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Daily Slop: Shanahan Explains his Requirements for a one-RB Approach; Leonard Hankerson Returns With Confidence


Redskins Practice Report (July 28) | Washington Examiner
Left guard Kory Lichtensteiger and running back Tim Hightower both had the afternoon off, a scheduled rest thanks to their ACL surgeries in the fall. Josh LeRibeus replaced Lichtensteiger with the starting unit and was OK. He does not look overmatched at all, though there was one time in which end Stephen Bowen got into his chest on one play in 11-on-11 work.

Barry Cofield wants more in second season with Redskins - The Insider
Last season’s addition of nose tackle Barry Cofield to the Washington Redskins’ defense was a significant factor in the unit’s jump from 31st in the NFL in 2010 to 13th in 2011.

Need to Know: Don't look for Wallace or free agent RT - Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know to crank up the new week: Wallace is not coming to the Redskins Yesterday my Twitter timeline was peppered with inquiries about a "rumor" that Mike Wallace was going to be traded from the Steelers to the Redskins. Let me repeat what I said then: There is no "rumor", "talk" or even "buzz" of a possible trade of Wallace to Washington. There is only "something made up out of thin air".

The Redskins Blog | Inside The Park: The Pads Come On
There’s always a of anticipation going into the first days with pads on. Guys are anxious to lay that first hit and hear that all-too-familiar "crack" that truly signifies that football season is officially here. It was another productive day for us on the field. It was a very physical practice as well. Once the shoulder pads come on, you’ve got no choice but to be physical.

What do the Redskins do about their Right Tackle position? Part 1 Internal Options | Fanspeak
With the seriousness of Jammal Brown's latest hip injury still unknown, some questions about what the Redskins do at right tackle this season are coming into the forefront of the concerns facing the Redskins this season. Brown who was injured during the conditioning test the day players reported last week, has been put on the PUP list, and will undergo an MRI on Tuesday to determine the seriousness of his injury.

Random Redskins Thoughts ESPN980
I take so many notes and tweet so many items and observations while at Redskins practices, that it almost feels anti-climactic to write a blog summary...

Washington Redskins Training Camp Day 3 Afternoon: Shanahan, Banks, LeRibeus, Kirkland " CBS DC
The highlight of the afternoon practice, which was the most fan attended practice so far, was when rookie Samuel Kirkland (Kent State) made a one-handed catch with his left hand while going to the ground down the right sideline. Also, Brandon Banks had a nice diving catch as well. Listen here to what Mike Shanahan, Brandon Banks, Josh LeRibeus & Samuel Kirkland had to say following their third practice of training camp.

Josh Morgan: Washington Redskins Memories Growing Up 3 Blocks From RFK, Funny Plans For Ticket Requests " CBS DC
Josh Morgan had a lifelong dream fulfilled in March when he signed with the Washington Redskins.

New Washington Redskins receiver Dezmon Briscoe says issues resolved - ESPN
Briscoe said Saturday his domestic issues have been resolved, although he did not go into details. "I always want to be around my team, but the situation I had back at the house, I felt was more important," Briscoe said. "I made the mandatory (workouts). I missed a couple of voluntaries. It's tough, especially coming off the season I did have. I felt I had good security, but things happen."

RG3 Report: July 28 |
Mike Shanahan knows Robert Griffin III doesn’t need to be a finished product after three days of training camp. So when he’s asked for his assessment of his performance thus far, he sums it up in one word. "Good," Shanahan said.

Alexander making smooth transition to inside linebacker - The Insider - The Washington Post
Training camp just wouldn’t be the same if Lorenzo Alexander wasn’t learning a new position, and as the Redskins have gotten back to work this week, he continues his transition to inside linebacker.

Leonard Hankerson returns with confidence - The Insider - The Washington Post
After an offseason that featured a setback in rehab and surgery in February, Leonard Hankerson finally has returned, and is competing for a key role in Washington’s offense.

DeAngelo Hall hopes fresh perspective helps him capi­tal­ize - The Insider - The Washington Post
After tying his career high with six interceptions in 2010, Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall fell short of his lofty goals in 2011.

Brian Orakpo's new moves - NFC East Blog - ESPN
Brian Orakpo has not been a disappointment for the Washington Redskins. A first-round pick in 2009, Orakpo has been one of the best and most reliable players on the Redskins' defense for three years.

Neil Rackers of Redskins: 'It's real football' in NFC East -
Neil Rackers is the latest kicker to put his million-dollar foot in his mouth. The new Washington Redskin and ex-Houston Texan recently explained what makes the NFC East different.

Hightower puts injury behind him
Tim Hightower is excited to be playing football again after last season's injury.

Does Fletcher like the move to Richmond?
Redskins’ linebacker London Fletcher likes the idea of moving training camp from Ashburn, Va. to Richmond, Va. because it will help build camaraderie within the team.

A 'Super' prediction by Helu? - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Roy Helu Jr. thinks that the Redskins are going to the Super Bowl and he said so last week. Along with Evan Royster and Tim Hightower, Helu is in the competition to be the Redskins’ starting running back. Each of them has noticeable strengths and flaws and it’s anyone’s guess as to who will be the starter on Sept. 9 when the Redskins open their season in New Orleans.

Goff goes off with injured knee
An MRI will be needed to discover the extent of the injury to linebacker Jonathan Goff's knee, which the reinjured druing practice. Plus Lichtensteiger gets a day off.

Jammal Brown's 2012 cap hit is $4.55 million
If the Redskins plan on releasing Jammal Brown before the season they will save some money now but will pay later.

Redskins' Kerrigan: 'He teaches you how to be a man' - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

Before watching the video, take a quick guess on who Kerrigan is talking about in the comments below!

Redskins offensive line hopes camaraderie trumps adversity - Washington Times

Trent Williams and Maurice Hurt were the last two Washington Redskins off the indoor practice field Saturday afternoon. While most of their teammates headed to lunch, and a few stragglers spoke to reporters, Williams tutored Hurt about squaring his shoulders to pass-rushing defenders and absorbing contact in the chest.

Redskins’ Barry Cofield says stats can be even better - Washington Times

Barry Cofield wasn't satisfied. With coaches around the NFL telling Washington Redskins assistants he could be one of the best nose tackles in the business, Cofield offered a less flattering evaluation.

Washington Redskins: RG3's Modesty Is Refreshing

The 2011 Heisman Trophy winner and Washington Redskins rookie quarterback shows a lot of class with his recent comments.

Shanahan explains his requirements for a one-RB approach - Washington Times

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan describes the type of running back that would make him stray from his committee approach.

Rex Grossman battles for backup QB spot, works with starter Robert Griffin III - The Washington Post

Rex Grossman, last year’s starting QB, helps Robert Griffin III learn the game and works to secure a spot behind him.

Trent Williams, Fred Davis try to get back on righteous path - The Washington Post

OPINION | Trent Williams and Fred Davis have something to prove after suspensions took them off field for final four games.

Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, others talk about NFL training camps, 2012 NFL season - Peter King - Monday Morning QB

I'll get to the upstart Cardinals, the recharged Chargers, Drew Brees tsk-tsk-ing the commissioner, what Peyton Manning hates and the third-round pick who leads all rookies in charisma. I know what you want. You want football. You want to see what I've seen. Five quickies from my first five camps: