Perry Riley's hold on one of the two inside linebacker jobs ... Thoughts on a one-game return to RFK ... and more on the read option. It's all here. Enjoy.
Can't get through a week without some mention of the Washington Redskins' name controversy. So here are some questions and answers on that, plus offensive line talk, Roy Helu and Leonard Hankerson. Enjoy
The key for Reed and the Redskins is that it stays away -- and that he's able to stay on the field. Reed entered the NFL with questions about his durability -- he suffered two concussions in college, but missed time for hamstring issues, a sprained ankle as well as his knee. His first NFL season did not help matters: he dealt with a bruised foot, bruised right quadriceps and a hip pointer.
The Washington Redskins have promoted Alex Santos to be their new Director of Pro Personnel. After six seasons with the team as a pro scout, he fills the vacancy left by Morocco Brown's departure to the Cleveland Browns on May 20th.
After two years away from the game, Tanard Jackson knows the importance of this chance with the Redskins. Jackson was suspended from the NFL after repeated substance abuse violations, and was just reinstated to the league within the last month. After organized team activities with the Redskins, Jackson seemed like a man humbled and appreciative of the chance to get back to pro football.
Every year it seems that at least one key player is lost to an NFL team for the seasons due to an injury sustained during OTAs. This year's headline loss is Cowboys middle linebacker Sean Lee, who suffered a torn ACL as he collided with first-round pick guard Zack Martin during "non-contact" 11 on 11 drills last week.