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Redskins position review: Wide receivers | WashingtonExaminer.com
The Redskins’ wideouts accounted for 20 touchdown catches compared to 14 last season. But consider that the Redskins threw 149 fewer times in 2012. The yards per catch weren’t much different: Washington’s receivers averaged 13.2 yards per catch compared to 13.3 in 2011. But they were a bigger part of the passing game, accounting for 66 percent of catches and 69 percent of the receiving yards. Last season it was 51.2 percent of the catches and 62 percent of the total yards.

Lorenzo Alexander Makes Most of First Pro Bowl Appearance " CBS DC
Lorenzo Alexander made the most of his first trip to the Pro Bowl. The 29-year-old 'everything man' for the Washington Redskins led the NFC squad in tackles with five, including one for a loss.

Redskins Finding First Round Gold, But Still Need Late Round Help " CBS DC
Outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan’s selection as a replacement for San Francisco’s Aldon Smith on the NFC Pro Bowl squad which yesterday whipped the AFC team, that included former Washington strong safety LaRon Landry, gave the Redskins an amazing run at the top of the draft.

Senior Bowl Game Recap: Who helped and hurt themselves | FanSpeak's NFL Draft Blog
A look at who helped their draft stock and who might be falling after their performance in the Senior Bowl.

Trent Williams assaulted in nightclub incident, requiring stitches
According to two people with knowledge of the situation, Williams had been involved in a nightclub incident that required police involvement. The 6-foot-5, 325-pound Williams was injured in the incident when someone cracked a bottle over his head and Tasered him. Williams required stitches.

Redskins season review: Special teams
Kai Forbath went an impressive 17-for-18 on field goals, and by making the first 17 attempts of his career, set an NFL record for first-year kickers. … The Redskins ranked 16th in the league on kickoff returns (23.5-yard average) and 17th on punt returns (9.3 ypr). The kickoff return average marked an improvement on last year’s 22.1-yard-per-return average, and last season, the Redskins averaged 8.9 yards per punt return. … The coverage units remained solid, but did regress, going from second in the NFL after limiting teams to 20.8 yards per kick return in 2011 to 12th in the league in 2012 with an average of 23.0 yards allowed per kick return. On punt coverage, Washington held foes to 7.8 yards per return (10th), but allowed 8.2 yards per punt return in 2012. That average ranked eighth in the league this season, however.

2012 Senior Bowl Showcased Impact Rookies
The Redskins may have a more reserved presence at the Senior Bowl this year, but this coaching staff understands how valuable the Senior Bowl can be.

Need to Know: Versatility will help free agent Alexander - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Alexander is an unrestricted free agent and his ability to contribute on defense will go a long way towards determining the value of his new contract. After playing just 11 snaps on defense in 2011, he was in on 325 defensive plays this year, about 27 percent of the team’s total on defense.

Redskins have few restructure candidates - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Thanks to the $18 million salary cap penalty they will be hit with this year, the Redskins are about $4 million over their 2013 salary cap number. That sounds like a lot to be over but normally it is something that can easily be handled by restructuring a few contracts. But that will not be easy for the Redskins to do. The ideal contract for a restructure is one for a player with a high base salary, in the $10...

Washington Redskins may have answers to key special teams questions - The Washington Post
After others struggled early, Kai Forbath, Niles Paul and Richard Crawford filled in capably.

5 Washington Redskins Who Will Play in Next Year's Pro Bowl | 4th & Pain with Adam Carriker and Chuck Carroll
Adam Carriker and Chuck Carroll give their picks for Redskins they expect to see in the 2014 Pro Bowl. A lock? This year's alternate and 4-time 4th & Pain Champion, Alfred Morris! Plus, The Pulse with Adam's wife who gives a status update on Adam's injury.

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