The Redskins Blog | What Do RG3 And Honey Badger Share?
The question is will the Redskins take a flyer on a talented player who was suspended for violating LSU’s substance abuse policy? Only time will tell. And whether or not the two Heisman hopefuls will reunite in May for team OTAs in Ashburn, Va. will be determined during April’s draft. Remember that at one time, Griffin III and Mathieu were both on top of the football world, and although Mathieu suffered a temporary fall from grace, he has rebounded to say and do all of the right things in the public eye. One may ask, has Mathieu learned from his mistakes?
Lorenzo Alexander rejects initial offer, still hopeful to return | WashingtonExaminer.com
Alexander said the Redskins’ initial offer was "not close" to what he and his agent are hoping to eventually receive. Of course, the Redskins’ salary cap situation remains an issue and they’ll be limited as to what they can offer many of their players.
London Fletcher says he’ll return if "healthy enough to play" | WashingtonExaminer.com
Fletcher, who has made four straight Pro Bowls as an alternate, then told the network that this decision is nothing new, saying, "it just happens someone has asked me the question." But the big issue last year wasn’t whether or not he’d retire, but whether or not he’d re-sign.
Fred Davis cleared to ramp up physical activity
Redskins tight end Fred Davis was cleared Tuesday to ramp up his physical activity and resume running as he continues to work his way back from a ruptured left Achilles tendon, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. That person, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss personnel, expects the fifth-year pro to be completely healthy by the time the team begins organized team activities in May.
Mixed views on strength of Redskins’ legal position in salary cap case
But several people said this week that the team may have some strong arguments to make. Speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the team’s strategy, they said Redskins officials told them the team is considering whether to seek an injunction that would halt the scheduled opening of the NFL free agent market March 12, or threatening to do that in a bid to bolster its negotiating strength in settlement talks.
Doughty Improved His Stock At 2006 Combine
It was exactly seven years ago, today, that Division-II Northern Colorado free safety Reed Doughty took the field to prove he was worthy of draft consideration.
Even if Redskins sue, Cowboys won't - NFC East Blog - ESPN
Anyway, according to Ed Werder, even if the Redskins go through with this insanely far-fetched plan, the Dallas Cowboys will not be joining them. The Cowboys were only stripped of $10 million in cap space -- $5 million last year and $5 million this year. While that obviously stings, it's nothing compared to the $36 million the league took from the Redskins. Jerry Jones and the Cowboys have moved on. Dan Snyder and the Redskins are still kicking and screaming. I think Jones is the one making the smarter play. Because while, as you know, I believe these teams were done wrong by a cabal of fellow billionaires who make up their own rules as they go along, there are no angels in this mess.
The Redskins currently project to be about $4 million over the expected salary cap, which means they could get under with just a couple of moves. Releasing cornerback DeAngelo Hall, for example, would save them $8 million and get them under. Cutting defensive lineman Adam Carriker would save $4 million, and it's likely they'll at least restructure Santana Moss, who's slated to count $6.2 million against the cap, if not cut him outright.
"I want a clean game. I want to compete against guys that are doing it the right way," Fletcher said. "I'm banging with fullbacks, I'm chasing these running backs around and the field is not level. You hear stuff about these guys that are cheating the system, cheating to be able to perform well."
"Those are the kinds of things that need to be balanced in and the players association and us agreed to that. That’s what we agreed to and every club was told that in advance and the players association was told that that would be an issue when we negotiated."
Adam Carriker also gives an insight on his experience at the NFL Scouting Combine and the most nerve-racking part -- the interviews.