Quick note as it happens too frequently for me to dismiss it merely as coincedence, I think the Post and the Times Sports sections, probably not unlike the two newspapers in general (total speculation, I stick mostly to sports -- is there a world outside the NFL?), duel constantly. If the Post rumors "A" then it's a safe bet the Times, if there's any truth to it, will report contrarily. Let me add that there is a good bit of wiggle room when it comes to Redskins related rumors so neither paper is necessarily wrong. "A and "not-A-but-maybe-sort-of-kind-of" aren't mutually exclusive.
Moving on. The Post yesterday reported that the Redskins had postponed Archuleta's 5M option to find a financially feasible way to part ways with him:
Also per the Times:
I'm fine with keeping Shawn Springs now that we've added Fred Smoot as insurance for the former's inevitable 2007 injury. I'm also fine with keeping Phillip Daniels as he's an incredible ball hawk, still has some mileage in him, and best represents the mentor role I expect someone to play for our incoming DE draft pick.