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Alexander Says Abruptly Lowered Contract Offer Changed His Mind " CBS DC
"I was ready to sign back with the Redskins on Monday night, but it wound up not being close at all," Alexander said in an exclusive, in-person interview at the NFL Players Association meetings in the Bahamas where he’s representing Washington. "They were offering $2.6 [million guaranteed] with an overall contract of $7.5 million over three years. The next day, they called back and said they would only guarantee $1.4 [million] of that. Dropping more than a million dollars overnight without any reason, I couldn’t take that money out of my kids’ mouths. Based on everything I’ve done [for] this organization, doing everything the right way, it was just a bad way to treat me. I understand the business, but … it didn’t sit right at all with me." A Redskins spokesman declared that Alexander’s "statement is not true," regarding the offers,
Chris Cooley uncertain on future | WashingtonExaminer.com
He’s not calling it quits. "I haven’t made that decision yet," Cooley said. "But I haven’t given it too much thought. We’ll see what happens in the spring. There’s always that situation of staying in good shape and being a guy that’s around sometime halfway through the year. I’ve known a lot of guys that have done it."
Redskins hire Dir. of Player Development | CSN Washington
Malcolm Blacken has returned to the Redskins as director of player development, the team announced Wednesday afternoon.
Meriweather latest Redskin to take pay cut | CSN Washington
Meriweather had been set to earn 2.45 million next season but has agreed to play for $1.2 million. His cap hit, according to the source, will decrease from $2.9 million to $1.65 million, providing the cap-strapped Redskins with $1.25 million in relief.
Washington Redskins Player Weighs In On Name Controversy | 4th & Pain
Washington Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker and Chuck Carroll weigh in on the cries that the team's name is offensive.
Washington Redskins Free Agent Plan: Bargain Shopping | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
A look at some cheaper free agent options the Redskins could consider this offseason.
FENNO: Salary cap penalty an NFL fight Redskins can't win - Washington Times
This used to be the time of year when Dan Snyder's Bombardier BD-700 jet with the Redskins helmet on the tail zipped across the country and scooped up big-name free agents. For better, but usually worse, the Redskins owned free agency.
Need to Know: Holes need to be filled prior to draft - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
The Redskins are looking to fill holes at safety, cornerback and, pending what Fred Davis ends up doing, tight end with very limited cap space. Some have suggested that the team may want to fill the positions in the draft. Sounds great, getting cheap talent to step right into the lineup. Only problem is, it’s a pipe dream.
Redskins to host OT Jeremy Trueblood this weekend
The 6-foot-8, 320-pound Trueblood lost his starting job in Tampa one game into last season and then suffered a shoulder injury and was placed on injured reserve after nine games.
Redskins’ chase of Reggie Bush ends as RB agrees to deal with Lions
The Redskins, according to the person with knowledge of the negotiations, had expressed some interest in the free agent running back, who had been with the Miami Dolphins most recently after beginning his NFL career with the New Orleans Saints.
In free agency, boring can be good - NFC East Blog - ESPN
The key to the NFL's success is not fan interest but rather excessive enthusiasm. The product has its merits, to be sure. But what has elevated the NF
Bill Barnwell on the first day of NFL free agency - Grantland
Risky big-money contracts? It must be the first day of free agency in football.
A podcast covering the Redskins early moves in free agency and taking a look at some names and positions that make sense for the Redskins.