Daily Slop: Andre Roberts to Play Slot and Wideout; A Closer Look at new Redskins guard Shawn Lauvao

A look at the top Redskins stories around the web


Need to Know: The Redskins’ top five free agent options at tackle | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Friday, March 14, 24 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage The Redskins are still looking for an upgrade at right tackle, here are the top five tackles on the free agent market as ranked by our friends at Rotoworld.

Washington Redskins free-agency update: Who's in, out - ESPN
It was a busy day Thursday and there could be more action Friday. So let's take a look ahead and then look back: Scheduled visits CB Walter Thurmond

Andre Roberts to Play Slot and Wideout for Redskins " CBS DC
Wide receiver Andre Roberts will play in both the slot and wideout positions for the Washington Redskins, he told 106.7 The Fan's Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier on Thursday.

Double Coverage: Jason Hatcher signing - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
The Redskins finally made the big move many anticipated they'd make, though maybe not with the player they thought it would be: Jason Hatcher. He just

Trent Williams happy about Jason Hatcher signing | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Roberts and Lauvao excited to play with RG3 | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Chris Cooley on Redskins’ free agent signings
The Redskins made a bunch of moves for a bunch of players whom Washington fans likely weren’t super familiar with earlier this week. Personally, I’ve broken down more film on the Wizards’ halftime entertainment options than I have on new guard Shawn Lauvao. So I was interested to hear the take of ESPN 980 analyst Chris Cooley, who got a lot of attention for his Redskins film breakdowns last season.

Brandon Browner's Agent Handles Free Agency Reports At Rec Hockey Game
Defensive back Brandon Browner had signed with the Patriots tonight. Or, he hasn't. It depends on who you listen to. But the best part's that Peter Schaffer, Browner's agent, is dealing with the conflicting reports from his adult hockey league game in Denver.

Redskins hosting cornerback Walter Thurmond
A fifth-year pro out of Oregon, Thurmond served as Seattle’s nickel back last season, recording 33 tackles, an interception and a touchdown and forced fumble.

A Kirk Cousins trade remains unlikely
A person, speaking on condition for anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak for the Redskins, said that as of now, they don’t envision the Redskins moving Cousins this offseason. That obviously could change based on free agency and the draft, but for now, a trade seems unlikely.

A closer look at new Redskins guard Shawn Lauvao
By Mark Bullock

Tracy Porter, Washington Redskins agree to terms - NFL.com
The Washington Redskins have added a veteran to their secondary. The team agreed to terms Thursday with former Raiders cornerback Tracy Porter. He'll be playing for his fourth team in four years.

Redskins Sign Former Cowboy Jason Hatcher, Three Others - HTTR4LIFE.com

Jason Hatcher: No signs Cowboys wanted me - ESPN
"They didn’t show no signs that they wanted me back," Hatcher said in a radio interview on KRLD-FM Dallas/Fort Worth. "I know the fans are upset. They should be. They have all the right in the world to be. But I made the right decision for me. If we could’ve made it work out we would’ve, but I’m in a great place with the Redskins, a great organization. I’m looking forward to getting back to football."

Cowboys will miss Jason Hatcher - NFC East Blog - ESPN
The Cowboys will miss Hatcher's production in their 4-3 defense. As the three-technique, Hatcher's job was to push the pocket and he finished the season with a career-high 11 sacks, which earned him a Pro Bowl selection. Pro Football Focus ranked Hatcher as the eighth best defensive tackle in the NFL and he was tied for first among players at his position in sacks. Hatcher was 13th in quarterback hits (seven) and fourth in quarterback in hurries (33). He was solid on the field and off it and emerged as a locker room leader.

Redskins’ Andre Roberts on RGIII
"I’ve talked to Coach Gruden and our [offensive coordinator] and our receivers coach," Roberts said. "They’ve told me a little bit on how I’m going to be used out here. I’ve definitely talked to RG, and we’ve had our conversations about how I’m going to be used and what he expects out of me. It sounds like it’s gonna be a lot of fun. And like I said, they expect me to do some things that I want to do, I’ve done and I feel like I’m able to do, so I think it’s gonna work perfectly."

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Redskins linebacker Adam Hayward eager to 'just kind of dominate' - Washington Times
Hayward, who signed a three-year, $3 million contract with the Redskins on Wednesday, said he accepted the team's offer because it will allow him to compete for a starting role at the inside linebacker spot left open with London Fletcher's impending retirement.

Redskins Release Center Will Montgomery - HTTR4LIFE.com
Montgomery signed a four-year, $12 million dollar contract in 2012 and was scheduled to count for $3.425 million against the cap in 2014. The release will save the Redskins nearly $2 million in cap dollars

Giants’ Justin Tuck Takes Two-Year Deal With Raiders - NYTimes.com
Tuck, a defensive end who was a stalwart of two Super Bowl victories with the Giants, accepted a contract worth $11 million to join a team that finished 4-12 each of the last two seasons.

Report: Less than 10 percent of free agents play out long-term contracts | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: That long-term contract in the NFL isn't particularly long-term.

NFL Weekly Transaction Tracker | Fanspeak.com

Longtime Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork asks the team to release him | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: One day after adding an elite defensive player, the New England Patriots had another elite defensive player ask for his release. Vince WIlfork, a huge defensive tackle and an enormous part of the Patriots' incredible run of success over his 10 seasons, has asked that the team release him according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

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