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Daily Slop: Is Josh LeRibeus Ready for a Larger Role? Which 2012 Draft Picks can Help the Redskins Through the cap Crunch?

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Redskins email report: Minnifield update; cap mess |
"I didn’t want to fall behind in the defense," he said. "I kept up to date with what they were putting in and doing. I didn’t forget or have to re-learn anything. It’s better than it would have been if I had stayed home or rehabbed elsewhere. It was a good situation to sit back and watch and see how things work out in the NFL. I consider it a blessing.

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The Case Against DeAngelo Hall
DeAngelo gives up a 30 yard 1st down to Dez, and gets flagged for a facemask, even after he was beaten. Cowboys kick a FG, Cowboys win. DeAngelo’s response was to blame Haz’s defensive playcalling, blame the ref for throwing the flag

Offseason questions: Is Josh LeRibeus ready for a larger role?
The Redskins need to get production out of LeRibeus. They didn’t spend a third-round pick for him to be a backup. But is he ready to take that next step, or does he need more seasoning?

Redskins To Balance Need Vs. Best Available
With the roster overhaul under head coach Mike Shanahan, the Redskins have finally put themselves in a position to balance need vs. the best player available.

Redskins' offensive line thoughts - NFC East Blog - ESPN
Lichtensteiger has said he would like to return to Washington. But the problem is the Redskins have a total of 19 players with expiring deals, they have needs in their secondary and they are roughly $4 million over the salary cap because of the $18 million NFL penalty they must absorb this year ($36 million total over two years).

Need to Know: Cap bombshell a dud or still ticking? - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

So, what’s going on? Nobody really knows anything except that the Redskins are one of the few teams in the league who started out over the salary cap (they’re about $3 million over) who have made no moves to get under the cap. No veterans have been released and there are no reports of any contract restructures to lower 2013 cap numbers. The clock keeps moving towards the Tuesday, March 12 deadline to get under cap and the Redskins are still waiting to make any moves.

Which 2012 draft picks can help the Redskins through the cap crunch? | CSN Washington
The Redskins have drafted 21 players in the past two years and 19 of them are still with the organization. With the possibility of some roster cuts and some free agents leaving it is time to examine the draft picks and see who might be ready to step up and start and who might be ready for an increased role.

Redskins should employ a full-court press - The Washington Post
COLUMN | Suing the NFL over its unfair punishment might not help, but it sure wouldn’t hurt much.

Cowboys redo 5 contracts, save cap space - Washington Times

The Dallas Cowboys have reworked the contracts of five starters, including DeMarcus Ware, Jason Witten and Miles Austin, to save salary cap space.

N.F.L.’s Franchise Tag Isn’t Only Used on Top Players -

Last year, several N.F.L. teams used the franchise tag on players who fell well short of the franchise quarterback standard. And with a new formula, the salaries have dipped.

Female kicker set for NFL regional combine tryout - Washington Times
"I realize that I may not make an NFL team this year," Silberman told "But for me, I’m expecting to have fun, to meet really interesting people and hopefully perfect my technique from the other tremendous kickers that will be in attendance."

NFL salary cap set at $123 million per team
That is higher than the original estimate of about $121 million per team. The higher figure helps teams such as the Redskins, who will have to make moves to get under the cap unless they are successful in overturning the $18 million salary cap penalty they are scheduled to absorb this year.

31 Reasons why NFL teams hate the Patriots -
The Redskins were on the receiving end of one of Bill Belichick’s classic "I don’t care that we’re up by 80 points, let’s go for it on fourth down" games during the Patriots run to perfection in 2007. With the Patriots already leading 38-0 in the third quarter, on a fourth-and-1 at the Redskins 7-yard line, Belichick opted to have Brady run for the first instead of mercy-kicking a field goal. The Patriots continued to run up the score en route to a 52-7 stomping, the Redskins worst loss since 1961.

Richard Sherman Calls Darrelle Revis "Irrelevant"
How would you feel if Darrelle Revis ends up with San Francisco? "It'd be fun either way. There's always a rivalry there. I still wouldn't get to play against him directly, so it really wouldn't matter to me. I'm sure our receivers would have a little fun with him. I don't mind either way. He's really irrelevant in my mind."