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Daily Slop: RGIII Expected to Begin On-Field Running Next Week; What Does DeAngelo Hall’s Return Mean for the Secondary?

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DeAngelo Hall will return to the Redskins |

Washington has talked to free agent corner Antoine Winfield. Hall’s return doesn’t necessarily mean Winfield would not sign with the Redskins. But the difficult part for Washington will be freeing up enough cap space to make it happen. The only way to do that would be to either release another player, restructure a contract — which the Redskins do not like to do — or have another player take a pay cut.

What does DeAngelo Hall’s return mean for the secondary?
Hall is a better fit in Washington than he would have been anywhere else, and he didn’t want to leave. For Washington, paying him about a quarter of what they were on the hook for is a shrewd move, and yet they could bypass corner in the draft and still have competition on the roster for the starting spots and nickel. Not bad.

Griffin expected to begin on-field running next week
Robert Griffin Jr. on Monday, however, revealed exactly how far along his son was in his recovery. "He’s been running in the pool, and some on the treadmill," he told The Post. "But they’re just about ready to take it out on the field."

Redskins set at linebacker—for now | CSN Washington
For the 2013 season, the Redskins appear to be set at linebacker. Brian Orakpo should be back from the torn pectoral muscle he suffered in the second game of last year. London Fletcher is having some surgical work done and he plans on being back for his 16th NFL season. Perry Riley and Ryan Kerrigan both played nearly every snap of every game last year and should be in for the same this year. Top outside linebacker reserve Rob Jackson will be back after serving a four-game suspension to start the season.

Need to Know: Redskins are NFL retention leaders - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
An outfit called did the legwork. They looked at how many players who started eight or more games in 2012 are signed with the same team. The Redskins have the most with 21 (missing only free safety Madieu Williams, chart was compiled before DeAngelo Hall was re-signed last night). The Patriots, Packers, and 49ers kept 19 of their starters while five teams kept 18.

RG III and the 'Madden NFL 25' cover vote - NFC East Blog - ESPN
I do not know why I have been so late to this particular party, but the "Madden NFL 25" cover vote is taking place on this very website, and you can go here and cast your vote for the football player you think should be on this year's cover. It's down to the final 16 -- eight current players and eight from the past -- and the only current one from our division is, unsurprisingly, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.

Redskins' Roster Review: Running Backs

Redskins’ running backs currently under contract for next season: Morris, Royster, Helu Jr., Tristan Davis and Keiland Williams. Redskins fullbacks currently under contract for next season: Darrel Young, Dorson Boyce, Eric Kettani.

Jack Pardee dies at 76: Friendly Texan cut wide path through world of football | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports

The NFL Network has garnered good reviews for "A Football Life," its biographical series on the titans of the game and the journeys they've led since starring on the gridiron. But with all due respect to the production, they've so …

Redskins remember Jack Pardee fondly

"In his time both on the field and on the sideline, Jack Pardee will forever be a part of the Washington Redskins’ legacy," Redskins owner Daniel Snyder said in a written statement released by the team. "He will be remembered not just as a linebacker for the 1972 NFC Champions, nor as just the coach for our franchise.

What the Giants have to replace at RB - NFC East Blog - ESPN
The reason is that replacing Bradshaw won't be easy. Pro Football Focus gave him an overall rating of 14.2 for the year, which ranked him fifth among all running backs in the league -- behind only Adrian Peterson, C.J. Spiller, Alfred Morris and Marshawn Lynch. He rated a pedestrian 3.7 as a runner, but as a blocker Bradshaw's 6.2 rating was easily the best in the league. (Morris was second at 3.8.) Bradshaw was also PFF's ninth-ranked running back in the passing game.

Q. and A. With Michigan's Denard Robinson -

After a stellar career as a quarterback at Michigan, Denard Robinson hopes to make his mark in the N.F.L. as a multidimensional player after a nerve injury to his throwing arm last October.

Reported vs Effective Cap Space - Over the Cap

We often hear about how much cap space a team has but sometimes fail to see the context as to how much the team really can spend. We try to break that down

49ers lead NFL April Fool’s Day goofiness with the ‘Jim Harbaugh Collection’ | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports

Well, you knew it was coming. Every April 1, a whole lot of people who consider themselves Original Pranksters take this April Fool's Day opportunity to get all hilarious. The NFL is not exempt from such shenanigans ...