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Daily Slop: Robert Griffin III a No-Show as Rookies Report to Redskins Park; Is the Defense Poised For Elite Status?


Offseason Breakdown: Washington Redskins | Audibles
Redskins fans want a winner, and with RGIII, they have the makings of one. But they may have to settle for a more competitive team in 2012 before a playoff push in 2013.

Redskins positional review: offensive line |
Projected starters: LT Trent Williams, LG Kory Lichtensteiger, C Will Montgomery, RG Chris Chester, RT Jammal Brown.

Robert Griffin III a no-show as rookies report to Redskins Park - The Insider - The Washington Post
Unsigned quarterback Robert Griffin III is not on hand when other rookies report for workouts prior to next week’s opening of training camp.

Chris Cooley must stay healthy to stay with Redskins -
Chris Cooley's knee was a lingering problem for him last season. Brian McIntyre writes that if Cooley can't stay healthy, the former Pro Bowl tight end could lose his roster spot in D.C.

Josh LeRibeus enjoying ‘no school’ aspect of the NFL - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
The Redskins draft pick also shares his thoughts on Waco and his "welcome to the Redskins" moment.

Elfin: DC Sports Hall Of Fame Greatly Lacking Inductees " CBS DC
The Redskins’ contingent is somehow minus Bobby Beathard, the general manager who assembled the franchise’s first two Super Bowl winners, All-Pro tackle Turk Edwards and two-time championship coach Ray Flaherty, who have been immortalized in Canton since 1969 and 1976, respectively.

Antwaan Randle El retires, will join preseason Redskins broadcast team - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
Former Skins receiver and returner, who still lives in the D.C. area, will work the sidelines for the team’s preseason TV broadcasts.

Kevin Durant And LeBron Talk Redskins, RGIII |
Because of his elevated celebrity status since the NBA finals, Durant has become one of the most famous Redskins fans in society. Surprisingly he hasn't met Robert Griffin III yet. "I'm sure I will run into him somewhere here in D.C. But he should know I'm supporting the Redskins -- I'm always supporting them -- and hopefully he has a great season."

Redskins positional review: offensive line |
Projected starters: LT Trent Williams, LG Kory Lichtensteiger, C Will Montgomery, RG Chris Chester, RT Jammal Brown.

No long-term contract for Fred Davis - The Insider - The Washington Post
Tight end will play this season under the one-year franchise tag at a salary of about $5.5 million.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | 1991 DVOA Ratings and Commentary
Washington may have been the most well-rounded team in NFL history. We now have DVOA ratings for 645 teams, and in that whole group, the 1991 Redskins rank 17th in offense, 16th in defense, and 13th in special teams. They rank fifth all-time in pass offense and 11th in pass defense. They aren't ranked as highly on run offense and run defense, but were still among the top ten teams of 1991 in both ratings. The Redskins were the best defense and the third-best offense in the second half with the score within a touchdown, which helps make them the first team to ever hit 16.0 Estimated Wins.

Is Defense Poised For Elite Status?
"From the first year to the second year, we brought in a few free agents that started and a couple draft choices that really helped our football team. We did the same thing this year," he said. "Hopefully, it will be the type of defense that gives you a chance to win a championship."

Camp Battles: Tight Ends | Hog Blogs
Redskins’ fans have had many worries in the past, but one of them has not been the tight end position. Chris Cooley has been the guy, period. Last season that

Redskins a top-tier O-line?
According to the number crunchers at Football Outsiders, the Redskins had one of the better offensive lines in the NFL last year.

Bullet points: What's the holdup with LeRibeus?
Why is third-round guard Josh LeRibeus unsigned as the Redskins rookies report to training camp? Also, how much is RG3 missing, recalling a great Cousins moment, and the youth movement.

Report: Offset language remains holdup in RG3 deal - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

With rookies schedule to report to camp on Monday, the Redskins’ top pick in the draft and their most important player remains unsigned. According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the holdup on a deal for Robert Griffin III is the same as it has been for quite some time now—offset language. In case you’ve one of those fully sane individuals who has been spending your summer focusing on other things besides NFL player contract minutia, here’s a quick...

Training camp questions countdown: Free safety - Washington Times

Counting down the most important personnel questions facing the Redskins during training camp and the preseason.

Ray Rice, Matt Forte sign new long term contracts - The Insider - The Washington Post

The long-term deals will keep the star running backs off the free agent market for years.

NFL and widows of former players reach deal on pension money - The Insider - The Washington Post

In the CBA, the two sides agreed to create a $630 million pool of money called a "legacy fund" to increase the pensions of 4,700 players who left the game before 1993. But left out of the agreement were the widows whose husbands were vested prior to ’93 but died before last August, a group that included the wives of Pro Football Hall of Famers Johnny Unitas and John Mackey.

Dez Bryant of Dallas Cowboys arrested on domestic violence charge - ESPN Dallas

Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant was arrested Monday on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge, DeSoto (Texas) police confirmed.