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CAMPBELL: Redskins' 2013 draft sees needs filled without the urgency - Washington Times
Mike Shanahan didn't need to play it safe. He could swing for the fence, and he did. That freedom comes with returning 21 of 22 starters from last season's 10-win division champion.

Need to Know: The NFL calendar gets going - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Rookie minicamp starts this Friday. The Redskins draft picks, undrafted free agents, and any first-year players who spent the bulk of the previous season on the inactive list, injured reserve, or the practice squad will be there. Also participating will be a number of tryout players who hope to be offered a free agency contract at the end of the minicamp.

Thoughts and observations: Jordan Reed |
It’s hard to imagine Jordan Reed is a future replacement for Fred Davis if he leaves via free agency. That is, not if the Redskins want someone who can block and catch. Davis has developed as a blocker, but his size and strength were never the issue. Technique and desire were. The Redskins stretch zone scheme demands that the tight ends do a good job blocking, often from a three-point stance. That will be difficult for Reed, not just this year but for a few years. That’s not a knock, it’s just not his strength. But Reed should be a good complementary target in the pass game, giving them what they likely wanted from Niles Paul last season.

Redskins Draft Recap & Reaction | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
Reaction and thoughts of Redskins 2013 NFL Draft.

Best Reactions During the 2013 NFL Draft - Fanspeak's NFL Draft Blog | Fanspeak's NFL Draft Blog
The 2013 NFL Draft is behind us, but there were some of the memorable reactions & images to college players being drafted into the NFL that are worth being

Trent Williams No. 99: NFL Top 100 Players of 2013 (Video)
The NFL annually does a 'Top Players' list each year as voted on by the players. Trent Williams was listed at number 99.on this years list.

RG3 Does Jumping Jacks at Draft Day (Video)
RG3 was at the Redskins Draft day event at FedEx Field on Saturday and gave the crowd a quick show and some proof that he is doing well

In his last 19 drafts as head coach of the Broncos and Redskins, Mike Shanahan coached teams have now selected 20 running backs. The list: – Blogging the bEast

Tim Tebow Not Signing with Washington Redskins; Crazy To Think He Would " CBS DC
It seems silly to even have to say, but if you think for one second Tim Tebow is going to join the Washington Redskins in any capacity, you're out of your mind.

Phillip Thomas: ‘I feel like I’m going to be the steal of the draft

VIDEO: Redskins CB E.J. Biggers threw out the first pitch at Sunday's Bowie Baysox game - Washington Times
He appeared to promote the charity softball game between a team of NFL players and the Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball team on Sat., June 1 at Prince George's Stadium.

The Composite Redskins 2013 Draft Grade Is Not That Great | Mr. Irrelevant, a D.C. Sports Blog by the Brothers Mottram
Of seven major sports sites that handed out NFL Draft report cards, the Skins pulled in about a 2.4 GPA, or a high C average. Not great, but at least RGIII was hype.

Mel Kiper Jr.'s draft grades: NFC East - NFC East Blog - ESPN
Mel Kiper Jr.'s draft grades are in. Let's take a look at his assessments of the NFC East's teams. Philadelphia Eagles: B+ Mel gives the Eagles a B

The Importance of Planning for the Undrafted Free Agent - Over the Cap
Today is the day the undrafted players start to be picked up. Lets look at the importance of planning that should go into helping the UDFA find a home in the NFL