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Daily Slop: LaCanfora Expects Redskins to Sign Orakpo Long-Term; Cousins Living with 80-Year Old Grandmom While Training in Chicago

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Kirk Cousins wants to prove himself as offseason starter | ProFootballTalk
"Now, in terms of my presence in the locker room and that kind of a thing, I’ll probably try to be a little more vocal so that I don’t come across to my teammates as somebody who’s afraid of that role or not comfortable in that role," Cousins said. "It’ll be an interesting balance to have to walk because obviously I don’t want to step on anybody’s toes, but I also need to be ready if called upon. . . .

Redskins cut backup cornerback D.J. Johnson
The Redskins have cut backup cornerback D.J. Johnson, ending his second brief stint with the team in the last two seasons.

Kirk Cousins determined to be a more vocal leader as Redskins' No. 1 QB this offseason - Washington Times
"I’ve already moved in to Chicago, actually living with my 80-year old grandmother," Cousins said with a laugh. "Training in Chicago with a guy I have a great deal of respect for there, and obviously here in New Orleans this weekend, then headed back to Chicago for the most part. I’m going back and forth between home town in Michigan (Holland, Mich.) and then training in Chicago. I’m staying busy, probably busier than I’d like to be right now."

Washington Redskins 2012 Defense: Team Ranks Near the Bottom in NFL Stats | Bleacher Report
The 'Skins pass defense ranked 30th in the NFL (281.9 yards per game) and 31st overall in touchdowns allowed (31). The defense finished last in the NFL in third-down conversions allowed—an alarming 44.2 percent. Those were the low points on defense.

Washington Redskins Salary Cap for 2013 | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
A breakdown of the Washington Redskins salary cap for the 2013 season.

La Canfora: Skins Likely to Lock Up Orakpo Long-Term " CBS DC
"I think Lorenzo is back and I think they’ll make an attempt to keep Rob Jackson," Jason La Canfora told 106.7 The Fan’s Lavar and Dukes Wednesday. "He proved himself to be valuable. I think the big offseason thing will be Orakpo and I do think they’ll make every effort to get him signed long-term."

Jordan Black Eligible To Participate In Offseason Workouts - Redskins Journal
Black, 33, was mulling retirement before the Redskins signed him to a one-year contract in July. Players who are free agents will be eligible to sign new contracts when the league year opens on March 14.

Former Redskin Theismann to headline at Jamboree | |
Theismann will be the featured speaker at the Chesapeake Sports Club Jamboree on March 21. The event is at the Chesapeake Conference Center beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $90 each or $850 for a table of 10. The club will be handing out 12 $1,000 scholarships to area high school students

Bengals assistant Hue Jackson promoted | |
Jackson’s first NFL coaching job was as the running backs coach for the Redskins and he worked on the same staff with Lewis there in 2002.

Team-by-team available cap adjustments for 2013 | ProFootballTalk
Redskins: minus-$13.8 million ($4.27 million carryover).

The Redskins Blog | Pugh Awards Passionate Student-Athlete

Vincent Gray won’t say ‘Redskins’ in State of the District address

he said the team’s name "has become a lightning rod," and that "there needs to be a dispassionate discussion about this, and do the right thing,"

RGIII and Bryce Harper both make Jeopardy
Probably the easiest Jeopardy question in the history of Jeopardy.

Philadelphia Eagles won't release Michael Vick before Wednesday deadline, according to report - ESPN
The clause in Vick's contract allows Philadelphia to keep Vick on the roster until March 12 -- the start of free agency -- without having to pay the guaranteed salary, as long as another team picks him up or pays him more than $3 million. The Eagles could still trade Vick after March 12, or keep him on the roster.

New Orleans Saints plan to hire Rob Ryan as defensive coordinator, according to sources - ESPN

Film breakdown: The Giants are going to sorely miss Ahmad Bradshaw’s pass protection – Blogging the bEast

LaRon Landry laments lack of throws from Tebow | ProFootballTalk
"It got to the point where Tim’s going into the game, it’s going to be a power," Landry said Wednesday on ESPN. "I would have loved to see him throw the ball a little more."

Eagles can carry over up to $23 million in cap space | ProFootballTalk
As the Eagles embark on a new era for the first time since 1999, coach Chip Kelly and company have an edge when it comes to their cap situation. The Eagles may inflate their base cap number by up to $23 million in 2013.

Ladies, Jay Cutler's Marriage Proposal Will Have You Sopping Wet
Hilarious...this gives Ken's marriage proposal a run for its' money (ask him about it next time you see him at one of our events).