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Daily Slop : Josh Morgan And Jammal Brown Ready To Make Big Impacts Following Injuries; Can the Redskins Win the NFC East?


NFL Videos: 32 in 32: Washington Redskins
Robert Griffin III has all of Washington D.C. abuzz and WR Santana Moss checks in to give us the state of the Redskins.

RG3 Report | Washington Examiner

We don’t get any one-on-one time with Robert Griffin III so it’s sometimes hard to ask him specific questions about plays. But the one I’d ask him about was Tuesday was a crossing route in which corner DeAngelo Hall was on the outside hip of Santana Moss. So Griffin threw to Moss’ inside, taking him away from the pressure and leading him into a wide open path. Hall slipped and Moss took the ball and ran into the end zone.

HomerMcFanboy " trent williams was made to play football
What has Griffin shown you since he’s come to town? "I’ve seen everything," he said. "He’s humble. He’s poised. He’s willing to learn. All they’ve got to do is tell him something once and he remembers it. He’s like a sponge. He’s soaking up everything that he thinks he needs to get better and he works his butt off. I have nothing but good things to say about him and I’m looking forward to the season."

Washington Redskins Minicamp Day 1: Mike Shanahan, RGIII, Tim Hightower, Santana Moss And More " CBS DC
The Redskins concluded day one of a scheduled three day minicamp today as this minicamp will be the last time the team practices together until training camp starts in July.

The Redskins Blog | Fred Davis Ranked No. 5 Future Tight End
"…you could argue that right now, he is Washington’s best weapon in the passing game. And now the Redskins should be vastly improved at the quarterback position — especially when projecting this passing attack in 2015. Davis has five years of NFL experience, but won’t turn 27 years old until January. He is a field-stretcher and an exceptional athlete and, even in 2015, should be able to create mismatches in the passing game with that skill set."

Washington Redskins: Josh Morgan And Jammal Brown Ready To Make Big Impacts Following Injuries " CBS DC
Shortly after the Washington Redskins concluded Tuesday's minicamp practice, Josh Morgan and Jammal Brown joined LaVar Arrington and Chad Dukes on 106.7 The Fan.

What Redskins Starter Would Get Picked Last In Gym Class? | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
For a fun little offseason exercise I thought it would be interesting to look at the order the Redskins 22 projected starters would be selected in an expansion draft. Now the rules for this draft are simple as you are starting from scratch to build your team, so money is no object. Factor in positional value (i.e. OLB is more valuable than DE) as well as age (note: since the Redskins will use a 3rd WR more than a FB, three will be listed as starters). Now since I’m imagining that Robert Griffin will be everyone’s top pick the question is how will you order the 21 remaining starters?

Washington Redskins: Mike Shanahan And Robert Griffin III Not Worried About Contract " CBS DC
Both Mike Shanahan and Robert Griffin III expect Washington's rookie quarterback to sign his contract before the start of next month's training camp.

The anniversary of signing Sammy Baugh - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
Seventy-five years ago this week, the future greatest quarterback in Redskins history signed a contract with the team.

The Redskins Blog | Video: First Mini-Camp Practice Complete
Highlights of the day for the offense included a couple nice grabs from wide receiver Pierre Garçon — one of which was a one-handed grab for a touchdown. Defensively, rookie cornerback Chase Minnifield made a nice interception across the middle on a pass from quarterback Rex Grossman.

Redskins notes and analysis | Washington Examiner
Among those not working out today: DE Kentwan Balmer (ankle), LB Jonathan Goff (knee), DE Adam Carriker (blisters) and CB Josh Wilson (thigh). RB Tim Hightower (knee), WR Leonard Hankerson (hip), LB Brian Orakpo (shoulder) and LG Kory Lichtensteiger (knee) all participated in individual sessions but not in full-team work.

The Redskins Blog | Griffin III Vs. Luck In Madden 13
One of the preview videos currently out there features an exhibition game between the Indianapolis Colts and their quarterback Luck — the No. 1 overall pick in April’s NFL Draft — and the Washington Redskins and their quarterback Griffin III — the No. 2 overall pick.

