Daily Slop: RG3 Approves new Approach to Free Agency; Meriweather re-signed to one Year Deal

A look at the top Redskins stories around the web


RG3 approves new approach to free agency | Comcast SportsNet Washington
"I think this offseason, based on the history I know of the team, has been great," Griffin said. "It’s not a big splash, the signings that we’ve had. But it’s made our team better." Since the start of free agency on March 11, Allen has not spent lavishly on the biggest names available. Instead, he’s addressed a whole host of needs, adding seven players, including two on Griffin’s side of the ball. "We’ve gotten better over these last couple of weeks of free agency," Griffin said. "[Wide receiver] Andre Roberts and [guard] Shawn Lauvao will be assets to us."

Need to Know: A week into free agency, five Redskins questions | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, March 18, 20 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage We’re just a week into the league year and we have some answers about the 2014 season.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the Redskins’ free agent moves

A look at the 3-4 Defense Going Forward | Fanspeak.com

Over the past few weeks, we've seen the Redskins prioritize the defense and how it needed to be fixed after last year. So far we've seen the Redskins franchise Brian Orakpo, re-sign Perry Riley, Chris Baker and DeAngelo Hall and add veterans such as Daryl Sharpton, Adam Hayward, Tracy Porter, and Jason Hatcher. With all of that being said what could we expect for the 3-4 defense to look like moving forward? Well let's take a look at what can happen.

Griffin and pass-catchers to train in Phoenix next week

Ryan Clark negotiations are ongoing | Comcast SportsNet Washington

John Riggins Wins St. Patrick’s Day | Mr. Irrelevant, a D.C. Sports Blog by the Brothers Mottram

Free-agency review: Washington Redskins - ESPN
Most significant signing: Defensive lineman Jason Hatcher. A major issue for Washington’s defense last season was the lack of an interior pass r

Contract breakdown: Tracy Porter - NFC East Blog - ESPN
Tracy Porter might end up as the Redskins’ third cornerback, covering receivers in the slot. He’s already ended up as their most expensive

Redskins re-sign safety Brandon Meriweather to one-year deal

The Redskins Blog | Roberts One Of NFL’s ‘Best’ Signings
"He’s really good after the catch," Williamson told Keim. "He’s pretty physical. He can take a pounding and break tackles. He’ll block for you and he has good speed. Size will always be an issue because he’s not 6-foot-3. But he’s a quality player coming off a down statistical year. Corners won’t push him around through his routes or when competing for balls in the air. He has an aggressiveness to him and plays hard."

'A Huge Honor'
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was recognized for courage and sportsmanship at the 35th annual Ed Block Courage Awards in Baltimore.

Owners might vote next week on change to NFL’s instant replay system

Redskins can't Rely on Recent Mid-to-Late Round Picks for Key Roles | Fanspeak.com

Report: NFL could expand playoff field from 12 teams to 14 in 2015 | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: MMQB.com editor Peter King wrote that the NFL is considering expanding the playoff field from 12 teams to 14, and that it could begin as soon as the 2015 season.

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