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  1. Redskins’ draft offers plenty to chew on

    Mar 22, 2008, 2:19 PM EST

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    Most years, you have to worry about being too early in looking at the Washington Redskins’ draft. Free agency changes needs and, despite all the talk that all teams talk about taking the best available player, the draft revolves around needs. In past years, the Redskins have been filling many needs through free agency, sometimes…

  2. Redskins’ draft offers plenty to chew on

    Mar 22, 2008, 10:19 AM EST

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    Most years, you have to worry about being too early in looking at the Washington Redskins’ draft. Free agency changes needs and, despite all the talk that all teams talk about taking the best available player, the draft revolves around needs. In past years, the Redskins have been filling many needs through free agency, sometimes…

  3. Frost back in the fold

    Mar 21, 2008, 12:44 AM EST

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    The Washington Redskins finally have a punter on their roster. Derrick Frost agreed to terms with the club today meaning that he will return for his fourth season with in Washington. Frost, who was an unrestricted free agent, signed on for one year. He took over the position two games into the 2005 season and…

  4. Frost back in the fold

    Mar 20, 2008, 8:44 PM EST

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    The Washington Redskins finally have a punter on their roster. Derrick Frost agreed to terms with the club today meaning that he will return for his fourth season with in Washington. Frost, who was an unrestricted free agent, signed on for one year. He took over the position two games into the 2005 season and…

  5. Skins’ shunning of free agents goes against their nature

    Mar 20, 2008, 10:18 AM EST

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    The Washington Redskins have slammed the “Closed” sign down in front of the bank teller window. They’ve shut down the ATM. The capologists and other bean counters in Ashburn can take the rest of the week off. The Redskins are done looking for free agents. From Redskins.com: “If something comes up [in free agency], we’ll…

  6. Skins’ shunning of free agents goes against their nature

    Mar 20, 2008, 6:18 AM EST

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    The Washington Redskins have slammed the “Closed” sign down in front of the bank teller window. They’ve shut down the ATM. The capologists and other bean counters in Ashburn can take the rest of the week off. The Redskins are done looking for free agents. From Redskins.com: “If something comes up [in free agency], we’ll…

  7. Clearing out the WR logjam

    Mar 19, 2008, 10:49 AM EST

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    Two wide receivers who have shown some promise during various preseason stints with the Washington Redskins have been released. Mike Espy and Seven Harris were waived by the Redskins on Monday. The team’s unfiltered announcement of the move on its website gave no reason for the cuts. At least part of the reason could be…

  8. Clearing out the WR logjam

    Mar 19, 2008, 6:49 AM EST

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    Two wide receivers who have shown some promise during various preseason stints with the Washington Redskins have been released. Mike Espy and Seven Harris were waived by the Redskins on Monday. The team’s unfiltered announcement of the move on its website gave no reason for the cuts. At least part of the reason could be…

  9. Brunell goes marching out

    Mar 14, 2008, 12:28 PM EST

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    We won’t have Mark Brunell to kick around anymore. It seemed clear that this would be the case on the first day of free agency when Todd Collins signed on to return as the Washington Redskins’ backup quarterback. It became official on Thursday when Brunell signed a contract with the New Orleans Saints. Brunell was…

  10. Brunell goes marching out

    Mar 14, 2008, 8:28 AM EST

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    We won’t have Mark Brunell to kick around anymore. It seemed clear that this would be the case on the first day of free agency when Todd Collins signed on to return as the Washington Redskins’ backup quarterback. It became official on Thursday when Brunell signed a contract with the New Orleans Saints. Brunell was…

  11. WR Hackett to pay a visit

    Mar 10, 2008, 9:23 PM EST

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    Put out the nice towels in the bathroom. Clean the dead twigs and leaves out of the shrubbery. Vacuum and mop and get some fresh flowers for the vase. Company’s coming. The Redskins will receive their first free agent visitor of the signing period. And maybe Jim Zorn doesn’t have to get the place all…

  12. WR Hackett to pay a visit

    Mar 10, 2008, 5:23 PM EST

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    Put out the nice towels in the bathroom. Clean the dead twigs and leaves out of the shrubbery. Vacuum and mop and get some fresh flowers for the vase. Company’s coming. The Redskins will receive their first free agent visitor of the signing period. And maybe Jim Zorn doesn’t have to get the place all…

  13. Goodell gets it

    Mar 8, 2008, 2:40 AM EST

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    A year ago, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell decided that his league was at risk of gaining a reputation as a collection of thugs. Sweeping changes in the code of conduct and stiffer penalties for violating those standards came into effect almost overnight. Tank Johnson of the Bears and Chris Henry of the Bengals felt the…

  14. Rock bolsters Skins’ stability

    Mar 8, 2008, 12:27 AM EST

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    Today, for the first time in almost a week, Dan Snyder dusted off the checkbook and signed a player. It was the Redskins’ second signing of the free agency period and, like the first one, backup quarterback Todd Collins, the player wore the burgundy and gold last season. In fact, Rock Cartwright has been a…

  15. Goodell gets it

    Mar 7, 2008, 10:40 PM EST

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    A year ago, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell decided that his league was at risk of gaining a reputation as a collection of thugs. Sweeping changes in the code of conduct and stiffer penalties for violating those standards came into effect almost overnight. Tank Johnson of the Bears and Chris Henry of the Bengals felt the…

  16. Rock bolsters Skins’ stability

    Mar 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EST

    Today, for the first time in almost a week, Dan Snyder dusted off the checkbook and signed a player. It was the Redskins’ second signing of the free agency period and, like the first one, backup quarterback Todd Collins, the player wore the burgundy and gold last season. In fact, Rock Cartwright has been a…

  17. More draft picks for the Redskins?

    Mar 5, 2008, 12:29 AM EST

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    The Washington Redskins’ newfound commitment to finding new talent through the draft may get a lot easier. According to a source very good at predicting which teams will get which compensatory picks in the upcoming NFL draft the Redskins may receive as many as three extra selections in the April 26-27 draft. One might be…

  18. More draft picks for the Redskins?

    Mar 4, 2008, 8:29 PM EST

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    The Washington Redskins’ newfound commitment to finding new talent through the draft may get a lot easier. According to a source very good at predicting which teams will get which compensatory picks in the upcoming NFL draft the Redskins may receive as many as three extra selections in the April 26-27 draft. One might be…

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

    Mar 2, 2008, 12:29 PM EST

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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.…

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

    Mar 2, 2008, 8:29 AM EST

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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.…

  21. Briggs staying put

    Mar 2, 2008, 3:04 AM EST

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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?)…

  22. Redskins in pursuit of Briggs?

    Mar 2, 2008, 2:54 AM EST

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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…

  23. What did Vinny say?

    Mar 2, 2008, 1:51 AM EST

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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…

  24. Briggs staying put

    Mar 1, 2008, 11:04 PM EST

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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?)…

  25. Redskins in pursuit of Briggs?

    Mar 1, 2008, 10:54 PM EST

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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…

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