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Daily Slop: Meriweather Remains on Schedule for Training Camp Return; David Amerson Film Review

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Talking David Amerson with DB coach Mike Reed |
Mike Reed recruited Redskins second-round pick David Amerson to North Carolina State, then coached him the next three years. He saw Amerson intercept 13 passes two years ago and get burned more than he’d like this past fall. Reed, now the Clemson defensive backs coach, obviously likes his former player.

Thoughts and observations: Phillip Thomas |
Taking a look at the Redskins fourth-round pick Phillip Thomas after watching a number of his games and highlights, thanks in part to the videos posted on Draft Breakdown. Keep in mind this is based off a TV feed so it’s difficult to fully gauge all that a safety does, but it still reveals a lot and Thomas played a lot in the box.

Redskins’ Bacarri Rambo’s name was once Goo Fudge
"When people see the name ‘Rambo’ on the back of my jersey, they expect me to be a hard-nosed killer with a scarf around my head and paint under my eyes," he told the AP in 2010. "If I was playing in the secondary and named Fudge, everybody would say I was soft. I went from being soft to being hard."

Can the Redskins Keep Four Tight Ends? |

A look at why the Redskins should keep four tight ends this year, and what position will get cut for them to do so.

Word around Washington: Reactions to the Redskins’ draft
So I don’t know how long it takes for draft talk to go stale, but since we’ve got a few more days before rookie camp begins on Friday, what say we kick around what’s being said about Washington’s rookie pickups?

Brandon Meriweather remains on schedule for training camp return
Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather said that his recovery from surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament continues to progress positively and that he is on schedule to return to action by the start of training camp.

Washington Redskins: Looking Forward to the Work | SportsJourney:
The 2013 NFL Draft is over. Offseason strength and conditioning activities have begun all over the National Football League. In training facilities everywhere, bodies are aching and professional football players — while never really out of shape — are beginning to get back into the physical form they’ll need in order to compete for jobs and subsequently help their teams win. Having won the NFC East Championship in 2012, the Washington Redskins are looking forward to the hard work required to do it all over again and more.

Need to Know: Penn State QB McGloin in for tryout - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, May 1, 2 days before the start of rookie minicamp. McGloin’s a scrapper At first, former Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin would only say that the had an invitation to try out at and NFL camp but he wouldn’t say which one: For members of the media who are asking me what rookie camp I will be in, please contact my agent for that information.

Patience Pays Off In Secondary Search
After losing patience with short-term answers at safety, the Redskins selected three defensive backs that can shake up the secondary for success in 2013.

David Amerson film review: Part I – Blogging the bEast

David Amerson film review: Part II – Blogging the bEast

David Amerson film review: Part III – Blogging the bEast

2013 NFC East Opponent Breakdown: The Quarterbacks
Matt Barkley’s arm strength was the most talked about aspect of his game this past draft season, with the majority of those voices negative. In my opinion, Barkley has what it takes to throw the ball the distance (ask Oregon, Utah or Arizona State about his 70+ yard bombs in ‘12). He has the proper mechanics to throw a proper arc deep down the field, and led receivers well on long throws.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | 2013 NFL Draft Report Card Report
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