Sep 30, 2014, 9:30 AM EST
The Redskins added a veteran safety and a familiar face at cornerback in an attempt to bolster a secondary that in the past two games has allowed 620 yards through the air and seven passing touchdowns. The safety, five-year veteran Jamarca Sanford, was added out of necessity. With Trenton Robinson sidelined for at least a…
Jul 28, 2014, 12:51 PM EST
RICHMOND—The Redskins held their fifth full practice of training camp in full pads, football pants and all. Here are my observations: —Lined up to return punts were DeSean Jackson, Lache Seastrunk, Richard Crawford, Nick Williams, Rashad Ross, and Chris Thompson. Crawford, Williams, and Thompson each fumbled a punt. —An open-field tackling drill didn’t last long…
Jul 27, 2014, 4:54 AM EST
RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, July 27, 11 days before the Redskins open the preseason against the Patriots. Nickel coverage News and notes from the third day of training camp for the 2014 Redskins, which played out under partly cloudy skies and fairly mild late-July temperatures. —Training camps under Mike…
Jul 25, 2014, 4:56 AM EST
RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Friday, July 25, 13 days before the Redskins open the preseason against the Patriots. Nickel coverage News and notes from the rain-altered first day of training camp for the 2014 Redskins —Even though it looks like Richard Crawford is healthy, Andre Roberts said that as of…
Jul 22, 2014, 5:06 AM EST
Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, July 22, two days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out —Jay Gruden said during minicamp that he planned to spend a lot of the time in between the end of the offseason program and training camp planning out the time in Richmond.…
Jun 16, 2014, 4:49 AM EST
Here is what you need to know on this Monday, June 16, one day before the start of Redskins minicamp. Nickel coverage Here are five things you need to know about the Redskins as they prepare for minicamp and the final week of their offseason program. —Today is reporting day for minicamp and practices start…
Jun 7, 2014, 5:53 AM EST
Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, June 7, 10 days before the start of Redskins minicamp. Nickel coverage Here are five thoughts on the Redskins’ depth chart with about six and a half weeks to go until the start of training camp. —I’ll have more on this at some point over…
Feb 24, 2014, 5:21 AM EST
Here is what you need to know on this Monday, February 24, 15 days before the start of NFL free agency. Nickel coverage Here are Alfred Morris’ five best career games in terms of yards gained rushing. 1. Week 17, 2012 vs. Cowboys—If Morris retired tomorrow he’d have a permanent place in the hearts of…
Feb 19, 2014, 11:55 AM EST
With the signing of DeAngelo Hall to a four-year contract, the Bruce Allen-Jay Gruden Redskins made their first major move in a game of three-dimensional chess that stretches out several years in the future. I wrote about the short-term implications yesterday. They are likely to start Hall and second-year player David Amerson at cornerback. An…
Jan 29, 2014, 4:51 AM EST
Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, January 29, 99 days before the NFL Draft. Nickel coverage Here are five Redskins who were backups in 2013 who could be starters in 2014. 1. OT Tom Compton—If the Redskins don’t bring in a right tackle in free agency, Compton could compete with Tyler…
Jan 7, 2014, 6:02 AM EST
Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, January 7, Day 9 of the Redskins’ search for a new head coach. Nickel coverage With 21 free agents on the roster and a new coach coming in, there is plenty of opportunity on the 2014 Redskins team. The ideal solution here would be to…
Aug 27, 2013, 5:02 AM EST
Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, August 27, two days before the Redskins finish up their preseason at the Bucs. Nickel coverage Five notes from Redskins Park: 1. There seems to be no question that Barry Cofield will be in the lineup on Sept. 9. When Shanahan was asked about him,…
Aug 25, 2013, 1:55 PM EST
Occasionally, roster numbers problems have a way of working themselves out. And the solution sometimes comes in the worst possible way. Before Saturday’s game against the Bills, the Redskins were pondering how they might be able to keep six cornerbacks on their 53-man roster. Now, with cornerback and punt returner Richard Crawford out for the…
Aug 3, 2013, 4:17 PM EST
RICHMOND—It was Fan Appreciation Day, it was crowded, and it was hot. And they had a lively two-hour practice to wrap up the week in Richmond. —The Redskins practiced in full pads for the first time on Saturday. Under Mike Shanahan the team has usually practices in shorts but with new rules requiring players to…
Jul 25, 2013, 8:34 PM EST
RICHMOND—Here are a few observations on the Redskins’ first full training camp practice on July 25, 2013. —Per the CBA rules, the Redskins were not in full pads today; those are not permitted until the fourth day of training camp. Some of the players wore shells (light shoulder pads) but for most it was helmets…
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