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Offseason 2008

  1. Roster spot #80 filled

    May 20, 2008, 12:55 AM EST

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    The Washington Redskins got up to the limit of 80 players under contract when they signed defensive back Steve Tate, an undrafted rookie out of Hofstra. Tate played in 42 games in his four years at the university on Long Island, but he started only 12. According to the Hofstra Chronicle, that’s because his versatility:…

  2. Corner backup plan

    May 19, 2008, 11:06 AM EST

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    I’ve been having an online discussion with some friends of mine about the Washington Redskins cornerback position and I thought it was worth bringing up here. The Redskins have nine corners on their roster: 25 Eubanks, John 38 Holt, Cedrick 32 Jackson, Eddie 22 Rogers, Carlos 27 Smoot, Fred 24 Springs, Shawn 29 Torrence, Leigh…

  3. The WR picture—Thrash on the bubble?

    May 16, 2008, 10:30 AM EST

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    The Washington Redskins cut Jerome Mathis today, making the roster outlook for the team’s wide receivers much more clear. Here are the 10 WR’s currently on the roster: 12 Kelly, Malcolm 80 Mann, Maurice 16 McMullen, Billy 19 Mix, Anthony 89 Moss, Santana 82 Randle El, Antwaan 11 Thomas, Devin 83 Thrash, James 18 Toler,…

  4. Mathis cut

    May 15, 2008, 8:52 PM EST

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    The one player the Washington Redskins signed as a free agent this past offseason is no longer with the team. The Skins cut wide receiver and kick returner Jerome Mathis today. I don’t think that the reasoning for this goes beyond the fact that they signed Mathis prior to drafting a pair of wide receivers…

  5. Some roster changes still possible

    May 12, 2008, 12:42 PM EST

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    The Washington Redskins’ roster is about 96% complete. Of the 53 players who will be on the team’s opening-day roster, all but one or two of them currently are with the team. Don’t look for post-June 1 cuts to add that depth at cornerback or along the lines. This just in—nearly all of the June…

  6. Davis—give it a rest!

    May 9, 2008, 11:50 AM EST

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    After running a few errands on Thursday afternoon, I came home and, as I usually do when I’m puttering around the house, I turned on the John Riggins show. Among the topics of discussion—still—was Fred Davis. It’s been a while since the incident involving Davis took place, so allow me to refresh your memory. Last…

  7. Little news is good news

    May 7, 2008, 12:15 AM EST

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    There was very little news coming out of the Washington Redskins minicamp this past weekend and that is exactly what the team wanted. You don’t want your team to make news during minicamp. Any headline that comes out of the spring get-together is almost invariably bad news. It’s about someone who’s not there because of…

  8. Stupid

    Apr 23, 2008, 11:12 AM EST

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    Dos uno’s wasn’t enough to get Ocho Cinco to Washington. I would have posted this sooner, but I was out looking for thank-you cards for Mike Brown and Marvin Lewis. However, the local Hallmark store had nothing in their “thanks for saving an organization from self-destructing” line. Dan Snyder and Vinny Cerrato have been drawing…

  9. Skins think big at receiver

    Mar 25, 2008, 8:22 PM EST

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    The Washington Redskins are in need of a big wide receiver. The West Coast offense, the scheme that Jim Zorn will be introducing to the team this year, works better when a big WR can go to the middle of the field, turn, and shield off a cornerback with his sheer physical size. Their starters…

  10. Fabini back?

    Mar 24, 2008, 10:09 PM EST

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    According to the Associated Press, Jason Fabini is has re-signed with the Washington Redskins. Fabini, who will be 34 before opening day, started all but three games of the season at right guard due to Randy Thomas’ torn triceps injury. He was adequate in his role, especially considering that he had been tackle for his…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

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