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  1. Daneils' contract voided?

    Feb 20, 2009, 3:49 PM EDT

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    News item: Daniels says he wants to stay: “Phillip Daniels doesn’t want to go anywhere. He might not have a choice. Then again, he might find out he has more choices than he realizes. The Redskins’ defensive end will be an unrestricted free agent Feb. 27 — the last two years of his contract were…

  2. Daneils’ contract voided?

    Feb 20, 2009, 11:49 AM EDT

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    News item: Daniels says he wants to stay: “Phillip Daniels doesn’t want to go anywhere. He might not have a choice. Then again, he might find out he has more choices than he realizes. The Redskins’ defensive end will be an unrestricted free agent Feb. 27 — the last two years of his contract were…

  3. Combore 2009

    Feb 18, 2009, 9:26 PM EDT

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    There’s even a logo for it. (I posted this a year ago but it bears repeating. I’m not sure if the number of media credentials still is 400; it may be down a bit due to the state of the newspaper business, but the larger points remain.)I’m an NFL writer. I’m an NFL guy. But…

  4. Combore 2009

    Feb 18, 2009, 5:26 PM EDT

    There’s even a logo for it. (I posted this a year ago but it bears repeating. I’m not sure if the number of media credentials still is 400; it may be down a bit due to the state of the newspaper business, but the larger points remain.)I’m an NFL writer. I’m an NFL guy. But…

  5. IE fixed, Twitter tweaked

    Feb 14, 2009, 7:06 PM EDT

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    A few housekeeping notes: IE fixed, comments nuked The problem with users being able to access the site with Internet Explorer has been fixed. The problem, however, revolved around the new comments widget I had installed a few weeks ago. In deleting the widget, the comments are gone as well. My apologies for this, but…

  6. IE fixed, Twitter tweaked

    Feb 14, 2009, 3:06 PM EDT

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    A few housekeeping notes: IE fixed, comments nuked The problem with users being able to access the site with Internet Explorer has been fixed. The problem, however, revolved around the new comments widget I had installed a few weeks ago. In deleting the widget, the comments are gone as well. My apologies for this, but…

  7. Goodell to take pay cut

    Feb 14, 2009, 12:05 PM EDT

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    News item: Goodell to take pay cut amid NFL drive to cut costs – NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will take a pay freeze in 2009 and cut his total compensation for 2008 by 20%-25%, USA TODAY has learned. As part of a league-wide salary freeze for all NFL employees, Goodell is freezing his current annual…

  8. Goodell to take pay cut

    Feb 14, 2009, 8:05 AM EDT

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    News item: Goodell to take pay cut amid NFL drive to cut costs – NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will take a pay freeze in 2009 and cut his total compensation for 2008 by 20%-25%, USA TODAY has learned. As part of a league-wide salary freeze for all NFL employees, Goodell is freezing his current annual…

  9. Internet Explorer Problems

    Feb 13, 2009, 4:46 PM EDT

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    I’m aware that there are issues opening this blog in Internet Explorer. I will address the issue over the weekend and try to get it fixed. It does work fine in Firefox and, I would assume, other non IE browsers. In the meantime, you can read the new posts in any browser at the Real…

  10. Plack whacked; Daniels back?

    Feb 13, 2009, 12:54 PM EDT

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    The Redskins announced today that Ryan Plackemeier, the team’s punter for the last half of 2008, would not be back to compete for the job in 2009. This is mildly surprising since signed for next season at a salary of just over $500,000 and there didn’t seem to be any urgency to create that cap…

  11. Internet Explorer Problems

    Feb 13, 2009, 12:46 PM EDT

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    I’m aware that there are issues opening this blog in Internet Explorer. I will address the issue over the weekend and try to get it fixed. It does work fine in Firefox and, I would assume, other non IE browsers. In the meantime, you can read the new posts in any browser at the Real…

  12. Plack whacked; Daniels back?

    Feb 13, 2009, 8:54 AM EDT

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    The Redskins announced today that Ryan Plackemeier, the team’s punter for the last half of 2008, would not be back to compete for the job in 2009. This is mildly surprising since signed for next season at a salary of just over $500,000 and there didn’t seem to be any urgency to create that cap…

  13. Mel Kaufman Dies at 50

    Feb 9, 2009, 9:50 PM EDT

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    News Item: Redskins Great Mel Kaufman Dies: “Former Redskin Mel Kaufman has died, ABC 7 Sports has confirmed. He was 50 years old. Kaufman played for the Redskins (web | news) as a linebacker between 1981 and 1988, including as a starter three times the team went the Super Bowl: 1982, 1983 and 1987. He…

  14. Mel Kaufman Dies at 50

    Feb 9, 2009, 5:50 PM EDT

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    News Item: Redskins Great Mel Kaufman Dies: “Former Redskin Mel Kaufman has died, ABC 7 Sports has confirmed. He was 50 years old. Kaufman played for the Redskins (web | news) as a linebacker between 1981 and 1988, including as a starter three times the team went the Super Bowl: 1982, 1983 and 1987. He…

  15. Is Rock on shaky ground?

    Feb 8, 2009, 12:54 AM EDT

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    News item: Dorsey signs with Redskins: Dominique Dorsey, the CFL’s outstanding special-teams player last season, has signed a contract with the Washington Redskins. ‘Congratulations to Dominique on this well-deserved opportunity,’ Argos general manager Adam Rita said in a statement yesterday. ‘He is an amazing person and player who will truly be missed. Comment: I mentioned…

  16. Is Rock on shaky ground?

    Feb 7, 2009, 8:54 PM EDT

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    News item: Dorsey signs with Redskins: Dominique Dorsey, the CFL’s outstanding special-teams player last season, has signed a contract with the Washington Redskins. ‘Congratulations to Dominique on this well-deserved opportunity,’ Argos general manager Adam Rita said in a statement yesterday. ‘He is an amazing person and player who will truly be missed. Comment: I mentioned…

  17. Redskins sign special teams challengers

    Feb 5, 2009, 2:25 PM EDT

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    News Item: Washington Times – Redskins go for upgrade: “Looking to upgrade their special teams, the Washington Redskins signed kicker Dave Rayner, a veteran of five NFL teams, and kick returner Dominique Dorsey, the Canadian Football League’s top special teams player in 2008. Wednesday’s moves followed the January signings of former Chicago and Tennessee long…

  18. Redskins sign special teams challengers

    Feb 5, 2009, 10:25 AM EDT

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    News Item: Washington Times – Redskins go for upgrade: “Looking to upgrade their special teams, the Washington Redskins signed kicker Dave Rayner, a veteran of five NFL teams, and kick returner Dominique Dorsey, the Canadian Football League’s top special teams player in 2008. Wednesday’s moves followed the January signings of former Chicago and Tennessee long…

  19. Whisenhunt nearly was Super for Skins

    Feb 1, 2009, 8:55 PM EDT

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    Most of you reading this know that Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt once played for the Washington Redskins. He appeared in two games in 1990. He was very much in the team’s plans for 1991 but, as I found out while doing research for my book The Redskins Chronicle, the Skins faced a dilemma a…

  20. I was in a Super Bowl halftime show

    Feb 1, 2009, 8:12 PM EDT

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    Bruce Springsteen has nothing on me. Well, maybe he has a few things that I don’t like fame, talent, and a ton of money, but, like Bruce, I’ve been in a Super Bowl halftime show. This is a shot from the Rose Bowl in January of 1983. The Redskins were on their way to beating…

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