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Daily Slop: Santana Moss has High Hopes for Redskins in 2013; What Would you Like to see Happen With Brian Orakpo’s Contract Status?

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Redskins LB Brian Orakpo optimistic about recovery |
Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo isn’t worried about his future in Washington; nor is he concerned about his pectoral muscle. And the pec could be tied to any extended stay in Washington. Orakpo, who missed the final 15 games last season after tearing his left pec, said he’s 100 percent and should be ready to participate in the organized team activities that start May 20. He also said he’s feeling much different recovering from this injury than he did a year ago while coming back from a similar issue.

The Redskins Blog | Doughty’s Passion To Help Continues

Early Offseason Roster Prediction: Offense |

An early look at what players should make the Redskins final Roster on offense.

Tackle Xavier Nixon believes he fits perfectly into Redskins’ system
"Regardless if I would have went first pick or not picked at all, the situation I’m in, I’ve got to stay hungry," Nixon said on Sunday. "I’m going to stay true to myself. I know where I came from and I know the people and I know what I’m working for. I’m always gonna stay hungry."

What would you like to see happen with Brian Orakpo’s contract status?

Why an Orakpo extension should wait | Comcast SportsNet Washington
If Orakpo posts 13 sacks in 2013—certainly within the realm of possibility especially if the Redskins’ offense remains effective—he will have as many career sacks as Matthews did after playing four seasons. Although one could argue that he wouldn’t quite warrant what Matthews makes due to the year missed due to the injury, he certainly would command a contract in excess of $10 million per year.

Need to Know: Rototworld ranks Redskins seventh - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Silva is particularly impressed by the potential for Pierre Garçon to have a breakout season. He notes that Garçon plays the X receiver spot, a position manned by Andre Johnson under Kyle Shanahan in Houston and by Brandon Marshall, Rod Smith, and Javon Walker under Mike Shanahan when he coached the Broncos. All of those receivers had 100-catch and/or 1000-yard seasons in the Shanahan offense.

Washington Redskins 2013: Redemption Is Coming (Video) -

Brian Orakpo Leukemia Golf Classic has special meaning for Redskins players
"It especially means a lot this year because one of the kids that we sponsor passed away last Tuesday," said Orakpo, who met and spent time with the boy when Kelly was a patient hero for 2011′s event. "I want to dedicate this year specially for him."

Center Kevin Matthews signs with Redskins | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Redskin Off-Season Should Lead to Promising Run
The measured approach taken by Bruce Allen and Mike Shanahan this off-season should eliminate any lingering concerns held by fans that the Redskins are not heading in the right direction. Coming off a magical 7-game winning streak to capture their first NFC East title in over a decade, the conventional wisdom seemed to be that the Redskins spend all of their available resources to tighten up the secondary for 2013.

Santana Moss has high hopes for Skins in '13 | Comcast SportsNet Washington
Moss added: "Last year was our first chance feeling like we can really live that moment. But we fell short in the first playoff game. With that in mind, we have that taste in our mouth now. We can take something from that and learn and know how to attack that moment next time around. The only way we can experience that moment is by experiencing what we experienced last year, so hopefully we can build on that."

Is offense more important than defense? | Comcast SportsNet Washington
The post is not the easiest read as one might expect from an article carrying the tag "Statgeekery". But the bottom line is that the quality of a team’s offense is more responsible for the points it scores in a game than is the quality of the opponent’s defense. Offense is responsible for 60 percent of the points scored while defense is responsible for 40 percent.

Explaining the Minimum Salary Benefit - Over the Cap
Explaining the NFL's minimum Salary Benefit rules and just how many teams are using it this season

Underwood to sing 'Sunday Night Football' theme - Washington Times
Carrie Underwood will take over the theme song for "Sunday Night Football," with NBC sticking to the formula of a female country music star for its intro.

Offensive and Defensive Area the Redskins Need to Improve the Most |

Taking a look at the offensive and defensive area the Redskins need to improve the most to defend their NFC East Title.

REMINDER: Peter King Was Worse Than Everyone At Predicting The Draft | Kissing Suzy Kolber
Fancy chart highlighting the winners (Mayock, Walter Football) and the losers (Peter King, Charley Casserly).