Need to Know: The five best Redskins performances of the last 20 seasons | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Friday, April 18, 20 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage (Note: I’m going to be out of action for a few days here. I’m bringing back a few of the most popular Nickel Coverage posts from the last few months to give you a chance to rehash them.
Who are the winners and losers in the Jackson deal? | Comcast SportsNet Washington
The Redskins’ depth chart at wide receiver seemed to be shaping up quite nicely after a couple of weeks of free agency. The team had added Andre Roberts to start opposite Pierre Garçon and Santana Moss was back in the fold. Leonard Hankerson was a wild card due to his knee injury and Aldrick Robinson might have been working his way into a regular role. There was a lot of talk about adding a wide receiver with the Redskins’ top pick in the draft. But then DeSean Jackson fell into their laps and that changed everything. Who are the winners and losers on the wide receiver corps in the wake of the Jackson deal?
On DeSean Jackson’s background and childhood
The Post’s Kent Babb went to Los Angeles, and with the help of Jackson’s brother and friends from his childhood, retraced the steps and painted the picture of what growing up there was like. Babb’s story doesn’t judge, and it doesn’t make Jackson out to be a saint or someone who lacked a supportive family while growing up. Jackson clearly had that, but also encountered scenes like these:
Re-examining Redskins' needs: Cornerback - NFC East Blog - ESPN
In the fifth part of our re-examining series, I take a look at cornerback where the Redskins made a couple moves, though only one key addition. Alread
Analyzing the Redskins visits: Offense - NFC East Blog - ESPN
The Washington Redskins can host up to 30 players before the draft, but who they do doesn't always tell the entire story of their interest. And we don
Analyzing the Washington Redskins' visits: Defense - ESPN
The list of defensive players who have visited, or will visit, the Redskins is notable because of the position a few of them play: outside linebacker.
2012 NFL Draft do-over: Redskins take Wilson, not RGIII - NFL.com
How would the 2012 NFL Draft play out if held with the benefit of hindsight? Bucky Brooks presents a scenario in which the Redskins pass on Robert Griffin III and take a different quarterback.
San Francisco 49ers not expected to pick up Aldon Smith's fifth-year option - ESPN
The San Francisco 49ers are not expected to pick up the 2015 fifth-year option on linebacker/defensive end Aldon Smith's contract, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.