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Daily Slop: Hankerson Needs the Practice but Redskins Being Cautious; Shanahan Expects Perfect OTA Attendance


Return of Jenkins, Carriker, Golston gives Redskins deep defensive line - The Insider - The Washington Post
Jarvis Jenkins’ return and this offseason’s re-signings of Adam Carriker and Kedric Golston give the Redskins a deep defensive line rotation.

The Redskins Blog | Chances Of A Quick Turnaround In 2012
In 2008, the New Orleans Saints finished 8-8 and last in the NFC South. The next season, however, the Saints earned five more wins in the regular season and won the Super Bowl. Could the Redskins see a similar improvement in 2012?

Hankerson needs the practice but Redskins being cautious - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
That is the dilemma that the team faces with Hankerson. There are just six practices left in the offseason program, three OTA’s this week and next week’s three-day minicamp. He desperately needs the work, especially since the NFL lockout wiped out the offseason prior to his rookie year.

Robert Griffin III on Cousins: It's not a competition -
The Redskins selected a pair of quarterbacks during the 2012 draft in Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins, but make no mistake about it -- RG3 says he is the starter and Cousins is, well, a backup.

HomerMcFanboy " fred davis has something to prove
I know it’s early, but what have you seen from Griffin so far? "I mean, the things that they say are all true," he said. "He’s made some incredible passes over the last few weeks that definitely stand out to me, and everything else — the running and his speed — that’s a given with him. His passing and understanding of the game, you can already see how much he’s studying and working. And you see him in the film room too. He’s working hard to get better every day."

Could Morris surprise?
Rich Tandler thinks rookie running back Alfred Morris will turn some heads, plus other thoughts on the Redskins.

Can the Redskins force more turnovers in 2012? | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
Last season we all know that giving up turnovers was one of the Redskins biggest weaknesses, but what people fail to remember is that creating turnovers was nearly as big of an issue. The Redskins finished 23rd in the league with just 21 turnovers, and it is an area that needs to improve in, if they want to be a contender.

Mike Shanahan and Brian Billick team up to coach kids with down's syndrome

Washington Redskins: Kirk Cousins Drawing On Past Experience At Michigan St. To Help In NFL " CBS DC
Not surprisingly, Kirk Cousins became the first Washington Redskins rookie quarterback to sign his contract last week. The fourth-round pick out of Michigan State beat Robert Griffin III in getting his first NFL deal done on Thursday.

The Redskins Blog | Cool Day For Erik Cook’s No. 1 Fan
It’s not every day you get to meet your favorite player’s roommate — who also happens to be a professional football player. But Saturday’s Washington Redskins 80th Anniversary Thank You Tour stop in Virginia Beach allowed 15-year-old Tessa Altman to do just that.

The Redskins Blog | 2011 Season ‘Humbling’ for Darrion Scott
Darrion Scott had been a professional football player for five years prior to the 2011 season, but he said it wasn’t until late last year that he really learned how to be a pro. Released by the Washington Redskins during Week 10, Scott, a defensive end, found himself without a team for the first time in his career.

Shanahan Expects Perfect OTA Attendance
"We’ve got 100 percent attendance, and we got a lot of people working hard, going in the same direction," he said. "That’s what you look for in the OTA days." "I like the competition we have," Shanahan said. "We’ve added some free agents. We’ve added some draft choices. With the draft choices and free agents we had from a year ago, I like the makeup of our football team.

Position series: Redskins wide receivers - NFC East Blog - ESPN
Keep an eye on: Hankerson. He was starting to look good last year before a hip injury ended his season, and the Redskins' coaches believe he has the ability to develop into the true No. 1 game-breaker they have lacked.

Monday Mailbag : Hankerson Progress/RG3′s Contract - Hail to the Redskins

Starting this week we are going to be starting this section which will be dedicated to answering the top 5 questions that are submitted via our Facebook page which can be accessed by clicking HERE.

Griffin III Using Mobility To Aid Aerial Attack

"You’ve got to account for that speed," Shanahan said. "We can do some things – if it’s running the option, running the counter option--doing things that are not going to be the staple of your offense--that really dictate what defenses can do and can’t do." He continued: "A lot of quarterbacks are just considered runners. Robert has proven that he can drop back and throw with anybody in the National Football League. He has that type of arm strength. Everything else is a progression."

Random thoughts, predictions & assumptions for the 2012 Redskins | Ball Hogs Radio

Disclaimer: the post your about to read has no assigned order, direction and fluidity to it. It is just a bunch of random, honest, thoughts I have on where the Skins currently stand. as the team is in the midst of our 2nd OTA.

Should the Redskins consider trading for Bucs' Talib? - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

The rumor mill is starting to churn with talk of the Redskins trading for Aqib Talib, the talented but troubled Bucs cornerback. The chatter seems to have originated with a report in the website Buccaneers 101. I have no idea if reports from there should be considered reliable or not. However, some local chatter indicates that this story may have some legs to it and a pre-draft story in the Pewter Report, a Bucs site that does have a reputation...

Moss: I've got to 'bring them something new' - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

Santana Moss knows that he can't keep doing what he was doing and survive with the Washington Redskins. The Redskins' top two free agent acquisitions were receivers Peirre Garçon and Josh Morgan and they drafted three receivers, including Leonard Hankerson, in 2011. That is as clear a a sign as any that Mike Shanahan was not happy with the corps of wide receivers he inherited. The main man in that old group is Moss.

Is yoga enough to cure Brown's hip problems? - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

Rich Campbell’s article on Jammal Brown last week contained an interesting revelation. His chronic hip problems have been caused in part by the way his feet point when he walks. Brown’s toes point outward and this creates some strain on his hips when he moves.

Trent in, Torrence out of Redskins cornerback mix

Starters: DeAngelo Hall, Josh Wilson Reserves: Cedric Griffin, Leigh Torrence Fighting for a job: Kevin Barnes, Brandyn Thompson, Richard Crawford, Chase Minnifield

Jarvis Jenkins eager to get healthy, help Redskins -

Redskins defensive lineman Jarvis Jenkins missed his rookie season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Now he's angling to get healthy and, at last, help out.

Barnes hopes to prove his value with versatility - Washington Times

Kevin Barnes enters the final year of his contract hoping to create some staying power with his versatility. The Redskins’ third-round pick in 2009 has not emerged as a frontline cornerback to this point, so coaches are continuing this offseason to use him some at safety.

RGIII will make beignets for his offensive line - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post

Redskins do-everything quarterback also knows how to make the delicious dessert pastries, because he can do everything.

NFL Referees Are Officially Locked Out

The NFL's contract with the referees' union expired on May 31st, and last-minute talks between the sides broke down. Rather than rush back to the bargaining table, the league has announced it will start hiring and training replacement officials—and that's the biggest bargaining chip of all, of course.