here for the Live Blog

  8. Behind Enemy Lines: The Patriots

    Aug 28, 2009, 5:00 AM EDT

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    I received an invitation from Bruce Allen of PatriotsDaily.com, an outstanding independent blog covering New England, to exchange a few questions about the respective teams that we cover. I was happy to oblige. Here are Bruce’s answers to my queries about the Pats. As soon as I get it I will post a link to…

  9. Live Blog—This one counts (well, sorta)

    Aug 27, 2009, 8:37 PM EDT

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    Drop by here on Friday for a live blog of the Redskins-Patriots preseason game. We’ll get going at about 7:30 with kickoff at 8:00. This game is on national TV, check the listings for your local CBS outlet. It won’t be on Comcast but they will carry their usual pre- and post-game shows. Week three,…

  10. 53.1—Defense and specialists

    Aug 26, 2009, 9:05 AM EDT

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    Halfway through the preseason schedule I’m taking a look at the predictions I made for the final 53-man roster just before training camp started. The players listed are the original picks to make it with discussion and revisions underneath. Yesterday, the offense. Today, the defense. Defensive Backs—On the roster (9): DeAngelo Hall, Carlos Rogers, Fred…

  11. 53.1—The Offense

    Aug 25, 2009, 8:53 AM EDT

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    Here is a look at the roster projections I made before training camp and how they stand up midway through the preseason schedule. Today, the offense: Tight Ends—On the roster (3): Chris Cooley, Fred Davis, Todd Yoder. First off: Robert Agnone No changes here, Agnone has displayed some flashes of talent but even a practice…

  12. Listen to Chase

    Aug 23, 2009, 8:21 PM EDT

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    I’m lifting the following as is from Matt Terl’s Official Redskins Blog. I had asked Chase Daniel if his performance tonight had started to answer some of the questions about his ability to transition to the NFL game. It was clearly not the first question along those lines that Daniel had answered tonight, and his…

  13. Skins-Steelers: No reason to get wee-weed up

    Aug 23, 2009, 5:14 PM EDT

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    There’s no reason to get, in the words of our President, all wee-weed up over Jason Campbell going one for seven for 10 yards passing. I hate to break this to you but there will be a few games this season that he goes one for seven in the first few series. He then will…

  14. Live Blog Redskins vs. Steelers

    Aug 22, 2009, 6:40 PM EDT

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    We’ll be getting underway at about 7:00, kickoff is at 7:30. Just click the link below and a new window will appear with the live blog. You may need to disable your popup blocker. Please note that this is a live blog and not a chat. Your comments are welcome but not all of them…

  15. Don't forget–Live Blog tonight @ 7:00

    Aug 22, 2009, 2:25 PM EDT

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    Just a reminder to drop by here for the live blog of the Redskins vs. the Steelers. We’ll get things going at about 7:00 and kickoff is at 7:15. See you then!

  16. Campbell likely to remain a Redskin thorough 2010

    Aug 21, 2009, 11:14 AM EDT

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    Jason Campbell may not have the opportunity to bolt from the Redskins should he have a big 2009 season after all. The fact that Campbell’s contract runs out after this year is one of the story lines that has wound its way through the offseason and right up until now. This would set up a…

  17. Live blog Redskins vs. Steelers Saturday night

    Aug 21, 2009, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Drop by here on Saturday for a live blog of the Redskins-Steelers preseason game. We’ll get going at about 7:00 with kickoff at 7:30. The game is available on multiple outlets. It’s Comcast in HD and check your listings throughout the D. C. area, Virginia and Maryland. If you’re outside of the Redskins broadcast area,…

  18. Flashback Friday: Skins clinch in Three Rivers 11.19.91

    Aug 21, 2009, 5:00 AM EDT

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    The 1991 Redskins were one of the best teams in NFL history. One of their benchmarks of excellence was their 11-0 start. The last of those 11 consecutive victories came at Three Rivers Stadium. The Redskins dominated and, in the process, clinched a playoff spot well before Thanksgiving. From the pages of The Redskins Chronicle:…

  19. On WarpathConfidential.com: Another FedEx invasion?

    Aug 19, 2009, 11:05 AM EDT

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    It was an embarrassment; on Monday night football, FedEx Field with thousands, maybe tens of thousands, of Steelers fans whooping it up and making life difficult for the home team. On Saturday the Steelers come to FedEx again. Will we see another Steeler Nation invasion? On WarpthConfidential.com: Will we see a repeat of Black Monday?

  20. It’s Kelly’s turn

    Aug 18, 2009, 8:23 AM EDT

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    Last week it was second-year cornerback Justin Tryon in the spotlight. All week long he received praise and there were indications that he would at least justify his fourth-round selection if not start to look like an outright steal. Then, on Thursday, they had to call the Baltimore City Fire Department to put out the…

  21. Darrell Green in golf tourney in Richmond

    Aug 17, 2009, 3:21 PM EDT

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    A public service announcement here about what promises to be a very memorable day for a very good cause. Even if you’re not in the immediate Richmond area it will be worth the drive! Attention all Redskin golfers and hackers! Darrell Green, former Redskin great and Hall of Famer will be the special guest player…

  22. Tryon channeling his inner Ade

    Aug 17, 2009, 7:28 AM EDT

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    There was a series of insurance commercials a while back that had the theme “life comes at you fast.” In the space of a 30-second spot, someone would go from seeming to be on top of the world to having very serious problems. Life came at Justin Tryon fast on Thursday night. In training camp…

  23. The Redskins Chronicle available in brick and mortar

    Aug 15, 2009, 9:27 PM EDT

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    My new book The Redskins Chronicle, a Journey Through the History of the Washington Redskins 1945-2008 is now available in a retail locations. Two Days Gifts in Manassas, a family-owned business surviving in a corporate world, is carrying the book. I delivered it several cases to them today and they immediately put out on the…

  24. No cause for alarm

    Aug 14, 2009, 7:45 AM EDT

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    In yesterday’s Washington Examiner, Rick Snider made the argument that the NFL needs to go from four preseason games to two and to increase the regular season from 16 to 18 games. I wholeheartedly agree with my friend and I will add one more reason to his list. Two fewer preseason games will give Redskins…

  25. Redskins vs. Ravens Live Blog

    Aug 13, 2009, 6:30 PM EDT

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    We’ll be getting underway at about 7:00, kickoff is at 7:30. Just click the link below and a new window will appear with the live blog. You may need to disable your popup blocker. Please note that this is a live blog and not a chat. Your comments are welcome but not all of them…

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