The Redskins Blog | Delvin Johnson Aided By Basketball Skills
"It really does translate," Johnson, a nose tackle, said Tuesday after the Redskins’ first of three mini-camp practices. "Using good foot work — because it’s required in basketball — and just the will and determination to go up and grab those rebounds, I use that out here on the field. I just go out and give it my all."

Redskins playing it safe with starters recovering from injuries - The Insider - The Washington Post
They are holding a handful of potential starters out of 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills during minicamp

Golston Conditioned, Finally Feeling Healthy
I don’t even notice the knee at all. I feel as good as I’ve felt in a long time," he said. "I’ve been very pleased on how the knee is responding. My elbows are feeling good, so I haven’t felt this healthy in probably three years."

Practice Notes: Day 1 Veteran Mini-Camp
Defensive end Adam Carriker and running back Evan Royster were back in the mix after being limited last Thursday. Running back Tim Hightower participated in running back drills, but will not join the full-team drills until training camp. Josh Wilson, Leonard Hankerson, Roy Helu Jr., Tristan Davis, Brian Orakpo and Jonothan Goff were still limited to sideline drills with the trainers.

Redskins minicamp: RG3 speaks - NFC East Blog - ESPN
"You kind of know which guys are good at which routes. Of course, they're all good at all of them and they're all always open. But as a quarterback, you can kind of pick out and see what guys can really do great things. Pierre [Garcon] had a great catch today, just showing that skill he has.

Can anybody grab an opportunity? - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

"You know, we’re not even going to try to have [Leonard Hankerson] go full speed until we get back in July. He’s doing drill work with us. You can see he’s not full speed, but the hip is healed, so he has to get back in football shape. I’d rather wait and err on the side of precaution. Just keep on running him, getting him in shape, so we don’t send him back. So once we get to late July, he’s ready to go full speed."

Minicamp Day 1: Minnifield looking good - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

The Redskins held the first practice of their three-day minicamp on Tuesday. Once again, they were able to take advantage of the presence of their new indoor field as the rainy conditions would have either cancelled or severely curtailed their activities. No tweeting was allowed during the session, so here are some quick notes and observations in Twitter format:

NFL Videos: Can Redskins win NFC East?

The Redskins added some key playmakers this offseason in Robert Griffin III and Pierre Garcon, but will that be enough for Washington to compete in a highly competitive NFC East? Our experts debate.

Redskins must get RG3 quickly up to speed -

"You've just got to continue to focus on football. That's what it's about," Griffin said Tuesday. "This is the longest year of your life, supposedly, for the rookies, coming straight out of college, going right into combine training, pro days, you know, minicamps, OTAs, you know, it just keeps going.

Redskins' Niles Paul drawing comparisons to Hall of Fame tight end - Washington Times

Niles Paul was just 8 months old when the Denver Broncos drafted little-known wide receiver Shannon Sharpe out of Savannah State. After three tight ends went down to injury, Sharpe stepped in and excelled at the position. He is now one of eight tight ends enshrined in the Hall of Fame.

WR Josh Morgan sees new opportunity with Redskins after breaking leg - Washington Times

Wide receiver Josh Morgan watched from the sideline Tuesday as his new Washington Redskins teammates practiced various situations during 11-on-11 team drills. He's still limited by the broken leg he suffered last October during garbage time of the San Francisco 49ers' blowout win over Tampa Bay.

Washington Redskins Kicker Competition: Graham Gano And Neil Rackers Will Probably Battle Until Final Cuts | Football News Now
The Washington Redskins kicking competition between Graham Gano and Neil Rakers probably won't be resolved until the final roster cuts of the preseason.

Undrafted CB Chase Minnifield making a positive impression - Washington Times
CB Chase Minnifield flashed during Thursday’s minicamp practice.

NFC East: Most Elusive Players In The Open Field | Football Nation

A list of the most dangerous and most difficult players to tackle in the open field AKA the players no defensive player wants to see coming at them with no one else around. Football Nation's kicks-off this series with the NFC East edition.