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Daily Slop: Orakpo Expects RG3 to be at Camp on Time; Why Jarvis Jenkins Could be the Key for the Defense’s Success


Live from Tahoe: Former Redskins QB Mark Rypien thinks fan pressure will only help RG3 -
Rypien just wants this year’s team to follow in the footsteps of his team. "They’re gonna have to uphold a standard that was very high when I played. It was high," Rypien said. "Anything other than going deep into the playoffs was unacceptable. That’s the standard they need to get back to. These younger players need to feel that. Once they feel that and become engulfed in that, you actually rise to the occasion and good things often happen. If they can get back to that and allow that to happen, they’ll have success."

Redskins positional review: wide receivers |
Projected starters: Pierre Garcon, Santana Moss Key reserves: Leonard Hankerson, Josh Morgan, Anthony Armstrong, Aldrick Robinson, Terrence Austin, Brandon Banks.

The Redskins Blog | LeRibeus Talks No School, Seafood
"I can go an entire day, from six in the morning to six at night as long as it’s football, lifting, working out, running on the field — you know, learning, watching film. What I can’t do from six to six is having to study there in the middle, you know, just class. I can do football all day long."

Bullet points: Is Cooley good to go?
Bullet points: Chris Cooley's knee will get tested next week as the pads go on and training camp starts. Also, nothing new on RG3 and Kerrigan tries his hand at TV.

Why Jarvis Jenkins Could be the Key for the Defense’s Success? | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
Given a tougher schedule this year , the Redskins will need their defense to step up their game this year and become a complete unit. Like last year the Redskins linebackers are unquestionably the strength of the defense, while the secondary is the weakest point. The defensive line lays somewhere inbetween, and while improvement from Stephen Bowen and Barry Cofield, the key to the line and whether or not it becomes an undeniable strength of Redskins could very well be 2011 2nd round pick Jarvis Jenkins, who missed all of last season with an injury.

Robert Griffin III, Josh LeRibeus Remain Holdouts At Washington Redskins Rookie Camp " CBS DC
Robert Griffin III remains unsigned as the Washington Redskins open the second day of their five-day rookie camp.

The Junks are joined by former Redskin running back, Stephen Davis
The Sports Junkies airing on 106.7 The Fan in Washington, DC weekdays 5-10 AM.

The Redskins Blog | Ryan Kerrigan: The Next Ron Burgundy?
But if it’s hilarity from the TV studio that you crave, look no further than Redskins’ outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan’s scheduled performance tomorrow on Geico Comcast SportsNet Central. Kerrigan — who can, and commonly does, recite almost every line from the original Anchorman — is scheduled to be the show’s guest anchor alongside Chick Hernandez at 6 p.m. (EST).

Dexter Manley is latest Redskin to sue NFL over concussions - The Insider - The Washington Post
Defensive end’s lawsuit is latest of approximately 100 to be filed over the issue of long-term damage

‘Offset’ language could be holding up deals for Robert Griffin III, other top picks - The Insider - The Washington Post
Contract language protects teams financially if players are released sometime during their initial four-year contracts.

The Redskins Blog | Hulkster: Carriker Has Future In Wrestling
When Hulk Hogan speaks, you listen — which is an easy command for Redskins’ defensive lineman Adam Carriker. Carriker is a huge wrestling fan — I mean, this dude lives and breathes that stuff — and I’m sure he was honored recently when the Hulkster himself told the Nebraska product that he had a future in wrestling.

Matt Barkley believes he would have been taken before RG3 | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
Again, Barkley had a great season, and this is nothing against him, but it's hard to see that happening. Not only did Griffin show the kind of athleticism rarely seen on a football field, but he also displayed an absolutely sick combination of accuracy, efficiency and arm strength. In 2011, Griffin put together a great little statistical twosome for the Baylor Bears: he led the nation in yards per attempt with 10.7, and completed 72.4 percent of his passes. NFL teams treasure such a combination above just about everything else. We put RG3 at the top of this year's Shutdown 50, and I don't think there's any doubt that had Andrew Luck not been so amazingly prepared for the NFL, Griffin could well have been the first overall pick. Griffin just does things on a different level.

Orakpo will be 'full-go' at camp
Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo said he expects to be "full-go" once training camp begins after having shoulder surgery in January.

Cousins Primed For First Training Camp
Taken after Robert Griffin III in the 2012 NFL Draft, Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins has been given a rare opportunity to develop and compete with another freshman quarterback. "I think it's neat to go through this rookie experience with another quarterback," Cousins told Larry Michael on Redskins Nation. "There aren't really many quarterbacks in the NFL, who as rookies have another rookie alongside them to share the experiences with."

NFC East is big, big business - NFC East Blog - ESPN
Three NFC East teams rank among the most valuable sports franchises in the world, according to Forbes Magazine's annual survey. The Dallas Cowboys are in a tie with Major League Baseball's New York Yankees for No. 3 on the list, with an estimated value of $1.85 billion. The Washington Redskins rank right behind them in fifth place at $1.56 billion, and the Super Bowl champion New York Giants rank ninth at $1.3 billion:

Training Camp Preview: Defensive Line
CURRENT STATE OF THE UNIT: With an average age of 27 years, 3 months, the Redskins' four-man rotation featuring Barry Cofield, Adam Carriker, Stephen Bowen and Jarvis Jenkins has many productive seasons ahead. Last season was Cofield's first as a 3-4 nose tackle. Despite learning on the job, he led all NFL nose tackles with nine passes batted at the line of scrimmage.

Orakpo expects RG3 to be at camp on time
Count Brian Orakpo among those who would like to see Robert Griffin III get to work at Redskins Park sooner rather than later.

A tight race in the NFC East? - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

Will the NFC East be a lot tighter than most observers think this year? The number crunchers at Football Outsiders think that it will be. The put out their 2012 Football Outsiders Almanac earlier this month and among the many interesting nuggets contained in the book (PDF version available now, I’m waiting for the Kindle version) is a projection of the NFC East wins.

Who has the Better Tight End Duo; Dallas Cowboys or Washington Redskins? | Cowboys Vs. Redskins

Both the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins boast tight end duos that they believe can be difference makers in 2012. Much-like our pass rush comparison; Dallas clearly has the best tight end of the two teams whereas the Burgundy and Gold may have a better balance in their duo.

July 18, 1997: Gargantuan DT Refuses to Report to Camp | Redskin Historian
On July 18, 1997, the Redskins opened training camp without a gargantuan member of their defense, talented 6-5, 320-pound tackle Sean Gilbert. He and the Redskins were in a bitter contract dispute. The Redskins were offering $4 million per season, while Gilbert at one point wanted $5 million. Gilbert’s agent said his client’s demand was based on a "revelation from God." No deal was reached, the Redskins designated Gilbert as their "franchise" player, preventing him from signing elsewhere, and he sat out the `97 season.

Over 60 Pro Football HOF members expected for 2012 class - ESPN

Among those expected to be on hand are Joe Greene, Lynn Swann, Len Dawson, John Madden, Gayle Sayers and Deion Sanders. As many as 80 Hall of Famers often make the trip to Canton for the inductions. This year, six former players will join the hall: running back Curtis Martin, defensive back Jack Butler, center Dermontti Dawson, tackle Willie Roaf, defensive end Chris Doleman and defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy.