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Daily Slop : Competition Is Swirling At The Safety Position; Moss Performing Like a Receiver 'Possessed'


Redskins email report: Hope at safety? Maybe | Washington Examiner
One longtime general manager in this week's email report referred to the Redskins new safeties as "patchwork guys." It's tough to argue. Brandon Meriweather, Tanard Jackson and Madieu Williams all come with baggage, whether from injuries, fading play or drug suspensions.

With Brian Orakpo recuperating, Rob Jackson plays with the first team - The Insider - The Washington Post
While linebacker Brian Orakpo was held out of minicamp on Wednesday, reserve linebacker Rob Jackson had a chance to take reps with the Redskins’ first-team defense.

Hankerson watches and learns - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Mike Shanahan indicated that the player about whom there was the most concern, Leonard Hankerson, could have fully participated in minicamp. "He’ll be able to go Day One of camp," he said when asked about Hankerson. ‘[W]e could push him in this minicamp. He was doing drill work. The last couple of days you could see the routes that he ran were full-speed. I’m glad we didn’t try to push him or overwork him because I thought we could set him back. Hopefully, over the next five-six weeks, he’ll just be getting better and better."

Sum Of Their Parts: Why The Redskins Receivers Could Surprise This Year | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
The Redskins went against the grain in building their receiving corps, as they are without a true number 1 WR, and might not even have a top tier number 2 receiver. And this is despite re-signing Santana Moss and drafting Leonard Hankerson in the 3rd round last year, and paying big money to Pierre Garcon and Josh Morgan this season. Instead the Redskins have four receivers all capable of being 2nd tier receivers. It is a strategy that goes against traditional NFL thinking in today’s passing age, which places a premium on difference making wideouts

Elfin: Competition Is Swirling At The Safety Position " CBS DC
The Redskins weakest link on defense in 2012 was at the safety position, but with six guys competing for two starting positions, Raheem Morris and Jim Haslett will likely find 2 guys with more to prove than all the rest and solve a problem that was bigger than all the rest.

Redskins say general admission season tickets for 2012 are sold out - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
Offer to wait-list members for obstructed-view or standing-room seats says all general admission season seats for RGIII’s rookie campaign are gone.

The Redskins Blog | The Skinny On Niles Paul Gaining Weight
"Me and RGIII – I call him Robert, I don’t call him RGIII, I call him Robert — me and Robert talked about running summer track, and every year we were in the same age group, and he ran AAU hurdles and I ran USA, and his times were always faster than mine," Paul said. "He’s a blazer, though."

Shanahan Rewards Players With Practice Off
This nine-week offseason workout program was the first of its kind under Shanahan in Washington. After his arrival in 2010, the staff worked to implement the playbook for much of the offseason. Last year, the lockout canceled organized team workouts.

Is this why RG3 hasn't signed? - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
One of the more frequently asked questions around here concerns the contract of Robert Griffin III. Specifically, folks want to know what the holdup is in getting it signed.

Raheem, trash talker supreme
New Redskins secondary coach Raheem Morris is a pretty good coach and a world-class trash talker.

Mark May the latest ex-Redskin to join concussion lawsuits - Washington Times
Mark May, the former Washington Redskins offensive tackle who was a founding member of "The Hogs," has joined the concussion lawsuits against the NFL.

Redskins' Tim Hightower eager to get back in flow after knee injury ended '11 season - Washington Times
In 2008, the Redskins finished as the NFL's eighth-ranked rushing attack. Clinton Portis ended the season with 1,487 rushing yards, good for fourth in the league. Things haven't been the same since.

Moss performing like a receiver 'possessed'
With every passing practice and every Shanahan positive comment, the 33-year-old receiver's roster spot appears safer by the day.

Mark May the latest ex-Redskin to join concussion lawsuits - Washington Times
Mark May, the former Washington Redskins offensive tackle who was a founding member of "The Hogs," has joined the concussion lawsuits against the NFL.

Minnifield shines in Minicamp
With all of the buzz and attention on Robert Griffin III and for good reason, the Washington Redskins defense and for that matter -- just about eve...

In Washington, 'The Franchise' is fitting in - NFC East Blog - ESPN
ASHBURN, Va. -- They put Robert Griffin III's locker next to London Fletcher's in the Washington Redskins' locker room, and this did not surprise Flet

Slimmer Santana, and other Redskins notes - NFC East Blog - ESPN
ASHBURN, Va. -- Santana Moss is no fool. When free agency opened and the Washington Redskins signed two wide receivers (and nearly a third) in the fi

Rookie QB Robert Griffin III has wowed Redskins - NFL -
"This is the longest year of your life . for rookies, coming straight out of college, going right into combine training, pro days, minicamps, OTAs," Griffin said. "It just keeps going. I'm not going to be sad or mad about it. I have a blessed life and I'm going to go out and make sure I continue to lead that blessed life."

London Fletcher loves being a Redskin - NFC East Blog - ESPN
ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher is one of the players to whom I like to make a point of talking when I go out to these