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Redskins minicamp June 12: Notes and observations |
…The Redskins signed receiver Donte Stallworth, as expected after a good two-day showing by the veteran wideout. The question is, can Stallworth make the final roster? It depends on how many receivers they keep, but the first four appear set: Pierre Garcon, Josh Morgan, Leonard Hankerson and Santana Moss. Aldrick Robinson’s speed, and the couple big plays he made last season, make him the leader at the fifth receiver spot. But Stallworth would provide insurance if one of the starters got hurt. The only drawback is that he does not play special teams. So it could be that, even if he makes the roster, he’d be inactive until a health issue arises.

Redskins minicamp: Observations from Wednesday’s practice
LeRibeus appears to be sidelined moreso because of conditioning reasons than injury at this point. LeRibeus admitted earlier this offseason he had gained quite a bit of weight. He suffered a hamstring injury. Shanahan said it led to a groin injury, and that his advice to LeRibeus was to make sure he was absolutely healthy, and in the best shape possible before returning to action. LeRibeus has done quite a bit of running during these offseason practices, but still appears to have some pounds to lose. Shanahan said, "He’s just got to get back into football shape." The coach also said, "I hope he’s full speed ahead once we get to Richmond and has a chance to compete for a starting job."

Kyle Shanahan's In Game Adjustments, Key to Redskins Success |

A great breakdown on how Kyle Shanahan tweaked his offense to exploit weaknesses in his opponents.

The Redskins Blog | Baker Tells The Tale Of ‘Swaggy’ Birth

The Redskins Blog | Bringing To Light Fletcher’s Draft Omission

Recap and Thoughts on the Redskins Roster Moves |

A look at what the signings and cuts could mean for the Redskins in 2013.

Redskins waive DE Worthington and TE Peterson, add WR Henderson, K Potter
The Washington Redskins have given defensive end Doug Worthington and tight end DeAngelo Peterson the waived-injured designation, the team confirmed. They also announced that they have signed former New Orleans Saint Devery Henderson, making him the second wide receiver signed by the team on Wednesday. Earlier, they signed Donte Stallworth.

Washington Redskins make eight-year-old’s dream come true | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
I feel blessed that he chose me to be the guy he came out to practice with and hung out with," Griffin said. "I don’t have any kids, but a lot of the coaches do and they say that when you have a kid, you get more sensitive to things that happen with little children. It’s sad to see what he’s gone through, but I’m glad that we could make his day on this day."

Roger Goodell: "The Name is a Unifying Force That Stands for Strength, Courage, Pride and Respect"
NFL commish Roger Goodell recently responded to a letter sent to him by members of Congress urging him to persuade the Redskins to change their name

Kyle Shanahan: Read-option safe for Robert Griffin III - ESPN
"The zone-read is something I feel, in the long run, helps the quarterback," Shanahan said. "The quarterback's only going to run if there's no one there to hit him. If there is someone there to hit him, he's going to hand it off. I think the zone-read stuff is the least of where he got hit. The three injuries were pass plays. They weren't zone-read plays."

Washington Redskins: Robert Griffin Has a Life Outside of Football?? | SportsJourney
He’s got a lot of nerve. That is for sure. Who said that Washington Redskins’ quarterback, Robert Griffin, III, could have a life outside of professional football? So he’s only 23 years old. So he’s got a fiancé. That doesn't mean he can do anything that doesn't involve X’s and O’s.

Need to Know: Meriweather a key in 2013 - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Brandon Meriweather was generating some genuine excitement when he finally got on the field last year after a series of knee injuries had kept him out through the first nine games of the season. Against the Eagles in Week 11 he was all over the field as he intercepted a pass, batted down another one,...

Wednesday practice report: Amerson good and bad - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Give David Amerson credit for tracking the ball and then making a well-timed move to pick off a Rex Grossman pass. But it was just a terrible pass by Rex, no idea what he was thinking. —The rookie makes a good play then he makes a bad one. A few plays after that Amerson lined up tight on Josh Morgan, who was split out wide left. He tried to jam the receiver but only got a small piece of him. Morgan took off on a deep crossing pattern with Amerson trailing him. Cousins hit him with a nice pass and the rookie had been burned.

Longevity on Alfred Morris' mind as Redskins bruiser prepares for second season - Washington Times
The limited shelf life of top-flight running backs was worth remembering as minicamp wrapped up Wednesday afternoon. This job wears out bodies. At 24 years old, Morris is rapidly approaching middle age for an NFL running back.

Kevin Matthews eager for fresh start in Redskins camp - Washington Times
"You always have to have the mindset that you’re going to make the team," Matthews said. "I wouldn’t continue to try to play if I didn’t think I had an opportunity to come and help out the team, so obviously I feel like I have a 100 percent chance," said Matthews.

Alfred Morris on offensive rap music: ‘It’s a lot of nonsense’

Carriker misses entire offseason program | Comcast SportsNet Washington
"It’s been a slow process," Shanahan said. "He’s been here all the time working out. There was setback with it. We’ll find out in time but I can’t tell you right now."

Niles Paul ready to be a 'true tight end' | Comcast SportsNet Washington
"The emphasis this year is to be stronger, be more focused, get used to playing tight end," Paul said Tuesday after Redskins minicamp. "I feel like last year I was more of an athlete playing tight end. This year I’m more of a true tight end."

3 Big Standouts at Redskins Minicamp | 4th & Pain
On today's 4th & Pain: Brian Orakpo, Niles Paul and Donte Stallworth have been standouts at Redskins minicamp according to defensive end Adam Carriker.

Eagles left tackle Jason Peters charged with drag racing, resisting a police officer in Louisiana | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
The Philadelphia Eagles wrapped up their offseason program last week. Less than a week later, offensive tackle Jason Peters has shown up in the police blotter, arrested on Wednesday morning in Monroe, Louisiana on charges of drag racing and resisting …