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Daily Slop : Shanahan Says he Would Not do 'Hard Knocks'; Niles Paul To Follow In Shannon Sharpe's Footsteps


Redskins' Mike Shanahan says he would not do 'Hard Knocks' -
Count the Washington Redskins among the teams that will not be featured on HBO's "Hard Knocks" this year, coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday.

Morning pixels: Robert Griffin III will appear on The Tonight Show - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
Not many D.C. athletes of recent vintage have risen to Tonight Show levels. RGIII is already there.

The Redskins Blog | Jordan Bernstine’s Got Hops
His vertical leap has been measured at 41 inches, and, as the Redskins’ Brian Tinsman reports, the 5-11, 205-pound Bernstine definitely has the look of an ideal NFL safety.

Kirk Cousins sees opportunity as Robert Griffin III’s backup on Redskins - The Washington Post
QB sees two game plans: the Redskins’ and God’s. He doesn’t fully understand either, but accepts both.

Redskins favored in just four 2012 games - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Just in case you’re headed to Las Vegas and you are a Redskins fan with some money burning a hole in your pocket, you can go to the Palms, Venetian, or Tropicana and plunk down some cash on the first 15 Redskins regular season games. One of the Vegas books has already established lines for NFL weeks 1-16.

Paul To Follow In Shannon Sharpe's Footsteps

"He is in the tight end group now," head coach Mike Shanahan told ESPN 980. "He’s a 4.5 guy in the 40, he has excellent hands, and he gives you a chance to have a difference-maker at the tight end position."

Tough Decisions: The Washington Redskins Secondary, Who to Keep? | Hog Blogs

It’s hard to believe, but there truly looks to be "more" competition for roster spots on the Washington Redskins this year than last year. Seriously, other than quarterback, kicker and punter, there’s an abundance of quality players battling for a position.

How busy were the Redskins in free agency? They added seven veterans on defense alone, which is as many as the Cowboys signed overall and more than the Eagles or Giants.

Shanahan’s full-interview with Mike Florio of PFT

Hurt faces tough competition to make Redskins roster - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Maurice Hurt was supposed to spend the 2011 season on the practice squad, honing his ability and learning the NFL game so that he could challenge for a backup tackle spot in 2012. If he couldn't make it, another year on the practice squad may have been in the cards for the 2011 seventh-round draft pick.

Fantasy focus: Helu, Garcon, Hankerson
A way too early look at what the upcoming fantasy football year has in store for Roy Helu Jr., Pierre Garcon, Evan Royster and other Redskin targets.

Robert Griffin III and The Washington Redskins 2012 | -The D.C. Sports Chat-
How much better will the Redskins be under Robert Griffin III?

Renaldo Wynn: Family matters | Game Plan For Life (Joe Gibbs Blog)
Renaldo Wynn played college football at Notre Dame before he was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first round of the 1997 NFL Draft. Wynn was a standout defensive end who also played for the Washington Redskins, New Orleans Saints and New York Giants.

Washington Redskins Week 1: RG3 vs. Drew Brees Will Happen : Washington Redskins
I’m not saying to ignore what’s going on with the New Orleans Saints, just don’t read too much into it. The Saints know that after all the media chaos caused by the alleged "bounty" system, the suspensions, and with Sean Payton living in Exile like Star Trek’s Khan, the last thing needed is not to sign their fearless hero.

EXTREMESKINS : Burgundy and Gold Banquet: My Conversations with Danny Smith, Shanahan, and Darryl Grant
I had the honor of attending the Burgundy and Gold Banquet tonight. Was in a great location sitting at a table next to Danny Smith and then Darryl Grant, Dexter Manley, and Larry Michael were at another table next to me

Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan joins the Fix to talk RG3, the offseason, and what to look for in 2012

FRANTZ' RANTS: NFL players know the risks -
Through the course of a 15-year career in the media, I have had the honor and privilege of speaking with a great number of military veterans, both on and off the air. Sadly, far too many of the American heroes I’ve met have been wounded in the course of battle.

NFL rookies signing contracts rapidly under new salary system - The Insider - The Washington Post
New pay system has reduced draft picks’ pay and the need to bargain over most elements of contracts. Through Monday, 124 had already signed.

DALY: NFL players have to get their heads in the game - Washington Times
Pro football players don't make very good victims. For starters, they don't look like victims. Indeed, most of them look like the opposite of victims, like oversized bullies bent on physical and territorial domination.