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The Redskins Blog | Robert Griffin III Suits Up, Shows Off Arm
It was a big afternoon at Redskins Park, as we finally got to see rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III suit up in his new threads for the rookie photo shoot. After he was finished, there was still time for him to show off his arm on the back practice fields.

Redskins sign rookie free agents | Washington Examiner
The Redskins announced the signing of a dozen rookie free agents, most of whom were already known. The list includes corner Virginia corner Chase Minnifield, whom many scouts and/or scouting services said would have been drafted in the second or third round if not for microfracture surgery on his knee in January. It's still uncertain when he'll return to full health.

Everything you were wondering about Robert Griffin III’s contract - The Insider - The Washington Post
Griffin is likely to sign a deal similar to the fully guaranteed, four-year, $21 million contract that linebacker Von Miller, the second pick in the 2011 draft, signed with the Denver Broncos last July. The pact likely will include a signing bonus of close to $14 million. Miller’s signing bonus was $13.773 million.

The Redskins Blog | Indoor Practice Facility Gets Tattoo, Pilates
While the team has used the bubble for voluntary workouts, the rookies will be the first group to use the bubble extensively. The team’s nine drafted rookies, as well as undrafted college free agents will join roster tryouts designed to get the rookies up to speed.

Lorenzo Neal Didn't See Junior Seau's Death Coming, But Understands Why It Happened " CBS DC
Like many who are coping with a loss of a loved one through suicide, Lorenzo Neal didn't see any trouble signs with Junior Seau. But he understands where his friend's head was.

Redskins email report: Insiders take on Cousins; June Jones QA | Washington Examiner
This is not what I anticipated writing a week after the draft: experts' views on a Redskins rookie quarterback not named Robert Griffin III. But suffice to say that the Kirk Cousins selection in the fourth round has been a controversial one. Many people I respect called it a bad move.

Aldrick Robinson excited about reunion with SMU teammates - The Insider - The Washington Post
"I hope I get a commission or something," Robinson joked in a phone interview Wednesday. "I was putting in the good word, all right. I guess they’re trying to help me feel comfortable around here, bringing in some of my SMU guys.

Versatile Robinson Ready Where Needed
"I trained for the inside and the outside linebacker so I really didn’t narrow my options," he explained during the media conference call. "But I made sure that I was prepared for any position that any team wanted me to play."

Redskins: One big question - NFC East Blog - ESPN
Is Robert Griffin III's supporting cast good enough? The Washington Redskins have made a big bet on the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Baylo

Smoot a plaintiff in latest concussion suit - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Fred Smoot, a cornerback in Washington from 2001-2004 and from 2007-2009, is among 14 players who have filed suit in the Southern District of Smoot's home state of Mississippi on Tuesday.

It's unlikely to rain on RG3's parade columnist Gregg Easterbrook concocted the theory that new Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will struggle in the NFL because of the amount of rain that the Redskins play in. You see, Easterbrook says that Griffin has small hands and that he’s not used to playing in rain.

DALY: Let's hope Redskins' love affair with RG3 is a long one - Washington Times
Now that he's gotten his first intoxicating whiff of Washington — and the idolatry that goes with being the Redskins' quarterback — I have a few things to say to Robert Griffin III. That is, if my voice can be heard beyond the wall of handlers that surround him like so many offensive linemen.

Longtime Washington Redskins Lineman Raleigh McKenzie Joins Twin Brother With Oakland Raiders | Football News Now
Raleigh McKenzie, an original member of The Hogs, is following his twin brother and joining the Oakland Raiders. McKenzie, who played for the Washington Redskins from 1985 to 1994, will work in some capacity in the Raiders’ personnel department under his brother Reggie, the team’s General Manager according to multiple reports.

Smokescreens don't end when draft is over - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
It is fairly common knowledge that misinformation is routinely dispensed in massive doses in the weeks and months prior to the NFL draft.

Redskins bring in former Michigan State wideout Keith Nichol, joining Kirk Cousins | Detroit Free Press |

Nichol (6-feet-2, 220 pounds) caught 25 passes for 352 yards and three touchdowns this past season. He caught 50 passes for 625 yards in his MSU career. Nichol and his agent spoke with about a dozen teams (including the Lions) after the draft.

London Fletcher #87 : Top 100 Players of 2012 - YouTube

Washington Redskins LB London Fletcher makes the top 100 players of 2012 list at No. 87. Find out why Fletcher, who missed the list in 2011, made the top 100...

Ray Easterling’s Widow to Keep Fighting for Retired N.F.L. Players With Head Injuries -

The widow of Ray Easterling said that she had no plans to move and that she would continue advocating for better medical coverage for retired N.F.L. players with head injures.

Stan Humphries surprised, saddened by '94 San Diego Chargers' tragic turn - Dennis Dillon -

The 1994 Chargers were the only team in franchise history to go to a Super Bowl -- they lost, 49-26, to Steve Young and the 49ers in Super Bowl XXIX -- but over the years a sobering series of tragedies has cast a pall over that achievement.

Eli Manning is robotic, slightly amusing in ‘SNL’ promos (VIDEO) | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports

From the blog Shutdown Corner: For a quarterback with an awkward personality, Eli Manning is a pretty decent comedian. We'll know more after his "Saturday Night Live" hosting gig on Saturday night, but he's not bad in his promos for the show. He's not good, … Continue reading →

2011 Pass Rushing Productivity: Defensive Backs |

PFF's Khaled Elsayed looks at the defensive backs who rushed the passer most often in 2011 and which were most successful at disrupting the quarterback.