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Daily Slop: Bruce Allen Says Redskins Won’t Change Name; Richmond Training Center Construction Begins

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Doug Williams - Skin Deep (Video) - Hail to the Redskins
Doug Williams redefined the quarterback position by overcoming racial stereotypes and adversity. This is his story, Hail to the Redskins!

Bruce Allen says Redskins won’t change name |
"There’s nothing that we feel is offensive and we’re proud of our history," Allen said at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Redskins’ training camp in Richmond on Thursday. "To suggest that players and coaches and fans are thinking any other way doesn’t make sense…It’s ludicrous to think that we’re trying to upset anyone."

Offseason Questions: Will the Redskins re-sign Kory Lichtensteiger?
“I hope I’m here still,” Lichtensteiger said the day after the Redskins’ playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks. “I honestly do hope that. I don’t want to leave this system. I don’t want to leave these coaches and I don’t want to leave my teammates. I think the best-case scenario for me is if I get a new deal here. But at the same time, you’ve got to explore all the options. So I’ll just see what happens and see who wants to talk to me.”

What, exactly, is the hurry with RG III? - NFC East Blog - ESPN
He's a tough kid, a hyper-motivated kid and a determined kid, and all of that is admirable. But the responsible adults around him need to have learned their lessons from what happened early last month in that game. And the most important lesson of all is to be unbelievably careful here. Whether Griffin can play in Week 1 of 2013 should not be the Redskins' primary concern. They need to be thinking about all of the Week 1s to come.

Bruce Allen: RG3 progressing well |
"He has such a great commitment and positive attitude," Allen said at the groundbreaking ceremony in Richmond for Redskins training camp. "He has remained positive. He knows he’s going to be bigger and better than ever."

Redskins notes: Cap battle, Davis update; new turf? |
"We’ve looked at that. We missed an opportunity last year. We had a window between the seventh [home game] and the 10th game to re-sod it. … Once the schedule comes out our people are ready to commit to a schedule so we have some new sod at the end of the year. We think that will address the playing field in December and hopefully in January." Allen said they will not install Field Turf.

Richmond Training Center Construction Begins
Leaders from the City of Richmond, Bon Secours Virginia Health System and the Washington Redskins, amongst others, will break ground on the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center located at the Leigh Street (Science Museum) site on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones, Bon Secours Virginia Health System CEO Peter Bernard and Washington Redskins Executive Vice President/General Manager Bruce Allen, amongst other Richmond-based partners, are expected to attend.

DeAngelo Hall plays basketball with General Assembly members

Ask Adam: Should Redskins Go After Ed Reed or Darrelle Revis? | 4th & Pain with Adam Carriker and Chuck Carroll
Another week wrapped up, so that can only mean one thing; it's time for Adam Carriker to answer the questions our listeners have been tweeting our way.

Redskins to continue fighting salary cap penalty - Washington Times
The Redskins continue to consider ways to fight the penalty that reduces their 2013 salary cap by $18 million, general manager Bruce Allen said Thursday. Allen, however, would not specify what actions the team is considering. "We’re going to address more of that later," he said. "I’m not trying to hide behind anything. But we’re still having some conversations, and we’ll see where that goes. "I think the penalty was wrong, and it was unfair. We will deal with that."

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.

Need to Know: RG3 drives the news - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Friday, February 15, 25 days before the start of NFL free agency. RG3 a driver of news Even when RG3 isn’t making news, he’s driving the news. At one point on Thursday morning, three of the five most recent stories on the top of our corporate cousins’ Pro Football Talk site were tangentially related to the Redskins’ QB and the offense that he is helping to popularize. And this was before...

Ranking the 2013 Free Agents: Offensive Tackles

To tag or not to tag: Kenny Phillips - NFC East Blog - ESPN
So, I get this email this morning from Paul Kuharsky, who's got the Colts and Titans looking for help at safety and was working on this column about how the market could dry up quickly because the franchise-tag number for safeties is going to be so low. Something like $6.8 million, lower than any position but tight end and kicker/punter. Paul wanted to know what I thought the chances were of the New York Giants using their franchise player designation on safety Kenny Phillips.

What becomes of Nick Foles in Philly? - NFC East Blog - ESPN

Trading Foles at this point could be a huge mistake, unless you were getting back, say, a high second-round pick. I would guess there will be teams asking; plenty of people in the NFL understand that Super Bowls tend to be won with a quarterback's arm and head, not with his feet.

Offseason team needs: Cowboys defense – Blogging the bEast