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Daily Slop : Deangelo Hall Plans to Talk Less, Play More;Garçon And Morgan Look To Make Big Plays In Washington


Redskins notes and analysis | Washington Examiner
Tight end Chris Cooley did not participate in the final practice of minicamp (Redskins coach Mike Shanahan called off the Thursday practice) because of a "slight hamstring" Shanahan said. Earlier in OTAs Cooley dealt with a slight groin issue. But Shanahan said the one positive is that Cooley’s knee continues to show no signs of swelling. Nor has he needed to have any fluid drained.

The Redskins Blog | Video: 2nd Mini-Camp Practice Complete
Wednesday saw a lively workout outdoors after Tuesday’s practice was moved into the indoor practice facility due to heavy rains in the area.

Brandon Banks must contribute at WR and KR to make the roster, Mike Shanahan says - The Insider - The Washington Post
"I called him in early and I told him that he was going to have to help us at the wide receiver position as well if he wanted to make this football team," Shanahan said Wednesday. "And he accepted a challenge and came in in excellent shape, and it’s really positive what he’s done. Hopefully he can continue to do it."

Redskins will start vacation a day early - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
"Tomorrow, what we’re going to do is when the players get in, they’ll get in around 7:30-8 a.m., we’ll work out until about 9 a.m. and we’ll run and we’ll lift," Shanahan said after Wednesday’s practice. "Then, we’ll have a couple hours of film, but we’re not going to practice tomorrow afternoon. "We’re a little banged up. We’ve done a heck of a job throughout the offseason, all these OTA’s. Tomorrow will be more of a workout, running and lifting, more of a meeting, but we won’t go through what we did today."

HomerMcFanboy " deangelo hall plans to talk less, play more
While some fans see him as a Pro Bowler, a team captain and one of the only players who can consistently create turnovers, others see him as "MeAngelo" — a selfish player who was run out of his two previous places of employment and who is capable of creating controversies at the worst-possible times.

POINT - COUNTERPOINT - Redskins Defensive Line | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
The Redskins defensive line looks to be arguably the best unit on the football team next to possibly the linebacking core. I think Shanahan has done a strong job adding both talent and depth to this positional group. Having Barry Cofield and Stephen Bowen back for their 2nd season should make them better. Add the resigning of Adam Carriker and most importantly the addition of Jarvis Jenkins back from the ACL, and I really think this is the backbone of the team right now.

LaVar & Dukes: Fred Davis Says Redskins Depth At Tight End Is Amazing, Cuts Will Be Interesting " CBS DC
For the first time in his NFL career, Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis feels good about the direction the team is headed.

Elfin: Garçon And Morgan Look To Make Big Plays In Washington " CBS DC
Pierre Garcon and Josh Morgan, a Virginia native, are two play-makers who want the ball in their hands, and the Redskins haven't had starting receivers combine for more than 10 touchdowns in a season in 9 years. If these two commodities can crack the starting two with a fresh face throwing to them, there's a good chance that hapless streak could be snapped.

Trent Williams on Deadspin photos: ‘Our privacy was invaded’ - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
Recent photos of Williams’s basement were taken by someone working in his home, says the Redskins tackle.

Images of the Redskins’ 400-level standing decks - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
Team is selling standing-room season tickets in the 400 level for $290 (plus tax).

RG3 Report | Washington Examiner
On Wednesday, Robert Griffin III continued to learn lessons that should help him come August and beyond. Like: Make sure you see the defensive backs in the area. It bit him a couple weeks ago and it did the same Wednesday. Griffin ran a bootleg to the right and corner DeAngelo Hall knew exactly where he was going with the ball as tight end Fred Davis ran a crossing route. So Hall left Pierre Garcon and jumped the route, making an easy interception.

Raheem Morris likes to trash talk in practice - The Insider - The Washington Post
"I’m 35 years young and it’s been a nice ride, it’s been fun," he said. "It’s helped me a lot to go through the whole transition of seeing everything. Seeing the big picture; not just being selfish about the secondary."

Robert Griffin is learning fast, needs more reps, Kyle Shanahan says - The Insider - The Washington Post
Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan says rookie QB should practice with anyone, including his fiancee.

Once again healthy, undrafted CB Chase Minnifield could make the team, Jim Haslett says - The Insider - The Washington Post
He is healthy again and Washington plans to carry eight cornerbacks.

Griffin III To Continue To Play 'Fearless'
"I’ll get a feel for it," he told the media after yesterday's practice. "One thing I won’t do is play with fear. You have to continue to play fearless."

Golston Conditioned, Finally Feeling Healthy
Headed into mini-camp, his diligent rehab and conditioning hava him in great shape. "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."

RG3: 'If it's at the end of the game, I'm not sliding' - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
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Minicamp Day 2: Defense gets the best of it - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Notes from the second and, as Mike Shanahan announced, final practice of the Redskins' minicamp. Since tweeting is not allowed from practice the notes are presented in Twitter-sized bites

Josh Morgan struggling to recover from broken leg -
Josh Morgan suffered a nasty broken leg last year with the Niners. That didn't stop the Redskins from giving him a pricey contract this offseason, but now the wideout is struggling to get back on the field.

Redskins wide receivers hold key to Griffin’s, team’s success - The Washington Post
Free agent acquisitions Garcon and Morgan, along with holdovers Moss and Hankerson, are getting to know rookie QB Griffin.

Redskins secondary is of primary importance to Raheem Morris - Washington Times
Most people at minicamp look forward to watching rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III complete the kind of showy touchdown passes that attracted the Redskins to him in the first place.

NFL's most improved team: Hail to the Redskins?
"With RG3 and some other playmakers in tow, Washington thinking big in 2012 At a time when offseason grades are really nothing more than predictions of anticipated potential, it seems sensible enough to suggest any team that has added a possible franchise quarterback has the most to gain. That said, since the Redskins also are among the teams that added some real weapons to an otherwise stagnant offense, I'd say it's equally sensible to expect far more from this team in 2012.

NFL, military partner to discuss brain injuries - The Washington Post
They discuss a joint strategy to change the culture surrounding concussions and other head trauma.