Daily Slop: Josh Morgan is Recovering From Three Surgeries; Lorenzo Alexander Rejected Skins' First Offer

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Josh Morgan is recovering from three surgeries
Morgan had a plate and seven screws removed from his surgically repaired right ankle in January. On Wednesday, as he took part in a charity event at Margaret Brent Regional School in New Carrollton, Morgan revealed that the same week as his ankle surgery, he also had torn ligaments in each hand repaired. "Basically, the whole year, I was playing with two torn ligaments in both hands," he said. "So they corrected that and got all that stuff straight."

Redskins Biggest Problem: Extinguishing Flames of Torched Secondary " CBS DC
The Redskins pass defense is the lone area of his team that probably has kept Mike Shanahan up at night since the 2012 season ended with a wild card playoff loss to Seattle.

The Redskins Blog | Mat Mendenhall: The One That Got Away
The Washington Redskins 1980 NFL Draft class landed them eight players in total. Six of those players did not make the final roster in the first year. One was a wide receiver would go on to win three Super Bowls as a Redskin, Art Monk. And one player turned out to be sort of a mystery. Mat Mendenhall, a defensive end from Bringham Young University, became a Washington Redskin in the second round of the 1980 NFL draft.

Report: Lorenzo Alexander rejected Skins' first offer - ESPN
"They offered me a deal but obviously at this point I’m not going to jump into it and sign right away," Alexander said. "There’s a lot of stuff going on. At this point we’ll play the waiting game and be patient and see what’s the best thing to do for myself and my family. Hopefully that’s with the Redskins . I don’t expect them to outbid anybody but from what I’ve done and sacrificed and what I’ve earned on the field, obviously that’s going to bring a certain dollar amount. There will be interest from other teams. But you really know when free agency starts what your value is. "I’m willing to take less for the Redskins, but they have to be close. They can’t be way off."

Need to Know: Beware of scouting reports - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, February 28, 12 days before the start of the league year and free agency. Beware of scouts’ opinions If you are paying attention to the NFL draft process, you are hearing a lot of things about many players, both good and bad. That’s all well and good but it is important to remember that what is being said are just opinions. If you need any proof, check out what a...

London Fletcher weighs in on RG3 injury - NFL Videos
Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher joins "NFL Total Access" to discuss Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III and the team's biggest competition in the NFC East.

Redskins Teammate Finds RGIII's Recent Comments Refreshing | 4th & Pain with Adam Carriker and Chuck Carroll
Robert Griffin III has been vocal on his injury and how he won't compromise his career just to start in Week 1. Chuck Carroll says this is refreshing and Adam Carriker adds the Redskins will be able to get by while he recovers.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS| Four Downs: NFC East

DeMarcus Ware of Dallas Cowboy restructures contract - ESPN Dallas
The reworked deal converts $5 million of this season's base salary into a signing bonus, saving the Cowboys $4 million against the cap, according to a source familiar with the deal. The Cowboys are roughly $20 million over the salary cap.

Random notes around the NFCE: Warren Sapp’s awfulness, Nnamdi’s dining habits, and will an OL stud make it to 18/19? – Blogging the bEast

10 things from this year's NFL combine - Washington Times
Who’s the best athlete? The best quarterback? How about the emergence of the read-option and whether it will impact this year’s NFL draft and free agency? A rundown of 10 story lines, none of them related to Manti Te’o, from the NFL combine:

Alex Smith traded to Chiefs; will join Andy Reid in Kansas City - Washington Times
The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to acquire Smith from the 49ers in the first major acquisition since Andy Reid took over as the team’s new coach in early January, a person with knowledge of the trade told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

NFL to look into player’s allegation that he was asked about sexual orientation at combine
Like all employers, our teams are expected to follow applicable federal, state and local employment laws," Greg Aiello, the NFL’s senior vice president of communications, said in a written statement. "It is league policy to neither consider nor inquire about sexual orientation in the hiring process. In addition, there are specific protections in our collective bargaining agreement with the players that prohibit discrimination against any player, including on the basis of sexual orientation.

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