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Daily Slop : Now The Browns Say RGIII Is ‘Too Small’; Can the Redskins Run Defense Improve in 2012?


Gov. Bob McDonnell says the Redskins are Virginia’s team - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
With his statement, the Governor attempted to claim the Redskins in the name of the Commonwealth.

Can the Redskins Run Defense Improve in 2012? | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
Last year the Redskins run defense ranked 18th in the league in attempts, yards, and yards per attempt, while ranking tied for 23rd in touchdowns allowed. If the Redskins are to get back to contention, they have to improve in this area. When giving up 100 or more yards last season the Redskins were 1-8, when giving up less than 100 yards they were 4-3, showing just how important it is to stop the run.

OTA preview: Will a receiver step up?
The Redskins wrap up their OTA's today still in search of solid depth at the wide receiver position.

Now The Browns Say RGIII Is ‘Too Small’ | Kissing Suzy Kolber
Even though the Browns extended the Rams roughly the same trade package as the Redskins in an effort to move up to the no. 2 spot in the draft, and Mike Holmgren later went off on one of his patented bitchfests after Cleveland wasn’t granted the opportunity to one-up Washington, the Browns organization is now going with the line that the team never really wanted RGIII. Not only because they wouldn’t know how to use him, but because of obvious concerns that worried them all along.

The Redskins Blog | Cousins: ‘I’m Getting To Live My Dream’
"A lot of new people," Cousins said. "When I went to college, you meet all kinds of new peers, you say goodbye to your high school friends; you say hello to new coaches, new teammates, new surroundings, and that’s certainly the experience here in Washington. I don’t see my old college buddies like I used to every day for the past five years, but I’m making new friends here on the team."

Announcement: Redskins to camp in Richmond, stay in Ashburn - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that the Washington Redskins will retain its corporate headquarters in the Commonwealth and will continue its investment to expand and improve the training facility in Loudoun County. In addition, the Redskins will begin working with the City of Richmond to identify a suitable training camp site to hold summer practice in Richmond, starting in 2013.

Why Richmond? - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
After holding training camp at their facility in Ashburn, Virginia for 10 of the past 12 years, the Redskins are taking their act on the road.

Redskins worst to first: Fantasy or reality? - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

The Redskins Blog | Doughty To Toss Pitch For Kidney Disease
"While (Micah’s kidney disease) was not preventable, for so many people right here in the nation’s capital, it is," Doughty told the Sports Reporters. "We’re just trying to go out there and create awareness. The Kidney Foundation is really phenomenal organization that provides early detection screening patient services, education, organ donation – all those types of things."

Custom RGIII cars - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
RGIII license plates are so last month. Now, Redskins fans are attacking the actual bodies of their cars.

Reed Doughty Interview
Skins DB Reed Doughty joins the Fix to talk about how the defense will be next year, and also his thoughts on RG3

Jenkins' comeback looks strong for Redskins | Washington Examiner
Redskins defensive end Jarvis Jenkins obviously wanted to play last season. But the fact that he tore his right ACL so early helped him -- at least when it came to working out. Jenkins didn't have to spend the entire offseason rehabbing his knee.

Redskins still last in home-grown starts - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
In fact, in 2011 no NFL team had fewer games started by its own draft picks than the Redskins. Of a total of 352 starts (22 starters times 16 games), draft picks made 121 of them. In contrast, 266 of the Panthers’ starts were by their own draftees as were 264 of the Steelers’ and 257 of the 49ers’.

NFC East roundup: The 'beaten down' Cowboys D
Rob Ryan says Cowboys defense was "beaten down"; Osi no longer a Giant distraction

NFC East live video mailbag - NFC East Blog - ESPN
Got a question about the Cowboys, Giants, Eagles or Redskins? Want to ask it right to my face?

NFL head trauma lawsuits may provide fuel to those questioning safety of game - The Washington Post
"One of the worst things that can happen to the NFL is if they beat these cases in court," said Von DuBose, one of the plaintiff attorneys. "From a legal standpoint and monetary standpoint, that’s good for them. But the public perception is going to be the that the NFL escaped on a technicality and they’re unwilling to do anything to help these guys long-term.

NFL refs association: no strike contemplated - NFL -
"The NFLRA has never threatened to strike," Arnold said. "After repeated references by the NFL during negotiations regarding its plans to obtain replacement officials, the NFLRA briefed its members at its annual meeting on April 21, 2012. No strike vote was taken at the meeting.