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Daily Slop : Mark Rypien Shares Struggles With Memory Loss; Banks Knows his job Security Requires Playing WR


Redskins email report: Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz lauds Gettis | Washington Examiner
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz spent six years as an offensive line coach in the NFL. He's also had 13 linemen drafted in the past 10 years. Yes, he's a little biased toward Redskins fifth-round pick Adam Gettis. But he's also insistent that the Redskins drafted a quality player. He's not alone in that sentiment as others consider Gettis a potential future starter.

Sports Junkies: Mark Rypien Shares Struggles With Memory Loss " CBS DC
Super Bowl XXVI MVP Mark Rypien and his daughter Angela joined the Junkies in-studio for a full hour Thursday, and reminisced about the '91 season and Angela's new deal with the Baltimore Charm. Most notably though, was Rypien's discussion about concussions and memory loss.

The Redskins Blog | Redskins Sign Draft Pick Robinson
The Redskins announced today that they have signed 2012 fourth-round draft pick, linebacker Keenan Robinson. Robinson, who was the 119th overall pick in last month’s draft, played collegiately at Texas for four seasons. While there, he appeared in 51 games with 39 starts and was a two-time second team All-Big 12 selection (2010 & 2011).

RG3 on 'The Tonight Show,' kids Obama about basketball -
Robert Griffin III joked with Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show" on Thursday night, showing off some of his favorite socks and teasing President Obama about a one-on-one game of basketball.

Can Lorenzo Alexander Carve Out Enough of a Role To Earn A Roster Spot? | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
Lorenzo Alexander is a special teams stud and a team leader without question. But those two qualities weren’t enough to keep Mike Sellers on the Redskins roster, and it might not be enough to keep Alexander as well.

Banks knows his job security requires playing WR - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

There is no guarantee that Brandon Banks, the team's returner for hte past two seasons, will be back on the roster. The fact that the team is likely to carry three quarterbacks makes it very unlikley that the Redskins will be able to have six receivers plus Banks as a return specialist on the 53-man roster.

RG3 will face tough pass rush in NFC East - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Tim Hightower, the running back the Redskins re-signed over the weekend, is not exactly a dynamic runner. His career average is a pedestrian 3.9 yards per carry. But that is not the number the Redskins were concerned with when they decided to bring him back.

Orakpo ranked on latest top 100 players list

Only the pass rusher gets a nod among the Redskins and even then, barely

The toughest obstacle for RG3 in his rookie year

In the NFC East, Robert Griffin III will go up against a very sack happy group of teams. Scheme and speed could negate some of the fierce pass rush but it will come down to fundamentals.

Kirk Cousins: 'I’ve got to put other people ahead of me' | National Football Post

Redskins rookie QB taking selfless approach

Redskins’ running back committee could be one of the team’s strengths - Hard Hits - The Washington Post

If Tim Hightower’s knee heals and Evan Royster and Roy Helu continue to perform, the team has a back for every down.

Video: RG3 on The Tonight Show - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

Newsflash: Robert Griffin III is a natural. He appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Thursday night and he seemed just at ease in the chair between Leno and actor Hugh Laurie as he does standing in the pocket and winging passes downfield.

LaVar & Dukes: LaVar Arrington Debates Writer About Most Important Position In NFL " CBS DC

A debate over why Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher was left off columnist Pete Prisco's list of the top 100 players in the NFL quickly escalated to an all-out war of words over the most important position in football.

Elfin: Redskins New ‘Bubble’ Finally Levels The Playing Field In The NFC East " CBS DC

Standing at 96 feet high and approximately 23,000 square feet of surface space, the new indoor facility at Redskin Park finally gives Washington an opportunity for a level playing field, rain or shine, after being stuck in the mud 10+ years longer than everyone else.

John Riggins previews Riggo on the Range - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post

Former Skins star and analyst is now posing with dead piggies and dead fish for a huntin’ and cookin’ show. 2012 Fantasy Football Rankings - Quarterbacks

Robert Griffin, QB, Redskins. Bye: 10. It's very close for me, but I'd rather have Robert Griffin over Andrew Luck because of his potential to accumulate rushing numbers. Think of Young Griff as more upside, but Luck as being safer. Both, however, should be low-end QB1s at the very worst despite the fact that they are rookies.

Washington Redskins Safety Position will be Defense's Achilles' Heel : Washington Redskins

Series 2 of "Impartial Judgement" breaks down the Redskins patched together safety position. Find out what player could surprisingly start...

NFC East: State of the pass rushes - NFC East Blog - ESPN

The 2011 season was not the most, well, beastly season in NFC East history. It was the first time in a full, 16-game season that no team in the divis

New Orleans Saints LB Jonathan Vilma sues NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for defamation - The Insider - The Washington Post

Saints linebacker, suspended for 2012 season in the team’s bounty scandal, contends NFL commissioner made false statements that injured his reputation.

N.F.L. Living History: Ace Parker at 100 -

Pro football's oldest living player turned 100 on Thursday. He was also one of the game's best players.

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