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Daily Slop: Cap Penalty a Dead Issue?; Can LB Brian Orakpo Stay Healthy and Have an Impact?

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Could the Redskins find a future FS at CB? Mel Kiper says yes |
If the Redskins can’t find a safety they like in free agency or even in the college ranks, they can turn to another position to fill this need: corner. A handful of players each year make the transition from corner to safety. There will be several more who could do the same in 2013, according to ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper. David Amerson, N.C. State: Russ Lande talked about him in my email report last week and Amerson was the first name Kiper mentioned when asked about this topic. It’ll be interesting to see what he runs in the 40-yard dash at the scouting combine – the knock on him is that he’ll be too slow to play corner in the NFL. In the games I saw him play, Amerson often lined up eight or nine yards off his man; he could not get away with that in the NFL.

Offseason questions: Can LB Brian Orakpo stay healthy and have an impact?

Now, as he enters his fifth season, Orakpo is looking to get back on track and try yet again to establish himself as one of the most dominant pass-rushers in the league.

What went wrong/How to fix it: Third down defense | CSN Washington

Opponents routinely extended drives, converting 44.2-percent (95 of 215) of their third downs. It often resulted in tired Redskins’ defenders late in games and, of course, fewer opportunities for Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris on offense.

In Depth: Why the Redskins need to sign Fred Davis | CSN Washington

Redskins tight end Fred Davis will be an unrestricted free agent on March 12. He was designated the team’s franchise player in 2012, a move that guaranteed him a salary of $5.4 million.

Need to Know: Cap penalty a dead issue? - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

Florio thinks that the Redskins’ only options could be to threaten a lawsuit and hope that the league will be concerned enough about the potential damage a suit could do and give in to the Redskins’ request to restore their cap dollars.

Washington Redskins 2014 Cap Situation | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog

A look at where the Redskins stand in relation to the 2014 salary cap.

Report: 'Skins might offer multiyear deal to Fred Davis -
The Washington Redskins slapped the franchise tag on tight end Fred Davis last offseason, but might opt for an incentive-laden, multiyear pact this time around.

Biggest concern for Washington Redskins - NFL Videos

Robert Griffin III's health isn't the only concern for the Washington Redskins this offseason. Heath Evans joins "NFL Total Access" to talk about what else the Redskins should be concerned with.

Video: Should Dallas Cowboys extend Tony Romo's deal? - ESPN

Tim Hasselbeck and Tedy Bruschi discuss whether the Cowboys should give Tony Romo a contract extension.

What should Giants do at linebacker? - NFC East Blog - ESPN

At the risk of burning a valuable Wednesday breakfast link (and nobody likes burned breakfast links), I refer you this Tuesday afternoon to Ohm's late

Junkies: How Does Super Bowl Saturday Sound? " CBS DC

The NFL is reportedly putting together a contingency plan, should a snowstorm or any sort of cold weather system move into East Rutherford, New Jersey in time to disrupt the NFL’s biggest game of the year in 2014. This roundtable discussion by the Junks lays out all the possibilities and ponders what would be the preferred day for the game to be moved to.