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Daily Slop : Redskins, Cowboys Salary-Cap Appeals Dismissed; Neil Rackers Happy With New Opportunity


Redskins, Cowboys salary-cap appeals dismissed -
Special master Stephen Burbank has granted the NFL's motion to dismiss the grievance filed by the Cowboys and the Redskins regarding the salary cap situation that occurred during the league's uncapped year, league counsel Jeff Pash said in Atlanta on Tuesday.

The NFL Wins, Because The NFL Always Wins
There's no way that any sensible, thinking person who's not an NFL owner can honestly feel that the league acted justly in penalizing the Cowboys and the Redskins for spending their money and structuring their contracts the way they did during the uncapped 2010 season. But it doesn't matter, because the NFL plays by its own rules and no one else's, and that's the lesson for today.

Rick Snider: Redskins' Griffin III thinking about the glory haze | Washington Examiner
The Washington Redskins rookie quarterback finally practiced against veterans during the team's first organized offseason workout Monday. The first-rounder is trying to avoid Joe Theismann's biggest mistake -- upsetting his elders. Griffin is so under the rad

Jarvis Jenkins Not Lacking Confidence, Not Feeling The Pressure " CBS DC
Let it not be said that Washington Redskins defensive lineman Jarvis Jenkins is lacking confidence. After sustaining a knee injury that ended his rookie season before it could begin, the Clemson product is finally ready to make his debut and is vowing to meet the high expectations that have been set for him.

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The Redskins Blog | Neil Rackers Happy With New Opportunity
Rackers said it had been since January since he last was able to kick with a longsnapper and a holder. He got that opportunity during Monday’s first round of organized team activities within the Redskins’ indoor training facility. "It was nice to look at some balls get down," Rackers said. "It was nice to get together with (punter and holder) Sav (Rocca) and do some hitting."

The upper deck at FedEx Field - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
Here’s a partial look at some of the seat removal from the Redskins stadium, from the inside.

Redskins Upload: Depth, Competition Key To Offense
After the team’s first full-squad workout, Moss said, "I just want to get back to what I do. I know the last three or four years I played a little heavier than I had been. I still played at a high level, but when I critiqued myself I could tell there were certain things that I wasn’t doing. I just want to get back to that."

Robert Griffin III needs dose of reality mixed with adulation -
Take every word ordinarily directed at a sweetheart (swooning, starry-eyed, lovestruck) and you'll have the general response at Redskins Park to the 22-year-old quarterback-slash-savior. Kate Upton wouldn't net this many googly eyes

The Redskins needed to fix their contracts even if they knew sanctions were coming | May
Mike Shanahan has yet to make his case as Redskins head coach, but front office decisions are immeasurably better now than before his arrival. There is no better example than Washington's 2012 salary cap room, close to $50 million by some estimates, and their Draft management. The Redskins weeded out underperformers, had cap room to absorb the NFL's theft sanctions and had the draft picks to trade up for Robert Griffin III.

What Offensive Skill Position Group Will Be the Biggest Surprise This Year? | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
As Redskins fans we of course have high expectations for the offense this season, but the reality is this offense has been pretty anemic these past couple of years. What position group do you see having the most impressive and surprising year?

New Redskins Wide Receiver Pierre Garcon Checked In With Lavar And Dukes " CBS DC
New Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon joined Lavar & Dukes today to discuss the opening of OTA’s and the early impact of Rookie QB Robert Griffin III, saying the young arm is 'very ready to play in the league'.

Brandyn Thompson talks about running over Mike Shanahan - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
"Well, I tipped the ball, and then I ran right into a person," Thompson explained. "And when it really sunk in was when you kind of looked down and you see who you hit, and then you’re like, man. Of all the people to hit out here, I had to hit him. It was definitely a nerve-racking feeling, but I was definitely happy to see him get up."

HomerMcFanboy " getting to know keenan robinson
"He’s a guy who could play both [inside and outside]," said head coach Mike Shanahan. "We like his speed. One of the reasons we drafted him is we had him at the Senior Bowl. He’s a quality young man. I just like the way he practices and handles himself. We think he can fit in well."

The Redskins Blog | Rookie Offensive Lineman Gets Feet Wet
"The biggest thing is getting off the ball quicker," he said. "These guys are going a heck of a lot faster than in college so you really got to get out of your stance and be ready for it, because they’re going really fast."

Why Redskins, Cowboys appeal was denied - NFC East Blog - ESPN
The appeal of NFL-imposed cap reductions to the Washington Redskins ($36 million) and Dallas Cowboys ($10 million) has ended. Arbitrator Stephen Burb

The Redskins Blog | 80th Anniversary Tour Kicks Off Thursday
The Redskins’ 80th Anniversary Thank You Tour — which brings players, coaches, cheerleaders and Redskins personnel to fan-friendly pep rallies across the region — begins Thursday with three events in Winchester, Va., just one of at least 12 stops the 80th Anniversary Bus will be making through July 20.

The long and the short of Redskins QB's - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
The last couple of decades aside, the Redskins have one of the better legacies in the NFL when it comes to quarterbacks. Two Redskins signal callers are in the Hall of Fame and three others won Super Bowls.

Washington Redskins: Jarvis Jenkins Says "Everybody Is All High On Me" | Football News Now
Jarvis Jenkins might be lacking experience, but the second-year Washington Redskins defensive lineman is certainly not lacking confidence.

Penalty not a cap-tastrophe - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
The two most frequently discussed candidates for release are Chris Cooley and Santana Moss, both of whom have high cap numbers but are not expected to be starters. The team would save $3.9 million against this year’s cap by releasing Cooley after June 1 and $3.15 million if they cut Moss loose at that time.