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Need to Know: For the Redskins, patience is required - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
The Redskins are just under the NFL salary cap. After releasing DeAngelo Hall on Monday they have one cornerback under contract who has an NFL start on his resume, Josh Wilson. Going into the season with Richard Crawford and a draft pick at corner opposite Wilson would be the equivalent of going on a wing and a prayer.
Redskins free agent one liners - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here are quick thoughts on each of the Redskins’ unrestricted free agents:
Redskins’ Griffin: ‘I’ll Be Ready’ " CBS DC
Sen. Kirk Watson, one of four Baylor graduates in the Senate, said the university will offer a scholarship to quarterbacks in Griffin’s name. "He has Texans cheering for the Washington Redskins," said Watson, a Democrat from Austin. "I never thought I would see the day." Sen. Royce West, a lawyer who has represented Dallas Cowboys players in criminal matters, had some fun with Griffin. "RG, I don’t like you," joked West, a Democrat from Dallas. "You turned my father against the Dallas Cowboys.
Junkies: Riggins Didn’t Love Football But He Loved The Fans " CBS DC
"I felt like Jason probably didn’t get any sleep last night because he’s still trying to figure out why I didn’t love football," Riggins said. "The truth of the matter is, yes, I did play for the money but really I played for the fans, because that was my motivation. I am an entertainer and I love a crowd and I just like to show off. The only way I could get a crowd is I had to carry a football."
Kedric Golston re-signs; Lorenzo Alexander on way out | WashingtonExaminer.com
Their lockers sat by one another for years. They also anchored the Redskins special teams together. But only one of them is coming back. The Redskins re-signed defensive end Kedric Golston to a three-year deal worth $5.2 million with a $360,000 signing bonus. Golston confirmed the deal in a text message. However, the Redskins appear on the verge of losing Pro Bowl special teamer Lorenzo Alexander.
Aqib Talib is still a free agent target of the Redskins
The Redskins remained in the running early Tuesday night to sign free agent cornerback Aqib Talib, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. That person provided no details on the deliberations other than indicating the Redskins still have a chance to sign Talib, who finished last season with the New England Patriots and formerly played for Redskins secondary coach Raheem Morris while with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Redskins restructure WR Santana Moss’s contract
The Redskins continue to free up cap space, restructuring the contract of veteran wide receiver Santana Moss, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed. Moss was entering the final season of a three-year deal and would have counted for $6.1 million against the salary cap. But by restructuring his deal, Washington has saved $2 million.
Lorenzo Alexander Wants to Re-sign with Redskins; Open to Signing with Steelers | 4th & Pain
Lorenzo Alexander wants to be of the Washington Redskins next season, but an unfortunate $36 million salary cap penalty imposed by the NFL may prevent his return.
HARRIS: Love him or hate him, DeAngelo Hall not done in NFL - Washington Times
Hall is one of a kind, on the good side and the bad side. When he was good, he was very, very good. He played in three Pro Bowls. When he was bad, he was very, very bad. He might have an NFL record for flags thrown because of his mouth. You could legitimately love him and legitimately hate him, sometimes on the same play.
NFL competition committee won’t recommend expanding playoff field in 2013 season (updated)
A third person confirmed later Tuesday that the competition committee will not make a recommendation to the owners, either for or against the measure, adding that the committee was not asked to do so...
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