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2011's Best Performances: 3-4 Outside Linebackers |
1. Brian Orakpo, Washington Redskins: Week 4 at St Louis (+8.1) Three sacks (including a forced fumble) and seven more hurries are always going to earn you some praise. It was thus proven as it pushed Orakpo to this No. 1 spot in our Top 10 individual 3-4 OLB performances of 2011. Rodger Saffold was the primary victim as Orakpo was near unstoppable rushing the passer. He also added some good work in the run game to beat out the competition and top this list.

Washington Redskins: Adam Carriker Says NFL Taking Concussion Issue 'Very Seriously' " CBS DC
Washington Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker believes the NFL is taking the concussion issue very seriously.

Redskins trying to find their role | Washington Examiner

The Redskins Blog | College Football Hall Honors Art Monk
Art Monk, the Redskins’ legendary receiver and three-time Super Bowl champion, on Tuesday was named one of 14 players chosen to enter the National Football Foundation’s Football Bowl Subdivision Hall of Fame.

Kedric Golston on his run-in with a shark - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
If there’s one thing Redskins defensive end Kedric Golston is not willing to mess around with, it’s a shark. Especially when he’s convinced that one knocked him off his jet ski in the Potomac river.

The Redskins Blog | 10 For 80: Sam Baker
Sam Baker is one of the greatest punters in team history, but it was actually one of his field goals that might be his best moment in a Redskins uniform.

Former Redskins QB Jay Schroeder joins the Fix to look back on his time in Washington

Remembering The 60th Anniversary Season
With the Redskins' 80th Anniversary Campaign fully underway, it's an opportunity to reflect on the storied history of the franchise. Today, a look at the team's 60th Anniversary season.

Rookie preview: Josh Leribeus - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
The fit: LeRibeus is not as athletic as the prototypical Shanahan offensive lineman. He generally looks for linemen who run the 40 in the 5.0-second range. LeRibeus ran it in 5.37 at the combine. Still, he has both a good motor and a nasty streak and he generally finds a way to get his man blocked. He also practiced as the backup center at SMU and Shanahan has said that position flexibility will help players make the team.

Who Will Be The Redskins Offensive X-Factor (outside of RGIII) | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog

What offensive player will have the biggest impact this season for the Redskins outside of rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III? It’s a question with a lot of possible answers but few certainties. I’m going to only focus on skill position guys (mainly as to not get depressed with the state of the offensive line). Now while it might be simple to say that the player with the most yards or catches has the biggest impact, but that isn’t always the case.

Redskins in-depth chart: Running back

We know who the Redskins quarterback and fullback will be, but running back is up in the air. An in-depth look at the offensive backs.

Late Growth Spurt Assists Rookie CB

Rookie Redskins’ cornerback Richard Crawford was 5-foot-7 when he graduated from El Camino High School in Oceanside, Calif. The major college football programs, in turn, passed on offering Crawford — a short-but-speedy defensive back and kick returner — a spot on their teams.

Hightower says he'll be ready for opener - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

After re-signing with the Redskins, Tim Hightower told Comcast SportsNet's Kelli Johnson that he wasn't sure if he'd be fully healthy for minicamp or even training camp but he vowed to be ready for the season opener in New Orleans on Sept. 9.

Chat wrap: Claiborne-RG3 comparisons - NFC East Blog - ESPN

We had our chat. It was a fine way to pass part of a rainy afternoon. These are some of the highlights, in case you missed it, or you could just click

The 10 players your team can least afford to lose to injury, Redskins edition – Blogging the bEast

NFC East roundup: Jerry jabs Redskins offense?

Plus Eagles left tackle re-injures Achilles and Osi Umenyiora stirs up beef with LeSean McCoy and ....

NFL, NFLPA help launch new helmet initiative for youth football players | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports

One of the more far-reaching ramifications of America's increasing concern with football safety is the increasing percentage of parents -- including former NFL players -- who would hesitate to let their sons play football.