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Daily Slop: Brandon Banks Says he's 'Ready and Excited'; Are Mike Shanahan and Company Good at Getting the Most Out of the NFL Draft?


Washington Redskins, 2012 N.F.L. Season Preview -
The rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III gives fans hope, but it will take considerable time to strengthen the many areas of weakness in Washington.

Banks says he's 'ready and excited'
Brandon Banks has shown his value as a kick returner but he knows he has to contribute at wide receiver if he wants to make the team. He told us he is up for the challenge.

Elfin: The Promise Of Youth Vs. The Consistency Of A Veteran Kicks Off Perhaps The Greatest Position Battle " CBS DC
Mike Shanahan loves competition within the locker room. A litany of position battles will be the focus as Training Camp kicks off later this week, but one of the hotly contested positions getting overlooked features a head-to-head between young and old, as Washington attempts to sure up one of its biggest deficiencies from last season.

Are Mike Shanahan and Company Good at Getting the Most Out of the NFL Draft? | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
One of the best days for a Redskins fan since they last hoisted the Lombardi Trophy on Jan. 26th, 1992, was the day they fired Vinny Cerrato resigned and Bruce Allen became G.M. Though Allen has the title of G.M. it is Mike Shanahan that is fully in control of player personnel decisions, and it is he that should be ultimately judged for his decisions. Since the start of the Shanahan/Allen regime they have gotten a lot of credit for their drafting strategy, despite mixed results.

RGIII on the side of a Metro bus - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
Redskins quarterback joins Brian Orakpo, anonymous kid on the side of a WMATA bus.

With training camp at hand, Redskins prepare to sort through tight end options - The Washington Post
Chris Cooley, Fred Davis and Niles Paul all have something to prove as theycompete for playing time.

Washington Redskins’ CB Josh Wilson on RGIII – "He Can Launch the Ball" by Diane Chesebrough
Know this first and foremost: Redskins’ cornerback Josh Wilson has a unique way of getting his point across.

Rak on the refs lockout: 'Fans don't come to see referees' - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
If the NFL turns to replacement referees this fall, it’s possible Brian Orakpo will be affected more than most players on the Redskins’ roster. The league locked out 121 officials on June 3 when negotiations on a new labor contract broke down. The league has since begun the process of hiring replacement officials to work preseason games and, if necessary, regular season contests. "Obviously it’s a messed up situation that they can’t get something done," Orakpo...

Becoming a Redskin: Robert Griffin III's journey from Texas to Washington - The Washington Post
From Texas to Washington, from regional hero to national pitchman, from college student to multimillionaire, from the face of a small private university to that of one of the most valuable franchises in U.S. pro sports.

Film Sessions: Leonard Hankerson Goes Off Versus The Miami Dolphins (with Video)
For me, the 2011 season never really got to me the way I thought it would've. By the end of John Beck's hellacious tenure as the starting quarterback at the Redskins, I was just glad to have Rex Grossman back in the line up to give us half a chance.

Gearing up for Training Camp: A return to Redskin football and 'The Stadium.'
With TC set to open on Thursday, I figured it was about time I returned to the main section of this place we call 'home'. And back to my main sporting love of football after being absent from both for the past 2 or 3 months. With one thing and another to capture my summer interest (major European soccer tournament. Wimbledon tennis) and that little thing called 'life';

Lake Lewis and Washington Redskins Director of Player Development Phillip Daniels from Broadlands Sports Bar in Ashburn VA
Lake Lewis and Washington Redskins Director of Player Development Phillip Daniels from Broadlands Sports Bar in Ashburn VA You can post this

Trent Williams -- The 'Silverback' Gets a Silverback on His Back |

Washington Redskins offensive lineman Trent Williams is 6'5" and weighs 318 pounds, so just imagine how much ink was used to slap a gigantic tattoo on his…

Performance Gaines Video: Jay Glazer brings MMA to the NFL | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports

In this exclusive video shot at the new Performance Gaines facility in Los Angeles, Shutdown Corner catches up with Jay Glazer of The NFL on FOX as he shows NFL players the benefits of MMA training. First, Jay talks about …

Denver Broncos visit Colorado shooting victims in hospital - ESPN

A half dozen Denver Broncos visited with survivors of the Colorado theater shooting on Sunday to try to lift their spirits.

Tying up loose ends before heading out on my annual training camp tour - Peter King -
So we're off with the 16th season of Monday morning quarterback. Pro football is the sport that never sleeps, and I was fortunate on my vacation to have union czar DeMaurice Smith, Colts rookie tight end Coby Fleener, Washington GM Bruce Allen and inspirational Tampa Bay defensive tackle Eric LeGrand writing, allowing me to sleep peacefully every Sunday night -- boy, I already miss that -- knowing the column was in good hands.