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Offseason 2008

  1. Betts redid his contract

    Aug 6, 2008, 10:04 PM EST

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    According to Redskins cap guru Robert Large, aka PC in OZ, Ladell Betts recently adjusted his contract in order to give the team a bit of breathing room in the wake of the acquisition of Miami defensive end Jason Taylor and his $8 million salary. Here’s the skinny from PC himself: Ladell Betts has agreed…

  2. Schweigert released

    Aug 4, 2008, 10:35 PM EST

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    I saw that Stuart Schweigert didn’t look to good last night, but I thought he’d get some time to work out the kinks. I was wrong. Schweigert and Danny Verdun-Wheeler just were released. Pete Schmitt, who could be the fullback to be named later, and safety Patrick Ghee were signed.

  3. Malcolm Kelly out 2 weeks

    Aug 4, 2008, 9:29 PM EST

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    Malcolm Kelly’s stiff knees were bothering him to the point where he and the team decided that something needed to be done. That something will be arthroscopic surgery on both knees to clean them out and he’ll be out for two weeks. When it was learned that he went to see Dr. James Andrews, the…

  4. Rookie Tryon may have to step up at CB

    Jun 24, 2008, 10:18 AM EST

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    I promised a blurb about the Skins’ cornerback situation after the release of John Eubanks, who was the fourth corner last year after Carlos Rogers was put on injured reserve in October. Eubanks was released, it seems to me, and players like Byron Westbrook and Cedric Holt stayed because Eubanks had used up his practice…

  5. No chance of J. Williams pickup

    Jun 18, 2008, 1:47 AM EST

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    On Tuesday, the Atlanta Falcons released safety Jimmy Williams, a 2006 second-round draft pick out of Virginia Tech. As usually happens when a player who was a high pick in a recent draft is cut loose, folks are asking if the Washington Redskins might have any interest in picking him up. I can generally hazard…

  6. NOTN: Kirwin's take on Schweigert vs. Doughty

    Jun 17, 2008, 12:43 PM EST

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    Notes on the News Pat Kirwin of NFL.com had the following take on Stu Schweigert fighting Reed Doughty for playing time: 2. Washington Redskins–Schweigert was just signed as the Redskins continue to beef up the back end of their roster. He had 10 starts for the Raiders last year with 69 tackles, four passes defended…

  7. Tryon inks for four years

    Jun 13, 2008, 10:01 PM EST

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    Justin Tryon signed a four-year deal with the Washington Redskins, according to Jason LaCanfora at the Post. Update: Dave Elfin on Redskins 360 said that Tryon’s signing bonus was $426,000. He may need to get up to NFL speed in a hurry. The general feeling around Redskins Park is that it’s looking more and more…

  8. Fourth-rounder Tryon in the fold

    Jun 13, 2008, 7:57 PM EST

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    Fourth-round pick Justin Tryon signed on the line with the Washington Redskins today. Terms are not available as of now, but it’s likely that he signed for three years with a small signing bonus. The other shoe dropped more quickly than anticipated here for safety Patrick Ghee. The fist-year safety was cut in order to…

  9. Horton signed, Hamilton out

    Jun 13, 2008, 3:48 PM EST

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    Justin Hamilton didn’t even get a chance to be camp fodder. The Washington Redskins signed Chris Horton, their seventh-round draft pick out of UCLA. The safety, a seventh-round draft pick out of UCLA, signed a three-year deal with a signing bonus of around $36,000. To make room for Horton, who upon signing the deal counted…

  10. Landry will play both safety spots

    Jun 12, 2008, 1:20 AM EST

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    Will LaRon Landry be the Washington Redskins’ free safety this year, the position where he played his best ball after moving in after the loss of Sean Taylor? Or will he play strong safety, the position he was drafted to play? During this week’s OTA’s, we got the answer. Both. According to Steve Jackson, Landry…

  11. Santana Moss—X-man

    Jun 10, 2008, 10:40 AM EST

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    Santana Moss is going home. No, he’s not going back to Miami or even to New York. According to my friend John Keim at the DC Examiner, he’s returning to the X-receiver position, the spot where he has enjoyed his greatest success in the NFL. The two wide receiver spots on the Washington Redskins (and,…

  12. Jansen at Center a problem of altitude

    Jun 9, 2008, 12:06 PM EST

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    During last week’s OTA’s, Joe Bugel said that, as of now, Jon Jansen is the Washington Redskins’ #2 center behind Casey Rabach. “Jon has been a back-up center in college and we have him working at back-up center,” Bugel said. “We always want to get the five best guys on the field, so if Rabach…

  13. Back from OBX; more archive updates

    Jun 7, 2008, 11:32 PM EST

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    I’ve been away the past few days. Awfully inconsiderate of the Redskins to schedule OTA’s during the only four days of the year that I’ll get out of town. The beach house in Corolla, NC (Northern Outer Banks) was nice, although the color wasn’t one that I would choose. But, as seems to be the…

  14. Moss had the Irish flu

    Jun 5, 2008, 2:29 AM EST

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    As it turns out, the “flu” that caused Santana Moss to sit out Monday’s OTA practice came not from a bug but from a bottle. The wide receiver had a weekend extravaganza to celebrate his 29th birthday. Two “celebrity” events (the adjective is in quotes because some of those attending were the likes of Mike…

  15. Schweigert signed for one year

    Jun 3, 2008, 11:26 AM EST

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    The contract that Stuart Schweigert signed with the Washington Redskins was a one-year deal. From David Elfin at the Washington Times: The Washington Redskins signed former Oakland Raiders free safety Stuart Schweigert to a one-year deal yesterday. The 26-year-old Schweigert, who will receive a bonus if he makes the team according to a team source,…

  16. Rocky practices?

    Jun 3, 2008, 12:31 AM EST

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    While accounts by both Jason LaCanfora and the Associated Press both said that Rocky McIntosh was on the sidelines during today’s OTA session, Dave Elfin of the Washington Times apparently saw something different. Per the Redskins 360 blog: The Redskins are back on the field for the first time since May 8 and the big…

  17. Schweigert brings starting experience

    Jun 3, 2008, 12:01 AM EST

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    On Friday, the Washington Redskins signaled that they were not happy with their situation at safety and signed a potential backup in Justin Hamilton. Today, they made it loud and clear that they wanted to upgrade the position substantially when they signed a potential starter at safety in Stu Schweigert. In four seasons with the…

  18. Skins sign S Schweigert

    Jun 2, 2008, 5:41 PM EST

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    The Washington Redskins further bolstered the safety position by signing ex -Raider Stuart Schweigert. Here's the press release, more later. Ashburn, VA – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed free agent safety Stuart Schweigert (pronounced Shwi-gert).   In addition, the team released linebacker Rian Wallace. Schweigert (6-2, 210) played his first four…

  19. Is Justin Hamilton more than camp fodder?

    Jun 2, 2008, 11:11 AM EST

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    The Washington Redskins signed safety Justin Hamilton, who was out of the league in 2007, on Friday. Normally, that’s all the mention that the acquisition of a street free agent would merit. But Hamilton may, just may, be more than mere camp fodder. Hamilton is 6-3, 217 and at the 2006 combine he ran 4.55…

  20. James’ deal has two years left

    May 28, 2008, 10:40 PM EST

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    I made a mistake last night. Without checking, I reported something about the Washington Redskins that came directly from the team’s primary beat reporter for the largest paper in Washington. I should know better than that and I apologize to my readers for doing so. Erasmus James has two years left on his rookie contract,…

  21. Blache coveted James in ‘05

    May 27, 2008, 11:32 PM EST

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    About a week before the 2005 NFL Draft, I wrote the following in an article about the possibility of the Washington Redskins drafting Wisconsin defensive end Erasmus James: Redskins’ defensive coordinator Greg Blache has let it be known that he would love it if the Skins would add James to his unit. There’s no question…

  22. Jason Taylor not on Skins' dance card

    May 23, 2008, 10:02 AM EST

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    An aging but still effective star player becomes available. Add the player’s Hollywood aspirations into the mix and you seem to have a match made in heaven. Daniel Snyder, do you take Jason Taylor to be your lawfully contracted defensive end? The answer, apparently, is no. Cancel the caterers and see if you can get…

  23. Davis’ mea culpa

    May 22, 2008, 12:05 AM EST

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    Fred Davis returned to Redskins Park on Tuesday and apologized publicly for oversleeping and missing the third and final day of the team’s minicamp earlier this month. “I want to start by apologizing to [Redskins owner Dan] Snyder, Coach [Jim] Zorn, the players for making a minor mistake, just not waking up on time, something…

  24. LaCanfora on Morocco Brown

    May 21, 2008, 11:51 AM EST

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    On his Redskins Insider blog, Washington Post Redskins beat reporter Jason LaCanfora delivers nothing short of glowing praise for the Redskins hiring of Morocco Brown as their director of pro personnel. You can read his whole, lengthy post on Brown on the WP website, but here is the nut of the article: Based on everything…

  25. Morocco Brown

    May 20, 2008, 1:13 AM EST

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    According to the Washington Post, the Washington Redskins have hired Morocco Brown to be their director of pro personnel. I haven’t posted much of anything about the moves in the Redskins’ front office lately. It’s important stuff, but I just wasn’t sure about what the departure of Louis Riddick from the job that Brown will…

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