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Daily Slop: Pre-Shanny Redskins Becoming Scarce; Skins Might be Able to Fill Needs Without a First-Round Pick

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RG3 way ahead of schedule, his doctor says |
Dr. James Andrews told the NFL Network Friday at the scouting combine in Indianapolis that Griffin is "way ahead of schedule." But when Griffin will be 100 percent? Andrews wasn’t about to go there. Instead, he preached admiration for Griffin and caution for his return.

Why the Redskins Should Consider Stockpiling Picks | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
A look at the depth of the 2013 NFL Draft and why the Redskins should look into trading back to stockpile up on talent.

The Redskins Blog | Join Paul In The Fight Against Obesity
Redskins wide receiver Niles Paul is helping support the Body by Vi Challenge and is calling for others to join him. The Body by Vi Challenge is a 90 day weight loss challenge, that helps participants set a weight loss goal and then gives them an interactive timeline to track their progress.

Will Redskins’ final appeal of salary cap reduction be ‘informal’?
The league, with the consent of the NFL Players Association, reduced the Redskins’ salary cap last year by $36 million over two years for the way the team structured players’ contracts during the 2010 season, when there was no salary cap. The league ruled that the Redskins and Dallas Cowboys violated no salary cap rules but improperly attempted to gain a competitive advantage. The Cowboys’ salary cap was reduced by $10 million over two years.

Oscar winner wears RGIII socks with his tux

Redskins might be able to fill needs without a first-round pick - The Washington Post
The Redskins have no choice, but this might not be the worst NFL draft to not have a first-round pick.

Need to Know: Packers going back to school to stop option, RG3 - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
"Five hundred seventy-nine, that’s a number that will stick in our focus as a defense throughout the offseason. We’re studying the read option, the teams that are doing it in the NFL," McCarthy said. "We’re even going to the college ranks, we’ll have a couple college coaches come in, spend some time with our staff.

Need to Know: Pre-Shanny Redskins becoming scarce - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

The futures of some of the other five pre-Shanahan Redskins are less than rock solid. London Fletcher has still not said if he will return for a 16th NFL season. The Redskins’ salary cap issues could force the Redskins to part ways with Santana Moss and Reed Doughty. So that leaves just two players who were in Washington for the Jim Zorn era, Brian Orakpo and Will Montgomery, who are certain to be on the roster when the season starts.

Tyrann Mathieu, Former L.S.U. Star, Is Hoping for a Fresh Start -
Tyrann Mathieu, a Heisman Trophy finalist who was later thrown out of Louisiana State, set out to impress the N.F.L. at the scouting combine.

Jerry Jones: Give me credit as the team-builder when the Cowboys win the Super Bowl | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports

"I pretty much go with what I did the night I bought the team," Jones said last week from the scouting combine in Indianapolis, looking very comfy in his $2 million team bus. "I said I was going to be the GM. … It would be a facade if someone else was sitting in my shoes and someone thought they were spending the money. It would be deception. … I would grant you the decisions that have been made over the years have not produced a Super Bowl, two Super Bowls or three Super Bowls that I would like to have been a part of. And the only thing I am going to do there is keep trying and then make sure I get the credit when we do get that one. Y’all are going to give it to me, aren’t you?"

Eight in the Box: Biggest cap casualty - NFC East Blog - ESPN

Welcome to Eight in the Box, an NFL Nation feature that will appear each Friday during the offseason. This week’s topic: Who will be each team&r

Eagles under Chip Kelly present mysterious challenge - Washington Times

"It’s what do we feel, on this level, that we can run?" Kelly said when asked about the offense he plans to run in Philadelphia. "What’s going to fit? When you start to put a playbook together, there’s always more [rather] than less. But then I think any good coach will always tailor his playbook to his personnel."

Right tackle — a Redskins need — tends to be an undervalued position - Washington Times
"Bouncing around like that from position to position slowed my development a little bit, and at times during my career I didn’t progress as fast as I would have liked," Painter said at the NFL scouting combine Thursday. "But it definitely made me the player that I am today, and I wouldn’t really change it.