Daily Slop: Redskins Sign six Players; Mike Shanahan Waiting to Make Decisions on Coaching Staff

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Redskins sign six players, including DE Phillip Merling | WashingtonExaminer.com
The Redskins signed Merling and five others to future’s contracts, the team announced Tuesday. The 6-foot-5, 315-pound Merling headlines a group that also includes nose tackle Chigbo Anunoby, defensive lineman Dominique Hamilton, fullback Eric Kettani, corner Korey Lindsey and tight end Deangelo Peterson. All but Merling ended the season Washington’s practice squad.

Redskin Roy Helu: Slow recovery for running back with turf toe | WashingtonExaminer.com
"I can jog and do gassers across the field," he said. "That’s stuff I can do without pain. I haven’t tried to sprint yet. It’s random when the pain comes; it’s mostly when I get on my toes, which is a sprinter’s position."

Updated Washington Redskins Cap Situation: | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
The Washington Redskins currently don't have under contract their starting right tackle Tyler Polumbus, left guard Kory Lichtensteiger, free safety Madieu Williams, nickel corner Cedric Griffin, and punter Sav Rocca as well as key reserves DL Kedric Golston, QB Rex Grossman, LB Lorenzo Alexander, DL Chris Baker and OL Jordan Black. Also restricted free agents are not included which includes FB Darrel Young, TE Logan Paulsen and top reserve OLB Rob Jackson. If the Redskins were to re-sign all of these guys to very moderate deals, it would be an additional $8-12 million against the cap. This means the Redskins would need to clear at least $12 million from the payroll, even if they don't upgrade a single position (outside the draft).

London Fletcher’s numbers may be better, but Ray Lewis can dance – Blogging the bEast

In 1982, Mark Moseley, One of Dying Breed, Was N.F.L. M.V.P. - NYTimes.com
Several players on both sides of the ball are contenders for this season’s Associated Press N.F.L. Most Valuable Player award. No place-kickers are in the discussion, although that has not always been the case. Washington’s Mark Moseley won the honor for the 1982 season. "And I wasn’t even supposed to be on the team that year," Moseley, 64, said in a recent telephone interview.

The Redskins Blog | Redskins Players Reflect On Season, Fans

Mike Shanahan waiting to make decisions on coaching staff
"I don’t talk about the players or coaches for a while. It’s part of the evaluation process. … You can talk about the coaches. You always want your coaches to, hopefully, if they’re interested in a head coaching job or they’re offered a head coaching job or if you have an assistant that might be offered a coordinator’s job, sometimes I’ve entertained that in the past even if they’re under contract, because you want the best for them. Other times, you get a top assistant that you’re paying pretty good money to and you made a commitment to them and you want them to stay even though a coordinator’s job may be offered. There’s a lot of things that go on in the offseason with coaching staffs and the players – the free agents. You’re always trying to do what’s best for the organization, sometimes what’s best for the person as well, if they’ve made a commitment to you."

NFC East salary cap numbers - NFC East Blog - ESPN
John Clayton has projected salary cap numbers in his weekly mailbag, and here's the way it breaks down for the NFC East's teams: Dallas Cowboys: $18.

Rob Parker out at ESPN for Robert Griffin III comments - NFL.com
"Rob Parker's contract expired at year's end," an ESPN spokesperson said in a statement. "Evaluating our needs and his work, including his recent RG3 comments, we decided not to renew his deal."

Reed Doughty Gets the WWE Belt as 4th & Pain Champ! / Ask Adam | 4th & Pain with Adam Carriker and Chuck Carroll
For the first time ever, Adam Carriker and Chuck Carroll present the coveted 4th & Pain Championship and WWE title in studio! Congrats to Reed Doughty! Then, it's your questions and his answers on Ask Adam.

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