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Franchise tag breakdown by team | Audibles -

Indian Tribe Offers to Pay for Redskins Name Change, But Not in Washington " CBS DC
The Oneida Indians (New York) say they would help buy replacement school sports jerseys if the Cooperstown Redskins change their nickname.

Redskins quiet with deadline 3 weeks away | CSN Washington
But they really don’t have to do anything before 4 p.m. on March 12. That is the deadline for being under the cap. It look like they are still waiting for some sort of Hail Mary appeal to their $18 million cap penalty to come through. There is no point in releasing players they want or restructuring deals to push money into future years that they would rather have charged this year if the penalty is somehow reversed.

Need to Know: Mayock targets Cyprien for Redskins - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
But if Cyprien is gone, the Redskins might not want to reach for the next-best safety at that point in the draft. “After those three [Kenny Vaccaro of Texas, Matt Elam of Florida, and Cyprien], there is a little bit of a drop off, and it depends on what kind of player you like. [Eric] Reid, Zeke Motta, Phillip Thomas, J.J. Wilcox – they're all kind of third‑round picks.”

PFF: Ranking the 2013 Free Agents: Punters

NFL to use new aptitude test for players at scouting combine
It’s intended to look at things like motivation, psychological attributes, processing and applying information quickly, learning styles and what you might call ‘football smarts.’ "

Mike Mayock's Pre Combine Conference Call Gives Quite A Bit of Insight - FanSpeak's NFL Draft Blog | FanSpeak's NFL Draft Blog's draft analyst Mike Mayock hosted a 2.5 hour conference call where he touched on a wide range of topics including depth of positions, particular team

NFL thinking about turning Combine into a longer process | ProFootballTalk
In the next few days, the NFL will begin descending on Indianapolis, and the miracle of offseason programming known as the Combine will fill TV screens again.

On the Cowboys' switch to a 4-3 - NFC East Blog - ESPN
I still think the economics of the thing have to be considered, though. The Cowboys are projected to be well over the salary cap right now, and re-signing Anthony Spencer seems unlikely. They could be switching to a 4-3 because that makes the most economic sense. Spencer would play defensive end in a 4-3, but if he doesn't come back, they could play Hatcher out there and find a defensive tackle to pair with Ratliff, or they could play Hatcher inside and find a 4-3 end.

Random notes from around the NFCE: LeSean McCoy was almost a Cowboy, Vick’s actual cap hit in 2013, and Charles Woodson’s fit in the NFCE – Blogging the bEast

Mike Mayock calls Honey Badger “intriguing”; says Redskins should consider several CBs |
“My gut tells me he’s a better player than an athlete,” Mayock said. “He’s small and doesn’t run well but teams will look at him as a nickel back and a kick returner. I don’t think he’ll run better than a 4.5 or 4.55 [at the combine]. If he does that will help him. Most teams that I’ve talked to have him more in the fourth round because they don’t think he’s big and won’t run fast and he’s had off-field issues. That could change with a good time. He’s an intriguing guy.”

Defensive Draft Should Be on the Way for New York Giants
Tom Coughlin can’t be happy with a Giants defense that ranked 25th in defended the run especially with the Washington Redskins and Robert Griffin III set to be running rampant in the NFC East for years to come.

Combine Preview: Inside linebackers | CSN Washington

Manti Te'o ready for NFL combine - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
BRADENTON, Fla. -- Former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o will be the center of attention when the NFL scouting combine opens later this week a

Darrelle Revis deserves answer from Jets - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
(on the Jets not informing him about the trade rumors) "I was speechless; I tweeted it out I was speechless," Revis told the NFL Network. "I was speechless because I didn't get a phone call. I know it's a business, just call me, don't have it lingering out there. I need answers and I'm not getting any."